International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking
5-8 June 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey

Special Session on 5G Communications (under Industry Track)

A special session will be organized for papers related to 5G Mobile Communication Systems. Papers should not currently be under review by any other journal, magazine or conference and can be either 5-page full papers or 2-page extended abstracts. Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for publication in IEEExplore. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

To submit a paper to the Special Session on 5G Communications, follow the EDAS submission link given here.


Technical scope

  • Novel technologies in physical layer
    • Waveform designs
    • Interference-robust air interface
    • Higher-order massive MIMO,
    • Multiuser communications,
  • Cutting-edge radio access network (RAN) architectures
    • HetNets
    • CoMP transmission and reception
    • Distributed antenna systems
    • Advanced relaying, user terminal relaying
    • Small cell deployment, femtocells, picocells
  • Advanced radio resource management (RRM) techniques
    • Interference management, interference awareness
    • Artificial intelligence in wireless communications
    • Congestion management
  • Novel services
    • Enhanced voice and video, Telepresence
    • Machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-type communications (MTC)
    • Point-to-point (P2P) / device-to-device (D2D) communications
  • mmWave and THz technologies
    • Channel characteristics and modeling, feasibility studies
    • Initial access; Beamforming, beam tracking; Mobility solutions
    • System design aspects
  • Green communication and energy efficiency
    • Energy consumption models
    • Joint RF-baseband optimization;
    • End-to-end energy optimization
  • Spectrum use
    • Aggregation of bands
    • Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access
    • Adaptive radio access techniques
  • Prototypes and test-beds for 5G technologies


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 19, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2017
  • Camera-ready papers (and authors registered) : April 22, 2017


Contact Us

  • Industry Track Chair:  Tuncer Baykas (


TPC Industry Track

  • Tunçer Baykaş, MEDİPOL Ü. (Track Chair)
  • Ali Telli, HAVELSAN
  • M. İlter Köksal, HAVELSAN
  • Serdar Özen, HAVELSAN
  • Lütfiye Durak Ata, İTÜ
  • İbrahim Hökelek, TÜBİTAK-BİLGEM
  • Ramazan Yılmaz, BTK
  • Öner Tekin, NETAŞ
  • Rıza Durucasugil, NETAŞ
  • Aziz Sever, ARGELA
  • Savaş Tanyeri, ARGELA
  • Serdar Bayar, ASELSAN
  • Tuğçe Erkılıç, ASELSAN
  • Alper Gerçek, ASELSAN
  • Ercan Şut, ASELSAN
  • Elif Tepeli, ASELSAN