Technical Symposiums


1. Wireless Communication Networks Symposium
1) Antennas, Channel Measurement/Modeling/Simulation, and RF Sub-systems
2) Modulation, Coding, and Information Theory
3) Protocols (Routing/Switching, flow and congestion control, multicasting, …)
4) Resource management, mobility management, and admission control
5) Network planning, capacity analysis, and topology control
6) Cognitive Radio Networks and Software Defined Radio
7) Cooperative Communications
8) Green Communications (Energy Efficient Communications)
9) Interference Modeling and Coordination (IMC)
10) Cross-Layer Design and Optimization
11) Multiple Access Techniques (CDMA, TDMA, FDMA, OFDMA, …)
12) Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Systems
13) OFDM and Multi-Carrier Systems
14) Ultra-Wideband Communications
15) Signal Processing for Communications
16) Testbeds and Hardware Development
17) Multimedia communications
18) Mobile and Wireless networks security
19) Ad hoc, body-area, and sensor networks; wireless mesh networks
20) Cellular systems (2G/2.5G/3G/4G and beyond); WLAN, WPAN, WMAN, and WRAN
21) Self Organizing Network (SON) and Femtocell Networks
22) Wireless networks for underwater, UAVs, and vehicular communications
23) Inter-networking of wireless heterogeneous and multi-tier networks
24) Other topics

2. Satellite and Optical Communication Networks Symposium
1) Architectures for mobile broadband satellite networks and optical networks
2) Channel measurement and modeling of mobile satellite systems
3) Modulation and coding for satellite communications and optical networks
4) Signal processing for satellite communications and optical networks
5) Control and resource management for satellite and optical networks
6) Traffic and quality of service (QoS) management for satellite and optical networks
7) Ground (earth-terminal) systems for satellite networks
8) Ka band and higher frequency systems
9) Small satellites clusters, hybrid orbits, and high altitude platforms (HAPs)
10) DVB and return channel via satellite (RCS) networks
11) Low earth orbit (LEO) communication satellite networks
12) Satellite and terrestrial navigation and positioning techniques
13) Next-generation SONET/SDH
14) Optical access networks (PON, EPON, WDM-PON, …)
15) Optical (DWDM/OCDM/OTDM) network and switch architectures
16) Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA)
17) Optical network test beds, field trials and experiments
18) Optical networking for grid, storage and multimedia services
19) Optical packet, burst and label switching
20) Planning and optimization of satellite and optical networks
21) Energy Efficiency in satellite and optical networks
22) Security for satellite and optical networks
23) System integration and interoperability
24) Other topics

3. Vehicular Technology and Telematics
1) Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
2) Intra-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-roadside, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication technologies/protocols
3) Availability and scalability issues for vehicular communications
4) Sensors and data collections
5) Content distribution
6) Vehicular electronics
7) Physical layer and RF Level technologies; MAC technologies
8) Networking technologies (routing, congestion control, multicast, mobility management, etc.)
9) Network architecture for vehicular communication networks
10) Vehicular traffic and mobility models
11) Radio resource management and QoS support
12) Digital maps and location technologies
13) Real-time experimental systems and testbeds for vehicular communications
14) Security and privacy technologies
15) Vehicular communications for safety and non-safety applications, e.g., emergency warning, traffic information, toll collection, wireless diagnosis, etc.
16) Energy management and control (e.g., drive-by-wire controls, HCCI controls, electromagnetic valve controls, vehicle stability controls, engine controls, smart speed controls, safety control) of vehicles
17) In-car electronics and embedded integration
18) Design, modeling, and simulation of vehicles
19) Railway, subway, ships, and aerospace applications
20) Other topics

4. Computer Networks and Future Internet Symposium
1) Computer architectures, multi-core and multithreaded architectures
2) Embedded and real-time systems
3) IP advances, applications and services
4) Multicast and anycast
5) Multimedia protocols and systems
6) Performance modeling and analysis of computer networks and Internet
7) Protocols (routing, transport layer, …) for computer networks and Internet
8) Quality of Service (QoS) of computer networks and Internet
9) Scheduling, switching, and resource management
10) Traffic engineering and network management
11) Network virtualization, VPN
12) Middleware technology
13) Pattern recognition, neural networks
14) Internet of Things (IoTs)
15) Security for computer networks and Internet
16) Other topics

5. Computing Symposium
1) Computing theories, e.g., finite-state machines, genetic algorithms, machine learning, prediction theory, Bayesian theory, Markov model, and graph theory
2) Distributed and parallel computing, collaborative computing,
3) Pervasive and ubiquitous/utility computing and intelligence
4) Grid, cloud and P2P computing
5) Cognitive computing
6) Self-organizing and autonomic computing
7) Computation methods, e.g., differential calculus and matrix perturbation theory
8) Computational geometry
9) Computational logics
10) Computing mechanisms, e.g., data fusion and aggregation
11) Grid networks, services and applications
12) Multi-agent systems, data mining & knowledge discovery,
13) Distributed data storage, data management, and data engineering
14) Software engineering
15) Web services and Internet computing
16) Distributed simulation and network simulation techniques
17) Cryptography systems and secure protocols
18) Other topics

Special Sessions (Invited Sessions):
1. Cognitive Radio and Cooperative Communication Networks
2. Green Communication Networks
3. Smart Grids
4. Internet of Things (IoTs)





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