- Antennas and Propagation
Propagation prediction and simulation, propagation channel measurements, channel estimation, narrowband and wideband channel characterization and modelling, multi-antenna propagation channels, ultra-wideband propagation, antenna design, antenna characterization, RF subsystems.
- Transmission Technologies
Modulation, source/channel coding, performance analysis, channel estimation, iterative processing, interference mitigation, multi-user detection, equalization, synchronization, adaptive modulation and coding, ultra wideband systems, multi-carrier systems, multi-user and cooperative diversity.
- Multiple Antenna Systems and Space-Time Processing
Smart antennas, array processing, distributed antenna arrays, MIMO antenna systems, space-time coding, MIMO precoding, multi-user MIMO, network MIMO, receiver design, implementations and prototypes, MIMO systems performance.
- Cognitive Radio and Cooperative Communications
Spectrum sensing, cooperative sensing, spectrum measurements, dynamic spectrum access, spectrum mobility, spectrum policies, cognitive radio networks, cognitive radio protocols and algorithms, MIMO/OFDM-based cognitive radio, co-existence of primary and secondary networks, IEEE 802.22, cognitive radio prototypes, distributed space-time coding for cooperative communications, distributed beamforming for cooperative communications, relay technology, cooperative multiple access, cooperative routing, game theory for cooperative and cognitive networks, resource allocation for cooperative communications, PHY and MAC layer design for cooperative wireless networks, characterization and modelling of cooperative and cognitive wireless networks, applications of cognitive and cooperative communications in vehicular networks.
- Wireless Access
3G/3.5G/4G (UMTS, HSPA, CDMA2000, 1x EV-DO, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX), 3G long term evolution (LTE and LTE-Advanced), wireless PANs, LANs, MANs and WANs (e.g. IEEE802.15, 11,16, 20), DVB and DAB systems, multiple access, new air interfaces, radio resource management, MAC/PHY cross-layer design, power control algorithms, wireless multicasting, channel and power allocation, coexistence of multiple radio access techniques, multi-hop cellular management, scheduling and statistical multiplexing, performance evaluation, context-aware and ambient access protocols.
- Wireless Networks
Resource management, cooperative networks, mobile/wireless quality-of-Service (QoS), mobile/wireless network security and privacy, mobility and handoff management, mobile and wireless IP, middleware, IMS, fixed-mobile convergence, mobile/wireless network modelling and performance evaluation, analysis and simulation, mobile/wireless network performance measurements, heterogeneous wireless network architectures, network planning, wireless traffic characterization and modeling, cross-layer design.
- Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
Medium access control, routing and transport protocols, cross-layer protocol design, opportunistic and cooperative networking, performance and quality-of-service, energy management, network security, information processing and aggregation, middleware and programming, simulation and emulation, gateways and inter-working, test-bed deployment and experiences, wireless mesh networks, vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) and delay-tolerant networks (DTN).
- Mobile Satellite and Positioning Systems
Mobile broadband satellite architectures, mobile broadcast systems, satellite bus/payload systems, ground (earth-terminal) systems, mobile and aeronautical maritime systems, Ka band and higher frequency systems, system integration and interoperability, use of small satellites clusters, hybrid orbits, and high altitude platforms (HAPs), DVB and return channel via satellite (RCS) networks, low earth orbit (LEO) communications satellite networks, satellite network control and resource management, traffic and quality of service (QoS) management, QoS-oriented solutions, satellite system capacity optimization, satellite and terrestrial navigation and positioning techniques, hardware and software challenges, integration of navigation and communications, dual use (civil and military) systems and applications.
Intelligent transportation systems, railroad signalling, communication and control, vehicle traction power control/conversion, (vehicle) power systems; mobility management, mobility and vehicle traffic models, vehicle stability controls, engine control modules, safety control systems.
- Vehicular Electronics and Telematics
In-car electronics and embedded integration, digital maps and location technologies, drive-by-wire controls, tire-pressure monitoring, HCCI controls, electromagnetic valve controls, vehicle stability controls, engine control modules, smart speed controls, safety control systems, vehicular communications, applications (toll collection, traffic information, wireless diagnosis, etc), mobile/wireless communications for vehicular safety applications, wireless/mobile system applications for transportation control and routing, mobile/wireless systems for transportation logistics, digital maps and location technologies, smart speed controls, emergency warning for vehicles , intelligent vehicle technologies, roadside infrastructure.
- Mobile Applications and Services
Context aware service and applications, information distribution services, location-based services, broadband Internet services, multimedia applications and messaging, service architectures and middleware, service creation, composition and security, digital convergence.
VTC2010-Spring is organized into 11 tracks covering all relevant technical areas: