5-7 OctoberOnline

ICUMT 2020

Aims and Scope
The ICUMT 2020 paper submission system EDAS is now open!

The aim of ICUMT is to bring together international players in telecommunications, robotics and control systems. The congress consists of two open call tracks, technical workshops, and tutorials. Accepted papers for the ICUMT 2020 and co-located workshops will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library after they are presented at the virtual congres.

The Call for Papers in PDF format is available here: https://www.icumt.info/2020/CfP.pdf. Prospective authors are invited to submit papers including technical novelties and tutorial overviews in the areas including but not limited to:

Telecommunications Track
Next Generation Wireless Systems and Services

5G and beyond wireless technologies

5G+ applications and services (UAVs, AR/VR, wearables, autonomous driving, Tactile Internet)

Centralized-RAN, Could-RAN, and Fog-RAN architectures

Network functions virtualization (NFV) and network slicing

Mobility, handoff protocols and management in 5G

Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)

6G visions and concepts

Next generation 802.11 and 802.15 including mesh, PAN, BAN, etc.

Ultra-wideband communications (UWB)

Underwater communications

Flexible and on-demand access networks

Integrated wired/wireless access

Power line communications (PLC)

Digital satellite access technology

Energy-efficient networking, circuits, devices and transmission technologies

Energy efficiency of data centers and intelligent cloud computing

Cross-layer optimizations to minimize energy consumption on a network scale

Cognitive, cooperative and reconfigurable networks

Protocols and protocol extensions for energy efficient networks

Network load balance and smart information storage

Harvesting distributed energy generation

Smart Grids

Information theory on energy efficiency

Energy evaluation and comparison of different network technologies

Cognitive Radio Networks and Systems

Spectrum sensing and spectrum management

Dynamic spectrum access

Cooperation and Game-Theoretical Protocols for Cognitive Radios

Software defined radio

Cross-Layer Protocol Design

Regulations and standards

Cooperative communications and networking

Multi-Carrier Systems & Solutions

MIMO and multi-antenna communications


Big Data and cloud computing

Coding for noisy channels and erasure channels

Source coding and data compression

Joint source-channel coding

Network coding and coding for multi-terminal systems

Cooperation, competition and cognition in wireless networks

Interoperability in IoT

Industry 4.0 technologies and applications

Security and privacy issues in IoT

Industrial IoT networks

Low-Power Wide Area (LPWA) communications: Sigfox, LoRa/LoRaWAN, NB-IoT, LTE Cat. M1

Smart City and Smart Home services and applications

Application of Fog/Edge computing to IoT: architectures and implementations

Massive MTC (mMTC)

System architectures

Security in broadcast and multicast communications

Internet broadcasting

Mobile broadcasting and mobile TV

Emerging broadcasting standards, services and applications

RFID and Sensor Network Technologies

Architecture and platforms

Distributed and pervasive services

Personal and body networks, wearable computing

Semantic analysis

Business models

Digital Home Network Technologies

Vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-roadside communications

Intra-vehicle communications

Mobility and vehicular traffic models

Information collection and dissemination

Analytical and simulation techniques

Experimental systems and field operational testing

Safety and non-safety related applications

Recent standardization efforts and problems (e.g. 802.11p)

Overview of the activities and status of the ongoing projects

Deployment strategies and predictions

Advances in theoretical foundations of P2P

Security, trust and reputation in P2P

Performance analysis of P2P systems, applications and services

Quality of experience in P2P systems

Mobile P2P

P2P for sensors

Economic, business models and charging mechanisms in P2P

Legal and regulatory issues

Computational aspects of social Network

e-Society applications

Network evolution and growth mechanisms

Network geography

Search in network

Security, data protection inside communities

Evaluation and benchmarking

Bio-inspired/Bio-oriented Networks

Body-area networks

Cryptocurrency technologies

Wireless telemedicine and E-health services

Location techniques and location-based services LBS

Broadband Satellite and HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station) Technologies

Information Security Technologies

Web Technologies

Multimedia & Internet Systems, Services and Standards

Mobile Internet, Internet Telephony (VoIP, MoIP) and IPTV

Network Management, Operation and Maintenance

Optical communications and applications

FTTx and Passive/Active Optical systems and networks (PONs and AONs)

Open Programmable Networks and Active Networks

Communication Network Topology and Planning

User experience and usability studies in ICT

Systems & Software Engineering Aspects

GRID, Distributed Computing Technologies and Services

IT Services Technologies

Control Systems Track

Adaptive control

Robust control

Process control

Complex systems

Mechatronic systems

Modern analogue and digital circuits and their applications

Identification and estimation

Nonlinear systems

Intelligent systems

Hybrid systems

Networked control systems

Neural networks

Fuzzy systems

Genetic algorithms

Evolutionary computation and control

Precision motion control

Control applications

Signal processing for control systems and sesnors networks

Robot design, development and control

Human-robots interfaces

Mobile robots and autonomous systems

Human augmentation and shared control

Space and underwater robot

Telerobotics and Teleoperation

Industrial networks and automation

Multi-agent systems

Intelligent warehouses

Modeling, simulation and architectures

Vision, recognition and reconstruction

Virtual Reality

Control and supervision systems

Instrumentation systems

Biomedical instrumentation and applications

Web-based control

Autonomous agents

Petri nets

Manuscript and Presentation Guidlines

Manuscript Template

Authors should prepare a PDF file following the IEEE single-space, two-column format using at least 10 point size type. The paper must be correctly formatted to fit on A4. The paper should not exceed 6 pages including figures, tables & references. Maximum 4 additional pages are allowed. Additional pages will be overcharged. The papers cannot exceed 10 pages, otherwise they will be automatically rejected. The cost of overcharge per page will be indicated in the Registration Fees. The paper must be submitted in PDF format via the EDAS System.

Note: The congress organizers reserves the right to not include a paper to the Proceedings if the congress registration fee is not paid or if the paper is not presented on the ICUMT 2020 congress.

Presentation Guidelines

All authors of accepted and registered papers for ICUMT 2020 are required to upload a pre-recorded video of their paper presentation. The presentation can be recorded by any of the co-authors and will be available during the original dates of the conference and on-demand after the conference concludes. We request you to prepare and upload a video of your presentation, comprised of a brief introduction with webcam, if desired, followed by voice over slides for your presentation. This is a requirement for your paper to appear in IEEE Xplore. Please note that the file must be a video file in MP4 format (more details below). Please do not try to upload PowerPoint or PDF files. In order for videos to be verified by the Technical Program Committee, there is considerable urgency in preparing and uploading your video. Accordingly, we ask you that you please finalize and upload your video by October 2, 2020.

Preparing the Video-presentation

There are several video conferencing tools available to easily record a presentation. In this method, you can show your face via webcam (if you’d like) and display your slides as you talk. You can use any meeting software as long as you get a good quality recording and your final file is in the MP4 format. Here are some links to instructions on recording a meeting on common platforms:

You can also use the two step method covered below:

Tips for Video-recording

1. Use as quiet place as possible.
2. Avoid areas that have echo.
3. Rooms should be fairly small.
4. Sound dampening with carpeting, curtains, furniture.
5. Fixed-line internet connection recommended, but if unavailable, a strong Wi-Fi connection
6. Good headset with microphone close to mouth, but away from direct line of mouth to reduce "pops". Avoid using default built-in microphone on computer.
7. Do a test recording of a couple of minutes and review the sound and picture quality, MP4 format, and bit rate before recording the entire presentation. Make adjustments if needed.

Video-presentation uploading
(Deadline: October 2, 2020)

1. Go to the details of your accepted paper in EDAS

  • The video file must be in MP4 format.
  • The video bitrate should be less than or equal to 1 Mbps. To check the bit rate, right click on the file name, click on properties, go to the details tab, and look for total bitrate.
  • Resolution should be of maximum 720p HD
  • Please use the following naming convention: PID.mp4, where PID is your paper ID in EDAS.

