Prospective Organizers are invited to submit proposals for Special Sessions at ICASSP 2010. The proposals were due through this web page by July 31, 2009.
For a Special Session proposal to be considered for inclusion at ICASSP 2010, its proposed area topic needs to be from a new and emerging area in signal processing that will not be covered as part of the regular sessions. The topic should be timely and of significant importance to the technical audience, and the speakers need to convey compelling information about the topic. Proposals will be judged by the degree to which they will bring together key researchers in the state-of-the-art area, introduce the area to the larger signal processing community, further develop the area, and help to establish a larger research community around the area.
Of particular interest, though not a requirement for accepting a Special Session proposal, is the common data set emerging research investigation (CDSERI) proposal format, described next. Specifically, the Organizer should plan on releasing a core signal processing data set for all session participants to employ in their papers in order to allow for algorithm evaluations and comparisons on the same data to emphasize strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches. This should not be a contest between the papers; instead, it should be a way to demonstrate the emerging new area. The Organizer should clearly identify in the first line of the summary of the proposal that the CDSERI format is followed. Note that the papers in the CDSERI proposal may require additional submission time than the regular paper submission; this will be taken into consideration.
Each Special Session will be a two-hour long oral session with exactly six speakers.
Special Sessions will be intermixed with regular sessions during the conference.
The Organizer’s role is to invite (and ensure to have) six speakers, process the reviews (with the same deadline and review system as the regular papers), and chair the session itself.
Each speaker invited to a Special Session will be required to submit a paper, under the regular submission requirements, by the regular submission deadline: September 14, 2009. These papers will enter the same system as regular papers, and be subject to reviews, and possible rejection. The Organizer will select the reviewers and manage the review process, and in consultation with the program committee, will make accept/reject decisions. It is possible that some invited papers may be rejected. However, this is expected to be a rare event given that the Organizer should have recruited only the strongest papers to the Special Session.
The invited speakers as well as the Organizer will be required to register for the conference. Registration fees will not be waived and there will be no honoraria available through ICASSP. There will be no exceptions made.
A maximum of up to 3 Organizers per Special Session is allowed.
Submission of Proposals
The deadline for submitting special session proposals has passed.
Questions regarding Special Sessions may be directed to Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola and John H. L. Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.