Plenary Sessions
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P1Introduction of connected / automated vehicles to the transportation system - opportunities & threats
13:30-15:30, Nov 3, Mon
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Gary Blank, President, IEEE-USA
Speakers:
Gary Blank, President, IEEE-USA
Refi-Tugrul Güner, Global V2X (5.9GHZ WAVE and ITS G5) Program Manager, Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Xiaojing Wang, Director of China National ITS Center
Ken Leonard, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
Philippe Crist, Economist and Administrator, International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Reiner John, Infineon Automotive, Industrial and Multi-Market Division
Numerous regulatory regimes are worldwide in place to manage and control traffic. National governments around the world have settled regulations in national legal frameworks. Regulatory regimes are more or less different among countries. This is adding unnecessary burden to vehicle supply manufacturers to homologate and for the national administrations to enforce. UN-ECE has taken action in order to coordinate cross-acceptance among regulatory regimes and to gain harmonization. Do we need to work out a joint policy road map for the introduction of connected vehicles into the transportation system? On what policy level is action necessary to gain cross-acceptance and harmonization? Who is expected to take the leading role? How to avoid institutional barriers slowing down the deployment of cooperative ITS systems?
P2Evolution or revolution (radical change) of the global mobility / transport System by deployment and implementation connected / automated vehicle technologies and autonomous driving. Are partnership and cooperation between public and private sector organizations ready to achieve implementation?
15:50-18:30, Nov 3, Mon
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Vice President-elect for Technical Activities
Speakers:
Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Vice President-elect for Technical Activities
Martin Russ, Managing Director, AustriaTech Ltd.
Arnulf Wolfram, Head of Mobility CEE, Siemens AG Austria
Horst Pfluegl, Global Research Program Manager for Division Instrumentation & Testsystems (ITS), AVL
Jost Bernasch, Managing Director, VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center
Currently there is a broad discussion regarding the technology readiness level of connected / automated vehicles. How and how fast are these technologies expected to reach a level of maturity and robustness that the deployment of functionalities substantial for autonomous driving can be easily obtained. Will the introduction of connected / automated vehicle technologies gain the expected improvements on road safety and road capacity efficiency? Will technological change towards connected / automated vehicles happen by radical change or in a stepwise approach (SAE Level 0-4)?
P3Which technologies will pave the way to automated vehicles? Which industry sector is expected to take a leading role?
08:30-10:00, Nov 4, Tue
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Lee Stogner, Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative
Speakers:
Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Vice President-elect for Technical Activities
Refi-Tugrul Güner, Global V2X (5.9GHZ WAVE and ITS G5) Program Manager, Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Alberto Fernández Wyttenbach, Market Innovation Officer of European GNSS Agency (GSA)
The recent years have shown incredible progress in the development of sensors and communications to be applied in the connected / automated vehicle environment. Quite a number of this components are developed in competition to each other. Which technologies will finally pave the way for safe, efficient, reliable and cost effective automated vehicle driving? Can we achieve an attractive cost benefit ratio to convince customers?
P4Day 2 Wrap-up and Press Release
18:05-18:50, Nov 4, Tue
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Yu Yuan, Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation
Speakers:
Lee Stogner, Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative
Mike Schagrin, President of Schagrin Consulting
Yu Yuan, Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation
Joachim Taiber, Director, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Matthew Barth, President, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Stephen Dukes, Vice President, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Vice President-elect for Technical Activities
Reinhard Pfliegl, Managing Director, Austrian Association for Alternative Propulsion Systems (A3PS)
Review and highlight the most significant contributions from the Plenary Sessions, Summits, Industry Forums, Problem-Solving Workshops, and Technical Sessions on Day 2
P5What global harmonization regarding regulations and standards do we need? Which impact to safety can we expect?
08:30-10:00, Nov 5, Wed
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Matthew Barth, President, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Speakers:
Eva Molnar, Director, Transport Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Karen Bartleson, President, IEEE Standards Association
Silvio Weeren, IBM
Luca Delgrossi, Director Autonomous Driving U.S. - Maps & Communications - at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Inc.
Dieter Smely, Standardisation and Conformance Testing, Kapsch TrafficCom
Ken Leonard, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
At least 7 standards organizations are active in organizing deliberation on technology standards. Will we achieve a common set of technology standards allowing to drive around the globe without restrictions? Will we be able to enhance technology standards by systematically collecting evidence gained in the FoT´s executed in US, Asia and Europe? Are technology standards regarding communication and transmission profiles already sufficient? Do we need global harmonization?
P6Day 3 Wrap-up and Press Release
18:05-18:50, Nov 5, Wed
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Lee Stogner, Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative
Speakers:
Lee Stogner, Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative
Sanjay Goel, Director of Research, NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance, UAlbany
Yu Yuan, Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation
Reinhard Pfliegl, Managing Director, Austrian Association for Alternative Propulsion Systems (A3PS)
Review and highlight the most significant contributions from the Plenary Sessions, Summits, Industry Forums, Problem-Solving Workshops, and Technical Sessions on Day 3
P7Connected / automated vehicle driving on digital roads
08:30-10:00, Nov 6, Thu
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Mario Rohracher, Secretary General of GSV - Austrian Association for Transport and Infrastructure
Speakers:
Claire Depre, EC DG MOVE
Bernd C. Datler, General Manager, ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH
Frank Försterling, Continental
Friedhelm Ramme, Manager Automotive, Ericsson Global Competence Hub
Bruno Simon, Senior Director, Go-to-Market & Operations, HERE
Connected / automated vehicle technologies will change the way of future road transport. How will these technologies enroll? What potentials and risks are involved with such technologies, in particular in a transition phase with automated and non-automated vehicles are using the same infrastructure
P8Day 4 Wrap-up and Press Release
18:05-18:50, Nov 6, Thu
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Reinhard Pfliegl, ICCVE 2014 General Chair
Review and highlight the most significant contributions from the Plenary Sessions, Summits, Industry Forums, Problem-Solving Workshops, and Technical Sessions on Day 4
P9Societal impacts and expectations introducing automated vehicles to smart cities
08:30-10:00, Nov 7, Fri
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Yu Yuan, Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation
Speakers:
Karlyn D. Stanley, Adjunct Senior Researcher, RAND Corporation
Alexandra Millonig, Mobility Department of the AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology
Matthew Barth, President, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Cristina Olaverri Monreal, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology
William Lumpkins, Chair, IEEE Committee on RFID
Automated vehicles will allow almost everybody in the age between 1 and 100+ years to use road vehicles including persons today limited to driving. This technological utopia as a prominent vision to easily access individual mobility may further increase the number of vehicles on road infrastructure. Assisted driving and in a longer term perspective autonomous driving will increase comfort and accessibility of car use even in congested areas. Roadside capacity shortages are expected to increase, but on the same time congestion is expected to be balanced by traffic control. A policy regime allowing access to road infrastructure only along with available roadside capacities may be expected in a far horizon future. This will induce a completely new legislation to rule out access rights to road infrastructure.
P10Awards and Closing Ceremony
15:30-17:00, Nov 7, Fri
Room: Lehar 1-2, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Reinhard Pfliegl, ICCVE 2014 General Chair
Speakers:
Lee Stogner, Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative
Matthew Barth, President, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Martin Russ, Managing Director, AustriaTech Ltd. (on behalf of bmvit)
Peter Rössler, Chair, IEEE Austria Section
Yu Yuan, ICCVE 2015 General Chair
Closing remarks, summary of results and achievements through the conference, awarding, announcement and promotion of next conferences



Summits
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S1NHTSA decision to move towards regulation on V2V – What’s the real impact (policy / technology / business / standards)?
10:20-12:20, Nov 4, Tue
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Mike Schagrin, President of Schagrin Consulting
Speakers:
Ken Leonard, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
Praveen R. Singh, President & CEO, Arada Systems, Inc.
Ed Fishman, Partner and Head of Transportation Group, K&L Gates
Paul Avery, Manager of the Cooperative Systems Section at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
With the announcement by NHTSA earlier this year, all US vehicles will someday have DSRC technology on board. While it will take several years before a substantial market penetration, benefits will start accruing early and build up as penetration increases. V2X communications will provide many new opportunities for travelers. Any regulation NHTSA creates, affect future production vehicles, have substantial impact on infrastructure, as well as to aftermarket and mobile devices. Will NHTSA making a similar decision for trucks in 2014?
S2Framework of standards in the connected / automated vehicles environment - enabler or burden for fast introduction into real traffic?
13:30-15:30, Nov 4, Tue
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Yu Yuan, Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation
Speakers:
Paul Nikolich, Chair of IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee
Xiaojing Wang, Chairman of China ITS Industry Alliance
Fritz Kasslatter, Key Expert, Cooperative Communication Systems, Siemens
Refi-Tugrul Güner, Global V2X (5.9GHZ WAVE and ITS G5) Program Manager, Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Andrew Smart, Director of Society Programs & Industry Relations, SAE International
Proper standardization is a key issue for successful market penetration specifically in the area of transportation / mobility. Those standards affect technical / functional level as well as operational and legal level. Actually standard development organizations focus technical / technological level. How can we assure the results are complete, seamless and there is no overlap in a contradictory way for fast deployment? Are the results scientifically sound and do they provide evidence on systems stability and performance? Are they meaningful enough to prepare decisions for full deployment? Are they rock solid to transform the transportation industry?
S3Satellite navigation and positioning in a connected / automated vehicle environment
15:50-17:50, Nov 4, Tue
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Alexander Frötscher, AustriaTech
Speakers:
Fiametta Diani, GSA
Ulrich Lages, IBEO
Shunsuke Kamijo, University of Tokyo
Bruno Simon, Senior Director, Go-to-Market & Operations, HERE
Satellite positioning in cars is already implemented either as in-built system or 3rd party navigation devices. In all the cases the driver has final responsibility to keep the car on road not following any obstruction may be shown in the navigation display. Once driverless cars on road using satellite based positioning the requirements on precision, update rate, etc. are much higher for automated vehicles to ensure precise positioning even in worst case scenarios (urban canyoning, narrow valleys, etc.). Will reliable applications available under all conditions near terms?
S4Roadmap for deployment of connected / automated vehicles on road. Who takes the leading role: industry or government?
10:20-12:20, Nov 5, Wed
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Mario Rohracher, Secretary General of GSV - Austrian Association for Transport and Infrastructure
Speakers:
Lee Stogner, Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative
Ken Leonard, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
Yu Yuan, ICCVE 2015 General Chair
Industry and public institutions all around the world have spent a vast amount of money already for the development of V2X technology and automated driving. Should there be more cooperation between countries and between the vehicle industries? Does this limit the competition between the industry players? Cooperation between the global regions (USA, EC, AP) is already established on level of information exchange and some co-ordination within some R&D program. More effective instruments should be established to efficiently utilize available public funds for R&D and industrial development with the goal to achieve faster, more coordinated deployment to gain the positive effects expected from these technologies in the overall transport / mobility system.
S5What standards are required for the introduction of connected / automated vehicles on road?
13:30-15:30, Nov 5, Wed
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Yu Yuan, Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation
Speakers:
William Lumpkins, Chair, IEEE Committee on RFID
Andrew Smart, Director of Society Programs & Industry Relations, SAE International
Stephen Dukes, Vice President, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
In February 2014 the EU has released the Version 1 of Cooperative System standards following the mandate M453 to standards development organizations (SDO´s) in 2009 and the completion of the first phase of their work. From the basic message sets for C-ITS but also for specific applications for traffic information like SPAT/MAP in cities or In-Vehicle-Signage (IVI) a starting point for deployment in first corridors is now available. How are the next steps for standards supporting robust roll out schemes planned and who is regularly contributing to these in the future?
1) Are the main cornerstones for roll out fixed, or do we need additional efforts?
2) What are the open topics? When is a revision of the current standards needed?
3) Do we need local, regional, national or global standards?
4) Will standards follow technological development or vice versa?
S6Field operational trials on connected / automated vehicles - USA, Europe, AP - what can we learn? Can we achieve a wide user acceptance near term?
