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VTC2013-Spring is organized into 10 tracks covering all relevant technical areas:

  1. Ad-hoc, Mesh, Machine-to-Machine 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; Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET); Delay-tolerant networks (DTN); Car-to-Car networks; Car-to-Infrastructure networks; IEEE 802.11p; In-car networks; LTE for C2X communication; Energy efficienct M2M communication; M2M Applications and Services; M2M Integration in existing networks; M2M specific extensions on PHY and MAC; M2M scalable system architecture and components; Circuits, devices and embedded systems for vehicular technology; Optimization of radio access technologies and protocols for M2M communications; Data aggregation techniques and architectures for massive M2M networks; Self-organization, self-configuration and adaptation; Topology construction, reconfigurability and control; Fault Tolerance; Data storage and allocation; Energy-harvesting techniques for M2M devices

  2. Antennas and Propagation
    Propagation prediction and simulation; Propagation channel measurements; Channel modeling and verification; Channel estimation and prediction; Narrowband and wideband channel characterization and modeling; Multi-antenna and multi-cell propagation channels; Ultra-wideband propagation; Novel antenna concepts; Antenna characterization; RF subsystems; Network planning tools; Antenna integration in cars; Car-2-X channel measurements and models; In-car channels; In-car antenna co-existence; Interaction of in-car antennas with car-electronics; 3D effects: polarization, vertical patterns; Energy-efficient antenna systems; Deployment concepts; Over-the-air testing of mobile terminal antennas; Measurement-based performance evaluation; Characterization of multiband channels; Interference in heteogeneous deployment scenarios (relays, small cells); Feeder and access links in relays deployments; Exotic wireless channels (optical wireless, accoustic, underwater); Reconfigurable Antennas and Arrays

  3. 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; Spectrum database (or geolocation database); Energy-efficient spectrum sensing; Cognitive in highly time-variant networks; Game-theoretic approaches; Radio environment modelling; Algorithms for TV whitespace usage

  4. 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 modelling 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; Cooperative communication in IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.16, and 3GPP HSPA or LTE; Radio-over-Fiber techniques; Cloud-RAN; Multi-hop cellular management

  5. 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; 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 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; Mobile (wireless) network security and privacy; IMS; Quality-of-Experience

  6. 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

  7. Satellite Networks and Positioning
    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 satellite networks; IP over satellite; Satellite on-board-processing; Broadband over satellite; Channel models for satellite communications

  8. Physical Layer Transmission Technologies
    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-feld communication; Impulse radio

  9. Transportation, Vehicular Networks, and 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; Heterogeneous Communication Systems for "Always Best Served" ITS ; Wireless/Mobile Systems for ITS in Low Penetration; Prototype and Field Tests; Traffic Safety and Efficiency Applications; Wireless/mobile systems for on-board and road-side transportation Surveillance; ITS Applications for DAY ONE; 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

  10. Wireless Networks, Access Control and Resource Management
    Wireless Network Protocols
    Wireless PHY, MAC, routing and transport layer protocols; Wireless cross-layer design; Channel allocation; Power control; DVB and DAB systems; Quality-of-Service (QoS) in wireless networks

    Wireless Network Architectures
    Mobile networks; Vehicular networks; Opportunistic networks; Sensor/actuator networks; Cellular and mesh networks; Heterogeneous wireless architectures

    Wireless Access Control
    Admission and congestion control; Distributed management and control; Context-aware and ambient access protocols; Wireless traffic characterization and modelling

    Resource Management in Wireless Environments
    Radio Resource Management; Network planning; Coexistence of multiple radio access techniques; Self Organized Networks (SON) and autonomous networking; Energy-efficiency in wireless networks; Smart-grid communication

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