There are three different channels of paper presentation, as follows:
- Institutional panels – These are panels organised by institutions such as research centres, institutes and faculties.
- Thematic panels – These are panels organised by convenors on selected themes. The convenor is responsible for deciding the theme and organising the presenters.
- Individual panels – These are panels consisting of individual paper presenters put together by the MSC12 Organising Committee.
Individual paper presenters may select one of the subthemes their papers fall under but the Organising Committee reserves the right to make the final decision as to which panel they will go into.
Note: As has been the practice in past MSCs, institutional panels will bear the institution’s name, to raise the profile of the institution. In return, the institution has to pay an institutional registration fee of RM1000.00. This does not include the registration fee for each individual paper presenter (see below).