Call for Special Sessions Proposals
To enhance the Technical Program and focus on specific topics and areas, SIES 2017 Conference will include Special Sessions, in addition to regular ones. Special Sessions can cover topics which belong to a technical track, or multi-track subjects, or novel topics not included in the description of tracks, but in the technical scope of the conference.
Special Sessions should have a minimum of 4 invited submissions plus other possible submissions attracted from advertising; a call for papers is to be prepared using the corresponding Special Session CFP template, to be provided on request.
Call for Proposals
How to Propose a Special Session
- Title of the session.
- Names, affiliations, and contact addresses of the organizers, including telephone and email addresses.
- Description of the technical area focus of the session: background and rationale for organizing the session, at least 150 words.
- Tentative titles of at least four (4) contributions, together with the names and contact addresses of the contributing and committed authors, no more than a quarter of contributions is to be from the same institution.
Special Session Organizers will be notified on the acceptance of their proposal. In case of acceptance, sessions organizers will request the authors of their invited contributions to submit their papers by the due date as advised on the conference web site; calls for papers will be posted on the “Special Sessions” page of the conference web site.
The papers of Special Sessions focusing on topics covered by one of the conference Tracks are subject to normal review process handled by the Program Co-Chairs, through the conference paper submission system. The reviewing of papers of Special Sessions that are not associated with a conference Track, but withing the conference technical scope, will be coordinated by the Special Sessions Co-Chairs, assisted by the Program Co-Chairs, that will organize the necessary number of reviews.
Composition of Special Sessions
A minimum of four accepted papers are needed to form a special session. In the case of insufficient number of papers, Program and Special Sessions Co-Chairs may try to complement the accepted papers by one, or more, regular papers. Otherwise, the orphan papers will be presented in regular sessions.
Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees, including authors, session chairpersons, and special sessions organizers, must pay the conference registration fee and their travel expenses.