The MSC11 Organising Committee recognises the importance of capability and capacity building for young social science scholars (defined as candidates undertaking Master and PhD degrees and new postdoctoral scholars who have yet to publish extensively). Young scholars represent the hope and the future of Malaysian Studies. The Committee will set aside a number of panels for their presentations, and will invite senior scholars to be facilitators and comment on their papers. However, they have to abide by the same requirements of deadlines as other paper presenters for abstract submission and submission of full papers (see below).