[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: ETFA2015 - Call for Proposals of Special Sessions

Alberto Ortiz alberto.ortiz at uib.es
Sun Feb 8 23:16:14 PST 2015

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Dear Colleagues,

As you probably know, the IEEE International Conference on Emerging 
Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) is one of the most 
outstanding IEEE events dedicated to factory automation and emerging 
technologies in industrial automation. It has been organized since 1992 
with great success, attracting a large number of high quality papers 
from around the world.

Next edition of ETFA will be held in Luxembourg on September 8-11, 2015. 
You can check the details in the conference web page:


Apart from encouraging you to submit a paper to any of the Tracks of the 
conference, we would like to bring your attention to the possibility of 
organizing a Special Session, which allows you to focus on a specific 
topic, either covered or not by the different Tracks of ETFA, but which 
can be of interest to the related Research Community.

Looking forward to your proposals,

Michael Short
Alberto Ortiz


                               ETFA 2015
      20th IEEE International conference on Emerging Technologies &
                          Factory Automation
                   Luxembourg, 8-11 September 2015

                  Web site: http://www.etfa2015.org

To enhance the Technical Program and focus on specific topics and areas, 
ETFA'2015 Conference will include Special Sessions, in addition to 
regular sessions. Special Sessions can cover topics which belong to a 
specific track, or multi-track subjects, or novel topics not included in 
the description of tracks, but in the technical scope of the conference.

Special Sessions should have a minimum of 4 invited submissions plus 
other possible submissions attracted from advertising; a call for papers 
should be prepared using the corresponding Special Session CFP template.


The proposal for a special session should be sent by Special Session
Organizers to Special Session Co-Chairs Alberto Ortiz 
(alberto.ortiz at uib.es) and Michael Short (M.Short at tees.ac.uk) no later 
than February 15, 2015, and should include:

* Title of the session;
* Names and contact addresses of the organizers, including telephone 
number and email address;
* Whether the Special Session fits in a Track and, if so, the title of 
the Track;
* Description of the technical area focus of the session: background and 
rationale for organizing the session, at least 150 words;
* Tentative titles of at least four (4) contributions, together with the 
names and contact addresses of the contributing and committed authors, 
no more than a quarter of contributions is to be from the same institution;
* Designated Track the submissions to be reviewed in. In case no track 
is specified, the Special Session Chairs will assign the papers to 
Tracks on the "best fit" basis.

Special Session Organizers will be notified on the acceptance of their 
proposal after March 1, 2015. In case of acceptance, sessions organizers 
will request the authors of their invited contributions to submit their 
papers by the due date as advised on the conference web site; calls for 
papers will be posted on the "Special Sessions" page of the conference 
web site.


The papers of Special Sessions focusing on topics covered by one of the 
conference Tracks are subject to normal review process handled by the 
respective Track Co-Chairs, through the conference paper submission 
system. The reviewing of papers of Special Sessions that are not 
associated with a conference Track will be coordinated by the Special 
Sessions Co-Chairs, assisted by the Program Co-Chairs, that will 
organize the necessary number of reviews.


The arrangement of papers in sessions will consider the Special Sessions 
in order to keep the respective accepted papers together. In the case of 
insufficient number of papers to fill up a full session (typically 
four), the Track Co-Chairs of the associated tracks, or the Program 
Co-Chairs in case of Special Sessions not associated to a track, will 
include other accepted papers upon consultation of the Special Session 


Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the 
authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form 
and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees, 
including authors, session chairpersons, and special sessions 
organizers, must pay the conference registration fee and their travel 

Submission of proposals for special sessions (SS) ------- February 15
Submission of SS papers --------------------------------- March 1
Notification of acceptance of SS papers ----------------- May 15
Submission of final manuscripts for SS papers ----------- July 1
ETFA 2015 Conference ------------------------------------ September 8-11


Alberto Ortiz, Univ. of Balearic Islands, Spain - alberto.ortiz at uib.es
Michael Short, Teesside University, UK - M.Short at tees.ac.uk

Dr. Alberto Ortiz Rodriguez (http://dmi.uib.es/aortiz)

Associate Professor
-- Systems, Robotics and Vision Group (http://srv.uib.es)
-- School of Engineering (http://eps.uib.es)
-- Univ. of Balearic Islands (http://www.uib.es)

Dep. of Mathematics and Computer Science
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Edificio Anselm Turmeda - Campus UIB (Office 245)
Cra. Valldemossa, km. 7'5
07122 - Palma de Mallorca (SPAIN)
+34 971 172980 (Phone)
+34 971 173003 (Fax)

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