The Second ACM International Workshop on
Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET 2005)

VANET logo

in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2005

September 2, 2005
InterContinental Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

Please visit the VANET 2006 website


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: May 9, 2005   Extended to May 16, 2005
  • Notification: July 4, 2005
  • Camera ready: July 27, 2005


The goal of this workshop is to explore the development of wireless vehicular ad hoc networking (VANET) technologies. Enabled by short- to medium-range communication systems (vehicle-vehicle or vehicle-roadside), the VANET vision includes vehicular realtime and safety applications, sharing the wireless channel with mobile applications from a large, decentralized array of commercial service providers. VANET safety applications include collision and other safety warnings. Non-safety applications include real-time traffic congestion and routing information, high-speed tolling, mobile infotainment, and many others.

Following the success of VANET 2004 held last year in Philadelphia, VANET 2005, the Second ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, will be held in Cologne, Germany, September 2, 2005, in conjunction with MobiCom 2005. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET). All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.

The opportunities for VANET are growing rapidly. In December 2003, the U.S. FCC approved 75 MHz of spectrum for Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), and the resulting DSRC system is expected to be the first wide-scale VANET in North America. In Japan, two DSRC standards have been adopted (the ARIB STD-T75 in 2001, the ARIB STD-T88 in 2004), and Japanese auto manufactures are working with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation in the third phase of an ambitious Advanced Safety Vehicle project. The German Ministry of Education and Research has sponsored the Fleetnet and Network on Wheels projects. Throughout the world, there are many national/international projects in government, industry, and academia devoted to VANETs.

Creating high-performance, highly scalable, and secure VANET technologies presents an extraordinary challenge to the wireless research community. Yet, certain limitations commonly assumed in ad hoc networks are mitigated in VANET. For example, VANET may marshal ample computational and power resources. Mobility patterns are constrained by road paths and driving speed restrictions. As opposed to sensor networks, VANET represents high resource/performance wireless technologies.