Special sessions provide the opportunity to focus in detail on particular emerging topics, which are not covered in the conference’s main technical tracks, and/or to represent a specific progressive area where researchers would like to meet and discuss advances.
If you are interested to organize a special session, please send proposal by using the template and email to the Special Session Co-chairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org and including the following information:
- Title of the Special Session
- Brief description of the area of concern (approx. 100 words), with special focus on why we should believe this is an interesting and significant topic?
- The name and contact information of THREE or more special session organizers who are willing to promote and organize a sufficient amount of quality submissions to the special session. Please also indicate the background of the organizers.
Organization of special sessions
Once approved, it is the duty of the Organizers to publicize the Special Session among researchers and practitioners in the field and attract a sufficient number of papers.
Papers submitted to special sessions will undergo the same review process as regular papers. The special session organizers of the respective special session are responsible for organizing the review process, assuring at least three reviews per paper. This includes selection of reviewers from their peers.
A minimum of five accepted papers with authors from at least three different institutions is required for each session. If a session has too few papers, accepted papers will be allocated to regular technical tracks wherever possible.
Free Conference Registration
One complimentary full registration will be provided to successful Special Sessions with at least 5 papers not authored by any of their organizers.
Conflict of Interest
Before starting the review process, SS organizers must explicitly declare papers which present a conflict of interest for them. A conflict of interest arises where the judgement of a paper quality can be influenced by the organizers being authors or knowing some of the authors. To ensure independent reviews, this conflict must be marked as such in the submission system and the SS Co-Chairs notified so that they can arrange the review process.