IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

Vehicular Communications and Networks

Vehicular communications and intelligent transportation systems aim to improve traffic safety, protect environment by reducing traffic congestion and fuel consumption, and enable a plethora of new applications such as mobile infotainment. To address the special requirements of both safety and non-safety applications in the vehicle domain, there is a necessity to develop new communication technologies and find special integration solutions into vehicular and transportation systems. These result in various types of vehicular communications and networks: vehicle-toinfrastructure, vehicle-to-roadside, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications. In this growing interdisciplinary field, many research challenges need to be addressed, e.g., how to characterize communication channels due to greater dynamics and higher requirements due to e.g. latency and reliability compared to conventional wireless channels, how to appropriately design medium access control (MAC) and network protocols that should essentially be scalable in performance and adaptable to environment changes due to rapid network topology changes and node density fluctuations, and how to evaluate and validate vehicular networking protocols under realistic assumptions using simulation methodologies and real-world testing. The goal of this special issue is to report on cutting-edge research achievements covering those aspects of vehicular communications and networks that are distinctively different from communication networks in general. We are seeking papers that describe high-quality, original, and unpublished contributions. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should follow the IEEE J-SAC manuscript format described in the Information for Authors under Authors MUST submit their manuscripts through the EDAS peer review website and must be in PDF format.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Due: December 15, 2009 (extended to January 5, 2010)

First Reviews Due: March 1, 2010 (extended to March 15, 2010)

Second Reviews Due and Acceptance Notification: June 1, 2010 (extended to June 15, 2010)

Final Manuscript Due: August 1, 2010 (extended to August 15, 2010)

Publication: 4th quarter 2010 (1st quarter 2010)

Guest Editors

Cheng-Xiang Wang

JRI-SIP, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK



Athanasios V. Vasilakos

Dept. of Computer and Telecommunications Engineering

University of Western Macedonia,

50100, Kozani, Greece



Ross D. Murch

Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,

Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.



Gordon Stüber

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

Georgia Institute of Technology,

Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30332-0250.



Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1



Wai Chen

Applied Research

Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA 07054



Timo Kosch

BMW Group Research and Technology,

Hanauer Strasse 46,

D-80992 Munich, Germany.