Call for Special Session Proposals

Co-Chairs:  Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio, Texas A&M University < sanchez at >

                 Jeff Draper, University of Southern California        < draper at >

The MWSCAS 2010 technical program will include special sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to the circuits and systems community that may also cut across and beyond disciplines traditionally represented at MWSCAS.


Prospective organizers of special sessions should submit proposals indicating:

 Title of the session

 Rationale of the need for the special session at MWSCAS. The rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and /or its multidisciplinary flavor, and must explain how it is different from the subjects covered by the regular sessions

 Short biography of the organizers

 List of five (5) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and an abstract of each contribution). It is recommended that the first paper be a tutorial in the field, of overview character, in order to introduce a non-specialist CAS audience to the subject.  


Proposals are due on or before 19 February 2010  1 March 2010  and should be submitted via email to one of the special session chairs (in either pdf or plain ascii text form). Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic,  the qualifications of the organizers and the authors of the papers proposed in the session. Sessions dealing with emerging technologies or sessions whose subjects are at the crossroad of other CAS fields will be preferred. International representation of the contributors in a special session is desired. Sessions in which two or more papers are authored by the same person will not be accepted. In its decision, the committee will try to realize a balance of the topics across the technical areas represented in CAS.


Notification of acceptance will be sent to the organizers by 12 March 2010. Authors of papers included in successful proposals should submit a manuscript on or before 23 April 2010 3 May 2010. Manuscripts should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular MWSCAS papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session meets the MWSCAS quality standards. If, at the end of the review process, less than four (4) papers are accepted, the session will be cancelled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.


Important Deadlines: 

Proposals due:  19 February 2010 1 March 2010 (Via email to a co-chair. Format: pdf or plain text )

Notification of acceptance: 12 March 2010

Submission of full four-page papers for Special sessions: 23 April 2010  3 May 2010  (Firm Deadline)

Notification of paper acceptance: 17 May 2010

Deadline for submission of final papers: 4 June 2010



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