The IEEE ICAS 2021 technical program will highlight a series of Special Sessions to complement the regular program and Special Tracks with emerging topics of particular interest to the Autonomous Systems community.
Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit proposals with the following information:
- A title for the Special Session and the names of the organizers;
- Brief biographies of the session organizer(s) and their contact information;
- A brief description of the session (max 250 words), indicating the novelty of the topic and possible interdisciplinary flavor;
- List of five (5) contributed papers (including tentative titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author). Upon acceptance of the special session proposal, the contributed papers will be submitted in the same format as regular papers. Organizers should not contribute more than one paper.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic as well as the qualifications of the organizers and authors of the contributed papers.
The papers in each accepted Special Session will undergo a review process, similar to the regular papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet ICAS-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 canceled.
Any further inquiries should be sent to Kerstin Bonicard.