Special Sessions

Call for Special Session Proposals

The CPE-POWERENG 2018 organizing team invites professionals in the area of Conference Topics to propose special sessions to be held on CPE-POWERENG 2018 in Doha, Qatar.

Special sessions provide the opportunity to focus in detail on particular emerging topics, which are not reflected in the list of conference tracks or represent specific working fields where researchers would like to meet and discuss advances.

Download the template for special sessions here 

Please send your proposal in MS Word format to

IMPORTANT DATES for SSs

  • Submission of proposals: September 15th, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: October 1st, 2017

Proposal content

If you intend to propose and organize a special session, please provide us with a proposal using the template and including the following information:
  • Title of the Special Session
  • Brief description of the area of concern (approx. 100 words), with
    special focus on why we should believe this is an interesting and significant topic?
  • The name and contact information of two or more special session
    chairs, who are willing to promote and organize a sufficient amount of quality submissions to the special session. Please also indicate the background of the organizers.
  • A list of potential authors and their affiliations
  • A list of potential reviewers and their affiliations

Special Session Organization

Once approved, it is the duty of the organizers to publicize the Special Session among researchers and practitioners in the field and attract a sufficient number of papers.

Papers submitted to special sessions will undergo the same review process as regular papers. The special session chairs of the respective special session are responsible for organizing the review process, assuring at least three reviews per paper. This includes selection of reviewers from their peers.

Before starting the review process, SS organizers must explicitly declare papers which present a conflict of interest for them. A conflict of interest arises where the judgement of a paper quality can be influenced by the organizers being authors or knowing some of the authors. To ensure independent reviews, this conflict must be marked as such in the submission system and the SS chairs notified so that they can arrange the review process.

A minimum of 5 accepted papers with authors from at least 3 independent institutions is required for each session. If a session has too few papers, accepted papers will be allocated to regular sessions wherever possible. In case of indication of weakly organized special sessions, the conference organizers will support the organizers with advice but reserve measures including cancellation of the respective special session.

Organizers of a successful Special Session will get  registration discount and finally included in the program for their own use when attending the conference.