Special Session on Intelligent Cooperative Driving, and Autonomous Connected Vehicles

(ICD & ACV 2014)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: January 25, 2014

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


The special session will present techniques, methodologies, algorithms, system integrations, and architectures issues related to Intelligent Cooperative Driving, and Autonomous Connected Vehicles.

The ICD&ACV Special Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Networking and Mobile Internet for Autonomous Connected Vehicles:

• Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET)

• In-Vehicle Networks and Communications infrastructure

• V2V, V2I and V2X Systems, Communications, Applications and Services

• Networking with Other Road Users

• Vehicular Networks

• Access Networks

• Security and Privacy for Vehicular and Ad Hoc Networks

• Opportunistic and Cooperative Networking

• Cooperative Communications, Distributed MIMOs and Relaying

• Physical and MAC Layer Design for Cooperative Wireless Networks

• Green, Energy-efficient and Energy-aware Networks and Communication Systems

• Vehicular Mobile Web-based Applications and Services

• Information Distribution Services

• Location Based Services

• Context Aware Applications and Services

• Service Architectures and Middleware

• Service Creation and Composition

• Vehicular Mobile Clouds and Cloud Computing

• Augmented Reality

• Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Interaction

• Internet of Things (IoT) Networks and Communications

• Smart Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Sensor Integration for Autonomous Vehicles and Robots

Self-Driven Connected Vehicles and Collaboration:

• Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems

• Navigation, Guidance and Control of Autonomous Vehicles

• Intelligent, Autonomous and Autonomic Systems in ITS

• Telematics Systems and Services

• Driver Assistance

• Active Safety (Lane Departure Warning/Lane Keeping Assistance, Collision & Blindspot Warning, Active Pedestrian Protection, Backover Protection, Collision Imminent Braking, Collision Avoidance)

• Vehicle Environment Perception

• Driver State and Intent Recognition

• Driver Stimulation Measures

• Driver Behavior Monitoring

• Vehicle-Highway Automation

• Multiple Vehicle Systems and Networks of Autonomous Vehicles

• Impact on Traffic Flows

• Eco-Driving, Eco-Routing and Energy-Efficient Vehicles

• Vision, Radar, Lidar Systems and Processing in Vehicles and ITS

• Audio and Speech Systems and Processing in Vehicles and ITS

• Data Fusion and Information Integration in Vehicles and ITS

• Pattern Analysis and Computational Intelligence in Vehicles and ITS

• Human Factors and Consumer Experience in Vehicles and ITS

• Systematic Detection of Affective/Emotional States

• Human-Machine Interface and Interaction (HMI) in Vehicles and ITS

• Decision Making for Autonomous Driving

• Assistive Mobility Systems

• Automated, Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles and Robots

• Architectures for Intelligent Autonomous Systems (Land, Marine, Aerial and Space Vehicles)

• Fault Tolerant Autonomous System Architectures

• Multiple Robot Systems and Networks

• Cooperative Robots and Cooperative Driverless Vehicles

• Applications, Case Studies and Test Evaluations of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles

• Experimental Systems, Testbeds and Field Trials

Transportation and Cooperative Connected Vehicles:

• Collective Driving Mechanisms

• Cloud Computing for Transportation

• Connected Vehicles for Special Needs

• Emergency Warning System for Vehicles

• Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control

• Cooperative Forward Collision Warning

• Multimodal Transportation (Journey Planner, Real Time Traveler Information, Payment and Ticketing, Outdoor and Indoor Navigation, etc.)

• Innovative Multimodal Mobility Services (Public Transport, Vehicle Sharing, etc.)

• Integration of Transportation Systems into Urban Environments

• In-Vehicle Audio/Video

• In-Vehicle Accessories

• Human Factors in Driving Dynamics

• Location Based Services and Social, Local, Mobile Applications and Services

• Map Data and Map Features for Connected Vehicles and ITS

• Adoption of Cellular Standards (2G/3G/4G) in Connected Vehicles and ITS

• Social Implications, Impact Assessment and Benefits of Connected Vehicles and ITS


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Intelligent Cooperative Driving, and Autonomous Connected Vehicles. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the Special Session using the following link . If the submission is for a poster, poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2014 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Extended Deadline ------------- January 25, 2014

Notification of Acceptance -------------------------- February 15, 2014

Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due --------- March 07, 2014

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------ May 19 - 23, 2014


Cristina Olaverri Monreal

Lehrstuhl für Ergonomie

Technische Universität München, Germany

Voice: +49 89 289-15413

Fax: +49 89 289-15389


Fernando García Fernández

Intelligent Systems Lab

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Voice: +34 91 624 88 13

Fax: +34 62 49 430


Alexander Paz

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Nevada, USA

Voice: +1 (702) 895-0571

Fax: +1 (702) 895-3936


Technical Program Committee *:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2014.

  • Montasir Abbas, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

  • Traian Emanuel Abrudan, University of Oxford, U.K.

  • Javier Alonso, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Xuegang Ban, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

  • Javier Barria, Imperial College London, U.K.

  • Abdeslem Boukhtouta, Defense Resource and Development, Department of National Defence, Ontario, Canada

  • Steve Boyles, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

  • Enrique Cabello Pardos, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

  • Animesh Chakravarthy, University of Florida, Florida, USA

  • Myounghoon Jeon, Michigan Technological University, Michigan, USA

  • Nicholas Kelling, University of South Florida, Florida, USA

  • Congyi Liu, Michigan Technological University, Michigan, USA

  • David Martín, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

  • Cristina Rico, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Munich, Germany

  • Andreas Riener, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

  • Rosaldo Rossetti, University of Porto, Portugal

  • José Santa, University of Murcia, Spain

  • Chris Schwarz, National Advanced Driving Simulator, University of Iowa, USA

  • Haibo Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

(*Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.