IEEE VTC2019 – Spring in Kuala Lumpur

IEEE VTC2019-Spring in Kuala Lumpur



Call for Workshop Papers

Call for Recent Results Papers




VTC2019-Spring: Recent Results

As an adjunct to the VTC2019-Spring conference, the Technical Program Committee is offering a Recent Results track that will offer the opportunity for rapid publication of emerging work by industry and academia. Authors have the option of seeking an oral or poster presentation accompanied by a paper in the proceedings, or a demo accompanied by a short paper.

The Recent Results track will accept submission in all topics relevant to VTC. It differs from other tracks in that submission of 2-page abstracts (with results) will be considered as well as 5-page full papers. All abstracts submitted to the Recent Results track will undergo peer-review by subject matter experts, and the full paper version of accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings and on IEEE Xplore (conditional on presentation by one of the authors at the conference). All submissions should emphasize the novelty of the work and the results obtained.



Submission of abstracts or full papers: 22 January 2019

Acceptance notification: 16 February 2019

Final paper submission: 28 February 2019


Paper Submission Site

–Submission of abstracts or full papers should be made through TrackChair at the following URL:





VTC2019-Spring will feature a range of focused, high quality workshops on subjects relating to 5G, mmWave channel modeling, wireless communications as a medium for dependable applications, full dimensional MIMO, future networking technologies, the IoT, and networked Smart Cities. Workshops provide a unique forum for discussing work in progress, sharing views and ideas, and debating current trends.

The full paper version of accepted workshop papers will be published in the VTC2019-Spring conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore (conditional on presentation by one of the authors at the workshop). The following workshops are currently inviting submissions of original technical papers:


W1:5th International Workshop of CorNer: Communication for Networked Smart Cities

Communication traffic volume will be increased due to the vast number of connected devices, “50 billion devices in 2020”. Also, significant further growth of mobile broadband is needed due to additional traffic in communicating machines “1000x in ten years”. This will present another new challenge in terms of spectrum efficiently and energy awareness for wireless networks. These all core main challenges collectively address by the Fifth Generation (5G) Communications tools.

The main objectives of wireless networks in a smart city are to improve the sustainability of the day-to-day life and provide better accessibility and quality of life to the citizens. The primary role of ICT in enabling this vision is to keep the decision makers, the stakeholders and the citizen constantly updated with new information collected around the city. Cities are going to become a new complicated ecosystem. This will have the prospective to offer many features and support innovative ground breaking applications. Unfortunately, fully exploiting, managing and accessing this new ecosystem is still far from being fully visible and this fulfilment surely poses an arduous challenge.

The workshop will bring together a group of scientists, researchers, and policy makers with interests in different emerging key technologies related to smart cities from an ICT point of view, such as mmWave Communications (above 6GHz), Massive MIMO for Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence applications in Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructure and Home appliances, Augmented and Virtual reality applications, user centric networking, machine to machine (M2M) communication, internet of things (IOT), Smart transportation, energy harvesting in smart cities and other related areas.


W2:2nd International workshop on Dependable Wireless Communications (DEWCOM)

Over the past couple of decades, wireless communication technologies have become immensely adopted in various fields, appearing in a plethora of applications ranging from tracking victims, responders and equipment in disaster scenarios to machine health monitoring in networked manufacturing systems etc. Most of these applications demand strictly bounded timing response and are highly dependent on the performance of the underlying wireless communication technology. In most cases, these systems are required to have dependable timeliness requirements since data communication must be conducted within predefined temporal bounds along with fulfilling other requirements such as reliability, security etc. This is mainly because failure to address these requirements may compromise the expected behavior of the system and cause economic losses or endanger human lives. In addition, the broadcast nature of wireless communications in an open environment makes it more vulnerable to unwanted external entities compared to the wired communications. This makes the support of dependable wireless communications in open environments, where multiple devices are contending for the resources, a challenging task. Therefore, DEWCOM will focus on future wireless communications that tackle challenging issues such as low communication reliability, real-time support, security, reachability and fault-tolerance.



W3:First International Workshop on Heterogenous Mobile/Multi-Access Edge Computing (HMEC 2019)

The recent development of wireless networking and mobile cloud computing initiates an emerging cyber system called mobile edge computing, or multi-access mobile edge computing (MEC). MEC proposes moving computing and data processing capability away from distant cloud datacenters to edge servers that are located closer to the mobile devices to offer users the lowest possible latency, the highest possible bandwidth, and direct access to real-time network services. Although MEC is expected to largely improve the QoS and QoE for mobile applications, it is challenging to realize and utilize the MEC systems effectively and efficiently due to its inherent heterogeneities. First, since a typical MEC datacenter is supposed to be composed of heterogenous resources such as CPU clusters, GPU clusters, FPGAs, programable network routers, etc., the heterogeneity makes the integration with traditional orchestration frameworks a fundamental challenge. In addition, due to the differences in scales, architectures, and Internet access technologies, it is challenging to realize the coordination of multiple MEC datacenters for conducting complicated tasks. Finally, the applications using MEC are also heterogenous. Different applications have different objectives and metrics, and correspondingly different flavors to specific MEC servers. Therefore, not only application-specific optimization, but also joint optimization of multiple applications and the MEC orchestration has to be considered. Addressing these issues efficiently will have significant importance to the future mobile computing and communications technologies. The objective of this workshop is to identify and address the challenges and opportunities of developing and utilizing HMEC. Each submission must be up to 5 pages in length and conforms to the double-column template provided by IEEE. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

? Theory, architecture, platform, application, and tools for MEC
? Cloud computing and MEC in heterogenous envoriment
? Cross-layer optimization for heterogenous MEC
? Novel network architecture, protocol, and the other related technologies for MEC
? Vehicular network technologies employing MEC
? Heterogenous networks
? Theory, platform, and applications of Internet of things based on MEC
? Energy harvesting technologies and communications related to MEC
? Safety, security, and privacy for MEC
? Cooperative computing and communications for heterogenous MEC
? The practice and experience of Proof-of-Concept projects of MEC
? Related future trends and emerging technologies of MEC


W4:1st International Workshop on Internet of Autonomous Vehicles (INAVEC)

Today, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have emerged to enhance the efficiency of existing transportation schemes by providing greater services and efficiencies while enhancing safety and security in the mobility of people and merchandise. One of the evolving research topics in ITS is Internet of Vehicles (IoV) which aims to form a large network of vehicles and other wireless elements and infrastructures. Autonomous vehicles are also an important aspect of ITS providing real-time sensing and detection of safety threats, optimizing route / task planning, power consumption, coordination and collaboration with other vehicles while performing smart self-diagnostics and maintenance under different operating environment. A natural evolution of IoVs is the Internet of Autonomous Vehicles (IAV) which extends the operational benefits of connected vehicles through incorporating intelligent real-time information processing, adaptation, self-learning and self-healing capabilities. In such system, Unmanned Areial Vehicles (UAV) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) could support surveillance and monitoring, search and rescue and anomaly and threat detection as well as accurate inspection, characterization tasks that are communicated to people or other terrestrial devices and robots.


However, there are several open research issues concerning the effective employment of multiple connected heterogeneous autonomous vehicles and devices for IoV applications such as: efficient and smart management of the autonomous vehicles and devices, reliable and secure communication between heterogeneous autonomous vehicles and devices and connectivity between autonomous vehicles. Due to the dynamic nature of the environment, operating conditions and mission objectives, balancing these issues becomes a challenging task. Hence, there is a need to develop novel techniques to manage and optimise real-time operation of these complex communication platforms in the face of dynamic and uncertain real-world deployment scenarios. INAVEC aims at bringing together scholars from academia and industry to discuss and present the latest research and findings on all the aspects of IAVs.



W5:Technology Trials and Proof-of-Concept Activities for 5G and Beyond Industry and Academic Panel 2019 (TPoC5G Panel 2019)

The 5th generation (5G) cellular communication systems are going to be launched in 2019. In the 5G standard, key enabling technologies such as massive MIMO, beamforming, or a new radio access technology are specified, and the research and development of those key technologies have been carried out in many research entities. On top of that, new technology concepts for beyond 5G (B5G) have been currently investigated. In these regards, this panel session is aiming to provide opportunities to present the latest trials for 5G and the proof-of-concept activities for B5G. Distinguished speakers from industry as well as from academy will present their latest research and development results and will prove their perspective regarding the new directions of B5G. Through the discussion at the workshop, it is also expected to promote the exchange of new ideas among researchers.


