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Call for Papers

VEHITS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) is to bring together engineers, researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems.
This conference focuses on innovative applications, tools and platforms in all technology areas such as signal processing, wireless communications, informatics and electronics, related to different kinds of vehicles, including cars, off-road vehicles, trains, ships, underwater vehicles, or flying machines, and the intelligent transportation systems that connect and manage large numbers of vehicles, not only in the context of smart cities but in many other application domains.

Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of VEHITS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the VEHITS conference website.

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. INTELLIGENT VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES
2. INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
3. CONNECTED VEHICLES
4. SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
5. DATA ANALTYICS


AREA 1: INTELLIGENT VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES


  • Driver Behavior Analysis
  • Traffic and Vehicle Data Collection and Processing
  • Navigation Systems
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Automated Driving
  • Vision and Image Processing
  • Vehicle Environment Perception
  • Pattern Recognition for Vehicles
  • Cognitive and Context-aware Intelligence
  • Automotive Control and Mechatronics
  • Off the Road Vehicles

AREA 2: INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURE


  • Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation
  • Road Safety and Transport Security
  • Real-time Incident Detection
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Automatic Tolls
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Urban Mobility and Multimodal Transportation
  • Congestion Management and Avoidance
  • Public Transportation Management
  • Parking Management and Electronic Parking
  • Intelligent Infrastructure and Guidance Systems
  • Traffic Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Air, Road, and Rail Traffic Management
  • Ports and Vessel Traffic Management

AREA 3: CONNECTED VEHICLES


  • Cooperative Driving and Traffic Management
  • Vehicular Cloud Computing
  • Mobility and the Internet of Vehicles
  • Big Data and Vehicle Analytics
  • V2V, V2I, V2X
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Security and Safety
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Communication Protocols
  • Connected Services
  • Remote Diagnosis
  • Vehicle Telematics

AREA 4: SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT


  • City Mobility and Ecodriving
  • Transport for People with Disabilities
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Hybrid EVs
  • Smart Grid and V2G
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Control
  • Power Management
  • Alternative Fuels

AREA 5: DATA ANALTYICS


  • Big Data and Vehicle Analytics
  • Visualisation Approaches
  • Fleet telematics
  • Analytics for Intelligent Transportation
  • Reporting Tools
  • Analtyics and optimization
  • User and usage-level Feedback
  • Vehicle Information Systems
  • Interaction Design for Analytics
  • Traffic management Reporting Systems
  • Decision Support Systems

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Miguel A. SoteloUniversidad de Alcalá, Spain
Karl-Heinz KrempelsRWTH Aachen University, Germany

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending) .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 16 - 18 March, 2018

Paper Submission: October 30, 2017 (extended)
Authors Notification:
December 15, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2018

Paper Submission: November 22, 2017
Authors Notification:
January 11, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 24, 2018

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: October 31, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 31, 2017

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018

Industrial Panels
Paper Submission: October 16, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 15, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: January 4, 2018

Demos
Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018

Panels
Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018

Open Communications
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018

SECRETARIAT

VEHITS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: vehits.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.vehits.org/

VENUE

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CONFERENCE CHAIR

Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States

PROGRAM CHAIR

Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Konstantinos Ampountolas, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Constantinos Antoniou, Techhnical University of Munich, Germany
Pitu B. Mirchandani, Arizona State University, United States
Ramachandran Balakrishna, Caliper Corporation, United States
Mohamed Benbouzid, University of Brest, France
B.N. Bhandari, JNTUH, India
Neila Bhouri, IFSTTAR, France
Christine Buisson, Université de Lyon, France
Catalin Buiu, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania
Rodrigo Castelan Carlson, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Sandra Cespedes, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Kun CHEN, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Gihwan Cho, Chonbuk University, Korea, Republic of
Andy Chow, University College London, United Kingdom
Baldomero Coll-Perales, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Thanh-Son Dao, General Motors, United States
Michel Devy, LAAS-CNRS, France
Mariagrazia Dotoli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Bertrand Ducourthial, Université de Technologie de Compiegne, France
César Ducruet, CNRS, France
Nicola Epicoco, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Peppino Fazio, University of Calabria, Italy
Lino Figueiredo, ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, United States
Yi Guo, University of Alberta, United States
Ghulam H. Bham, University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
Andreas Hegyi, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Yoichi Hori, University of Tokyo, Japan
Zhongsheng Hou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Zechun Hu, Tsinghua University, China
Hocine Imine, IFSTTAR, France
Chul-Goo Kang, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Qi Kang, Tongji University, China
Fu-Chien Kao, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Hakil Kim, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Xiangjie Kong, Dalian University of Technology, China
Anastasios Kouvelas, EPFL, Switzerland
Zdzislaw Kowalczuk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Milan Krbálek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Haitam Laarabi, IIT-CNR, Italy
Hongchao Liu, Texas Tech University, United States
Reinhard Mahnke, University of Rostock, Germany
Johann Marquez-Barja, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Zeljko Medenica, Altran, Germany
Qinggang Meng, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Youcef Mezouar, IFMA/Institut Pascal, France
Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Jânio Monteiro, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Pedro Moura, Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pamela Murray-Tuite, Virginia Tech, United States
Mirco Nanni, CNR, Italy
Mehmet Onder Efe, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Carolina Osorio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Jennifer Oxley, Monash University, Australia
Dario Pacciarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy
Sara Paiva, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Markos Papageorgiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Ioannis Papamichail, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Brian Park, University of Virginia, United States
António Pascoal, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Alexander Paz, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States
Jin Peng, Tsinghua University, China
Paulo Pereirinha, INESC Coimbra/ Polytechnic of Coimbra /APVE, Portugal
Fernando Pereñiguez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Hesham Rakha, Virginia Tech, United States
Gianfranco Rizzo, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Claudio Roncoli, Aalto University, Finland
Corina Sandu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
José Santa Lozano, University of Murcia, Spain
Oleg Saprykin, Samara National Research University, Russian Federation
Oyunchimeg Shagdar, Institute VEDECOM, France
Sanjay Sharma, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Shih-Lung Shaw, University of Tennessee, United States
Silvia Siri, University of Genova, Italy
Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Tatsuya Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Richard Tay, RMIT University, Australia
Helena Titheridge, University College London, United Kingdom
Balint Vanek, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Emil Vassev, Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, UL, Limerick, Ireland
Francesco Viti, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Eleni Vlahogianni, NTUA, Greece
Peter Vortisch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Mengqi (Maggie) Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Kyongsu Yi, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Peng Zhang, Shangai University, China

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