About the Symposium

The 60th International Symposium ELMAR-2018, the oldest conference in Europe, will traditionally be held in the beautiful old town Zadar on the Croatian Adriatic coast. While the scientific program is expected to create stimulating professional interaction, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, warm summer atmosphere and wealth of historic monuments promise a pleasant and memorable stay.

The scientific program includes keynote talks by eminent international experts and contributed papers. Papers accepted by two independent reviewers will be published in the symposium proceedings. The symposium is sponsored by the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine (ELMAR).

Several special sessions will be organized during the symposium. Authors are encouraged to submit their papers to these special sessions.


  • Image and Video Processing
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Speech and Audio Processing
  • Wireless Communications
  • Telecommunications
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • e-Learning and m-Learning
  • Navigation Systems
  • Ship Electronic Systems
  • Power Electronics and Automation
  • Naval Architecture
  • Sea Ecology

Prospective organizers are invited to submit proposals for special sessions. Special sessions, like regular sessions, are oral technical sessions with at least five speakers each. The special session organizer’s role is to invite the five speakers, ensure that the papers are submitted on time, organise the review, ensure that authors of accepted papers submit the camera ready papers through the official online system and remind participants to register for the conference. The session organiser should also chair the session.

Those willing to organize special session, please contact prof. Branka Zovko-Cihlar, ELMAR-2018 General Chair: elmar2018@fer.hr. The deadline for proposals is February 19, 2018.

Accepted speccial sessions are listed here.

General Chair

Branka Zovko-Cihlar
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Program Chair

Mislav Grgić
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Program Committee

Juraj Bartolić, Croatia
Narcis Behlilović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
David Broughton, United Kingdom
Aura Conci, Brasil
Marek Domanski, Poland
Janusz Filipiak, Poland
Borko Furht, USA
Mohammed Ghanbari, United Kingdom
Mislav Grgić, Croatia
Sonja Grgić, Croatia
Yo-Sung Ho, Korea
Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Austria
Ebroul Izquierdo, United Kingdom
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, USA
Ana Katalinić Mucalo, Croatia
Ismail Khalil, Austria
Tomislav Kos, Croatia
Murat Kunt, Switzerland
Igor Kuzle, Croatia
Panos Liatsis, UAE
Rastislav Lukac, Canada
Lidija Mandić, Croatia
Branka Medved Rogina, Croatia
Borivoj Modlic, Croatia
Marta Mrak, United Kingdom
Mario Muštra, Croatia
Zdeněk Němec, Czech Republic
Miloš Oravec, Slovakia
Jarmila Pavlovičová, Slovakia
Fernando Pereira, Portugal
Irena Petrijevčanin Vuksanović, Croatia
Jan Pidanič, Czech Republic
Pavol Podhradský, Slovakia
Kamisetty R. Rao, USA
Darko Ratkaj, Switzerland
Fabiana Rodrigues Leta, Brasil
Gregor Rozinaj, Slovakia
Markus Rupp, Austria
Gerald Schaefer, United Kingdom
Shiguang Shan, China
Thomas Sikora, Germany
Karolj Skala, Croatia
Ryszard Stasinski, Poland
Luis Torres, Spain
Frantisek Vejrazka, Czech Republic
Dijana Vitas, Croatia
Stamatis Voliotis, Greece
Krzysztof Wajda, Poland
Nick Ward, United Kingdom
Branka Zovko-Cihlar, Croatia

International Review Committee

Winton Afrić, Croatia
Codruta Ancuti, Italy
Goran Bakalar, Croatia
Sanja Bauk, Montenegro
Alen Begović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Narcis Behlilović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marko Bosiljevac, Croatia
Jelena Božek, Croatia
Miloš Brajović, Montenegro
Jasmina Čaušević, Croatia
Emil Dumić, Croatia
Juraj Fosin, Croatia
Irena Galić, Croatia
Branimir Ivšić, Croatia
Juraj Kačur, Slovakia
Ana Katalinić-Mucalo, Croatia
Jan Kufa, Czech Republic
Hrvoje Leventić, Croatia
Časlav Livada, Croatia
Sadko Mandžuka, Croatia
Marta Mrak, United Kingdom
Mario Muštra, Croatia
Zdeněk Němec, Czech Republic
Miloš Oravec, Slovakia
Jarmila Pavlovičová, Slovakia
Juraj Petrović, Croatia
Jan Pidanič, Czech Republic
Pavol Podhradský, Slovakia
Michal Reznicek, Czech Republic
Renata Rybárová, Slovakia
Gregor Rozinaj, Slovakia
Markus Rupp, Austria
Tomás Shejbal, Czech Republic
Mladen Sokele, Croatia
Isidora Stanković, Montenegro
Zvonimir Šipuš, Croatia
Namir Škaljo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dijana Vitas, Croatia
Mario Vranješ, Croatia
Josip Vuković, Croatia
Radovan Zentner, Croatia
Branka Zovko-Cihlar, Croatia

Organising Committee

Jelena Bozek, Croatia
Mislav Grgić, Croatia
Mario Muštra, Croatia
Dijana Vitas, Croatia
Josip Vuković, Croatia


Deadline for submission
of full papers

Notification of acceptance mailed out by

Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers

Preliminary program available
on the web-site by

Registration deadline

Payment deadline

Accommodation deadline

Keynote Speakers

Life long learning in computer
and robot vision

Assoc. Prof. Barbara Caputo, Ph.D.

