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    17th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
        Special Session on Vehicular communications & ITS


Session Chairs:

Dr. Carlos T. Calafate (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain)
Dr. Francisco J. Martinez - University of Zaragoza, Spain


The combination of wireless communications and transportation technologies has become a key element to achieve traffic safety, reducing the travel costs, and increasing our life quality tremendously.
Once the new Intelligent Transportation Systems are deployed, our roads and highways will be able to provide enhanced services to users through the combination of V2X and cellular communications, thus completely revolutionizing when and how we communicate, commute, and navigate, in the coming future.
Under such conditions, several issues remain open in the field on vehicular networking, including message dissemination in congested environments, Quality of Service (QoS), efficient and adaptive routing, MAC layer enhancements, mobility prediction, efficient handovers, and also in Intelligent Transportation Systems, such as efficient road traffic managing, optimal emergency services operation, etc.
Thus, the goal of this special session is to gather original technical papers addressing the main research challenges in the vehicular networking and the intelligent transportation systems area, hence opening a forum for fruitful analysis and discussion.

Accepted papers in this Special Session will be part of the IEEE Main Conference Proceedings. The Intelligent Environments conference is currently indexed by both EI Compendex and Thomson’s Web of Science (Thomson ISI), and the 2021 edition will also be submitted for indexing.

Topics of interest:

- Wireless vehicular networking
- Autonomous vehicles
- 5G and Beyond for vehicular networking
- Content distribution in wireless vehicular environments
- Smartphone/vehicle integration
- Networked automotive cyber-physical systems
- Automotive IoT
- Vehicular and transportation data analytics
- Cooperative sensing of road conditions
- DSRC/WAVE communications. DSRC alternatives and supporting technologies
- Statistical analysis, prediction and management of vehicular mobility
- Models, simulators and tools for vehicular environments
- Communications for safety of vulnerable road users
- Communications for automated driving
- Security and trust issues in vehicular environments
- Vehicle safety applications
- Cooperative driving

Important Dates:

• Submission Deadline: 18 December 2020 (extended)
• Notification to Authors: 20 February 2021
• Camera Ready Deadline: 30 March 2021

Paper format & submission instructions:

Contributions have to be formatted following the IEEE template guidelines, which can be downloaded from https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Full papers have a page limit of 8 pages. Short papers have a page limit of 4 pages.
Submission instructions and registration fees can be found at https://mdx.ac.ae/ie2021

Best Regards,

Carlos T. Calafate and Francisco J. Martinez
Vehicular communications & ITS 2021 Special Session Chairs

Francisco J. Martinez
Computer Architecture
University of Zaragoza