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The Fifth ACM International Workshop on
VehiculAr Inter-NETworking (VANET 2008)

Vehicle to Vehicle -- Vehicle to Roadside -- Vehicle to Internet

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in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2008

September 15, 2008

San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel
San Francisco, California, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

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The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss recent advances in the development of vehicular inter-networking (VANET) technologies.  Based on short- and medium-range communication as well as on cellular systems, vehicular inter-networking will enable vehicular safety applications (including collision and other safety warnings) as well as non-safety applications (like real-time traffic congestion and routing information, high-speed tolling, mobile infotainment, and many others).

The creation of high-performance, highly reliable, highly scalable, secure, and privacy-preserving VANET technologies presents an extraordinary challenge for the wireless research community. A high degree of communication reliability is needed under unfavorable conditions.  Clearly, the specificity of vehicular inter-networking in terms of mobility behavior, applications scenarios, and application requirements makes VANET research an exciting and demanding application- and purpose-driven sub-discipline of wireless networking.

Furthermore, VANET present a very active field of research, development, standardization, and field trials.  Throughout the world, there are many national and international projects in government, industry, and academia devoted to VANET.  These include consortia like Vehicle Safety Consortium (US), Car-2-Car Communication Consortium (Europe), and Advanced Safety Vehicle Program (Japan), standardization efforts like IEEE 802.11p (WAVE), and field trials like the large-scale Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Program (VII) in the US.

Following the successes of VANET 2004 held in Philadelphia, VANET 2005 held in Cologne, Germany, VANET 2006 in Los Angeles, CA, and VANET 2007 in Montréal, QC, Canada, the Fifth ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Inter-Networking (VANET) will be held in San Francisco, CA in conjunction with MobiCom 2008.

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of vehicular inter-networking (VANET).  All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Channel modeling
- Modulation and coding
- Power control and scalability issues
- Medium access control protocols
- Multi-channel organization and operation
- Communication protocol design
- Safety and non-safety applications
- Vehicle-to-vehicle/roadside/Internet communication
- Simulation frameworks
- Field operational testing
- Network management
- Security issues and countermeasures
- Privacy issues

With Kind Support From:

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