- Antenna Systems, Propagation and RF Design
Reconfigurable antennas and arrays; Distributed antenna systems; Propagation channel measurements; Car-2-X channel measurements and models; Antenna integration in cars; Interaction of in-car antennas with car-electronics; Antenna measurement and characterization, including 3D effects, polarization and antenna efficiency; Deployment concepts; Over-the-air testing of mobile terminal antennas; Measurement-based performance evaluation; Channel estimation and prediction; Narrowband and wideband channel characterization and modeling; Propagation prediction and simulation; RF subsystems; Multi-antenna propagation channels; Ultra-wideband propagation; Digital RF; Wideband/cognitive RF systems; Characterization of multiband channels; Channel modeling, simulation and verification; Interference in heterogeneous deployment scenarios (relays, small cells); Exotic wireless channels (optical wireless, acoustic, underwater); Novel antenna concepts; Energy-efficient antenna systems; Antenna design and characterization; Antenna and solar cell integration technologies.
- Signal Transmission and Reception
Advanced waveforms and signal processing solutions for 5G systems; Full-duplex and flexible duplex system; Millimeter wave beamforming; 60GHZ and sub-terahertz communications theory; Wireless communications powered by energy harvesting; Compressed Sensing; Ultraviolet communication; Wireless infrared communications; New air interfaces; Novel physical layer techniques; PHY-layer coexistence of multiple radio access techniques; Energy efficient PHY-layer; Multi-carrier and OFDM systems; CDMA and multi-carrier CDMA; Capacity and fundamental limits; Interference mitigation; Multi-user detection; Multi-user diversity; Iterative processing; Ultra wideband systems; Impulse radio; Modulation; Source/channel coding; Adaptive modulation and coding; Equalization; Synchronization; Channel estimation; Performance analysis; Power line communications; Visible light communication; Near-field communication.
- Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Management
Spectrum sensing; Cooperative sensing; Dynamic spectrum access; Spectrum aggregation; Spectrum policies; Cognitive radio networks; Interference management; Unlicensed and licensed shared access; Cognitive radio prototypes; Spectrum mobility; Characterization of cognitive wireless networks; Spectrum measurements and monitoring; Cognitive radio protocols and algorithms; Co-existence of primary and secondary radio networks; MIMO/OFDM-based cognitive radio; Spectrum database (or geolocation database); Energy-efficient spectrum sensing; Radio environment modeling; Applications of cognitive radio networks (e.g., for 5G, heterogeneous networks); Cognitive highly time-variant networks; Algorithms for TV whitespace usage; Game theory for cognitive radio networks; Light-licensing; Economic aspects of spectrum sharing (e.g., pricing, auction) in cognitive radio networks; Machine learning techniques for cognitive radio systems.
- Multiple Antenna Systems and Cooperative Communications
Smart antennas; Array processing; Massive MIMO communications; Distributed antenna systems; MIMO antenna systems; MIMO Receiver design; Beamforming; Space-time coding; MIMO systems performance; MIMO precoding; Interference rejection algorithms; MIMO antenna systems for V2X applications; Energy-efficient MIMO systems; Diversity-multiplexing trade-off; MIMO antenna system integration; Multi-user/cooperative MIMO; MIMO-enabled mmWave communications; Full-dimensional (3D) MIMO; Cooperative multiple access; Network coding for cooperative communications; Cooperative routing; PHY and MAC layer design for cooperative wireless networks; Characterization and modeling of cooperative communications; Knowledge acquisition and information sharing in cooperative wireless networks; Coordinated multi-point; Intercell interference coordination; Advanced relaying; Scheduling and resource allocation for cooperative communications; Mobility in cooperative communication; Game theory for cooperative and distributed networks; Energy-efficient cooperative communications; Multi-RAT cooperation; Cooperative Car-2-X communication; Efficient signaling for cooperative communications; Cooperative small-cell networks; Cooperative D2D communications; Relaying in cellular networks.
- LTE/LTE-A, 5G, and Wireless Heterogeneous Networks
LTE and LTE-Advanced; Cloud radio access network architectures; Software defined network methodologies for wireless access; Ultra-dense networks; Small-cell networking; Wireless heterogeneous networks; LTE-U: LTE Advanced in unlicensed spectrum; Virtualized resource & virtualized network functions; Distributed scheduling for D2D communications; Multi-hop cellular management, scheduling and statistical multiplexing; New air interfaces; Access techniques for MIMO-based networks including massive MIMO; 3G/3.5G/4G/5G (UMTS WCDMA, HSPA, CDMA2000, 1x EV-DO, TD-SCDMA); Wireless PANs, LANs, MANs and WANs; DVB and DAB systems; Multiple access; Radio resource management in 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; Mobility in dense networks; Context-aware and ambient access protocols; Hybrid optical-wireless networks
- Green Communications and Networks
Energy-efficient heterogeneous networks; Energy-aware self-organized networks; Radio resource management for GREEN wireless systems; Smart grid networks; Energy consumption management; Architectures and design of low power equipment; Green wireless communications and networks; Green architecture, strategies, algorithms, protocols, scheduling, and/or designs; Low-power sensor networks; Machine-to-machine communications; Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling; Cross-layer optimization for green networks; Green mobile communications; Green software/hardware; Green cooperative communications; Energy-aware system design; Green data centers and/or cloud computing; Electromagnetic pollution mitigation; ICT for green objectives; Environmental monitoring; Communication technologies for energy efficient buildings and offices; Communication technologies for energy harvesting; Green Internet of Things (IoT); Field trials and deployment experiences; IoT-empowered smart lighting solutions; Hybrid fiber-wireless networks for energy efficient delivery of wireless signals.
