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International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems


Special Issue on: "Intelligent Transportation Techniques for Vehicle Tracking and Accident Identification Systems"

Guest Editors:
Dr. R. Varatharajan, Sri Ramanujar Engineering College, India
Dr. Xiao-Zhi Gao, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Due to recent technological and population growth, the utilisation of vehicles is quickly increasing and at the same time the number of accidents is also increased. Transportation networks are very important in current life. Accordingly, enormous research efforts have been dedicated to this field in the recent past. Constructive vehicular connectivity techniques can significantly intensify the efficiency of travel, improve safety and reduce traffic incidents and congestion. Intelligent transportation systems have resulted in more sensors being used in different features of transportation science and engineering. Sensor-based monitoring, operation, designing, control, and decision making has been the trend in air, water, and ground transportation systems, for safety, durability, and comfort, as well as environmental sustainability. Various traditional and newly-developed sensors have been used in various aspects of transportation systems for accurate information acquisition, effective monitoring, vehicle tracking and accident identification.

The special issue aims to publish original, significant and visionary papers that present ideas, innovations, and applications of intelligent transportation techniques for vehicle tracking and accident identification systems.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Trips, falls and crush accidents prevention
  • Accident prevention involving machinery
  • Intelligent techniques for advanced vehicle tracing and vehicle control system
  • Vehicle fault identification and detection with control
  • Intelligent systems for vehicle accident detection and notification
  • Intelligent techniques for car authentication
  • Monitoring and recording of airfield areas for operation and safety purposes
  • Novel intelligent techniques for railway inspection and monitoring techniques
  • Rail network-wide sensing, control and management
  • Intelligent transportation systems and traffic control to reduce emissions
  • Intelligent transportation technologies to reduce (fossil) fuel consumption

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Dr. R. Varatharajan: varatharajan_profece@sriramanujar.acin
Dr. Xiao-Zhi Gao:

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 March, 2018