We are soliciting proposals for special sessions (SS) that are an important part of DASC 2018. 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 to dependable, autonomic and secure computing. A special proposal should include the following information:
A special session proposal should be submitted by email Kostas Lambrinoudakis, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Tatsuhiro Tsuchiya, and/or Alam Bhuiyan by February 10, 2018. Please use ìDASC 2018 special session proposalî 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. DASC 2018 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 DASC 2018 Special Sessions
Proposal Submission Due: March 20, 2018
Proposal Decision Due: March 30, 2018
Paper Submission Due: May 20, 2018
Author Notification Due: Jun 05, 2018
Camera-ready Papers Due: June 15, 2018
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 DASC Organizing Committee, and the registration fee will be paid directly to DASC 2018. The registration fee can be waived for one SS main organizer if there are more than 8 accepted papers in the SS.