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BalkanCom 2018 : The Second International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking (BalkanCom 2018)


When Jun 6, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018
Where Podgorica, Montenegro
Submission Deadline Apr 11, 2018
Notification Due May 7, 2018
Final Version Due May 14, 2018
Categories    communications   networking   wireless

Call For Papers

(Submission Deadline Extension: 11 April, 2018)

The Second International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking (BalkanCom 2018)
June 6 - 8, 2018, Podgorica, Montenegro

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 2017 in Tirana, Albania.
The second edition of BalkanCom will take place on June 6-8, 2018 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The theme of the conference, CLOSING THE DIGITAL GAP, is fitting for the Balkan Peninsula, which is in the process of intensive development and needs increased communication and networking in every sense of the word.
We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference.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
- 5G wireless and Beyond
- Wireless ad hoc, mesh, sensor and robot networks
- Cognitive radio networks
- Communication in challenging environments (underwater, underground, tunnels/mines, space, disasters)
- Internet of Things and M2M communication
- 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 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. To submit a paper, please use the instructions at: The submission link is

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.

*** Key Dates ***
New Paper submission deadline: April 11, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 7, 2018
Camera-ready papers due: May 14, 2018

BalkanCom 2018 General Co-Chairs
Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic, Univ of Montenegro
Ilir Capuni, University of New York, Tirana, Albania
Ioannis Stavrakakis, University of Athens, Greece

BalkanCom 2018 Technical Program Co-Chairs
George Giannakis, University of Minnesota, USA
Ralf Müller, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Enrico Natalizio, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France

BalkanCom 2018 Publicity Co-Chairs
Ozgur Gurbuz, Sabanci University, Turkey
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece

BalkanCom 2018 Publication Chair
Fabio d’Andreagiovanni, CNRS, France

BalkanCom 2018 Local Arrangement Chairs
Enis Kocan, University of Montenegro
Petraq Papajorgji, University of New York Tirana, Albania
Nicola Zaric, University of Montenegro

BalkanCom 2018 Finance Chair
Anna Maria Vegni, Roma Tre University, Italy
Mehmet Can Vuran, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

BalkanCom 2018 Web Chair
Josep M. Jornet, State University of New York- Buffalo, USA

BalkanCom 2018 Steering Committee
Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ilir Capuni, University of New York Tirana, Albania
Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Mehmet Can Vuran, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

BalkanCom 2018 Technical Program Committee Members
Nof Abuzianab, Virginia Tech, USA
Ozgur Akan, University of Cambridge, UK
Fatih Alagoz, Bogazici University, Turkey
Alfred Asterjadhi, Qualcomm
Vladimir Atanasovski, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Marenglen Biba, University of New York, Tirana, Albania
Berk Canberk, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Luca Chiaraviglio, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Marian Codreanu, University of Oulu, Finland
Maice Costa, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Fabio D'Andreagiovanni, CNRS, Sorbonne University - UTC, France
Rozalina Dimova, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Stark Draper, University Toronto, Canada
Arjan Durresi, Purdue University, USA
Serge Fdida, UPMC Sorbonne Universites, France
Octavian Fratu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Gordana Gardasevic, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Liljana Gavrilovska, Ss Cyril and Methoduis University, Macedonia
Wolfgang Gerstacker, University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
Tolga Girici, TOBB University, Turkey
Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Julian Hoxha, Epoka University, Albania
Georgi Iliev, Technical University of Sofia
Gerhard Kramer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Božo Krstajić, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern University, USA
Dritan Nace, Compiegne University of Technology, France
Aleksandar Neskovic, University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
Christoforos Ntantogian, University of Piraeus, Greece
Alma Oracevic, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and University of Bosnia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Anna Pantelidou, Broadcom, Finland
Petraq Papajorgji, Canadian Institute of Technology, Canada
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nikolaos Pappas, Linkoping University, Sweden
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Vesna Popovic-Bugarin, Univesity of Montenegro, Montenegro
Vladimir Poulkov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Alexandre Proutiere, Microsoft Research, UK
Igor Radusinovic, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Ljubisa Stankovic, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA
Malisa Vucinic, Univesity of Montenegro, Montenegro
Dejan Vukobratovic, University Novi Sad, Serbia

If you have any questions or queries on BalkanCom 2018, please send email to: help AT balkancom DOT info

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