Wireless Future in the New Decade


General Submission
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Scope of the 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 first edition of the conference was held in Tirana, Albania (2017), the second in Podgorica, Montenegro (2018) and the third in Skopje, North Macedonia (2019).

The fourth edition of BalkanCom will take place on September 20-22, 2021 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The theme of the conference, "Wireless Future in the New Decade", is fitting not only for the Balkan Peninsula, but globally, heralding a new decade of innovation and groundbreaking progress in the ICT domain. BalkanCom 2021 continues the best tradition of scientific conferences of being completely not for profit.

We seek original, completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference.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
  • Communication protocols (transport, routing, link, and physical layers)
  • Optical communication systems
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Information theory and coding
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Green communication and networking
  • Resource management
  • Deployment scenarios and experiences
  • Infrastructures, platforms, testbeds, and software
  • Big data for communications
  • THz communications
  • Machine learning for communications
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Non-terrestrial communications
  • 5G/6G wireless and 3D Cellular
  • Wireless ad hoc, mesh, sensor and robot networks
  • Green, cognitive, and intelligent communications and networks
  • Communication in challenging environments (underwater, underground, tunnels/mines, space, disasters)
  • Internet of Things and M2M communication
  • Localization and Sensing
  • Nano-scale networks
  • Integration of heterogeneous networks
  • Software-defined networking
  • Security and privacy in communication networks

Manuscript Guidelines and Submission Information

Papers should describe original work and should be no longer than 5 pages in a double-column format including tables, figures and references. One extra page is allowed with an additional fee, if accepted. Please use the IEEE template as described here. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore (approval pending).

Submissions are now accepted through EDAS: [Start a new submission here]

Best papers will be invited for fast track to ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies (ITU J-FET).

BalkanCom reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Key Dates

   Paper submission deadline:   July 11, 2021
   Notification of acceptance:     August 30, 2021
   Camera-ready papers due:    September 11, 2021


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