Convention Center, Windsor Oceanico Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 1-4, 2016
Organizers: Cristiano M. Silva (UFSJ, Brazil), Andreas Pitsillides (Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
E-mails: cristiano [at] ufsj.edu.br, andreas.pitsillides [at] ucy.ac.cy
Paper Submission: *** June 13, 2016 ***
Notification of Acceptance: August 8, 2016
Camera-Ready: August 29, 2016
Conference: November 1-4, 2016
Webpage: https://web.fe.up.pt/~ieeeitsc2016/?page_id=107
Submission: http://its.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl
Special Session Code: me35g
Scope and Goals: The special session “Designing and Managing the Communication in Intelligent Transportation Systems” proposes the exploration of the design and the management of the data communication network supporting Intelligent Transportation Systems. Since Intelligent Transportations Systems are typically critical mission systems, and the decision making is highly dependent upon the data collected from the network, properly designing and managing the communication network is an essential step before deploying any ITS application. Otherwise, there is reduced confidence in the availability and robustness of the ITS system.
The topics of interest have been carefully selected in order to allow a comprehensive look into the most significant issues on Developing the Communication in Intelligent Transportation Systems. For example, a thorough comprehension of the urban and rural mobility is certainly a crucial aspect for the development of ITS communication. An in-depth understanding of urban and rural mobility enables us to design, develop evaluate and validate more realistic ITS models in terms of algorithms, analytic formulations, optimization models, and probabilistic approaches.
More sophisticated ITS Models support the development of better strategies for Planning & Managing the Communication in intelligent Transportation Systems. Furthermore, better ITS Models combined with a better understanding of the role played by mobile networks may even allow new insights on the application of the Internet of Things, Cloud-based services, and Software Defined Networks (SDNs), allowing the development of more sophisticated services and applications. The management aspects of SDN, IoTs and clouds are certainly of current interest and crucially important in the development and wide deployment of these networks. Their adoption in ITS systems is also vitally important for their wider applicability and real deployment.
Furthermore, the use of social networking and crowd sourcing strategies may also represent a valuable source of management information for Intelligent Transportation Systems. Handling large amounts of data from mobile devices in order to infer interesting knowledge and/or patterns may provide a turning point in terms of the ITS technology, and several research projects are investigating the benefits and potential of this collaborative crowd sourcing based approach, in general.
 Topics of Interest:
* Network Management & Communication in ITS
* Vehicular Networks
* Experience Reports & Experimental Testbeds
* Privacy, Authentication, Reputation for ITS
* Clouds, SDN
* Traffic prediction and mobility models
* Social Networks for ITS
* Algorithms, optimization models, and probabilistic approaches
* Green ITS & Economic issues
* Legal and regulative issues
 Further Information Available @ http://www.ieee-itsc2016.org
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