VTC2021-Spring Workshop CfP

W4: 5G-enabled safety and support services for cooperative, connected and automated mobility

25 April 2021, Helsinki, Finland
Co-located with VTC2021-Spring

Safety and support services running on top of 5G network infrastructures have a great opportunity to facilitate cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) for automotive and transport verticals in a variety of road conditions and operational environments. As the rollouts of commercial 5G networks continue all over the world, the increasing coverage and continuously evolving capabilities of the technology make it an ideal connectivity platform for a variety of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication scenarios. Critical network-based services enhancing the road traffic safety are able to exploit the ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) services offered by 5G. Other non-critical support services can rely on enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and massive machine type communications (mMTC) services provided by 5G networks and facilitate the operation of the intelligent road transport systems as well as the comfort and wellbeing of the drivers and passengers.

The aim of the workshop is to exploit these opportunities from several perspectives. First, the workshop distributes the latest results assessing the suitability of the currently standardised 5G functionalities in a variety of CCAM scenarios. Second, the workshop discusses the gaps identified in the existing 5G capabilities when it comes to the heterogeneous requirements, stemming from these scenarios, and offers new technological solutions to fill the identified gaps. Third, the workshop considers novel services and concepts that 5G networks would enable to improve the safety and performance of CCAM.

The workshop is organised by the EU Horizon 2020 5G-HEART and Celtic-Next 5G-SAFE-Plus projects.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • 5G technologies and networks for the automotive and transport verticals
  • Cellular V2X (C-V2X) communications
  • Network slicing supporting CCAM
  • Licensed, shared and unlicensed spectrum models supporting CCAM
  • Utilisation of sensor network and Internet of things (IoT) infrastructures for CCAM
  • Quality of service/experience (QoS/QoE) assurance for CCAM
  • CCAM privacy and security issues
  • Critical network-based road traffic safety services utilising URLLC
  • Non-critical network-based support services utilising eMBB and mMTC
  • Cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS)
  • Mixed traffic scenarios involving connected and non-connected users and/or vehicles
  • Vulnerable road user (VRU) protection
  • Coping with severe (e.g., arctic) weather conditions
  • Innovative CCAM use and business cases
  • Testbeds, experimental evaluations and field trials

Important dates:

Paper submission due:             3 January 2021
Acceptance notification:         24 January 2021
Final paper submission due:  14 February 2021

Paper submission through TrackChair.