17th IEEE International Conference on Smart Technologies
IEEE EUROCON 2017
EUROCON is a flagship event of the IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) held every two years in a different country with participants from all over the world. EUROCON is a major international forum for the exchange of ideas, theory basics, design methodologies, techniques and experimental results between academia, research institutions and practitioners from industry. It has achieved a considerable success during the past 16 editions in all fields of electrical and electronic engineering, ICT and computer science covered by IEEE Societies.
SUBMISSION OF THE FINAL (CAMERA-READY) VERSION OF THE PAPERS IS OPEN: In order to upload the final (camera-ready) version of your paper/s please follow the instructions on the Paper Submission Tab and visit https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeeeurocon2017
28 November 201631 December 2016(*)(**)NEW 15 January 2017(**)Full paper submission
1 February 201715 February 2017(*)Paper acceptance notification for papers sent before 31 December 2016
6 April 2017Camera-ready papers and early registration
30 September 2016Special Session proposals deadline (to be announced in the 2nd CfP)
(*) The dates are postponed due to the late IEEE eNotice distribution of the second CfP (8 Nov 2016).(**) Late papers after the submission deadline are accepted only with permission of the respective STA/SS chair if a rapid review process before the notification deadline can be accomplished.
TRACKS AND TOPICS
The technical program includes plenary sessions (invited keynote lectures), regular technical sessions, special sessions, poster sessions, panel discussions and industry presentations and exhibition.
The technical sessions are grouped in four tracks:
Nanotechnology Enabled Pathways for Energy ConversionProfessor Stephen Goodnick, IEEE Fellow Department of Electrical EngineeringIra A. Fulton School of Engineering Arizona State University
What does European Energy Turnover (Energiewende) Mean for Small countriesProfessor Rafael Mihalič, Department of Power Systems and Devices HeadLaboratory of electric power and supply chiefUniversity of Ljubljana, Slovenia
5G Mobile Networks: Implications for Operators, Verticals and End UsersProfessor Eckhard Grass, Leader of Joint-Lab wireless broadband communication systems (IHP - HUB)IHP - Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Data Science profession and education Professor Yuri Demchenko,System and Network Engineering Research GroupUniversity of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Does DC Distribution Make Sense? Professor Josep M. GuerreroDepartment of Energy Technology, Faculty of Engineering and ScienceAalborg University, Denmark
Software Digital Waste Disposal Dr. Andrej VckovskiPresident of the Swiss Internet Industry Association, CEO and co-founder of Netcetera, Zürich, Switzerland
SPECIAL THEMATIC AREAS
During the EUROCON 2017 following Special Thematic Areas (STA), each one with several sessions will be organized:
STA-1: STA-1: Disruptive Technology Directions for 5GSTA-2: IoT – The Future of Smart Technologies and Intelligent Infrastructures STA-3: Bioelectromagnetic Medicine and Bioinformatics STA-4: Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics STA-5: Complex Networks and Systems STA-6: Ultra High Speed Wireless and Optical Technologies for 5G Mobile CommunicationsSTA-7: Hybrid Intelligent SystemsSTA-8: Advanced Switching Based Systems STA-9: Smart Technologies in Drives and ControlSTA-10: Role and Challenges of Energy Storage in Future Electrical GridsSTA-11: Smart Technologies in Electrical MachinesSTA-12: Cloud based infrastructure and platforms for Big DataSTA-13: INDUSTRIE 4.0
Panel Discussion Sessions on Smart Technologies covering the main topics of the Conference will be also organized:
PD-1: 5G and the Internet of ThingsPD-2: Prospective of Nuclear Energy in EuropePD-3: Systems-of-Systems, Smart Things or Complex Systems? PD-4: Energy Market and Regulatory Framework in EuropePD-5: Can Free and Open Source Software Replace Commercial Electrical Engineering Tools?PD-6: Energy Efficient Buildings
The conference includes Special Sessions (SS) on highly specialized topics reporting technical trends and breakthroughs within the scope of the conference. Special Sessions are organized at the initiative of one or more individuals following special procedures given in Special Sessions Proposal tab on this web site. The call for Special Sessions is open until 30 September 2016.
Approved Special SessionsSS–1: WAMPAC - Towards future power transmission systemSS–2: Energy Market, Regulations and PolicySS–3: Multi-Core Safe and Software-Intensive Systems Improvement CommunitySS–4: Trends in Metrology and Innovative Measurement TechniquesSS–5: Applications, Demands and Requirements of Future Wireless Vehicular CommunicationSS–6: Lightning and GroundingSS-7: e-Infrastructure for Scientific Excellence
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
The working language of the conference is English. The contributions must be original, have neither been nor are intended to be published elsewhere during the review period. All submissions will be refereed by experts in the field. Types of research papers: academic, industrial, or professional presentations, as well as students'. The quality of the scientific papers will be assessed based on its originality, significance and clarity. Accepted papers will be published in EUROCON2017 Proceedings. Only presented papers satisfying all IEEE standards will be submitted to the IEEEXplore database (indexed by Inspec, Ei Compendex, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar) and are eligible for further submission to IEEE journals. The conference includes a student competition and the EUROCON 2017 Best Student Paper Award is a Tablet computer. IEEE R8 Best Student Paper Contest 2017 awards will be presented at the conference.
INDUSTRY SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION
EUROCON2017 will host an Industry Summit and Exhibition bringing internationally recognized industry leaders, as well as representatives of domestic companies together for a practical, open exchange of ideas and solutions. Attendees will be able to discuss challenges and opportunities from different points of view.
The Conference will be held at the Metropol Lake Resort in Ohrid. The resort is located about 7 km south from the magnificent city of Ohrid and 14 km from the Ohrid airport. The distance from Skopje airport is approximately 200 km, and 175 km from Skopje city centre. The Resort enjoys a picturesque location on the coast of Lake Ohrid in the downhill of the mountain Galichica, boasting 500 m long private beach with swimming pools and playgrounds, own port, landscaped gardens and pinewoods, and fantastic views overlooking the lake and surrounding National Park Galichica. The Ohrid city is referred to as the "Jerusalem of the Balkans" due to its richness in churches, picturesque sites and monuments, while the Ohrid Lake, as the oldest in Europe, has unique flora and fauna with more than 200 endemic species. Both, the city and the lake, are protected as UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage and are regarded as one of the best summer destinations.
Ss. Cyril & Methodius University
Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Information Technologies
Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering