Call for Papers


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Aim & Scope

Melecon 2016 is an IEEE Region 8 flagship conference with a long standing history of excellence both in electrotechnology and in recent years in information and communication technologies as well. Melecon 2016 covers complementary thematic areas that hold great promise for the advancement of research and technological development in the solution of complex engineering systems. In this context, Melecon 2016 foresees to attract high quality papers and provide a platform for the cross fertilization of new ideas and know-how under the special theme of the conference that is Intelligent & Efficient Technologies & Services for the Citizen.
To achieve this, the conference encompasses the following thematic areas:

Themes and Theme Chairs

Electric Power Systems and Renewable Energy Sources
Chairs: E. Kyriakides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
A. Poullikkas, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority, Cyprus

Theme Topics: Power Generation, Power Transmission, Power Distribution, Load Modelling, Power Quality, Maintenance and Operation, Power system protection, System Planning and Reliability, Power Electronics, Smart Grid Technologies & Applications, Electrical Machines and Adjustable Speed Drives, Renewable Energy Sources and Technology.

Information and Communication Technologies
Chairs: S. Louca, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
D. Banciu, National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics, Romania

Theme Topics: Software Development Technologies, Intelligent Systems, Information Systems, High Performance Computing, Embedded Systems and Robotics, ICT, Society, Businesses and Humans, Green ICT, Bioinformatics, Formal Methods, Cryptographic Systems, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery and Management.

Internet of Things, Cloud-Based Systems and Big Data Analytics
Chairs: C. Mavromoustakis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
G. Mastorakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece
C. Dobre, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Theme Topics: Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication and Data Processing, Middleware for Cloud Systems and architectures, Big data applications for IoT, Big Data management and fusion, Social network analysis in IoT, IoT Services and Applications, Software Defined Everything (SDX)/Architecture and Management of software-defined ecosystems, Interconnection of IoT with Social Network Environments (Multimedia transmission, Big data transfer etc.), Open Data, Data as a Service and Decision as a Service, Fault Tolerance in Cloud Computing and Big Data.

Virtual Environments, 3D Simulations and Serious Games
Chairs: D. Michael, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
P. Chalaralambous, Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique, France

Theme Topics: Computer Graphics, Virtual & Augmented Reality, 3D Simulations, Interactive Simulators, Immersive Virtual Environments, Computer Games & Serious Games, Multi-modal VR, Visual Sciences.

Security and Networking
Chairs: V. Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
S. Sargento, Institute of Telecommunications, University of Aveiro, Portugal
George Hadjichristofi, Frederick University, Cyprus

Theme Topics (reduced list): Wireless, Cellular, and Mobile Networks, Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Vehicular Networks, Optical Networks, Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE), Network Design, Operations & Management, Software Defined Radio and Networking (SDR, SDN), Internet Survivability and Network Resilience Strategies, Next-generation Anomaly, Intrusion, and Attack Detection/Prevention, Information and Network Security, Mobile Security: Device, Application, and Data

Micro and Nano Electronic Systems
Chairs: J. Georgiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
A. Fish, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Theme Topics: Analog Integrated Circuits (Amplifiers, A/D Converters, Reference Circuits, Filters etc.), Nonlinear Circuits and Systems, RF and Circuits for Communications, Ultra Low-power Circuits and Systems, Instrumentation Circuits, Radiation Hardened Electronics for Space Emerging Devices, Memristors and associated Circuits and Applications, Biomedical and Bioinspired circuits, Imaging chips, MEMs and other Sensory Systems, Digital Integrated Circuits (Hardware Security, Memory etc.)

Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
Chairs: C. Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
N. Geroliminis, EPFL, Switzerland

Theme Topics: Intelligent Transportation Systems, Large-scale urban traffic control, Coordinated traffic control, Integrated corridor management, Modeling, control and simulation of ITS, Green vehicles, Sensing actuation systems, Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, Traffic state estimation and prediction, Emerging data technologies to support traffic management application.

Emerging Environmental Systems and Applications
Chairs: A. Paschalidou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
A.N. Skouloudis, European Commission, JRC, Italy

Theme Topics: Environmental modeling and data analysis, Forecasting systems, Knowledge-based systems and environmental management, Environmental Pollution Control, GIS and Geo-spatial environmental systems, Remote Sensing, Space Technologies in Environmental Monitoring, Optimization of decision making in environmental management, Climate Change: observations and projections/modeling, Mitigation and adaptation strategic systems to climate change, Environmental Public Health and Watch-Warning-Systems

Paper Submission

The submissions should contain original, high quality work, not submitted or published elsewhere. Papers should be submitted electronically (through Melecon 2016 web site) in pdf format and should conform to IEEE specifications (single-spaced, double - column, 10-point font size, 4 - 6 pages).

Paper Presentation

Each accepted paper should be presented by one of the authors and accompanied by at least one full registration fee payment, to guarantee publication in the proceedings. One full registration fee can cover up to 2 papers only. All accepted papers will be included in the IEEE proceedings of Melecon 2016 that will be submitted to the Xplore Digital Library.

PHD Students Paper Competition

PhD students are encouraged to submit their papers to the Melecon 2016 student paper competition selecting a thematic area.

Important Dates

Proposals for Workshops or Special Sessions: Aug 10, 2015 Extended to Sept. 5, 2015

Paper Submission: Sep 15, 2015 Extended to Oct 30, 2015

Paper Notification: November 30, 2015 Extended to Dec 22, 2015

Camera Ready Paper: Dec 15, 2015 Extended to Jan 20, 2016

Early Registration: Up to Jan 30, 2016 Extended to Feb 15, 2016

Late Registration: From Feb 16, 2016