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Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

Special session proposals are accepted until:

December 26, 2018

If you wish to propose a new Special Session please kindly fill out and submit this Expression of Interest form.


SCIFI 2019Special Session on Fuzziness in Smart Cities
Chair(s): Miroslav Hudec and Edy Portmann

INNO 2019Special Session on 21st Century Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Concept and Practice
Chair(s): Anna Nikina-Ruohonen

Special Session on Fuzziness in Smart Cities - SCIFI 2019


Miroslav Hudec
University of Economics in Bratislava
Slovak Republic
Edy Portmann
University of Fribourg

The activities in smart cities are focused mainly on effectiveness. Although remarkable, it is not sufficient. We should also consider citizens active participation from suitable informing (regarding all aspects of development) to flexible voting. Having different levels of statistical and IT literacy among stakeholders in mind, and quantitative and qualitative nature of data, the computing with words concept (based on fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic) is a promising way to cover these topics. Further, many concepts cannot be sharply formalized and many data are fuzzy in their nature. Managing fuzzy data, inferring from the data, measuring developments, mining patterns, managing flexible voting and data summarization are tasks, which can be solved by fuzzy logic approaches.

Special Session on 21st Century Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Concept and Practice - INNO 2019

Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019


Anna Nikina-Ruohonen
Grenoble Ecole de Management

Innovations and entrepreneurship are increasing in their significance in shaping our societies worldwide. Managing and leveraging complexities, creativity and innovation call for vision, proactiveness and effective tools across all stakeholder groups. In this session innovation management scholars and practitioners are invited to share their professional insights and inspiring cases that would contribute to developing an understanding of the innovation and entrepreneurship focused leadership in schools, universities, science parks, corporate world, investor, entrepreneur and startup communities.