The ICB2019 technical program will highlight a series of Special Sessions in order to
complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to the
Biometrics community. Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit
proposals with the following information.
Special Session Title.
A description of the significance and novelty of the topic and the rationale for the
proposed session including any possible interdisciplinary flavor.
Names, affiliations and a short biography of the organizers highlighting their expertise in the topic of the Special Session.
A list of research groups currently active in that area and potential contributors.
List of up to six (6) potential contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract) (if available).
Upon acceptance of the special session proposal, the call for papers for the special
sessions will be publicized via the ICB 2019 web site and mailing lists and contributed
papers will be submitted in the same format as regular papers. Organizers should not
contribute more than one paper. Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the
topic and on the qualifications of the organizers.
Special Session Proposals due: 10 November 2018
Notification of acceptance of the Special Sessions: 15 November 2018
The papers in each accepted Special Session will undergo a review process, similar to the
process for regular papers. The organizers can suggest 1-2 reviewers for the special session
papers and additional reviewers will be selected by the Special Session Chairs. It is the
responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet ICB
quality standards. Papers judged unacceptable will be rejected, and an effort will be
made to draw papers from the regular submission process to fill in the gap. If too many
papers for a given Special Session are not accepted in the review process and we are
unable to find suitable substitutes from the regular review pool, the Special Session may
The Special Session paper review schedule for accepted Session Session proposals
should ensure that the camera-ready paper submission date for the Special Session
papers be aligned with that for the main conference.
Proposals and inquiries should be sent via e-mail as a PDF attachment to the Special Sessions chairs:
Jiwen Lu, Tsinghua University, China (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Srirangaraj Setlur, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA (email@example.com)