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VEHITS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the 5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) is to bring together engineers, researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems.
This conference focuses on innovative applications, tools and platforms in all technology areas such as signal processing, wireless communications, informatics and electronics, related to different kinds of vehicles, including cars, off-road vehicles, trains, ships, underwater vehicles, or flying machines, and the intelligent transportation systems that connect and manage large numbers of vehicles, not only in the context of smart cities but in many other application domains.

Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of VEHITS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the VEHITS conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Driver Behavior Analysis
  • Off the Road Vehicles
  • Traffic and Vehicle Data Collection and Processing
  • Navigation Systems
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Automated Driving
  • Vision and Image Processing
  • Vehicle Environment Perception
  • Pattern Recognition for Vehicles
  • Cognitive and Context-aware Intelligence
  • Automotive Control and Mechatronics


  • Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation
  • Public Transportation Management
  • Parking Management and Electronic Parking
  • Intelligent Infrastructure and Guidance Systems
  • Traffic Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Air, Road, and Rail Traffic Management
  • Ports and Vessel Traffic Management
  • Road Safety and Transport Security
  • Real-time Incident Detection
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Automatic Tolls
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Urban Mobility and Multimodal Transportation
  • Congestion Management and Avoidance


  • Cooperative Driving and Traffic Management
  • Connected Services
  • Remote Diagnosis
  • Vehicle Telematics
  • Vehicular Cloud Computing
  • Mobility and the Internet of Vehicles
  • Big Data and Vehicle Analytics
  • V2V, V2I, V2X
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Security and Safety
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Communication Protocols


  • City Mobility and Ecodriving
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Transport for People with Disabilities
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Hybrid EVs
  • Smart Grid and V2G
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Control
  • Power Management


  • Big Data & Vehicle Analytics
  • Traffic management Reporting Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Visualisation Approaches
  • Fleet telematics
  • Analytics for Intelligent Transportation
  • Reporting Tools
  • Analtyics and optimization
  • User and usage-level Feedback
  • Vehicle Information Systems
  • Interaction Design for Analytics


Javier Sánchez-MedinaUniversity of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Jeroen Ploeg2getthere B.V., Utrecht, The Netherlands and Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 3 - 5 May, 2019

Paper Submission: December 10, 2018
Authors Notification:
February 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 21, 2019

Paper Submission: January 24, 2019
Authors Notification:
February 28, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 14, 2019

Workshop Proposal: December 26, 2018

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 7, 2019
Authors Notification: March 20, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2019

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 26, 2018
Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019

Tutorial Proposal: March 20, 2019

Demo Proposal: March 20, 2019

Panel Proposal: March 20, 2019

Open Communications
Paper Submission: March 7, 2019
Authors Notification: March 20, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2019

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: March 15, 2019
Authors Notification: March 25, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: July 25, 2019


VEHITS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: vehits.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.vehits.org/


The conference will be held at the Voutes Campus at the University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
The Voutes Campus is about 10km from Heraklion town centre, in the area of Vassiliki Vouton. All the Departments of the School of Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics) are now housed in new buildings on the Voutes Campus, as well as the School of Medicine and the adjoining University General Hospital.


Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States


Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland


Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Kyriakos Agavanakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Felix Albu, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
Anibal T. De Almeida, ISR-University of Coimbra, Portugal
Florina Almenares, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Konstantinos Ampountolas, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Eduard Babulak, Zigurat, Spain
Mohamad Badra, CNRS/Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Ramachandran Balakrishna, Caliper Corporation, United States
Paolo Barsocchi, CNR, Italy
Ingmar Baumgart, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Marcel Baunach, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Mohamed Benbouzid, University of Brest, France
Ana Bernardos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Sandford Bessler, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
Ghulam Bham, University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
B. Bhandari, JNTUH, India
Neila Bhouri, IFSTTAR, France
Gergely Biczók, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Bastian Bloessl, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland
László Bokor, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Jean-Marie Bonnin, IMT Atlantique, France
Salah Bourennane, Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
Christine Buisson, Université de Lyon, France
Catalin Buiu, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania
Roberto Caldelli, CNIT, Italy
Maria Calderon, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Pedro Cardoso, University of Algarve, Portugal
Raffaele Carli, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Rodrigo Carlson, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks s.r.l., Italy
Graziana Cavone, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Sandra Cespedes, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Jun-Dong Chang, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Lin Chen, The University of Paris-Sud, France
Ka Cheok, Oakland University, United States
Gihwan Cho, Chonbuk University, Korea, Republic of
Andy Chow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Theofilos Chrysikos, University of Patras, Greece
Domenico Ciuonzo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Baldomero Coll-Perales, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Massimiliano Comisso, University of Trieste, Italy
Noelia Correia, University of Algarve, Portugal
Gonçalo Correia, TU Delft, Netherlands
Bernard Cousin, University of Rennes 1, France
Kai Daniel, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Grégoire Danoy, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Thanh-Son Dao, General Motors, United States
Justin Dauwels, NTU, Singapore
Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Danny De Vleeschauwer, nokia, Belgium
Umut Demirezen, Roketsan Inc. of Turkey, Turkey
Soufiene Djahel, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Ned Djilali, University of Victoria, Canada
Mariagrazia Dotoli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Aisling Driscoll, University College Cork, Ireland
Bertrand Ducourthial, Université de Technologie de Compiegne, France
César Ducruet, CNRS, France
Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Mehmet Efe, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Nicola Epicoco, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Oscar Esparza, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Moez Esseghir, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Peppino Fazio, University of Calabria, Italy
Attilio Fiandrotti, Télécom Paristech, France
Dieter Fiems, Ghent University, Belgium
Lino Figueiredo, ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Thanassis Giannetsos, Denmark Technical University, Denmark
Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, United States
Yi Guo, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands
Andreas Hegyi, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Carlos Hernandez-Gañán, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Stuart Hillmansen, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sin C. Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tamás Holczer, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Yoichi Hori, University of Tokyo, Japan
William Horrey, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, United States
Zhongsheng Hou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Jia Hu, Tongji University, China
Zechun Hu, Tsinghua University, China
Hocine Imine, IFSTTAR, France
Sheng Jin, Zhejiang University, China
Govand Kadir, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Seok-Cheol Kee, ChungBuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Sousso Kelouwani, UQTR, Canada
Boris Kerner, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Hakil Kim, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Xiangjie Kong, Dalian University of Technology, China
Anastasios Kouvelas, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zdzislaw Kowalczuk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Karl-Heinz Krempels, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Yong-Hong Kuo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Deok Lee, Kunsan National University, United States
Mingxi Liu, University of Utah, United States
Gabriel Lodewijks, UNSW Sydney, Netherlands
Maria del Carmen Lucas-Estañ, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain
Salim M. Zaki, Dijlah University, Iraq
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
S. M. Hassan Mahdavi, IFSTTAR, Paris, France
Andreas Malikopoulos, University of Delaware, United States
Stefan Mangold, Lovefield Wireless GmbH, Switzerland
Johann Marquez-Barja, University of Antwerpen - imec, Belgium
Barbara Masini, CNR IEIIT - Wireless Communication Systems Group, Italy
Ahmed Mehaoua, University of Paris Descartes, France
Youcef Mezouar, IFMA/Institut Pascal, France
Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Wrya Monnet, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Jânio Monteiro, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Catherine Morency, École Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Pedro Moura, Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Juan Muñoz-Gea, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
Yousef Najjar, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Mirco Nanni, Italian National Research Council, Italy
John Nelson, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Yogesh Nerkar, PVG's College of Engineering and Technology, Pune, India
Otto Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Marialisa Nigro, Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Alfredo Núñez, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Washington Ochieng, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Jennie Oxley, Monash University, Australia
Dario Pacciarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy
Antonio Pais Antunes, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering Unit, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Markos Papageorgiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Brian Park, University of Virginia, United States
António Pascoal, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Cecilia Pasquale, Università degli studi di Genova, Italy
Alexander Paz, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States
Jin Peng, Tsinghua University, China
Paulo Pereirinha, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Fernando Pereñiguez, University Centre of Defence, Spanish Air Force Academy, Spain
Mark Perry, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Valerio Persico, Network Measurement and Monitoring (NM2) & University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Paraskevi Psaraki-Kalouptsidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Hesham Rakha, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Claudio Roncoli, Aalto University, Finland
José Santa Lozano, University of Murcia, Spain
Oleg Saprykin, , Russian Federation
Sanjay Sharma, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Yoram Shiftan, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Todor Stoilov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Tatsuya Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Esko Turunen, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Mathematics, Finland
Elia Vardaki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
István Varga, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Francesco Viti, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Eleni Vlahogianni, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Junmin Wang, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Mengqi Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Meng Wang, TU Delft, Netherlands
Tara Yahiya, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, KRG, Iraq
George Yannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Yasin Yasin, Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey
Kyongsu Yi, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Kazuya Yoshida, Tohoku University, Japan
Peng Zhang, Shangai University, China
Nan Zheng, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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