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VTC2014-Spring Workshops provide invaluable opportunities for researchers and industry practitioners to share their state-of-the-art research and development results on specific areas or challenging topics. VTC attendees will be able to attend a workshop for a nominal additional fee. Registration packages for individual workshops without VTC will also be available.

NOTICE: See below for extensions to the VTM 2014 (W2) and VLCVN 2014 (W3) submission deadlines

Workshop Overview


W1: 2014 IEEE VTC Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (2014 IEEE VTC-WoW)

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Abstract submission: 1 February 2014
Acceptance Notification: 15 February 2014
Final Papers Due: 15 March 2014

Wireless power transfer is increasingly and more widely used in recent years. As wireless communications has changed and dominated our lives and business dramatically, wireless power is expected to make people get free from wires and fear of battery discharge. Different from the wireless communications, however, wireless power needs much more innovations and efforts to open the ubiquitous wireless power era. To promote the development of wireless power technologies, the workshop on wireless power sponsored by IEEE will be held in Seoul, Korea as a part of VTC conference. It is recommended for advanced engineers to present their papers at this workshop, where a few plenary speakers present their recent achievements.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Wireless powers for mobile devices (smart phones, tablet PC, etc.)
  • Wireless powers for electric vehicles (PHEV, BEV, RPEV; bus, train, etc.)
  • Wireless powers for industry application
  • Wireless powers for home appliances
  • Converters for wireless powers
  • Analytical methods for wireless powers
  • Environmental impacts of wireless powers
  • Magnetics and coil designs for wireless powers
  • Components and EMC designs for wireless powers
  • Modeling, simulation, and control of wireless power systems

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W2: The Second International Workshop on Vehicular Traffic Management for Smart Cities (VTM 2014)

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Submission deadline: 20 February 2014 (FIRM DEADLINE-NO EXTENSIONS)
Acceptance Notification: 15 March 2014
Final Papers Due: 24 March 2014

The rapid growth of the number of cars on the roads has created a plethora of challenges for road traffic management authorities such as, traffic congestion, increasing number of accidents, air pollution, etc. Over the last decade, researchers from both industry and academia have focused their efforts on exploiting advances in sensing and communication technologies to make the existing road Traffic Management Systems (TMSs) more efficient. Their main goal is to improve the traveler’s safety, shorten the travel time and reduce the environmental impact.

Road traffic management for smart cities involves monitoring the actual traffic situation in real-time (including volumes, speeds, incidents, etc.) and then controlling or influencing the flow using that information in order to reduce traffic congestion, deal efficiently with incidents and provide accurate and reliable traffic information and prediction to both drivers and authorities. Moreover, it is foreseen that future smart cities will provide faster and secure emergency service delivery by granting proper traffic privileges to emergency vehicles.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers, scientists and engineers from various research communities, as well as practitioners and administrators who face the challenges of traffic management in smart cities. They are all welcome to present and discuss their latest research findings, ideas, simulation tools and applications at the 2014 VTM workshop.

  • Vehicular traffic management
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) protocols for smart cities
  • Data sensing and gathering techniques in urban environments
  • Mobile sensing (privacy, trust management and security issues)
  • Data fusion and integration for traffic management systems (techniques, algorithms, data types, etc.)
  • Distributed simulations for large scale urban environments
  • Route planning protocols and road traffic prediction mechanisms
  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) and VANETs applied to traffic management systems in smart cities
  • Mobility and vehicular traffic measurement, modeling, and simulation
  • Security and QoS issues for ITS applications
  • V2X feasibility over LTE networks
  • M2M communication for data collection in road environment
  • Mobile applications for intelligent traffic management
  • Deployment issues for smart infrastructure in urban areas
  • Vehicular Sensor Networks (VSNs) applications for road traffic management
  • Decision making tools for road traffic management
  • Electric vehicles

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W3: Workshop on Visible Light Communication for Vehicular Networks (VLCVN 2014)

