- 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, middle-ware 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), modulation, transmission, detection, channel coding and other physical-layer design issues, etc
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, security in mobile applications and services, IPTV and DMB applications and services, ubiquitous computing applications and services, mobile e-commerce, wireless body area network applications, mobile web-based applications and services, vehicular ad-hoc network applications and services, robust wireless multimedia streaming and delivery, multimedia messaging, emerging wireless/mobile applications, context and location-aware wireless services and applications, wireless tele-medicine and e-health services, intelligent transportation systems, social networking, cognitive radio and sensor-based applications, content distribution in wireless home environments, wireless emergency and security systems, service oriented architectures, service portability, personalized services, SIP based services, multi-constrained QoS support, innovative user interfaces, peer-to-peer services for multimedia, dynamic services, autonomic services, application-oriented network management, regulations, standards, spectrum management, test-bed and prototype implementation of wireless services, new haptics services in vehicles, etc
- Mobile Satellite and Positioning Systems
MOBILE SATELLITE: 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, modulation and coding for satellite communications, fading countermeasures.
POSITIONING SYSTEMS: satellite and terrestrial navigation and positioning techniques, hardware and software challenges, integrated positioning and communication, dual use (civil and military) systems and applications, cellular based positioning and hybrid approaches, transmission technology for positioning, UWB and narrow band positioning systems and algorithms, channel measurements and modeling for positioning, indoor-positioning technologies, MIMO positioning techniques, distributed and collaborative localization algorithms, pedestrian, vehicle and robot positioning and navigation, location-aided communications and services.
- 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.
- Signal Processing for Wireless Communications
Audio, Speech and Video Signal Processing, Design and Implementation of Wireless Signal Processing Algorithms, Machine Learning for Wireless Signal Processing, Sensor Array and Multichannel Wireless DSP Systems, Cross-Layer Signal Processing and Networking, Spoken Language Processing for Wireless and Vehicular Communications, Processing of Haptic Information in a Wireless Context,Sensor Information Fusion. Bio-Inspired Signal Processing for Wireless, Fuzzy-Logic Aided Wireless Signal processing, Statistical Signal Processing, Navigation, Multi-Terminal Signal Processing.
- 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.
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 and networking, vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, VANET, vehicular applications(emergency warning, traffic information, toll collection, wireless diagnosis, etc), vehicular communications for safety applications, wireless/mobile system applications for transportation control and routing, mobile/wireless systems for transportation logistics, intelligent vehicle technologies, roadside infrastructure.
- 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.
VTC2011-Spring is organized into 12 tracks covering all relevant technical areas: