Invited talk on Telecommunications:

Mischa Dohler – Professor at King's College London & Board of Directors, Worldsensing

Title: The Tactile Internet – IoT, 5G and Cloud on Steroids

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Abstract: Currently we can see and hear through the Internet, but we cannot touch. We have a vision to create the Tactile Internet, where we would be able to touch through the median of the Internet. This would transform some very basic but vital tasks, like online shopping where the user might want to touch and feel the texture of a dress or jacket before buying it, but, most importantly, this has the potential to transform the way that healthcare, engineering and wealth is delivered globally. We will be able to convey physical, tactile experiences remotely and thus invoke a fundamental shift from content-delivery to skillset-delivery networks. This talk will summarize the potentials, building blocks and challenges which lay ahead for designing the Tactile Internet.

Biography: Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, Head of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the smart city pioneer Worldsensing, Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband, IoT/M2M and cyber security standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, has more than 200 publications, and authored several books. He has a citation h-index of 39 (top 1%). He acts as policy, technology and entrepreneurship adviser, examples being Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, House of Lords UK, UK Ministry BIS, EPSRC ICT Strategy Advisory Team, European Commission, ISO Smart City working group, and various start-ups. He is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, passionate pianist and fluent in 6 languages. He has talked at TEDx. He had coverage by national and international TV & radio; and his contributions have featured on BBC News and the Wall Street Journal.

Invited talk on Control Systems, Automation and Robotics:

Ivan Zelinka – Professor at Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Ostrava

Title: Unconventional Algorithms in Control and Design of Complex Systems

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Abstract: This keynote is focused on mutual intersection of interesting fields of research: bio-inspired algorithms, deterministic chaos and complex systems. The first one will discuss main principles of bio-inspired methods, its historical background and its use on various examples including real world ones. Examples include plasma reactor control, optimal signal routing in the network of portable meteorological stations, complex system design as antenna design, nonlinear system and controllers design and more. Also its use on deterministic chaos control with focusing on simple chaotic systems (logistic, Hennon,…) as well as CML systems exhibiting spatiotemporal chaos will be mentioned and explained. The second part will discuss use of deterministic chaos instead of pseudo-random number generators inside evolutionary algorithms with application on well known evolutionary algorithms (differential evolution, PSO, SOMA, genetic algorithms,..) and test functions. Mutual comparison will be presented, based on our research. Also will be discussed question whether evolutionary dynamics really need pseudo- random numbers or no. At the end will be mentioned a novel approach joining evolutionary dynamics, complex networks and CML systems exhibiting chaotic behavior. Reported methodology and results are based on actual state of art (that is a part of this tutorial) as well as on our own research. Tutorial is designed as an introduction; no advanced or expert knowledge from complex networks, chaos and control is expected.

Biography: Ivan Zelinka (born in 1965, is currently associated with the Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TU), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He graduated consequently at the Technical University in Brno (1995 – MSc.), UTB in Zlin (2001 – Ph.D.) and again at Technical University in Brno (2004 – Assoc. Prof.) and VSB-TU (2010 – Professor). Prof. Zelinka is responsible supervisor of several grant researches of Czech grant agency GAČR as for example Unconventional Control of Complex Systems, Security of Mobile Devices and Communication (bilateral project between Czech and Vietnam) and co-supervisor of grant FRVŠ – Laboratory of parallel computing amongst the others. He was also working on numerous grants and two EU projects as member of team (FP5 – RESTORM) and supervisor (FP7 – PROMOEVO) of the Czech team. He is also head of research team NAVY Prof. Zelinka was awarded by Siemens Award for his Ph.D. thesis, as well as by journal Software news for his book about artificial intelligence. He is a member of the British Computer Society, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs –, IEEE (committee of Czech section of Computational Intelligence), a few international program committees of various conferences, and three international journals. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of a new book series entitled Emergence, Complexity and Computation (Springer series 10624, see also

Invited industrial talks:

Johan Torsner – Research Manager in Ericsson Research, Finland

Title: 5G Communication for Connected Industries

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Abstract: In addition to providing an outstanding mobile broadband experience, next generation wireless access (5G) aims to support a wide range of industrial applications. Many of these industrial applications will pose new requirements in addition to the requirements from traditional mobile broadband services and thereby stretch the system design in novel ways. In this talk we explore some of the novel use cases we foresee for 5G, the requirements they bring and some solutions needed to meet them.

Biography: Johan Torsner is a Research Manager in Ericsson Research and is currently leading Ericsson's research activities in Finland. He joined Ericsson in 1998 and has held several positions within research, standardization and R&D. He has been deeply involved in the development and standardization of 3G and 4G systems and has filed over 100 patent applications. His current research interests include 4G evolution, 5G and machine-type communication. In 2014 he was a finalist for the European Inventor Award for inventions related to the LTE standard.