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Paper submission deadline: 16 February 2014 (FIRM DEADLINE-NO EXTENSIONS)
Acceptance Notification: 9 March 2014
Final Papers Due: 15 March 2014

Visible light communications uses the visible spectrum (390 -750 nm) of the optical band for wireless data transmission and takes advantage of the low-cost and omni-present light emitting diodes (LEDs). Simultaneous use of LEDs for both lighting and data communications is a sustainable and energy-efficient approach that has the potential to revolutionize how we use light. Besides indoor illumination, LEDs are being widely used in outdoor lighting, traffic signs, advertising displays, car headlights/taillights, etc. This makes possible the use of VLC for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications which are key components of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs). This workshop aims to provide a scientific forum to discuss the potential of VLC in the context of ITSs and identify the associated problems, challenges, requirements, and research directions.

Prospective authors are invited to submit 5-page, original unpublished full technical papers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced coding and modulation techniques for V2V and V2I communications
  • MIMO VLC systems for vehicular networks
  • Multi-hop VLC vehicular networks
  • Effect of sunlight and ambient noise on vehicular VLC performance
  • LED pointing, acquisition and tracking
  • MAC and upper layer protocols for vehicular VLC networks
  • Centralized and distributed vehicular VLC networks
  • Navigation and positioning using VLC
  • VLC-based park assistance
  • VLC-based vehicle platoons
  • Advanced driver assistance systems
  • Vehicular area networks (VANETs)
  • Integration aspects with public lighting infrastructures
  • Hybrid RF/VLC vehicular networks
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • VLC for high speed communication with trains
  • Test beds and field trials

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W4: The 2nd International Workshop on 5G Mobile and Wireless Communication System for 2020 and Beyond (MWC2020 '14)

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Submission deadline: 23 February 2014
Acceptance Notification: 14 March 2014
Final Papers Due: 24 March 2014

The purpose of the workshop is to bring researchers and industry together to share their views on needs, possibilities and challenges in 5G communication systems. Participants are expected to share their views on which new technology enablers are going to be the pillars of the coming 5G mobile and wireless system. Those enablers may be components of the protocol stack (PHY, MAC or upper layers) or new architectural models.

It is widely viewed that the future mobile infrastructure will have to cope not only with a quantitative growth of the requirements that we are facing today (higher capacity, data rate, number of connected devices) but also with qualitatively new requirements (higher reliability, larger versatility, application-domain specific topologies) resulting from a broader scope of applications over 5G networks.

In 2020, mobile and wireless traffic volume is expected to increase thousand-fold over 2010 figures. Moreover, an increase in the number of wirelessly connected devices in the tens of billions will have a profound impact on society. Massive machine communication, forming the basis for the Internet of Things, will make our everyday life more efficient, comfortable and safer, through a wide range of applications including traffic safety and medical services. The variety of applications and traffic types originating from or reaching mobile, WLAN, and sensor networks, will be significantly larger than today, and will result in more diverse requirements on services, devices and networks.

To meet the demands beyond 2020, a system that broadens the use of today's wireless networks is needed. Fundamentally new concepts and design approaches are needed, and these must be integrated into systems that provide the necessary flexibility, versatility and scalability at low cost and low energy consumption. This workshop presents a forum for exchange of ideas between all stakeholders.

We invite researchers to submit original papers in the following areas:

  • D2D communication
  • Machine-type communication/massive
  • machine communication
  • Ultra-reliable networks and NSPS communication
  • Moving networks and vehicular-to-
  • anything communication
  • Ultra-dense deployments
  • Radio network architectures including beyond cellular
  • Self-organizing networks and distributed features
  • Energy efficient networks
  • Network and massive MIMO
  • Network coding
  • Efficient air interfaces (low signaling overhead, 
  • energy consumption)
  • Optimizing radio access
  • Interference metrics, measurements and management
  • Millimeter-wave communication
  • Spectrum measurement and models
  • Spectrum use and new spectrum sharing models
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • QoS provisioning and MAC protocol
  • Trust and security
  • Experimental prototypes and results related with the above topics

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