VTC2013-Spring Workshops

The 2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference will be held May 2013 in Dresden, Germany. This semi-annual flagship conference of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society will bring together individuals from academia, government, and industry to discuss and exchange ideals in the fields of wireless, mobile, and vehicular technology. The conference will feature world-class plenary speakers, tutorials, and technical as well as application sessions.

The review deadline is January 15, 2012.


This conference is not currently accepting submissions.

Mobile and Wireless Communication Systems for 2020 and beyond

The purpose of the workshop is to gather researchers and industry to share views on needs, possibilities and challenges in next generation global mobile and wireless communication systems.

It is widely accepted that the future mobile infrastructure will have to cope not only with a quantitative growth of the requirements with 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 application domains to be supported.

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 to counts 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 a low cost and low energy dissipation. This workshop presents a forum for exchange of ideas between all stakeholders.

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Mobile Satellite Communications (SatCom-on-the-Move)

Mobile satellite communications gain increased attention with new VSAT services in Ku- and particularly in Ka-Band. This full day workshop aims at bringing together experts from academia and industry with special focus on advances in SatCom-on-the-Move (SOTM).
The program will include at least one plenary presentation, oral presentations and a poster & demonstration session. The workshop welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners, either closely related to currently standardized systems or considering future systems.

Workshop Topics
• SOTM for maritime and aeronautical communications
• Technologies for SOTM, such as positioning, acquisition and tracking (PAT)
• Testing and measurements techniques
• Satellite communications for disaster scenarios
• Satellite communications in mobile ad-hoc networks
• Integration of terrestrial networks
• Modeling of the mobile satellite propagation channel
• Field trials and tests
• Coverage and QoS prediction

The Fourth Green Wireless Communications and Networks Workshop (GreeNet-4)

The need to reduce energy consumption in wireless communication systems, and cellular mobile networks in particular, has been driven by a number of key factors including rising energy costs, commitments to reducing CO2 emissions and the need to cope with the unprecedented growth in data services for smartphone, tablet and laptop devices. In response to these challenges, many large research programmes on green wireless communications have been undertaken worldwide. GreeNet-4 will discuss the outcomes of this first wave of global green wireless research and establish the status of cutting edge research in this important field going forward.

Workshop proposals

Workshops provide invaluable opportunities for researchers and industry practitioners to share their state-of-the-art research and development results in areas of particular interest. We invite submissions of cutting-edge workshop
proposals to complement the technical program of VTC2013-Spring. Workshops will cover specific topics with a mix of regular papers, panel discussions, keynotes, and possibly poster presentations. We ask for proposals that deal with topics in emerging areas of mobile and vehicular technologies.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
1. Green road telematics
2. Car-2-X communication
3. eMobility
4. Advances for in-vehicle communication
5. Cellular networks for vehicle communication
6. Interconnections and communications of electric vehicles and smart grids
7. Intelligent transport for smart cities

For topics other than these focus areas, please,
consult with the respective workshop chairs prior
to a proposal submission.

Each proposal must include a detailed description of title, organizers, potential committee members (e.g. TPC), format of the workshop, promotion plan, and intended audience. All proposals will be independently reviewed and a decision on acceptance is communicated by 25 May 201 2 at the latest. After acceptance, workshop organizers are expected to set up a website and to actively promote their workshops.

1st IEEE Workshop on electric vehicle networks for Smart grid applications (IEEE EVN-SGA 2013)

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

• Communication protocols and algorithms for Electric Vehicle networks.
• Vehicle-to-Grid networks (V2G) and interconnection of electric vehicles.
• Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Electric Vehicle networks.
• Electric Vehicle System Architectures and infrastructures.
• Electric Vehicle Services and utilities
• Electric Vehicle Modeling, Simulation and Testing.
• Electric Vehicle Network Components.
• Electric Vehicle Monitoring.
• Electric Vehicle pricing and billing.
• Electric Vehicle Mobility Services and Customer Experience.
• Power Grid Challenges for Electric Vehicle Charging/Discharging.

3rd International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON)

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the self-organizing network (SON) paradigm applied to wireless communications networks.
Standardization activities in the framework of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) of UMTS and LTE-Advanced have given an important momentum to the SON technology.
Currently, we note a rising interest in, e.g., field experiences from early LTE SON feature implementations incl. first commercial deployments, technology of coordination of already standardized and implemented SON features, needs for SON features tailored to the needs of heterogeneous network (HetNet) deployments of multi-radio access technology, multi-layer, and multi-vendor networks, and SON discussions in relation to future radio access networks already at their infancy, etc.


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