1st ACM MobiHoc Workshop on Technologies, mOdels, and Protocols for Cooperative Connected Cars (TOP-Cars)

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Call For Papers

Providing highly reliable services to connected cars through ICT technologies is one of the most urgent challenges in the field of today’s communication networks. Relevant use cases include safety of car drivers, passengers, and vulnerable users, reduction in pollution and daily commuting time through vehicle traffic management (e.g., in case of road works), support of autonomous driving. In all these scenarios, three tasks are of critical importance. First, the collection of large amounts of data coming from multiple sources like sensors aboard vehicles and smart cities cameras. Second, the transfer of such data from the vehicles to the road and network infrastructure, as well as their exchange between the vehicles, and between the vehicles and the vulnerable users. Third, the storage and processing of the collected information for the deployment of cooperative automotive services and applications, exploiting the caching and computing capabilities of both the vehicles and the network infrastructure.

The TOP-Cars workshop will aim at capturing the research and technology trends that enable the realization of such tasks by soliciting contributions along three main directions. Firstly, solutions that leverage the availability of handheld devices (e.g., smartphones) as well as of sensors and radio interfaces aboard cars, which can act as data sources and prime contact point to deliver warning messages or convenience information to drivers and vulnerable users. Secondly, data analysis techniques and cooperative decision-making mechanisms that provide accurate data checking and generate output useful to the involved users. And, finally, emerging networking paradigms that go beyond the traditional infrastructure-based model, leveraging C2X communication paradigms as well as edge and distributed computing.

The workshop seeks original work presented in the form of research papers describing new research approaches and results. Highly disruptive work-in-progress and position papers are welcome, provided they focus on particularly innovative solutions or applications for connected care. We also invite authors to submit papers presenting extensive experiences with implementation, deployment, and operation.

Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • C2X communications and spectrum sharing
  • mmWave and VLC for vehicular communications
  • Applications and services for connected cars (safety, entertainment, …)
  • Interaction between cars and smart cities infrastructure
  • Edge computing and distributed computing for vehicular networks
  • Cooperative perception in vehicular networks
  • Cooperative services (e.g., maneuvering and electronic horizon building)
  • Security/trust/privacy in vehicular networks
  • Data analytics and machine learning for vehicular networks
  • Modeling, optimization, and performance evaluation of vehicular networks
  • Results from experimental systems
  • Simulation of autonomous connected cars and mobility traces.
  Important Dates
April 1, 2019 Submission deadline
May 5, 2019 Acceptance notification
May 12, 2019 Camera ready deadline
July 2, 2019 Workshop day


TPC Chairs

  • Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino
  • Sinem Coleri Ergen, Koc University
  • Falko Dressler, Paderborn University

Web Chair

  • Francesco Malandrino, IEIIT-CNR, Italy

Technical Program Committee

  • Onur Altintas, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA
  • Donald Grimm, General Motors, USA
  • Mate Boban, Huawei European Research Center, Germany
  • Francesca Cuomo, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • David Eckhoff, TUMCREATE Singapore
  • Eylem Ekici, Ohio State University, USA
  • Marco Fiore, CNR-IEIIT, Italy
  • Jérôme Härri, EURECOM, France
  • Tim Leinmuller, DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Francesco Malandrino, CNR-IEIIT, Italy
  • Renato Lo Cigno, University of Trento, Italy
  • Josep Mangues, CTTC, Spain
  • Miguel Sepulcre, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
  • Seyhan Ucar, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA
  • Alexey Vinel, Halmstad University, Sweden
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