Special Session Co-Chairs
University of Oulu, Finland
Thomas L Marzetta
New York University, USA
ETRI, South Korea
A special session focuses on a timely topic of increasing importance and interest. It aims at bringing together speakers from multiple institutions including preferably industry and academia to present their recent research results. The presenters are invited by the special session organizer(s).
The proposal for a special session should follow the template, available at the conference website. A special session can have one or two organizers. The proposal should be submitted via link by 15th of February, 2021
Special sessions will be held during the main conference, which is planned to be a hybrid event. Thereby either virtual or physical participation will be possible, but the presentations can be limited to one of the types. All the presenters are required to submit a paper, and all the contributions are based on invitations.
A special session consists of five papers out of which one may be by the session organizers.
Special session papers should be full papers (5 pages) and should be reviewed by at least three competent independent reviewers being done via EDAS. The special session organizer(s) will allocate the papers to the reviewers, except their own papers, the review of which is handled by the Special Session Chairs. The full paper submission deadline is the same as for the regular papers of the main conference.
The papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and they will appear in IEEE Xplore.
The presentations are pre-recorded can be viewed on demand during the conference week. The physical session will have live discussion for the on-site participants.
A special session will last one session times-slot, each time slot being about 1h30. Therefore, a special session is expected to accommodate five papers.
The following information will be made public:
- Organizers’ names, affiliations, e-mail, and biographies
- Session title
The following criteria will be taken into consideration for the evaluation and ranking of special session proposals:
- Technical content
- Overall recommendation
Special Session Co-Chairs will conduct the evaluation.
The registration in the virtual event will be free of charge. Publishing authors must pay registration.