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Special session proposals (New Deadline: December 15, 2011)

SSP 2012 is seeking original, high quality proposals for Special Sessions, to be included in the technical program along with the regular track. Special Sessions are expected to address research in focused, emerging, or interdisciplinary areas of particular interest, not covered already by traditional SSP sessions.

The proposals for Special Sessions should include the following information: 1) Title of the special session, 2) Motivation for the proposed session, stating its relevance for SSP, 3) Description of the session scope and main topics to be covered, 4) List of expected papers - sessions must have 6 papers and, 5) Short bio and contact information of the organizers.

The proposals will be evaluated based on their quality, timeliness, novelty, relevance to SSP, potential to open new perspectives and/or bring together confluent areas, and further develop the field. Each Special Session will include a selection of six papers. The session organizers will be responsible for soliciting submissions. Note that all contributed and special sessions are poster sessions.

Paper submissions to the Special Sessions should adhere to the same style as the regular papers, and shall follow the same timeline and review process. The Special Session Chairs will collaborate with the organizers in the assignment of reviewers to the submitted papers, the quality of which shall meet the same standards as regular papers. If fewer than the needed number of papers are selected, the Special Session will be cancelled, and the accepted papers will be scheduled in regular sessions.

Special Session proposals should be sent via email to the address with "[ssp2012] Special Session Submission" in the subject line.

The organizers will be notified of the decisions on or around January 1, 2012. Review-ready 4 page papers are due February 15, 2012.