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ISA 2018 Submissions - Experiencing High Volume

Please note, our system is experiencing high traffic, which may result in slower responsiveness than average on the website. In particular, the tag list may take extra time to compile as you search. We are working with our technical department to rectify this issue. Please allow extra time for the system to process all requests. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.


Mary Manjikian
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:23 PM
Will the submission deadline be extended since it is currently impossible to submit? Thank you.
Michael D. Fürstenberg
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:33 PM
Good question - hope this gets fixed soon...
Lada V. Kochtcheeva
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:10 PM
I have been trying to submit and the page gives a Critical Error message. Not possible to submit
Henry (Chip) Carey
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:19 PM
Me too. Have not been able to upload for three days.
Mark  Hibben
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:31 PM
As with others above, how do we submit a proposal given
the current "Critical Error" message that is given?
Sartika Soesilowati
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:43 PM
Sartika Soesilowati

I can not submit due for critical error. Please repair and extend the deatline.
Andrea Paras
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:49 PM
I received the critical error message too, and am unable to submit. Please extend the deadline.
Liz Fausett-Fuhrman
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:53 PM
Thank you for letting us know of the issues you have encountered. We are taking steps to resolve the difficulty. Our site will be down for up to one hour to refresh the system in order to alleviate submission issues due to the extremely high volume. We will follow up with each of you directly to ensure that you're able to submit your proposals successfully.

Amal I. Khoury
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:27 PM
I am still unable to submit due to critical error. Is the deadline going to be extended?
Thank you.
Liz Fausett-Fuhrman
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:37 PM
Our website is back online. Thank you for your patience. We recommend that you close out your browser fully and reopen/restart it in order to proceed with your submissions.
Sander Chan
Thursday, June 1, 2017 4:19 AM
" A critical error has occurred. An unexpected error has occurred "

Helge Jörgens
Thursday, June 1, 2017 4:51 AM
I keep getting the "critical error" message when trying to submit a proposal. Will it get fixed soon or will the deadline be extended? Thanks
María Belén Garrido Cornejo
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:10 AM
I am still getting the message: "A critical error has ocurred. An unexpected error has ocurred". Please solve asap the problem or extend the deadline
David W. Blagden
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:13 AM
I'm also getting the "critical error" message. Please extend the deadline accordingly. Many thanks.
Paola Fajardo-Heyward
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:19 AM
I am also getting the critical error message. Please extend the deadline or create alternative way to do submit a paper... Thank you!
Tom Konzack
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:27 AM
The critical error problem seems to persist. It is impossible to upload. An extension would be great.
Elvira-Maria Restrepo
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:30 AM
I have been trying to submit for many hours and no success. I am trying to upload my panel abstracts. Please follow up wth each of us to make sure that we are included on time.
Sharinee Jagtiani
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:34 AM
I have been trying for several hours as well and have been unable to submit. Kindly follow up with each of us so that we can submit on time.
Parvez Alam
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:46 AM
504 Gateway Time-out

The server didn't respond in time.
Therese Anders
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:50 AM
Currently, I cannot even log into the submission page. Still getting the "A critical error has occurred. An unexpected error has occurred" message.
Ali Bhagat
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:12 AM
Yep. Still getting a "critical error has occurred". It is impossible to submit. Even after reloading the browser etc.
David Larsson Gebre-Medhin
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:18 AM
I am experiencing the same issue as everyone else. Please advice.
David Randahl
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:21 AM
I am also (still) experiencing this issue, and the submission deadline is drawing ever closer
Stephen Aris
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:31 AM
Add me to the list
Emanuelle Degli Esposti
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:36 AM
Seems many people are having issues submitting due to the website being down - will the deadline be extended to compensate?
Astrid Jamar
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:41 AM
I have been trying for three hours now to update a panel, to be able to submit it. It took 30 minutes to add two tags. For the past two hours, I cannot even enter the panel details anymore. Advice and update would be useful. Thanks.
Tim Nicholas Rühlig
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:47 AM
"A critical error has occurred. An unexpected error has occurred"
Please add me to the list as well.
Anam Soomro
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:54 AM
Having problems to submit since yesterday. Hope that the deadline will be extended.
Alana Moore
Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:05 AM
Unable to get past the first submission page, please add me to any advice list also.
Ian Higham
Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:13 AM
Also getting a critical error message - please extend the deadline or create an alternative means of submission! Adding my name to the call, thanks.
Rasmus Alenius Boserup
Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:26 AM
Adding my name to the call as well: Has been trying all day and yesterday to upload. Still getting the "unexpected critical error" message as well...
Emil Edenborg
Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:36 AM
I am also getting the critical error message, please add me to the list as well. Thanks!
Victoria Pereyra Iraola
Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:38 AM
I am also getting the same, been trying for a couple of hours already
Sian Troath
Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:41 AM
I am also getting the critical error message, is there an alternate way to submit?
Liz Fausett-Fuhrman
Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:14 PM
Due to the overwhelming response to this year's Call for Papers, the deadline for ISA 2018 Annual Convention proposals has been extended to Saturday, June 3rd at midnight, EDT. We will follow up with each of you directly to ensure that you're able to submit your proposals successfully.

Thank you very much for your patience as we work through issues within our system. ISA staff are working ensure access and to respond to all requests - please feel free to contact us at

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