The IEEE BlackSeaCom series of conferences are held in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The goal of the IEEE BlackSeaCom is to bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Black Sea to address many of the outstanding grand challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking while having an opportunity to explore this exciting and dynamic region that has a rich history. The second edition of the conference will take place on May 27-30, 2014 in Odessa, Ukraine – a beautiful major port city on the Eurasian Crossroad.

We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Information theoretic analysis of wireless networks
– Communication protocols (transport, routing, link, and physical layers)
– Cross-layer design and optimization
– Theoretical analysis frameworks
– Resource management
– Energy efficiency, resiliency, reliability, and robustness
– Deployment scenarios and experiences
– Infrastructures, Platforms, test beds, and software
– Wireless networks, Ad hoc and mesh networks, Wireless sensor networks
– Cognitive radio networks
– Massive MIMO, Millimeter wave and Terahertz communications
– Communication in challenging environments (underwater, underground, tunnels/mines, space, disasters)
– LTE/LTE-Advanced and beyond
– Internet of things
– Nano-scale networks
– Integration of heterogeneous networks

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: January 31st, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 24th, 2014
Camera-ready papers due: April 10th, 2014

Contact Us
Website: http://www.ieee-blackseacom.org/2014/
TPC Co-Chairs:
Wolfgang Gerstacker: gerstacker@nt.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de
Mehmet Can Vuran: mcvuran@cse.unl.edu