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The Ninth ACM International Workshop on
VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications


Vehicle to Vehicle -- Vehicle to Roadside -- Vehicle to Internet

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in conjunction with ACM MobiSys 2012

June 25, 2012

Low Wood Bay, Lake District, United Kingdom

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

New: ACM VANET 2013

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Important Dates:

  • Extended Submission Deadline: March 9, 2012 March 16, 2012. Due to the change of venue to MobiSys, the Committee has decided to extend the submission deadline. Authors are requested to register their paper by March 9, although they will be able to make their final submission until March 16.
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 16, 2012 April 23, 2012
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: May 1, 2012 May 9, 2012


Wireless vehicular communications has been identified as a key technology for increasing road safety and transport efficiency, and providing Internet access on the move to ensure wireless ubiquitous connectivity. Based on short- and medium-range communication like DSRC or Wi-Fi as well as on long-range cellular systems, vehicular networking will enable a wide range of applications, including safety applications (e.g., collision avoidance and safety warnings), traffic applications (e.g. real-time traffic congestion and routing information), information sharing applications (e.g. media and content sharing), and other applications and systems involving communication to and between vehicles. The ACM VANET 2012 workshop intends to cover a widening range of research topics which are related to vehicular networking technologies, applications, services and systems.

The great potential of this technology has been acknowledged with the establishment of ambitious research programs on vehicular communication systems worldwide, such the current InteractIVe and eCoMOVE projects within the European eSafety framework, various US programs derived from the Connected Vehicle projects and the Japanese Smartway and Advanced Safety Vehicle programs. Vehicular communication and networking also present a very active field of standardization activities worldwide, like IEEE (802.11p and 1609.x) and SAE DSRC in the US, ISO TC204, ETSI TC ITS and CEN WG278 in Europe and ARIB T-75 in Japan, as well as field trials like the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in the US, simTD in Germany and SCORE@F in France.

The Ninth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET 2012) will cover all vehicular wireless networking aspects using a variety of wireless communication techniques (from short-range DSRC/WiFi to long-range cellular communication). The topics not only cover the design and implementation of vehicular communication systems and applications, but also include the potential implications on transport efficiency and safety, systems issues, services, applications, liability issues, standardization efforts and spectrum assignment.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Channel modeling, modulation and coding
  • Congestion control and scalability issues
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Multi-channel organization and operation
  • Communication protocol design and network management
  • System architecture and design
  • Safety and non-safety applications
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle/roadside/Internet communication
  • Simulation frameworks
  • Field operational testing
  • Security issues and countermeasures, and privacy issues
  • Telematics applications
  • Communication related to electrical vehicle charging
  • Networking to reduce energy consumption
  • Wireless in-car networks
  • Systems that reduce driver distraction
  • DSRC systems for vulnerable road users (pedestrians, road workers, bicyclists, etc.)

With generous support from

Toyota ITC