Call for Special Sessions

EUSIPCO has an excellent track record over the years for organizing Special Sessions in new or emerging areas. This year we are seeking innovative, high-quality and potentially interdisciplinary proposals for Special Sessions that complement the regular program of the conference. Special Sessions should be focused and provide both an overview of the state-of-the-art, as well as highlight the most promising research directions, trends and challenges in the proposed field of signal processing.

Proposers should submit the following information with their submission:

  • Special Session title
  • Short description of the proposed topic (one paragraph)
  • Novelty and motivation (one to two paragraphs), including why this topic is of interest to the EUSIPCO community and why it is different from a regular session on the same topic
  • Short biography of the organizers
  • List of contributed papers (titles, authors with affiliations, and a short abstract).

The targeted number of papers per session is 6, and at least 4 of them should not include the organizers as authors. In this case, an oral session will be organized. Alternatively, with at least 10 papers (max 2 by the organizers of the session) we offer to organize poster sessions. If two oral special session focus on similar topics. the possibility of merging them into a single poster special sessions will be considered, after discussion with the special sessions proponents.

Proposals will be evaluated based on topic novelty and associated impact, organizing committee qualifications, as well as the proposed list of contributed papers.

Special Session submissions at EUSIPCO are reviewed via the same exact process as submissions to the regular program, and papers are expected to meet the same quality standards. For Special Sessions that are somewhat undersubscribed (due to paper rejections or limited number of submissions), an effort will be made to identify regular submission papers to complete the session, as deemed appropriate by the conference organizers. If a Special Session is seriously undersubscribed the Special Session may be cancelled, in which case the accepted papers from the cancelled Special Session will be placed into the regular program.

Important Dates


Special session proposals

Extended to

22 December 2020


Proposals (in pdf not exceeding 4 pages) and inquiries should be sent via e-mail to the Special Sessions Chairs Anil Kokaram and Luis Castedo at

Congress theme

Signal Processing at the heart
of Artificial Intelligence

Important dates

Conference dates

23 - 27 August 2021

Special session proposals

Extended to

22 December 2020

Full paper submission

Extended to 1st March 2021

Tutorial proposals

12 March 2021


Notification of acceptance

4 May 2021


Extended 15 June 2021


30 June  2021

Author Registration

1 July  2021