• 15 - 16 Nov 2018 Riga, Latvia

  • 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

Call for papers

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:

Optical communications

  • Optical signal processing
  • Advances in optical networking
  • Photonic Communication Systems and Networks
  • All-Optical Communication Systems
  • Passive optical networks
  • Active optical networks
  • Efficient Optical Communication Systems
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Optical Fibers
  • Modelling and Optimization
  • Visible light communication
  • Optical MIMO
  • Radio over Fiber (RoF)
  • Optical Amplifiers
  • Optical sensors technologies
  • Optical network management
  • High-speed

Wireless Communications

  • Antennas and electromagnetic fields
  • Channel characterization
  • PHY techniques
  • MIMO techniques
  • Energy harvesting
  • Software-defined radio and cognitive radio
  • Wireless network security
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Regulatory issues
  • Ad-hoc and cell-based networking
  • Resource allocation
  • Multiple access and scheduling
  • Network technologies, architectures
  • Cellular-Wi-Fi
  • Acoustic communications

Systems and Applications

  • Software-defined networks
  • Electronic circuits
  • QoS and network management
  • Traffic analysis
  • Channel coding
  • Signal processing
  • Energy and power
  • Practical implementation
  • Software
  • Positioning
  • Vehicular communications
  • Sensor networks
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • MAC and routing protocols
  • Intelligent embedded systems
  • Intelligent and Adaptive control systems
  • Industrial Standards
  • Wireless sensor networks in medical diagnosis
  • Smart homes

All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by relevant databases. It will be offered to publish extended version of the accepted paper in scientific journal Automatic Control and Computer Sciences (indexed by Scopus, Web of Science). More information about the journal can be found there.

Important dates

Paper submission due: September 4, 2018
Notification to authors: October 1, 2018
Camera ready due: November 1, 2018

Registration fee

Participation in the conference is free of charge. The conference is sponsored by Riga Technical University and IEEE Latvia Section.
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.

Before Creating PDF

Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

Uploading of the final version

  • Before uploading to the EDAS, camera ready papers must be validated using IEEE PDF eXpress tool.
  • IEEE Copyright form, available through EDAS, must be filled in.

Creating your PDF eXpress Account

  • Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress Plus™ site
  • First-time users should do the following:
    1. Select the New Users - Click Here link.
    2. Enter the following:
      • 44580XP for the Conference ID
      • your email address
      • a password
    3. Continue to enter information as prompted.
    4. An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.
  • Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Contacting PDF eXpress Support

Access the Publications Support Centerfor IEEE PDF eXpress. If you do not find an answer in the Find Answers tab, go to the Ask A Question tab. Your question will be forwarded to IEEE PDF Support and answered within 3 business days.

Keynote and invited speakers

Conference program


entrance hall

Opening ceremony

room K1-115

Keynote talk

room K1-115

Keynote talk

room K1-115

Coffee break

hall on 1st floor

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 10 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
5G Mobile
room 201
Sensor networks in medical diagnosis
room 212

Lunch break

place of your choice

Keynote talk1

room 201

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 10 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
Control systems
room 212
PHY techniques
room 201

Coffee break

hall on 1st floor

Invited talk

room 201

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 10 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
Data mining
room 212
Signal processing
room 201

Conference Dinner

room 120

Invited talk

room K1-115

Invited talk

room K1-115

Coffee break

hall on 1st floor

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 10 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
Sensor networks
room 201
Optical communications
room 212

Lunch break

place of your choice

Invited talk

room 201

Paper presentations

Duration of one presentation is 10 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
Antennas and electromagnetics
room 201
Networking techniques
room 212

Coffee break

hall on 1st floor

Best paper award

room 201

Closing and Farewell

room 201


Conference organizers

RoleName of the organizationCountryAcronym
Financial sponsorRiga Technical UniversityLatviaRTU
Financial 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
Alla Anohina-Naumeca Latvia RTU
Guntars Balodis Latvia RTU
Cesar Benavente Peces Spain UPM
Vjaceslavs Bobrovs Latvia RTU
Modris Greitans Latvia EDI
Ģirts Ivanovs Latvia RTU
Talis Juhna Latvia RTU
Anna Litvinenko Latvia RTU
Mart Min Estonia TUT
Oskars Ozolins Sweden RISE
Ernests Petersons Latvia RTU
Dmitrijs Pikulins Latvia RTU
Toomas Rang Estonia TUT
Ilmars Slaidins Latvia RTU
Aleksejs Udalcovs Sweden RISE

Technical Programme Committee (TPC)

Abbasi, Qammer H United Kingdom (Great Britain) UG
Abdollahi, Seyedreza United Kingdom Brunel
Al-Hemiary, Emad Iraq ALN
Al-Raweshidy, Hamed United Kingdom UB
Alexan, Wassim Egypt GUC
Ali, Nazar United Arab Emirates KU
Aliouat, Makhlouf Algeria FASU
Aliouat, Zibouda Algeria UFAS
Altunbaş, İbrahim Turkey IsTU
Altuncu, Ahmet Turkey DU
Aujla, Gagangeet India CUMP
Aveneau, Lilian France UP
Aygölü, Umit Turkey IsTU
Babaei, Mohammadreza Turkey IsTU
Balodis, Guntars Latvia RTU
Banimelhem, Omar Jordan JUST
Bauwelinck, Johan Belgium UGENT
Ben Slimane, Emna Tunisia NEST
Benavente Peces, Cesar Spain UPM
Bobrovs, Vjaceslavs Latvia RTU
Bogdanovs, Nikolajs Latvia RTU
Boudriga, Noureddine Tunisia CNS
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
Dionisio, Rogerio Portugal IPCB
Do, Thuan Vietnam EIU
Durak, Firat Turkey DU
Dwivedi, Vivek India JIIT
Eidaks, Janis Latvia RTU
Elmaroud, Brahim Morocco ISEM
Esmaiel, Hamada Egypt AU
Fourati, Lamia Tunisia ISDM
Gheorghiu, Razvan Andrei Romania PUB
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
Hua, Kun USA LTU
Iliev, Georgi Bulgaria TUS
Ipatovs, Aleksandrs Latvia RTU
Jaber, Nabih USA LTU
Jarboui, Slaheddine Tunisia NEST
Jeļinskis, Jans Latvia RTU
Jiang, Danchi Australia UT
Jingyu, Hua P.R. China ZUT
Jurenoks, Aleksejs Latvia RTU
Kabashkin, Igor Latvia TSI
Kadikis, Roberts Latvia EDI
Karabulut Kurt, Gunes Turkey IsTU
Keskar, Triveni India RAIT
Khan, M. Arif Australia CSU
Kiesewetter, Dmitry Russia SPBSTU
Kolla, Naveen India GISTN
Kucur, Oguz Turkey GIT
Kuusik, Alar Estonia TUT
Latal, Jan Czech Republic VSB
Lauznis, Juris Latvia RTU
Lavendelis, Egons Latvia RTU
Le Guennec, Yannis France UGA
Li, Zhe USA Finisar
Litvinenko, Anna Latvia RTU
Mardani Najafabadi, Davood USA UCF
Markin, Evgeny Russia USA
Markovics, Zigurds Latvia RTU
Martens, Olev Estonia TUT
McGuire, Michael Canada UVIC
Mednis, Artis Latvia EDI
Min, Mart Estonia TUT
Mitrofanovs, Ingus Latvia LU
Mohammed, Jafar Iraq NU
Namiot, Dmitry Russia MSU
Neumann, Niels Germany TUD
Oloyede, Abdulkarim Nigeria UI
Ovechkin, Gennady Russia RSRU
Ozduran, Volkan Turkey IU
Ozolins, Oskars Sweden RISE
Ozols, Kaspars Latvia EDI
Ozyurt, Serdar Turkey AYBU
Pang, Xiaodan Sweden Infinera
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
Pulikkoonattu, Rethnakaran USA Broadcom
Raha, Rajorshee India IITKGP
S. Hussein, Hany Egypt AU
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
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
Suzuki, Nobuo Japan ATR
Taghouti, Maroua Germany TUD
Terauds, Maris Latvia RTU
Tjukovs, Sergejs Latvia RTU
Tönjes, Ralf Germany UASO
Torfs, Guy Belgium UGENT
Udalcovs, Aleksejs Sweden RISE
Valkova-Jarvis, Zlatka Bulgaria TUS
Vegas Olmos, Juan Jose Denmark Mellanox
Verde, Francesco Italy UNF
Verma, Ankur USA Apple
Vijay, Arnesh Germany Nokia
Vitásek, Jan Czech Republic UTO
Vo, Dat Australia ACMA
Voznak, Miroslav Czech Republic VSB
Wang, Qiao P.R. China SEU
Wang, Dongming P.R. China SEU
Webber, Julian Bulgaria Osaka-U
Weigel, Robert Germany FAU
Xu, Tianhua United Kingdom Warwick
Xu, Kaikai China UESTC
Yilmaz, Mumtaz Turkey AMU
Yin, Xin Belgium UGENT
Yonis, Aws Iraq UN
Zagurskis, Valerijs Latvia RTU


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

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

Hotel Vantis

Rīga, Tīklu iela 10
Phone: +371 67 613 113

Financial Sponsors

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Contact info

Inqueries: +371-26557340

Email: rtuwo@rtu.lv

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