ISWCS17 Call for Workshops and Special Sessions



ISWCS 2017 – 14th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems

August 28-31, 2017, Bologna, Italy
Submission: March 3, 2017


** Scope**

The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the form of technical papers, panel discussions, as well as real-world evaluation in the field of wireless communications, networking and signal processing. This 14th symposium will bring together various wireless communication systems developers to discuss the current status, technical challenges, standards, fundamental issues, and future services and applications.

Proposals for Special Sessions and Workshops are invited in the following Tracks:
Track1 – Communication Theory, Signal Processing, Information Theory, Antennas and Propagation
Track2 – Networks, Protocols, Internet of Things, Services and Applications

** Special Sessions **

ISWCS2017-SpecialSessions may include an invited speaker, besides papers that will be selected according to an open call.
Papers submitted to Special Sessions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers under the coordination of the Special Sessions organisers. These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings. According to decision of the proponent(s), papers will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore (technical sponsorship still pending) or not.
Special Sessions extend for a conference time-slot, i.e., approximately 1h40. Each presentation should be given a minimum time of 20 minutes. Special Sessions will be held in parallel with regular sessions.

** Workshops **

ISWCS2017-Workshops may include invited speakers, papers, and panels. The structure of workshops is not fixed, and proponents may design it as they think best. In all cases, part of the workshop should be open to submissions through an open call. Workshop papers should be reviewed by the Workshop Technical Programme Committee. These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings (if the authors wish to do so), but they will not be uploaded to IEEE Xplore.
Workshops may extend for either a full- or a half-day. They will be held on the first day of the symposium, i.e., August 28th, 2017.

** Topics of Interest **


** Special Sessions Chair **

Andrea Giorgetti, University of Bologna, IT

** Workshops Chair **

Luis M. Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, PT

** Important Dates **

Submission: March 3, 2017
Notification: March 17, 2017
Paper submission deadline: April 28, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: June 16, 2017
ISWCS: August 28-31, 2017

Two PhD positions on Information Theory and Wireless Communication for M2M and IoT Communications

We propose two PhD positions on Information Theory and Wireless Communication for M2M and IoT Communications (if possible preceded with a master‘s level internship) in France: one in Lyon, one in Lille. They will start when possible, as soon as the candidates are found.

The goals of these PhDs are to propose new design criteria for IoT/M2M networks based on the non-asymptotic information theory framework and taking into account bursty communications (use of non-Gaussian interference distribution) and large-scale deployment (use of stochastic geometry).


Prof. Jean-Marie Gorce, CITI / INSA Lyon, France

Prof. Laurent Clavier, IRCICA, Lille, France

More info HERE

Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments (AMBIENTCOM)

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Editor-in-Chief: Fernando José Velez, Instituto de Telecomunicações Departamento de Engenharia Electromecânica / Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Editorial Board

  • Claudia Carciofi, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
  • Elvino de Sousa, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost, NICT, Yokosuka, Japan
  • Lina Brito, Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
  • Luca De Nardis, DIET Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Neeli Prasad, CTIF, University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Nguyen H. Tran, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggy, Korea
  • Nuno Borges de Carvalho, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Raul Chavez-Santiago, The Intervention Center, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • René Jr. Landry, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Canada
  • Rodolfo Oliveira, Nova University of Lisbon, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal

Smart environments (SEs) and ambient intelligence aim at providing the right service in a timely, unobtrusive and friendly manner. Recently, there has been a shift in the design of such systems that tries to include the user in the loop of decision making. In the conception of smart systems it is essential to gather the appropriate information to provide the required service. This implies taking advantage of both physical and virtual sensors that happen to be in the environment and make part of everyone’s daily life.

SEs, like cutting-edge technology medical settings, energy efficient buildings, vehicular or urban automated environments, are therefore populated by many devices connected by wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs). These environments are defined by a variety of different characteristics based on the applications they serve, their interaction models with humans and machines, the practical system design aspects that would enable them to operate seamlessly, unobtrusively and securely.

Aims and scopes:
Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments will publish original, high quality, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles dealing with wireless communications in smart environments and ambient intelligence.

Journal of AMBIENTCOM also welcomes technologic oriented papers for its Section of Recent Experimental Results: methodologies, procedures, characterisation and implementation aspects, assessment and evaluation (both from industry and academia).

The Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments focus on both the technical and application aspects of wireless communication networks for SEs, ambient intelligence and WSANs, giving emphasis but not limited to the following topics:

  • Ambient intelligence for smart home environments;
  • Ambient wireless networks;
  • Applications and real life user experience with deployed systems and prototypes;
  • Applications in health care, smart homes, surveillance, observation, industrial smart metering, machine-to-machine communications and smart buildings;
  • Automatic configuration of applications for smart environments and end-user support;
  • Coexistence of WSANs with other wireless technologies;
  • Cognitive radio and spectrum sharing aspects;
  • Context and social-aware applications;
  • Context models;
  • Context awareness, sensing, and inference for ambient intelligence;
  • Cross-layer design and layer optimization in WSANs;
  • Distributed intelligence in distributed sensors;
  • Emerging radio technologies (UWB, millimetre wavebands, etc.)
  • Energy harvesting for smart sensors and lifetime of WSANs;
  • Human-centred interfaces, intelligent agents, multimodal interaction and the social interactions of objects in environments;
  • Innovative architectures for smart sensors and actuators;
  • Mobile and pervasive computing in smart environments;
  • Mobile/wearable intelligence;
  • Modelling and simulation in WSANs;
  • Modelling of environments (homes, hospitals, transportation, roads, offices, classrooms, museums, etc.);
  • Protocols and algorithms for the PHY, MAC and network layer;
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and applications;
  • Recent standardization activities;
  • Regulatory and techno-economic issues;
  • Robotics applied to smart environments and living assistance;
  • Sensor data fusion and collaboration in multi-sensor systems and networks;
  • Sensors and networks;
  • Smart cities;
  • Smart cognitive radio transceiver design;
  • Sustainable communication systems and infrastructure for ambient intelligence;
  • Use of mobile, wireless, visual, and multi-modal sensor networks in intelligent systems;
  • Ubiquitous and ambient display environments.


Authors’ Guideline 



The URSI General Assembly and Scientific  Symposium will be held from 19-26 August in the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada.

The programme is now open for papers, with  a closing date of 30 January 2017. The programme with details of how to submit can be found at .
with the programme for Commission C: Radiocommunication and Signal Processing Systems can be found on

URSI supports a strong Young Scientist programme, which will provide support for young researchers under 35 to attend this meeting. Additionally, students can also participate in the Student Paper competition. This conference is an excellent opportunity for early career scientists and students.

Options are available to have the conference papers abstracted and indexed in IEEE Xplore. Options are also available to publish extended versions of the papers in special sections of the journals Radio Science or the Radio Science Bulletin. These special sections are already open.

12 months Post Doctoral position on Multi-Antenna design methodology for 5G systems dedicated for railway





Institute: IFSTTAR, Lille, France

In the framework of the French Regional program ELSAT 2020 (co-financed by the European Union with the European Regional Development Fund, the French state and the Hauts de France Region Council), the SMARTIES (Smart, Fail-Safe Communication and Positioning Systems) project deals the crucial questions of smart, fail safe communications and positioning functions for railway control and command (metros, conventional rail, high speed). The SMARTIES project is in line with the railway research strategy described in the Master Plan of the Shift2rail JTU in the Innovative program 2. The position is related to the development of innovative bricks for fail safe communications to meet the requirements of forthcoming 5G telecommunication systems.

One of the possible solutions considered particularly in terms of network throughput is the use of multiple antenna systems. The design of these systems can be quite complex if constraints in terms of dimensions and integration (while preserving good performances) are considered. The research work proposed in this project during this post-doctoral position is to propose novels solutions based on metamaterials for antenna isolation in multiple antenna systems.

Metamaterials are metal-dielectric composites tailored to control the flow of electromagnetic waves. In previous works, miniature and extremely-wide-band metamaterials antennas have been designed using characteristic mode theory. Isolation in multiple antenna systems have also been studied but would need to be further explored for 5G applications.

The candidate should ideally hold a Ph. D. in applied electromagnetics with a Masters or engineering degree in Microwave engineering or telecommunications engineering. He or She should master the electromagnetic modelling tools commonly used for antenna design (CST, HFSS, Feko…) and also be able to make electromagnetic measurements. The candidate should be fluent in English (both spoken and written) and ready to collaborate in a small team working on telecom applications.

Possible starting date

1st March 2017


Required Skills:

Electromagnetic theory, Microwave engineering (circuits..), Antenna engineering

Electromagnetic measurements and characterization and numerical modeling


Gross Salary

The monthly gross salary will be around 2300 € depending of experience and diplomas.


