- 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 harvesting and efficient 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; Traffic scheduling; Admission control; Mobile vehicular cloud computing.
- Antennas, Propagation and RF Design
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; Railway channels; Air-to-ground channels; maritime channels; 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.
- 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: 5G and heterogeneous networks; Spectrum database (or geolocation database); Energy-efficient spectrum sensing; Cognitive in highly time-variant networks; Radio environment modelling; Algorithms for TV whitespace usage.
- Cooperative Communications, Distributed MIMO and Relaying
Distributed beamforming and space-time coding; Coordinated Multi-Point; Inter-cell Interference-coordination; Cooperative small-cell networks; 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; Distributed Massive MIMO; 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; Cooperative device-to-device communications; Relaying in cellular (3GPP) networks.
- Mobile Networks, Applications and Services
Real-time services; Context-aware service and applications; Information distribution services; Location-based services; Broadband Internet services; Service architectures and middleware; Service creation and service discovery; 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; HOF failure models; Mobility models for vehicular networks; Mobility estimation; Mobility in dense networks; IP mobility; Cloud-mobility; IMS; Quality-of-Experience; Multimedia service provisioning and traffic management in mobile networks; Mobile networks security and privacy; Mobility, localization, and handoff management in mobile networks; Cognitive radio and sensor based applications in mobile networks; Peer-to-peer service in mobile networks; Test-bed, prototyping and implementation of mobile network applications.
- Multiple Antenna Systems and Services
Smart antennas; Array processing; Space-time coding; MIMO precoding; Multi-user/Cooperative MIMO; MIMO receiver design; Very large antenna arrays (massive MIMO communications); Energy-efficient MIMO systems; MIMO-enabled mmWave communications; Implementations and prototypes; 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; Diversity-multiplexing trade-off; MIMO antenna system integration; Beamforming; MIMO in standards (IEEE, 3GPP); Filter design for MIMO antenna systems, Full-dimensional (3D) MIMO; Channel modeling for emerging MIMO concepts; Antenna design for emerging MIMO concepts.
- 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; 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; Simultaneous localization and mapping techniques; Security and privacy aspects of positioning; Device-free localization; Testbeds, measurement campaigns, channel modeling, and experimentation; Location information for resource planning of radio and networks; Localization and Cyber Physical Systems; Analysis and models of localization systems.
- 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, 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, Multimedia over VANET and infotainment.
- 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; Access techniques for MIMO-based networks including massive MIMO; New air interfaces; Radio resource management including heterogeneous and small-cell 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; Hybrid optical-wireless networks; Performance evaluation.
- Wireless Networks and Security
Cross-layer design; 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; Resource management; 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; Small-cell networking; Network localisation and navigation.
- Green Communications and Networks
Green wireless communications and networks, Green architecture, strategies, algorithms, protocols, scheduling, and/or designs, Energy-efficient heterogeneous networks, Energy-aware self-organized networks, Low-power sensor networks, Machine-to-machine communications, Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling, Cross-layer optimization for green networks, Green mobile communications, Radio resource management for green wireless systems, Green cooperative communications, Smart grid networks, Energy consumption management, Green software/hardware, Energy-aware system design, Architectures and design of low power equipment, Green data centers and/or cloud computing, Electromagnetic pollution mitigation, ICT for green objectives, Environmental monitoring.
- Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles, and Vehicular Electronics
Plug-in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) Interface, Applications, and Control; Energy Storage, Hybrid Battery/Ultra-Capacitor Energy Storage Systems; EV-based Ancillary Services; On-board and off-board Chargers, Fast Chargers, and Opportunity Chargers; Electrified Powertrains and Applications of Power Electronics and Electric Machines; Charging and Discharging Strategies, Control, and Communications; Automotive Power Electronics, Electric Motor Drives, Machines, and Actuators; Electrification of Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Mass Transit/Public Transportation Electrification; Issues Related to Integration of Plug-in Electric Vehicles at Distribution and Transmission Levels; Fault-detection and Fault-tolerant control of PEV Chargers; Peer-to-peer Power Sharing and Energy Routing in Smart Parking; Use of Electric Vehicles to Integrate Renewable Energy Resources; Test-beds, Virtual Prototyping, Real-time Simulation, and Hardware-in-the-loop Concepts; Data visualization, Model Validation and Certification, and Software Development Issues; Range-extended EVs
- Recent Results
The Recent Results track offers the opportunity for rapid publication of emerging work by industry and academia, and will accept submission in all topics relevant to VTC (see above). It differs from other tracks in that submission of 2-page abstracts (with results) will be considered as well as 5-page full papers. All submissions should emphasize the novelty of the work and the results obtained.
VTC2014-Fall is organized into 14 tracks covering all relevant technical areas: