Call for Papers: PIMRC 2019

Call for Papers: IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor
and Mobile Radio Communications in Istanbul, Turkey (PIMRC 2019)

You are invited to submit papers, as well as proposals for panels, tutorials, and workshops, in all areas of wireless communications, networks, services, and applications.

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Full Paper Submission:  31 March 2019 (Extended)
Tutorial Proposals:  31 March 2019 (Extended)
Workshop Paper Submission:  15 April 2019 (Extended)
Panel Proposals:  30 April 2019 (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance:  7 June 2019
Final Manuscript:  28 June 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th ACM Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications (DroNet)

5th ACM Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications (DroNet)

Paper Submission Deadline: April 3rd, 2019

Official conference language: English

We invite you to join the 5th ACM Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications (DroNet), co-located with the ACM MobiSys 2019 Conference, which will take place in Seoul, South Korea, June 21, 2019.

DroNet welcomes contributions dealing with all facets of drones as mobile computing platforms, including system aspects, theoretical studies, algorithm and protocol design, as well as requirements, constraints, dependability, and regulations. We are particularly looking for papers reporting on experimental results of deployed systems, summaries of challenges or advancements, measurements, and innovative applications. We welcome in particular also contributions from interdisciplinary teams to present robotic work or applications focusing on the communication networks enabling the efficient control and context-awareness of teams of unmanned autonomous vehicles/systems with an emphasis on civilian and aerial applications, while related work on unmanned systems working underwater, in space or on the ground is also invited.

DroNet invites submission of original work not previously published or under review at another conference or journal. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and considered for the Best Paper Award. Selected authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their works to the MDPI Special Issue on “UAV-Based Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT)”. Submission deadline: July 15th, 2019
More info at:

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and present the paper there.


Workshop webite: for more detailed information about the event, registration, and paper submission system

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ACM MobiSys 2019 Conference web site:

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New position for Research Engineer in Cognitive Radio – France

Research Engineer in Cognitive Radio


Context: This Research Engineer position, is offered in the context of SMARTIES project which is a project of the ELSAT2020*, that aims to develop a set of cognitive radio blocks (rational use of the spectrum, use of free-bands TV-white space, energy sobriety, resilience to evolutions and interference, etc.) adapted to the railway environment (both ground-train vital and non-vital communications).

Such radios are opportunistic or “aware” of their environment and able to control their influence on the environment and adapt their transmission / reception parameters according to this environment (coverage, interference, available bands, available systems and services). Our objective is to test a set of spectrum sensing and blind digital modulation & waveforms detection algorithms developed jointly between the IEMN-DOAE and IFSTTAR, by conducting in-lab tests firstly, and then performing embedded tests in the Lille Flanders station using a platform SDR (Software Define Radio) based on USRP RIO boards.

Missions: The work will consist in the implementation of a set of plectrum sensing and blind digital modulating & waveforms detection algorithms on a cognitive radio platform using 2 SDR NI USRP RIO boards available within the DOAE. A state of the art of these algorithms will be performed firstly. Then, the candidate will carry out operational tests in the laboratory. Thereafter, He will evaluate their performance in the railway environment using on-board measurements.

The candidate has to answer the following research missions:

  • Adapt a range of spectral sensing algorithms developed at the DOAE & IFSTTAR (i.e. PET, SPET and Beamforming) to high speed (i.e. railways)
  • Implement these algorithms on NI USRP RIO SDR boards
  • Perform operational tests in the laboratory
  • Evaluate their performance in the railway environment using on-board measurements
  • Evaluate the performance of a waveform blind detection algorithm, developed at DOAE, on SDR boards by conducting in-lab testes
  • Attending project meetings and workshops that will be organized by the OS4 of the CPER ELSAT.

Skills :

Wireless communications, signal processing, cognitive radio, signal processing, SDR, Matlab simulation, Labview, knowledge of Railway domain will be a plus.

