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The Seventh ACM International Workshop on
VehiculAr Inter-NETworking (VANET 2010)

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

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in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2010

September 24, 2010

Chicago, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE (approval pending)

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Important Dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: April 23rd April 30th *extended*
Notification of Acceptance: June 25th
Camera-Ready Deadline: July 15th


The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss recent advances in the development of vehicular inter-networking (VANET) technologies. Apart from new and original technical research results, this year we welcome papers on organizational and economic models. Based on short- and medium-range communication as well as on cellular systems, vehicular inter-networking will enable vehicular safety applications (including collision avoidance and safety warnings), efficiency applications (e.g.real-time traffic congestion and routing information) and other commercial or public authority applications (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. 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 research programs like the ones on cooperative systems within the eSafety framework of the European Union, the Intellidrive initiative in the US, Smartway, DSSS (Driving Safety Support System) and ASV (Advanced Safety Vehicle) in Japan, simTD in Germany and SCOREF in France. Standardization is well under way with the activities worldwide in ISO TC204 and IEEE (802.11p and 1609.x), SAE J2735 in the US, ETSI TC ITS and CEN WG278 in Europe and ARIB T-75 in Japan.

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
- Test methodologies
- Impact assessment
- Network management
- Security issues and countermeasures
- Privacy issues
- Organisational and economic models