Call for Special Session

The APCCAS 2020 technical program will include Special Sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to the circuits and systems community that may also cut across and beyond disciplines traditionally represented at APCCAS. Special Sessions aligned with the conference theme “Innovative CAS Towards Sustainable Energy and Technology Disruption” are especially welcome, including but not limited to the articular topics of potential interest. Each session comprises 5 presentations of 15 minutes each. The first paper in a Special Session may serve as an introduction to the field, aimed at outsiders.

Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit proposals indicating:
  • Title of the session.
  • Rationale of the need for the Special Session at APCCAS. The rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and its multidisciplinary flavor (if any).
  • Short biography of the organizers.
  • List of five (5) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract of each contribution). Organizers should not contribute more than one paper.
  • Preliminary full version of the overview paper is desirable. If submitted, it enhances the chances of proposal acceptance.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, the qualifications of the organizers and the authors of the contributed papers, the balance of the topics across the technical areas represented in CAS, and the presence and quality of the overview paper.   Endorsement of the proposal by at least one CAS technical committee is encouraged, but not required for consideration.  Note that Special Session proposals on topics that clearly belong to well established (sub) tracks of APCCAS will not be accepted.

Important Dates:
  • Special Session Proposals due: TBC
  • Notification of acceptance of the Special Session:TBC
  • Submission of full four-page papers for approved: TBC
  • Notification of paper acceptance: TBC

After Special Session proposals are approved, manuscripts may be submitted to the special sessions and should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular APCCAS papers. Papers submitted to special sessions will have to be evaluated and peer-reviewed along the very same criteria of the regular sessions, but somewhat faster. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet APCCAS quality standards. If, at the end of the review process, fewer than four (4) papers are accepted, the session will be canceled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.

Please provide all the information requested above when preparing your special-session proposal before submitting it in PDF format by E-mail to the Special Session chairs, TBC by TBC deadline.