SmartWorld 2018 calls for workshops and special sessions which will complement the
research topics of the Smart World.
A workshop refers to an academic event in conjunction with SmartWorld 2018. A special
session is an embedded session in SmartWorld 2018, focusing on a specific research topic
relevant to the main conference. Each workshop will be expected to accept at least 6
papers. Each special session will be expected to accept 4-6 full-length papers.
Workshop/special session organizers are responsible for forming program committees,
circulating Call for papers, organizing submissions and reviews as well as planning the
final programs. SmartWorld 2018 workshop/special session co-chairs will assist the
workshop/special session organizers in organizing workshops/special sessions and ensure
their quality and success. The registration fees for workshops/special sessions will be
determined by the organizing committees of SmartWorld 2018, which will provide
workshop/special session facilities. Workshops/special sessions should strictly follow
the important dates. The paper submission deadlines could be after that of the main
conference to allow workshops/special sessions to pick up some good papers submitted to
the main conference. Each paper should be reviewed by at least three experts in the
In order to encourage the workshop organizers, the main conference will offer the
following benefits to the workshop organizers: (1) If a workshop has 10-20 full
registrations, then one full registration will be waived. (2) If a workshop receives
more than 20 full registrations, then its organizers can choose to get a travel grant
(up to USD1500) to attend the conference, or to invite one keynote speaker for the
workshop with a free registration and travel grant (up to USD1500) for the keynote
speaker. The registrations must be from a workshop’s own received submissions and
accepted papers only, excluding transferred papers from other workshops/conferences.
Please email your workshop/special session proposals in PDF format by Feb. 8, 2018 to:
the SmartWorld 2018 workshop/special session co-chairs, Manuel Roveri (email@example.com),
Seiichi Ozawa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Qin Liu (email@example.com).
Please use SmartWorld 2018 workshop and special session proposal as the email subject.
Paper Submissions for accepted workshop/special session should follow the same Paper
Submission Guidelines for the main conference. The length of a workshop paper submission
may be about 6 pages.
Workshop & Special Session – Important Dates
– Proposal due: April 8, 2018 (Closed)
– Proposal notification: Within two weeks after
– Submission & notification dues: To be decided by individual workshop/Special
– Camera ready version due: August 8, 2018