- Ad-Hoc, Mesh 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).
- Antennas and Propagation
Propagation prediction and simulation, propagation channel measurements, channel estimation, narrowband and wideband channel characterization and modeling, multi-antenna propagation channels, ultra-wideband propagation, antenna design, antenna characterization, RF subsystems.
- Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sensing
Spectrum sensing, cooperative sensing, spectrum measurements, spectrum aggregation, 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, interference management, IEEE 802.22, IEEE 1900, cognitive radio prototypes, game theory for cognitive radio networks, characterization of cognitive wireless networks, applications of cognitive radio networks for e.g., heterogeneous networks.
- Cooperative communications, distributed MIMOs and Relaying
Distributed space-time coding for cooperative communications, distributed beamforming for cooperative communications, relay technology, cooperative multiple access, network coding for cooperative communications, cooperative routing, resource allocation for cooperative communications, PHY and MAC layer design for cooperative wireless networks, game theory for cooperative and distributed networks, characterization and modeling of cooperative communications, knowledge acquisition for cooperative communications, multi-way relay, information sharing strategies in cooperative wireless networks.
- Green Networks
GREEN by wireless networks, GREEN of wireless networks, Energy-efficient heterogeneous networks, Energy-aware self organized networks, Energy-aware wireless distributed networks, Energy-aware cross-layer optimization, Radio resource management for GREEN Wireless, Relay and cooperative transmission for GREEN Wireless, Smart utility/Smart grid networks, Energy consumption management, Power-efficient component, Interconnection of consumer devices with smart grid, Architectures and design of low power equipments.
- Multiple Antenna Systems and Space-Time-Frequency Processing
Smart antennas, array processing, distributed antenna arrays, MIMO antenna systems, space-time coding, MIMO precoding, multi-user MIMO, network MIMO, MIMO receiver design, implementations and prototypes, MIMO systems performance.
- Positioning, Mobile Applications and Services
Satellite and terrestrial navigation and positioning techniques, integrated positioning and communication, 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, 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.
- 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 and OFDM systems, multi-user and cooperative diversity.
Intelligent transportation systems, railroad signaling, 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 (UMTS WCDMA, HSPA, CDMA2000, 1x EV-DO, TD-SCDMA), 3GPP long-term evolution (LTE and LTE-Advanced), IEEE long-term evolution (WiMAX, WirelessMAN-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 including heterogeneous networks, 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, context-aware and ambient access protocols, performance evaluation.
- Wireless Networks
Resource management, cooperative networks, mobile/wireless quality-of-Service (QoS), mobile/wireless network security and privacy, network coding, mobility and handoff management, mobile and wireless IP, middleware, IMS, fixed-mobile convergence, mobile/wireless network modeling and performance evaluation, analysis and simulation, mobile/wireless network performance measurements, heterogeneous wireless network architectures, self organized networks (SON), network planning, wireless traffic characterization and modeling, cross-layer design.
VTC2012-Spring is organized into 12 tracks covering all relevant technical areas: