Call for Special Sessions Proposals

Prospective organizers are invited to submit proposals for DSP2014 special sessions. A special session should provide an overview of the state-of-the-art and highlight important research directions in a field of special interest to DSP participants. Each Special Session will be a two-hour long oral session with five to six presentations. The special session organizer's role is to invite the speakers, ensure that the papers are submitted on time, and chair the session itself. Papers submitted to the Special Sessions will be reviewed by two reviewers selected by the organizers and one reviewer selected by the Conference Technical Program Committee.

Submission Details

Each special session proposal should include the following:

  1. A topical title of the special session;
  2. A description of the rationale of organizing the proposed special session;
  3. A description of how the session will be organized;
  4. Tentative titles and abstracts of 6 invited papers;
  5. List of authors who have agreed to present a paper in the session;
  6. Brief biographies of invited speakers;
  7. Biography of the session organizer(s) and their contact information; and
  8. Other relevant information (if any).

Schedule of Important Dates:
Submission of special-session proposals:
March 31, 2014 April 14, 2014 (Monday)
Notification of proposal acceptance:
April 7, 2014 April 21, 2014 (Monday)
Submission of full papers:
April 28, 2014 May 5, 2014 (Monday)
Notification of paper acceptance:
May 5 , 2014 May 12, 2014 (Monday)

Proposals for special sessions should be submitted to the DSP2014 Special Session Co-Chair, Prof. Kenneth Lam ( by March 31, 2014 April 14, 2014.