Special Issue "Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communication for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Tamer Nadeem

Department of Computer Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
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Interests: smart wireless systems; mobile and edge computing; software-defined networks; network security and privacy; Internet-of-Things and smart city systems; vehicular networks; intelligent transportation systems; location determination systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With almost 55% of the current world population concentrated in an urban setting, a proportion that the UN expects to increase to 70% by 2050, investing in smartness and modernizing city infrastructure becomes critical in creating a stronger and more sustainable place to live and work. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are the backbone of smart and modern cities; they have become a necessity in order to alleviate the expensive consequences of the high demand on transportation networks, as well as to guarantee the optimal utilization of resources to make cities more efficient, sustainable, and people-centric.

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X), which refers to the systems where vehicles are exchanging data with their surroundings (e.g., infrastructure systems, people) using wireless communication, is one of the fundamental building blocks of ITS. This connectivity will provide precise knowledge of the traffic conditions across the entire road network, which in turn will increase traffic efficiency, improve driving comfort, reduce the environmental impact of transportation, and has the potential to save lives by preventing many traffic accidents. Furthermore, V2X enable access to the vast information available in the cloud. For example, real-time traffic, sensor, and high-definition mapping data can be made available, which is useful not only for today’s drivers but will be essential for navigating self-driving vehicles in the future.

The past decade has seen a substantial development of wireless communication technology for V2X communication and networking, enabling the development of several novel ITS services and applications. Various V2X communication standards have been developed worldwide including IEEE (802.11p and 1609.x) and SAE DSRC in the US, ETSI TC ITS and CEN TC278 in Europe, and ARIB STD-109 in Japan. Most recently, the 3GPP C-V2X (cellular V2X) has been rapidly gaining global support from the majority of the automotive industry, who support both short-range vehicle-to-vehicle communication and long-range communications using cellular networks. Integrating the advances in V2X wireless communications with recent advancements in wireless technologies (5G), edge computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), blockchain, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and so on will provide novel technologies, systems, applications, and services targeting more efficient and safer transportation.

In this Special Issue, the Guest Editors welcome submissions on novel V2X communication schemes, innovative designs that combine various technologies, experiments that deploy prototype systems, and the exploration of new ITS applications and services. Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Wireless communications and networking architecture for V2X and ITS;
  • Co-existence of wireless technologies for V2X;
  • Theory, technology, methodology, tools, and applications for V2X;
  • Practices, recommendations, and standards for V2X;
  • V2X for intelligent transportation and smart cities;
  • Safety and non-safety ITS applications;
  • Security and privacy techniques for V2X and ITS;
  • Telematics applications for connected vehicles;
  • Modelling, simulation, and field evaluation for V2X;
  • V2X for self-driving vehicles;
  • V2X for charging of electrical vehicles;
  • Big data and data analytics for V2X and ITS;
  • Cooperative driving, intelligent and autonomous vehicles;
  • Vehicular networking, vehicular cloud, and Internet of Vehicles (IoV);
  • IoT, complex systems, and systems-of-systems for V2X and ITS;
  • Edge systems, applications, and services for V2X and ITS;
  • Blockchain and other consensus approaches for connected vehicles and ITS;
  • Human factors for intelligent transportation;
  • Machine learning techniques for V2X and ITS;
  • Mobile augmented reality systems for ITS;
  • Software defined networking (SDN) for V2X;
  • Swarm intelligent computing in IoV;
  • Network and information services in IoV.

Dr. Tamer Nadeem
Guest Editor

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  • V2X communications
  • cellular V2X
  • vehicular networking
  • intelligent transportation systems
  • cooperative ITS
  • internet of vehicles
  • vehicular cloud
  • connected vehicles
  • autonomous vehicles

Published Papers

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