Call for Papers

Aim and 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:

• Electric Power Systems and Renewable Energy Sources
A. Poullikkas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
C. Sourkounis, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

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

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

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

• Security and Networking
V. Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
S. Sargento, Institute of Telecommunications, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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

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

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

Important Dates
Proposals for workshops or special sessions: August 10, 2015
Paper submission: September 15, 2015
Paper notification: November 30, 2015
Camera ready paper: December 15, 2015

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 published by IEEE Xplore.

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

Local Organization
EasyConferences Ltd., Cyprus

St. Raphael Resort – 5*
The St. Raphael Resort is a 5 star hotel located on one of the most renowned and largest beaches in Limassol, 10 minutes away from the lively centre of Limassol, 35 minutes away from Larnaca International Airport, and 55 minutes away from Paphos International Airport.



Honorary Steering Committee:
A. Spanias, Arizona State University, USA, Chair
A.G. Constantinides, Imperial College, UK
P. Ioannou, University of Southern California, USA
C.N. Schizas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
C. Stasopoulos, IEEE Region 8 Director
A. Skodras, University of Patras, Greece
N. Timotheou, IEEE Cyprus Section, Cyprus

General Conference Co-Chairs:
C.S. Pattichis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
E. Kyriakides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Committee Chair:
G. Ellinas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Committee:
Available on the website

Finance Chair:
C. Economides, IEEE Cyprus Section

Publication Chairs:
E. Kyriacou, Frederick University, Cyprus
S. Petroudi, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Workshops & Special Sessions Chair:
H. Karavas, IET Cyprus, Cyprus

Students Paper Competition Chairs:
N. Flourentzou, IEEE Cyprus Section, Cyprus
C. Loizou, Intercollege, Cyprus

Academia & Industry Activities Chair:
H. Pavlides, IEEE Cyprus Section

Local Arrangements Chairs:
M. Antoniou, IEEE Cyprus Section
M. Papaconstantinou, IEEE Cyprus Section
P. Symeou, IEEE Cyprus Section

Publicity & Sponsorhip Chairs:
K. Papanikolaou, IEEE Cyprus Section
C. Mavromoustakis, Univ. of Nicosia, Cyprus

If you require more information please visit the conference website,, which is continuously updated with the latest news regarding the conference.

In case of any specific needs or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Academic Inquiries:
Prof. Constantinos S. Pattichis:

Travel Inquiries including Accommodation and other Local Arrangements:
Easy Conferences

Looking forward to meeting you in 2016, we remain.
The Organizing Committee