[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: ETFA2017 - Call for Proposals of Special Sessions

Alberto Ortiz alberto.ortiz at uib.es
Thu Dec 22 23:56:24 PST 2016

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Dear ROBOTICS WORLDWIDE list members,

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 Limassol (Cyprus) on September 
12-15, 2017. 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,

Lucia Seno & Alberto Ortiz


                             ETFA 2017
22nd IEEE Intl. Conf. on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation
              Limassol (Cyprus), 12-15 September 2017

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To enhance the Technical Program and focus on specific topics and areas, 
the ETFA'2017 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 Special Session Organizers will be provided with this template once 
the special session is accepted).


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 Lucia Seno (lucia.seno at ieiit.cnr.it) no later 
than February 12, 2017. It should be prepared using the special template 
available in the ETFA2017 website 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.etfa2017.org_assets_pdf_ETFA2017-5FSS&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xXVgaRRGNMU2p_nwtUcSJ28xjdIqW0vNtPNeH0NbSFg&s=P_QAJoqUo9MKnSjVrs0CW5qobXa4N2N5YsEy2fyg1sM&e=  proposal_template.docx), 
and should include:

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

Please, use the template available at the ETFA2017 website.

Special Session Organizers will be notified on the acceptance of their 
proposal within 5 working days from receiving the proposal. In case of 
acceptance, Special Sessions Organizers are to request the authors of 
their invited contributions to submit their papers by the due date as 
advised on the conference website; calls for papers will be posted on 
the Special Sessions webpage.


Special Sessions papers 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 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, could 
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           February 12, 2017
Submission of special session papers                      March 12, 2017
Notification of acceptance of special session papers        May 15, 2017
Submission of final manuscripts for special session papers  July 2, 2017
ETFA 2017 Conference                               September 12-15, 2017


Alberto Ortiz, Univ. of Balearic Islands, Spain - alberto.ortiz at uib.es
Lucia Seno, CNR-IEIIT, Italy - lucia.seno at ieiit.cnr.it

Dr. Alberto Ortiz Rodriguez (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dmi.uib.es_aortiz&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=xXVgaRRGNMU2p_nwtUcSJ28xjdIqW0vNtPNeH0NbSFg&s=xzatdyzEv8xvI4_Ui9WgCMVqC9sdGWeyA-q46YtgVZg&e= )

Associate Professor
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