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