The IEEE iSCI 2018 conference calls for special session proposals which will complement
the research topics of Smart City and Informatization.
A special session is an embedded session in the conference, focusing on a specific research
topic relevant to the conference. Each special session will be expected to accept 4-6 full-length papers.
Special session organizers are responsible for forming program committees, circulating
Call for Papers, organizing submissions and reviews as well as planning the final programs.
Special session co-chairs will assist the special session organizers in organizing special
sessions and ensure their quality and success. The registration fees for special sessions
will be determined by the organizing committees of the conference, which will provide special
session facilities. Special sessions should strictly follow the important dates. Sufficient
time (5-7 weeks), should be allocated for peer reviews. Each paper should be reviewed by
at least three experts in the corresponding areas.
In order to encourage the special session organizers, the conference will offer the following
benefits to the special session organizers: (1) If a special session has 10-20 full registrations,
then one full registration will be waived. (2) If a special session 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 special session with a free
registration and travel grant (up to USD1500) for the keynote speaker. The registrations
must be from a special session's own received submissions and accepted papers only, excluding
transferred papers from other conferences.
Please email your special session proposals in PDF format by June 30, 2018 (Extended Firm Deadline) to Conference
Organizers. Please use iSCI 2018 special session proposal as the email subject. Paper
Submissions for accepted special session should follow the same Paper Submission Guidelines
for the conference. The length of a special session paper submission may be about 6 pages,
or with 2 additional pages with pages overlength charge if accepted.
Special Session - Important Dates
– Proposal due: June 30, 2018 (Extended Firm Deadline)
– Proposal notification: Within one week after submission
– Submission & notification dues: To be decided by individual special sessions
– Camera ready version due: August 8, 2018