Call for Special Sessions

The ISCAS 2022 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Organization of Special Sessions as part of the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems on Circuits and Systems in ISCAS 2022 to be held in Austin, Texas from May 28 till June 1, 2022.

The special sessions complement the regular technical program by highlighting new and emerging research topics or innovative applications of established approaches. The topic of a special session proposal should be timely and compelling. While we welcome special sessions in all areas of Circuits and Systems, we are particularly interested in focused research topics, specifically those related to the conference innovation themes as well as other areas focusing on challenging open problems of relevance for CASS scientific community. The participation of speakers from industry is encouraged and will be positively evaluated during the evaluation process. Note that all papers will be subject to the same peer review process as for regular papers.

Special Sessions Topics

The special session proposal should be timely and compelling. Special sessions in all areas of Circuits and Systems are welcome, but we are particularly interested in focused research topics, specifically those related to the conference innovation themes. The following is a list of suggested topics:

  • Flexible and Wearable Electronics
  • Advanced 5G/6G circuits and systems 
  • Electronics In Life Science and Medicine
  • Hardware Security IC Designs
  • Non-contact sensing
  • Space-Grade Electronics
  • Quantum Sensing devices
  • Single physical entity ultra-subminiature
  • Power Management
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Wireless Power Transfer
  • Food Monitoring
  • Vehicular Electronics
  • COVID-19 sensing and innovative telemedicine

Submission of Special Session Proposals:

Please submit Special Sessions proposals  in pdf format by email to the three Special Sessions Co-Chairs, Donald Lie, Mona Zaghloul and Joseph Chang.  Email addresses for the Special Session Co-Chairs are listed below.

Organization of Special Session Proposals:

The Special Sessions proposals should be in pdf format with a length of approximately 3 pages.  Proposal should include the following information:

1. Title and Abstract

Propose a title and a brief abstract of no more than 100 words that will allow the organizing committee to fully understand the relevance as well as the focus of the special session.

2. Rationale

Explain why the topic of the special session is pertinent and timely, why it is relevant to the ISCAS community and how it possibly fits within the innovation themes listed above.

3. Proposed speakers

Provide a tentative list of the papers and authors. The technical sessions are normally expected to have 5 papers. In exceptional cases (like industrial talks, or contribution by particularly renowned speakers), it may be possible to have sessions with double-time slots. Please clarify the rationale of your request.

4. Biographies

Provide a short bio-sketch of the session proposers.

Review process:

The criteria during the evaluation of special session proposals will be the pertinence of the topic, track record of the proposers and potential speakers, coherence of the session and expected value added to the overall technical program of ISCAS 2022. Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be provided by October 11, 2021.

Special Issue:

Organizers of the two most successful special sessions will be invited to organize and serve as Guest Editors of special issues in the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems.

ISCAS 2022 Special Session Co-Chairs:

Donald Lie;

Mona Zaghloul;

Joseph Chang;