ETFA'2016 is sponsored by:  IEEE IES Fraunhofer IOSB-INA  

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To enhance the Technical Program and focus on specific topics and areas, ETFA'2016 Conference will include Special Sessions, in addition to regular ones. Special Sessions can cover topics which belong to a specific track, or multi-track subjects, or novel topics not included in the description of tracks, but in the technical scope of the conference.

Special Sessions should have a minimum of 4 invited submissions plus other possible submissions attracted from advertising. For further questions please contact the Special Session Co-Chairs Alberto Ortiz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Carsten Röcker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the respective Special Session organizers.

Review process

The papers of Special Sessions focusing on topics covered by one of the conference Tracks are subject to normal review process handled by the respective Track Co-Chairs, through the conference paper submission system. The reviewing of papers of Special Sessions that are not associated with a conference Track will be coordinated by the Special Sessions Co-Chairs, assisted by the Program Co-Chairs, that will organize the necessary number of reviews.

Composition of Special Sessions

The arrangement of papers in sessions will consider the Special Sessions in order to keep the respective accepted papers together. In the case of insufficient number of papers to fill up a full session (typically four), the Track Co-Chairs of the associated tracks, or the Program Co-Chairs in case of Special Sessions not associated to a track, will include other accepted papers upon consultation of the Special Session Organizers.


Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees, including authors, session chairpersons, and special sessions organizers, must pay the conference registration fee and their travel expenses.

Important Dates

Submission of special session proposals:   March 1, 2016 March 15, 2016
Submission of special session papers:   March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance of special session papers:   May 15, 2016
Deadline for submission of final manuscripts for special session papers:   July 1, 2016