The proposal including a mandatory provisional list of authors must be submitted no later than the deadline (February 28, 2018) using the template provided.
Special sessions must not have more than one paper from each organizer's institution or more than one paper from each organizer as an author or co-author. In addition, the proposers must be aware that should the number of accepted papers be too low, the session might be cancelled.
|Time length of each Session||100 minutes|
|Organizer(s)||Should be 1 Organizer (in case of two organizers, justification may need)|
|Papers||It requires five papers.
Would be better to have diverse affiliations (and countries) of authors
All papers must be submitted by May 18, 2018, and should conform to the same specifications as regular papers. The authors cannot be changed after submission and in case of “no show” the paper will not be included in the IEEE-Xplore digital library.
Organizers may solicit one "overview" paper for a five paper session. Such papers need not necessarily contain new results, and their quality will mainly be judged on the proper coverage of the topic (e.g., not only work from the author's institution but also that from the general scientific community). Such papers should be reserved to authors having the proper background and recognition to achieve an authorized overview. It is stressed that this is a possibility but by no means an obligation. All remaining papers must present novel scientific content and are subject to a peer review process.
The selection process of Special sessions will be based on a set of criteria:
- Quality of the solicited authors
- Topic of the session, taking into account the scientific content, and the topical character
- Adherence to the above Recommendations Criteria
- Quality with respect to competing proposals
The selection criteria and other constraints may mean a proposal is rejected in spite of its value and the reputation of the Organizers.
Please note that for ISAP 2018, and in order to ensure the same quality control as regular papers (including plagiarism and self-plagiarism), papers will be reviewed by one of the organizers (except for the organizers’ papers and organizers’ institutions’ papers), and also by other reviewers.