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As the name suggests, the BalkanCom is held annually in a country of the Balkan Peninsula. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to this historical region. The conference addresses the important challenges in the evolving world of Communications and Networking, while at the same time bolstering the potential and talent that is found in this exciting and dynamic region.

The fifth edition of the conference will take place on August 22-24, 2022 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The theme of the conference, "Era of Machine Intelligence in Communications", is fitting not only for the Balkan Peninsula, but globally, heralding a new decade of innovation and groundbreaking progress in the ICT domain.

This conference edition will carry forward the spirit of "Balkans without the borders," in order to support and boost the knowledge and technology transfer in the area and among the neighboring countries.

BalkanCom 2022 continues the best tradition of scientific conferences of being completely and totally not for profit. Like the best conferences of this genre, it is in fact the first one to target the region of the Balkans with the sole objective of enhancing the potential of the scientific communities in the Balkan countries to get involved in research on a global scale.


General Chairs

  • Saša Mrdović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Haris Gačanin, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece

Technical Program Committee Chairs

  • Čedomir Stefanović, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Mirsad Ćosović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Tolga Girici, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey

Publications Chairs

  • Kenan Turbić, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia

Publicity Chairs

  • Elma Avdić, Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Miha Mohorčič, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Jennifer Simonjan, Lakeside Labs, Klagenfurt, Austria

Student Session Chairs

  • Charalampos Kalalas, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain
  • Darijo Raca, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Local Arrangements Chairs

  • Amra Delic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dragiša Mišković, The AI Institute of Serbia, Serbia
  • Ernedin Zajko, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Finance Chairs

  • Ilir Capuni, University of Montenegro & Barleti University, Albania
  • Anna Maria Vegni, Roma Tre University, Italy

Web Chairs

  • Ahan Kak, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
  • Ernedin Zajko, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Steering Committee

  • Ian F. Akyildiz, Truva Inc., USA
  • Ilir Capuni, University of Montenegro & Barleti University, Albania
  • Merouane Debbah, Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Liljiana Gavrilovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
  • Edward Knightly, Rice University, USA
  • Enrico Natalizio, LORIA/University of Lorraine, France
  • Milica Pejanovic, University of Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Ness Shroff, Ohio State University, USA
  • Harold Vincent Poor, Princeton University, USA
  • Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark

Technical Program Committee Members

  • Ozgur Akan, University of Cambridge
  • Mustafa Akkaş, Abant İzzet Baysal University
  • Pelin Angin, Middle East Technical University
  • Marko Angjelichinoski, Duke University
  • Vladimir Atanasovski, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
  • Bostjan Batagelj, University of Ljubljana
  • Berna Bulut, University of Bristol
  • Berk Canberk, Istanbul Technical University
  • Kwang-Cheng Chen, University of South Florida
  • Sinem Coleri, Koc University
  • Stefania Colonnese, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Mirsad Cosovic, University of Sarajevo
  • Dubravko Culibrk, University of Novi Sad
  • Fabio D'Andreagiovanni, CNRS, Sorbonne University - UTC
  • Luca De Cicco, Politecnico di Bari
  • Özlem Tuğfe Demir, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Petar Djuric, Stony Brook University
  • Arjan Durresi, Indiana University Purdue University
  • Merim Dzaferagic, CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin
  • Serge Fdida, Sorbonne University
  • Gordana Gardasevic, University of Banja Luka
  • Wolfgang Gerstacker, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Tolga Girici, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
  • Özgür Gürbüz, Sabanci University
  • Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
  • Charalampos Kalalas, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
  • Dimitrios Kallergis, University of West Attica
  • Enis Kocan, University of Montenegro
  • Gerhard Kramer, Technical University of Munich
  • Bujar Krasniqi, University of Prishtina
  • Ioannis Krikidis, University of Cyprus
  • Isabelle Geurin Lassous, LIP Laboratory ENS de Lyon University Lyon 1
  • Geert Leus, Delft University of Technology
  • Albert Levi, Sabanci University
  • Christos Liaskos, University of Ioannina
  • Maurizio Magarini, Politecnico di Milano
  • Agata Manolova, Technical University of Sofia
  • Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari
  • Mihael Mohorcic, Jozef Stefan Institute
  • Ralf Müller, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Dritan Nace, Compiegne University of Technology
  • Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University
  • Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens
  • Nikolaos Pappas, Linköping University
  • Marina Petrova, RWTH Aachen University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic, University of Montenegro
  • Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus
  • Vesna Popovic-Bugarin, University of Montenegro
  • Darijo Raca, University of Sarajevo
  • Valentin Rakovic, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
  • Merve Saimler, Koc University
  • Ivan Seskar, WINLAB, Rutgers University
  • Harun Šiljak, Trinity College Dublin
  • Ioannis Stavrakakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Zhilbert Tafa, University for Business and Technology
  • Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico
  • Georgios Tsoumanis, Information Technologies Institute - CERTH
  • Zlatka Valkova-Jarvis, Technical University of Sofia
  • Dejan Vukobratovic, University of Novi Sad
  • Evsen Yanmaz, Lakeside Labs
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Submission Topics

  • Wireless systems and networks
  • Communication protocols (transport, routing, link, and physical layers)
  • Optical communication systems
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Information theory and coding
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Deployment scenarios and experiences
  • Infrastructures, platforms, and testbeds
  • Software
  • Big data for communications
  • THz communications
  • Machine learning for communications
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Non-terrestrial communications
  • 5G/6G wireless and 3D Cellular
  • Wireless ad hoc, mesh, sensor and robot networks
  • Green, cognitive, and intelligent communications and networks
  • Communication in challenging environments (underwater, underground, space, disasters)
  • Internet of Things and M2M communication
  • Localization and sensing
  • Nano-scale networks
  • Integration of heterogeneous networks
  • Software-defined networking
  • Security and privacy in communication networks
  • Augmented reality and holographic communications
  • Semantic communications
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  • Jun 01 2022

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  • Jul 15 2022

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