Technical sponsor
1st IEEE International Conference
on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS-2018)
Saint‑Petersburg, RUSSIA, May 15‑18, 2018

Important Dates

  • November 19, 2017
    Special Session proposals
  • December 22, 2017
    Paper submission
  • February 28, 2018
    Notification of acceptance
  • February 28, 2018
    Tutorial proposals
  • March 1, 2018
    Recommended date for visa support letter (invitation) request
  • March 31, 2018
    Final paper submission
  • May 15, 2018
    Tutorial day
  • May 15-18, 2018
    Conference dates
Special Sessions

Call for special sessions

To enhance the technical program and focus on specific topics and areas, ICPS2018 will include special sessions, in addition to regular ones. Special sessions can cover subjects or cross-subjects belonging to the topics of interest, or novel topics related with the ones identified within the topics of interest. Special sessions can also have the drive from specific Research & Innovation (R&I) projects or clusters of projects. Special sessions provide the opportunity to focus in detail on particular emerging topics, which are not reflected in the list of conference tracks, and/or to represent a specific working field where researchers, practitioners and industrialists would like to meet and discuss advances.

The ICPS2018 organizing team invites professionals in the area of industrial informatics to propose special sessions to be held at ICPS2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

A good quality paper may be considered for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics subjects to further rounds of review. If you are interested in organizing a special session, please follow the indications described here under and contact Special Sessions Co-Chairs at ss@icps2018.net

Proposal content

If you'd like to propose and organize a special session, please send us a proposal using the template below, and including the following information.

  • Title of the special session.
  • Brief description of the area of concern, with special focus on specific technical areas. Please make here an explicit reference to the sponsoring IES Technical Committee(s) (if any).
  • The name and contact information of two or more special session organizers, who are willing to promote and organize a sufficient number of quality submissions to the special session.
  • A list of potential reviewers and their affiliations.

Proposal template (28 Kb) (last update: September 28, 2017)

Organizing your special session

Once approved, it is the duty of the organizers to publicize their special session among researchers, practitioners and industrialists in the field and attract a sufficient number of papers. Note: the organizers may send their own Call-for-Papers, customized for their SS, to the ICPS2018-Organizing Committee (ss@icps2018.net) and it will be published on the conference webpage.

Papers submitted to special sessions will undergo the same review process as regular papers. The special session chairs of the respective special session are responsible for organizing the review process, assuring at least three reviews per paper. This includes selection of reviewers from their peers.

Before starting the review process, session organizers must explicitly declare papers which present a conflict of interest for them. A conflict of interest arises where the judgement of a paper quality can be influenced by the organizers being authors or knowing some of the authors. To ensure independent reviews, this conflict must be marked as such in the conference submission system and the session Chairs notified so that they can arrange the review process.

A minimum of six accepted papers with authors from at least three independent institutions is required for each session. If a session has too few papers, accepted papers will be allocated to regular sessions wherever possible. In case of indication of weakly-organized special sessions, the conference organizers will offer advice, but reserve measures including cancellation of the respective special session.