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ITST 2018 : 16th International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems Telecommunications


When Oct 15, 2018 - Oct 17, 2018
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2018
Notification Due Jul 1, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 22, 2018
Categories    intelligent transport systems   vehicle communications   protocols   network architectures

Call For Papers

16th International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems Telecommunications (ITST 2018)

15-17 October 2018, Lisbon, Portugal contact:

ITST 2018 intends to be the forum where academia and industry present, discuss and share the recent advances of telecommunications and its impact on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Plenary sessions, invited talks, thematic workshops, demonstrations and panel discussions will be part of an amazing experience, in the vibrant and newly rediscovered city of Lisbon.
Important Dates:
- Papers and Demos:
submission (extended): 1 June 2018
notification of acceptance: 1 July 2018
camera ready version due: 22 July 2018
Conference topics:
Contributions are expected to address one or more of the following areas:
- Autonomous vehicles
- Road communications, including soft-modes
- Maritime communications
- Communications for railway systems, including positioning systems
- Aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles communications
- Communication systems for multimode transport systems
- Emergency communications
The topics include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
*** Radio networks:
- resource allocation and management
- interference management
- propagation models
- antennas
- electromagnetic compatibility
- deployment challenges
- performance evaluation
- satellite and cellular positioning
- safety and security of wireless system
*** Vehicle communications:
- in-vehicle communications
- vehicle-to-vehicle
- vehicle-to-infrastructure communication
- vehicle-to-Internet communications
- vehicle-to-vulnerable road users communication
- roadside infrastructure and core network
- electric vehicle-to-Grid communication
*** Network architectures:
- communication architecture
- software-defined vehicular network
- cloud-based vehicular network
- fog and roadside computing
- DTNs
- network architecture for multimodal communications
- performance evaluation
*** Protocols:
- MAC/Link layer protocols
- routing protocols
- IP mobility
- location services and protocols
- transport protocols
- data dissemination protocols
- multimedia transmission protocols
- security protocols
- cross layer protocols
*** Cooperative applications/services:
- autonomous driving application
- safety and traffic management applications
- freight distributions applications
- green ITS applications (soft-modes, shared mobility and electric mobility)
- multimodal applications
- emergency management applications
- other type of applications
*** Standards, technologies and testbeds:
- performance evaluation of access technologies
- performance evaluation of positioning technologies
- open issues on standards
- lessons learned from real testbeds
- challenges of large scale networks
- protocol conformance testing
- interoperability testing and quality assessment

Papers may be submitted either as regular papers or as special session papers. The special sessions are the following:

GNSS Railway

Session conveners: Juliette Marais, IFSTTAR (FR), Omar Garcia Crespillo, DLR (DE), Cosimo Stallo Radiolabs (IT), Thomas Kürner, TUB (DE)

Railways already relies on satellite-based localization systems but mostly for non-safety related applications. However, driven by economic reasons, the use of these systems for more stringent services and, in particular, in signaling system is seriously investigated today and tested all around the world.
The developments have made huge progress in the past years: from global demonstration of concept to the development of elements of the systems (hybrid localization units, integrity monitoring schemes, augmentation systems…). A number of technical solutions have been developed and demonstrated. Some real advances are noticed, in particular, in the ERTMS framework, considering the use of GNSS-based virtual balises. But GNSS is also investigated for other services such as train integrity.
The session will present the latest results and projects dealing with the introduction of GNSS in the railways. Papers are expected to focus on technical issues for performance enhancement as well as safety demonstrations, experimental results of GNSS reception characterization or operational system demonstration.

New challenges in wireless communications for Railways

Session conveners: M. Berbineau, IFSTTAR (FR), Ke Guan, BJTU (CN), José Soler, DTU (DK)

To increase quality, reliability, safety and security of railway systems while increasing accessibility and productivity, we observe ever increasing fluxes of information between various stakeholders, central databases and field devices widely distributed along infrastructures and inside trains. This trend is accentuated by the development of automation and driverless systems and autonomous trains. Robustness, reliability, high data rate, spectral efficiency, optimization of radio resource usages, low latency and low energy consumption are of significant interest for railway applications. Evaluating the performance and new challenges of wireless communication systems requires radio channel models for numerous propagation environments and in very different frequencies (from 1 GHz to mmW for example). Furthermore, dedicated antennas need to be developed with adequate performance and placement. Innovative solutions at network level are also needed (heterogeneous handover, new architecture, scheduling aspects, etc.) and incorporation of new paradigms such as SDN or NFV, may impact current service offer and enable new ones. Safety and security are also strong requirements for wireless communications for railways including cybersecurity.
The session will present the latest results and projects addressing these challenges.

Maritime communications

Session conveners: Michele Fiorini, EIT (IT)

The purpose of the special session is to facilitate interactions between university researchers, students, start-ups, NGOs, SMEs, industries and administrations dealing within the maritime domain. The topics relevant to the session spans from systems (CSS, EZZ protection, AIS, satellite surveillance, e-NAV etc..) to services (SAR, VTS, VDES, Single Window -Port Management-, anti-piracy, etc..) and all combinations. Innovative concepts and practical applications are particularly welcome.

Reliability of vehicular communications

Session conveners: Jacek Rak, Gdansk University of Technology (PL)

The purpose of this special session is to enable discussions among researchers from academia and industry on reliability of vehicular communications, which still remains an extraordinary challenge especially under unfavourable conditions. Special focus of the session is put on the issue of delivery of data to intended receivers in accordance to requirements of applications.
Submission procedure:
Authors are invited to submit regular papers (7 pages) or demo abstracts (2 pages), describing original, previously unpublished research or demos, not currently under review by another conference or journal. The submission is done using the Easy Chair system ( All accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by EI. Awards will be given to the best paper, the best student paper and the best demo.
Organizing committee:
General chairs: Teresa Vazão (PT), Fernando Mira da Silva (PT)
TPC chairs: Alexey Vinel (SE), Marion Berbineau (FR), Paulo Pereira (PT)
Invited session chair: Luis M. Correia (PT)
Publicity chairs: Antonio Grilo (PT), Barbara Masini (IT), Ke Guan (CN), Jacek Rak (PL)
Local chairs: Laércio Cruvínel (PT), Ricardo Pereira (PT), Rui Cruz (PT)

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