The First International Workshop on Vehicular Communication Technologies (VehiCom 2009)


Colocated with International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC 2009),

21-24 June 2009, Leipzig, Germany

Technically Sponsored by IEEE/ACM (pending)


Aim and Scope

With the increasing number of vehicles and rapid development of wireless technologies, vehicular communication networks and systems (VCNS) and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are attracting more and more attention. The aim of VCNS and ITS is 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 facilitate both safety and non-safety applications, there is a necessity to integrate communications and computing technologies into vehicular and transportation systems. These result in various types of vehicular communications and networks: intra-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-roadside (V2R), and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) or mobile-to-mobile (M2M) communications.

In order for vehicular communication and networking technologies to be widely deployed, many research challenges need to be addressed. This workshop aims at bringing together the researchers and engineers from both the academia and industry to present cutting-edge research achievements covering all aspects of vehicular communication technologies. We are seeking papers that describe high-quality, original, and unpublished contributions.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·        Antenna technologies
·        Physical layer and RF Level technologies
·        Channel measurement, modelling, and simulation

·        Radio resource management and QoS support

·        Availability and scalability issues for vehicular communications   
·        Network architecture for vehicular communication networks (e.g. WAVE, C2CC, …) 

·        Intra-vehicle, V2I, V2R, and V2V communication protocols

·        MAC, routing, congestion control, multicast, mobility management, etc.
·        Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular communication networks
·        Interoperability and Gateways to Internet or 3G networks     
·        Sensors integration and data collections
·        Security and privacy technologies
·        Safety and non-safety applications and services
·        Cooperative vehicular communications             
·        Content distribution
·        Mobility and vehicle traffic models

·        Simulation framework and performance evaluation techniques

·        Real-time experimental systems and testbeds for vehicular communications
·        Standardization evolution

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers not exceeding six pages (hard limit), including text, figures, tables, and references. Papers must be written in English and must be in standard IEEE conference format. All submissions will be handled electronically through the edas system, and must be in PDF format.

Accepeted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be included in EEE Digital Library (pending approval). Selected papers will be further considered for possible publication in a special issue of the Wiley Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC), International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, or International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC).

Note that there will also be a best paper award. Related information is published on the IWCMC 2009 website.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline


20 December 2008 (extended to 20 January 2009)

Paper Acceptance Notification


25 March 2009

Camera-Ready Paper Sumission


15 April 2009

Registration Deadline for Authors


15 April 2009

Organizing Committee

General Chairs:

Dr. Cheng-Xiang Wang

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK


Dr Yacine Ghamri-Doudane

ENSIIE, France

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TPC Co-Chairs:

Prof. Pedro M. Ruiz

University of Murcia, Spain


Prof. Yuh-Shyan Chen

National Taipei University, Taiwan


Prof. Chih-Yung Chang

Tamkang University, Taiwan


Prof. Tzung-Shi Chen

National University of Tainan, Taiwan


Prof. Athanasios V. Vasilakos

University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece


Dr. Sidi-Mohammed Senouci

France Telecom R&D, France


Technical Program Committee