2019 Wireless Africa Conference is organized into 10 tracks covering all relevant technical areas:
- Antenna Systems and mmWave Communication
Antenna design and characterization; Antenna measurement and characterization; Channel estimation and prediction; Channel modeling, simulation, and verification; Air-ground channel measurement and modeling; Propagation channel measurements; RF design; Distributed antenna systems; Energy-efficient antenna systems; Novel antenna concepts; MIMO-enabled mmWave communications; mmWave beamforming; Massive MIMO; MIMO antenna systems.
- Signal Transmission, Reception, and Communication Theory
Cooperative communications; Signal processing for wireless communications; Information theory for wireless communications; Modulation, coding, and multiple access; Adaptive modulation and coding; Advanced waveforms and signal processing solutions for 5G systems; Non-orthogonal multiple access; CDMA and multi-carrier CDMA; Compressive sensing; Full-duplex and flexible duplex system; Near-field communication; New air interfaces; Visible light communications.
- Dynamic Spectrum Management, Cognitive Radio, and Spectrum Sensing
Algorithms for TV whitespace usage; Applications of cognitive radio networks; Cognitive radio networks; Cognitive radio protocols and algorithms; Cooperative sensing; Dynamic spectrum access; Energy-efficient spectrum sensing; Game theory for cognitive radio networks; Interference management; Machine learning techniques for cognitive radio systems; Spectrum database; Spectrum measurements and monitoring; Unlicensed and licensed shared access.
- Wireless/Radio Access Technologies
New air interfaces for 5G; Radio resource allocation and QoS provisioning; Cellular networks; Heterogeneous networks and D2D; Dense/ultra-dense networks; Wireless LAN; Channel and power allocation; Power control algorithms; Coexistence of multiple radio access techniques; Multi-hop cellular management, scheduling and statistical multiplexing; MAC/PHY cross-layer design; Cloud Radio Access Network architectures; Mobile data offloading and mobile edge computing; 5G radio access.
- Green Communications
Energy harvesting; Wireless energy transfer; Architectures and design of low power equipment; Cross-layer optimization for green networks; Energy-aware self-organized networks; Energy consumption management; Energy-efficient heterogeneous networks; Energy storage and recycling; Field trials and deployment experiences; Hybrid fiber-wireless networks for energy efficient delivery of wireless signals; Low-power sensor networks; Radio resource management for green wireless systems; Smart grid networks.
- Wireless Network Security
Network security; Physical layer security; Big data security and privacy; Cross-layer methods for enhancing security; Defending against energy depletion attacks in resource-constrained networks; Distributed content delivery; Information-theoretic security; Jamming and jamming-resistance; Intrusion detection; Security and privacy in end-to-end connections; Secure routing and network management; User privacy protection.
- IoT, Wireless Ad-hoc, and Sensor Networks
Admission control; Cross-layer protocol design; Data aggregation techniques and architectures; Data storage and allocation; Delay-tolerant networks; Gateways and inter-working; Information processing and aggregation; Peer-to-peer service in mobile networks; Routing and transport protocol; Self-organization, self-configuration and adaptation; Terminal intelligence; Traffic scheduling; Topology construction, reconfigurability and control.
- Satellite Networks, Positioning, Mobility, and Localization
Broadband over satellite; Cellular based positioning and hybrid approaches; Channel models for satellite communications; Digital broadcasting over satellite networks; 5G via satellite; Digital maps and location technology; Distributed and collaborative localization algorithms; Indoor-positioning technologies; Integrated positioning and communication; MIMO positioning techniques; Mobile satellite communication systems; Mobility estimation; UWB and narrowband positioning systems and algorithms.
- Vehicular Communications
Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET); Cellular/VANET interworking; Channel models and mobility models for vehicular networks; Cloud-mobility; Connected vehicles; Data traffic offloading; Information distribution services; Interaction between intra- and inter-vehicular communications; Location-based services; Network design for V2X communications; Prototype, measurements, and field tests; Ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability communications for road safety applications; 5G technologies for vehicular communications.
- 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 Wireless Africa but not covered by other tracks. All submissions to this track should emphasize the novelty of the work and the results obtained.