Special Sessions, Tutorials and Panel proposals


Proposals for tutorials should be submitted by March 1, 2016. The proposal should contain a one-page outline of the tutorial, the format of presentation, a short resume of the presenter(s), and any prerequisites for the intended! audience. Tutorials are typically a two-hour session.

Special Sessions

Proposals for special sessions should be submitted by March 1, 2016. Each proposal should give a half page description of the session topic, short biographical information about the organizers, names of potential contribu! tors and e stimated number of submissions. Papers submitted to special sessions will go through the normal reviewing process.


Panel proposals should be submitted by March 1, 2016 and should be in the form of a 2-page extended abstract describing the focus of the panel, providing a list of confirmed speakers, and indicating their areas of expertise relative to th e topic. We encourage both debate-style panels that include representatives advocating several positions on a topic of disagreement, and emerging-area style panels that consolidate and explain recent work on a subject of interest to the CIG community. Submit proposal