The ICT Innovations conference is the primary scientific action of the Macedonian Association of Information and Communication Techno-logies (ICT-ACT), whose mission is the advancement of ICT technologies. The conference provides a platform for academics, professionals, and practitioners to interact and share their research findings related to basic and applied research in ICT.

The ICT Innovations 2016 conference gathered 186 authors from 19 countries reporting their scientific work and novel solutions in ICT. Only 20 papers were selected for the Springer edition by the International Program Committee, consisting of 111 members from 37 countries, chosen for their scientific excellence in their specific fields. Additional 19 short papers can be accessed in this web proceedings of the conference.

ICT Innovations 2016 was held in Ohrid, at Metropol Hotel, in the period September 5-7, 2016. The special conference topic was "Cognitive Functions and Next Generation ICT Systems". The conference also focused on variety of ICT fields: Ambient Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Assistive technologies, Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, Cognitive Systems, Collaborative Environments, Data Mining, Digital Signal & Image Processing, E-health, Embedded Systems, Emerging Mobile Technologies, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Machine Translation, Machine Vision, Natural Language Processing, Pattern Recognition, Personalized Adaptive Technologies, Personalized Medicine, Robotics & Automation, Security & Cryptography, Speech Recognition & Synthesis, Visualization, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technologies, Wireless Communication & Sensor Networks and related.

We would like to express sincere gratitude to the authors for submitting their works to this conference and to the reviewers for sharing their experience during the selection process. Special thanks to Bojana Koteska, Monika Simjanoska, Eftim Zdravevski and Petre Lameski for their technical support during the conference and for their help during the preparation of the conference proceedings.

Ohrid, September 2016

Conference chairmen: Georgi Stojanov Andrea Kulakov