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Central European Time (CET) Wednesday, November 10 (Add to calendar) Thursday, November 11 (Add to calendar) Friday, November 12 (Add to calendar)
11:00 ‑ 15:00 ICT4CART Special Session
15:00 ‑ 15:30 Welcome Panel Keynote 3
15:30 ‑ 16:00 Keynote 1
16:00 ‑ 16:05 Break Posters & Demos
16:05 ‑ 16:30 Session 4 - Scheduling
16:30 ‑ 16:45 Break
16:45 ‑ 17:10 Session 1 - Platooning
17:10 ‑ 17:15 Break
17:15 ‑ 17:45 Session 5 - Mac and Phy
17:45 ‑ 18:30 Big Break Big Break
18:30 ‑ 18:45 Big Break Session 6 - C-V2X
18:45 ‑ 19:15 Session 2 - Cooperative Driving
19:15 ‑ 19:45 Keynote 2
19:45 ‑ 19:50 Break
19:50 ‑ 20:00 Break Session 7 - Implementation
20:00 ‑ 20:15 Session 3 - Data-Driven V2X
20:15 ‑ 21:00 Social
21:00 ‑ 21:15     Closing

Wednesday, November 10

Wednesday, November 10 15:00 - 15:30 CET (Add to calendar)

by: Frank Kargl, Onur Altintas / Christoph Sommer, Takamasa Higuchi

Wednesday, November 10 15:30 - 16:30 CET (Add to calendar)

Keynote 1 by Prof. Jérôme Härri, EURECOM

15:30 Knowledge on Wheels - Challenges and Opportunities of Vehicular Knowledge Networks
Abstract: More than a decade ago, by enabling the exchange of GPS information, hazardous events, sensor data or even anticipated trajectories, vehicular information networks acted as cornerstone to radical innovations towards safer, smoother and greener roads. Today, key enablers such as hyper-connectivity (5G+), edge computing and edge AI pave the way towards cooperative edge knowledge creation and sharing, thus setting the foundation of vehicular knowledge networks. In a similar way that the Internet and more recently social networks transformed information networks, vehicular knowledge networks have the potential to radically transform the vehicular ecosystem by enabling vehicles to a decentralized access to knowledge. Vehicular knowledge networks yet face new challenges, such as ad hoc knowledge naming, identification, authentication, combination or segmentation. This keynote will address these aspects, emphasizing challenges behind vehicles autonomously creating knowledge, locating knowledge or authenticating and tracing knowledge. It will also illustrate the impact of the vehicular knowledge networking with selected use cases and identify standardization gaps.
Bio: Jérôme Härri received a M.Sc. degree and a Dr. ès sc. (PhD) degree in telecommunication from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne. He is currently Professor at the Communication Systems Department, EURECOM Sophia Antipolis, France, where he leads the Connected Automated Transport System (CATS) team. Previously, he led the Traffic Telematics Junior Research Group at the Institute of Telematics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. His research is related to Internet of Things (IoT) and Connected Transportation, including wireless vehicular communication and networking, transportation modeling, positioning and localization, or control system optimization. Jérôme has authored and coauthored over 100 international journal and conference papers and is involved in various national and European research projects related to connected and automated mobility (FP7 iTETRIS, COLOMBO and HIGHTS, H2020 5G-Croco, Safe4Rail2, Safe4Rail3, and IntellIoT), and was technical coordinator of the H2020 HIGHTS project. He is Associate Editor for Frontier in Future Transportation as well as for the Hindawi Journal of Advanced Transportation.

Wednesday, November 10 16:45 - 17:45 CET (Add to calendar)

Session 1 - Platooning

Chair: Lars C Wolf (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)
16:45 On the Progressive Introduction of Heterogeneous CACC Capabilities
Michele Segata (Free University of Bolzano, Italy); Lorenzo Ghiro (University of Trento, Italy); Renato Lo Cigno (University of Brescia, Italy)
17:05 Information-Decay-Aware Adaptive Sensor Weighting Control for Safe High-Density Platooning
Daniel Plöger (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany); Sudeep Hegde (Nokia Bell Labs & TU Hamburg, Germany); Oliver Blume and Rudraksh Shrivastava (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Andreas Timm-Giel (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
17:25 Gaussian Process Based Stochastic Model Predictive Control for Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
Sahand Mosharafian (University of Georgia, USA); Mahdi Razzaghpour and Yaser P. Fallah (University of Central Florida, USA); Javad Mohammadpour Velni (University of Georgia, USA)

Wednesday, November 10 18:45 - 19:50 CET (Add to calendar)

Session 2 - Cooperative Driving

Chair: Renato Lo Cigno (University of Brescia, Italy)
18:45 Vulnerable Road Users are Important as Well: Persons in the Collective Perception Service
Alexander Willecke, Keno Garlichs, Fynn Schulze and Lars C Wolf (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)
19:05 An Extended Maneuver Coordination Protocol with Support for Urban Scenarios and Mixed Traffic
Max Bastian Mertens, Johannes Christian Müller and Robin Dehler (Ulm University, Germany); Marvin Klimke, Matthias Maier, Soheil Gherekhloo, Benjamin Völz and Rüdiger Henn (Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany); Michael Buchholz (Ulm University, Germany)
19:20 Towards a Framework to Evaluate Cooperative Perception for Connected Vehicles
Faisal Hawlader and Raphael Frank (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
19:35 An Extension Proposal for the Collective Perception Service to Avoid Transformation Errors and Include Object Predictions
Jan Strohbeck, Martin Herrmann, Johannes Christian Müller and Michael Buchholz (Ulm University, Germany)

Wednesday, November 10 20:00 - 21:00 CET (Add to calendar)

Session 3 - Data-Driven V2X

Chair: Abdelmajid Khelil (Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
20:00 Revealing a Hidden, Stable Spectral Structure of Urban Vehicular Traffic
Fan Bai (General Motors, USA); Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California, USA)
20:20 Recognition of Outlying Driving Behaviors: A Data-Driven Perspective with Applications to V2X Collective Perception
Thinh Dinh Hoang (Université Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France); Vincent Martinez (NXP, USA); Daniel Delahaye (French Civil Aviation University, France)
20:40 Towards Increasing VRU Safety: A Map-Based and Data-Driven Analysis of Accident Black Spots
Niklas Puller (Volkswagen AG & TH Wildau, Germany); Hendrik-Jörn Günther (Volkswagen Group Research & Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany); Gwendal Lucas and André Leschke (Volkswagen AG, Germany); Vittorio Rocco (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)

Thursday, November 11

Thursday, November 11 15:00 - 16:00 CET (Add to calendar)

Panel organized by Dr. Jim Lansford, Qualcomm

  • Dr. Hariharan Krishnan, Technical Fellow, General Motors Global R&D
  • Dr. Reza Karimi, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Huawei Technologies
  • Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Senior Manager, Network Planning, Verizon
  • Dr. Karsten Schmidt, Senior Automotive Security Specialist, Audi AG

15:00 The information superhighway for vehicles of the future - how many lanes of bandwidth?
Abstract: The modern car has evolved into a complex system of controls, computing, and communication; in addition to a rich infotainment experience, there is an increasing desire for communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure to improve safety and better manage traffic congestion. The combined requirements of infotainment and traffic safety multiplied by millions of vehicles will require significant data bandwidth both inside and outside of the vehicle. This panel will explore the evolving requirements for connectivity to the vehicle as well as networks inside the vehicle and discuss how 5G and in-vehicle networks will meet the demand for increased safety and comfort for the travelers of the future.

Thursday, November 11 16:05 - 17:10 CET (Add to calendar)

Session 4 - Scheduling

Chair: Susmit Shannigrahi (Tennessee Technological University, USA)
16:05 Group Formation for Cooperative Highway Merging Considering Undetected Vehicles in Mixed Traffic
Sho Kato, Masashi Kunibe, Rei Yamazaki and Hiroshi Shigeno (Keio University, Japan)
16:20 Fault-Tolerant Dynamic Scheduling and Routing for TSN Based In-Vehicle Networks
Ammad Ali Syed (Technical University of Chemnitz & Denso Automotive GmbH, Germany); Serkan Ayaz and Tim Leinmüller (DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbH, Germany); Madhu Chandra (Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany)
16:35 Scheduling Aerial Vehicles in an Urban Air Mobility Scheme
Emmanouil S. Rigas, Panayiotis Kolios and Georgios Ellinas (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
16:55 Adaptive Beamwidth Configuration for Millimeter Wave V2X Scheduling
Baldomero Coll-Perales (Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche (UMH), Spain); Javier Gozalvez (Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain); Esteban Egea-Lopez (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Spain)

Thursday, November 11 17:15 - 18:30 CET (Add to calendar)

Session 5 - Mac and Phy

Chair: Tim Leinmüller (DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbH, Germany)
17:15 On the Simulation of Vehicular Networking Scenarios in Multi-Story Parking Garages
Alexander Brummer, Thomas Deinlein and Anatoli Djanatliev (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
17:35 Evaluating V2X Technologies for Warehouse Intelligent Transportation Systems
Samuel Pell, Andreas Willig and Graeme K Woodward (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
17:55 Vehicles Tracking in 5G-V2X UDN Using Range and Bearing Measurements
Grigoriy Fokin (The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, Russia)
18:10 Power Optimization of THz Band Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks
Shady H.A. Samy, Engy Aly Maher and Ahmed E. El-Mahdy (German University in Cairo, Egypt); Falko Dressler (TU Berlin, Germany)