W6:Swarm Intelligence: Autonomous and Connected Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

IEEE VTS recently created an ad hoc committee on drones to promote research among the members of IEEE VTS community in this important discipline. The committee will be in charge for creating a roadmap for promoting research in topics including drone connectivity, navigation, command and control, autonomy, reliability, safety, security, and regulatory aspects among others.


The UAS Science and Research Panel (SARP) is a panel of experts from organizations that are performing UAS research to ensure sound technical approaches are being evaluated to facilitate the integration of UAS into the national airspace system (NAS). In the most recent meeting that was held at the Mississippi State University on September 18th and 19th, 2018, the panel emphasized the importance of V2V communications and human-autonomy teaming in the operational context of multiple unmanned aircraft systems deployment.


This workshop is the first workshop on the topic of drones from the IEEE VTS Ad Hoc committee that will cover topics related to swarm intelligence such as:

  • Autonomy and cooperation in swarms
  • Human-autonomy teaming
  • Cooperative and collaborative strategies for critical tasks such as sense and avoid
  • Geo-fencing, and trajectory design and optimization
  • Ad hoc and mesh-networking of UAs
  • Traffic management
  • Command, control, and navigation
  • Beyond radio line of sight communications
  • Navigation in GPS-denied areas
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications
  • Millimeter wave communications
  • Massive MIMO and beamforming
  • UAS integration in National Airspace
  • Onboard sensors and their integration
  • Flight-tests, test-beds, and simulations
  • Safety, security and privacy
  • Regulatory aspects


W7:Decentralized Technologies and Applications for IoT (D’IoT) Spring 2019

The D’IoT 2019 aims to bring together practitioners and researchers with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with decentralized technologies and applications for IoT. Both theoretical and experimental submissions are encouraged.


Papers should elaborate decentralized techniques and applications for IoT, issues associated to data preparation, pattern interpretation, visualization, analytics, privacy issues, and new applications.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Theories and applications of Decentralized technologies for IoT
  • Decentralized Social Internet of Things
  • Privacy preserving Trustless Analytics for Mobility IoT Data
  • Decentralized applications for Industrial IoT operations and management
  • Decentralized Technology for Internet of Vehicles
  • Decentralized applications for Healthcare informatics under IoT
  • Decentralized technologies for wearable Healthcare
  • Decentralized Emergency services for Patient-oriented Applications
  • Privacy preserving visualization techniques for IoT data
  • Security and privacy in IoT using Trustless systems
  • Decentralized technologies for IoT applications in Smart cities


W8:The 8th International Workshop on High Mobility Wireless Communications (HMWC) 2019

The vision of future mobile communication systems is to provide seamless high data rate wireless connections for anyone at anytime and anywhere, including the high mobility scenarios such as high-speed trains and highway vehicles. High mobility results in rapidly time-varying channels, which pose significant challenges in the design of practical systems, including channel modeling, fast handover, location management, synchronization, estimation and equalization, anti-Doppler spread techniques, coding and network capacity, capacity-approaching techniques, dedicated network architectures, distributed antenna techniques and etc. With the development of connected vehicles, more rigorous performance requirements (e.g., ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability) are also required for advanced driving applications, such as platooning, full automated driving, collective perception of environment and so on, which makes the research and development of wireless systems more challenging. Accordingly, the 8th international workshop on High Mobility Wireless Communications (HMWC) aims at fostering fruitful interactions among interested communication engineers, information theorists and system designers from all over the world, building successful collaborations and bridging the gap between theory and practice. Its topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Theoretical performance (e.g., data rate, delay, reliability, etc.) limits for HMWC systems
  • Rapidly time-varying channel modeling, estimation and equalization
  • Doppler diversity and anti-Doppler techniques
  • Efficient modulation techniques for high speed vehicles
  • Fast handover/group handover, location management and fast synchronization
  • Fast power control and highly dynamic radio resource optimization
  • Multiple access schemes and ultra-low latency protocols
  • Relay, distributive multi-antenna and cooperative techniques for HMWC systems
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V)/vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) radio systems
  • Communication, Caching and Computation convergence for HMWC systems
  • Ultra-reliable and low-latency network architectures for high speed environment
  • 5G-based solutions for HMWC systems
  • Big data-based analysis and optimization for HMWC systems




  • Submit papers for review by: 22 January 2019
  • Acceptance notices sent: 16 February 2019
  • Final papers due: 28 February 2019
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