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Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM)

September 16-18, 2015, Gwangju, Korea

Special Session

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CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS TO PCM 2015
Special sessions supplement the regular program for PCM 2015. They are intended to cover new and emerging topics in the fields of multimedia. Each special session should provide an overview of the state-of-the-art and highlight important research directions in a field of special interest to PCM participants. It should be a focused effort rather than defined broadly.


REQUIREMENTS
Each special session should consist of at least 5 oral papers. The session organizers will be responsible for the selection of these papers. It is encouraged that the session begins with an overview paper on the topic being addressed and that the remaining papers follow up with technical contributions on the topic.


The following information should be included in the proposal:
- Title of the proposed special session
- Session abstract (stating the importance of the topic and the rationale for the session)
- Names and affiliations of the organizers (including brief bios and contact info)
- List of potential authors committed to submit paper (including a tentative title and a 300-word abstract for each paper)


This is a competitive call, which means that all papers in the proposed session will be reviewed to ensure the quality of the contributions. Once the proposal has been approved, the organizers will organize the review process. The organizers send their recommendations to the special session co-chairs for final approval. If a significant number of the papers are rejected after peer-review for an approved Special Session, this Special Session may be cancelled (or merged to other sessions). If a proposal is not accepted, papers in that proposal can still be submitted to regular sessions.


IMPORTANT DATES
Special Session Proposal Due: 31 March, 2015
Notification of Proposal Acceptance: 10 April, 2015


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Those who are interested in organizing a special session should submit a proposal adhering to the above requirements by email to special session chairs with “Special Session Proposal” on the email subject field and all the papers in the special sessions should follow the same style as the regular PCM papers.


PCM 2015 Special Session Co-chairs:
- Shang-Hong Lai, National Tsing Hua University, (lai@cs.nthu.edu.tw)
- Yue Gao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (kevin.gaoy@gmail.com)
- Chao Liang, Wuhan University, (cliang@whu.edu.cn)