2. Upload your MP4 video file to your paper record via the "Video Presentation" option.
If you have any issues with uploading your presentation, please contact the ICUMT 2020 secretariat (info@icumt.info).

As a reminder, videos that are not received by the deadline will be considered no-shows in accordance with the IEEE non-presented paper policy.

Final manuscript submission

ICUMT 2020 and associated workshops have been registered for use of IEEE PDF eXpress Plus. All ICUMT 2020 congress articles submitted for inclusion in the ICUMT 2020 Proceedings must adhere to the IEEE Xplore PDF specification for compatibility. IEEE PDF eXpress Plus is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function). If a final manuscript is not compliant with PDF eXpress Plus, it will not be included into the proceedings submitted to IEEE Xplore after the congress.

Please be aware that for the ICUMT 2020 and associated workshops at least one Regular/IEEE/Workshop/Student registration before September 25, 2020 per accepted paper is mandatory to include the paper in the proceedings of the congress and IEEE Xplore. A paper without registered authors after September 25, 2020 will be withdrawn.

Steps for the final manuscript submission:

1. Verify that your paper is created using the congress templates – see above in Manuscript template. The PDF file should be prepared according to the IEEE PDF specification. The page numbers will be inserted by the congress proceedings producer. So please make sure not to number your pages. Do not insert any footers or headers. Do not use any PDF security features in submitted PDF files, i.e., they must be fully accessible and editable by the proceedings producer for numbering and other production purposes.

2. Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress Plus.)

3. If you do not have already an IEEE PDF eXpress Plus account, please create it first (see "Procedure for PDF eXpress Plus log in" below).

4. Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for Checking

5. Use IEEE PDF eXpress Plus to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s). The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support.

6. According to the IEEE policy the contact author of each paper accepted for presentation in the ICUMT 2020 congress has to fill in the IEEE Copyright Form. The online IEEE eCopyright form will be available in the EDAS. Note that without this document your paper cannot be submitted for indexing in the IEEE Xplore® database.

7. Submit the final, IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s) to the ICUMT 2020 via your EDAS profile. Please DO NOT change the file NAME, i.e., its PIDxxxxxxx code generated by IEEE PDF eXpress Plus should stay. Please note: uploading a paper to IEEE PDF eXpress Plus is not the same as submitting the paper to the congress. You will still need to upload the checked PDF with final manuscript and copyright form to EDAS.

Procedure for PDF eXpress Plus log in:

1. Go to IEEE PDF eXpress Plus Site: https://www.pdf-express.org/ and enter "51630XP" as Conference ID.

2. After log in to your IEEE PDF eXpress Plus account, click "Create New Title. You need to do it for each accepted paper separately."

4. Enter identifying text for the paper (title is recommended but not required).

5. Click "Submit PDF for Checking" or "Submit Source Files for Conversion."

6. Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click Browse and navigate to file, and click "Upload File". You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload. If you have your final manuscript in LaTex you might need to upload archive including all support files like images etc.*

7. You will receive an email with your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF eXpress Plus-converted PDF attached. If you submitted a PDF for checking, the email will show if your file passed or failed.

IEEE PDF eXpress Plus converts the following file types to PDF:Rich Text Format, Freelance, (La)TeX (DVI and all support files required), PageMaker, FrameMaker, QuarkXpress, Word Pro, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect.

*For documents created in formats that do not embed source files, include all support files with the final manuscript in a folder. Put this folder in a compressed archive for submission. If it is possible to embed images in the source document, you should do so to avoid potential issues, such as missing graphics.

IMPORTANT: A DVI (DeVice Independent file) is required for LaTeX conversions, in addition to all associated image files. Make sure that your LaTeX system can output a DVI, otherwise it cannot be converted. Be sure also to check that your images are properly referenced, and that DVI can handle the image file types used (DVI does not handle some newer image types, such as *.png).

DISCLAIMER.The organizers can leave out a paper from the final proceedings submitted to IEEE Xplore in case it is not presented on the congress or workshop.