Special Issue on: “Inter-Vehicle Communication and Intelligent Transportation Systems”
Guest Editor: Dr. Wen-Long Jin, University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to inter-vehicle communication (IVC) from both industry and academic communities, due to its close relationship to the development of management and control strategies of transportation systems, vehicular technologies, and information and communication technologies. With the ubiquitous existence of wireless communication devices and the allocation of a block of spectrum in the 5.850 to 5.925 GHz band for Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) by US FCC, IVC technologies can be applied to develop Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies to improve drivers’ safety and comfort on the road and the productivity of the whole transportation system.
In particular, Advanced Traveller Information Systems (ATIS), based on IVC, are distributed in nature and hold many advantages over traditional ATIS in terms of collecting and disseminating critical traffic information. Due to complicated interactions between transportation systems and communication systems, many fundamental questions related to IVC remain to be answered. For examples, is an IVC-based ATIS feasible for improving the safety and productivity of transportation systems? What are the proper requirements for communication units in terms of transmission range, communication bandwidth, and storage size? What are the proper mechanisms for detecting, storing, processing and routing traffic information in such a distributed system? What influences can the type of applications and traffic situations have on the performance and design of communication hardware and software?
This special issue aims to be a discussion platform of the interplay between Inter-Vehicle Communication and Intelligent Transportation Systems. We hope that, through these dedicated efforts, IVC technologies will be more readily applied to solve real-world transportation problems.
Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts that study topics including but not limited to:
- IVC as mobile ad-hoc networks
- IVC communication hardware design
- Information routing through IVC
- IVC-based sensor networks
- Integration of IVC and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication
- Traffic information detection, process, management and dissemination
- IVC-based driving assistance and guidance
- Design and performance analysis of IVC systems
- Information privacy and security in IVC systems
- IVC regulation and policy
We welcome technical papers of theoretical and empirical studies, as well as survey and tutorial articles.
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere
All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page
For consideration, papers must be received by: 30 September, 2006
Editors and Notes
You may send one copy in the form of a PDF (preferred), Microsoft Word, or Postscript file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:
Dr. Wen-Long Jin
Department of Automation
University of Science and Technology of China
PO Box 4
Hefei, Anhui 230027
Fax: +86 551 360-3244
with an email copy only to:
IEL Editorial Office
Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor