Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit proposals with the following information in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Motivation, the novelty of the topic, relevance to DICTA 2018 topics, or any possible multi/inter-disciplinary flavour
- Short biography of the organizers
- List of five (5) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract).
Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and on the qualifications of the organizers and of the authors of the contributed papers as well. The number of the papers contributed from the organizers should not be more than two.
Upon acceptance of the special session proposal, the contributed papers will be submitted in the same format as regular papers.
Special Session Proposals Deadline: 25 June, 2018.
Notification of Acceptance of the Special Session: 9 July, 2018.
Submission for Approved Special Sessions Deadline: 30 July, 2018.
The papers in each accepted Special Session will undergo the same review process as the other regular papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet DICTA 2018 quality standards. In case a paper in a Special Session does not meet the expected quality, it will be rejected and an effort will be made to draw papers from the regular submission process to fill in the gap. If too many papers for a given Special Session are not accepted in the review process and we are unable to find suitable substitutes from the regular review pool, the Special Session may be cancelled.