Special Sessions Guidelines

The IEEE SAS 2021 invites professionals and researchers in the area of Sensors and Sensors Applications to propose special sessions.

Please provide the required information using the template below and submit your proposal via EDAS. The sooner you upload your proposal, the sooner you will receive the acceptance/rejection notification (even before the deadline).

Organization of Special Sessions (SS)
Once SS is 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. The presence of at least one SS organizer, who will act as a Special Session Chair, is necessary.

Papers submitted to SSs will undergo the same review process as regular papers. The SS organizer will be involved in the review process of the papers submitted to the respective special sessions proposing at least three reviews per paper.

Before starting the review process, SS organizers must explicitly declare papers that present a conflict of interest for them. A conflict of interest arises when the judgment of a paper quality can be influenced by the organizers being authors or knowing some of them.

A minimum of 4 accepted papers with authors from at least 3 independent institutions is required for each SS. If a SS consists of insufficient papers, accepted papers will be allocated to regular sessions wherever possible. In case of indication of weakly organized SS, the conference organizers will support the organizers with advice but reserve measures including cancellation of the respective SS.

Special session may include an optional invited speaker. The invited speaker may, but does not have to, submit an accompanied paper. In the case that a paper is submitted, it needs to go through the same peer-review process as any other paper.

Please submit your proposal in PDF format using the following Word template before the 15th of March to the Special Sessions Proposal track in EDAS. 

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