Call for Papers

Connected vehicles are becoming a cornerstone of the increasingly connected world and the deployment phase of the first generation of vehicular networks is now closer than ever. As the applications for connected vehicles so does the demand for reliable networking. Large-scale testbeds are running or planned in different parts of the world, while multiple discussions are taking place at different levels and in different forums about the next generation of vehicular networks. The automated (and connected) vehicle will soon come into play and may significantly change the roots of vehicular networks. The 2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) seeks to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss recent developments and challenges in vehicular networking technologies, and their applications.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • 5G technologies for connected vehicles
  • Communications and networking for automated and semi-automated vehicles
  • Congestion and awareness control in vehicular networks
  • Novel technologies for V2X (TVWS, LTE-D, VLC, etc.)
  • Safety and non-safety applications of vehicular networks, including ITS
  • V2V, V2I and V2X communications and networking protocols
  • Vehicular communications with VRUs (Vulnerable Road Users) e.g., with bicyclists, pedestrians, etc.
  • In-vehicle communications (wireless or wired)
  • Radio propagation and technologies for vehicular networks (propagation models, antennas, etc.)
  • Protocols for vehicular networking (radio resource management, link layer, routing, mobility management, dissemination, transport etc.)
  • Security, privacy, liability, and dependability in vehicular networks
  • Network and QoS management for vehicular networks
  • Simulation and performance evaluation techniques for vehicular networks
  • Results from experimental systems, testbeds, and pilot studies
  • Impact assessments of vehicular networks on safety, transportation efficiency, and the environment
  • Communications related to electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Heterogeneous networking approaches (multi-radio, multi-channel, multi-application, multi-technology)
  • Integration of V2V with on-board systems and networks
  • Vehicular networking architectures and system design
  • Applications and services to enhance driver experience, performance, and behavior

Selected papers will be considered for possible fast track special issue publication in Elsevier Computer Communications journal subject to the usual 30+% extension.

IEEE VNC 2017 will feature poster and demo sessions, co-located so as to maximise visibility and interactions with the conference audience. Posters are especially suited for presenting controversial research directions that may generate discussion, or promising ideas not yet fully validated through complete extensive evaluation. Demonstrations are targeted to showcase prototypes with media, models, or live hardware/software demonstrators.

Poster/demo papers must fit in two pages and follow the standard IEEE two-column format with 10-point fonts. All poster/demo paper submissions must be written in English. The title of the paper must begin with either "Poster:" or "Demo:". Optionally, a poster paper submission can also include a link to the electronic copy of the poster. Authors of the demo papers are strongly encouraged to include a link to a short video presenting their prototype. Electronic copies of posters and demo videos shall be hosted by a third-party cloud storage or streaming service (e.g., Dropbox, Wetransfer, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), so as to ensure the anonymity of reviewers.

Manuscript submissions

Authors are invited to submit double-column long papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers (up to 4 pages) as a PDF file in IEEE format with a font size no smaller than 10pt. All paper submissions must be written in English. The mandatory IEEE template in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at the IEEE templates page.

In addition to Poster and Demo papers (2 pages) will be considered. Papers submitted to a category will NOT be moved to a different category, e.g., full papers will not be "downgraded" to short papers.

Short papers should present future research directions and ongoing work with visionary, innovative ideas. Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere and must not be currently under review by another conference or journal. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 independant expert in the field following a single blind process. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted to Xplore for possible publication.

Student posters

The 2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) program will include a student poster session. This session aims at providing a platform for students in the area of vehicular networks and communications to present their (early) research results. This is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with fellow junior researchers, and receive useful feedback from more senior attendees.

We invite submissions from undergraduate, graduate and PhD students, from early-stage to advanced (e.g., dissertation-level) research, on the same topics of interest to the main conference. The two-page papers accepted for poster presentation will be included in the IEEE VNC 2017 proceedings.

Contributions to the student poster session must be submitted as two-page papers, and must adhere to the format requirements for full papers in all other aspects. Optionally, the papers can include a link to an electronic copy of the poster.

Submission website

EDAS Submission system: