About the Symposium

The 61st International Symposium ELMAR-2019, 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 symposium is sponsored by the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine (ELMAR).

The scientific program includes keynote talks by eminent international experts and contributed papers. Papers accepted by two independent reviewers and presented at the symposium will be published in the symposium proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Several special sessions will be organized during the symposium. We encourage special session proposals and submission of papers to the proposed special sessions.


  • Image and Video Processing
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Speech and Audio Processing
  • Wireless Communications
  • Telecommunications
  • Mobile communications
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Robotics
  • e-Learning and m-Learning

  • Satellite technologies
  • Radar systems
  • Navigation Systems
  • Ship Electronic Systems
  • Transport systems
  • Power Electronics and Automation
  • Naval Architecture
  • Sea Ecology

General Chair
Branka Zovko-Cihlar, University of Zagreb, Croatia

General Co-Chair
Mislav Grgić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Program Chair
Mario Muštra, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Publication Chair
Dijana Vitas, Croatia

Web Chair
Josip Vuković, Croatia

Venue Organizing Chair
Jelena Božek, Croatia

Vladimir Roboz, Croatia

Program Committee
Juraj Bartolić, Croatia
Narcis Behlilović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jelena Božek, Croatia
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
Josip Vuković, Croatia
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



Extended 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

Early registration deadline

Accommodation deadline

Keynote Speakers

Special sessions

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 Asst Prof Mario Muštra, ELMAR-2019 Program Chair: elmar2019@fer.hr. The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2019.

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

Computer Vision for New Emerging Applications

Download SS2 Call for Papers

Associate Professor Irena Galić, PhD
Hrvoje Leventić, PhD, PhD
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology
J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia


Paper Submission

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

If you are interested in submitting a paper to ELMAR symposium, you need to prepare a full paper on four (4) pages in the A4 paper size. Additional pages will be charged (the paper is required to have even number of pages).

Please prepare your paper according to the ELMAR paper template: Before converting the paper to PDF, the copyright notice should be added to the bottom of the first page of the paper. All papers must adhere to the IEEE Xplore PDF specification for compatibility. Therefore, authors are asked to carefully study IEEE Xplore PDF requirements and convert their papers to PDF based on these requirements. Otherwise, paper can be rejected without review. The compliance with the requirements must to be confirmed by uploading the PDF (or source files) to IEEE PDF eXpress Plus, using 47530XP as the Conference ID.

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 also be submitted through CMT, with specioal session name selected as the topic.

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 (until June 26 2019):
- ELMAR and IEEE members: 450 €
- Standard: 490 €
Late registration (June 27 2019 - July 25 2019):
- ELMAR and IEEE members: 550 €
- Standard: 590 €
Two additional pages: 100 €
Additional paper: 100 €
Accompanying person on social events: 80 €

* All prices include VAT

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

Initial participants' data are collected during online paper submission process. The Registration form will be available in May 2019.


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

The hotel reservation form will be available in June 2019.