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Special Issue "Remote sensing for Intelligent Transportation Systems"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Mohamed Elhoseny

Faculty of Computers and Information, Mansoura University, Egypt
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Interests: intelligent systems; data security; networks; internet of things; big data analysis; machine learning algorithms
Guest Editor
Dr. K. Shankar

School of Computing, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, India
Interests: secret sharing scheme; image security; IoT and healthcare applications; optimization algorithms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, the number of research activities related to the utilization of remote sensing technologies towards their implementation in transportation system is increasing tremendously. Transportation systems have become a fundamental base for the economic growth of all nations. Nevertheless, many cities around the world are facing an uncontrolled growth in traffic volume, causing serious problems, such as delays, traffic jams, higher fuel prices, increase of CO2 emissions, accidents, emergencies, and the degradation of quality of life in modern society. Advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) in areas such as hardware, software, and communications have created new opportunities for developing a sustainable, intelligent transportation system. The integration of ICT with the transportation infrastructure will enable a better, safer traveling experience and migration to intelligent transportation systems (ITS) which focus on four fundamental principles: Sustainability, integration, safety, and responsiveness. The success of ITS largely depends on the platform used to access, collect, and process accurate data from the environment. Remote sensing (both terrestrial and satellite) has been revealed to be a suitable approach to effectively collecting data at a large scale, and with an accuracy level that satisfies the ITS demand. Different advanced technologies have enabled automated modeling, and the interpretation of the data is an interesting topic of remote sensing based ITS. 

The goal of this Special Issue is to collect the recent technologies, data collection and data processing techniques, algorithms, protocols, and decision support systems related to the field of ITS in remote sensing.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Application of advanced technologies in ITS;
  • Artificial Intelligence for ITS in remote sensing;
  • Automatic onboard processing techniques for ITS;
  • Communication technologies for ITS in remote sensing;
  • Networking resource management for ITS in remote sensing;
  • Remote sensing based ITS for smart cities;
  • Research on intelligence computing models for ITS;
  • Security and privacy in ITS;
  • Sensing technologies for ITS in remote sensing;
  • Smart decision support systems for ITS.

Dr. Mohamed Elhoseny
Dr. K. Shankar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Application models
  • Communication technologies
  • Decision support system
  • Intelligent onboard processing system
  • Resource management
  • Security and privacy
  • ITS for smart cities

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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