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PRESS RELEASE:

IEEE International Connected Vehicles Conference Attendees Learn & Share in Austria

VIENNA, AUSTRIA (7 November 2014) -- Organizers of the IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo are pleased with the results of their third annual, five-day event, which closes today.

“Our enthusiastic audience confirmed this week that connected vehicle technology will be a part of almost every transport type going forward,” said Lee Stogner, chair of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative. “Whether it is a car or truck, consumers will want the systems that will keep them safe and entertained on increasingly crowded highways. There will also be a huge aftermarket once the industry has established standards along with the help of IEEE and international governments.”

ICCVE attendees had the chance to learn from, and network with, engineers and others working on connected and automated vehicle technology throughout the world. Government, academic and industry leaders all shared their insights on where connected vehicle (CV) technology is headed. Topics included, among others:

* Evolution of global mobility systems & mobile Internet
* The role of satellite communications & digital roadways
* New business models enabled by CV technology
* Global harmonization regarding regulations & standards
* Policy, economics & social implications of CVs
* The expansion of V2V (vehicle to vehicle) to V2I (infrastructure) & V2X (everything else)
* The importance of cybersecurity in CVs

CV technology employs wireless modems and sensors to connect and communicate with other vehicles, roadway infrastructure and systems, and the cloud. Current technologies include adaptive speed control, self- and automated parking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. While some ICCVE presenters think autonomous self-driving passenger cars will be on the road by 2025, others are not so sure.

ICCVE (www.iccve.org) is cosponsored by more than 20 societies and organizations. Next year’s event will be in Shenzhen, China, 26-30 October.

“We had a lot of good interaction between business interests, technology developers, practitioners and policymakers,” said Yu Yuan, ICCVE founder and 2015 general chair. “We are expecting more outstanding results, insights and ideas to be presented next year in China. ICCVE 2015 will also be a unique opportunity to explore and establish collaborations with connected vehicle business and industry leaders in the Chinese market.”

Contact: Chris McManes, IEEE-USA Public Relations Manager
202-530-8356, c.mcmanes@ieee.org

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LATEST UPDATES:

Sep 15, 2014
In order to collect input for the IEEE SCC42 Transportation, we are pleased to announce the following Special Sessions. Prospective authors are invited to submit 2-page digest papers to these Special Sessions. Accepted papers will also be presented at the ICCVE 2014 conference and published in the Proceedings.
- Big Data in Transportation and Smart Cities
- Emerging Application Scenarios and Business Models in Transportation
- Emerging Technologies for Next-Generation Transportation
- Regional Experience and Differences in Transportation
- Standardization Needs for Connected, Automated and Intelligent Vehicles
- Standardization Needs for Electric Vehicle and Transportation Electrification


Sep 11, 2014
As of today, all the regular papers (full or digest) have been thoroughly reviewed and the notifications (acceptance or rejection) have been sent out. The acceptance ratio is 33.5%. We do apologize for the delay in the review process. We have been trying to maintain the tradition of the ICCVE conference series that every paper should receive at least 4 peer reviews (with comments) and 1 meta review (without comments). This criterion is stricter than most other IEEE conferences and apparently means significant extra workload on the TPC, but was applauded by many ICCVE authors as some of them received up to 8 constructive reviews in our first two conferences. We hope you would also appreciate this effort, and accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused by the notification delay.

Aug 21, 2014
The IEEE-SA Standards Board today established a new committee -- IEEE SCC42 Transportation (IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee on Transportation). Being supported by over 30 IEEE Societies and Councils, IEEE SCC42 Transportation leads the coordination of IEEE standardization activities for technologies related to transportation, especially in the areas of connected vehicles, autonomous/automated vehicles, inter- and intra-vehicle communications, and other types of transportation electrification. These technologies include but are not limited to Mobile Apps, Sensor Networks, and Communications that allow human to vehicle, vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure, vehicle to platform, and vehicle to everything exchange of information and data. Where standardization needs exist, the SCC will develop guides, recommended practices, standards, and common definitions of terms.

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