Milan Simek – CEO in Sewio, Czech Republic

Title: Leveraging Industry Positioning to Enable Industry 4.0 – Revolution in Active RFID Technology

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Abstract: Phenomena of ongoing industry revolution referred to as Industry 4.0 revolution encompasses a enormous series of innovative processes combining new automation and robotics technologies in order to reflect the growing and demanded fast moving markets. Industry Positioning technology in recent years got into its mature state and thus enabled to bring novel location based services allowing to speed up the production and logistic process for many industries. The talk shows the significance of the Industry 4.0 with the focus on revolution in Active RFID technology enabling to open new markets in automotive, logistic, warehouse, mining and entertainment industry. During the talk, several applications of Industry Positioning system will be introduced together with discussion of uses cases in safety applications.

Biography: Milan Simek is CEO of Sewio Networks, Czech company delivering wireless solution for industry positioning and navigation. Milan Simek received his Ph.D. in 2010 at Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks. From 2006 he is actively engaged in evolution of IoT and RTLS system, he serves as EU Expert Committee for IoT Challenges. He was TPC member or Chair of EWSN 2010, ICUMT 2010, Mobiquitos 2014, Compsac 2014 and some others related to wireless and RFID systems. Sewio company, which he co-founded, develops precise wireless system allowing sub-meter localization, navigation and tracking of object operating in the industry production halls. Sewio focuses mostly at solution for automotive, logistic and mining industry, where it delivers wireless technology for navigation of automatic guided vehicles or for security of pedestrians against moving forklifts. Sewio recently launched cooperation with drone manufactures aiming to develop high precise systems for navigation of drons inside of halls. Sewio team was awarded as Top 10 startup in 2014 and in 2015 it receives 1st place in Startup Harvest competition. More info about company can be found at:

Latest News

December 29, 2015: The ICUMT 2015 Proceedings has been accepted for publication in IEEE Xplore and will be available online soon.

December 2, 2015: We are happy to announce that the ICUMT 2016 will be held in Lisbon on 18 – 20 October, 2016. We are now updating the congress website so please stay tuned!

November 20, 2015: The official ICUMT 2015 photos are available at the Official Facebook page of the congress, so please feel free to like and share them with your colleagues.

November 19, 2015: The slides and video recordings of the ICUMT 2015 keynotes are available in the section Keynotes.

September 28, 2015: The ICUMT 2015 program is available here.

September 27, 2015: The KYPO workshop focused on the latest issues in security in ICT including the interactive game „Capture the flag“ will be part of the ICUMT 2015 conference. More details can be found here.

August 10, 2015: The ICUMT 2015 review decisions have been sent to authors.

August 5, 2015: The invited industrial talk with title 5G Communication for Connected Industries will be given by Johan Torsner – Research Manager in Ericsson Research, Finland.

August 3, 2015: ICUMT 2014 proceedings has been indexed in Scopus database!

June 9, 2015: Due to numerous requests the paper submission deadline has been extended. The perspective authors are invited to submit their papers through EDAS, which is closing on June 15, 2015 – 23:59pm GMT+02:00 (hard deadline).

April 22, 2015: The invited talk on Control Systems, Automation and Robotics – Unconventional Algorithms in Control and Design of Complex Systems will be given by Ivan Zelinka – full Professor at Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Ostrava.

April 15, 2015: The opening keynote The Tactile Internet – IoT, 5G and Cloud on Steroids will be given by Mischa Dohler – full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London and Head of the Centre for Telecommunications Research.

February 24, 2015: The deadline for the ICUMT 2015 Workshop proposals has been extended until March 23, 2015.

February 2, 2015: The IEEE Region 8 and IEEE Czechoslovakia Section SP/CAS/COM Joint Chapter technical sponsoring of the ICUMT 2015 Conference has been fully approved! IEEE Conference record #35994.

January 21, 2015: The ICUMT 2014 Proceedings are already indexed and abstracted in the IEEE Xplore database!

January 14, 2015: The registration fees are available in the section Registration.

December 8, 2014: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel International Brno **** was selected for the hosting ICUMT 2015 conference.

November 15, 2014: ICUMT 2015 websites launched!

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Important dates

Deadline for Full Paper Submission: May 31, 2015 June 15, 2015 – 23:59pm GMT+02:00 (hard deadline)

Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 29, 2015 August 7, 2015

Final Paper Submission: September 4, 2015

Authors' Early Registration and Payment: September 4, 2015

Authors' Late Registration and Payment: September 18, 2015

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