2nd GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication

February 20-21, 2014, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg





GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch was organized on the topic of inter-vehicular communication. Discussions revolved around both the state of the art and around future directions of inter-vehicle communication research, from physical layer optimizations to novel applications of vehicular networks and from microscopic evaluation metrics to problems of scale, crime, and privacy. It will be the goal of this new Fachgespräch to again bring together talented young researchers to follow-up on the discussions. Over the last few years, significant efforts are being carried out by industry, academia and government agencies to improve driving safety, increase vehicle traffic efficiency and decrease fuel consumption by exploiting vehicular communications and networking technologies. These technologies, which are generally referred to as VANET (Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks), include Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and can be based on short- and medium-range communications as well as on cellular systems.

Link to the main web site of FG-IVC: http://fg-ivc.car2x.org/.


The goal of this event is to give an interdisciplinary overview on recent advances and early results in the area of vehicular inter-networking technologies and related applications. This seminar will include and solicit contributions addressing technical and research issues, development projects, standardization activities, and field trials on VANET technologies and applications.
The objective is to discuss recent advancements in this highly active research area, to highlight interdisciplinary challenges in the development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), and to share lessons learned from field trial experiences.
Scope of Contributions: Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts (2-4 pages) presenting new research results related to the theory or practice of vehicular communications and applications
Manuscripts formatted according to IEEE conference layout should be submitted as PDF documents by email to fg-ivc-2014@uni.lu. Accepted contributions will be published in a technical report (thus, the copyright will remain with the authors).


Related event:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication protocol design and network management
  • Channel modeling, modulation and coding
  • Congestion control and scalability issues
  • Collaborative systems
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Multi-channel organization and operation
  • Traffic management and flow optimization techniques
  • Vehicle or traffic-related smartphone apps
  • Safety and non-safety applications
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle/roadside/Internet communication
  • Simulation frameworks
  • Security issues and countermeasures, and privacy issues
  • Telematics applications
  • Electric vehicle applications
  • Networking to reduce energy consumption
  • Wireless in-car networks
  • Systems that reduce driver distraction
  • Real-world testbeds

Organizing Committee:

Registration is € 70 to cover the costs of the event (social event not included), payable via wire transfer. Do not forget to include your name and our reference number.

Account holder: Université du Luxembourg
Bank:                 BCEE: Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, Luxembourg
IBAN:                 LU15 0019 2955 5036 0000
BIC:                   BCEELULL
Reference:        [YourName] – IVC2014_UNILU – I2C-NET-EVT-13FIVC

Important Dates:

  • Extended Abstract Deadline:
    January 20th, 2014 extended January 27
    th, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance:
    February 3rd, 2014
  • Fachgespräch:
    ​February 20th-21st, 2014



Thursday, February 20th 2014

Time Speaker Title
8.00 – 8.45   Registration & Welcome Coffee
8.45 – 9.00 Thomas Engel Welcome
9.00 – 10.00 Claudio Casetti Academic Keynote: The Identity Crisis of the Social Vehicle
10.00 – 10.30   Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.00 Markus Forster Mitigating Vehicular Shockwaves in a Closed Border Environment
11.00 – 11.30 Carsten Buettner Anonymous Credentials and Attribute-Based Authorization Ticket in Car-to-X Communication
11.30 – 12.00 Ruediger Berndt Towards the City-scale Simulation and Performance Assessment of Electric Vehicles
12.00 – 12.30 Thomas Gehrsitz In-car communication based on power line networks
12.30 – 13.30   Lunch Break
13.30 – 14.00 Michael Feiri An evaluation framework for pre-distribution strategies of certificates in VANETs
14.00 – 14.30 Rens W. van der Heijden Open issues in differentiating misbehavior and anomalies for VANETs
14.30 – 15.00 Christoph Ide Identifying LTE Connectivity Hot Spots in Vehicular Environments: A Learning Approach
15.00 – 18.00 Christoph Sommer Veins Tutorial
18.00 – 19.00   Break
19.00 – 24.00   Dinner & Social Event (not included in the registration)


Friday, February 21st 2014


Time Speaker Title
8.45 – 9.30   Coffee
09.30 – 10.00 Michael Feiri Real Wold Privacy Expectations in VANETs
10.00 – 10.30 Raphael Riebl Implementation of Day One ITS-G5 Systems for Testing Purposes
10.30 – 11.00 Michele Segata A Modular Approach to Platooning Maneuvers
11.00 – 11.30 Julian Timpner Vehicular Communications in the V-Charge Project
11.30 – 12.00 Lara Codeca Improving Traffic in Urban Environments
12.00 – 12.15   Wrap-up
12.15 – 14.00   Lunch Break

The agenda can also be downloaded here.

Call for Papers:

Download Call for Papers




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R. Frank, M. Forster, C. Sommer, F. Kargl, T. Engel, “Proceedings of the 2nd GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2014)“, University of Luxembourg, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), TR-SnT-2014-4, ISBN 978-2-87971-124-9, February 2014. [PDF, BibTeX]



The photos of the event can be found here.