• 2 - 3 Nov 2017 Riga, Latvia

  • Scientific conference

    organized by Riga Technical University
    in cooperation with:

    • Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design
    • IEEE Latvia section
    • Institute of Electronics and Computer Science
    • Tallinn University of Technology
    • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
    • Kaunas University of Technology
    • RISE Acreo AB
    • Technical University of Denmark

Call for papers

Proceedings of the Conference will be published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and indexed by SCOPUS and Web of Science.

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'17 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: September 10, 2017
Notification to authors: October 2, 2017
Camera ready due: October 23, 2017

Registration fee

Participation in the conference and publication of the accepted paper in IEEE Xplore Digital Library is free of charge. The financial sponsor of the conference is Riga Technical University.
Registration info

Instructions for the authors


Please submit an original paper (4 – 6 pages) stating the main contributions of your work as well as key references. The accepted contributions will submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Contributions must use LaTeX IEEEtran style or the Word template and must be handed in EDAS system as PDF.

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Keynote speakers

Conference program


entrance hall

Opening ceremony

room K1-115

Coffee break

room 213

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
PHY techniques
room 212
Optical fibers and photonics
room 201

Lunch break

place of your choice

Invited talk

room 201

Coffee break

room 213

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
Sensor networks and positioning
room 212
Optical networking
room 201

Coffee Break + Poster Presentation

room 213

Riga city tour

meeting at entrance hall

Conference Dinner

Invited talk

room 201

Coffee break

room 213

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
Cognitive radio and D2D
room 201
room 212

Coffee break

room 213

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
Wireless networking
room 212
Routing, network and traffic management
room 201

Lunch break

place of your choice

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
Network planning, architecture
room 212
Optical wireless
room 201

Coffee break

room 213

Certificates and best paper award

room 201

Closing and Farewell

room 201


Conference organizers

Name of the organizationCountryAcronym
Riga Technical UniversityLatviaRTU
Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and DesignGermanyHW
Tallinn University of TechnologyEstoniaTUT
Institute of Electronics and Computer ScienceLatviaEDI
IEEE Latvia sectionLatviaIEEE
Vilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityLithuaniaVGTU
Kaunas University of TechnologyLithuaniaKTU
Technical University of DenmarkDenmarkDTU
RISE Acreo ABSwedenAcreo

Steering Committee

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

Technical Programme Committee (TPC)

Abdollahi, Seyedreza United Kingdom Brunel
Aboltins, Arturs Latvia RTU
Ahmed, Syed Faraz Hong Kong
Ahrens, Andreas Germany HW
Al-Hemiary, Emad Iraq ALN
Al-Raweshidy, Hamed United Kingdom UB
Altunbaş, İbrahim Turkey IsTU
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
Dash, Ranjan India CUT
Daunys, Gintautas Lithuania SU
Do, Thuan Vietnam EIU
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, Kaspars Latvia EDI
Ozols, Andris Latvia RTU
Pang, Xiaodan Sweden KTH
Parts, Rolands Latvia RTU
Patra, Ardhendu India SKBU
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
Rodrigo Navarro, Jaime Sweden Acreo
Saleem, Kashif Saudi Arabia KSU
Samano-Robles, Ramiro Portugal RTE
Samaras, Nicholas Greece TEI
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
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, Kaikai China UESTC
Xu, Tianhua United Kingdom UCL
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

Riga coach terminal serves many internatioal bus directions.

It is possible to book bus tickets using BusEurope.eu service.

Hotels Nearby

Islande hotel

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

Hotel Vantis

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

Financial Sponsors

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Contact info

Inqueries: +371-26557340

Email: rtuwo@rtu.lv

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