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For participants interested in organizing special sessions as part of IABMAS 2014, proposals are requested to be submitted according to the following guidelines.




Organizing a Special Session


The proposals of the special sessions as part of IABMAS 2014 are due on  January 15th, 2013 (has been extended to March 15th, 2013) . Prospective special session organizers should consider the following items prior to submitting the proposal:

1.      There are typically five presentations in a single session.

2.      Speakers should be selected primarily for their current contributions to the topic area.

3.      Speakers should be as representative of researchers in the area as possible.

4.      A session organizer may speak as part of the session that he/she is organizing.

5.      Sessions are discouraged in which most of the speakers come from the same organization or if all co-authors on the papers being presented in a session are from the same organization.


Preparing of the Proposal


The Special Session Organizer(s) should provide the following information:
Title : Describe the subject of the session as accurately and specifically as possible in not more than 10 words.

Organizer : Provide the full name, title, affiliation, address, email address, telephone number, and, when available, fax number.

Summary : Describe the session in not more than 100 words. The summary should be written to attract those who specifically work on the topic as well as those who work in related areas. Based on experience, the following outline is suggested:

l  Explain the problem area to be addressed by the speakers and why it is important in significant applications.

l  Identify current directions of research and methods being developed to solve problems.

l  Describe the scope of the session.

Speakers : Provide the full name, title, affiliation, address, and email address of each speaker and the title of his/her presentation.


Submitting the Proposal


If you are interested in organizing a special session as part of IABMAS 2014, please send your proposal, containing the above information, via email to the conference scientific secretariat at: by  January 15th, 2013 (has been extended to March 15th, 2013) . In the subject of the email message, please indicate "IABMAS 2014 SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSAL".


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