Special Sessions

Special sessions that have been approved to date are:

  • - SS1 - Monitoring, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Resilient Control Methods and Applications (Call for Papers)
  • - SS2 - Advanced ICT and Control Approaches for Intelligent Energy Systems (Call for Papers)
  • - SS3 - Emerging Intelligence in Distributed Automation Systems (Call for Papers)
  • - SS4 - Innovative Technologies and Methods for Zero Defect Manufacturing on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Context (Call for Papers)
  • - SS5 - Engineering of Software Products for Industry (Call for Papers)
  • - SS6 - Virtual and Augmented Reality in Industrial Applications (Call for Papers)
  • - SS7 - Collaborative Mobile Manipulators for Industry Application (Call for Papers)
  • - SS8 - Advances in Soft Sensors, Methods, Practices, and Applications (Call for Papers)
  • - SS9 - Industrial Informatics Applications for Transportation Electrification towards a Smarter Grid (Call for Papers)
  • - SS10 - Evolving and Iterative Soft Computing Systems (Call for Papers)
  • - SS11 - Technologies and Infrastructures for the Water Energy Nexus (Call for Papers)
  • - SS12 - Innovative Approaches for Re-configurability of Industrial Production Systems (Call for Papers)
  • - SS13 - Social and Economic Aspects of Cyber-physical Systems and Industry 4.0 for Human Development (Call for Papers)
  • - SS14 - Towards Dynamic Manufacturing System through the Plug-and-Produce Paradigm (Call for Papers)

Submitting a Special Session Proposal

Special sessions can cover subjects or cross-subjects belonging to the topics of interest, or novel topics related with interest. Special sessions can also have clusters of projects, namely EU-sponsored R&D projects. If you are interested in organizing a special session, please contact Special Sessions Co-Chairs ( Antonio Luque, Valeriy Vyatkin ).

When submitting your proposal please use the following template (SS-INDIN2018-template.doc).

Organization of special sessions

An individual can be (co‐)organizer of up to two Special Sessions.

Once approved, it is the duty of the organizers to publicize the Special Session among researchers and practitioners in the field and attract a sufficient number of papers.

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, SS 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 submission system and the SS chairs notified so that they can arrange the review process.

During the review process, organizers must take into account that:

  • An individual cannot be (co‐)author of more than two papers submitted to the same Special Session.
  • Papers from organizers cannot exceed 60% of the contents of the Special Session.

A minimum of 5 accepted papers with authors from at least 3 independent institutions (other than the organizers institutions) and two different countries 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 support the organizers with advice but reserve measures including cancellation of the respective special session.