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ICTRS 2018 : Seventh International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing - proceedings will be indexed by SCOPUS


When Oct 8, 2018 - Oct 9, 2018
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Aug 6, 2018
Notification Due Aug 27, 2018
Final Version Due Sep 10, 2018
Categories    wireless communications   remote sensing   telecommunications   antennas

Call For Papers

Program Co-Chairs:
Andon Lazarov, Burgas Free University, Bulgaria
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

General Co-Chairs:
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Boris Shishkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences / IICREST, Bulgaria

The ICTRS'18 proceedings will be indexed by SCOPUS.

General Information

ICTRS - the International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing, is a leading international discussion and knowledge dissemination forum that brings together Researchers and Practitioners interested in Telecommunications and Remote Sensing. In 2018, ICTRS will be held in Barcelona, Spain, following previous editions in The Netherlands (Delft, 2017), Italy (Milan, 2016), Greece (Rhodes, 2015), Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourg, 2014), The Netherlands (Noordwijkerhout, 2013), and Bulgaria (Sofia, 2012).

The conference is organized by the international institute IICREST, co-organized by TU Delft - Delft University of Technology and ARSIT - the Association for Radio Systems and Intelligent Telecommunications. Cooperating organizations are: AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, IMI - the BAS Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, and AMAKOTA Ltd.
ICTRS 2018 is organized under the auspices of URSI.

Goals and Topics

Providing a specialized forum to researchers and practitioners interested in telecommunications and remote sensing, ICTRS welcomes not only foundational contributions but also more application-oriented ones. Hence, the conference areas are organized in two tracks, namely Foundations Track and Applications Track. Particular areas of interest within each of the mentioned tracks, are: FOUNDATIONS TRACK: (i) Wireless Telecommunications and Networking; (ii) Electromagnetic Waves and Fields; (iii) Electronics and Photonics; (iv) Remote Sensing and Data Interpretation; (v) Context Awareness. APPLICATIONS TRACK: (vi) Green Radio Communications; (vii) Remote Sensing and Environment; (viii) Wireless Telecommunications and Military Applications; (ix) Remote Sensing and Defence; (x) Tele-Medicine Applications; (xi) Context Aware Mobility Solutions. Hence, we welcome paper submissions from but not limited to the following areas and topics:

Broadband Wireless Telecommunication Systems
Signal Processing for Wireless Telecommunication
Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Systems
Modulation and Coding for Wireless Systems
Privacy and Security in Wireless Telecommunication
Mobile IP Networks
Wireless Sensor Networks
Analysis and Design of Wireless LAN / WAN
Audio/Video Streaming
IPv6 Infrastructures
Media Search and Retrieval
Smart Grid

Time-Domain and Frequency-Domain Phenomena
Scattering and Diffraction
General Propagation including Waves in Specialized Media Guided Waves
Antennas and Radiation
Inverse Scattering and Imaging

Electronic Devices, Circuits, Systems, and Applications
Photonic Devices, Systems, and Applications
Physics, Materials, CAD, Technology and Reliability of Electronic and Photonic Devices down to Nano-scale including Quantum Devices

Satellite and Airborne High-Resolution Remote Sensing Systems for Earth Monitoring and Mapping
New Remote Sensing Technology and Application in Geology, Meteorology, Environment, and Agriculture
SAR and Bistatic SAR Systems: Modeling, Data Processing, and Feature Extraction
InSAR/D-InSAR Systems: Algorithm and Modeling, DEM/3D Generation, Change Detection
ISAR Systems: Modeling and Image Reconstruction Algorithms
Data Cameras and Laser Sensors/LIDAR
Global Satellite Navigational Systems and Applications
GPS Applications
Web GIS / Mobile Mapping
Data Interpretation and Inference

Context Awareness
Context Modeling and Reasoning
Non-Functional Requirements on Context-Aware Services
Model-Driven Design of Context-Aware Systems
Balancing Adaptability and Privacy
Correlating User Context and User Needs
Context-Driven Rule-Based System Adaptability
Quality of Context
Context Aggregation and Inference
Information Sharing
Context Management Infrastructures
Applications and Prototypes
Validation and Case Studies

Telecommunications and Vulnerabilities - Benefits and Values
Remote Sensing and Privacy Risks
Value Sensitive Design
Transparency and Trust
Technical Solutions and Value Tensions
Positioning Technologies and Societal Concerns
Remote Sensing and Data Aspects
Smart Cities and Values
Drone Technology

Other Information

ICTRS 2018 invites papers describing original contributions related to the topics listed above. Submitted papers should be in English. The papers should be prepared and submitted according to the instructions.

Key dates
Regular Paper submission deadline: 6 August 2018
Position Paper submission deadline: 20 August 2018
Notification of acceptance: 27 August 2018
Final paper submission: 10 September 2018.

Types of contributions
Regular Papers - presenting research that is completed or almost finished
Position Papers - presenting an arguable opinion about and issue
Invited Papers - authored by outstanding researchers in the area

Paper formats
Full Papers - 10-page limit in the conference proceedings (oral presentation)
Short Papers - 6-page limit in the conference proceedings (oral presentation)
Posters - 4 page limit in the conference proceedings (poster presentation)

How to submit a paper (7 steps)
1. View the technical scope
2. Prepare a contribution of no less than 3 and no more than 8 pages
3. Decide whether you are submitting your contribution as a Regular Paper or as a Position Paper
4. Do paper formatting, using the provided templates (
5. Remove your names and the names of your co-authors (and also your affiliations) from the title and references sections
6. Save the file as PDF
7. e-Mail the file to secretariat [at] by August 6, putting in the Subject: "ICTRS 2018, Regular / Position Paper".

The authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers in a special issue of the international journal Annals of Telecommunications.

Conference Format

The conference will be a two-day event with a Panel Discussion, a Keynote Lecture, and oral / poster presentations.


Address: IICREST c/o B. Shishkov (ICTRS 2018 Event); P.O. Box 104; 1618 Sofia; Bulgaria
e-Mails: Conference Chair; Secretariat

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