Call for Convened Session
Convened session guidelines
We have great pleasure in announcing that EuCAP 2024 is now open for convened session proposals.
The technical programme of the conference will include convened sessions of various lengths (including 5, 6, 10 or 12 papers). We are now calling for proposals for convened sessions. The proposal including a mandatory provisional list of authors must be submitted no later than the deadline (23 June, 2023) using the template available below. Notification of acceptance is to be sent on 3 July, 2023.
Proposers are expected to chair their Convened Session.
Proposers should try to meet one or more of the following criteria to increase the probability of the session being accepted:
Balance between EU and non-EU contributions;
Significant participation of industry, especially in application/industry oriented sessions;
Sessions with a specific focus that is timely and relevant to the research community will be favourably considered. Sessions with a regional focus are welcome but a thematic coherence is encouraged, e.g.: “State of the art in mobile antenna research in continent/region X”. Sessions focusing on an aspect of a relevant technology, such as: “Industrialisation aspects of metamaterial-based antennas” are also welcome, although please consider that a scientific/industry workshop may be a more appropriate forum.
Rules for proposers
Number of papers from conveners and their institutions
Convened sessions must be an open forum. To that aim, conveners should refrain from having too many papers from their organisations. The rules below should be seen as providing absolute maxima, not targets:
(a) 5/6 paper sessions: max. 1 Paper from each convener and max. 2 papers from the convener’s institutions leaving a minimum of 3/4 papers from authors outside the institutions of the two conveners. Conveners may solicit up to one “overview” paper;
(b) 10/12 paper sessions: max. 2 papers from each convener (max. of 1 to be for each convener as presenter) and a maximum 4 papers in total for the two convener’s institutions (flexibly distributed among the two convener’s institutions) leaving a minimum of 6/8 papers for authors from outside the convener’s institutions. Conveners may solicit up to two "overview" papers.
Overview papers need not necessarily contain new results, and their quality will mainly be evaluated on the proper coverage of the topic (e.g. not only work from the author’s institution but also that from the general scientific community). Such papers should be reserved for authors having the proper background and recognition to achieve an authoritative overview. It is stressed that this is a possibility but by no means an obligation. All remaining papers must present novel scientific content and are subject to a peer review process.
In addition, the proposers must be aware that the session may be cancelled if the number of accepted papers is too low.
When soliciting authors, please avoid confusion with EuCAP “invited papers”. In addition, convened speakers and conveners should be informed that they will need to register for the conference at the EuCAP 2024 website.
All papers must be submitted by 13 October 2023 and should conform to the same specifications as regular papers. The authors cannot be changed after submission and in case of “no show” the paper will not be included in the IEEE-Xplore digital library.
Please complete and submit by 23 June, 2023 in PDF format to email@example.com for evaluation by the Convened Session Chairs
The selection process of convened session proposals will be based on a set of criteria including:
Experience and International recognition of the conveners and solicited authors;
Topic of the session, taking into account the scientific content, innovation, the topical character, the level of expected audience interest, and potential overlap with competing proposals;
Adherence to the above guidelines;
Quality with respect to competing proposals.
The selection criteria and other constraints may mean a proposal is rejected despite its value and the reputation of the conveners. A 10-paper proposal may need to be changed into a 5-paper proposal in order to be accepted.
We expect that contributions submitted to convened sessions are of high quality. Convened session papers will strictly go through the same peer review process as the one implemented for regular papers.
One of the conveners must act as a meta-reviewer for the papers related to their session and will be invited through EDAS (meta-reviewers go through the reviews received for the paper to ensure consistence and produce an overall recommendation to the Technical Programme Committee). The convener acting as the meta-reviewer must be specified in the proposal. In case this convener does not receive the EDAS invitation by 10 November, 2023 please contact the Convened Session Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that in order to ensure the same quality control as regular papers (including plagiarism and self-plagiarism), convened session papers will also be meta reviewed by an independent meta-reviewer.
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