2010 is seeking original high quality Special Session on focused
discussion addressing innovative research highlighting significant
topics and emerging issues which are related to the conference theme
and with the desired expertise. Interdisciplinary session themes are
strongly sought after. Each special session resembles a mini-conference
within the main SoCPaR meeting will run throughout the conference in
parallel to other tracks (except the keynote presentations).
organizer(s) will be responsible for advertising, promoting, managing
paper selection and chairing the parallel special session during the
conference. Papers will be reviewed by the panel reviewers from the
Session Program Committee and approved by the General Conference
Program Committee. Each Special Session is expected to have at least 5
papers and at least one author of each paper must register for the
paper present during the session. Special Session paper submission will
be done through SoCPaR 2010 submission system and been evaluated with
the same standard as the regular conference paper. All accepted papers
will be included in the SoCPaR 2010 conference proceedings.
Sessions are an integral part of the SoCPaR 2010 meeting. Special
Session chair and speakers will have to pay their expenses including
registration for the meeting. Therefore, we highly encourage session
organizers to seek independent funding, and to include any commitment
that they may have secured in the proposal. SoCPaR 2010 will help in
the administrative aspects of assigning the rooms, announcements and
adding the detailed schedule to the conference program. Note that the
SoCPaR 2010 cannot financially support the speakers or the Special
proposal submissions will be reviewed by the SoCPaR 2010 special
session chair and the general conference committee. The following
criteria will be considered:
Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to SoCPaR 2010 attendees.
Complementarity to the SoCPaR 2010 program provided by the other tracks.
Completeness, clarity, and quality of the session proposal.
Qualification of the submitter(s) to organize the workshop.
Likely success of the proposed session.
Overlap with other proposal or pre-selected activity.
send the Special Session proposals to the special session chair at
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Title of the Special Sessions
- Rationale of the need and objective of the session
- Session outline
- Specific topics of interest
- Contact information for the proposed session chair(s)
- Short biography of the proposed session chair(s)
- List of potential reviewers panel, including, affiliations and contact information
Special session proposals: April 30, 2010
Acceptance of special sessions: May 15, 2010
Accepted Special Sessions