The Advisory Committee is seeking Mini Symposium Proposals on topics of the main conference from the program committee members. The idea is to have a closer relation between a Chair and his/her invited papers for a Mini Symposium, especially with the authors, projects and teams known to be working on a particular topic.
This model has been suggested by committee members and participants in order to facilitate a possibility of "grants for activity". The Symposium Chair will be supported with a Submission site (for accurate peer-reviews) and publisher's site information.
Financial support and scientific activities
For 5 or more registered papers, one free registration is granted to the Mini Symposium Chair. The Mini Symposium Chair is invited to provide a Preface of the Mini Symposium that will be published. The Symposium Chair is expected to invite the authors and handle the selection.
Scientific and logistic support
The IARIA logistics will provide the URL of the submission site. The IARIA logistic will assist for editorial issues and camera-ready cross-check.
Submissions can be:
The Mini Symposium Chair must organize the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the symposium. The list of mini symposium committee is not public; it serves only for supporting the reviewing process in addition to the conference review committee.
The review process is handled by the Mini Symposium Chair via a dedicated system provided by IARIA. The Mini Symposium Chair communicates the info <name><affiliation><email address> of all committee members to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviews must be ready 14 days before the notification deadline. Additional editorial reviews are performed by the logistics. Notification of acceptance is done simultaneously with the main conference.
IARIA logistics communicate to the Mini Symposium Chair the registered papers; based on this, a Preface can be written.
The deadlines for the final delivery of camera-ready papers of the Mini Symposium should reflect the deadlines for the main conference as all papers of the conference and Symposia will be published in the same Proceedings.
Registration, hotel booking, and other logistic services (e.g., publisher's site) will be handled by the organizers of the main conference.
If less than 5 papers, the Mini Symposium Chair agrees that the registered papers go into the main conference into an appropriate track.
Steps to follow
Symposia Board Chair
Mini symposium manifesto:
Instructions to the authors
Important deadline [generally same as the main conference]
Type if submissions
Mini Symposium Chair: John Tatooer
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