• 15 - 16 Nov 2018 Riga, Latvia

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    Paper submission due August 20, 2018
  • Scientific conference

    organized by Riga Technical University
    in cooperation with:

    • IEEE Latvia section
    • Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design
    • Institute of Electronics and Computer Science
    • Siauliai University
    • Tallinn University of Technology
    • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
    • Kaunas University of Technology
    • RISE Acreo AB
    • Technical University of Denmark
Free of charge registration. All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore Papers submitted: 1

Call for papers

All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by relevant databases.

The need for a new communication systems to cope with the demand of new services demanding higher performance, larger throughput, wider bandwidth and lower bit-error-rates, requires the development of new methodologies and techniques. Scientific conference RTUWO'18 is focused on the new techniques extending limits of currently used communication systems. The conference seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government institutions presenting novel research on wireless and optical communication systems. Conference calls for papers describing practical implementation activities, results and issues. Papers describing novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives are also encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Wireless communications

1.A. Technologies:
  • Software-defined radio and cognitive radio
  • Signal processing for wireless communications
  • Energy efficiency and power management
  • Smart and mobile antennas and propagation
  • Practical implementation issues and performance evaluation
  • Spectrum management and regulatory issues
  • Electromagnetic energy harvesting
  • Global and local positioning systems in wireless networks
1.B. Networking:
  • Intelligent transportation system and vehicular communications
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • MAC layer and routing protocols
  • Ad-hoc and cell-based networking
  • Multiple access and scheduling
  • Cooperative and distributed communications
  • Radio resource allocation, bit allocation, power allocation
  • Performance analysis, QoS and network management
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Advanced wireless network technologies, architectures
  • Cellular-Wi-Fi Integration and interworking
  • Traffic analysis of wireless networks
1.C. Wireless PHY:
  • Advanced MIMO techniques
  • Ultra-wideband communications
  • Multicarrier communications
  • Channel characterization
  • Channel coding
  • Acoustic communication systems
  • Physical layer security

2. Optical communications

  • Optical Signal Processing
  • Advances in Optical Networking
  • Photonic Communications Systems and Networks
  • High-speed Optical Communications systems and devices
  • All-Optical Communication Systems
  • Passive optical networks
  • Active optical networks
  • Energy-Efficient and Spectral-Efficient Optical Communication Systems
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Optical MIMO
  • Radio over Fiber (RoF) and Wireless over Fiber (WoF) systems
  • Optical Fibers and Fiber Devices for Optical Communications
  • Optical Amplifiers
  • Modeling and Optimization of Optical Communication Networks
  • Optical sensors technologies
  • Optical network management
  • Software-defined networks
  • Visible light communication

Important dates

Paper submission due: August 20, 2018
Notification to authors: September 28, 2018
Camera ready due: November 1, 2018

Registration fee

Participation in the conference is free of charge. The financial sponsor of the conference is Riga Technical University.
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Instructions for the authors


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    Keynote speakers

    Conference program


    Conference organizers

    RoleName of the organizationCountryAcronym
    Financial sponsorRiga Technical UniversityLatviaRTU
    Technical sponsorIEEE Latvia sectionLatviaIEEE
    SupporterHochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and DesignGermanyHW
    SupporterInstitute of Electronics and Computer ScienceLatviaEDI
    SupporterSiauliai UniversityLithuaniaSU
    SupporterTallinn University of TechnologyEstoniaTUT
    SupporterVilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityLithuaniaVGTU
    SupporterKaunas University of TechnologyLithuaniaKTU
    SupporterRISE Acreo ABSwedenAcreo
    SupporterTechnical University of DenmarkDenmarkDTU

    Steering Committee

    General chair Jurgis Porins Latvia RTU
    Co-chair Andreas Ahrens Germany HW
    Co-chair Andrejs Romanovs Latvia IEEE
    TPC chair Arturs Aboltins Latvia RTU
    Guntars Balodis Latvia RTU
    Cesar Benavente Peces Spain UPM
    Vjaceslavs Bobrovs Latvia RTU
    Modris Greitans Latvia EDI
    Girts Ivanovs Latvia RTU
    Talis Juhna Latvia RTU
    Anna Litvinenko Latvia RTU
    Mart Min Estonia TUT
    Oskars Ozolins Sweden Acreo
    Ernests Petersons Latvia RTU
    Dmitrijs Pikulins Latvia RTU
    Toomas Rang Estonia TUT
    Ilmars Slaidins Latvia RTU

    Technical Programme Committee (TPC)

    Abdollahi, Seyedreza United Kingdom Brunel
    Aboltins, Arturs Latvia RTU
    Ahmed, Syed Faraz Hong Kong HKUST
    Ahrens, Andreas Germany HW
    Al-Hemiary, Emad Iraq ALN
    Al-Raweshidy, Hamed United Kingdom UB
    Altunbaş, İbrahim Turkey IsTU
    Aujla, Gagangeet India Thapar
    Aygölü, Umit Turkey IsTU
    Babaei, Mohammadreza Turkey IsTU
    Badran, Ehab Egypt AAST
    Balodis, Guntars Latvia RTU
    Beķeris, Elmārs Latvia RTU
    Ben Slimane, Emna Tunisia NEST
    Benavente Peces, Cesar Spain UPM
    Bilinskis, Ivars Latvia EDI
    Bobrovs, Vjaceslavs Latvia RTU
    Bogdanovs, Nikolajs Latvia RTU
    Boudriga, Noureddine Tunisia CNS
    Chaurasiya, Sandip India UPES
    Chen, Pin-Yu USA IBM
    Cikovskis, Lauris Latvia RTU
    Costa, Antonio Portugal UMinho
    Dash, Ranjan India CUT
    Daunys, Gintautas Lithuania SU
    Dekoulis, George Cyprus AEI
    Do, Thuan Vietnam EIU
    Dwivedi, Vivek India JIIT
    Elmaroud, Brahim Morocco MUR
    Gheorghiu, Razvan Andrei Romania PUB
    Ghose, Debasish Norway UA
    Gifford, Wesley USA IBM
    Grabs, Elans Latvia RTU
    Gragnani, Gian Luigi Italy UG
    Grass, Eckhard Germany IHP
    Greitans, Modris Latvia EDI
    Hellbrück, Horst Germany FHL
    Höyhtyä, Marko Finland VTT
    Jarboui, Slaheddine Tunisia NEST
    Jeļinskis, Jans Latvia RTU
    Kabashkin, Igor Latvia TSI
    Kadikis, Roberts Latvia EDI
    Karabulut Kurt, Gunes Turkey IsTU
    Karamzadeh, Saeid Turkey IsAU
    Keskar, Triveni India RAIT
    Khan, M. Arif Australia CSU
    Kiesewetter, Dmitry Russia SPBSTU
    Kolla, Naveen India GISTN
    Kuusik, Alar Estonia TUT
    Latal, Jan Czech Republic VSB
    Lavendelis, Egons Latvia RTU
    Le Guennec, Yannis France UGA
    Li, Zhe UK UCL
    Litvinenko, Anna Latvia RTU
    Liu, Feng China SMU
    Mardani Najafabadi, Davood USA UCF
    Markin, Evgeny Russia USA
    Martens, Olev Estonia TUT
    McGuire, Michael Canada UVIC
    Mednis, Artis Latvia EDI
    Mejri, Ameni Tunisia NEST
    Min, Mart Estonia TUT
    Mitrofanovs, Ingus Latvia LU
    Namiot, Dmitry Russia MSU
    Neumann, Niels Germany TUD
    Oloyede, Abdulkarim UK YORK
    Owens, Thomas United Kingdom Brunel
    Ozolins, Oskars Sweden Acreo
    Ozols, Andris Latvia RTU
    Ozols, Kaspars Latvia EDI
    Pang, Xiaodan Sweden KTH
    Parts, Rolands Latvia RTU
    Patra, Ardhendu India SKBU
    Peng, Siming P.R. China PLA UST
    Petersons, Ernests Latvia RTU
    Pikulins, Dmitrijs Latvia RTU
    Pljonkin, Anton Russia SFU
    Popov, Sergei Sweden RIT
    Porins, Jurgis Latvia RTU
    Progri, Ilir USA Giftet
    Pulikkoonattu, Rethnakaran USA Broadcom
    Raha, Rajorshee India IITKGP
    Rodrigo Navarro, Jaime Sweden Acreo
    Saleem, Kashif Saudi Arabia KSU
    Samano-Robles, Ramiro Portugal RTE
    Samaras, Nicholas Greece TEI
    Seah, Winston New Zealand Victoria
    Semenako, Janis Latvia RTU
    Shavelis, Rolands Latvia EDI
    Skageris, Andrejs Latvia EDI
    Slaidins, Ilmars Latvia RTU
    Sneps-Sneppe, Manfred Latvia VA
    Solovjova, Tatjana Latvia RTU
    Sönmez, Mehmet Turkey OKAU
    Spolitis, Sandis Latvia RTU
    Supe, Andis Latvia RTU
    Supols, Gatis Latvia EDI
    Tafur Monroy, Idelfonso Denmark DTU
    Taghouti, Maroua Tunisia TPS,UC
    Terauds, Maris Latvia RTU
    Tönjes, Ralf Germany UASO
    Torfs, Guy Belgium UGENT
    Udalcovs, Aleksejs Sweden Acreo
    Vegas Olmos, Juan Jose Denmark DTU
    Verde, Francesco Italy UNF
    Vijay, Arnesh Poland Nokia
    Vishnevsky, Vladimir Russia RAS
    Vitásek, Jan Czech Republic UTO
    Voznak, Miroslav Czech Republic VSB
    Wang, Qiao P.R. China SEU
    Webber, Julian Japan ATR
    Weigel, Robert Germany UEN
    Xu, Tianhua United Kingdom Warwick
    Xu, Kaikai China UESTC
    Yilmaz, Mumtaz Turkey AMU
    Yin, Xin Belgium UGENT
    Yonis, Aws Iraq UN


    Geographical location

    Conference Will Be Held At Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications of Riga Technical University.

    Azenes 12, Riga, Latvia

    Visa information

    Latvia is open European country. Visitors from those, more than 60 countries do not need visa if they stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Republic of Latvia is part of European Union. Therefore, citizens of European Union states and many other European countries (please check yourself) do not need visa.

    Otherwise, conference participant must obtain visa to any of the European Union states before traveling to the conference event. Accepted authors, who need visa, please write a request to the conference organizers on e-mail rtuwo@rtu.lv in order to obtain an invitation to the conference. Please take into account that visa invitations will not be sent automatically.

    Getting Here

    By Car

    Air Travel

    Riga International Airport is the largest international air carrier in the Baltics and the main center of air traffic in the region, offering scheduled passenger, freight and mail service in the cities of Europe and the world

    By Bus

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    Hotels Nearby

    Islande hotel

    Riga, Ķīpsalas iela 2
    Phone: +371 67 608 000

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    Riga, Ķīpsalas iela 2
    Phone: +371 67 608 000

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    Email: rtuwo@rtu.lv

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