Call for Special Session Proposals

Proposals for Special Sessions within SMC 2023 are solicited to help bring together the traditional SMC contributions with new ones in emerging areas under the broadest extent of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics. Special sessions provide an opportunity to address a) additional topics which are not directly listed/covered by the conference topics. b) aspects related to the conference theme, c) emerging areas and hot topics that grant a focused discussion on new and innovative aspects. The involvement of TC members is encouraged. Active participation by contributors from other communities, within or outside IEEE, is also encouraged.

The proposal should include the following information: (a) Title of the special session. (b) Organizers of the special session and society affiliations. Main organizer will be the official point of contact. (c) Corresponding keywords. (d)   Brief session description with 2-3 paragraphs, explaining the goal of the special session and the overarching themes of the submitted papers.( e)  A list of potential paper titles, contributing authors with affiliations, corresponding authors with email. Special Session proposals should include at least six papers.

Proposal Content

Prospective organizers of special sessions should submit the proposals via Papercept as a PDF using the template.

 

The proposal should include the following information:

  • Title of the special session.
  • Organizers of the special session and society affiliations. Main organizer will be the official point of contact.
  • Corresponding keywords.
  • Brief session description with 2-3 paragraphs, explaining the goal of the special session and the overarching themes of the submitted papers.
  • A list of potential paper titles, contributing authors with affiliations, corresponding authors with email.

Paper Submission for Special Sessions

Once a special session is accepted, the papers organized under that session will then be submitted to Papecept.

As is the case for regular papers, the submission deadline for special session papers is March 30, 2023.

These papers will undergo the same peer review and decision process as all other SMC2023 regular papers and, if accepted, will be published in the proceedings.

If the special session does not have sufficient number of papers accepted, then the special session may be canceled, and the accepted papers submitted to the special session would be shared within other regular sessions of the area.

Contact Information

For any enquiries concerning SMC 2023 Special Sessions, please  contact the Special Sessions Committee Chair:

Important Dates

February 15, 2023: Deadline for submissions of special session proposals
March 1, 2023: Notification of acceptance
October 1-October 4, 2023: Conference days