The Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2018)

Hosted by Queen's University Belfast

June 21st - June 22nd, 2018

Dear Colleague,
The 29th Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC 2018, will be held in Belfast, on 21-22 June 2018 and hosted by Queen's University Belfast.


Belfast is one of Europe's most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘best place to visit' in 2018, it was also voted one of the world's top 10 destinations by National Geographic Traveler in 2012. Northern Ireland is renowned for its spectacular scenery, including the Giant's Causeway - a World Heritage site - its thriving cultural life, and the friendliness and hospitality of its people. It is also the location for most of the filming for the TV series, Game of Thrones.

Queen's University

Queen's University's historic, city-based campus is set in south Belfast, 15 minutes' walk from the vibrant city centre. Travelling to and from Northern Ireland is easy and cheap. Other major UK cities are within an hour's flying time from Belfast's two airports and are serviced by multiple daily flights. Regular buses are easily available between Dublin city/airport to central Belfast.

Call for Papers

Originally founded in 1990 as a Colloquium in Digital Signal Processing and Control, the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) is now a well reputed annual event on the Island of Ireland covering all aspects of signals and systems. Following its original inception, the focus of the conference remains on Signal Processing, Control and Automation, ICT related concepts, Systems Modelling, Design and Implementation for a wide range of applications. Queen's University Belfast will be hosting the 29th ISSC conference in 2018 and would like to take this opportunity to invite all researchers working in the general area of Signals and Systems to submit their research and actively participate in the conference. The scope of the conference generally covers the theory and applications of signals and systems in multiple disciplines. The following list covers some main aspects but is not exhaustive. All papers should be written in English and prepared in a two-column format. Standard submission will be 6 pages and additional pages will incur a supplementary charge. The program committee will select high quality papers for oral and poster presentations based upon peer reviews and all accepted papers will be published in the proceedings. Brief industrial submissions are also welcome.

Important Dates

Draft Manuscript Submission:February 26, 2018 March 9, 2018
Special Sessions Proposal:February 12, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:April 30, 2018
Final Manuscript Submission:May 14, 2018
Early Registration Deadline:May 19, 2018
Conference Dates:Thursday 21st to Friday 22nd June 2018


  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Agricultural technologies
  • Bio-inspired Systems
  • Biomedical applications
  • Cloud computing
  • Cyber security
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data analytics
  • Deep learning
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Energy efficiency
  • ICT in education
  • Image and video processing
  • Industry 4.0 applications
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Modelling and System Identification
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Network Security
  • Networked Control Systems
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Robust and Adaptive Control
  • Sensor networks
  • Smart grids
  • Systems on a chip design
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Unmanned systems
  • VLSI, ASIC and FPGAs for signal processing
  • Wireless and Optical Communications
  • We welcome submissions for special sessions on novel or emerging areas of research in signal processing, control and communications, and developments in engineering education. Please contact the char ( with your suggestions.

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    We look forward to welcoming you to Belfast this summer.

    Best Regards,

    Wasif Naeem

    General Chair, ISSC2018