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MENACOMM 2018 : 2018 IEEE Middle East & North Africa COMMunications Conference


When Apr 18, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018
Where Lebanon
Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2017
Notification Due Feb 15, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2018
Categories    communications   networking   wireless networks   technology

Call For Papers

(Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP)
Final Deadline Extended to January 31, 2018
2018 IEEE Middle East & North Africa COMMunications Conference
Under the High Patronage of the Prime Minister of Lebanon
H.E. Mr Saad Hariri
Technically Co-Sponsored by:
IEEE Lebanon Section, IEEE Communications Society - Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia Chapters.
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Jounieh - Lebanon, April 18-20, 2018

Located in the heart of the beautiful city of Jounieh and for the first time in the MENA Region, MENACOMM Conference 2018 is organized by IEEE Communications Society – Lebanon Chapter and Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK in collaboration with IEEE Communications Society – Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia Chapters.

The objective of MENACOMM 2018 Conference is to bring together researchers from academic institutions and industry from all over the world. MENACOMM 2018 Conference is a great opportunity for scientists and experts from the region to meet with the worldwide known researchers and industrial leaders.
The conference features a main Technical Program with Papers presenting the latest technologies, applications, and services. It also includes a number of Keynote talks, held by renowned researchers.
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the MENACOMM 2018 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.
Paper submissions are invited in the following Tracks:
 Physical Layer and Fundamentals
 MAC and Cross-Layer Design
 Next Generation Networks, Applications and Business.
** Important Dates **
Submission Date: December 15, 2017
January 08, 2018 (Extended Date)
January 31, 2018 (Final Extended Date)
Notification to Authors: February 28, 2018
Camera Ready Submission: March 15, 2018

** Topics of interest **
The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
Track1: PHY Layer and Fundamentals
• Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
• Advanced Modulation Schemes for Massive MIMO, 5G and Beyond
• Antennas and Propagation
• Channel Estimation and Equalization
• Channel Modelling
• Cognitive Radio
• Communications for the Smart Grid
• Cooperative Communications/Relaying
• Green Communications
• Microwave Circuits and Devices
• Microwave Communications
• MIMO/Space-Time Coding
• Multicarrier Systems, OFDM
• Optical Communications, FSO, VLC
• Photonics Communication Systems and Networks
• PHY Aspects of WLAN, WPAN and WBAN
• Positioning, Localization and Tracking
• RF Design and Modelling
• Satellite and Space Communications
• Signal Processing for Wireless Communications
• Smart Antennas
• Source and Channel Coding
• Spread Spectrum and UWB
• Synchronization Techniques
• Vehicular Communications

Track 2: MAC and Cross-Layer Design
• Cross-layer Design, Modeling and Optimization
• Design and Evaluation of Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)
• Design and Evaluation of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Architectures and Networks
• MAC Design for Heterogeneous Networks
• MAC Protocol for Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks
• MAC Protocols for Molecular Communication Networks
• Metrics and Models for Quality of Experience (QoE)
• Multiple Access in Machine-TO-Machine Communications
• Next Generation WDM Network Design
• QoS Support and Energy Efficient MAC
• Quality and Performance in Wireless and Mobile Networks
• Scheduling and Radio Resource Management
• Wireless MAC Protocols for 5G: Design, Analysis, and Optimization

Track 3: Next-Generation Networks, Applications and Business
• Big Data and Data Mining
• Context and Location-Aware Wireless Applications
• Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Grid Architecture, and Demand Side Management
• Fog and Mobile Edge Computing
• Internet Of Things and Smart Cities
• Mobile Cloud Computing Systems
• Pricing and Business Models of Emerging Technologies
• Regulations, Standards and Spectrum Management
• Resource Management and Allocation in Cloud Computing
• Security and Privacy
• Smart Engineering Applications
• Wireless Body Area Networks and E-Health applications
• Wireless Sensor Networks

**Submissions Guidelines **
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers (max 6 pages) for presentation at the conference and publication in the IEEE MENACOMM 2018 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore. All accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore; publishing of the papers will be subject to IEEE approval of the form and the quality of the papers.
Full papers will be blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. All papers should be submitted via EDAS, using standard IEEE conference templates, through the following link:
To access the submission guidelines, keynote speakers, as well as venue and travel information please visit:

Please find attached the PDF version of the CFP.
For further information please send an email to

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Abdallah Makhoul, University of Bourgogne - Franche-Comté, France
Yehia Taher, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University, France

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