14th IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2006, March 29-31


Invited Sessions

The program committee encourages the submission of invited sessions with sets of six invited papers on a well-defined subject of current interest. These papers must present original, unpublished work and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

An invited session should present a cohesive and comprehensive focus on a topic relevant to the scope of the symposium. It may start with a tutorial presentation which can be alotted a double time slot. In this case five papers are sufficient to compose a session.

Separate to this, the authors of invited papers must also submit their papers via the instructions provided. These may be extended abstracts rather than full submissions, but must be at least 2000 words, and convey sufficient detail as to allow an informed peer review.

An invited session will be accepted only if the session itself and its contributed papers are accepted. Accepted papers of a non-accepted invited session will be included in regular sessions.

All papers in invited sessions will be subject to review and assessment by the Program Committee, who will select a proportion of submissions for inclusion in the conference program.

How to submit an invited session proposal

Organizers of invited sessions should perform the following steps:

Step 1 Contact potential authors to obtain a list of authors, paper titles and extended paper abstracts;
Step 2 Write a four page session proposal. This should describe the theme and content, demonstrate its coherence, and argue its significance and relevance. The proposed session should profile 6 specifed papers (or 4 plus an extended "double slot" introductory tutorial). At a minimum, the proposal should contain the following information
  1. The title of the session;
  2. The name and full contact details of the session organizer;
  3. A description of the session theme and an argument supporting its significance;
  4. A list of the proposed session contributions, including titles, authors, and corresponding author of each paper;
  5. A brief synopsis of the contribution of each paper.
Step 3 Generate a PDF file of the proposal.
Step 4 Submit your proposal at the paper submission web site. As part of this process, you will be provided with an Invited Session Code.
Step 5 Pass the Invited Session Code to the corresponding author of each paper in the session. Authors will need to specify this number when submitting their papers according to the instructions provided.