Call for Papers

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June 28–30, 2017

The 14th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2017, will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, on June 28–30, 2017. 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.

The ConTEL 2017 aims to reflect on current and emerging networking technologies that enable ubiquitous Internet and communications as key drivers of connected information society. With new services and increasing demand, there is a growing need for improvement in networking infrastructure – not just in terms of quality and performance, but also in scalability, mobility, energy efficiency, and multiple technologies integration. Original research papers are solicited that present theoretical, as well as applied, practical and experimental work related to the areas and topics of interest listed below. The conference program will offer technical sessions, presenting the latest advances through peer-reviewed regular and special sessions, as well as workshops with focus on the latest breakthroughs in selected areas related to the conference. Visiting the charming host city of Zagreb, with its pleasant mix of Western European business style and Mediterranean informality, will nicely complement the conference experience.


University of Zagreb – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing


IEEE Croatia Section

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
  • Broadband mobile and wireless communications
  • Internet of things – IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and sensor networks
  • Networking in the cloud, fog computing
  • Mobile edge computing (MEC)
  • Internet and next generation networking
  • Software defined networks and network function virtualization
  • Software technologies and platforms for emerging 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
  • ICT for Crisis and Disaster Management


April 7, 2017: paper registration in EDAS, upload by April 10, 2017 ***final deadline extension***
March 24 March 13, 2017: Full Papers, Due  *first dedline extension*
May 2, 2017: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
May 28, 2017: Author Registration, Due
June 5, 2017: Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due


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
Mario Kušek University of Zagreb, Croatia Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Ivan Gojmerac Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

IEEE ComSoc Liaison
Lea Skorin Kapov, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Organizing Committee Chair
Sanja Grubeša, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Publication Chairs
Ognjen Dobrijević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Matija Džanko, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Web Chair
Marin Vuković, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Technical Program Committee

Slaviša Aleksić, University of Applied Sciences Leipzig, Germany
Dinko Begušić, University of Split, Croatia
Wolfgang Boesch, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Zmago Brezočnik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Tasos Dagiuklas, London South Bank University, UK
Hakan Deliç, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Ciprian Dobre, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Bernd Eichberger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Wilfried Gappmair, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Michael Gebhart, EPCOS TDK, Austria
Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech, USA
Jasmin Grosinger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
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
Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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
Jadranka Pečar-Ilić, Institute Ruđer Bošković, Croatia
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Ivana Podnar Žarko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Peter Reichl, University of Vienna, Austria
Peter Rössler, Technikum Wien, Austria
Hans-Peter Schwefel, Aalborg University, Denmark
Vilmos Simon, Budapest Univ. of Tech. & Econ., Hungary
Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras, Greece
Zoran Skočir, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Lea Skorin-Kapov, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Andreas Springer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Toshitaka Tsuda, Waseda University, Japan
Wolfgang Vorraber, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Otakar Wilfert, University of Technology Brno, Czech Rep.
Drago Žagar, University of Osijek, Croatia



Papers submitted to ConTEL must not have been published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere. IEEE policy regarding plagiarism and duplicate submission/publication 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 on the conference Web site, A maximum of (8) pages, including all figures and references, are allowed for each paper. 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.


Proposals are solicited for special sessions related to the conference topics. A special session proposal (up to 2 pg.) should contain the session organizer(s) short bio and contact information, the special session title, summary, and objectives, and a list of prospective authors and papers to be submitted to the special session.
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.
A special session proposal should be submitted early enough to enable timely announcement for the special session, and to allow the papers submitted to the special session to go through the regular review procedure.
Proposals for half and full day workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference are solicited. A workshop should focus on a specific theme related to the main conference topics. The proposal (up to 2 pg.) should clearly describe the theme and scope of the workshop, and include the workshop chair(s) short biography and contact information, and a tentative list of program committee members.
Special session and workshop proposals may be submitted by e-mail to the Program Chairs.