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The Organizing Committee of the 24th International Conference on Information Fusion is welcoming proposals for Special Sessions and Panels on the theory and application of information fusion. Of particular interest are proposals that address “breaking news” research or topics that may be difficult to categorize for the regular sessions.

One- to two-page proposals for special sessions and panels should contain:

  • The topical heading
  • Rationale for the special session/panel (short paragraph)
  • Possible concepts and topics of discussion
  • Benefits to the fusion community
  • The organizer should email the special session/panel proposal as a paper to the special session/panel co-chair (see email contacts at the bottom of the page)
  • Special Sessions: A proposal for Special Sessions should identify at least five papers for the proposed session, and affirm that the authors have been contacted and have agreed to contribute to the session.
  • Panels: A Panel proposal should identify all or nearly all panelists by name, and affirm that they have been contacted and have given their personal assurance that they will participate.


Proposal Requirements

Special session proposals will be evaluated based on the current relevance of the topic, relevance to the field of information fusion, number of potential papers, as well as the qualifications of the organizers.  Accepted special sessions will be included among the regular sessions to which authors may submit contributed papers.

All papers submitted to a special session will be reviewed through the same review process as regular papers to ensure that contributions are of high quality. If a special session has more papers accepted than the schedule can accommodate, some of the papers might be moved to other relevant sessions.


Submission and Important Deadlines

Submit: All proposals must be emailed to the co-chairs:

E-mail Special Session submission to
Deadline: 15 March 2021

E-mail Panel proposal submission to
Deadline: 15 March 2021 

Notification of acceptance for both special sessions and panels: 25 March 2021


Roy Streit, Joel Dabrowski – email: ,