The organizers of DSTA 2019 cordially invite recognized experts to propose Special Sessions within a general scope of the conference.

Special Sessions supplement the regular program of DSTA 2019 and are intended to provide a sample of the state-of-the-art and highlight important research directions in a field of special interest to DSTA participants. Each of the sessions is expected to last 1.5 hours, counting 5 speakers to be invited by the organizers of the session. It is also possible to invite a multiple of this number (10, 15 speakers). In such case, the session is divided into parts, each counting 5 speakers. Presentations will be oral, and only by invitation of the session organizers. Both organizers and invited contributors will be required to register to the conference and submit their paper at the DSTA 2019 website, following the same deadlines as in the call for contributed papers. The review process will use the DSTA 2019 online system and will be fully supervised by the session organizers. All invited speakers will be provided with relevant certificates and selected papers will be recommended for publication in Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics or in a special issue of one of high-impact journals (DSTA 2017 resulted in two volumes of Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics and 8 special issues). Other accepted papers will be published in conference books.

Special Session organizers will benefit from 20% discount on the conference fee and relevant certificates.

Please note that in case less than 5 presentations are registered for the conference, the Chair of the conference and the Organization Committee reserve the right to re-assign these presentations into regular sessions.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please prepare a single PDF file containing the following information:

  • Title of the Special Session
  • Name of proposer(s) – max. 2
  • Email of the main contact person
  • Short (up to ½ A4 page) biography of the proposer(s)
  • Brief description of the topic and motivation, highlighting the novelty/impact and timeliness of the topic
  • Relevance to the scope of DSTA and related topics
  • List of potential authors and tentative titles

The proposals should be sent to no later than March 10th, 2019.

Please write "[DSTA 2019] Special Session Proposal" on the e-mail subject line. The proposals will be evaluated based on the quality, timeliness and potential impact of the topic.

Final notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent by April 1st, 2019.