Once a special session is accepted, the papers organized under that session will then be submitted to Paper Plaza. A special session can include papers submitted as RA-L with the IROS2022 option and regular (IROS2022 only) papers.
As is the case for regular papers, the submission deadline for special session papers is March 1, 2022.
After a special session paper is submitted, the authors of that paper should send the submission ID (whether it is an RA-L with IROS option paper or an IROS only paper) to the special session organizers. Then, after the deadline, the special session organizers will send the list of submission IDs to the Program Chair (nakauchi(at)iit.tsukuba.ac.jp) and the Special Session Committee (ss(at)iros2022.org) by March 8, 2022.
These papers will undergo the same peer review and decision process as all other IROS2022 regular papers and, if accepted, will be published in the proceedings.
If the special session does not have sufficient number of papers accepted, then the special session may be canceled, and the accepted papers submitted to the special session would be shared within other regular sessions of the area.
It is recommended to submit special session proposals with more than six papers in case some papers are not accepted. If more than seven papers are accepted, IROS2022 will ask organizers to select six accepted papers for the special session, and other accepted paper(s) will go into other sessions.