Call for Papers [Submission closed]

* * * Paper submission is now closed – you may only submit papers to the Special session by April 30 * * *

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July 13–15, 2015

+++ Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society +++

The 13th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2015, will be held in Graz, Austria, on July 13–15, 2015. Through its technical program, the conference will provide an opportunity for the academic and industrial communities to address new research challenges, share solutions and discuss issues in information and communication technology (ICT) referring to modern telecommunications.

Graz is the capital city of Styria in the southeast corner of Austria. It is located in between rolling hills, to the north, east and west, only open to the south. The Old Town in Graz is one of the best preserved city districts in Central Europe and listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Graz’s architecture is dominated largely by the struggle of the Reformists and the Habsburgs’ Counter Reformation. A significant landmark of the city is the romantic Uhrturm (Clock Tower), situated on top of the Schlossberg mountain, with a clock still using its original mechanism from 1712. Today Graz is the second largest city in Austria and home to around 230.000 people. It offers a great deal of cultural events, like the Styriade, an annual exhibition, dedicated to contemporary art, theatre and performing arts.


Graz University of Technology – Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering,
University of Zagreb – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing


IEEE Communications Society (endorsed by Multimedia Communications TC and Optical Networking TC)
IEEE Communications Society Austria Chapter
IEEE Communications Society Croatia Chapter

We are soliciting contributed technical papers, special session proposals, and workshops proposals referring to the following topics of interest:

  • All-optical networks
  • Optical switching and routing, data center networks
  • Antennas and wave propagation including near-field communication and RFID
  • Broadband mobile and wireless communications
  • Satellite and space communications
  • Internet of things, machine-to-machine communication and sensor networks
  • Networking in the cloud
  • Internet and next generation networking
  • Software defined networks and network function virtualization
  • Software technologies and platforms for emerging services
  • Software design and applications for mobile services
  • Multimedia applications, rich communications services and networked games
  • QoE and QoS assessment and provisioning
  • Smart spaces: context- and situation-awareness
  • Big data in telecommunications
  • Social networking and social media
  • Energy-efficient protocols and networking
  • Electronic communications market and regulatory issues


April 13 March 30, 2015: Full Papers, Due [Extended!] [Submission closed]
May 27, 2015: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
June 15, 2015: Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due


Papers submitted to ConTEL must not have been published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere. IEEE Communications Society policy regarding plagiarism and multiple submission (details) will be strictly enforced.

Papers should be submitted electronically before submission deadline, via EDAS.

Paper submissions should follow the IEEE double-column format for conferences (templates available). A maximum of (8) pages, including all figures and references, are allowed for each paper. Papers in excess of page limits shall not be considered for review or publication. For general information for prospective authors, please check the information for authors.

Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Program Committee. Submission of a paper implies that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors must register and attend the conference to present the work.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.


There will be two special sessions:
1. Special session: “Special Session on the Design and Evaluation of Interactive Multimedia Services and Applications(extended deadline: April 30)
2. Special session: “Smart Cities: Crowdsourcing and M2M Communication for a Connected Society” (extended deadline: April 13)

All papers submitted to a special session must comply with general paper submission guidelines, be submitted before paper submission deadline, and go through a regular review procedure.

The 5th Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in the Electronic Communications Market  will take place on July 14, 2015. The deadline for paper submission is April 13, 2015.

The workshop will includes two type of contributions, namely regular reviewed papers and roundtable contributions. For details, see the workshop web page.


General Chairs
Maja Matijašević
University of Zagreb, Croatia Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Erich Leitgeb
Graz University of Technology, Austria
Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering

Program Chairs
Wilfried Gappmair Graz University of Technology, Austria Institute of Communication Networks and Satellite Communications
Mario Kušek University of Zagreb, Croatia Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

IEEE ComSoc Liaisons
Wolfgang Bösch, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Ivana Podnar Žarko, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Organizing Committee Chair
Daniel Kraus, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Publication Chair
Thomas Plank, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Publicity/Web Chair
Marin Vuković, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Technical Program Committee

Slaviša Aleksić, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Magdy Bayoumi, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Dinko Begušić, University of Split, Croatia
Wolfgang Bösch, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Zmago Brezočnik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Tasos Dagiuklas, Open Hellenic University, Greece
Hakan Deliç, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Bernd Eichberger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Michael Gebhart, NXP Gratkorn, Austria
Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech, USA
Jasmin Grosinger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Steve Hranilovic, McMaster University, Canada
Darko Huljenić, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia
Georgi Iliev, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Sándor Imre, Budapest Univ. of Tech. & Econ., Hungary
Admela Jukan, TU Braunchweig, Germany
Gorazd Kandus, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
Wolfgang Kogler, EADS Astrium, Germany
Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mladen Kos, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere Uni. of Technology, Finland
Božidar Kovačić, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Gernot Kubin, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Michael Logothetis, University of Patras, Greece
Ignac Lovrek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dražen Lučić, HAKOM, Zagreb, Croatia
Vjekoslav Matić, Infineon, Graz, Austria
Branko Mikac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marie-Jose Montpetit, MIT RLE, USA
Aljo Mujčić, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Jadranka Pečar-Ilić, Institute Ruđer Bošković, Croatia
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Reinhard Posch, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Peter Reichl, University of Vienna, Austria
Hans-Peter Schwefel, FTW, Vienna, Austria
Peter Rössler, Technikum Wien, Austria
Nicolas Sklavos, T. E. I. of Western Greece, Greece
Zoran Skočir, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Andreas Springer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Toshitaka Tsuda, Waseda University, Japan
Otakar Wilfert, University of Technology Brno, Czech Rep.
Drago Žagar, University of Osijek, Croatia


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