Emerging Media (EM) Mini-Symposium

We invite the submission of applied research papers to the Emerging Media (EM) Mini-Symposium at the 18th Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2019, which will be held April 9-12, 2019 in New York, USA. For further information, please visit

The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium brings together industry professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies, and universities around the world to exchange information on advances in mobile communications and wireless networking technology, applications, management, and security. Past WTS participants have included Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Co-Founder of QUALCOMM; Mike Lazaridis, Founder of Research In Motion; Dr. Vinton Cerf, Dr. Robert Kahn, and Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, Internet pioneers; and Martin Cooper, “Father of the Cell Phone”.

The theme for WTS 2019 will be "Global Wireless Communications: Now and in the Future" Planned highlights include executive presentations and keynote addresses; presentations of accepted academic and practitioner research papers; panel discussions; tutorials and workshops; a poster paper session; and a doctoral students’ session. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. The proceedings also will be distributed at the Symposium via a CD. Awards will be given for the most outstanding paper presented and best graduate and undergraduate student papers presented. Some selected high-quality papers from WTS 2019 will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications & Networking, IGI Global publisher, pending their successful extension and an expedited review process.

Topic areas of interest in the EM Mini-Symposium include, but are not limited to, the following:

Future Screen Technologies
Interactive Media Design
IoT And IoS In New Media Industries And Virtual Worlds
Developments In QoS & QoE In Media Industries
Analytics, Services And Security In IoT
Real- Time Connectivity And User Experience
Understanding Wearables And The ‘Synched’ Lifestyle
Applications In New Media And Humanoid Social Robots
3D Gaming
Film And Music In Cloud Computing
News’ Spaces And New Journalism
Data Science and Fake News
High Speed Mobile Broadband Networks
5G And Immersive Virtual Reality
Digital Media And Audiovisual Archives

Data science for informed decisions in Digital Single Market
Legal Aspects of Consumer Behavior Monitoring in the Data Economy
Digital Agenda: Connected Home, Connected Cars, Smart Cities
Developments in Radio Spectrum Management and Policies
Global Developments in Intellectual Property Rights in Creative Industries

Cyberculture, Entertainment, & Digital Divide
Media Gatekeeping In The Social Media Era
Media Analysis Techniques In Era Of Big Data
Mediatizing Places In Smart Cities
Global Governance And New Media
Global Social Movements, Advocacy Organizations And New Media
Organizations and New Media
Citizen/Human Construction
Media Ethics In New Media
Security, Monitoring, & Privacy In Cloud For Children And Adults

Media Industries 4.0
Business Plan And Modeling In New Media And Virtual Worlds
Investment Strategies In New Media Industries
Games Companies, Broadcasters And Advertisement Agencies
Business Ontologies And Applications
Big Data And Analytics In Social Media Experience
Integrating Qualitative And Quantitative Research And Practice‏ In New And Future Media Collaborative
Consumption In Web 3.0
Children And Young Adults As Customers Of New Media Services
M&A In New Media Era
Discourse On Future Business Models

Advertising, Sponsorship And Branded Content Across Media Platforms
Audience Engagement In New And Future Media
Campaign Development And Effectiveness Measurement In Social Media
New Media And Branding
Interactive Entertainment And Digital Marketing
Human Media Interaction And Sense-Based User Experience Advertising
Metadata In The Age Of Ubiquitous Data
Digital Identity And Customer Experience

Linguistic And Translating Developments In IoT And New Media
Data Science And Tailor-Made Courses
Web 3.0 & Knowledge Sharing Through Entertainment

Important Dates:
  • December 10, 2018: Paper submission deadline
  • February 3, 2018: Notification of acceptance
  • March 3, 2018: Camera-ready submissions

Submit your papers as part of the regular conference. The author guidelines are available at

WTS 2019 EM Program Committee Chairs:
Dr. Vassiliki Cossiavelou, Youth and Media Lab, University of the Aegean,
WTS 2019 Committee Chairs:
Dr. Steven Powell, General Chair, Cal Poly Pomona,
Dr. JP Shim, Program Chair, Georgia State University,