Know-how : Autonomy, dynamism and reactivity, sense of initiative, good relationship, rigor, taste for hardware implementation
Date de recrutement souhaitée : April 2019


Lieu de rattachement : IEMN DOAE (UMR 8520) – Université Polytechnique Hauts de France (UPHF), Valenciennes.
Gross monthly salary: 2645 €

* The ELSAT2020 project is co-financed by the European Union with the European Regional Development Fund, the French state and the Hauts de France Region Council

IRCICA – Postdoc and Engineer positions

Experimental Evaluation of Communications:
(1) Optical MIMO and (2) Railway communications

POSTDOC / Engineer – 12 months


Startas soon as possible; applications will be processed when they arrive but the opening will be closed by end of April
Place – IRCICA, USR 3380, Univ Lille – Lille, France
Required Skills – Experimental realization on test bench and, either Signal Processing and Digital Communications, MIMO techniques, either Optics / Experimental Photonics

For further details or to apply send your CV, a letter of motivation and references


Context: IRCICA has a set of equipment dedicated to the generation and analysis of signals. We are aiming at developing these Telecom test benches for two specific use cases:

  • Transmission tests for any class of few-mode fibers; 4×4 MIMO processing is necessary, although widely used in wireless communication, it is not directly transferable to fiber communication and adaptation to the optical channel is essential.
  • Emulation of railway communication using a channel emulator in the loop for IP level assessment of the link quality.

Expected applications: We are looking for candidates knowing either optical communication or wireless communications and eager to apply their knowledge on experimental testbeds. A good understanding of the radio channel is expected. For the optical test bench, the candidate needs to be familiar with MIMO processing. For railway communications, the candidate is expected to be familiar with different wireless standards (at least WIFI, if possible GSM-air, 4G and 5G). Depending on the use case, knowledge in Matlab and/or Labview are expected.

Both positions can be opened for Postdocs or Engineers, the goal of the project will be adapted depending on the profile.

Final call for papers – Workshop MoTION 2019

Final call for papers

Workshop MoTION 2019 on “Mathematical Tools for IoT Networks Modeling”

15 April 2019, Marrakech, Morocco
in conjunction with IEEE WCNC 2019

Paper submission deadline: January 30th 2019 (FIRM)

Motivation and Background

IoT, myth or reality, is in an intensive development phase on a technical but also commercial and marketing point of views as well. Many of the existing technical solutions for wireless IoT connectivity are based on the adaptation of the techniques developed for wireless broadband communication and in that sense it is difficult to evaluate how far are they from the optimal solutions. From a theoretical point of view, IoT networks lie on a paradigm shift with respect to usual broadband cellular networks. In general, IoT connections can be divided into two clusters: massive Machine-Type Communication (mMTC) and Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC). In both types of IoT connectivity the main issue is no longer to achieve the highest possible data rate. In mMTC the objective is to support massive number of moderately reliable connections, while in URLLC the objective is to support several connections with ultra-high reliability and very low latency. In many use cases, IoT connections transport only few data bytes and this is comparable in size to the protocol overhead needed to support that transmission. The main features of IoT networks could be summarized as: i) short packet communications, ii) bursty interference, iii) massive number of nodes and iv) connectionless communications. The first feature points to the techniques of non-asymptotic information theory, which is generalization of the asymptotic results by Shannon. The second feature is due to the small packet sizes, the different sources are random and generate bursty interference which is not Gaussian distributed. The large number of nodes advocates for the use of the stochastic geometry that should be adapted to i) and ii). Finally, in mMTC, due to the high number of nodes, perfect scheduling is not possible and only light coordination mechanisms should be used.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Massive multiple access
  • Non-asymptotic information theory
  • Estimation theory
  • Stochastic geometry
  • Non-Gaussian interference and rare events dependency modeling
  • Low overhead protocols for radio access
  • Signal processing and coding techniques for non Gaussian interference.
  • High dimensional methods
  • Game theory
  • Machine learning

Paper submission: January 30th 2019 (FIRM)
Acceptance notification: February 15th2019
Final paper due: March 1st, 2019

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VTC Spring 2019 – Call for Workshop Papers

VTC Spring 2019 – CORNER Workshop: Communications for Networked Smart Cities

Call for Workshop Papers

VTC2019-Spring, Kuala Lumpur, MALASIYA 2019 – Workshop W1
International Workshop on CorNer: Communications for Networked Smart Cities
Date: Sunday, April 28. Time: 9.00 – 17.30