Thursday, November 11 19:15 - 20:15 CET (Add to calendar)

Keynote 2 by Michael Buchholz, Ulm University

19:15 Supporting Connected Automated Vehicles with Intelligent Infrastructure
Abstract: Automated driving is a complex task, especially when occlusions of the perception system occur. This regularly happens in urban areas, e.g. by other traffic, buildings, or vegetation. In these cases, information communicated by external sources, like infrastructure sensors or other road users, can help the automated vehicle (AV) to be still able to fulfil its driving task. To research possible solutions exploiting V2X communication in real traffic, the Institute of Measurement, Control, and Microtechnolgy at University of Ulm operates a pilot installation of infrastructure sensors at an occluded junction in a suburban area of Ulm. This test site has been installed and is used together with partners within the German public funded projects MEC-View and LUKAS as well as the European project ICT4CART. It is based on multi-access edge computing (MEC) within a LTE/5G mobile network.
Bio: Michael Buchholz received his diploma degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as well as his Ph.D. degree from University of Karlsruhe/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2010, respectively. Since 2009, he has been serving as a research group leader and lecturer at the Institute of Measurement, Control, and Microtechnology at Ulm University. His main research interests comprise automated and connected driving, electric mobility, and mechatronical systems. He is serving as a work package and test site leader in several European and German research projects like ICT4CART, MEC-View, and LUKAS. In the German flagship project UNICARagil, Michael coordinates the domain of vehicle automation.

Thursday, November 11 20:15 - 21:00 CET (Add to calendar)


Friday, November 12

Friday, November 12 11:00 - 15:00 CET

ICT4CART Special Session (Session Agenda)

Friday, November 12 15:00 - 16:00 CET (Add to calendar)

Keynote 3 by Dr. Karsten Schmidt, Audi AG

15:00 Pitfalls and solutions introducing security into modern in-vehicle networks
Abstract: The introduction of new networking technologies (FlexRay, CAN FD and Ethernet) into modern vehicles is always a huge challenge. This challenge is further complicated by the need to introduce a wide range of new functionalities into the vehicle systems. Another level of complexity arises from the need to meet current cyber-security requirements. In my presentation, I would like to share some of the experiences we have made over the years as automotive developer. The focus of my presentation will be on the security and network aspects and I will discuss potential pitfalls introducing security into modern in-vehicle networks and their solutions.
Bio: Karsten Schmidt received his diploma degree in Electrical Engineering as well as his Ph.D. degree from University of Dresden. He starts his professional career as software developer for mobile communication networks. Karsten is a senior automotive software developer at AUDI AG with 15+ years of experience developing various safety and security relevant systems and also support the introduction of new technologies (FlexRay, Ethernet) into modern cars. The main fields of work now are: Security for in-vehicle networks, hardware security and security architecture for automotive systems. In his spare time, he tries to figure out how software defined radios works.

Friday, November 12 16:00 - 17:45 CET (Add to calendar)

