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The ISCAS 2021 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions to be held during the 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems on Circuits and Systems in ISCAS 2021 Website(Virtual) and Daegu, Korea(On-site & Virtual) from 22 May till 28 May 2021.

Special sessions complement the regular technical program by highlighting new and emerging research topics or innovative applications of established approaches. The topic of a special session proposal should be timely and compelling.

While we welcome special sessions in all areas of Circuits and Systems, we are particularly interested in focused research topics, specifically those related to the conference innovation themes.

Special sessions can also cover any other area focusing on challenging open problems of relevance in applications.

The participation of speakers from industry in a special session proposal is encouraged and will be positively evaluated when the proposal is assessed.

Note that all papers will be subject to the same peer review process as for regular papers.

Special Session Proposals

Please submit proposals (approximately 3 pages) in pdf format by email to the Special Sessions Co-Chairs. Proposal should include the following information:

1. Title and Abstract

Propose a title and a brief abstract of no more than approximately 100 words that will allow conference attendees to understand the topic and the focus of the special session.

2. Rationale

Please explain why the topic of the special session is novel and timely, why it is relevant to the ISCAS community and how it possibly fits within the innovation themes listed above.

3. Proposed speakers

Provide a list of all talks, speakers, and co-authors (in each associated paper). Technical sessions are normally expected to have 5 papers. In exceptional cases (like industrial talks, or contribution by particularly renowned speakers) it may be possible to have sessions of one talks without an associate paper or a talk which will have a double-time slot for the presentation. In these cases, please contact the Special Sessions Chairs in advance (before submitting your proposal) to explain the rationale of your request.

4. Biographies

Provide a short bio-sketch of the session proposers.

Important aspect in the evaluation of special session proposals will be the timeliness of the topic, quality/track record of the proposers and speakers, coherence of the session and expected value added to the overall technical program. Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be provided by October 5, 2020.

Organizers of the two most successful special sessions will be invited to organize and serve as Guest Editors of special issues in the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems.

ISCAS 2021 Special Session Co-Chairs

Key Dates

  • Special Session ProposalsOct. 5, 2020
    Oct. 19, 2020
  • Special Sessions Proposals NotificationOct. 12, 2020
    Oct. 26, 2020
  • Special Session Papers Submission DeadlineNov. 16, 2020
    Nov. 29, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance (for all papers)Jan. 15, 2021
    Jan. 29, 2021
  • Notification of Special Session Paper AcceptanceJan. 15, 2021
    Jan. 29, 2021
  • Special Session Final Paper SubmissionFeb. 5, 2021
    Feb. 15, 2021