Special Session

 

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS

The 10th edition of IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) will be held in Hong Kong during 10-13 December 2018. WIFS has a good track record over the years for organizing Special Sessions in new or emerging areas. This year we are seeking innovative, high-quality and potentially interdisciplinary proposals for Special Sessions that complement the regular program of the conference. Special Sessions should be focused and provide both an overview of the state-of-the-art, as well as highlight the most promising research directions, trends and challenges in the proposed field within Information Forensics and Security.


Proposers should submit the following information with their submission:
  • Special Session title.
  • Short description of proposed field (one paragraph)
  • Novelty and motivation (one to two paragraphs), including why this topic is of interest to the WIFS community.
  • Short biography of the organizers.
  • List of contributed papers (titles, authors w. affiliations, and a short abstract). The targeted number of papers per session is 5, and at least 3 of them should not include the organizers as authors.

Proposals will be evaluated based on topic novelty and associated impact, organizing committee qualifications, as well as the proposed/potential list of contributed papers.

Special Session submissions at WIFS are reviewed via the same exact process as submissions to the regular program, and papers are expected to meet the same quality standards. For Special Sessions that are somewhat undersubscribed (due to paper rejections or limited number of submissions), an effort will be made to identify regular submission papers to complete the session, as deemed appropriate by the conference organizers. If a Special Session is seriously undersubscribed, the Special Session can be canceled, in which case the accepted papers from the canceled Special Session will be transferred into the regular program.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  • Special Sessions proposals due: June 15, 2018
  • Notification of Special Sessions' acceptance: June 22, 2018
  • Submission Special Session papers: July 15, 2018

SUBMISSION:

Proposals (in PDF) and inquiries should be sent via e-mail to the Special Sessions chairs

Julian Fierrez (julian.fierrez@uam.es) and Yongjian Hu (eeyjhu@scut.edu.cn) before the deadline.