ISCAS 2012 will include for the second time a special session for confessing your mistakes, aimed at helping people avoid repeating them. Tell us what you never tell in your papers: What was your mistake? How did you make the mistake? How did you find out? How did you discover the ultimate origin of the mistake? What did you learn about avoiding this kind of mistake in the future? Confessions can be of all sorts - ranging from scientific and technical to strategic or marketing errors. Your confession could save someone from making the same mistake you made!
A 90 minute session will be dedicated for 2-4 minute quick presentations of your confessions and the lessons learned.
Contributors should submit a maximum 400 word summary including at most 1 (one) figure, according to the format in the available template. The confession can be anonymous, if desired. If the confession is redundant with a previous or parallel confession it may not be included or they may be merged. Entries will be edited for clarity and conciseness by the organizers if needed. All the confessions will be organized and combined into a single multi-author paper of approximately 10 pages which will be circulated for corrections and comments. All non-anonymous contributors will be listed as authors on the single session paper.
The 2011 confession paper “Confession Session: Learning from Others Mistakes” is available through IEEE XPlore here. The slides from the 2011 confession session are also available here.