Track 1: Information Technology

The Information Technology Track will focus on the state-of-the art research contributions on topics related to all aspects of information theory and technology, with focus on network information theory, coding theory and practice, as well as their applications in communications and information processing systems. High quality papers reporting on novel applications of information theory are encouraged. To ensure complete coverage of the advances in this field, the Information Technology Track solicits original contributions in, but not limited to, the following topical areas:

  • Applications of Information Theory
  • Coding Theory and Practice
  • Coded Modulation
  • Communication Theory
  • Data Compression and Source Coding
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Error Control Coding
  • Multi-Terminal Information Theory
  • Network Coding
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Shannon Theory
  • Space-time Coding and Processing

Track 2: Computer Science


  • Ubiquitous computing and Urban computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Numerical Algorithms and Analysis
  • Software testing
  • Computational Simulation and Analysis
  • Data Visualization and Virtual Reality
  • Scientific and Engineering Computing
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Embedded and Network Computing
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Programming Language Theory
  • Concurrent, Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Health Informatics

Track 3: Signal Processing


  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Nonlinear Signal Processing
  • Speech and Audio Processing
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Signal Processing for Communications
  • Signal Processing Applications

Track 4: Networking and Internet of Things


  • IoT applications and services development
  • Mobility, localization and management aspects in the IoT
  • Network architecture and system design for the IoT
  • Algorithms and data analysis techniques for the IoT
  • Sensor and Actuator Networks
  • Security, Trust and Privacy in the IoT
  • Green IoT
  • Metrics, Measurement and Evaluation of the IoT
  • Experimental prototypes, test-beds and field trials experiences for the IoT
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • Communication networks
  • Wireless and mobile networking
  • Future networks and architectures
  • Modeling and simulation of communications networks
  • Learning Automats Methodologies and Applications

Track 5: Reliability, Security, Privacy and Trust


  • Information and System Security
  • Reliable Computing
  • Trusted Computing
  • Network Security and Privacy
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Privacy in Big Data
  • Access Control
  • Security in Social Network
  • Mobile Application Security
  • Security for Wireless Networks
  • Trust Model and Trust Management Policy
  • Security of Internet of Things
  • Privacy and Security in Location Based Service
  • Biometric–based Security Schemes
  • Intrusion Detection Methodologies and Applications

Track 6: Applications, Business and Social


  • Mobile phone sensing
  • Crowd sensing
  • Social and Community Intelligence
  • Social network analysis
  • Pervasive computing
  • Applications using human-computer interaction
  • Business intelligence
  • Computer-Supported Collaborative Work
  • Social media
  • Enterprise computing and applications
  • Business engineering
  • Social engineering
  • Social Behavior Modeling
  • Social Signal Processing
  • Social Opinion Representation
  • Social aspects and issues of applications and technology
  • Business studies of applications and technology

Track 7: Database and Data Management


  • Data scalability and reliability
  • Security with data management
  • Sensory data caching and storing for wireless multimedia sensor networks
  • Big sensor data management
  • Data mining in big sensor data
  • Machine learning applied to sensor data
  • Energy-efficiency and other resource trade-offs with sensing systems
  • Participatory and opportunistic sensing
  • Applications
  • Mobile service modeling and management
  • Mobile-sensor-based personal informatics
  • Mobile sensing deployment experiences and users studies
  • Social and people-centric sensor data networking using smartphones
  • Sensor design for data management
  • Managing and mining sensor and non-sensor data in cloud computing
  • Managing and mining sensor and non-sensor data in social networking

Track 8: Microwave and Radar

The Microwave and Radar will focus on new research and developments in the field of microwave and radar techniques. Topics to be covered at this track include (but are not confined to):

  • Target and Environment Characteristics, Electromagnetic Modeling
  • Remote Sensing from Airborne or Spaceborne Systems, SAR & ISAR Imagery
  • Waveform Design, Beamforming and Signal Processing
  • Target Detection and Tracking
  • Automatic Classification and Recognition
  • Advanced RF and Antenna Technologies
  • Emerging Radar Applications
  • Radar Systems
  • Radar Components

