Tutorial: IEEE Standards Education - Emerging Technologies and Standardization: Importance and Risks
09:00-12:00, Dec 2, 2013

Yatin Trivedi
Chair, IEEE Standards Education Committee;
Member of the Standards Board, IEEE Standards Association

As new technologies emerge, when is the appropriate time to identify the need for standards? How do you identify interested parties and bring them together to collaborate under single roof? In this tutorial, we will present the important concepts behind OpenStand, a modern paradigm for standardization, and use case studies to explain how some of the previously emerging technologies have benefited from the strong governance platform provided under IEEE Standards Association.

Tutorial: V2V Safety Communications: An overview and examination of technical challenges
09:00-12:00, Dec 2, 2013

John B. Kenney
Principal Researcher, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA
Gaurav Bansal
Researcher, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA

In this tutorial we cover the most important aspects of dedicated short range communications (DSRC) technology, currently being considered for deployment in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world. DSRC is used to communicate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to/from-infrastructure (V2I), enabling a set of compelling applications for safety, mobility, commerce, and environmental improvement. This tutorial focuses on the safety use case. The tutorial material includes the various layers of the protocol stack, V2V & V2I collision avoidance applications, and the technical challenges that are being addressed on the path to deployment. We will talk about government-sponsored field tests, like the US DOT Safety Pilot and the European DRIVE C2X, which are moving the technology out of the lab and into realistic vehicular environments. After presenting the basics of DSRC, we focus on one specific research problem that is currently of great interest: DSRC Channel Congestion. We discuss the merits of various approaches to address congestion, including avoidance and active control, as well as targets for control (message rate, transmit power, bit rate, and advanced techniques like carrier sense control). Finally, as a case study we will discuss our specific research on adaptive message rate control. The primary goal of the tutorial is to empower the attendee to participate in this important emerging technology, whether as a researcher, a developer, or a planner.