The 4th IEEE Smart World Congress (SmartWorld 2018)
October 8-12, 2018
Guangzhou, China

SmartWorld 2018 calls for workshops and special sessions which will complement 
the research topics of the Smart World.

A workshop refers to an academic event in conjunction with SmartWorld 2018. A 
special session is an embedded session in SmartWorld 2018, focusing on a 
specific research topic relevant to the main conference. Each workshop will be 
expected to accept at least 6 papers. Each special session will be expected to 
accept 4-6 full-length papers.

Workshop/special session organizers are responsible for forming program 
committees, circulating Call for papers, organizing submissions and reviews as 
well as planning the final programs. SmartWorld 2018 workshop/special session 
co-chairs will assist the workshop/special session organizers in organizing 
workshops/special sessions and ensure their quality and success. The 
registration fees for workshops/special sessions will be determined by the 
organizing committees of SmartWorld 2018, which will provide workshop/special 
session facilities. Workshops/special sessions should strictly follow the 
important dates. The paper submission deadlines could be after that of the main 
conference to allow workshops/special sessions to pick up some good papers 
submitted to the main conference. However, sufficient time (5-7 weeks), should 
be allocated for peer reviews. Each paper should be reviewed by at least three 
experts in the corresponding areas.

In order to encourage the workshop organizers, the main conference will offer 
the following benefits to the workshop organizers: (1) If a workshop has 10-20 
full registrations, then one full registration will be waived. (2) If a 
workshop receives more than 20 full registrations, then its organizers can 
choose to get a travel grant (up to USD1500) to attend the conference, or to 
invite one keynote speaker for the workshop with a free registration and travel 
grant (up to USD1500) for the keynote speaker. The registrations must be from a 
workshop’s own received submissions and accepted papers only, excluding 
transferred papers from other workshops/conferences.

Please email your workshop/special session proposals in PDF format by Feb. 8, 
2018 to: the SmartWorld 2018 workshop/special session co-chairs, Manuel Roveri 
(, Seiichi Ozawa ( and Qin Liu 
( Please use SmartWorld 2018 workshop and special 
session proposal as the email subject. Paper Submissions for accepted 
workshop/special session should follow the same Paper Submission Guidelines for 
the main conference. The length of a workshop paper submission may be about 6 

Workshop & Special Session - Important Dates
- Proposal due: March 8, 2018
- Proposal notification: Within two weeks after submission
- Submission & notification dues: To be decided by individual workshop/Special 
- Camera ready version due: August 8, 2018


Please email inquiries concerning Smartworld 2018 to Conference Organizers:

Prof. Guojun Wang, General Chair of SmartWorld 2018
Dr. Guojun Wang, Pearl River Scholarship Distinguished Professor
Director of Institute of Computer Networks,
Vice Dean of School of Computer Science and Educational Software,
Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province,
P. R. China, 510006
Tel/Fax: +86-20-39366920, Mobile: +86-13360581866

Dr. Qin Liu
College of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Hunan University
Changsha, Hunan Province,P.R. China, 410082
Mobile: +86-13548577157
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