5G and Beyond

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 third edition of the conference will take place on June 10-12, 2019 in Skopje, North 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We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference.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.

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

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 March 31, 2019 (firm)
   Notification of acceptance:     May 3, 2019
   Camera-ready papers due:    May 17, 2019

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