Special Sessions

The NGCAS 2017 technical program will include Special Sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics that are of particular interest to the circuits and systems community. Special Session proposals from young professionals are especially welcome.  Please find here the call for special sessions proposals.

Typically, each Special Session comprises 5 presentations of 15 minutes each. The first paper in a Special Session may serve as an introduction to the field, aimed at outsiders, and therefore could also be an overview paper. Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit proposals indicating:

  • Title of the session
  • Rationale of the need for the Special Session at NGCAS; the rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and/or its multidisciplinary features (if any)
  • Short biography of the organizers
  • List of at least five (5) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract of each contribution).

Organizers should not contribute with more than one paper. Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, and the qualifications of organizers and contributors. The balance of the topics across the technical areas represented in CAS and the presence and quality of the overview paper will be also considered in evaluating the received proposal.

After Special Session proposals are approved, manuscripts may be submitted to the special sessions and should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular NGCAS papers. Papers will undergo the same review process as regular papers. If, at the end of the review process, fewer than four (4) papers are accepted, the session will be cancelled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions. Proposals should be sent via e-mail (in PDF format) to the Special Session chairs by April 20, 2017.

NGCAS 2017 Special Sessions Chairs: 

Sandro Carrara (sandro.carrara@epfl.ch)

Maurizio Martina (maurizio.martina@polito.it)