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ITST 2012 : 12th International Conference on Telecommunications for Intelligent Transport Systems


When Nov 5, 2012 - Nov 8, 2012
Where Taipei
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2012
Notification Due Jul 31, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2012
Categories    ITS   communications   wireless communication   telematics

Call For Papers

12th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST-2012)
Taipei, Taiwan
November 5 - 8, 2012
Technical co-sponsorship by IEEE Communications Society, IET, ESS IEICE
Paper Submitted via EDAS:

Current Highlights (Updated on May 31, 2012):
- Submission Deadline of Technical Papers in Main Conference : June 30, 2012 (Extended)
- 1st International Symposium on Communications Software for ITS (CSITS) Call for Papers. Submission due: June 30, 2012
- Special Session - Hybrid Intelligent Systems Call for Papers. Submission due: June 30, 2012
- Special Session - Maritime Navigation Call for Papers. Submission due: June 30, 2012
- Special Session - Multimedia Mobile Communication Call for Papers. Submission due: June 30, 2012
- To encourage more student submit papers, the "Student Registration Fee (333 USD) " will cover one paper presentation.

Wireless communication for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) is a promising technology to
improve safety and security for all transport modes, to reduce traffic congestion, to optimize
the use of existing infrastructures (road, rail maritime, fluvial) and support information services
in vehicles with the general purpose of reducing the impact of transport on the environment. The
development of sustainable mobility is a key challenge for the development of urban areas. A new
era of vehicular technology that includes vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure
(V2I) communication is already there in the public transport domain and this should be generalized.
This era will be driven by both (pre-competitive) public-sector and private-sector funding. Safety-
related applications are not only taken into consideration, but non-safety multimedia content
providers are also becoming a new topic of research. Key players in the industry, such as automotive
companies, public transport operators, railway industries and government agencies, are investing
heavily in the advanced research and development of many ITS technologies and applications. This
research effort primarily focuses on the system development and standardization of telematics.
During recent ITS developments, transportation telematics techniques have exhibited much progress,
e.g., interaction between vehicles and the infrastructure for delivering services such as road-side
assistance, automatic crash notification, concierge assistance and vehicle condition reports. These
progresses are also really important in the public transport domain (buses, metro, trains, tramways)
for which V2V and V2I for safety and non safety applications are a key component for the exploitation
but also for reducing energy consumption. A number of IEEE 802.11p-like equipment prototypes have been
built, and several technical reports based on field trials have demonstrated the lack of cutting-edge
techniques to improve system performance. Furthermore, all these applications require accurate and
reliable positioning using GNSS solutions alone or enhanced with map-matching and sensors fusion.
Technology and applications for ITS and telematics design are rapidly emerging, and there is a critical
need to bring together professional researchers, intelligent engineers, academia, industry, standard
committees, the private sector and the public sector to exchange new ideas. This conference aims to
spur research progress by serving as a forum in which both academia and industry can share experiences
and report original work regarding all aspects of vehicular communication, e.g., Vehicular Ad hoc Networks
(VANETs), cooperative systems, information dissemination, road and rail safety, information and emergency
services, etc. Our primary goal is to promote meaningful research in the cross-layered design of
architectures, algorithms and applications for vehicular communication environments in all transport modes.

Topics of Interest:
Four tracks will be emphasized in ITST-2012 (but not limited on):

Track1: Smart Vehicle
* 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

Track2: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
* Data-collection, organization and dissemination methods
* New ITS/Telematics applications
* Ongoing ITS/Telematics activities

Track3: Telecommunications and Positioning
* 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

Track4: Green Life Toward Blue Planet
* 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
* Resource-Efficient Networking Technology and Application Design
* Cross-Layer Design/Optimization and Green Transceiver Design
* Novel technologies to reduce human electromagnetic exposure and electromagnetic pollution

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: 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.

Submission Deadline of Technical Papers in Main Conference : June 30, 2012 (Extended)
Important Dates
Manuscript Submission Due: June 30, 2012
Final Acceptance Notification: August 15, 2012
Final Manuscript Due: September 15, 2012
Early Registration: September 15, 2012

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