Call for Special Sessions

Proposals for Special Sessions are invited in the following Tracks (a full list of topics is available here):

  • PHY - Physical Layer and Fundamentals
  • WIN - Wireless Networks
  • OPN - Optical Networks
  • NET - Networking
  • APS - Applications and Services
  • TER - Testbeds & Experimental Research


Special Sessions may address one or more Tracks, but they should be organised under a unified theme.


Special Sessions may include an invited speaker, besides papers.


Special Sessions papers should be reviewed by the Special Sessions organisers.  These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings, but they will not be uploaded to IEEE Xplore.


Special Sessions extend for a conference time-slot, i.e., 1h40, and they will be held during the conference, in parallel with regular sessions.


Special Sessions proposals should be submitted via a specific template, available here.  Proponents should provide information on the Title, Duration, Motivation and Background, and Structure. Additional information on specific promotion can also be provided, if applicable. It is not required that Special Sessions proposals already include the papers, i.e., papers in Special Sessions need to be uploaded only by the final deadline, i.e., May 16th.


The PDF of the call for special sessions can be found here.


Proposals were submitted to Giorgia Bertozzi,


Key Dates 

  • 2014 Feb. 21 28 – Submission of Special Sessions proposal (extended deadline) CLOSED
  • 2014 Mar. 28 – Notification of acceptance SENT
  • 2014 Apr. 25 – Special Sessions final programme PUBLISHED
  • 2014 May 16 – Special Sessions papers CLOSED