The SMAP 2021 technical program will highlight a series of Special Sessions to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to topics of SMAP community.
Prospective organizers of Special Sessions are encouraged to submit their proposals using the following MS Word (.docx) template file: Template for SMAP 2021 Special Sessions. Proposals should at minimum include the following information:
- Title of the proposed Special Session
- Motivation, indicating the novelty of the topic and any possible interdisciplinary flavor
- Short biography of the organizers
- List of at least four (4) tentative contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract).
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 and on the qualifications of the organizers and of the authors of the contributed papers, as well.
Papers in each accepted SMAP 2021 Special Session will undergo a review process, similar to other regular SMAP 2021 papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet SMAP 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 cancelled. In such a case, the accepted papers from a cancelled Special Session will be placed into the regular workshop program.
Special Session Proposals should be sent in PDF format to the Special Session Chair at the following e-mail address:
Themis Exarchos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Any other inquiries may be sent to the same e-mail address.