Call for Special Sessions

The MIND-2019 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions to be held during the conference. 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 Computer Engineering, we are particularly interested in focused research topics, specifically those related to the conference themes:

  • Machine Learning
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Network Security
  • Affective Computing
  • Deep Learning
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Big Data Processing etc.

Special sessions can also cover any other area focusing on challenging open problems of relevance in applications.

The participation of speakers from industry in a special session proposal is encouraged and will be positively evaluated when the proposal is assessed.

Note that all papers will be subject to the same peer review process as for regular papers.

Special Sessions Deadlines

Proposal submission deadline : 15th September 2018 20th October 2018 CLOSED

Acceptance Notification: 31st October 2018 Paper submission deadline : 30th December, 2018

Notification of acceptance: 10th January 2019

Special Session Proposal

Please submit proposals (approximately 3 pages) in pdf format by email to , with copy to Proposal should include the following information:

  1. Title and abstract: Propose a title and a brief abstract of no more than approximately 100 words that will allow conference attendees to understand the topic and the focus of the special session.
  2. Rationale: Please explain why the topic of the special session is novel and timely, why it is relevant to the MIND-2019 and how it possibly fits within the innovation themes listed above.
  3. Proposed speakers: Provide a list of all talks, speakers, and co-authors (in each associated paper). Technical sessions are normally expected to have 5-10 papers. In exceptional cases (like industrial talks, or contribution by particularly renowned speakers) it may be possible to have sessions of one talks without an associate paper or a talk which will have a double-time slot for the presentation. In these cases, please contact the Special Sessions Chairs in advance (before submitting your proposal) to explain the rationale of your request.
  4. Biographies: Provide a short bio-sketch of the session proposers.

Important aspect in the evaluation of special session proposals will be the timeliness of the topic, quality/track record of the proposers and speakers, coherence of the session and expected value added to the overall technical program.

Special Session Co-Chair

Dr. Pankaj Pratap Singh , Central Institute of Technology (CIT) Kokrajhar, Assam, India


Dr. Shakti Kundu, Shivalik College of Engineering (SCE), Dehradun