CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS
CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW CLOSED
The IEEE EMC Society is seeking proposals for Special Sessions to be included in the technical program of the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal and Power Integrity in New Orleans, Louisiana USA. We invite proposals on all aspects of EMC and SIPI and related technologies. Prospective organizers of a Special Session should send their proposals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be in Word or PDF format. Special Sessions are held Tuesday through Thursday and are typically scheduled for one-half day. A special session is one that addresses specific topics of high current interest, emerging technology, or those that of particular interest to the region in which the symposium is being held. Special Sessions shall include between four and seven technical papers.
Special Session Proposal Schedule
- Proposals for Special Sessions will be accepted from October 1, 2018 to December 12, 2019 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
- Late proposals will not be accepted
- Notification of acceptance decision will be made by January 6, 2019
Special Session Paper Schedule
- Special Session Papers must be submitted by February 16, 2019
- Late papers will not be accepted
- Final version of Special Session papers from all authors are due no later than April 19, 2019
ATTENTION SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZERS AND AUTHORS
Authors of potential Special Session Papers are strongly encouraged to submit their papers as regular papers following the schedule and process for regular papers - instead of following the Special Session Paper schedule or waiting for approval of the Special Session Proposal.
This option has the major advantage for authors that, if the Special Session Proposal is not selected, the paper will still be reviewed on its own merits and so can be accepted for publication at the symposium. If the Special Session is accepted, the Special Session organizers can refer to the paper submission number and the paper will be transferred to the Special Session.
SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZER RESPONSIBILITIES
For proposals that are accepted, the Special Session organizer will be responsible for soliciting technical papers, corresponding with session speakers, ensuring deadlines are met by the speakers, corresponding with the symposium committee, and moderating the session at the symposium.
All Special Session papers are peer reviewed through the same process as all other technical paper submissions and must be original contributions. Tutorial papers are not acceptable in a Special Session.
Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated for:
- Importance of topic
- Novelty and originality
- Technical depth
- Readability and clarity of proposal
- Novelty and originality
- Attractiveness of the proposal for the symposium and expected attendees
- Special Sessions with only one speaker will not be accepted-
CONTENT OF PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS
Proposals for special sessions must contain the following information:
- Title of the Special Session
- Abstract detailing the content of the session
- Statement of what makes the session special
- Name of the Special Session Chair with full contact information, including address, telephone number, e-mail address and company/affiliation name
- List of planned authors/presenters and paper subjects with titles if available
- Primary audience and secondary audience being targeted
COMMERCIALISM IN PRESENTATIONS
It is the policy of the EMC Society that commercialism shall be prohibited in all workshops and technical sessions. This applies to the written paper or notes as well as the oral presentation. Before publication, workshop notes and technical session papers shall be reviewed by the Symposium Committee for commercialism and rejected or revised if necessary.
Guidelines: The following is a series of guidelines that will be used by the Symposium Committee when reviewing workshop notes and technical session papers:
- Authors name, company name, address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address may be on the first slide only.
- All subsequent slides may have only ONE small (discreet) company logotype of less than 3% of the total image area in the margin of each slide or overhead transparency. No name, address and phone number may be shown.
- The company logotype shall not be used in a watermark fashion.
- All material printed in the workshop notes must adhere to the above requirements.
- Material printed in the Symposium Record may contain name, company, address and phone number on the first page only. No logotypes may be used and no additional mention may be made of the company except as necessary for the technical content of the paper.
- Authors and presenters shall refrain from making statements implying that their company’s product or service is better than others, or that such products and services are necessary.
- Frequent references to trade names shall be considered commercial and shall not be permitted during a presentation at a workshop, technical session or tutorial.
The template file for presenters can be found here. The screen size is 16:9 widescreen.
Please send your submissions to:
Special Sessions Chair, Colin Brench