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Future ITS technology which includes vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication will be operated for safety-related applications or non-safety multimedia content providing applications. In recent years, key players, such as automobile companies and government agencies, are heavily investing on various advanced researches. These research efforts primarily focus on the ITS system scenarios and standardization of telematics. Until very recently, not only systematic testing and standardized certification procedures, but also the baseband transceiver structure has rarely been investigated. Meanwhile, considering the environment protection issue, the issue called “Green ITS” is also be included in this conference. By using energy efficiency modulation techniques or other low power transceiver design to prolong the pedestrians’ hand-held equipment battery life or saving road side units (RSUs) power consumption.

Four tracks will be emphasized in ITST-2012:

  • Smart Vehicle

    Topics of Interest:

    • Video/Audio signal processing for driver-assistance systems
    • In-vehicle communications/telematics
    • Analog/Digital circuit design for in-car smart systems
    • SoC architecture/platform for smart vehicle systems
    • Green design techniques for ITS
    • Security and privacy in vehicular networks
    • Field operational tests and testbeds for smart vehicular
    • Vehicle collision avoidance
    • Sensors and actuators
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

    Topics of Interest:

    • Data-collection, organization and dissemination methods
          • Floating vehicles
          • Traffic and flow modeling and analysis
          • Remote service provisioning and over-the-air upgrading technology
          • Data replication, caching and pre-fetching protocols
          • Simulation and performance evaluation techniques for vehicular networks
          • Network and QoS management for vehicular networks
      • New ITS/Telematics applications:
          • Safety and driver-assistance applications
          • Congestion control by cooperative data analysis
          • Reduction of fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emission
          • Standardization and economical models for vehicular networks
          • Dependability of vehicular networks
          • Networking with other road users
          • Vehicular network as a sensor network
          • ITS for Special Needs
      • Ongoing ITS/Telematics activities:
      • Results from large-scale experimental systems, test beds and field trials
      • Hardware implementation and infrastructure deployment
      • Deployment strategies and predictions
      • Standardization and development of VANETs: efforts and problems on 802.11p WAVE, 802.11s MESH, DSRC, etc.
  • Telecommunications and Positioning

    Topics of Interest:

    • V2V, V2I and V2X communications
    • Network protocols including MAC, routing, addressing, multicast, TCP protocols and end-to-end quality of service, resource management, security and privacy
    • Design with multiple wireless data links (802.11p, 802.11x, WiMAX, WiFi, cell phone, LTE-A, GPS)
    • Mobility or handover technology
    • System-level, board-level and chip-level electronics
    • PHY issues: channel measurements, channel modeling, channel estimation, antenna arrangement, pilot arrangement, etc.
    • Physical layer and antenna technologies for vehicular networks
    • RF propagation models for vehicular networks
    • Radio resource management for vehicular networks
    • GPS, GALILEO and terrestrial solutions for accurate and reliable positioning of vehicles
  • Green Life Toward Blue Planet

    Topics of Interest:

    • Field operational tests and testbeds for vehicular networks
    • Assessment of impact of vehicular networks on transportation efficiency and safety
    • Emission modeling and environmental impact assessment
    • Regional requirements and their consequences
    • Interference-Management and Spectrally-Efficient Technologies
    • Cellular planning and network optimization for green wireless networking
    • Cognitive, cooperative and reconfigurable networks
    • Hierarchical and distributed techniques for radio/wireless resource management
    • Novel network concepts and architectures that lower the overall footprint of ICT
    • Resource-Efficient Networking Technology and Application Design
    • Green switching and routing technologies
    • Green wireless network architectures and communication protocols
    • Green communication services and applications
    • Cross-Layer Design/Optimization and Green Transceiver Design
    • Joint PHY-MAC optimization for energy efficiency
    • Resource management/allocation to optimize/balance performance and power
    • Novel physical-layer technologies and efficient circuit/device design for energy harvesting
    • Novel technologies to reduce human electromagnetic exposure and electromagnetic pollution

The general purpose of this conference (ITST-2012) is to increase and boost knowledge concerning networking aspects of transceiver design for ITS. The workshop will initiate and support discussions in area leading to innovative algorithms, techniques, protocols models and tools that will facilitate research and development of real intra- and inter-vehicle communications systems.

Journal Publication Channel

Some papers will be nominated by the International Advisory Board for the “Best Paper Award.”  To enhance the scientific quality of this event, the conference Organizing Committee has entered into an agreement with the Editor-in-Chief (Dr. Alan Stevens) and the publishing office of IET Intelligent Transport Systems (IET ITS), which is an SCI-E (ISI) and EI indexed peer-reviewed journal. See: http://www.ietdl.org/IP-ITS.  Shortly after the close of ITST-2012, authors of papers that are considered suitable for expansion and consideration for a Conference Special Issue will receive a formal invitation to submit an updated and enhanced paper. Papers will go through the journal’s standard peer-review process and, if accepted for publication, will be indexed in the citations databases. This Special Issue will appear as a (hardcopy) publication in June 2014 with accepted papers available on-line in March 2014.

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