The seventh Workshop and Industry Panel on “Cooperative and Automated Driving” at ITSC 2021

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The seventh Workshop and Industry Panel on “Cooperative and Automated Driving” at ITSC 2021


09:00-13:00 U.S. Eastern time (15:00-19:00 CEST)

The seventh Workshop and Industry Panel on “Cooperative and Automated Driving” will be held, in conjunction with the 24th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation (ITSC 2021) on September 21, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN, United States ( ITSC is one of the major annual conferences of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS). The Workshop targets cooperative and autonomous technologies for cooperative and automated driving. Similar to the past, the workshop also features an Industry Panel with experts from related industries (e.g. OEMs, Suppliers, Telecom and ICT), which will again foster the interactive exchange of academia and industry.

Recent developments in telecommunications, sensor, information processing and control technologies have enabled substantial progress in the domain of ITS. C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems) is in a very early stage of deployment, as it is technologically achievable, but the deployment requires cooperation of multiple stakeholders. Automated driving is on the horizon, and will still need substantial and longer-term development and testing to make even the high automation levels a reality in complex situations, such as in urban environments, and in a transit period of only partial market penetration. Cooperative and automated transport are certainly complementary. They are expected to bring substantial benefits in terms of safety, comfort and (traffic and fuel) efficiency. Many challenges exist in this important domain.

The workshop targets the challenges for (C-)ITS applications, especially connected and cooperative systems towards automated driving. Competing communication technologies (e.g. ITS-G5/ IEEE 802.11p, and 4G/ 4G LTE/ 5G), sensor, information processing and control technologies will be highlighted. The impacts of C-ITS applications will be analysed. Requirements for strong cooperation between industry, authorities and academia in different regions will be addressed.

The workshop is expected to be very interactive. Participants will have an excellent opportunity to discuss with and to challenge distinguished speakers and panellists. The technical areas to be discussed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • V2X communication technologies
  • C-ITS deployment
  • Standardisation
  • 5G (and beyond) research and testing
  • Architecture
  • Impacts evaluation of cooperative and automated transport



Workshop and Industry Panel on “Cooperative and Automated Driving” (online), in conjunction with IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC 2021)
Date: Tuesday 21 September 2021
Time: 09:00-13:00 U.S. Eastern time (15:00-19:00 CEST)

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Dr. Meng Lu
Strategic Innovation Manager, PEEK, The Netherlands
Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Co-Chair, WG Industry Engagement, IEEE Future Networks – Enabling 5G and Beyond


Tim Leinmüller, Denso, Germany


  • Opening & Introduction: Meng Lu (PEEK, The Netherlands) & Tim Leinmueller (DENSO, Germany)
  • Christoph Pilz (Graz University of Technology, Austria): The Components of Cooperative Perception – a Proposal for Future Works
  • Dajiang Suo (MIT, USA): The Value of V2X in Low Market Penetration: A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Cooperative Maneuvers for Emergency Vehicles
  • Bastiaan Wissingh (TNO, The Netherlands): 5G-based Smart Junctions for Emergency Vehicles
  • Jaime Ferragut (European Commission – Joint Research Centre): Experiments on Short-Range Road ITS Technologies in the Horizon 2020 Project 5G-DRIVE
  • Video IEEE Future Networks – Enabling 5G and Beyond
  • Robert Gee (Continental, USA): Protecting VRUs and Unconnected Vehicles: Leveraging Current Infrastructure and Vehicle Technologies
  • Leonardo Gomes Baltar (Intel, Germany): The Role of Smart Road Infrastructure in Enabling ITS Services
  • Apostolos Kousaridas (Huawei, Germany): QoS Prediction for Automated Driving
  • Julia Rainer (AUDI AG, Germany): Cooperativeness and Negotiation for Use Cases
  • Maximilian Kneißl (DENSO, Germany): Distributed Optimal Control for Multi-Vehicle Coordination
  • Panel discussion
  • Closing remarks: Tim Leinmueller (DENSO, Germany) & Meng Lu (PEEK, The Netherlands)

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