Name and Contact : Divitha SEETHARAMDOO and Marion BERBINEAU


Phone: +33 3 20 43 83 55 ; + 33 20 43 83 31

Recruitment procedure: Interview with a qualified jury

If interested, please send a detailed CV, list of publications and one or two publications the more representative of your work to,

IEEE 5G Lisbon Summit


Recently, IEEE Communications Society has developed a strategic framework based on the principles that embrace Industry’s interests and priorities while integrating IEEE and ComSoc’s objectives. In order to engage industry members with high value and innovative technologies, IEEE Communications Society plans to hold a series of high impact one day Summits in emerging technology areas (e.g., SDN/NFV, 5G, IoT, Big Data, and Cybersecurity).

The evolution of wireless communication networks towards the Fifth Generation (5G) is being driven by the standardization organizations. Companies and the research community worldwide are providing inputs to this evolution with Europe playing a central role through 5GPPP Infrastructure Association. This evolution will benefit operators, service providers, manufacturers and application developers, as well as companies of mostly any other sector, since wireless technology will improve their processes and positively impact the world economy, and finally the citizens that will enjoy communications with improved quality and new services.

The IEEE 5G Lisbon Summit,, is part of a successful series of 5G Summits that have been held since 2015 in America, Asia and Europe, and will contribute to continuous provision of a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.

The event will be held in Instituto de Telecomunicações/ISCTE-IUL on January 19th, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal. Furthermore, the IEEE 5G Summit will follow the 22nd Seminar of the Portuguese Network of Excellence for mobile Communications (RTCM), to be held during the previous day.

The program is composed by a rich blend of speakers from industry, academia, research labs, standardization and regulation bodies, covering different main topics, and is organized into five technical sessions together with a Panel on ‘How Far is the Horizon of 5G Networks’:

–          Global Vision;
–          The Radio Perspective;

–          The Network and Verticals Perspective;

–          The Standardization Perspective;

–          The Portuguese Perspective.

Registration should be done by email to  (please include your name, affiliation and email address).

The Organizing Committee

Fernando Velez, Pedro Sebastião, Sérgio Crisóstomo and Rui Aguiar

EuCNC 2017: Calls for Papers and Proposals


EuCNC 2017 is the 26th edition of a successful series of technical conferences in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the European Commission, IEEE ComSoc, and EURASIP.  It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present their latest research results, being one of the main venues for showcasing, demonstrating and trialling the results of research projects, especially, from successive European R&D programmes co-financed by the European Commission.  It will be held in Oulu, Finland, from 12th to 15th June 2017.  All the information is available at, and you can always consult our Twitter account (@EuCNC) or Facebook ( for updates.

The conference will include:

— regular sessions with papers from the open call (to be submitted to IEEE Xplore), the call being at available at;

— workshops, the call being at available at;

— special sessions, the call being at available at;

— poster sessions, the call being at available at;

— tutorials, the call being at available at;

— panels;

— keynote talks;

— demos and exhibitions, the call being at available at

We invite you and your colleagues to submit a paper to the conference, as well as proposals for workshops, special sessions and tutorials, by 6th February 2017.

The Microwave and Radio Electronics Week (MAREW 2017)

The Microwave and Radio Electronics Week 2017 – MAREW 2017 is organized by the Department of Radio Electronics, Brno University of Technology in cooperation with Czech and Slovak technical universities. The purpose of the conference is to create a discussion forum for researchers, academics, people in industry, and students who are interested in the latest development in the area of electronics, signal processing and applications, information technologies, microwave techniques and related disciplines. The convention consists of two conferences – 27th International Conference Radioelektronika 2017 and 18th Conference on Microwave Techniques COMITE 2017. The official language of the convention is English.
The Microwave and Radio Electronics Week 2017 will be held at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, which is located in the Brno Technology Park, Czech Republic. Brno can be easily reached by train, bus, car or airplane. The venue can be easily reached by public transport.
All presented papers accepted to the conference will be sent to the IEEE Xplore, SCOPUS, Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Google Scholar.

The international conference MAREW 2017 (The Microwave and Radio Electronics Week) will be organized in April 2017.

Important dates:

– January 15, 2017: Extended Abstract (3 – 4 pages)

– March 1, 2017: Notification of Acceptance

– March 20, 2017: Final Paper Submission

– March 31, 2017: Deadline for registration fee payment



Regarding MAREW 2017