UComms’18 Call for Papers

(Download the call for papers flyer here)

The mission of the UComms conference series is to promote the development of a deep understanding of the propagation of communication signals underwater and the performance of higher layer protocols with the objective of supporting the intelligent choice of network-wide standards, as a foundation for interoperability.

UComms’18 is the fourth conference of the series organised by the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) and is open to scientists and engineers involved in research, development, implementation and use of underwater communication systems.

The conference topics cover the full range of interests from physical understanding of the communication channels (acoustic optical, radio) through to network protocols and experimentation.

Some of the central topics are:

Contributions will be in the form of short papers (no more than 4 pages plus references) that will undergo rigorous peer review by an international technical committee. Accepted and presented papers will be made available in conference proceedings with the intention to publish online in IEEE Xplore. Papers may also be later expanded into a full article for submission to the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering for publication in a Special Collection after the event.

The conference will have structured sessions (single track) organized by leaders of the field that will ensure a high technical standard.

Important dates:

For all general enquiries, please contact secretariat@ucomms.net

We look forward to seeing you in Lerici !

General guidelines

Registering for the conference

Submission of your paper does NOT automatically register you for the conference itself. If your paper is accepted for presentation at UComms, you will be notified and must register for the conference. Everyone planning to attend the conference must complete the registration process.

Submitting a paper

Submissions and registrations are done exclusively through the Ucomms'18 Ex Ordo online submission system

Ethical considerations

Authorship: Authors must give credit through references or notes to the original author of any idea or concept presented in the paper or proposal. This includes direct quotations and paraphrases.

Publication history: If material in your manuscript has been published, presented, or accepted for publication this must be disclosed and may make your submission ineligible.

Conference attendance: If your paper is accepted for UComms you have a commitment to register for and attend the conference. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from attending, you should find a substitute to perform your duties and notify the conference chairs.

Self-Plagiarism (or duplicate publications): Self-plagiarism involves an author presenting earlier published material as original and new. Self-plagiarism is often not an issue, but it must be transparent and limited. A critical issue involved in self-plagiarism is the degree to which it is clear whether the author is drawing from earlier manuscripts/research. Covert self-plagiarism occurs when the author is not transparent when drawing from earlier manuscripts or research; this can constitute a serious ethical transgression.

Sponsored by:

NATO's Allied Command and Transformation - ACT

Department of the Navy - Science & Technology - ONR

Department of the Navy - Science & Technology - Global



Acoustical Society of America

Gold patron:

Atlas Elektronik

Silver patrons: