Call For Papers

The goal of this workshop is to give an interdisciplinary overview on recent advances in the area of vehicular inter-networking technologies and related applications. Over the last few years, significant efforts are being carried out by industry, academia and government agencies to improve driving safety, increase vehicle traffic efficiency and decrease fuel consumption by exploiting vehicular communications and networking technologies. These technologies, which are generally referred to as VANET (Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks), include Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and can be based on short- and medium-range communication as well as on cellular systems.
This workshop will include and solicit contributions addressing technical and research issues, development projects, standardization activities, and field trials on VANET technologies and applications. The objective is to disseminate state-of-the-art results in this highly active research area, to highlight interdisciplinary challenges in the development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), to share lessons learned from field trial experiences and to bring together people from both academia and industry, with the goal of facilitating interaction among them to promote further research activities and conduct joint research on services such as; advanced traffic management, safety control, comfort applications and networking and information services for users on the road.
Scope of Contributions: Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research results related to the theory or practice of vehicular communications and applications. All submissions must be original contributions not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication protocol design and network management
  • Channel modeling, modulation and coding
  • Congestion control and scalability issues
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Multi-channel organization and operation
  • Traffic management and flow optimization techniques
  • Vehicle or traffic-related smartphone apps
  • Safety and non-safety applications
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle/roadside/Internet communication
  • Simulation frameworks
  • Security issues and countermeasures, and privacy issues
  • Telematics applications
  • Electric vehicle applications
  • Networking to reduce energy consumption
  • Wireless in-car networks
  • Systems that reduce driver distraction
  • Real-world testbeds