Track 9: System Software and Software Engineering


  • System Software for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems
  • Software Engineering for Mobile Systems
  • Service Oriented Architectures
  • Rapid Application Development for Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Systems
  • Software Architectures and Engineering for disruptive and novel Systems
  • Software Processes for disruptive and novel Computer Systems
  • Next frontiers of Software Engineering: use of meta-heuristics, big data etc in SW engineering, etc
  • Software Engineering in the Web and for the Web

Track 10: Pattern Recognition, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence


  • Statistical and Structural Pattern Recognition
  • Applications of Pattern Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition Theory and Methods
  • Feature Selection and Feature Extraction
  • Temporal and Spatial Data Mining
  • Sequential Data Mining
  • Stream Data Mining
  • Social Network Mining
  • Web Mining
  • Text, Graph, Video, Multimedia Data Mining
  • High Performance Data Mining Algorithms
  • Knowledge Discovery
  • Machine Learning
  • Image Recognition, Analysis, Understanding, and Processing
  • Document Analysis, Processing and Retrieval
  • Biometrics Mining
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Neural Computing
  • Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence

Track 11: IT for Biomedicine

Track 11 is a forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering based on Information Technology (IT). The track will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Biosignal sensors and signal processing
  • Wearable and implantable devices/systems
  • eHealth systems and pervasive healthcare
  • Body area network (BAN) for medicine and healthcare
  • Smart textiles for wearable BAN
  • Preventive care & long-term patient management
  • Privacy and security issues for biomedicine
  • International standards and regulatory matters
  • Telemedicine and telemonitoring
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Rehabilitation and activity monitoring

Track 12: Wireless Communications

The Wireless Communications Track will focus on the state-of-the art research contributions on topics related to all aspects of wireless communications and its applications, with focus on physical layer (PHY), MAC layer, as well as the interactions with higher layers. High quality papers reporting on novel and practical solutions to PHY, MAC, and cross-layer design in wireless communication systems are encouraged. In addition, papers on field tests and measurements, field trials and applications from both industries and academia are of special interest. To ensure complete coverage of the advances in this field, the Wireless Communications Track solicits original contributions in, but not limited to, the following topical areas:

  • Modulation, Coding, and Equalization
  • Channel Estimation and Channel Modeling
  • Compressive Sensing for Wireless Communications
  • Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Management
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Cross Layer Design
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Device-to-Device Communications
  • Diversity
  • Energy Efficient and Green Communications
  • Fiber Optical Communications
  • Information theory and channel capacity
  • Coexistence and Interference Management
  • Localization Techniques
  • Multicarrier Transmission
  • Multiple Access Techniques
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Communications
  • Multiuser Detection
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Physical-Layer Aspects of Cellular, Body Area, Wireless Personal and Wireless Local-Area Networks
  • Physical-Layer Security
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Satellite Communications
  • Small cells and Heterogeneous Networks
  • Space-time Coding and Processing
  • Ultra-wideband Communications
  • Wireless Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Communications Testbed Development
  • Applications and Services of Wireless Communications
  • Energy-aware routing protocols

Track 13: Mobile Multimedia Communications

This track will focus on all novel aspects of multimedia technologies, application and services developed within the mobile and wireless communications community. The proliferation of smart devices opens up exciting possibilities for mobile multimedia applications and services. Mobile devices are enablers for new forms of interaction with both real and virtual worlds. In addition to multimedia consumption, mobile devices also enable creating, modifying and distributing multimedia content between people and devices. Some new challenges like crowdsourcing, which leverages a large number of human contributors and the capabilities of mobile devices, has great potential to the mobile multimedia research.

  • Mobile multimedia services
  • Novel multimedia service architectures
  • Novel multimedia interfaces and technologies for multi-device interaction
  • Mobile augmented and mixed reality
  • Experiments, user studies, as well as field and ethnographic studies on mobile multimedia usage, interaction, navigation and sharing
  • Human-centered approaches to mobile and multi-device interaction with multimedia
  • Crowdsourcing in multimedia systems and applications
  • Compression algorithms

Last Updated: Sept. 26 2014