Special Session proposal
If you are interested in organizing a Special Session at MARSS2021, then please send a preliminary proposal (5-6 oral presentations, 20 min each) using Special Session proposal template to info(at)marss-conference.org by February 15. The organizer of a Special session may later revise the list of the speakers as well as include new speakers until May 15. MARSS aims at increasing the number of female speakers, your contribution will be highly appreciated.
Special Session proposals are normally approved by default if the topic fits MARSS scope, so that a formal acceptance of the proposal from the Organization Committee is not required. In uncertain cases the proposer will be immediately contacted by the Organization Committee.
You may offer two options to the speakers in your Special session:
The first option is to submit a full paper (5-6 pages) to the conference. The full paper submission deadline is February 15. During peer reviewing, plagiarism check will be made prior to the formal acceptance, to be able to submit the final paper to the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, will be rejected.
The second option is to make a presentation without submitting a full paper. In this case, the speaker may submit a short paper by May 15 (1-3 pages, no submission to the IEEE Xplore® digital library), or the speaker may present in the Special Session without paper submission.
Every paper is to be submitted through MARSS2021 paper management system. The authors must select the suitable Special Session from drop-down menu on the submission page.
Some professionals may be interested in receiving a formal invitation to deliver “Invited talk” at the conference. You can offer this option to the speakers in your Special Session. The Organization Committee will provide such invitation letter upon your request. However, please inform your contributors that 1) each speaker in a Special Session, including the mentioned “invited speakers”, has to pay MARSS2021 registration fee, and 2) the designation “Invited talk” won’t appear in the conference Technical Program.
There will be a few professionals who are going to make a presentation in two or even three different sessions at the conference. To avoid any possible frictions or unexpected talk withdrawal in your Special Session, remind your speakers in advance that MARSS2021 registration fee covers only one presentation, any further presentation at the conference by the same person requires payment of extra fee indicated on MARSS2021 website.
Organization of a Special Session will be acknowledged by appreciation allowance of 450 CAD for each Session (at least 5 registered presentations required). If you can attract more than 6 speakers, then it is sensible to organize two Special Sessions, each Session including 5-6 talks. In this case, the appreciation allowance will be paid for each Special Session.
If less than 5 presentations of a proposed Special Session are registered for the conference, then the registered speakers (less than five) will be allocated to other (regular) sessions by the Organization Committee. Unfortunately, appreciation allowance cannot be paid in such case.
We kindly ask you to bear in mind that payment of MARSS2021 registration fee is required from every conference participant, including Plenary speakers, Special session organizers, as well as all Chairs and members of MARSS committees.