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Call for Papers


The 5G vision targets a digital and connected landscape, where not only people but devices will be connected to what is referred to as the Internet of Everything (IoE). Real life objects will be smart in nature, and possibly virtual, allowing everyday activities to be performed remotely at the touch of a button in seamless manner. In this context, new technologies are required such as connectivity that can transport information effectively according to the application data. However, for real life objects to come a life, these will be animated through cyber physical technology, that include sensors, actuators and embedded software.  Where embedded systems was once constrained to consumer devices, now it comes to the forefront playing a pivotal role in the 5G paradigm, allowing devices to become objects, and objects to form part of an integrated system, where different devices employing diverse data formats and operating systems are no longer barriers.

The scope of this conference will target one of the key drivers for 5G, the IoE world that includes technology advances in cyber physical systems and security. The conference is also interested in novel works applying 5G concepts to space and underwater communications. The conference aims to provide a platform where to disseminate and discuss key innovations and technology trends on this fast evolving arena.


The conference seeks innovative research works in the following areas. However, other research topics not included in this list will also be welcome.

5G technologies, applications and services for IoE

  • Device-to-device and machine-to-machine communications
  • Pervasive Services
  • Channel modeling and propagation
  • Network Coding in 5G networks
  • Millimeter wave communications
  • Energy harvesting for wireless communications
  • Antennas and smart antennas
  • Mobile Clouds
  • Security and Privacy
  • Physical-Layer Security

Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Smart Cities
  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Systems interoperability
  • Security architectures for CPS
  • Cyber-security for CPS
  • Urban transportation system security
  • CPS education

Internet of Things

  • Global Internet connectivity for the IoT
  • Mobility, geo-fencing and geo-location for IoT
  • Internet of Things Experimentation Infrastructures
  • Cognitive and context-aware IoT services
  • Large scale pilots and testbeds
  • Green technologies for the IoT

Maritime, space and underwater communications

  • Underwater Networking
  • Channel modeling and propagation
  • Localization and navigation techniques
  • Hybrid communication systems
  • channel estimation and synchronization
  • Heterogeneous multi-layer and multi-domain internetworking
  • Network Coding in underwater networks
  • Experimental results and sea trials
  • Security for underwater networks


All registered papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Broadnets proceedings are indexed in the leading indexing services: Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, DBLP, Google Scholar, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:


Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories:

  • regular papers from 10 to 20 pages
  • short papers up to 8 pages

Papers should be submitted through EAI Confy+, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format (see Author’s kit section). Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal.

Important dates

Final Extension Full Paper Submission deadline
15 July 2019
Notification deadline
26 August 2019
Camera-ready deadline
16 September 2019
Start of Conference
27 October 2019
End of Conference
28 October 2019

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