2018 IEEE Middle East & North Africa COMMunications Conference


Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)

Jounieh - Lebanon, April 18-20, 2018


The research sessions will include presentations of latest research projects and papers, on the following topics (but not limited to):

Track 1: PHY Layer and Fundamentals

  • Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Advanced Modulation Schemes for Massive MIMO, 5G and Beyond
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Channel Estimation and Equalization
  • Channel Modelling
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Communications for the Smart Grid
  • Cooperative Communications/Relaying
  • Green Communications
  • Microwave Circuits and Devices
  • Microwave Communications
  • MIMO/Space-Time Coding
  • Multicarrier Systems, OFDM
  • Optical Communications, FSO, VLC
  • Photonics Communication Systems and Networks
  • PHY Aspects of WLAN, WPAN and WBAN
  • Positioning, Localization and Tracking
  • RF Design and Modelling
  • Satellite and Space Communications
  • Signal Processing for Wireless Communications
  • Smart Antennas
  • Source and Channel Coding
  • Spread Spectrum and UWB
  • Synchronization Techniques
  • Vehicular Communications


Track 2: MAC and Cross-Layer Design

  • Cross-layer Design, Modeling and Optimization
  • Design and Evaluation of Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)
  • Design and Evaluation of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Architectures and Networks
  • MAC Design for Heterogeneous Networks
  • MAC Protocol for Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks
  • MAC Protocols for Molecular Communication Networks
  • Metrics and Models for Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Multiple Access in Machine-TO-Machine Communications
  • Next Generation WDM Network Design
  • QoS Support and Energy Efficient MAC
  • Quality and Performance in Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • Scheduling and Radio Resource Management
  • Wireless MAC Protocols for 5G: Design, Analysis, and Optimization


Track 3: Next-Generation Networks, Applications, and Business

  • Big Data and Data Mining
  • Context and Location-Aware Wireless Applications
  • Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Grid Architecture, and Demand Side Management
  • Fog and Mobile Edge Computing
  • Internet Of Things and Smart Cities
  • Mobile Cloud Computing Systems
  • Pricing and Business Models of Emerging Technologies
  • Regulations, Standards and Spectrum Management
  • Resource Management and Allocation in Cloud Computing
  • Security and Privacy
  • Smart Engineering Applications
  • Wireless Body Area Networks and E-Health applications
  • Wireless Sensor Network


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