- 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; Information processing and aggregation; Middleware and programming; Simulation and emulation; Gateways and inter-working; Test-bed deployment and experiences; Delay-tolerant networks (DTN).
- Antennas and Propagation and RF Design
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 and characterization; RF subsystems; Digital RF; Wideband/cognitive RF systems.
- 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; Cognitive radio prototypes; Game theory for cognitive radio networks; Characterization of cognitive wireless networks; Applications of cognitive radio networks for e.g., heterogeneous networks; Spectrum database (or geolocation database); Energy-efficient spectrum sensing; Cognitive in highly time-variant networks; Radio environment modeling; Algorithms for TV whitespace usage.
- Cooperative Communications, Distributed MIMO and Relaying
Distributed beamforming and space-time coding; Coordinated Multi-Point; Inter-cell Interference-coordination; Advanced relaying; Network coding for cooperative communications; Cooperative multiple access; Scheduling and resource allocation for cooperative communications; Cooperative routing; PHY and MAC layer design for cooperative wireless networks; Game theory for cooperative and distributed networks; Characterization and modeling of cooperative communications; Knowledge acquisition and information sharing in cooperative wireless networks; Mobility in the context of cooperative communication; Energy-efficient cooperative communications; Multi-RAT cooperation; Cooperative Car-2-X communication; Cooperation in very dense networks; Efficient signaling for cooperative communications; Radio-over-Fiber techniques; Cloud-RAN; Multi-hop cellular management.
- Mobile Networks, Applications and Services
Real time 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; Digital convergence; IPTV and DMB applications and services; Ubiquitous computing applications and services; Mobile e-Commerce; Mobile web-based applications and services; Vehicular network applications and services; Switching and routing for mobile context; Mobility management; HOF failure models; Mobility models for vehicular networks; Mobility estimation; Mobility in dense networks; IP mobility; Cloud-mobility; IMS; Quality-of-Experience.
- Multiple Antenna Systems and Services
Smart antennas; Array processing; MIMO antenna systems; Space-time coding; MIMO precoding; Multi-user MIMO; MIMO receiver design; Implementations and prototypes; MIMO systems performance; Interference rejection algorithms; MIMO antenna systems for in-vehicle and wireless vehicular communication (V2X) applications; MIMO for very short range communication; MIMO for fixed-line communication; Energy-efficient MIMO systems; Diversity-multiplexing trade-off; MIMO antenna system integration; Beamforming; Very large antenna arrays (massive MIMO communications); MIMO in standards (IEEE, 3GPP); Filter design for MIMO antenna systems.
- Satellite Networks, Positioning Technologies, Localization and Navigation
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; Digital maps and location technology; Mobile satellite communication systems (satcom on the move); Digital broadcasting over satellite networks; IP over satellite; Satellite on-board-processing; Broadband over satellite; Channel models for satellite communications.
- Transmission Technologies and Communication Theory
Modulation; (Joint) 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; Physical layer security; Multi-user diversity; Multiple access; New air interfaces; Multicast/Broadcast; PHY-layer coexistence of multiple radio access techniques; Novel physical layer techniques; 60GHz communication; Power line communications; Energy efficient PHY; CDMA and multi-carrier CDMA; Capacity and fundamental limits; Visible light communication; Near-field communication; Impulse radio.
- Transportation, Vehicular Networks, Vehicular Electronics and Telematics
Intelligent transportation systems; Railroad signaling; Communication and control; Vehicle traction power control/conversion; Vehicle power systems; Vehicle stability controls; Engine control modules; Safety control systems; In-car electronics and embedded integration; Digital maps and location technologies; Drive-by-wire controls; Tire-pressure monitoring; HCCI controls; Electromagnetic valve controls; Smart speed controls; Wireless/mobile system applications for transportation control and routing; Mobile/wireless systems for transportation logistics; Wireless/mobile systems for vulnerable road users; Emulation/simulation of ITS applications; Multi-channel / multi-transceiver / multi-antenna wireless communication for vehicular communication; Wireless/mobile systems for multi-modal transportation; Sensor networks for urban sensing; Heterogeneous communication infrastructure planning for ITS; ; Prototype and field tests; Traffic safety and efficiency applications; Wireless/mobile systems for on-board and road-side transportation surveillance; ITS applications Green ITS navigation for people and freight; Fundamental application requirements; Interaction between intra- and inter-vehicular communications; Car-to-Car applications; Car-to-Car security; Mobility support; Networked car; Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks.
- Wireless Access
3G/3.5G/4G (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 and Security
Resource management; Cooperative networks; Mobile/wireless quality-of-Service (QoS); 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; Security and privacy in networks, the Internet, cloud computing and smart grid; Cross-layer methods for enhancing security; Information-theoretic security; Secure routing and network management; Intrusion detection; Ensuring the availability of communications and survivability of networks in the presence of denial of service; Jamming and jamming-resistance.
- Health, Body-Area and Medical Device Networks
Communication techniques and protocols for body area and medical device networks; Networking and security issues for body area and medical device networks; Advanced propagation and channel model for body area and medical device networks; Scalable and flexible network architectures & deployments; Fault-tolerance and reliability of body area and medical device networks; Cognitive networks for medical bands; Bio-cloud communication and computing; Terahertz communication systems; Molecular communications; Channel modeling.
VTC2013-Fall is organized into 12 tracks covering all relevant technical areas: