Prospective colleagues are invited to submit proposals for Special Sessions at ICSGCE 4 months before the conference dates. Special session proposals are welcomed to be directed to the Secretary-General, ICSGCE at email@example.com
For a Special Session proposal to be considered for inclusion at ICSGCE, its proposed topic needs to be from an emerging area 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 smart grid community, further develop the area, and help to establish a larger research community around the area.
Special session proposals covering multi-disciplinary areas as well as of common challenges to smart grid technology are particularly encouraged.
Special Sessions will be intermixed with regular sessions during the conference. The number of accepted special sessions will range between 2 and 4. Each Special Session will be 2/3.5 hours long and will usually consist of 6/10 oral presentations.
The Organizer's role is to invite speakers, ensure the review process with the controllable deadline, and chair the session itself. A maximum of 3 Organizers per Special Session is allowed.
Each speaker invited to a Special Session will be required to submit a paper, under the regular submission requirements, by the regular submission deadline. These papers will enter the same system as regular papers, and be subject to peer review. 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 ICSGCE.