Special Session Proposals

Special Session Proposal Submissions

Prospective Organizers are invited to submit proposals for Special Sessions at ICASSP 2016. Proposals are due through this site by August 3, 2015.

For a Special Session proposal to be considered for acceptance at ICASSP 2016, the topic needs to be an emerging area in signal processing which is not yet covered in the regular sessions. The topic should be timely and of considerable importance to the technical audience, and the speakers need to convey compelling information about the topic. The proposals will be judged on their ability to bring together the key researchers in the emerging area, introduce the area to the larger signal processing community, further develop the area, and help to engage the broader research community in the area.

Special session proposals covering multi-disciplinary areas are particularly encouraged, as well as those proposals regarding common challenges based on a core signal-processing data set. Sessions of the latter type encourage the development of sophisticated algorithms for the data set at hand, and enable all participants to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches on that data set.

Each Special Session will be two hours long and will usually consist of 6 oral presentations. Other formats may be possible, including discussion panels.

Special Sessions will be intermixed with regular sessions during the conference. The number of accepted special sessions is expected to range between 12 and 14.

The Organizer's role is to invite (and ensure to have) the speakers, process the reviews (with the same deadline and review system as the regular papers), and chair the session itself.

Each speaker invited to a Special Session will be required to submit a paper, under the regular submission requirements, by the regular submission deadline: September 25, 2015. These papers will enter the same system as regular papers, and be subject to reviews. The Organizer will select three reviewers and manage the review process, and in consultation with the Special Session Chairs and the Program Committee, will make accept/reject decisions. It is possible that some invited papers may be rejected. However, this is expected to be a rare case since the Organizer should recruit only the high-quality papers to the Special Session.

The invited speakers as well as the Organizer will be required to register for the conference. Registration fees will not be waived and there will be no honoraria available through ICASSP.

A maximum of 3 Organizers per Special Session is allowed.

Questions regarding Special Sessions may be directed to the Special Session Chairs, Tim Davidson and Jianguo Huang, at .

Submission of Proposals

The deadline for submitting special session proposals has passed.

Questions regarding Special Sessions may be directed to the Special Session Chairs, Tim Davidson and Jianguo Huang at .