ICNR2020 seeks to provide focused discussions on new topics and innovative applications of established approaches during the conference. Therefore, the organization of Special Sessions is encouraged.

Special Sessions are 90-minute time slot dedicated to a specific topic. The structure of the SS is flexible but we would recommend that they comprise 5-6 oral presentations (18-15 minutes each) including 2-3 minutes allocated to discussion. As an organizer of a SS, it would be your role to:

  • Help publicize the SS among your networks to encourage the submission of regular contributions in your topic. These contributions will be included as oral presentations in your session or will be used to complete our poster program. You can also invite speakers for the session (they will also need to submit their contributions according to the regular procedures and deadlines).
  • Help organize the review process for contributions in your topic.
  • Chair the SS (specific notes for chairing the session will be provided in the future).

Special Session Proposals submission deadline: February 28, 2020
Special Session Notification of acceptance: March,15

Prospective organizers are invited to submit their “Special Session Proposals” according to the template for Word , and submit it completed to info@icnr2020.org. Proposals with significant overlap will possibly be merged.

Once a Special Session is accepted, the papers organized under that session will then be submitted to the Easychair system by May 1, 2020. These papers will undergo the same strict review process like all other ICNR2020 papers and, if accepted, published in the proceedings.