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The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications

VEHICULAR 2017
July 23 - 27, 2017 - Nice, France


Call for Papers

Mobility brought new dimensions to communication and networking systems, making possible new applications and services in vehicular systems. Wireless networking and communication between vehicles and with infrastructure have specific characteristics from other conventional wireless networking systems and applications (rapidly-changing topology, specific road direction of vehicle movements, etc.). These led to specific constraints and optimizations techniques; for example, power efficiency is not as important for vehicle communications as it is for traditional ad hoc networking. Additionally, vehicle applications demand strict communications performance requirements that are not present in conventional wireless networks. Services can range from time-critical safety services, traffic management, to infotainment and local advertising services. They are introducing critical and subliminal information. Subliminally delivered information, unobtrusive techniques for driver’s state detection, and mitigation or regulation interfaces enlarge the spectrum of challenges in vehicular systems.

VEHICULAR 2017 continues the event considering the state-of-the-art technologies for information dissemination in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure and focusing on advances in vehicular systems, technologies and applications.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Hot topics in vehicular systems
Advanced vehicle safety systems
Driver assistance systems
Sensing, vision and perception
Human factors in urban traffic
Driver reactions and predictions
Driver tracking systems
Predict red-light running violations
Rear-view pedestrian detection
Urban truck energy-efficient driving systems
A priori map data
Multi-lane vehicular traffic models
Traffic signs-based fog density models
Social interaction and signaling
Collision avoidance systems
Driving in crowded scenes
Delay estimation
Advances in motorway traffic control
Traffic signal adaptive routing
Long-term trajectory predictions
Visual warnings and accident prevention
Head-up display
Speed harmonization
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications
Unmanned ground vehicle paths
Free space detection
Autonomous vehicle in urban environments
Road side sensors
Automated vehicle operation
Motion planning
Navigation tracking
Urban traffic hotspots detection
Pedestrian walking activity recognition and prediction
Pedestrian and bicyclists safety
Evacuation dynamics
Sparse and noisy smartphone location data
Energy management for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
Heavy-duty vehicles
Freeway traffic management
Adaptive video-streaming dissemination
Streaming content from a vehicular cloud
Wireless degrading communication sensing
Secure information transfer in V2V communication
Coordination of terrestrial vehicles and drones
Carsharing and charging stations
Real-time learning for incident prediction
Carpooling
Bottlenecks in massive crowd flow networks
Pollution models
Driving and urban planning

Fundamentals on communication and networking
Intelligent vehicular networking
Vehicular communications
Vehicular mobile ad hoc networks
Vehicle-to-infrastructure communications
Roadside-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle communication
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication
Cellular and satellite communications for vehicular systems
Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular networks
Future vehicular systems
Vehicular applications

Protocols and mechanisms
Routing protocols for vehicle-to-vehicle communications
MAC layer technologies
Physical layer and RF level technologies
Algorithms, protocols and systems for data dissemination
Channel modeling
Modulation and coding
Multi-channel organization and operation
Antenna technologies
In-vehicle sensor networks

Vehicular data
Mining vehicular data
Vehicular data acquisition
Vehicular data analysis
Vehicular data dissemination
Vehicular datasets
Floating car data (FCD)
Business models for vehicular data
Ownership of vehicular data
Vehicular data services
Vehicular data centers

Unmanned vehicles
Terrestrial unmanned vehicles
Unmanned aerial vehicles
Underwater unmanned vehicles
Unmanned sea surface vehicles
Collision control
Traffic surveillance challenges
Path planning and estimation
Communication between unmanned vehicles
Integration of unmanned aerial vehicles in civil airspace
Unmanned vehicular clusters
Designing unmanned vehicular-based systems
Safety of unmanned vehicles
Legal aspects of unmanned vehicular systems
Testbeds and pilot experiments

Security
Embedded security
Automotive security
Secure automotive communication (on-board and off-board like V2X)
Safety and security co-engineering
Tuning protection
Component protection
Vehicular integrity protection
Secure (over-the-air) update
Separation techniques for vehicular networks
Protection of the vehicular safety functionality
Immobilizers
Data privacy (of connected vehicles)

Evaluation
System evaluation methodologies
Performance characterization and analysis
Mobility analysis and vehicle traffic analysis
Safety and non-safety applications
Security issues and countermeasures
Privacy issues
Reliable and fast handover
Green vehicular communications and networking
Power control and scalability issues

Vehicle powering
Renewable energy and vehicles
Green cars
Biofuels
Electrical vehicles
Solar powering cars
Hybrid electric vehicles
Long-term car batteries
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
Residential charging stations
Dual-source energy storage

Management and tracking
Networks and systems management
High-speed mobility management
Radio resource, QoS support, and interference management
Channel management
Incident detection
Vehicle tracking

Subliminal characteristics
Driver-centric interfaces
Modalities for subliminal interfaces (visual, auditory, tactile/haptic, olfactory)
Perception of subliminal information
Characteristics of subliminally delivered information
Unobtrusive techniques for driver’s state detection
Mitigation or regulation interfaces

Experiments and challenges
Simulation frameworks and real-world testbeds
Standardization in safe autonomous systems
Implementation of mobile IP and migration of IPv6
Testbed experiments and measurements
Business models and policies

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

March 5 March 30, 2017

Notification

May 5, 2017

Registration

May 20, 2017

Camera ready

June 10, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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