Head of the Visual and Multimodal Applied Learning Laboratory; Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering;
University of Rome "La Sapienza"; Italy

Robots are meant to operate in the real world. However, even the best system we can engineer today is bound to fail whenever the setting is not heavily constrained. This is because the real world is generally too nuanced and unpredictable to be summarized within a limited set of specifications. There will be inevitably novel situations and the system will always have gaps or ambiguities in its own knowledge. This calls for robots able to learn continuously over time. In this talk I will focus mainly on the life long learning of perceptual object knowledge, i.e. knowledge about the visual appearance of objects, necessary to the robot to recognize and localize objects in its own environment. I will show how issues like domain adaptation and transfer learning are vital to the robot vision community, and will present results that aim at bridging across these two communities, with the goal to achieve life long learning of visual patterns in autonomous systems.

Barbara Caputo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", where she leads the Visual Learning and Multimodal Applications Laboratory (VANDAL). She received her PhD in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2005. Her main research interest is to develop algorithms for learning, recognition and categorization of visual and multimodal patterns for artificial autonomous systems. These features are crucial to enable robots to represent and understand their surroundings, to learn and reason about it, and ultimately to equip them with cognitive capabilities. Her research is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR), the European Commission (EC) and the European Research Council (ERC).





Special sessions

Intelligent Transport Systems

Download SS1 Call for Papers

Assistant Professor Mario Muštra, PhD
Associate Professor Sadko Mandžuka, PhD
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Sea Ecology

Download SS2 Call for Papers

Associate Professor Irena Jurdana, PhD
Faculty of Maritime Studies
University of Rijeka, Croatia

From 3G to 5G

Download SS3 Call for Papers

Professor Sonja Zentner Pilinsky, PhD
Zagreb University of Applied Sciences, Croatia

Alberto Teković, PhD
Access Network Engineering, Vipnet d.o.o., Croatia

Paper Submission

If you are interested in submitting a paper to ELMAR symposium, you need to prepare a full paper on four (4) pages. Additional pages will be charged (the paper is required to have even number of pages).

Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted.

You should use A4 paper size for your ELMAR paper.

Please prepare your paper according to the ELMAR paper template:
Please send your submission electronically in PDF-format using Microsoft Research Conference Management Toolkit (CMT):


Select the symposium topic that most closely matches the subject area of your paper. This topic selection will be used to match reviewers to your paper, and to include your paper in the most appropriate session in the symposium program, so it is important to make a careful selection.

Special Session papers should not initially be submitted through CMT. It should be done by e-mailing the session organizer directly. After being accepted, special session camera-ready papers should be submitted through CMT.

Commercial references (such as Product Names, Brands, or Part Numbers) are not permitted in the body of the paper. Commercial presentation opportunities are available during sponsored events at the symposium. Please contact the Program Chair for more information.

Authors submitting the papers should be able to communicate effectively in English. Individuals presenting papers at the symposium should be able to effectively deliver the paper in English to an international audience - authors who are unable to do so themselves, are obliged to find alternative speakers who can effectively present their paper.

It is required that each accepted paper will be orally presented (appx. 15-minutes presentation time) by its author, co-author or a presenter (non-author). Symposium organizers will not send proceedings hard copies to no-show authors and such papers will be excluded from online proceedings. No-show authors will be excluded from all future ELMAR paper submissions.

Registration & Pricing

Early registration - for ELMAR and IEEE members: 450 €
Early registration - Standard: 490 €
Late registration - for ELMAR and IEEE members: 550 €
Late registration - Standard: 590 €
Two additional pages: 100 €
Additional paper: 100 €
Accompanying person on social events: 80 €

Registration fee includes:
- Participation on all symposium sessions
- One printed symposium proceedings per registered participant
- Lunches for participants
- Welcome cocktail
- Symposium dinner
- Guided Zadar city sightseeing
- Excursion
by boat or bus

The Registration form will be available in May 2018. Initial participants' data are collected during online paper submission process.


Falkensteiner Borik Hotel Complex, hotels "Funimation" and "Donat"
Majstora Radovana 7
HR-23000 Zadar

The hotel reservation form will be available in June 2018.