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Special Sessions

The object of special (or organized) sessions is to provide a forum for focused discussions on new topics or innovative applications of established approaches. A special session consists of five or six papers, which for example could all address a particular theme or consist of work done in some particular international project.

Prospective organizers must submit their “Invited Session Proposal” through PaperPlaza by February 20, 2014.

Proposals should consist of
a title for the proposed session,
a brief 2-3 paragraph summary explaining the goal of the session and the overall theme of the submitted papers, and
a list of papers including their abstracts and authors contact details.
There is a 2 page limit on each proposal. The proposals must be submitted electronically through PaperPlaza before the paper submission deadline. Authors of papers for special sessions will need the session code for the proposed session to submit the papers for review. Session organizers will therefore have to submit the proposals (at least a first draft version) for the sessions well before the paper deadline, in order to have time to obtain the specific session code to communicate to authors. In case less than four papers submitted to a special session are finally accepted based on the review, the program chair and the special session committee reserve the right to re-assign these accepted papers into regular sessions.
Contributions to an organized session will be submitted using the PaperPlaza system, selecting “Invited Session Paper” from the list in the first page of the AIM2014 submission system. It is necessary to provide the session code in order to finalize the submission. The mentioned code is provided to the authors by the session organizer(s). Please note that both organized session papers and regular contributed papers will be subjected to the same review process.