Call for Papers IEEE Latincom 2012

The 4th IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (IEEE LATINCOM 2012) will be held in Cuenca, Ecuador on 7-9 November 2012. Cuenca (full name Santa Ana de los cuatro ríos de Cuenca) is the capital of the Azuay Province. It is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2500 m above sea level. The center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site because of its many historical buildings.

As the most important conference on communications in Latin America, IEEE LATINCOM 2012 will attract leading researchers from all continents and will provide an outstanding opportunity for the Latin-American academic and industrial community to present their research in all areas of communications and networking.

The theme of IEEE LATINCOM 2012 is SMART COMMUNICATIONS FOR A SMARTER WORLD. We encourage submission of technical papers especially on topics related to this theme.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by the international TPC according to standard procedures of the IEEE Communications Society. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference in oral or poster sessions. Selected papers will be published in special issue of the IEEE Latin America Journal and a Best Paper Award will be given to the Best Paper selected by a selection committe.


Areas of interest include and are not limited to the following topics:

Sustainable Communications and Energy Efficiency

  • Smart Grid communications
  • Architectures and models for the Smart Grid
  • Smart Grid network and service management
  • Communications networks for the Smart Grid
  • Information security in the Smart Grid
  • Distributed generation and storage of energy
  • Field trials and deployment experiences
  • Trials and experiences of operators

Next-Generation Networking and Internet

  • Communications and information security
  • Switching and routing
  • Optical networking and high-speed networking
  • Next-generation access networks
  • Future Internet
  • Traffic measurements
  • Overlay and peer-to-peer networks
  • Emerging standards, trials and demonstrations

Green wireless and fixed-line communications

  • Energy-efficient protocols and networks
  • Management of energy efficiency
  • Measurement of ICT energy consumption
  • Economy and price models
  • Communications technologies for green solutions
  • Communications for transport optimization
  • Communications for energy-efficient buildings
  • Supply chain management

Mobile and Wireless Networking

  • Ad Hoc, sensor and mesh networks
  • Cognitive networks
  • Wireless services and applications
  • Wireless network protocols, design and performance
  • Emerging standards, trials and demonstrations

Communications Systems and Signal Processing

  • Communication theory
  • Data storage
  • Transmission, access and optical systems
  • Power-line communications
  • Radio communications
  • Wireless communications
  • Cross-layer design
  • Satellite and space communications
  • Signal processing and communication electronics

Communication Software, Services and Multimedia Applications

  • Service creation, discovery, delivery, management
  • Multimedia communications
  • Network operations and management
  • Charging, pricing and business models
  • E-health

Communication QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling

  • Communications systems integration and modeling
  • Quality and performance evaluation
  • Reliability of systems and networks
  • Standardization aspects of QoS and reliability
  • Network simulation techniques
  • Traffic engineering and traffic theory


Submission of full papers: 15 July 2012, 7 August 2012  (extended).
Submission of tutorial proposals: 15 July 20127 August 2012 (extended).
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2012
Submission of camera-ready papers: 1 October 2012


We solicit submission of high-quality full papers reporting original and novel research results on all above topics. Papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Full papers must be formatted as the standard IEEE double-column conference template and submitted exclusively in PDF on JEMS ( at the IEEE LATINCOM 2012 page. Maximum 6 pages are allowed for each paper, including all illustrations and references.

Note: For potential submission past-deadline please contact Fabrizio Granelli  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Papers should be in pdf  and according to IEEE conference paper format. For templates, please visit:


Proposals are invited for half-/full-day tutorials on topics of interest of the conference. Proposals must be submitted on JEMS (, Tutorial Track) and include title, abstract, full contact information, introduction to the subject, preferred length, past history, biography of the lecturer, detailed outline.