The IEEE/SICE SII 2025 organizing team invites professionals in the area of System Integration to propose special sessions to be held on IEEE/SICE SII 2025 in Munich, Germany. Special sessions provide the opportunity to focus in detail on particular emerging topics, which are not reflected in the list of conference tracks or represent specific working fields where researchers would like to meet and discuss advances.

Proposal Content

If you intend to propose and organize a special session, please provide us with a proposal using the template, and including the following information:

  • Title of the Special Session.
  • Organizers of the Special Session.
  • Abstract of the Special Session (approx. 100 words).
  • Brief description of the area of interest (approx. 100 words), with a special focus on why we should believe this is an interesting and significant topic?
  • Alist of potential paper titles, authors, reviewers, and their affiliations.

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 the selection of reviewers from their peers.​

Before starting the review process, Special Sessions organizers must explicitly declare papers that present a conflict of interest for them. A conflict of interest arises where the judgment 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.​

A minimum of 6 accepted papers with authors from at least 3 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 the case of weakly organized special sessions, the conference organizers will support the session organizers with advice but reserve measures including cancellation of the respective special session.​

Proposal Submissions

Please submit your proposal through Paper Plaza in PDF format. After you finished your proposal submission, a confirmation e-mail from Paper Plaza will be sent to your registered e-mail address. In this e-mail, you can find an Invited session identification code. This code should be included in the submission of each paper, please inform all of your potential authors about this code.

For uploading the Special Session proposal, please login from "Submit a contribution to SII 2025" on the PaperPlaza Conference/Journal Management System.

Special Session Template

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Important dates

Submission deadline: July 21, 2024

Acceptance notification: July 22, 2024

The 2025 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration

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