Instructions for Organizing a Special Session
Special sessions are held in one or more two-hour blocks of time, each of which
typically consist of four 1/2 hour talks or a one hour overview and two 1/2
hour talks. These times include time for questions. It is preferable that
sessions have two organizers, one experienced person and a younger colleague or
The duties of the session organizers are:
The scientific quality of a special session is the sole responsibility of
the session organizers.
- Submit a proposal for the session to the Chair of the Scientific
- Invite the speakers
- Maintain a web page describing the session with abstracts for the talks.
Examples can be found on the ACA web page. ACA can assist you with the web
Sample letter of invitation
ORGANIZER and I are inviting you to make a 1/2 hour (1 hour) presentation,
including time for questions, in the Special Session, SPECIAL SESSION, that we
are organizing for the Applications of Computer Algebra Conference (ACA'2001)
that will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA from May 31--June 3, 2001.
More information about the meeting can be found at
and more information about the special session can be found at
You are responsible for all of your expenses for the meeting including
registration fee, travel, lodging and food. However, pending the funding of a
grant, some funds may be available to assist attendees. Information about this
funding will be posted on the meeting web page. Young researchers and students
will be given priority for these funds as will requests for modest partial
Return to the ACA'2001 homepage.