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BalkanCom 2023 : BalkanCom 2023: Sixth International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking, Istanbul, Türkiye, June 5-8, 2023


When Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023
Where Istanbul, Türkiye
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2023
Notification Due Apr 27, 2023
Final Version Due May 1, 2023
Categories    communication   networking   6G   sensing

Call For Papers


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The 6th International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking

BalkanCom 2023, Istanbul, Türkiye, June 5-8, 2023

Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2023


BalkanCom is a premier technical conference in communications and networking in the Balkan region. The goal of BalkanCom is to bring together researchers in academia, research labs
and industry from all over the world to the historical region of the Balkans. BalkanCom 2023, with the theme Towards 6G at the Crossroads of Civilizations: Connected Intelligence and
Sensing continues the best tradition of scientific conferences of being completely not for profit.

Please visit the conference webpage ( for further information.

The sixth edition of the conference, technically sponsored by the IEEE ComSoc Turkey Chapter, will take place on 5-8 June 2023 in İstanbul, Türkiye.

TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Communication and information theory
- 5G and beyond 5G/6G networks
- Next-generation networking and Internet
- Mobile and wireless networks
- IoT and sensor networks
- Artificial intelligence-enabled networks
- Machine learning for communications and networking
- Signal processing for communications
- Millimeter wave and Terahertz communications
- Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and smart environments
- Full-duplex techniques
- Integrated sensing and communications
- Satellite and space communications
- Mobile edge computing and edge AI
- Wireless power transfer and energy harvesting communications
- Cloud computing, networking and storage
- Cross-layer modeling, design, and optimization
- Software defined networking
- Digital broadcasting and multimedia
- Communication and information system security
- Smart grid communications and power line communications
- Blockchain technology for communications
- Social networks
- Connected car, automotive, intelligent transportation
- Big Data
- e-Health
- Molecular, biological and multi-scale communications
- Quantum communications




Submissions must be full papers, no longer than 6 pages in IEEE double-column format, including figures and references, and submitted via EDAS.

Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Authors are requested to submit original, unpublished manuscripts in standard IEEE proceedings format in PDF. Paper submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE conference template.

More information with author guidelines you may find at:

Best papers will be invited for a special issue of the ITU-JFET Journal and a special issue of the Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal.




Paper Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023

Authors Notification: April 20, 2023

Final Manuscript Due: May 1, 2023

Conference Date: June 5 - 8, 2023




BalkanCom 2023 will also host a dedicated Student Session in order to gather the enthusiasm and the talent of potential future researchers
as well as offer them the possibility to meet and interact with International well-known industrial and academic researchers in the context
of a friendly and professional venue.

In order to submit a paper to the Student Session, the first author and the presenter of the paper must be a student.
BalkanCom will support the students whose extended abstracts are selected to be presented at the conference.

Paper Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023

Authors Notification: April 27, 2023




General Chairs

- Özgür Gürbüz, Sabancı University, Türkiye
- Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras, Greece
- Christos Liaskos, University of Ioanina, Greece

Vice General Chairs

- Enrico Natalizio, Technology Innovation Institute, UAE
- Mihael Mohorcic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
- Octavian Fratu, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

Technical Program Committee Chairs

- Pelin Angın, Middle East Technical University, Türkiye
- Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia
- Galia Marinova, Technical University-Sofia, Bulgaria

Publication Chairs

- Mirsad Cosovic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Kenan Turbic, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Publicity Chairs

- Alexandros-Apostolos Boulogeorgos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
- Jennifer Simonjan, Technology Innovation Institute, UAE
- Nertil Zhuri, Ritech International AG, Albania

Student Session Chairs

- Bige Ünlütürk, Michigan State University, USA
- Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA

Panels Chairs

- Liljana Gavrilovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia
- Wolfgang Gerstacker, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Tutorials Chairs

- Dejan Vukobratovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
- Sasa Mrdovic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Local Arrangements Chairs

- Albert Levi, Sabancı University, Türkiye
- Pınar Sarısaray Bölük, Bahçeşehir University,Türkiye
- Ece Gelal Soyak, Bahçeşehir University, Türkiye

Finance Chairs

- Ilir Capuni, University of Montenegro & Barleti University, Albania
- Mustafa Alper Akkas, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Türkiye

Web Chairs

- Ahan Kak, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
- Bujar Krasniqi, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
- Mikail Erdem, Sabancı University, Türkiye

Sponsors Chairs

- Fatih Alagöz, Boğaziçi University, Türkiye
- Bülent Kaytaz, Industrial Advisor, Türkiye

Steering Committee

- Ian F. Akyildiz, Truva Inc., USA
- Ilir Capuni, University of Montenegro & Barleti University, Albania
- Merouane Debbah, Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Liljiana Gavrilovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
- Edward Knightly, Rice University, USA
- Enrico Natalizio, LORIA/University of Lorraine, France
- Milica Pejanovic, University of Podgorica, Montenegro
- Ness Shroff, Ohio State University, USA
- Harold Vincent Poor, Princeton University, USA
- Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark

Best regards,

BalkanCom 2023 Organizing Committee

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