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Call for Special Session Proposals for 2016 IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech 2016)


Auckland, New Zealand, August 8-12, 2016


We are soliciting proposals for special sessions (SS) that are an important part of CyberSciTech 2016. The purpose of special sessions is to provide a comprehensive forum on topics that will not be fully explored during the main congress as well as to encourage in-depth discussion of technical and application issues related Cyber Science and Technology. A special proposal should include the following information:


- Title of the proposed session

- Proposers’ names, titles, affiliations, primary contact emails, and short bios

- Aim and scope (including a list of main topics)

- Any special space or equipment requests.


A special session proposal should be submitted by email to [log in to unmask] by February 29, 2016. Please use “CyberSciTech 2016 special session proposal” as the email subject. Once receiving a special session proposal, a decision on the proposed session will be made in a week.


Special session organizers are responsible for advertising call for special session papers, reviewing submissions and planning the final program. CyberSciTech2016 Special Session Chairs will assist the organization of special sessions and ensure their quality and success. A special session paper should be six pages and follow the same Paper Submission Guidelines for the main conference papers. Each paper will be reviewed at least by two experts in the corresponding areas. All accepted special papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE-CS Conference Publishing Services in IEEE-DL and EI indexed.


Important Dates for CyberSciTech2016 Special Sessions

Special Session Proposal Due: February 29, 2016

Special Session Proposal Decision: In a week after received

Special Session Paper Submission Due: April 15, 2016

Author Notification Date:   May 10, 2016

Camera-ready Papers Due: May 31, 2016


Note that each special session should include at least 4 papers, otherwise it will be cancelled. The accepted papers in a cancelled SS may be moved to a workshop or a main track if they fit in with the quality requirement. The registration requirement and procedure for special session papers will be determined by CyberSciTech Organizing Committee, and the registration fee will be paid directly to CyberSciTech 2016. The registration fee can be waived for one SS main organizer if there are more than 8 accepted papers in the SS.


For any questions, please contact the special session chairs, Qingyong Li and William Liu, at [log in to unmask].


Dr. William Liu

Department of Information Technology and Software Engineering

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Auckland, New Zealand

+64 9 921 9999 Ext. 5210

Email: [log in to unmask]

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