IEEE 2nd Workshop on D2D and Public Safety Communications (WDPC-2015)


Device-to-device (D2D) communications underlaid on wireless cellular networks is viewed as a key technology for providing seamless, high quality wireless access in next-generation wireless systems. The D2D concept is built around the idea of allowing the wireless devices to communicate with one another via direct D2D links over both the licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Unlike traditional short-range D2D technologies such as Bluetooth or Zigbee, D2D over cellular is expected to provide high capacity and guaranteed QoS over long ranges. D2D is also expected to lead to novel wireless applications such as proximity services and public safety communications. Indeed, D2D is seen as a key feature of 5G wireless systems. However, reaping the benefits of D2D requires handling several challenges such as interference management, self-organization, network discovery, and resource allocation, among others. The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to D2D and public safety communications.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Heterogeneous and 5G networks with underlaid D2D systems
  • D2D neighbor discovery techniques
  • D2D and multi-hop communications
  • D2D channel measurements/modeling, including new path loss and Doppler models
  • Recent advances in 3GPP Release-12 standardization related to Proximity Services (ProSe) and public safety communications
  • D2D over heterogeneous spectral bands
  • Energy efficiency analysis for D2D communications
  • Game-theoretic techniques for D2D communications
  • Resource allocation and power control for D2D communications
  • Interference cancellation and coordination for D2D communications
  • Localization and ranging in D2D scenarios
  • Applications of D2D communications in public safety scenarios
  • Mobility, traffic, and channel models for public safety communications
  • Exploiting social networks for D2D and public safety communications
  • Experimental results on D2D performance in proximity services and public safety scenarios
  • Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with D2D capabilities for public safety scenarios

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission: November 1, 2014 November 17, 2014 (Extended)
  • Acceptance Notification: December 15, 2014
  • Camera Ready: January 10, 2015
  • Workshop Date: March 9, 2015


To ensure appropriate consideration of conflicts of interest during the review process, the ComSoc prohibits changes to the list of authors once a paper has been submitted for review during review, revision, or (if accepted) final publication. The author list may be changed only prior to the submission deadline.

To be published in the IEEE WCNC 2015 Workshop Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the IEEE WCNC Workshop Chairs grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one workshop registration is valid for up to 3 workshop papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE WCNC 2015 Workshop Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.