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Call for Papers

ICUMT is an IEEE technically co-sponsored (approved) premier annual international congress providing an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners and service providers in telecommunications targeted on newly emerging systems, standards, services, and applications.

The aim of ICUMT is to bring together international players in telecommunications, robotics and control systems. The congress will consist of open call sessions, workshops, industrial panels and exhibitions.

The call for papers can be downloaded as a PDF file as well.


ICUMT 2016 will consist of two tracks, Telecommunications Track (ICUMT-T), and Control Systems, Automation and Robotics Track (ICUMT-CS). ICUMT-T is an annual international congress providing an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners and service providers in telecommunications targeted on newly emerging algorithms, systems, standards, services, and applications. ICUMT-CS is an annual international congress providing an open forum for researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in control, automation and robotics targeted on newly emerging algorithms, systems, standards and applications.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Telecommunications track (ICUMT-T)

Next Generation Wireless Systems and Services

  • 3GPP Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
  • 802.16 and WiMAX
  • Femto Cells
  • IMS and IMS-based services
  • Mobility, handoff protocols and management
  • Device-to-device communications

Wireless Access Technologies and related systems and protocols

  • Next generation 802.11 and 802.15 including mesh, PAN, BAN, etc.
  • Ultra-wideband communications (UWB)
  • Underwater communications

Green Communications

  • Energy-efficient networking
  • Energy-efficient circuits, devices and transmission technologies
  • Energy efficiency of data centers and intelligent cloud computing
  • Cross-layer optimizations to minimize energy consumption on a network scale
  • Cognitive, cooperative and reconfigurable networks
  • Protocols and protocol extensions for energy efficient networks
  • Network load balance and smart information storage
  • Remote power management for wireless terminals and access networks
  • Hierarchical and distributed techniques for energy management
  • Harvesting distributed energy generation
  • Smart Grid
  • Information theory on energy efficiency
  • Energy evaluation and comparison of different network technologies
  • Novel network concepts and architectures lowering the overall footprint of ICT
  • Estimation and evaluation of the worldwide footprint of ICT
  • Regulation and standardization
  • Deployment, trial experience, business models and applications

Low-layer Wireless technologies

  • Cognitive Radio Networks and Systems
  • Spectrum sensing and spectrum management
  • Dynamic spectrum access
  • Cooperation and Game-Theoretical Protocols for Cognitive Radios
  • Software defined radio
  • Cross-Layer Protocol Design
  • Regulations and standards
  • Cooperative communications and networking
  • Multi-Carrier Systems & Solutions
  • MIMO and multi-antenna communications
  • Multi-carrier access schemes such as OFDMA, MC-CDMA, DFTS-OFDM, IFDMA, OFDM-IDMA

Information and coding theory

  • Cryptography
  • Coding for noisy channels and erasure channels
  • Source coding and data compression
  • Joint source-channel coding
  • Network coding and coding for multi-terminal systems
  • Cooperation, competition and cognition in wireless networks

Internet of Things

  • Interoperability in IoT
  • Security and privacy issues in IoT
  • Industrial IoT

Digital Broadcasting Technologies and Services

  • System architectures
  • Security in broadcast and multicast communications
  • Internet broadcasting
  • Mobile broadcasting and mobile TV
  • Emerging standards, e.g., DVB-S2, DVB-RCS, DVB-H, DVB-T, MediaFLO services and applications

Pervasive computing and smart environment

  • RFID and Sensor Network Technologies
  • Architecture and platforms
  • Distributed and pervasive services
  • Personal and body networks, wearable computing
  • Semantic analysis
  • Business models
  • Digital Home Network Technologies

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs)

  • Vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-roadside communications
  • Intra-vehicle communications
  • Vehicle-to-Internet communications
  • Mobility and vehicular traffic models
  • Information collection and dissemination
  • Analytical and simulation techniques
  • Experimental systems and field operational testing
  • Safety and non-safety related applications
  • Recent standardization efforts and problems (e.g. 802.11p)
  • Overview of the activities and status of the ongoing projects
  • Deployment strategies and predictions

P2P technologies

  • Advances in theoretical foundations of P2P
  • Security, trust and reputation in P2P
  • Performance analysis of P2P systems, applications and services
  • Quality of experience in P2P systems
  • Mobile P2P
  • P2P for sensors
  • Economic, business models and charging mechanisms in P2P
  • Legal and regulatory issues

Social Networks

  • Computational Aspects of Social Network
  • Applications
  • Network evolution and growth mechanisms
  • Network geography
  • Search in network
  • Security, data protection inside communities
  • Evaluation and benchmarking

e-Commerce, Mobile Commerce, e-Government, e-Learning and e-Health

  • Bio-inspired/Bio-oriented Networks
  • Body-area networks
  • Wireless telemedicine and E-health services

General IP-based wired and wireless networking issues (including routing, e2e QoS, performance evaluation, transport layer optimization etc.)

