December 8–10, 2016, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Connected vehicles are becoming a cornerstone of the increasingly connected world and the deployment phase of the first generation of vehicular networks is now closer than ever. Manufacturers plan to introduce new cars into the market with V2V and V2I communication systems as soon as 2019 (estimated). Large-scale testbeds are running or planned in different parts of the world, such as the Cooperative ITS Corridor that connects Austria, Germany and Netherlands, and the USDOT plan to install V2V technology in 10,000 city-owned vehicles in New York City. On the other hand, the technology will continue to evolve. In parallel to the deployment phase, multiple discussions are taking place at different levels and in different forums about the next generation of vehicular networks. The 3GPPP has launched a Work Item to study the feasibility of LTE-based V2X services and connected vehicles are being considered a relevant part of the future 5G ecosystem. The automated (and connected) vehicle will soon come into play and may significantly change the roots of vehicular networks.
The 2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) seeks to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss recent developments and challenges in vehicular networking technologies, and their applications.
In addition to the standard full and short paper tracks, IEEE VNC 2016 will continue the tradition from previous editions to include a poster and demo session to allow the authors to closely interact with and obtain feedback from the conference audience on new or ongoing research contributions related to vehicular communications and networking. Posters are especially suited for presenting controversial research directions that may generate discussion, or promising ideas not yet fully validated through complete extensive evaluation.
IEEE VNC 2016 will also include a demonstration session for researchers to showcase their latest prototypes with media, models, or live demonstrations. The demo session will be co-located with the poster session to ensure maximum visibility and a close interaction with the conference audience. We solicit proposals for demonstrations from industry and academia related to vehicular networking. Submissions should showcase innovative systems and prototypes developed for either commercial use or for research purposes. We especially encourage demos on validating important research issues or showcasing prototypes that demonstrate realistic applications.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Selected papers will be considered for possible fast track publication in Elsevier Computer Communications journal.
You can also download the call for papers in PDF format.
All paper submissions must be written in English and must be formatted in standard IEEE 2-column format. The mandatory IEEE template in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at the IEEE templates page. Only Adobe PDF files will be accepted for the review process. All submissions must be made electronically through EDAS.
We will consider two different categories of papers:
Please note that the full paper and short paper categories target different kinds of contributions. Papers submitted to a category will NOT be moved to a different category: a paper will either be accepted for the category where it has been submitted, or it will be rejected. Full papers will not be “downgraded” to short papers. Therefore, please be sure to carefully assess for yourself prior to submission which is the most suitable submission category for your paper, and to make sure that the presentation in the manuscript is well suited to the aims of this category.
Posters are especially suited for presenting controversial research directions that may generate discussion, or promising ideas not yet fully validated through complete extensive evaluation. IEEE VNC 2016 will also include a demonstration session for researchers to showcase their latest prototypes with media, models, or live demonstrations. The demo session will be co-located with the poster session to ensure maximum visibility and a close interaction with the conference audience.
We also encourage the authors of the demo papers to include a link to a short 2-min demonstration video for the reviewers to facilitate the evaluation of the quality of the demonstration proposal. If a video is included, we ask that it be hosted on public video hosting service (e.g., Vimeo, YouTube, or similar) to ensure the anonymity of the reviewers. The videos of accepted demonstration proposals will be advertised on the conference website.
Poster/demo papers should be 2-page papers following standard IEEE 2-column format using 10-point font. All paper submissions must be written in English. The title of the paper should begin with either "Poster:" or "Demo:". Optionally, a poster paper submission can also include an electronic copy of the poster.