International Society of Philology
ISP Program Committees
International Congress of Philology Program Committees
It has been a long tradition of the International Society of Philology, as the International Mathematical Union, to keep the members of the Program Committees for forthcoming International Congresses secret. The reason for this secrecy was to protect the members of the committee from personal or political pressure from outside. Invitations to lecture at the International Congresses carry such high prestige that individuals or groups have always made efforts to influence the decisions of the committee.
The ISP General Assembly decided at its meeting in 1996 to change the policy and asked the President of ISP in the future to announce the Chairman of the Program Committee (PC) for the following Congress as soon as the Executive Committee forms such a Committee.
General information about the Program Committees,The ISP president has the privilege to choose the PC chair. The ISP Executive Committee appoints all other PC members after discussion with the PC chair. The PC should have at most 12 members. For each section of a forthcoming ICP, the PC chooses the panel chair and panel core members (usually 3-4). Then the core members plus the chair select the rest of the panel (total of about 6-8).
Sectional Panels and guidelines for their work
Next program will be known on November 2015.