Call for Special Sessions

The LOD 2018 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions.

Call for Special Sessions

Special session proposals are invited to the fourth International Conference on Machine learning, Optimization and Data Science (LOD) to be held in Volterra (Pisa) Tuscany, Italy on September 13-16, 2018.

A special session proposal should include the title, aim and scope of the proposed session, list of potential contributors, and the names, e-mail addresses, affiliations and short bios of the organizers.

Special session proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, its uniqueness, and qualifications of the proposers. The proposers are expected to have a PhD degree and have a good publication track record in the proposed area. A tentative accept/reject decision on the proposal will be sent to the proposers within a few weeks after its receipt by the Special Sessions Chair. Accepted special sessions will be listed on the website. However, it is likely that an accepted proposal will be combined with similar proposals to avoid multiple special sessions covering a similar topic. A final decision will be made two weeks after the special session proposal deadline (February 28, 2018 ).

Submissions of papers to special sessions should be done through the paper submission website of LOD 2018 where authors can choose a special session title as the main topic of their paper from a list of regular session topics and special session titles. All papers submitted to special sessions will be subject to the same peer-review review procedure as the regular papers. Special sessions having fewer than accepted papers will be cancelled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.


Special session proposal submission

All the Special Session proposals should be sent by email to:

Special session proposals deadline: February 28, 2018