The ICASSP 2020 technical program will highlight a series of Special Sessions to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to the signal processing community. Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit proposals with the following information using the template that can be downloaded here:

  1. Title
  2. Motivation, indicating the novelty of the topic and any possible interdisciplinary flavor
  3. Short biography of the organizers
  4. List of at least six (6) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract). Upon acceptance of the special session proposal, the contributed papers will be submitted in the same format as regular papers. Organizers should not contribute more than one paper.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and on the qualifications of the organizers and of the authors of the contributed papers as well.

The papers in each accepted Special Session will undergo a review process, similar to the other regular papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet ICASSP quality standards. In case a paper in a Special Session does not meet the expected quality, it will be rejected and an effort will be made to draw papers from the regular submission process to fill in the gap. If too many papers for a given Special Session are not accepted in the review process and we are unable to find suitable substitutes from the regular review pool, the Special Session may be canceled. In such a case, the accepted papers from a canceled Special Session will be placed into the regular program.

Proposals should be sent in PDF to the Special Session chairs at the email: Any other inquiries may be sent to the same e-mail address.


Special Session Proposals Due: Special Session Proposals August 12, 2019
Notification of Special Session Acceptance September 9, 2019
Submission of full papers for approved Special Sessions October 21, 2019
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