Call for Papers Latincom 2013

 The 5th IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (IEEE LATINCOM 2013) will be held in Santiago, Chile on 24-26 November 2013.  Santiago is a modern metropolis, and the cultural, political, and financial center of Chile. It is also home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations, and it has been the venue of important international summits and meetings. The landscape is dominated by modern buildings and the imposing Andes mountains.

As the most important conference on communications in Latin America, IEEE LATINCOM 2013 will attract leading researchers from all continents and will provide an outstanding opportunity for the academic and industrial community to present their research in all areas of communications and networking.

The theme of IEEE LATINCOM 2013 is Communications Services Bringing Quality to the People. 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. Best Paper Award will be given in Latincom 2013. Extended selected papers will be published in the IEEE Latin America Transactions.


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
  • 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
  • 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 papersAugust 1, 2013 September 1st, 2013 (Extended Deadline)
Submission of tutorial proposals: August 1, 2013 September 1st, 2013 (Extended Deadline)
Notification of acceptance: October 15th, 2013
Submission of camera-ready papers: October 30th, 2013


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 2013 page. Maximum 6 pages are allowed for each paper, including all illustrations and references.


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.