- Ad-Hoc, M2M and Sensor Networks
Medium access control; Routing and transport protocol; Opportunistic and cooperative networking; Cross-layer protocol design; Admission control; Performance and quality of service; Energy management; Information processing and aggregation; Middleware and programming; Simulation and emulation; Gateways and inter-working; Peer-to-peer service in mobile networks; Delay-tolerant networks; Self-organization, self-configuration and adaptation; Topology construction, reconfigurability and control; Fault tolerance; Data storage and allocation; Traffic scheduling; Internet of things; Localization; Mobile vehicular cloud computing; M2M applications and services; M2M networks, architecture, and components; M2M traffic modeling; M2M specific extensions on PHY and MAC; Massive machine communication in 5G; Data aggregation techniques and architectures for massive M2M networks; Energy harvesting and efficient M2M communication; Optimization of radio access technologies and protocols for M2M communications; Sensors for vehicular technologies; Terminal intelligence; Self-optimization and self-learning and reasoning (higher frequency bands); Energy scavenging technologies; Self-organized network based on learning.
- Wireless Networks: Protocols, Security and Services
Heterogeneous wireless network architectures; Cooperative networks; Mobile social networks; Self-organized networks (SON); Distributed content delivery; Resource management; Mobile quality-of-service (QoS); 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; Wireless traffic characterization and modeling; Network planning; Network coding; Security and privacy in end-to-end connections; Security in cooperative wireless networks; Cross-layer methods for enhancing security; Information-theoretic security; Secure routing and network management; Intrusion detection; Service availability and network survivability in the presence of denial of service; Jamming and jamming-resistance; Big data security and privacy; Network security; User privacy protection; Physical layer security: secure advanced spatial diversity techniques; Defending against energy depletion attacks in resource-constrained networks; Security and privacy in mobile ad hoc, M2M, sensor networks, the Internet, cloud computing, and smart grid
- Satellite Communications Networks and Systems, Positioning and Navigation
Satellite and terrestrial navigation and positioning techniques; Integrated positioning and communication; Cellular based positioning and hybrid approaches; Mobile satellite communication systems; Digital broadcasting over satellite networks; IP over satellite; Satellite on-board-processing; Broadband over satellite; Channel models for satellite communications; UWB and narrow band positioning systems and algorithms; Indoor-positioning technologies; MIMO positioning techniques; Distributed and collaborative localization algorithms; Transmission technology for positioning; Digital maps and location technology; Energy efficient positioning systems; Cooperative deep space communications
- Vehicular Communications, Networks and Telematics
Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET); Multi-channel/multi-antenna/multi-transceiver systems for vehicular communication; Heterogeneous network infrastructures for ITS; Channel models and mobility models for vehicular networks; DSRC; OBU and RSU communication systems; V2X communications, applications, and security; Interaction between intra- and inter-vehicular communications; Cellular/VANET interworking; Data traffic offloading; Multimedia over VANETs, and infotainment; Connected vehicles; In-vehicle communication & networking; Ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability communications for road safety applications; Network design for V2X communications; Location-based services; Context aware service and applications; Information distribution services; Broadband Internet services; Multimedia applications and messaging; Mobility estimation; IP mobility; Cloud-mobility; Quality-of-experience; Prototype, measurements, and field tests.
- Future Trends and Emerging Technologies in Wireless Communications and Networks
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.
- Electric Vehicles, Vehicular Electronics and Intelligent Transportation
Vehicle traction power control/conversion; Vehicle power systems; Vehicle stability controls; Engine control modules; Safety control systems; Smart speed controls; In-car electronics and embedded integration; Wireless/mobile system applications for transportation control and routing; Mobile/wireless systems for transportation logistics; Digital maps and location technologies; Drive-by-wire controls; Tire-pressure monitoring; HCCI controls; Electromagnetic valve controls; Wireless/mobile systems for multi-modal transportation; Emulation/simulation of ITS applications; Pedestrian protection via VANET; Traffic safety and efficiency applications; Autonomous driving technologies; Cooperative ITS; Intelligent transportation systems; Railroad signaling, communication, and control; Human factors and human machine interface (HMI) for smart cars; Security for intelligent vehicles; Green ITS navigation for people and freight; Multimedia service provisioning and vehicle traffic management.
- Recent Results
This track will accept submissions in all topics relevant to VTC. It differs from other tracks in that
- 2-page abstracts (with results) will be considered as well as 5-page full papers and
- the timelines are different (submission deadline 18 December 2015, acceptance notification 25 January 2016).
VTC2016-Spring is organized into 13 tracks covering all relevant technical areas: