Emerging Technologies for Connected Vehicles and ITS Networks

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Over the past decade advances in vehicular communications, also referred as Connected Vehicles and intelligent transportation systems (ITS), have intended to trim down the fuel expenditure by avoiding congested traffic and enhancement of traffic safety, while initiating a new application perspective, i.e., mobile infotainment. To address the individual requirements of both safety and non-safety applications in the Connected Vehicles, there is a need to build a new communication technology for the integrated solutions of vehicular communications and ITS. Connected Vehicles can be of various types, such as Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2E).

Due to the rapid growth in Connected Vehicles, many research issues need to be addressed, e.g., reliability and latency, appropriate scalable design of MAC and routing protocols, performance and adaptability to the changes in environment (node density and oscillation in network topology), and evaluation/validation of Connected Vehicles’ protocols under the umbrella of coherent assumptions using simulation methodologies. This special issue aims to emphasize the latest achievements to identify those aspects of Connected Vehicles and ITS networks that are identical to a traditional communication network in the broader spectrum.

Papers that exploit connectionism and emergence of networking systems in various problem-solving methods in the Connected Vehicles and ITS are invited. Also, papers that outline essential challenges, proof of the concept studies with a direct and simulated comparison to the technical solutions, and mathematical models of the communication principles are welcome. Topics of interest include:

  • Intra-vehicle communication (vehicle-to-pedestrians, vehicle-to-portable, vehicle-to-sign, etc.)
  • Network and system architecture for Connected Vehicles
  • MAC protocols and channel management
  • Physical layer and routing protocols
  • Delay tolerant vehicular networks
  • Real-time optimization system
  • Modeling and theory
  • Internet-of-Vehicles, smart sensors (infrastructure and vehicle based)
  • Mobility management (Traffic models)
  • Energy efficient vehicular communication
  • Quality-of-Service for vehicular communication
  • Future Internet in ITS and Networking Systems
  • Information and Content Centric Networking in Connected Vehicles Networks

Submission guidelines:

Research articles must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All articles will be peer reviewed and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the special issue theme. Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal\’s Author Guidelines, which is available at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/367/authorinstructions

Manuscripts must be submitted online using the Article Type “SI-its” at: https://www.evise.com/profile/#/COMPELECENG/login


Submission of manuscript: December 01, 2017

First notification: February 05, 2018

Submission of revised manuscript: March 05, 2018

Final notification: June 06, 2018

Final paper due: August 17, 2018

Publication date: November 2018

Guest Editors:

Syed Hassan Ahmed (Managing Guest Editor)
KyungpookNationalUniversity, Daegu, South Korea.
s.h.ahmed@ieee.org | Personal URL

Ali Kashif Bashir
University of the Faroe Islands, Denmark

Wael Guibene
Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, USA

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