Plenary Lectures: Globally recognized scientists, policy makers and administrators will be invited to deliver special lectures on the topics related to rice production and policy, farming systems research, climate change, resource conservation technologies, resource use efficiency etc. They would 2 - 3 pages write-up of their presentation along with brief biodata for inclusion in the Pre-Symposium Proceedings. Plenary lectures will be of 40-45 minutes duration. Full length papers will be published in the Post-Symposium Proceedings or Oryza.

  
Invited Lead Lectures: These would offer an insight into the various sessions of Symposium. Technical Committees constituted for symposium will identify 5-6 speakers. Each lecture will be of 15-20 minutes followed by discussion. Lead speakers of the symposium will be requested to provide 2 - 3 pages extended summaries of their presentation and brief biodata for inclusion in the Pre-Symposium Proceedings. Full length papers will be published in the Post-Symposium Proceedings or Oryza.
  
Contributory Papers: This would provide an opportunity for oral presentation of research papers received/submitted for poster presentation. Limited number of papers will be selected by the committee for presentation based on importance of subject matter and its relevance to the sub themes of the symposium and speakers will be informed well in advance for making the presentation. The presentation will be of 5-7 minutes.
  
Poster Presentation: All the delegates will get an opportunity to present their research findings through poster presentation. Poster presentation will be arranged theme-wise. This would provide an opportunity to the participants to present their work in a more informal manner with personalized interaction with other participants. Material for fixing the posters will be provided by the organizers. Guidelines for poster preparation are given separately in this circular.
  
Exhibition, Advertisement and Sponsor Presentation: Limited sponsor presentations will be arranged to provide an opportunity to sponsors to share their views and experiences with the delegates.
 
Extended Summary: Delegates will submit extended summary of their research paper before the last date December 31, 2017. These extended summaries will be scrutinized and published in Pre- Symposium proceedings. Guidelines for preparation of extended summary are given separately in this circular. Delegates are requested to adhere to guidelines while preparing the extended summary. Extended summary not prepared according to guidelines will not be accepted for publication.
 
Special Publication: Organizers are making efforts to bring out special publications viz. special issue of Oryza on the occasion of symposium to give comprehensive coverage to the theme of the Symposium.