Young Scientists Session (YSS)

Young Scientists Session (YSS)

The Young Scientists Session (YSS) is a unique and special occasion which the IDRiM conference provides every year to young scientists. The session comprises two parts:  an Oral Session and an Interactive Session. All young speakers give talks in both parts.

Typically, each speaker is given about five minutes for their presentation and two minutes for discussion in the Oral Session. It is followed by the Interactive/Poster Session of 50 minutes, in where he/she can have an intensive discussion with other participants, many of whom are senior researchers. Having this time for fruitful discussions in both Oral and Interactive sessions, young speakers will receive insightful feedback from senior researchers and other participants.

YSS participants are automatically eligible to take part in the Best Young Scientists Award competition. The Award Ceremony will be held during the conference. As a part of the prize, the top three will be invited to give a full-length virtual presentation at a later date, via Zoom.

Please note, the final format of this years’ session is still be debated by the conference organization committee, as is the first IDRiM conference utilizing a hybrid format.*

YSS participants are encouraged to submit full-length papers, which will be reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the IDRiM journal. Please note that papers submitted by September 1 will be eligible for the quick review process, and review results are sent back to authors within a month.

* Depending on the situations and restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference Organizing Committee can decide to switch this year’s IDRiM conference format from “hybrid (in-person & online)” to “fully virtual.” This decision will be announced on 1st of July 2022.

Please note:

If you would like to submit your paper, please submit your full paper to the IDRiM Journal, and send an e-mail to the IDRiM Secretariat ( informing your submission.

Qualification to be a Young Scientist is neither given by a physical age nor a position. Presenters of past YSSs were mainly graduate students, PhD candidates, researchers who received their PhD degree within the past 2-3 years, and researchers who made their debut in international academic discussion. If you are not sure if you can enter the YSS session, you can send an email to the IDRiM Secretariat (see email above).