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Symposium Proposal Preparation Guide

GlobalSIP: IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing is a new flagship IEEE Signal Processing Society conference. It is motivated by the diversity and the potential synergy in the range of problems in signal and information processing that the technical community is facing today. GlobalSIP is comprised of co-located symposia selected based on responses to the call-for-symposia proposals.

Overview of Technical Symposia at GlobalSIP

The symposia each has its own technical chairs and review processes. The symposia are tied together through co-location, common timing, shared plenary, non-overlapping oral lecture sessions, parallel poster sessions, and a single registration fee. Each symposium will choose from among different prototypes with slightly different characteristics and fixed numbers of oral sessions and poster sessions.

The conference will contain the following elements.

The proceedings will be published separately, but with a title modeled on: “GlobalSIP – Symposium on (your selected topic).”

Guideline for Symposium Proposals

A complete symposium proposal shall have the following components:

  1. Title of the symposium;
  2. Length of the symposium;
  3. Paper length requirement;
  4. Organizers: names, addresses, and a short CV (up to 250 words) of the organizers including the general organizers and the technical chairs of the symposium;
  5. Technical description: a two-page description of the technical issues that the symposium will address, including timeliness and relevance to the signal processing community;
  6. Names of (potential) participants on the technical program committee;
  7. Names of the invited speakers;
  8. A draft Call for Papers.

Guidelines for these components are provided below. Please email your proposal to the Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chairs, at The deadline for symposium proposals is February 5, 2016.

For better consideration, proposers are strongly advised to submit their proposals by January 15, 2015

Length and Structure of a Symposium

You may choose one day or two day symposia. There are two potential templates for the conference. Each symposium is allowed to change the structure based on their requirement.

The structure of each symposium is illustrated in Table 1. There is a common kickoff keynote among all symposia and then staggered oral and poster sessions. The lunch break will be combined with Government Panels in the first two conference days.

Table 1: Example of a one day and two day symposium.

Time/DaySingle Day ExampleTwo Day Example
9:30-10:00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
10:00-11:45Invited talk sessionInvited talk sessionOral session
11:45-1:30Lunch & Gov’t panelLunch & Gov’t panelLunch
1:45-3:30Oral sessionOral sessionOral session
3:30-4:00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
4:00-5:30Poster sessionPoster sessionPoster session
7:00-10:00Evening activitiesEvening activitiesEvening activities

The expected number of presentations and papers for each symposium is illustrated in Table 2. The symposium organizers will be expected to target the number of accepted papers as indicated in the table.

Table 2: Expected capacity for each symposium

Single day symposiumTwo day symposium
Number of papers in invited session22
Number of invited session11
Number of papers in oral session55
Number of oral sessions13
Number of papers in poster session2121
Number of poster sessions12
Total number of papers2859

Paper Length

One objective of GlobalSIP is to attract people from different communities. The length of regular papers for initial submission can be determined by each symposium; but it must be between 2–6 pages. Invited papers can be excluded from the constraint. A limit of 10 pages is recommended for the invited papers.

Bio Information of the Organizers

A typical symposium proposal will have an organizing committee that consists of One General Chair (or two General Co-Chairs) and one Technical Chair (or up to three Technical Co-Chairs). To evaluate the proposal, the names, addresses, and a short CV (up to 250 words) of each organizer is required.

Two-Page Technical Description

To evaluate the proposal, a description of the motivation for the symposia is required including technical issues addressed, timeliness and relevance to the signal processing community. Essentially, this description answers the question: Why is this a hot topic?

Plan for the Invited Talk Session

The plan for the invited talk session must be provided including confirmed speakers. The invited talk sessions will be one hour and forty-five minutes long. We envision having two invited talks.

Draft Call-for-Papers

A one-page draft call-for-papers is required. Paper submission will be due on June 5, 2016 and final acceptance decisions on August 5, 2016. The header should be something like IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing – Symposium on your proposed title.

For inquiries and questions, please contact the TPC Chairs, Drs. Phillip Regalia, Trac Tran, and Brian Mark, at

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