Special Sessions may address one or more Tracks, but they should be organised under a unified theme.  Special Sessions are intended to allow projects or any other group of authors to present their own work.

Special Sessions may include one invited speaker, besides papers.  Proposers are responsible for defining the full contents of the Special Session, namely the authors and presenters.  It is not expected that open calls for papers are launched for Special Sessions, in order to attract authors or presenters.

Special Sessions papers can be either Extended Abstracts (2 pages) or Full Papers (4 pages), and should be reviewed by the Special Sessions organisers.  T

Special Sessions proposals should be submitted using the items provided below.  Proposers should provide information on the Title, Duration, Motivation and Background, and Structure.  Additional information on specific promotion can also be provided, if applicable.

All participants and speakers in the Special Sessions, regardless of the nature of their presentation, including organisers, must pay the registration fee.

Special Sessions extend for one or two conference time-slots, i.e., 1h30 or 3h, and they will be held during the conference, in parallel to regular sessions.

Special Sessions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
– Relevance
– Timeliness
– Technical content
– Novelty
– Overall Recommendation

Special Session proposal format

The proposals shuld be limited to a maximum of 4 pages, and use the following format:

  • Title of the session
  • Special Session Organizers (names, affiliation, and contact information)
  • Scope and topics (max 1/2 page)
  • Rationale (max 1 page)
    • Why is the topic current and important?
    • Why will the session attract a significant number of submissions of good quality?
    • Why will the session attract a large number of attendees, in addition to the authors?
    • How does the proposed session differ from others
  • A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words per organizer) 
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  • Draft Call for Papers (max 1 page)
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan 
  • Potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)

Special session proposals shuld be sent to the following e-mail adresess: anavarrocadavid@ieee.org and josemaria.molina@upct.es, with the subject: LAMC 2021 Special Session Proposal

Tutorials

Tutorials regarding relevant topics related with the conference are welcome. Tutorials will be held during the first day of the conference, and can be half day or full day. Proposers should provide information on the Title, Duration, Motivation and Background, Structure, and associated Bibliography. Additional information on previous editions can also be provided, if applicable.

Tutorials will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
– Relevance
– Timeliness
– Technical content
– Novelty
– Overall Recommendation

Please send your proposal before December 20, 2021 to the mail: anavarrocadavid@ieee.org and mteresa.martinez@cud.upct.es, with the subject LAMC 2021 Tutorial proposal