- Antenna Systems, Propagation, and RF Design
Antenna design and characterization; Antenna integration in cars; Antenna measurement and characterization, including 3D effects, polarization and antenna efficiency; Antenna and solar cell integration technologies; Car-2-X channel measurements and models; Channel estimation and prediction; Channel modeling, simulation and verification; Air-ground channel measurement and modeling; 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 modeling; 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.
- Signal Transmission and Reception
Adaptive modulation and coding; Advanced waveforms and signal processing solutions for 5G systems; Non-orthogonal multiple access; Capacity and fundamental limits; CDMA and multi-carrier CDMA; Channel estimation; Compressed Sensing; Energy efficient PHY-layer; Equalization; Full-duplex and flexible duplex system; Iterative processing; Impulse radio; Interference mitigation; Millimetre wave beamforming; Modulation; Multi-carrier and OFDM systems; Multi-user detection; Multi-user diversity; Near-field communication; New air interfaces; Novel physical layer techniques; PHY-layer coexistence of multiple radio access techniques; Performance analysis; Power line communications; Source/channel coding; Synchronization; Ultraviolet communication; Ultra-wideband systems; Visible light communication; Wireless infrared communications; Wireless communications powered by energy harvesting; 60GHZ and sub-terahertz communications theory.
- 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; Cognitive highly time-variant networks; Cognitive radio networks; Cognitive radio protocols and algorithms; Cognitive radio prototypes; Cooperative sensing; Co-existence of primary and secondary radio networks; 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 modeling; Spectrum aggregation; Spectrum database (or geolocation database); Spectrum measurements and monitoring; Spectrum mobility; Spectrum policies; Spectrum sensing; Unlicensed and licensed shared access.
- Multiple Antenna Systems and Cooperative Communications
Advanced relaying; Array processing; Beamforming; Characterization and modeling of cooperative communications; Cooperative Car-2-X communication; Cooperative D2D communications; Cooperative multiple access; Cooperative routing; Cooperative small-cell networks; Coordinated multi-point; Distributed antenna systems; Diversity-multiplexing trade-off; Efficient signaling for cooperative communications; Energy-efficient cooperative communications; Energy-efficient MIMO systems; Full-dimensional (3D) MIMO; Game theory for cooperative and distributed networks; Intercell interference coordination; Interference rejection algorithms; Knowledge acquisition and information sharing in cooperative wireless networks; Massive MIMO communications; MIMO antenna systems; MIMO-enabled mmWave communications; MIMO precoding; MIMO Receiver design; MIMO systems performance; MIMO antenna systems for V2X applications; MIMO antenna system integration; Mobility in cooperative communication; Multi-user/cooperative MIMO; Multi-RAT cooperation; Network coding for cooperative communications; PHY and MAC layer design for cooperative wireless networks; Relaying in cellular networks; Scheduling and resource allocation for cooperative communications; Smart antennas; Space-time coding
- Radio Access Technology and Heterogeneous Networks
Access techniques for MIMO-based networks including massive MIMO; Channel and power allocation; Cloud radio access network architectures; Context-aware and ambient access protocols; Coexistence of multiple radio access techniques; Distributed scheduling for D2D communications; DVB and DAB systems; Hybrid optical-wireless networks; MAC/PHY cross-layer design; Mobility in dense networks; Multi-hop cellular management, scheduling and statistical multiplexing; Multiple access; New air interfaces; LTE-Advanced; LTE-Pro; LTE-U: LTE Advanced in unlicensed spectrum; 4G evolution / 5G; Non-orthogonal multiple access; Network function virtualization; 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 heterogeneous networks; Wireless multicasting; Wireless PANs, LANs, MANs and WANs.
- 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 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; Wireless power transfer.
- Ad-Hoc, 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; Localization; Information processing and aggregation; Internet of things; M2M applications and services; M2M networks, architecture, and components; M2M specific extensions on PHY and MAC; M2M traffic modeling; Massive machine communication in 5G; Medium access control; Middleware and programming; Mobile vehicular cloud computing; Opportunistic and cooperative networking; Optimization of radio access technologies and protocols for M2M communications; Peer-to-peer service in mobile networks; Performance and quality of service; Routing and transport protocol; Self-organization, self-configuration and adaptation; Self-optimization and self-learning and reasoning (higher frequency bands); Self-organized network based on learning; Sensors for vehicular technologies; Simulation and emulation; Terminal intelligence; Traffic scheduling; Topology construction, reconfigurability and control.
- Wireless Networks: Protocols, Security and Services
Big data security and privacy; Cooperative networks; Cross-layer methods for enhancing security; Defending against energy depletion attacks in resource-constrained networks; Distributed content delivery; Fixed-mobile convergence; Heterogeneous wireless network architectures; Information-theoretic security; Jamming and jamming-resistance; IMS; Intrusion detection; Middleware; Mobility and handoff management; Mobile and wireless IP; Mobile quality-of-service (QoS); Mobile social networks; Mobile/wireless network modeling and performance evaluation, analysis and simulation; Mobile/wireless network performance measurements; Network coding; Network planning; Network security; Physical layer security: secure advanced spatial diversity techniques; Resource management; Security in cooperative wireless networks; 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; Secure routing and network management; Self-organized networks (SON); Service availability and network survivability in the presence of denial of service; User privacy protection; Wireless traffic characterization and modeling.
- Mobile Satellite Systems, Positioning and Navigation
Broadband over satellite; Cellular based positioning and hybrid approaches; Channel models for satellite communications; Cooperative deep space communications; Digital broadcasting over satellite networks; Digital maps and location technology; Distributed and collaborative localization algorithms; Energy efficient positioning systems; Indoor-positioning technologies; Integrated positioning and communication; IP over satellite; MIMO positioning techniques; Mobile satellite communication systems; Satellite on-board-processing; Satellite and terrestrial navigation and positioning techniques; Transmission technology for positioning; UWB and narrowband positioning systems and algorithms.
- Vehicular Communications, Networks, and Telematics
Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET); Broadband Internet services; Cellular/VANET interworking; Channel models and mobility models for vehicular networks; Cloud-mobility; Connected vehicles; Context aware service and applications; Data traffic offloading; DSRC; Heterogeneous network infrastructures for ITS; 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; V2X communications, V2X for automated driving, applications, and security.
- Electric Vehicles, Vehicular Electronics, and Intelligent Transportation
Autonomous driving technologies; Autonomous vehicles; 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 signaling, communication, and control; Safety control systems; Security for intelligent vehicles; Smart speed controls; Tire-pressure monitoring; Traffic safety and efficiency applications; Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); Vehicle power systems; Vehicle stability controls; Vehicle traction power control/conversion; Wireless charging; Wireless/mobile system applications for transportation control and routing; Wireless/mobile systems for multi-modal transportation.
- 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.