ISSM2021 invites Special Sessions to enrich and broaden the research focus
of the main conference. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive forum on
topics that will not be fully explored during the main event, as well as to
encourage in-depth discussion of technical and application issues related to
dependability, security, and automaticity. This is a unique opportunity for
researchers and industry practitioners to shape the future research
directions as well as share their original research results and practical
development experiences on specific topics related to dependability,
security, and automaticity.
The proposals should contain the following information:
Title of the special session, including both full name and abbreviation;
Brief technical description of the special session, scope and
objectives, identification of specific technical issues, focus (up to 1
Names and contact information of the organizers;
Procedures for selecting papers (including the expected number of
accepted papers), and the expected number of participants;
One-page CFP of the special session, including the submission deadline
and notification date (according to the dates established for the main
Brief plans for dissemination (e.g., how to publicize special session or
possible submissions to special issues of journals);
Tentative website/URL of the proposed special session (optional).
Please prepare your proposal as a single PDF file with the requested
information no later than April 10, 2021. Submit the proposal by email to
the secretary at
Please use “ISSM2021 Special Issue Proposal” as the email subject. Once we
receive a proposal, a decision will be made within 1-2 weeks. Accepted
proposals should follow strictly the important dates, particularly paper
notification and camera-ready dates listed below.
Important Dates for special session
Special Session Proposal Due: April 10, 2021
Special Session Proposal Notification: April 25, 2021
Special Session Paper Due: May 20, 2021
Authors Notification: June 10, 2021
Camera-ready Submission: July 20, 2021
For accepted proposals, organizers are responsible for composing the
corresponding program committees, advertising call for papers, reviewing
submissions, and planning the final program. Special Session Chairs will assist
the organization and ensure their quality and success. The organizer will
provide facilities including the paper submission systems, working notes
printing, meeting rooms, coffee breaks, lunches, proceedings preparation, etc.
A special session paper should follow the same Paper Submission Guidelines as
the main Congress papers. Each paper should be reviewed at least by two
reviewers in the corresponding areas. All accepted special session papers will
be included in the same conference proceedings.
The accepted papers in a cancelled special session may be moved to special
session, or to a main Congress session if they fit the quality requirement. The
registration requirement and procedure for papers will be determined by the
organizing committee, and the registration fee will be paid directly to
ISSM2021. The registration fee can be waived for a main
special session organizer if there are more than 5 accepted papers.
We are looking forward to your exciting proposals!