15:50-17:50, Nov 5, Wed
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Anto Komarica, KAPSCH
Speakers:
Pavan Mathew, Telefonica
K.O. Prskawetz, C2CConsortium
Alexander Frötscher, AustriaTech
Tom Taylor, Hughes Telematics
Makoto Itami, Tokyo University of Science
There have been several connected vehicle field trials around the world (using DSRC), including Safety Pilot (US), DRIVE C2X (Europe), and similar projects in other countries. Have these field trials been meaningful enough to transform the transportation industry and user behavior? What do this mean in terms of deployment of systems? What more is needed to justify widespread deployment of a connected vehicle environment (for DSRC)? Do we have so far a common understanding which functionalities we need for first deployment? How far do we need to address drivers to change their behavior in a connected vehicle environment? Subtopics:
1) Discussion of results of regional field trials (system effectiveness);
2) Lessons learned for future deployment;
3) Future activities
S7Who takes the lead in future connected / automated vehicles environment: Automotive OEM, Automotive Tier 1 or IT supplier?
10:20-12:20, Nov 6, Thu
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Joachim Taiber, Director, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Speakers:
Joachim Taiber, Director, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Marc Gumpinger, Target Partner GmbH
William Lumpkins, Chair, IEEE Committee on RFID
Observing actual industry activities on new functionalities for the next generation of road vehicles one can observe that the 'big data industry' like Google, IBM, etc. aggressively interfere into the mobility market. Will there be a change from 'physical mobility providers (OEM)' to 'virtual mobility providers ('big data operators')? Automotive industry is facing a new challenge in the perception of their products and in the overall customer relation to vehicles and brands versus changed mobility behavior and regular patterns that rely on mobility services as a commodity not depending from an own car. If the "connected lifestyle" is the ultimate condition of being mobile what are the ways to support these trends and how is interaction with customers generating new insights and overall brand loyalty on the long run. Which are threats to our society? Subtopics:
1) Change/Loss of customer relation because of using instead of owning a vehicle?
2) Mobile device preferences in my car?
3) Fun of driving and common experiences
4) Insurance included and shared between drivers
S8Traffic management in a connected / automated vehicles environment - Traffic Management 2.0
13:30-15:30, Nov 6, Thu
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Speakers:
Thomas Sachse, SIEMENS
Matthew Barth, President, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
David Woessner, P3 Group
Gino Franco, Mizar
Traffic management has been installed by local, regional, state governments about 100 years ago where the increasing number of vehicles (either moved by horses or combustion engines) required common rules how to move on public road in order to reduce accidents and moreover to ensure safe and efficient traffic on roads.
Within the next 3 decades, we can expect a significant share of connected / automated vehicles on roads without a driver behind the steering wheel. A major part of traffic management would be performed by vehicles independently in the future. Which tools and technologies will be required by the infrastructure operator in a connected vehicle environment? What will be the future responsibility of public authorities in this area? What will be the task of infrastructure operator in a connected vehicle environment? Which other players will be integrated in future traffic management? Are we able to communicate traffic management changes and adaptations to large numbers of mobile users quickly and effectively? How can they feedback their mobility experiences?
Is Traffic Management 2.0 optimizing by self-learning or highly centralized and rule based or something else?
S9Real-time transportation data - so what? Access to data, value, cyber security
15:50-17:50, Nov 6, Thu
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
Yu Yuan, Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation
Speakers:
William Lumpkins, Chair, IEEE Committee on RFID
Astrid Kellermann, SIEMENS
Stephen Dukes, Vice President, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
Currently traffic managers communicate to travelers their short term reactions and consequences of traffic management efforts based on the short term predictions based on distributed sensor networks or elaborated traffic management plans for specific periods of the day. If the concept of the connected driver and traveler is becoming widely accepted and adopted how will this task change in the future? Are large distributed communication networks necessary on corridors and in urban areas to accomplish or is traffic information only one additional mobile application for most travelers and drivers on their way? What options need to be discussed from a technical and organizational point of view? How are the relevant data for my personal mobility decisions collected , processed and delivered to me in a customer friendly way?
S11Consumer Devices and Applications - Driving the Connected Vehicles Environment and Technologies
13:30-15:30, Nov 7, Fri
Room: Stolz 1, Ground Floor
Moderator:
William Lumpkins, Chair, IEEE Committee on RFID
Speakers:
Lee Stogner, Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative
William Lumpkins, Chair, IEEE Committee on RFID
Yu Yuan, Chair of IEEE SCC42 Transportation
Will the mobile device (tablet, any handheld device, etc.) the central steering element to move the future automated vehicle? Will that be the end of CRM (customer relationship management) OEM to user? Will there be a full transition to Google, TomTom, etc. as main contact point for supporting mobility of individuals / transport industry?






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