Special Sessions

Special Sessions

Guidelines for Organizers

Special sessions target, but are not limited to, hot and emerging test topics as well as cross topics (i.e. topics which can be considered “border line” for the test community, but have, or are expected to have, a significant impact on the field). Proposers of special sessions are assumed to be able and willing to serve as organizers of the session, i.e. contact speakers, moderators, etc. Special session organizers can also be speakers or moderators in their own proposals.

Prospective organizers should submit a one or two page abstract outlining the session’s scope and topic(s), the objectives and relevance of the proposed session to ETS, the format of the session, and a list of prospective participants. The proposal should also indicate the duration and layout of the session. The duration should be at least 60 minutes AND no more than 90 minutes. The layout should show at least two 30-minutes (long) presentations AND no more than two 15 minutes (short) presentations.

In detailed the following information should be provided:

  • Name and contact information of the session organizer(s) and, if different, the session moderators.
  • Explanation why this session will be attractive to the general ETS community and its alignment with hot topics in this area.
  • Affiliation and a two-sentence bio of each presenter, session moderator, and organizer.
  • Expected number of attendees for this session and strategy for promoting this session.

By means of their submission, authors agree to register for and participate in ETS’19, in case their submission is accepted.

Key Dates

  • Submission deadline: January 25, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2019
  • Camera-ready manuscript: March 22, 2019

Submission Website

Submissions should be made electronically as a single  PDF file here 


Upon acceptance, special session presenters can prepare a single paper up to 10 pages for the entire session, to be included in the formal proceedings.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Special Session
Bernd Becker
University of Freiburg (DE)
E-Mail: becker@informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Krishnendu Chakrabarty
Duke University (US)
E-Mail: krish@duke.edu