Call for Papers
Vehicular networking and communication systems is an area of significant importance in our increasingly connected and mobile world. Effective vehicular connectivity techniques can significantly enhance efficiency of travel, reduce traffic incidents and improve safety, mitigate the impact of congestion, and overall provide a more comfortable experience. Towards this goal, the 2015 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.
IEEE VNC 2015 will continue the tradition from previous editions to include a poster session to allow the authors to closely interact with, and obtain feedback from, the conference audience on new or on-going research contributions related to vehicular 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 2015 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 related to vehicular networking, describing either mature or innovative systems and prototypes developed for commercial use or for research purposes, from industries as well as universities. 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):
- Applications of vehicular networks, including ITS
- Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications
- Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications
- Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communications (e.g., with bicyclists, pedestrians, etc.)
- In-vehicle communications (wireless or wired)
- Radio technologies for V2X (radio resource management, propagation models, antennas, etc.)
- Protocols for vehicular networks (MAC / link layer, routing, mobility management, dissemination, transport, applications etc.)
- Architectures, algorithms and protocols for data dissemination, processing, and aggregation in vehicular networks
- Security, privacy, liability, and dependability in vehicular networks
- Network and QoS management for vehicular networks
- Simulation and performance evaluation techniques for vehicular networks
- Results from experimental systems, testbeds, and pilot studies
- Impact assessments of vehicular networks on safety, transportation efficiency, and the environment
- Communications related to electric and hybrid vehicles
- Heterogeneous networking approaches (multi-radio, multi-application)
- Integration of V2V with on-board systems and networks
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.
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:
Full papers should describe novel research contributions and are limited in length to eight (8) printed pages (10-point font) including figures, tables, and references. Papers exceeding 8 pages will not be accepted at EDAS, nor reviewed at all.
Short papers should be more visionary in nature and may report on work in progress without finished results. They are meant to present novel perspectives, so as to foster discussion about innovative directions and new points of view. They are limited to at most four (4) pages including figures, tables, and references, but might in many cases be even shorter. Accepted short papers will be included in the proceedings and there will be given (a shorter) time for oral presentation at the conference.
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.
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.
A demo paper submission should include an overview of the demonstration set-up (the inclusion of photographs of the demonstrator are encouraged) and the results that will be showcased to the attendees. 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, it will be downloaded by the demo co-chairs such that it can be hosted on our website to ensure the anonymity of the reviewers. The videos of accepted demonstration proposals will then also be advertised on the conference website. For all accepted demonstration proposals, the demo co-chairs will follow up with the authors to obtain requests for required equipment and/or facilities (power outlets, Internet connections, table dimensions, etc.). Demonstrations may be supported by a poster describing the general set-up of the demonstration, its background, and the technical content to be demonstrated. The authors should inform the demo co-chairs if an accompanying poster will be presented.
Camera ready instructions
All final paper submissions should be written in English and must be formatted in standard IEEE 2-column format. Full papers are limited in length to eight (8) printed pages (10-point font) including figures, tables, and references. Short papers are limited to four (4) printed pages. Papers exceeding the page limits will not be accepted at EDAS. The mandatory IEEE template in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at the IEEE templates page.
When preparing your final camera ready version, please make sure that your paper contains no headers, no footers, and no page numbers. This information will be added by EDAS.
Check that your page size is US letter (8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)).
To have an idea of how an EDAS compliant paper looks like, download this sample pdf. If your paper looks very similar to this, you should be fine.
If you require assistance in preparing your final submission, please contact our publication chair Michele Segata (msegata [at] disi [dot] unitn [dot] it).
Please follow these steps to submit your camera ready paper:
At least one of the paper authors needs to register for the conference. Author registrations must be full registrations and cannot receive the student discount.
Use EDAS to fill out the electronic copyright form for publication of your paper in IEEE Xplore. The copyright form can be added to your paper by logging in to EDAS, opening the paper details page, and selecting the plus symbol next to "Copyright form."
Upload your camera ready paper using EDAS. The upload link can be found next to "Final manuscript" on the paper details page in EDAS. After uploading, check for any PDF problems that EDAS reports. Possible problems will show below the uploaded paper information on the paper details page. Make sure to address these problems and upload a final manuscript without printing problems before the camera ready deadline.
Please Note: To be published in the IEEE VNC 2015 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 2 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE VNC 2015 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.
If you were invited to present your paper at VNC 2015, particularly if you haven't been to VNC yet, please read the following information on presentation guidelines.
Four different categories of papers will be presented at VNC 2015: full papers, short papers, poster papers, and demo papers. You indicated the category of your paper when you submitted to VNC 2015; each paper has been either accepted for the category it was submitted to or not accepted at all. When in doubt, please consult your paper's EDAS page.
Full papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers (up to 4 pages) are presented orally only, in sessions S0 through S9 of VNC 2015. Please refer to your paper’s EDAS page to find its session and presentation order in the session. Note that each session mixes full papers and short papers freely; presentations only differ in the length of their time slot: Full papers are allocated time slots of 25 minutes; short papers are allocated slots of 15 minutes. Note that the time slot includes time for all of setting up, oral presentation, and time for questions. Session chairs are under strict instructions to allow no one speaker to overrun their time slot. We thus recommend to plan for no more than 20 minutes or 10 minutes, else you might run the risk of not being able to engage the audience during Q&A – or even of having to stop midway through your talk. Presenters of full and short papers are expected to bring their own equipment. Please find your session chair no later than 15 minutes before the start of your session to 1) confirm your presentation will be taking place and to 2) arrange for an opportunity to try check compatibility of your equipment to the facilities of VNC 2015.
Poster papers (up to 2 pages) and demo papers (up to 2 pages) are presented in two respects. First, orally, during a very brief “Two Minute Madness” session. Second, interactively, during the following “Coffee, Posters, and Demos”. Please find your session chair at the beginning of the preceding lunch break to collect slides. Slides need to be in PDF format with a 4:3 aspect ratio and will be collected on the session chair’s machine for presentation. Each presenter will be allocated a 2 minute time slot to present their slide(s). After oral presentation, all posters and demos will be exhibited together, in a “Coffee, Posters, and Demos” session. Please get in touch with our poster and demo chairs if you require any information.
Paper Submissions Deadline: September 14, 2015 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: October 26, 2015
Camera-Ready Paper Due: November 9, 2015