Symposium Proposal Preparation Guide

Overview of Technical Symposia at GlobalSIP

Each symposia has its own technical chairs and review processes. The symposia are tied together through co-location, common timing, shared plenary, parallel oral lecture sessions, parallel poster sessions, and a single conference registration fee. There will be one keynote presentation per day held in a single room across the entire conference. Please consider the following when generating a Symposium proposal:

  • Interdisciplinary themed symposia are strongly encouraged.
  • Industry Outreach: Each Symposium should include at least one industry component (e.g., an industry- academic panel discussion session, a Distinguished Symposium presentation or a regular presentation by an industry leader).
  • Distinguished Symposium Presentations/Talks: For each Symposium, there could be a fixed number of invited Distinguished Symposium Presentations (i.e., 1-2 for half-day Symposium and 2-3 for one-day Symposium), tutorials, or a panel discussion depending on the preference of the organizers.
  • Flexible Symposium Sessions: Symposium organizers are encouraged to propose alternate ways to allow participants to discuss topics related to the Symposium theme. Examples can be panels, group brainstorming sessions, mini-tutorials, paper-less industry presentations, Ongoing Work tracks and proof of concept demonstration sessions.
  • Symposium Oral and Poster Presentations: Oral presentations will be 15-20 minutes in length. For each poster paper, a standard space of 4 feet x 8 feet will be provided. Each poster session will be 1.5-2 hours in duration, and will consist of 10-15 papers that may be any combination of invited and/or contributed papers. The oral and poster presentations can accommodate different types of submissions:
    • Accepted regular conference papers (4-6 pages): Will be indexed in IEEE Xplore;
    • Accepted extended abstracts (up to 2 pages): For paper-less industry presentations and Ongoing Work presentations, prospective authors are required to submit descriptions of the work as extended abstracts, up to 2 pages in length. Accepted abstracts will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore, but the abstracts and/or the presentations will be included in IEEE SPS SigPort.

Guideline for Symposium Proposals

A complete symposium proposal shall have the following components:

  1. Title of the symposium
  2. Length of the symposium
  3. Paper length requirement
  4. Information about organizers: Names, addresses, short CV (up to 250 words) of the organizers including the general organizers and the technical chairs of the symposium
  5. Email the complete proposal to: