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

Special Sessions

 Completion in Progress

Important Dates

30 September 2016
Special Session proposals deadline
(to be announced in the 2nd CfP)


Special Session proposals instructions 

Send your Special Session proposal to: and


Approved Special Sessions 


Prof. dr. Rafael Mihalič

SS–1: WAMPAC - Towards future power transmission system
Professor Rafael Mihalič

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


Outline: The modern Electric Power Systems (EPS) were driven into situation in which the requirements to be met by far exceed the EPS infrastructure enhancements. There are a few reasons for such situation, one of them being politically motivated green paradigm. One of proclaimed solutions for coping with newly-enforced conditions is to make EPS “Smarter”. The fundamental step in this direction has been taken by installation of WAMS systems. These, however, are at the moment more or less used only for post-mortem analyses, leaving its potentials at large unused. The WAMPAC system should in this context represent a step towards a “smart” EPS. The session should cover the ideas, techniques, theoretical and practical solutions related to development of current WAMS systems and corresponding IT in general to meet the requirements of future power systems.


Assoc. prof. Andrej Gubina, PhD

SS–2: Energy Market, Regulations and Policy
Assoc. prof. Andrej Gubina,
Laboratory of Energy Policy 
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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SS–3: Multi-Core Safe and Software-Intensive Systems Improvement Community
Chair: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mottok
Laboratory for Safe and Secure Systems, LaS3
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
OTH Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany


Outline: Multi- and many-core processors will be the technology that forms the basis of future control units in different domains like automotive, automation, avionics, transportation and medical systems. The spirit of this special session  "Multi-Core safe and software-intensive Systems Improvement Community" is interchange of new approaches, solutions and experience in the field of multi- and many core embedded systems. Compared to sequential applications, the development of reliable and performant parallel software for multi- and many core systems and in general for heterogeneous parallel platforms is an emerging task.  
SS-3 paper submission deadline: 30th January 2017 !



SS–4: Trends in Metrology and Innovative Measurement Techniques
Chair: Prof. Vladimir Vujičić
Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Co-Chair: Prof. Marin Marinov,
Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria 


Outline: Trends in metrology and innovative measurement techniques is a special session in the framework of Eurocon 2017 devoted to state of the art scientific achievements in the area of electrical measurements. The session is conceived so as to cover different topics of measurement science and technology and to gather worldwide distinguished researchers. The topics are ranging from basic metrology, current and future trends and technologies, smart and innovative measurement techniques, sensors and instrumentation, precision metrology, and up to "exotic" measurement applications (such as space instrumentation). Let's share our latest research results and bring metrology where it belongs, between art and science.


 Muhammad Alam

SS–5: Applications, Demands and Requirements of Future Wireless Vehicular Communication
Chair: Dr. Muhammad Alam,  
Co-Chair: Prof. Joaquim Ferreira,
Co-Chair: Prof. José Fonseca,
Instituto de Telecomunicações,
University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal


Outline: Transportation systems begin to receive widespread attention from scientific community and emerged towards Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) as the dependence on road transport in our daily lives has grown massively in recent years. The current systems and practices heavily rely on the existing technologies for vehicular communications such as IEEE 802.11p, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) ITS-G5. Both these standards rely on IEEE 802.11p, from the IEEE 802.11 family of Wi-Fi standards, for the implementation of physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layers. Some of these enabling technologies have already entered in their mature phase, e.g., ITS-G5, traffic flow sensors and IEEE 802.11p, there is still the need of solutions that can cope up the future requirements of vehicular communications both for safety and infotainment applications. These safety, efficiency and comfort ITS applications exhibit tight latency and throughput demands and requirements. In addition to the efforts that are focused on the WiFi-based solutions to meet the functional requirements associated with higher performance, the next generation of cellular networks (5G) research is underway to consider the vehicular communications. Besides meeting the conventional application domain more advance and challenging applications and use-cases are underway to be considered such as automated driving, cooperative maneuvering etc. Therefore, the future vehicular technologies should target the demands for an in throughput, higher reliability and shorter latency, combined with support for a massive number of vehicles.



SS-6: Lightning and Grounding
Chair: Acad. Leonid Grcev
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts; and
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia


SS-7: e-Infrastructure for Scientific Excellence
Chair:  Prof. Venelin Enchev ,
 Institute of Organic Chemistry at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria
Co-Chair:  Anastas Mishev,
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering,
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Co-Chair:   Ljupcho Pejov,
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia


Outline:  The e-Infrastructures are becoming one of the most important driving force for the achievement of scientific excellence in almost all scientific communities. Storing and transporting big volumes of data from their production to their consumers using fast networks, using HPC and grid clusters to process it, visualization and data curation are some of the few open issues in using the infrastructures in place to achieve scientific results. Communities like the life scientists, physicist and chemists, even social science related communities have identified the benefits that e-Infrastructure can bring for their domain of research and are increasing the pressure on the the availability, but also usability of the current and future e-Infrastructures. The VI-SEEM project is one example of regional e-Infrastructures supporting the scientist from the life science, climate science and cultural heritage science in achieving scientific excellence.