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Special Session
Special Session on
Resilient Smart city Transportation
 - RESIST 2018

16 - 18 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - VEHITS 2018


Aleksejs Zacepins
Latvia University of Agriculture
Brief Bio
Dr. Aleksejs Zacepins is working at the Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Information Technologies as a docent and as a lead researcher, as well he is a director of computer control and computer science study program. He gained experience managing various international scientific projects. Custom hardware and software solutions have been developed for real-time monitoring and data collection of various dynamic objects. In the past years he participated in projects related to the Precision Beekeeping, Precision Agriculture and renewable energy. Currently he is working on several projects related to Smart cities and Precision agriculture topics. Related Experiences: Dr. Aleksejs Zacepins has previously served as session chair of one local conference in Latvia and in the International Carpathian Control Conference.
Vitalijs Komasilovs
Latvia University of Agriculture
Brief Bio
Dr. Vitalijs Komasilovs has solid experience in various scientific projects. Custom hardware and software solutions have been integrated into end-to-end on-line systems for monitoring and data collection from various dynamic objects, as well as further analysis of data and building of models for decision support systems. In the past he had about 10 year experience in system development for financial sector, which gave strong analytical and user-centric thinking. Currently he is working on several projects related to Smart cities and Precision agriculture topics.


Cities around the world are experiencing great challenges in terms of resiliency and adaptability in the face of fast-growing populations, high dependency on critical infrastructure, and extreme events. The more complex the transportation system, the greater the potential for disruptions. In this special session we address the resiliency and energy efficiency aspects in urban transport systems from the perspective of ICT-based research, considering approaches such as advanced data analysis, novel models of traffic behavior, real-time decision support systems, infrastructure for sustainable transportation (e.g., electric vehicles, bicycles, etc.), networking protocols and secure communications in vehicular networks, among others. The session promotes discussion of the integration of computing, communications, and control methods to enable resilient energy-efficient urban transportation systems in Smart Cities.


- Advanced data analysis of transportation networks
- Novel models of traffic behavior in urban scenarios
- Design of real-time decision support systems for resilient transportation 
- Design and adaptation of energy efficient sustainable transport infrastructure for electric vehicles
- Use of renewable energy sources in urban transportation - Modeling of information security problems and impact in resiliency of urban transportation
- Cross-layer design for data dissemination in resilient heterogeneous wireless vehicular networks
- Design of physical layer schemes with non-traditional technologies for resilient vehicular communication
- Software-defined resilient networking architectures for ad-hoc and VANETs
- Mechanisms for mitigating impact of security threats algorithms for vehicular coordination


Paper Submission: January 11, 2018
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


VEHITS Special Sessions - RESIST 2018
e-mail: vehits.secretariat@insticc.org