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 student.
The duties of the session organizers are:
Submit a proposal for the session to the conference general chairs
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 page.
The scientific quality of a special session is the sole responsibility of the session organizers.
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'2002) that will be held in
Volos, Greece, from June 25, 2002 to June 28, 2002.
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 grants, some funds
will 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 support.
For more information please send e-mail to