IEEE EUROCON 2017, 6 - 8 July 2017, Ohrid, Macedonia

17th IEEE International Conference on Smart Technologies

Honorary Chair
Karen Bartleson,
2017 IEEE President
  Honorary Co-Chair
Margaretha Eriksson,
IEEE R8 Director
  General Chair
Prof. Ljupco Karadzinov,
IEEE Rep. of Macedonia Section Chair


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. 


NEW: Final IEEE EUROCON 2017 Conference Program (PDF)

NEW: Detailed IEEE EUROCON 2017 Conference Program

NEW: Preliminary IEEE EUROCON 2017 Conference Program

NEW: Transfer between the airports and the venue Metropol Lake Resort in Ohrid

In order to upload the final (camera-ready) version of your paper/s please follow the instructions on the Paper Submission Tab  and visit

FREE Tutorial on IoT for Smart Buildings by Dr. Muhammad Alam


Important Dates

28 November 2016
31 December 2016(*)(**)
NEW  15 January 2017
Full paper submission

1 February 2017
15 February 2017
Paper acceptance notification for papers sent before 31 December 2016

6 April 2017
NEW  25 April 2017 (***)

Camera-ready papers and early registration

30 September 2016
Special 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.
(***) The date is postponed due to the late notification of paper acceptance.



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:

  • Information and Communication Technologies,
  • Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing,
  • Power Engineering and Energy,
  • Industrial and Consumer Applications.



Wireless Communication Challenges in 5G towards Transforming Vertical Industries
Professor Petar Popovski, IEEE Fellow
Wireless Communications
Department of Electronic Systems
Aalborg University, Denmark



Nanotechnology Enabled Pathways for Energy Conversion
Professor Stephen Goodnick, IEEE Fellow

Department of Electrical Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering  
Arizona State University


Prof. dr. Rafael Mihalič

What does European Energy Turnover (Energiewende) Mean for Small countries
Professor Rafael Mihalič

Department of Power Systems and Devices Head
Laboratory of electric power and supply chief
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


5G Mobile Networks: Implications for Operators, Verticals and End Users
Professor 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 Group
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


 Josep Guerrero

Does DC Distribution Make Sense? 
Professor Josep M. Guerrero
Department of Energy Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Science
Aalborg University, Denmark


 Andrej Vckovski

Software Digital Waste Disposal  
Dr. Andrej Vckovski
President of the Swiss Internet Industry Association,
CEO and co-founder of  Netcetera, Zürich, Switzerland




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 5G
STA-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 Communications
STA-7: Hybrid Intelligent Systems
STA-8: Advanced Switching Based Systems 
STA-9: Smart Technologies in Drives and Control
STA-10: Role and Challenges of Energy Storage in Future Electrical Grids
STA-11: Smart Technologies in Electrical Machines
STA-12: Cloud based infrastructure and platforms for Big Data



Panel Discussion Sessions on Smart Technologies covering the main topics of the Conference will be also organized:

PD-1: 5G and the Internet of Things
PD-2: Prospective of Nuclear Energy in Europe
PD-3: Systems-of-Systems, Smart Things or Complex Systems? 
PD-4: Energy Market and Regulatory Framework in Europe
PD-5: Can Free and Open Source Software Replace Commercial Electrical Engineering Tools?
: 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 Sessions
SS–1: WAMPAC - Towards future power transmission system
SS–2: Energy Market, Regulations and Policy
SS–3: Multi-Core Safe and Software-Intensive Systems Improvement Community (Canceled)
SS–4: Trends in Metrology and Innovative Measurement Techniques
SS–5: Applications, Demands and Requirements of Future Wireless Vehicular Communication
SS–6: Lightning and Grounding
SS-7:  e-Infrastructure for Scientific Excellence



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.



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.