Special Sessions

Call for Special Sessions Proposals

ICME 2015, June 29-July 3, Torino, Italy

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Special Sessions supplement the regular program of ICME 2015 and are intended to provide a sample of the state-of-the-art and highlight important research directions in a field of special interest to ICME participants. Each Special Session should be a focused effort rather than defined broadly.

Special Sessions Requirements

The target for each Special Session is 5 accepted papers. The following information should be included in the proposal:

In addition to invited papers, other potential authors will be allowed to submit papers to Special Sessions. All papers will go through the same review process as the regular papers submitted to the main conference to ensure that the contributions are of high quality. If a special session has more than 5 papers being accepted, some of the papers will be moved to the regular paper sessions of the conference.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and relevance to ICME, as well as the track record of the organizers and anticipated quality of papers in the proposed session. When considering to submit a Special Session proposal, please bear in mind that Special Sessions are expected to be oral sessions, and ICME accepts only the top 15% of submitted papers for oral presentation. Therefore, only those proposals that have the potential to attract the highest quality papers are likely to be approved. Once the proposal has been approved, the organizer(s) and the Special Session co-chairs will arrange the review process.

Important Dates


Proposal Submission Deadline:October 10, 2014 postponed to October 24, 2014
Proposal Acceptance:October 30, 2014
Special Session Paper Submission:November 28, 2014 postponed to December 12, 2014
Notification of AcceptanceMarch 15, 2014

To submit Special Session proposals or for additional information regarding the Special Sessions, please contact one of the Special Session co-chairs, Dr. Antonio Ortega (antonio.ortega@ee.usc.edu) or Dr. Ivan Bajić (ibajic@ensc.sfu.ca).