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VCNA 2009 : IEEE International Workshop on Vehicular Communications, Networks, and Applications


When Dec 14, 2009 - Dec 16, 2009
Where Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2009
Notification Due Aug 15, 2009
Final Version Due Sep 1, 2009
Categories    communication   networking   wireless

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
International Workshop on Vehicular Communications, Networks, and Applications (VCNA 2009)
December 14-16, 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
(in conjunction with the 10th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems,
Algorithms and Networks, I-SPAN 2009)

The Vehicular Wireless Networks and Vehicular Intelligent Transportation Systems
have recently received much attention. The aim is to improve traffic safety, protect
environment by reducing traffic congestion and fuel consumption, and enable a
plethora of new applications such as mobile infotainment. To facilitate both safety
and non-safety applications, there is a necessity to integrate communications and
computing technologies into vehicular and transportation systems. To facilitate
these applications, many different types of communications and networking would be
involved, including intra-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-roadside
(V2R) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. Therefore, this workshop
intends to foster state-of-the-art research in the areas of Vehicular
Communications, Networks, and Applications through a forum for novel results and
solutions to solve various problems and challenges foreseen in the future. The
topical areas covered by this workshop include but are not limited to:

- Network Architecture of V-Winet/V-ITS
- V-Winet/V-ITS Services and Applications
- Cooperative Aspects of V-Winet/V-ITS
- Availability and Scalability Issues in V-Winet/V-ITS
- Mobility, Traffic Models and Network Management for V-Winet/V-ITS
- Cross-layer Optimization Techniques for V-Winet/V-ITS
- Modulation, Coding, and Channel Modeling for V-Winet/V-ITS
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Protocols
- Vehicle-to-Roadside Communication Protocols
- Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication Protocols
- Simulation Framework and Real-World Testbeds for V-Winet/V-ITS
- Driving Safety and Related Applications and Services
- Green Technologies and V-Winet/V-ITS
- Cooperative Vehicular Communications
- Cross-layer Design and Optimization for Vehicular Communication Networks
- Intra-vehicle, V2I, V2R, and V2V Communication Protocols
- MAC, Routing, Congestion Control, Multicast, Mobility Management, etc.
- Network Architecture for Vehicular Communication Networks
- Physical Layer and RF Level Technologies
- Radio Resource Management and QoS Support
- Real-time Experimental Systems and Testbeds for Vehicular Communications
- Safety and Non-safety Applications and Services
- Security and Privacy Technologies
- Mobility and Vehicle Traffic Models

Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit original papers: they must not substantially duplicate
work that any of the authors have published elsewhere or have submitted in parallel
to any other conferences that have proceedings. Papers must be written in English
and must be in standard IEEE conference format limited to a maximum of 6 pages. The
proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and
indexed by EI. Submitting a paper to the workshop means that if the paper is
accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper. For
no-show authors, their papers will be removed from the digital library after the
conference. All submissions will be handled electronically through VCNA 2009
website: or ISPAN 2009 website, and must be in PDF.

International Journal Publication: Special issue of Telecommunication Systems
Selected best papers of the workshop will be further considered for a Special issue
of Telecommunication Systems (Springer) on Vehicular Communications, Networks, and
Applications planned for publication in 2010.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2009
Authors Notification: Aug. 15, 2009
Final Manuscript Due: Sept. 1, 2009
Workshop: Dec. 14-16, 2009

General Co-Chairs

Prof. Chih-Yung Chang
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Prof. Tzung-Shi Chen
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National University of
Tainan, Taiwan

Prof. Yuh-Shyan Chen
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taipei
University, Taiwan

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Sherali Zeadally
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of the
District of Columbia, USA

Prof. Kuei-Ping Shih
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University,
Taiwan, ROC

Prof. Tin-Yu Wu
Department of Electrical Engineering, Tamkang University, Taiwan, ROC

Publicity Co-Chairs

Dr. Scott Fowler
Department of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Dr. Zonghua Zhang
Information Security Research Center, NICT, Japan

Technical Program Committee Members
Katerina Mitrokotsa, Technical University of Delft, Netherlands
Jesus A. Tellez, Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela
Rashid Mehmood, Swansea University, UK
Carlos Bernardos, Universidad Carlos III de, Madrid, Spain
Albena Mihovska, Aalborg University, Denmark
Mohsin Iftikhar, University of Sydney, Australia
Naveen Chilamkurti, La TrobeUniversity, Australia
Mohamad Badra, LIMOS Laboratory, CNRS, France
Hassnaa Moustafa, France Telecom (R&D), Orange Labs, France
Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Eduardo Cerqueira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
J. L. Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Rung-Shiang Cheng, Kun Shan University, Taiwan
W. E. Chen, National Ilan University, Taiwan
Der-Jiunn Deng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Jen-Wen Ding, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
Yueh-Min Huang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Chih-Heng Ke, National Kinmen Institute of technology, Taiwan
Wei-Tsong Lee, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Guan-Hsiung Liaw, I-Shou University, Taiwan
San-Yuan Wang, I-Shou University, Taiwan
T. L. Kao, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Quincy Wu, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Wei-Kuo Chiang, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Li-Der Chou, National Taipei University, Taiwan
Ren-Hung Hwang, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Shun-Ren Yang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Hui-Tang Lin, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Sok-Ian (Ines) Sou, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Jen-Yi Pan, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Lain-Chyr Hwang, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Ing-Yi Chen, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Li-Ling Hung, Aletheia University, Taiwan
Chao-Tsun Chang, Hsiuping Institute Technology, Taiwan
Gwo-Jong Yu, Aletheia University, Taiwan
Sheng-Shih Wang, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Yen-Da Chen, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Hung-Chang Chen, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health, Taiwan
Wen-Hwa Liao, Tatung University, Taiwan
Chih-Min Chao, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

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