Posters & Demos

Demo: Distracted Driving Behavior Detection to Avoid Rear-End Collisions
Seyhan Ucar and Kentaro Oguchi (Toyota Motor North America R&D, InfoTech Labs, USA)
Demo: Environment for Generic In-Vehicular Network Experiments - EnGINE
Marcin Bosk, Filip Rezabek and Kilian Holzinger (Technical University of Munich, Germany); Angela Gonzalez (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf Gmbh, Germany); Abdoul Kane (Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH, Germany); Francesc Fons and Haigang Zhang (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf Gmbh, Germany); Georg Carle and Jörg Ott (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Demo: Infrastructure Assisted Efficient Collective Perception Service for Connected Vehicles
Arvind Merwaday, Satish Chandra Jha, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan and Ignacio Alvarez (Intel Corporation, USA); Leonardo Gomes Baltar (Intel Deutschland GmbH, Germany); Vesh Raj Sharma Banjade (Intel Corporation & Intel Labs, USA); Suman Sehra (Intel Corporation, USA)
Demo: Proactive Low Latency Video Encoding Service Based on 5G Coverage
Mikko Uitto (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland); Antti Heikkinen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland)
Demo: Vehicular Collaborative Data Storage for Road Incident Monitoring
Seyhan Ucar (Toyota Motor North America R&D, InfoTech Labs, USA); Takamasa Higuchi (Toyota Motor North America R&D, USA); Chang-Heng Wang (InfoTech Labs, Toyota Motor North America R&D, USA); Onur Altintas (Toyota Motor North America R&D, InfoTech Labs, USA)
Poster: A Methodology for Semi-Automated CAN Bus Reverse Engineering
Alessio Buscemi (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Ion Turcanu (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg); German Castignani (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Romain Crunelle (Xee/Eliocity, France); Thomas Engel (University of Luxemburg, Luxembourg)
Poster: Can Traffic Lights and CAV Work Together Using Deep Reinforcement Learning?
Jiaying Guo and Shen Wang (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Poster: Commercial 5G Performance: A V2X Experiment
Raphael Frank and Faisal Hawlader (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Poster: Enabling Comparable and Reproducible Simulations for V2X Research
Tobias Hardes (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany & Paderborn University / Software Innovation Campus Paderborn, Germany); Dalisha Logan (Paderborn University, Germany); Christoph Sommer (TU Dresden, Germany); Florian Klingler (Paderborn University, Germany)
Poster: Fault-Tolerant Consensus for Connected Vehicles: A Case Study
Thomas Li and Lewis Tseng (Boston College, USA); Takamasa Higuchi (Toyota Motor North America R&D, USA); Seyhan Ucar and Onur Altintas (Toyota Motor North America R&D, InfoTech Labs, USA)
Poster: Potentials of Mixing TSN Wired Networks and Best-Effort Wireless Networks for V2X
Ion Turcanu (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg); Christoph Sommer (TU Dresden, Germany)
Poster: Scalable Simulation of Platoon Formation Maneuvers with PlaFoSim
Julian Heinovski (TU Berlin, Germany); Dominik S. Buse (TU Berlin & Software Innovation Lab, Paderborn University, Germany); Falko Dressler (TU Berlin, Germany)
Poster: Simulating Hybrid LEO Satellite and V2X Networks
Mario Franke (TU Dresden, Germany); Florian Klingler (Paderborn University, Germany); Christoph Sommer (TU Dresden, Germany)
Poster: The ROAD to Resilient Location for the Internet of Vehicles
Pedro M Rosa (University of Lisbon & Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal); Miguel L Pardal (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa & MIT, Portugal); Gabriel Pestana (INOV Inesc Inovação & INOV - INESC Inovação, Portugal)

Friday, November 12 18:30 - 19:45 CET (Add to calendar)

Session 6 - C-V2X

Chair: Raphael Frank (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
18:30 Interleaved One-Shot Semi-Persistent Scheduling for BSM Transmissions in C-V2X Networks
Abdurrahman Fouda and Randall A Berry (Northwestern University, USA); Ivan Vukovic (Ford Motor Company, USA)
18:50 On the Impact of Numerology in NR V2X Mode 2 with Sensing and Random Resource Selection
Zoraze Ali (Centre Tecnol`ogic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Sandra Lagen and Lorenza Giupponi (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain)
19:10 On the Benefits of Demand-Based Planning and Configuration of Private 5G Networks
Caner Bektas, Cedrik Schüler and Robert Falkenberg (TU Dortmund University, Germany); Philipp Gorczak (TU Dortmund, Germany); Stefan Böcker and Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
19:25 On the Coexistence Between LTE-V2X Sidelink and ITS-G5
Michael A. Ruder (Qualcomm, Germany); Marco Papaleo (Qualcomm, Italy); Stelios Stefanatos (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., USA); Tien Viet Nguyen (Qualcomm Incorporated, USA); Shailesh Patil (Qualcomm, USA)

Friday, November 12 19:50 - 21:00 CET (Add to calendar)

Session 7 - Implementation

Chair: Monowar Hasan (Wichita State University, USA)
19:50 PADSA: Priority-Aware Block Data Storage Architecture for Edge Cloud Serving Autonomous Vehicles
Mostafa Kishani (CTU in Prague, FEE, Czech Republic); Zdenek Becvar (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic); Hossein Asadi (Sharif University of Technology, Iran)
20:10 A Name-Based Secure CommunicationsArchitecture for Vehicular Networks
Christos Papadopoulos (University of Memphis, USA); Alexander Afanasyev (Florida International University, USA); Susmit Shannigrahi (Tennessee Technological University, USA)
20:25 Traffic Shaping Engine for Time Sensitive Networking Integration Within In-Vehicle Networks
Angela Gonzalez, Francesc Fons and Haigang Zhang (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf Gmbh, Germany); Juan Moreno (Technical University of Catalunya, Spain)
20:45 SecProtobuf: Implicit Message Integrity Provision in Heterogeneous Vehicular Systems
Paul S Molloy and Mohammad Khodaei (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Per Hallgren and Alexandre Thenorio (Einride AB, Sweden); Panagiotis Papadimitratos (KTH, Sweden)

Friday, November 12 21:00 - 21:15 CET (Add to calendar)