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VTC2015-Spring is organized into 15 tracks covering all relevant technical areas:

  1. Antennas, Propagation and RF Design
    Novel designs and concepts of wide/multi-band antennas, millimetre wave (MMW) antennas, reconfigurable antennas, compact MIMO antennas; Antenna integration in cars, in-car antenna co-existence; Antenna measurement and characterisation, including 3D effects, polarisation and antenna efficiency; Propagation channel measurements and characterisation, including 3D/massive MIMO channels, MMW channels, car-to-car/infrastructure channels, in-car channels, railway channels, peer-to-peer channels, air-to-ground channels, maritime channels; Exotic wireless channels (optical wireless, acoustic, underwater); Channel modeling, simulation and verification; Channel estimation and prediction; Network planning tools; Deployment concepts; Interference in heterogeneous deployment scenarios (relays, small cells); Measurement-based performance evaluation; Over-the-air testing of mobile terminal antennas; RF sub-systems for efficient multiband operation; interaction of in-car antennas with car-electronics

  2. 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; Full -duplex; Novel physical layer techniques; millimetre wave beamforming; Power line communications; Energy efficient PHY; CDMA and multi-carrier CDMA; Capacity and fundamental limits; Visible light communication; Near-field communication; Impulse radio

  3. Spectrum Efficient Management, Sensing and Cognitive Radio
    Dynamic spectrum access; Co-existence and spectrum sharing ;Co-Primary shared Access; Light-licensing; Licensed Shared Access (LSA); Unlicensed Shared Access; Spectrum sensing; Cooperative sensing; Spectrum monitoring; Energy-efficient spectrum sensing; Cognitive radio networks, protocols and algorithms; MIMO/OFDM-based cognitive radio; Cognitive radio prototypes and field trials; Game theory for cognitive radio networks; Characterization of cognitive wireless networks; Applications of cognitive radio networks for 5G and heterogeneous networks; Cognitive in highly time-variant networks; Spectrum database (or geolocation database); Algorithms for TV whitespace usage; Spectrum policies and Regulation

  4. Multiple Antenna Systems and Services
    Multi-antenna techniques; 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; Full-dimensional (3D) polarimetric MIMO

  5. Cooperative Communications, Distributed MIMO and Relaying
    Distributed and reconfigurable 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; Cooperation in very dense networks; Efficient signaling for cooperative communications; Radio-over-Fiber techniques; ; Cooperative device-to-device communications; Relaying in cellular (3GPP) networks

  6. Wireless / Radio Access Technologies
    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, ATSC, ISDB and DAB systems; Multiple access; Access techniques for MIMO-based networks including massive MIMO; New air interfaces for 5G; Radio resource management including heterogeneous and small-cell networks; MAC/PHY cross-layer design; Channel and power allocation; Power control algorithms; Coexistence of multiple radio access techniques; Multi-hop cellular management, scheduling and statistical multiplexing; Context-aware and ambient access protocols; Hybrid optical-wireless networks; Cloud Radio Access Network architectures, Software Defined Network methodologies for wireless access; Heterogeneous Networks; Ultra-Dense Networks; 5G Radio Access

  7. Mobile Network Applications and Services
    Mobile Broadband Internet services; IPTV and DMB applications and services; Broadcast Multimedia Content Delivery; Mobile e-Commerce; Mobile web-based applications and services; Vehicular network applications and services; Mobility models for vehicular networks; Mobility estimation; Mobility in dense networks; IP mobility; Cloud-mobility; Service architectures and middleware; Switching and routing for mobile context; Service creation and service discovery; Context-aware service and applications; Ubiquitous computing applications and services; Location-based services; Security and privacy in mobile services; Quality-of-Experience; Test-bed, prototyping and implementation of mobile network applications

  8. Ad-hoc, Mesh, Machine-to-Machine and Sensor Networks
    Machine-to-machine Networks; Massive Machine Communications in 5G; 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; Delay-tolerant networks (DTN); 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Satellite Networks, Positioning Technologies, Localization and Navigation
    Mobile satellite communication systems; Channel models for satellite communications; Digital broadcasting over satellite networks; IP over satellite; Cross-layer air interface design; Terabit satellite networks; 5G via satellite; Hybrid/integrated terrestrial and satellite systems; IoT via satellite; Satellite on-board-processing; Broadband over satellite. Satellite and terrestrial navigation and positioning techniques; Pedestrian, vehicle and robot positioning and navigation; Localization and Cyber Physical Systems; Indoor-positioning technologies; Digital maps and location technology; Cellular based positioning and hybrid approaches; Location information for resource planning and management of radio and networks; Simultaneous localization and mapping techniques; Integrated positioning and communication; Transmission technology for positioning; UWB and narrow band positioning systems and algorithms; MIMO positioning techniques; Distributed and collaborative localization algorithms; Device-free localization; Security and privacy aspects of positioning; Testbeds, measurement campaigns and experimentation

  12. Vehicular Communications, Networks and Transportation Systems
    Connected vehicles; Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and networking; Vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and networking; Vehicle-to-pedestrian communications; In-vehicle communication & networking; V2V communications security; Mobility support; Networked car; Cooperative Car-2-X communication; Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks; Intelligent transportation systems (ITS); Cooperative ITS; Emulation/simulation of ITS applications; Railroad signaling; Communication and control; Autonomous driving technologies; Wireless/mobile system applications for transportation control and routing; Mobile/wireless systems for transportation logistics; Wireless/mobile systems for vulnerable road users; MIMO wireless communication for vehicular communication; 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;, Multimedia over VANET and infotainment. Vehicle-to-vehicle applications; 5G technologies for Vehicular Communications; Nomadic nodes; Moving Networks

  13. Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles, and Vehicular Electronics
    Plug-in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles; 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; 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

  14. Future Trends and Emerging Technologies
    The emerging technologies track offers the opportunity for publication of work by industry and academia in emerging topics relevant to VTC but not covered by other tracks. All submissions to this track should emphasize the novelty of the work and the results obtained.

  15. Recent Results
    This track offers the opportunity for rapid publication of emerging work by industry and academia, accepting submissions in all topics relevant to VTC.

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