CTTE & FITCE joint congress
Early bird discount: register before 31 August


Wed 25 Sep
Thu 26 Sep
Fri 27 Sep
Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Technical sponsors


Wed 25 Sep

12:00 - 13:00 Welcome coffee
12:00 - 12:30 Registration
Registration stays open until 18:00
13:00 - 15:00 Opening & Keynote Session
Session moderated by Marlies Van der Wee, IDLab - Ghent University - imec
Welcome by conference organisers

  • Prof. dr. ir. Piet Demeester, IDLab - Ghent University - imec
  • Raf Meersman, FITCE Belgium
  • Stefan Rugel, FITCE Europe
Keynote session: Smart cities from different perspectives 
Sofie Bracke
Executive councillor for Economy, Trade, Sport and Port, City of Ghent
Ingrid Reynaert
Agoria, Business Group Leader Smart Cities
Stefan Rugel
Deloitte Consulting - Senior Manager
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:30 Session 1: 5G for Smart Cities
Session moderated by Benjamin Martens, Nokia
5G planning, investment and deployment
A smarter city, boosted by 5G
Laurent Rapin, IoT evangelist at POST, Luxembourg
Demo case 1: Time travel
t.b.a. Ville de Luxembourg
Demo case 2: Flash flood detection
t.b.a. Administration de la gestion Eaux
Followed by presentations:
Using the Viterbi decoding trellis approach to find the most effective investment path
presented by Remigiusz Prokopiak, Network Economics Expert at Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
paper by Remigiusz Prokopiak
Architectures for 5G: cooperation among wireline and wireless networks
presented by Andrea Penza, Government & Industrial Relations Manager at Ericsson, Italy
paper by Andrea Penza and Francesco Matera
Joint-Rollout of FTTH and Smart City Fiber Networks As a Way To Reduce Rollout Cost 
presented by Jonathan Spruytte, Researcher at IDLab - Ghent University - imec, Raf Meersman, CEO at Comsof, Belgium
paper by Jonathan Spruytte, Frederic Vannieuwenborg, Kurt Marlein, Gustav Janssens, Raf Meersman, Sofie Verbrugge and Didier Colle
19:00 - 22:00 Welcome reception at the City Hall

For the partner programme, a bit more information, including pictures, can be found in this PDF document. This information will soon be added to the online schedule.

Time flies, don't get surprised by how fast things go...

Saturday 30 Mar 2019

The submission deadline
is already over

Sunday 30 Jun 2019

All notifications of acceptance were sent


Days until
early bird registration
Saturday 31 Aug 2019


Days until
congress start
Wednesday 25 Sep 2019

Why Ghent...

Because Lonely Planet has called our city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination, and more recently “a city small enough to feel cosy but big enough to stay vibrant”.

Because National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed our city as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Because you must witness with your own eyes what Napoleon and the mysterious thief of “the Just Judges” panel already knew: The Mystic Lamb really is key to European art history.

Because Ghent is at the crossroads of the most important inland waterways in Flanders.

Because the city comes to life again after sunset.

And of course because you like to get off the beaten track.

Congress Sponsors

Gold sponsor - City of Ghent

Technical sponsor - IEEE

Gold sponsor - Post Luxembourg

Partner - Agoria

Partner - FITCE Luxembourg

Silver sponsor - Comsof

Silver sponsor - Deloitte

Partner - imec

Partner - Ghent University