Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS [dowload as pdf]
July 3–5, 2019

The 15th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2019, will be held in Graz, Austria, on July 3–5, 2019. 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 2019 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. 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 University of Technology – Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering,
University of Zagreb – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing


IEEE Austria Section
IEEE Croatia Section
IEEE Communications / Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies Joint 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
  • Broadband mobile and wireless communications
  • Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and sensor networks
  • Smart spaces: context- and situation-awareness
  • Networking in the cloud
  • Internet and next generation networking
  • Energy-efficient protocols and 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
  • Big data in telecommunications
  • Social networking and social media


February 14, 2019: Special Session and Workshop Proposals, Due
March 24 April 8, 2019: Full Papers, Due
May 10, 2019: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
May 24 June 1, 2019: Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due


General Chairs
Erich Leitgeb
Graz University of Technology, Austria
Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering

Maja Matijašević
University of Zagreb, Croatia Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

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

Organizing Committee Chairs
Reinhard Teschl
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Alice Reinbacher-Köstinger
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Publication Chairs
Franz Teschl
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Thomas Bauernfeind
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Web Chair
Marin Vuković
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Technical Program Committee
Slaviša Aleksić, Hochschule für Telekommunikation, Leipzig, Germany
Dinko Begušić, University of Split, Croatia
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
Michael Gebhart, EPCOS, Deutschlandsberg, Austria
Ivan Gojmerac, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech, USA
Darko Huljenić, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia
Sándor Imre, Budapest Univ. of Tech. & Econ., Hungary
Admela Jukan, TU Braunchweig, Germany
Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Michael Logothetis, University of Patras, Greece
Ignac Lovrek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vjekoslav Matić, Infineon, Graz, Austria
Branko Mikac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Miljenko Mikuc, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marie-Jose Montpetit, MIT RLE, USA
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Peter Pocta, Zilina University, Slovakia
Ivana Podnar Žarko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vedran Podobnik, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Peter Reichl, University of Vienna, 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
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.

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.

Technical cosponsorship:

IEEE Austria Section
IEEE Austria Section

IEEE Croatia Section
IEEE Croatia Section

IEEE Communications
/ Microwave Theory and Techniques
Societies Joint Austria Chapter

IEEE ComSoc Croatia Chapter
IEEE ComSoc Croatia Chapter


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Graz University of Technology
Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering

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University of Zagreb
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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NXP Semiconductors

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TDK Electronics

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Special Acknowledgement:

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City of Graz

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Province of Styria