Special Sessions - Call for Papers

Established by the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board, IEEE SCCs (IEEE Standards Coordinating Committees) provide a valuable mechanism to oversee the development of standards that are beyond the scopes of individual technical committees within IEEE societies.

Being supported by over 30 IEEE Societies and Councils, IEEE SCC42 Transportation (IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee on 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.

In order to collect input for the IEEE SCC42 Transportation, we are pleased to announce the following Special Sessions:
- 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

Prospective authors are invited to submit digest papers (IEEE standard format, double column, 10-point font, US letter, 2 pages) or full papers (IEEE standard format, double column, 10-point font, US letter, 4~6 pages) for presentation at the ICCVE 2015 conference and publication in the Proceedings.

The IEEE templates in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at:

Paper submission at:

All submissions should be written in English, must be electronically submitted in PDF format, and will be peer-reviewed in a single-blind manner. Please contact the Technical Program Committee ( if you have any questions.

Important Dates
Special Session Paper Submission Deadline: Oct 12, 2015
We encourage you to submit papers at your earliest convenience rather than waiting until the deadline. Early submissions will receive notifications early.
Special Session Paper Acceptance Notification: asap after a "fast lane" review
Special Session Paper Final Manuscript Due: Oct 16, 2015
Conference Dates: Oct 19-23, 2015

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ICCVE 2015 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®. The ICCVE 2015 Conference Proceedings will also be submitted for indexing through INSPEC, and EI's Engineering Information Index, Compendex, and ISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings, ISTP/ISI Proceedings, and Current Contents on Diskette, and Scopus.

Substantially extended versions of top quality papers will also be recommended for publication in the following IEEE journals:
- IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (Current IF: 6.5)
- IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (Current IF: 8.785)
- IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics (Current IF: 1.157)
- IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles
- IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine
- IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
- IEEE Systems Journal (Current IF: 1.746)
- IEEE Network (Current IF: 3.72)

To be published in the ICCVE 2015 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the FULL or LIMITED (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented at the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one FULL or LIMITED registration is valid for up to 3 papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  Wireless Communications and Vehicular Networking
V2V, V2I and V2X Communications;
Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET);
Delay-Tolerant Networks (DTN);
Mesh Networks and Sensor Networks;
In-Vehicle Networks and Communications;
Networking with Other Road Users;
Vehicular Network as a Sensor Network;
Security and Privacy;
Reliability and Dependability;
Architecture, Algorithms and Protocols (MAC, Routing, Mobility Management, Data Dissemination, etc.);
In-Network Processing and Aggregation;
Modeling, Simulation, Emulation and Performance Evaluation;
Performance, Quality-of-Service (QoS) and Management;
Signal Processing;
Antennas and Propagation;
Radio Resource Management;
Energy Management;
Multiple Antenna Systems and Space-Time-Frequency Processing;
Transmission and Modulation;
Opportunistic and Cooperative Networking;
Cognitive Radio / Software Defined Radio and Spectrum Sensing;
Cooperative Communications, Distributed MIMOs and Relaying;
PHY and MAC Layer Design for Cooperative Wireless Networks;
Wireless Multiple Access;
Cross-Layer Design and Optimization;
PANs, LANs, MANs and WANs (e.g. IEEE 802.15, 3, 11, 16, 20);
Satellite & Space Communications;
Access Networks;
Fixed-Mobile Convergence;
Green, Energy-efficient and Energy-aware Networks and Communication Systems;
Green Communication Applications and Services;
Energy Saving and Footprint Reduction;
Human Electromagnetic Exposure and Electromagnetic Pollution;
Emission Modelling and Environmental Impact Assessment;
Impact on Transportation Efficiency and Safety;
Experimental Systems, Field Operational Tests and Testbeds;
Standardization and Economical Models;
Regional Requirements and Consequences;
Applications and Services in Industries (Transportation, Logistics, Automotive, Smart Cities, Smart Grid, etc.).

  Mobile Internet, Mobility Internet and Internet of Things
Mobile Web-based Applications and Services;
Information Distribution Services and Location Based Services;
Context Aware Applications and Services;
Broadband and Multimedia Applications and Services (IPTV, DMB, etc.);
Wireless Body Area Network Applications;
Service Architectures and Middleware;
Service Creation and Composition;
Security in Mobile Applications and Services;
Digital Convergence;
Mobile e-Commerce;
Mobile Cloud;
Augmented Reality;
3D Internet;
Next Generation Internet;
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS);
Machine-to-Machine (M2M);
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing;
Edge Computing and Appliance;
Big Data;
Internet of Things (IoT);
IoT Architectures;
IoT Sensors and Actuators;
IoT Networks and Communications;
IoT Data Processing and Storage;
IoT Reliability and Security;
IoT Management and Maintenance;
IoT Industry Solutions (Transportation, Logistics, Automotive, Smart Cities, Smart Grid, etc.);
IoT Business Models and Ecosystem.

  Cooperative Driving, Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles
V2V, V2I and V2X Systems, Applications and Services;
Telematics Systems, Applications Services;
Driver Assistance;
Active Safety (Lane Departure Warning/Lane Keeping Assistance, Collision & Blindspot Warning, Active Pedestrian Protection, Backover Protection, Collision Imminent Braking, Collision Avoidance);
Vehicle Environment Perception;
Driver State and Intent Recognition;
Driver Behavior Monitoring;
Eco-Driving, Eco-Routing and Energy-Efficient Vehicles;
Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems;
Vehicle-Highway Automation;
Impact on Traffic Flows;
Vision, Radar, Lidar Systems and Processing in Vehicles and ITS;
Audio and Speech Systems and Processing in Vehicles and ITS;
Data Fusion and Information Integration in Vehicles and ITS;
Pattern Analysis and Computational Intelligence in Vehicles and ITS;
Human Factors and Consumer Experience in Vehicles and ITS;
Human-Machine Interface and Interaction (HMI) in Vehicles and ITS;
Assistive Mobility Systems;
Automated, Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles and Robots;
Architectures for Intelligent Autonomous Systems (Land, Marine, Aerial and Space Vehicles);
Fault Tolerant Autonomous System Architectures;
Smart Sensors, Sensor Networks and Sensor Integration for Autonomous Vehicles and Robots;
Multiple Vehicle Systems and Networks of Autonomous Vehicles;
Multiple Robot Systems and Networks;
Cooperative Robots and Cooperative Driverless Vehicles;
Decision Making for Autonomous Driving;
Applications, Case Studies and Test Evaluations of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles;
Field Robotics (Search and Rescue, Agriculture, Humanitarian Demining, etc.);
Indoor Robotics (Entertainment, Service Robots, Domestic Robots, Rehabilitation and Biomedical Robotic, etc.);
Navigation, Guidance and Control of Autonomous Vehicles;
Intelligent, Autonomous and Autonomic Systems in ITS;
Socially-inspired Mechanisms for Future Mobility Services;
Collaborative Driving to Demonstrate Global Traffic Improvements;
Coexistence of Manually Operated and Automated Vehicles;
Simulation, Experimental Systems, Testbeds and Field Trials.

  Automotive Electronics and Automatic Control
Automotive Electronics Outlook and Roadmap;
Sensors and Actuators in Vehicles and ITS;
Vehicle Fuel Efficiency through Connectivity;
Remote Service Provisioning and Over-the-Air Upgrading;
Infotainment, Navigation and Telematics Systems;
Safety, Security and Evacuation Systems;
User Interfaces (Haptic, Speech, HUD, Biometric, etc.);
In-Vehicle Audio/Video;
In-Vehicle Accessories;
Automotive Camera Systems;
Vehicular Signal Processing;
Instrumentation, Measurement, Diagnostics and Prognostics;
Tire-Pressure Monitoring;
Non-traction Motor Drives;
High Temperature Electronics;
Lower Power Consumption Devices;
Vehicle Bus;
Electronic Control Units (ECU);
On Board Units (OBU);
System-level, Board-level and Chip-level Electronics;
Highly Integrated Automotive Electronics;
Embedded Systems, Operating Systems, Middleware and Applications;
Electrical & Electronic Systems;
Electro-Mechanical Designs and Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS);
Electronics Reliability;
Electro Magnetic Compatibility;
Automotive Control and Mechatronics;
Drive-by-Wire, X-by-Wire Controls;
Powertrain and Propulsion Controls;
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Smart Speed Controls;
Vehicle Dynamics and Stability Controls;
Vehicle State Estimation;
Human Factors in Driving Dynamics;
Integrated Motion Control;
Control Systems in Road Facilities and Roadside Infrastructure.

  Transportation and Connected Vehicles
Traffic Theory, Modeling, and Simulation;
Traffic and Travel Data and Information;
Computational Transportation and Society;
Cloud Computing for Transportation;
Transportation Performance Data and Connected Vehicles;
Floating Vehicles and Traffic Flow Analysis;
Traffic Management;
Traffic and Communications Networks;
Intelligent Infrastructure and Guidance Systems;
Traffic Control and Routing;
Incident and Disaster Detection and Management;
Congestion Management and Avoidance;
Congestion Control by Cooperative Data Analysis;
Infrastructure Capacity Management;
Road Charging, Tolling and Electronic Toll Collection;
Vehicle Clearance and Safety Inspection;
Parking Management and Electronic Parking Payments;
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility systems;
Mass Transit and Regional Transit Systems;
Fleet and Commercial Vehicle Operations (Secure Cargo Management, Hazardous Goods Tracking, etc.);
Connected Vehicles for Special Needs;
Vehicle Ownership and Usage Alternatives (Shared Ownership, Renting, etc.);
Pay-as-you-Drive (PAYD) and Vehicle Insurance;
Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII);
Emergency Warning System for Vehicles;
Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control;
Cooperative Forward Collision Warning;
Intersection Collision Avoidance;
Highway-Rail Intersection Warning;
Transit or Emergency Vehicle Signal Priority;
Approaching Emergency Vehicle Warning;
In-Vehicle Signing;
Rollover Warning;
Probe Data Collection;
Multimodal Transportation (Journey Planner, Real Time Traveler Information, Payment and Ticketing, Outdoor and Indoor Navigation, etc.);
Innovative Multimodal Mobility Services (Public Transport, Vehicle Sharing, etc.);
Green, Environmental and Sustainable Transportation;
Integration of Transportation Systems into Urban Environments;
Simulation, Experimental Systems, Testbeds and Field Trials;
Deployment Strategies and Predictions;
Implementations and Practices;
Innovative Concepts for Promoting Traffic Safety and Mobility.

  Electric Vehicle and Transportation Electrification
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV);
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV);
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV);
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV);
EV System Architecture Concepts for Passenger, Service and Utility Vehicles;
EV Systems Modeling, Simulation and Testing;
EV Components (Powertrains and Controllers, High Voltage Wiring, Thermal Systems, etc.);
EV Energy Storage Solutions (Battery Chemistry, Ultra Capacitor, Fuel Cell, Battery Management System, etc.);
EV Charging Solutions (AC and DC Conductive Charging, Wireless Charging, Smart Charging, Fast Charging, etc.);
EV Power Electronics;
EV Mass Production and Manufacturing;
EV Maintainability;
EV Mobility Services and Customer Experience;
Power Grid Opportunities and Challenges for EV Charging/Discharging;
Power Grid and Renewable Energy Resource Interfacing for EV Mass Deployment;
Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Interconnection of Devices with Smart Grid;
EV Infrastructure Support;
EV Fleet and Infrastructure Asset Management;
IT and Communications for EV and EV Ecosystem;
Global Standards Developments for EV and their Impact on EV R&D, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Deployment;
New Concepts and New Trends in EV R&D, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Deployment;
EV-related Educational Programs for Engineers, Legislators and Customers;
International View on EV Market Development.

  Geographic, Spatial and Social Information Systems
Positioning, Navigation and Localization Systems;
LBS (Location Based Services) and SOLOMO (Social, Local, Mobile) Applications and Services;
Map Data and Map Features for Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Indoor Positioning and Navigation;
Vehicle, Pedestrian and Robot Positioning and Navigation;
Location-aided Communications and Services;
Satellite (GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, COMPASS, etc.) and Terrestrial Solutions for Accurate and Reliable Positioning;
Cellular based Positioning and Hybrid Approaches;
UWB and Narrow Band Positioning;
MIMO Positioning;
Distributed and Collaborative Localization;
Geoscience and Remote Sensing for Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Aeronautical and Maritime Systems.

  Manufacturing and Product Safety Engineering in Connected Vehicles
Manufacturing and Product Safety Engineering of Vehicles and Automotive Electronics;
Manufacturing and Product Safety Engineering of In-Vehicle and Mobile Consumer Electronics;
Manufacturing and Product Safety Engineering of ITS Devices;
OEM Global Supply Chain;
Aftermarket Supply Chain.

  Practices, Recommendations and Standards in Connected Vehicles
Vehicular Networking Standards and Practices;
Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Standards and Practices;
ITS Standards and Practices;
Other Emerging Standards and Practices for Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Adoption of IEEE 802 Standards (WiFi/WAVE/MESH, ZigBee, Bluetooth, WiMAX, etc.) in Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Adoption of Cellular Standards (2G/3G/4G) in Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Adoption of DSRC, CALM, RFID, Satellite, MM-wave, Infrared, and Other Standards in Connected Vehicles and ITS.

  Policy, Economics and Social Implications of Connected Vehicles
Policy, Governance, Cooperation and Organization for Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Economics, Business Model and Financing of Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Social Implications, Impact Assessment and Benefits of Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Education, Training and Awareness of Connected Vehicles and ITS;
Connected Vehicles and ITS in Developing Countries.

  Connected Drones for Consumer and Commercial Uses
Connected Drones for Consumer and Commercial Uses

  Smart Personal Vehicles
Smart Personal Vehicles

  Shared Mobility: from Technology to Business
Shared Mobility: from Technology to Business

  Cybersecurity in Vehicles and Transportation Systems
Cybersecurity in Vehicles and Transportation Systems

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