 Location techniques and location-based services LBS

 Broadband Satellite and HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station) Technologies

 Information Security Technologies

 Web Technologies

 Multimedia & Internet Systems, Services and Standards

 Mobile Internet, Internet Telephony (VoIP, MoIP) and IPTV

 Network Management, Operation and Maintenance

Optical Networking Technologies and Applications

Open Programmable Networks and Active Networks

Communication Network Topology and Planning

User experience and usability studies in ICT

Systems & Software Engineering Aspects

GRID, Distributed Computing Technologies and Services

IT Services Technologies

Control Systems, Automation and Robotics track (ICUMT-CS)

Control Systems

  • Adaptive control
  • Robust control
  • Process control
  • Complex systems
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Co-operative control
  • Identification and estimation
  • Nonlinear systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Hybrid systems
  • Networked control systems
  • Neural networks
  • Fuzzy systems
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Evolutionary computation and control
  • Precision motion control
  • Control applications
  • Control engineering education

Robotics and Automation

  • Robot design, development and control
  • Human-robots interfaces
  • Mobile robots and autonomous systems
  • Human augmentation and shared control
  • Space and underwater robot
  • Telerobotics and Teleoperation
  • Industrial networks and automation
  • Intelligent warehouses
  • Modeling, simulation and architectures
  • Vision, recognition and reconstruction
  • Virtual Reality
  • Control and supervision systems
  • Instrumentation systems
  • Biomedical instrumentation and applications
  • Web-based control
  • Autonomous agents
  • Petri nets

Latest News

October 30, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 photos are available on the Official Facebook page of the congress.

October 10, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 Organizing committee is pleased to announce two Invited industrial talks which will be given by Dr. Alexey Anisimov and Dr. Henri Hodara. More details can be found in the Keynotes section.

October 4, 2016: Tentative technical program for the ICUMT 2016 congress and collocated workshops is available here

September 15, 2016: We are happy to announce that the Invited talk on Control Systems, Automation and Robotics will be delivered by Prof. Lucia Pallottino from University of Pisa. More details about the keynote „Challenges in Robotics to face the new era“ are available here.

August 25, 2016: Due to numerous requests, the ICUMT 2016 Organizing Committee decided to extend the deadlines for Final Paper Submission and Authors' Registration and Payment. Please check the Important dates section.

August 17, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 registration has been opened. Please use this link to register your paper and proceed with the payment.

August 16, 2016: The review process of the ICUMT 2016 papers (main tracks) is successfully finished. The ICUMT Organizing Committee is thankful to all reviewers for their careful evaluation. The notifications of paper acceptance/re­jection have been sent to authors via email. The paper status including the reviews can be found in the EDAS as well.

June 24, 2016: Due to numerous requests, the ICUMT 2016 Organizing Committee decided to extend the deadline for Regular Paper Submissions until July 5. It is final deadline, no additional extension will be provided.

June 9, 2016: The deadline for Regular Paper Submissions is extended until June 24.

June 3, 2016: We are happy to announce that the First Workshop on THz Communications (THZCOM 2016) will be part of the ICUMT 2016 Congress. More details can be found here.

May 6, 2016: The opening keynote Data Plane programmability: the next step in Software Defined Networking will be given by Giuseppe Bianchi – Full Professor at University of Roma Tor Vergata.

March 30, 2016: The deadline for the ICUMT 2016 workshop proposals was extended until April 30, 2016.

March 2, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 will include also practical tutorials. The first confirmed tutorial is „Candidate Multicarrier Waveforms for Future 5G Communication Systems“. The tutorial will be provided to ICUMT 2016 participants for free with the full registration fee. More details can be found here.

February 9, 2016: The technical co-sponsorship by IEEE Region 8 and IEEE Portugal Section has been fully approved.

February 1, 2016: The ICUMT 2015 Proceedings has been indexed by IEEE Xplore Online Database.

January 27, 2016: Please submit your papers in EDAS!

December 22, 2015: ICUMT 2016 websites launched!

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Proceedings will be submitted to:

Important dates

Deadline for Workshop Proposal: March 31, 2016 April 30, 2016 (hard deadline)

Deadline for Regular Paper Submission: June 10, 2016 July 5, 2016

Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 12, 2016 August 16, 2016

Final Paper Submission: August 26, 2016 September 5, 2016

Authors' Early Registration and Payment: August 26, 2016 September 10, 2016

Authors' Late Registration and Payment: September 9, 2016 September 20, 2016