Deadline for paper submission is: 5th February

Motivation and Background

The demands for high data rates and ultra-reliable coverage become demanding issues due to increase number of population in the world by 2020. The huge demand for high quality life makes the administrator and the governments to put carefully planning in cities in a smarter way. As a premier agent for stimulating a quality of life compatible with a resource efficient economy, the smart city phenomenon has recently seized the imagination of the academia and the industry significantly. As the Internet of things (IoT) and Tactile Internet are predictable to be a primary driving force for future cities, advanced communication methods will play a crucial role in assisting real-time data acquisition and utilization from distributed sensors. However, smart cities will also have to function within the limitations of the national economy and available resources. Consequently, the challenges in the realization of smart cities are many and varied. In general, low energy consumption, constrained bandwidth, latency and budgetary limitations are predominate. In order to overcome these hurdles, it is essential that new ideas and theories for optimizing the network in energy, spectral, latency and monetary terms are presented to achieve a robust environment monitoring and sustainable transportation network, among other provisions. This led the researchers to pave the way for future wireless networks under the umbrella of 5G communications as well. This is an amalgamation of a multitude of technologies ranging from device-level algorithms such as low power transmissions to system-level architectures such as software-defined networking (SDN), the challenges posed by each of these techniques are critical. The smart city idea is also known to work at the intersection of various techniques such as device-to-device (D2D) communications, massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), millimeter wave (mmWave) communications, full-duplex transmissions and Internet of Things (IoT) to name a few. The aim of this workshop is to bring together a group of experts with interest in emerging smart cities related areas. The recent advancement in smart cities has boosted the development of a new generation of highly-efficient mobile networks. This workshop will highlight the recent developments in this evolving area. It will provide a platform for exchanging new ideas and research collaboration. Topic are not limited to the following areas:

– 5G oriented smart cities
– Big data and cloud computing in smart cities
– Internet of things and automation in smart cities
– Cognitive radio in smart cities, and ultra-dense network
– Energy harvesting technologies and communications
– Communication in smart grid and green communications and computing
– Novel network architecture design
– Resource-efficient cross-layer optimization
– Cooperative communications, mmWave and Massive MIMO Design for transmissions
– Energy-efficiency and spectral-efficiency
– Cooperative and relay communications for smart cities
– LDPC and Polar codes applications in Smart Cities
– Antennas design and channel modeling
– Machine-to-machine communications and Smart Drones Communications
– Safety, security, and privacy for smart Cities
– Smart transportation systems and infrastructure (V2V, V2I)
– Applications, deployments, test-beds and experimental experience for communications in smart cities


Submission Guidelines

TrackChair Link:


Key Dates

  • Paper Submission: 5 February 2019
  • Acceptance notices sent: 16 February 2019
  • Final paper due: 28 February 2019
  • Early conference registration end: 31 March 2019


Workshop Organizers

  • Dushantha Nalin K Jayakody, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Syed Ali Hassan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • Rui Dinis, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal

TeamUp5G PhD student positions

PhD student positions from the recent MSCA Innovative Training Network TeamUp5G

(New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks)


TeamUp5G (New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks) is an MSCA ITN that has just started in 2019, whose focus is ultra-dense small cell systems, an important component in future heterogeneous 5G networks (commercial deployment in 2020) and beyond. TeamUp5G considers aspects such as enhanced multi-antenna techniques, efficient backhaul/fronthaul, massive MIMO, communications in the millimetre wavebands and visible light communications, as well as spectrum sharing and aggregation to enhance system capacity, decrease delay and energy consumption, and improve overall service quality.

The research team of 15 young researches supervised by committed experts from the industry and academia will advance the state of the art with the design of novel physical/link/medium access control algorithms and protocols to enhance capacity and user satisfaction, new dynamic spectrum management, opportunistic optimization of radio resources and cognitive radio techniques, together with self-organization capabilities, with different levels of collaboration, and techniques and methodologies to save energy. Both mobile broadband and IoT applications and traffic will be harmonized. The new developed techniques will be analyzed by simulation and prototyping and some show-cases (immersive video, drones) will be developed to illustrate the novelty and applicability of our ideas. The consortium will train the young researchers on how to contribute and will actively participate in the activities of standardization bodies.

Details on the fifteen PhD student positions from TeamUp5G (New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks), leaded by Ana Garcia Armada from UC3M, are available at:

We would like to receive applications from Early Stage Researchers who are envisaging to pursue a PhD and hold a Master degree in this field.






Paper submission deadline: March 31, 2019

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



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.



Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2019   March 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2019
Camera-ready papers due: May 10, 2019



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Additional information is available at the conference webpage:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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