As a session chair, it’s important to maintain schedule.
As shown in SPIE’s responsibilities of session chairs:
If you find a presenter has failed to attend:
- Note the no show on the Session Report form
- DO NOT move to the next paper. Attendees plan for the talks they want to hear based on the published schedule.
- Choose one of these options:
My question is how to determine if the presenter will attend? Maybe he will appear later.