IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
13-16 September 2021 // Helsinki, Finland

PIMRC 2021 Special Session Guidelines

Special Session Co-Chairs

 

Ari Pouttu
University of Oulu, Finland
ari.pouttu@oulu.fi

 

 

Thomas L Marzetta
New York University
, USA
tom.marzetta@nyu.edu

 

Choongil Yeh
ETRI, South Korea
ciyeh@etri.re.kr

Goal

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).

Proposal

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

Download template

Submit Proposal


Read the Data Privacy Notice of the University of Oulu IEEE PIMRC 2021 Proposal Submission


Structure

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.

Papers

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.

Schedule

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.

Duration

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.

Public information

The following information will be made public:

  • Organizers’ names, affiliations, e-mail, and biographies
  • Session title
  • Structure

Evaluation

The following criteria will be taken into consideration for the evaluation and ranking of special session proposals:

  1. Relevance
  2. Timeliness
  3. Technical content
  4. Novelty
  5. Overall recommendation

Special Session Co-Chairs will conduct the evaluation.

Registration

The registration in the virtual event will be free of charge. Publishing authors must pay registration.