The Odyssey of Communications and Networking in the Black Sea Region Continues

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Important Announcement

Due to the latest events in Ukraine, the IEEE BlackSeaCom 2014 Conference will be hosted by the Technical University of Moldova in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, on the same dates, May 27-30, 2014.


Call for Papers
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Scope of the Papers

The IEEE BlackSeaCom series of conferences are held in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The goal of the IEEE BlackSeaCom is to bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Black Sea. Here they will address many of the outstanding grand challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking while having an opportunity to explore this exciting and dynamic region that has a rich history.

Following the inaugural edition of the conference in Batumi, Georgia in July 2013, the second edition of the conference will take place on May 27-30, 2014 in Odessa, Ukraine - a beautiful major port city on the Eurasian Crossroad.

We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference.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:

  • Information theoretic analysis of wireless networks and theoretical analysis frameworks
  • Communication protocols (transport, routing, link, and physical layers)
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Theoretical analysis frameworks
  • Resource management
  • Energy efficiency, resiliency, reliability, and robustness
  • Deployment scenarios and experiences
  • Integration of heterogeneous networks
  • Infrastructures, Platforms, test beds, and software
  • Wireless networks, Ad hoc and mesh networks, Wireless sensor networks
  • Massive MIMO, Millimeter wave and Terahertz communications
  • Microwave devices
  • Communication in challenging environments (underwater, underground, tunnels/mines, space, disasters)
  • LTE/LTE-Advanced and beyond
  • Nano-scale networks

Submission Guidelines

Papers should describe original work and should be no more than 5 pages in the IEEE double-column proceedings format including tables, figures and references. Accepted papers up to 5 pages will be published in the proceedings as well as in IEEEXplore with no additional charge. One extra page is allowed with an additional fee, if accepted.

To submit a paper, please use the instructions here.

To be published in the IEEE BlackSeaCom 2014 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xploreš, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE BlackSeaCom 2014 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

   Paper submission deadline:   January 31, 2014 February 28, 2014
   Notification of acceptance:     April 10, 2014
   Camera-ready papers due:    April 20, 2014 April 27, 2014

Contact Us

TPC Co-Chairs
Wolfgang Gerstacker: gerstacker@nt.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de
Mehmet Can Vuran: mcvuran@cse.unl.edu

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