Wireless vehicular communications has been identified as a key technology for increasing road safety and transport efficiency, and providing Internet access on the move to ensure wireless ubiquitous connectivity. The potential of this technology has been acknowledged with the establishment of ambitious research programs worldwide in Europe, US and Asia.
The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) currently covers through its areas of interest (Mobile Radio, Transportation Systems and Automotive Electronics) all technical aspects needed to make wireless vehicular communications a reality. As a result, the IEEE VTS society decided to establish a technical symposium on wireless vehicular communications co-located with the reputed IEEE VTC conferences.
The IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVEC) will cover all wireless vehicular communication aspects of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-person (V2P) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, including implications on transport efficiency and safety, implications on automotive electronics, liability issues, standardizations efforts and spectrum assignment.
After the past successful WiVEC editions in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 the fifth IEEE WiVEC symposium will be co-located with the 77th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2013 Spring, and will take place in Dresden on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2013. Combined registrations packages will be offered for WiVEC and VTC events.
All accepted papers (full length and demo papers) will be included in the VTC 2013-Spring conference proceedings and will be published on the IEEE Xplore database.
Note: VTC Fall editions are traditionally located in North America, while VTC Spring is located in other areas of the world. Since WiVEC was originally launched co-located with VTC Fall editions, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society decided that WiVEC would take place every year and a half in order to ensure that the conference is alternatively co-located with VTC Fall and Spring editions. This resulted in that there was no WiVEC edition in 2009 and 2012.
Topics of Interest
The WiVEC Symposium seeks original papers - not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal - in the area of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-person (V2P) and vehicle-to-grid (V2V) wireless communications. Vehicular communication areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
* RF technologies, antenna design, physical layer and propagation models, spectrum assignment and EMC regulations
* Radio resource management and interference management, MAC protocols
* Vehicular networking (architectures, ad hoc, cellular and device-to-device, heterogeneous)
* Dissemination strategies and data aggregation
* Scalability, decentralized congestion control, QoS and cross-layer optimization
* Security, liability and privacy
* Integration and interworking (sensor network technologies, roadside infrastructure, in-car electronics and embedded systems)
* Mobility management, mobility and vehicle traffic models
* Digital maps and location technologies
* Applications (eCall, eTolling, safety, traffic efficiency, traffic management, green telematics, wireless diagnosis, driver compliance, etc.)
* Electric vehicle communication, incl vehicle-to-grid communication
* Standards development, business models, policies
* Simulation models and tools
* Testbeds, testing support, conformance and plug-tests, field testing results
* Impact assessment on transport efficiency and safety