BALKANCOM 2019 – THIRD INTERNATIONAL BALKAN CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

As the name suggests, the BalkanCom is held annually in a country of the Balkan Peninsula. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to this historical region. The conference addresses the important challenges in the evolving world of Communications and Networking, while at the same time bolstering the potential and talent that is found in this exciting and dynamic region.

The third edition of the conference will take place on June 10-12, 2019 in Skopje, Macedonia. The theme of the conference, “5G and beyond“, is fitting not only for the Balkan Peninsula, but globally, reflecting the process of intensive ICT development and requirements for an ever increased interconnected world.

This conference edition will be dedicated to initiate and establish the spirit of “Balkans without the borders“, in order to support and boost the knowledge and technology transfer in the area and among the neighboring countries.

We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless systems and networks
  • Next generation RAN and beyond 5G
  • mmWave, Terahertz communication
  • Free-space optical and visible light communication
  • Internet of Things and M2M communication
  • Ultra-reliable and low latency communication
  • Software-defined networking, network function virtualization and network slicing
  • Cognitive radio networks and dynamic spectrum access
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for communication and networking
  • Nanoscale networks based on molecular and electromagnetic communication
  • Communication in challenging environments (underwater, underground, tunnels/mines, space, disasters)
  • V2X communications
  • Communication protocols (transport, routing, link, and physical layers)
  • Fibre-optical communication systems
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Information theory and coding
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Green communication and networking
  • Resource management
  • Integration of heterogeneous networks
  • Wireless ad hoc, mesh and sensor networks
  • Security and privacy in communication networks
  • Deployment scenarios and experiences
  • Infrastructures, platforms, testbeds, and software

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Papers should describe original work and should be no more than 5 pages in a double-column format including tables, figures and references.

Accepted papers up to 5 pages will be published in the proceedings. One extra page is allowed with an additional fee, if accepted. BalkanCom reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the conference. Best papers will be fast tracked to Computer Networks (Elsevier) and Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier) Journals.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2019
Camera-ready papers due: May 10, 2019

 

DOCUMENTS

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Additional information is available at the conference webpage: www.balkancom.info/2019

 

GENERAL CHAIRS
Liljiana Gavrilovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Petri Mahonen, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto, Canada

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Özgür Gürbüz, Sabanci University, Turkey
Wolfgang Gerstacker, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Vladimir Atanasovski, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Aleksandar Neshkovic, ETF, Belgrade, Serbia

PUBLICATIONS CHAIR
Dejan Vukobratovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Oliver Holland, King’s College London, United Kingdom

PUBLICITY CHAIRS
Mihael Mohorcic, JSI, Slovenia
Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIRS
Valentin Rakovic, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Daniel Denkovski, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Aleksandar Risteski, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Enis Kocan, University of Montenegro, Montenegro

FINANCE CHAIRS
Mehmet Can Vuran, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Anna Maria Vegni, Roma Tre University, Italy

WEB CHAIR
Josep Miquel Jornet, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA

STEERING COMMITTEE
Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ilir Capuni, University of New York, Tirana, Albania
Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Mehmet Can Vuran, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Liljiana Gavrilovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
George Giannakis, University of Minnesota, USA
Josep Miquel Jornet, University at Buffalo, USA