Call for Special Sessions

The LOD 2021 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions.

Call for Special Sessions

Special session proposals are invited to the seventh International Conference on Machine learning, Optimization and Data Science (LOD) to be held in  Grasmere, Lake District, England – UK, on October 4 – 8, 2021.

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

Special session proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, its uniqueness, and the qualifications of the proposers. The proposers are expected to have a Ph.D. 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 by Monday December 28, 2020. 

Submissions of papers to special sessions should be made through the paper submission website of LOD 2021 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 canceled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.

Special Session proposal submission

All the Special Session proposals must be submitted by email:

  • Special Session Proposals: Monday December 14, 2020
  • Special Session Notification: Monday December 28, 2020