50th International Symposium ELMAR-2008
10-12 September 2008, Zadar, Croatia
Call for Papers
Important Dates
Keynote Speakers
Special Sessions
Paper Submission
Technical Program
Journals and Book
Travel Information
ELMAR History


The 50th International Symposium ELMAR-2008, the oldest conference in Europe, will be traditionally 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.

During the 50 years of activity ELMAR symposium became a significant scientific conference in the field of multimedia communications, image and video processing, navigation systems, speech and audio processing, telecommunications, wireless commununications, electronics in marine, naval architecture, sea ecology, and other advanced research areas. Besides, every year ELMAR symposium gathers specialists of various kinds (government representatives, navy, industry, universities and various business people from the region) to discuss the most recent issues and contribute to appropriate market development in Croatia.

The scientific program includes keynote talks by eminent international experts and contributed papers. Papers accepted by two independent reviewers will be published in symposium proceedings available at the symposium and abstracted in the INSPEC and IEEExplore database. ELMAR-2008 symposium is sponsored by the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine (ELMAR), technically co-sponsored by IEEE Region 8, IEEE Croatia Section, IEEE Croatia Section Chapter of the Signal Processing Society, IEEE Croatia Section Joint Chapter of the Antennas and Propagation / Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies and organized in cooperation with EURASIP (European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing).

Selected best papers will be published in two special issues of scientific journals: International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) and International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM). - more information

Selected best papers will be published in an extended form in a special post-conference Springer book that will present recent advances in conference field. This Springer book will be published within the book series "Studies in Computational Intelligence". - more information

Finally, several special sessions will be organized during ELMAR-2008 symposium. Authors are encouraged to submit their papers to these special sessions. - more information


Image and Video Processing
Multimedia Communications
Speech and Audio Processing
Wireless Commununications
Antennas and Propagation
e-Learning and m-Learning

Navigation Systems
Ship Electronic Systems
Power Electronics and Automation
Naval Architecture
Sea Ecology
Special Sessions - more information


  • Professor Sanjit K. Mitra, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA:
    Image Processing using Quadratic Volterra Filters
    - CANCELED !
  • Univ.Prof. Dr.techn. Markus Rupp, Vienna University of Technology, AUSTRIA:
    Testbeds and Rapid Prototyping in Wireless Systems
  • Professor Paul Cross, University College London, UK:
    GNSS Data Modeling: The Key to Increasing Safety and Legally Critical Applications of GNSS
  • Dr.-Ing. Malte Kob, RWTH Aachen University, GERMANY:
    The Role of Resonators in the Generation of Voice Signals

more information


IMPORTANT: Web-based (online) paper submission of papers in PDF format is required for all authors. No e-mail, fax, or postal submissions will be accepted. Authors should prepare their papers according to ELMAR-2008 paper sample, convert them to PDF based on IEEE requirements, and submit them using web-based submission system by March 03, 2008.

"Instructions for Author's" are available here.


Deadline for special session proposals February 04, 2008
Deadline for submission of full papers March 03, 2008
Notification of acceptance mailed out by May 05, 2008
Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers

May 19, 2008

Preliminary program available on the web-site by May 26, 2008
Registration deadline June 02, 2008
Accommodation deadline August 22, 2008


Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR

IEEE Region 8
IEEE Croatia Section
IEEE Croatia Section Chapter of the Signal Processing Society
IEEE Croatia Section Joint Chapter of the AP/MTT Societies

EURASIP - European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing

Ive Mustac
Tankerska plovidba, Zadar, Croatia

Branka Zovko-Cihlar
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Mislav Grgic
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Juraj Bartolic, Croatia
David Broughton, United Kingdom
Paul Dan Cristea, Romania
Kresimir Delac, Croatia
Zarko Cucej, Slovenia
Marek Domanski, Poland
Kalman Fazekas, Hungary
Janusz Filipiak, Poland
Renato Filjar, Croatia
Borko Furht, USA
Mohammed Ghanbari, United Kingdom
Mislav Grgic, Croatia
Sonja Grgic, Croatia
Yo-Sung Ho, Korea
Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Austria
Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, Austria
Bojan Ivancevic, Croatia
Ebroul Izquierdo, United Kingdom
Kristian Jambrosic, Croatia
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, USA
Tomislav Kos, Croatia
Murat Kunt, Switzerland
Panos Liatsis, United Kingdom
Rastislav Lukac, Canada
Lidija Mandic, Croatia
Gabor Matay, Hungary
Branka Medved Rogina, Croatia
Borivoj Modlic, Croatia
Marta Mrak, United Kingdom
Fernando Pereira, Portugal
Pavol Podhradsky, Slovak Republic
Ramjee Prasad, Denmark
Kamisetty R. Rao, USA
Gregor Rozinaj, Slovak Republic
Gerald Schaefer, United Kingdom
Mubarak Shah, USA
Shiguang Shan, China
Thomas Sikora, Germany
Karolj Skala, Croatia
Marian S. Stachowicz, USA
Ryszard Stasinski, Poland
Luis Torres, Spain
Frantisek Vejrazka, Czech Republic
Stamatis Voliotis, Greece
Nick Ward, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Wajda, Poland
Branka Zovko-Cihlar, Croatia

Mislav Grgic, Croatia
Mario Mustra, Croatia
Emil Dumic, Croatia
Jelena Bozek, Croatia
Tomislav Kos, Croatia
Sonja Grgic, Croatia
Jakov Kitarovic, Croatia
Ivan Pupovac, Croatia

Assoc.Prof. Mislav Grgic, Ph.D.
FER, Unska 3 / XII
HR-10000 Zagreb

E-mail: elmar2008 (_) fer.hr
URL: http://www.elmar-zadar.org/

© ELMAR Zadar, 2008