CFP: The Second International Workshop on Vehicular Traffic Management for Smart Cities (VTM 2014)

The Second International Workshop on Vehicular Traffic Management for Smart
Cities (VTM 2014) (
To be held in conjunction with The 2014 IEEE 79th Vehicular Technology
Conference (VTC2014-Spring), 18-21 May 2014, Seoul, Korea

The rapid growth of the number of cars on the roads has created a plethora of
challenges for road traffic management authorities such as, traffic
congestion, increasing number of accidents, air pollution, etc. Over the last
decade, researchers from both industry and academia have focused their efforts
on exploiting advances in sensing and communication technologies to make the
existing road Traffic Management Systems (TMSs) more efficient.
Their main goal is to improve the traveler’s safety, shorten the travel time
and reduce the environmental impact.

Road traffic management for smart cities involves monitoring the actual
traffic situation in real-time (including volumes, speeds, incidents, etc.)
and then controlling or influencing the flow using that information in order
to reduce traffic congestion, deal efficiently with incidents and provide
accurate and reliable traffic information and prediction to both drivers and
authorities. Moreover, it is foreseen that future smart cities will provide
faster and secure emergency service delivery by granting proper traffic
privileges to emergency vehicles.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers, scientists and engineers
from various research communities, as well as practitioners and administrators
who face the challenges of traffic management in smart cities. They are all
welcome to present and discuss their latest research findings, ideas,
simulation tools and applications at the 2014 VTM workshop.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Vehicular traffic management
• Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) protocols for smart cities
• Data sensing and gathering techniques in urban environments
• Mobile sensing (privacy, trust management and security issues)
• Data fusion and integration for traffic management systems (techniques, algorithms, data types, etc.)
• Distributed simulations for large scale urban environments
• Route planning protocols and road traffic prediction mechanisms
• Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) and VANETs
applied to traffic management systems in smart cities
• Mobility and vehicular traffic measurement, modeling, and simulation
• Security and QoS issues for ITS applications
• V2X feasibility over LTE networks
• M2M communication for data collection in road environment
• Mobile applications for intelligent traffic management
• Deployment issues for smart infrastructure in urban areas
• Vehicular Sensor Networks (VSNs) applications for road traffic management
• Decision making tools for road traffic management
• Electric vehicles

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the VTM2014
workshop and made available through IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates
Submission deadline ------ 10 February 2014
Acceptance notification ------ 15 March 2014
Camera-ready version ------ 24 March 2014

Keynote speakers
Prof. Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, L3i Lab, University of La Rochelle, France
A second keynote speaker will be confirmed later.

Submission guidelines
The VTM workshop follows the formatting guidelines of IEEE VTC2014-Spring. Submissions should be original and limited to 5 double-column pages (Maximum of 2 additional pages allowed - 7 pages in total - with over-length page fee) in IEEE paper templates. All submissions should be written in English using 10-point font. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in PDF format through Track Chair conference system ( Please contact Dr. Soufiene Djahel (soufiene.djahel at ucd dot ie), Prof. Damien Magoni (magoni at labri dot fr) or Dr. Philip Perry (philip.perry at ucd dot ie) if you have any questions about submitting your manuscripts.

General co-Chairs
Soufiene Djahel
University College Dublin, Ireland

Falko Dressler
University of Innsbruck, Austria

John Murphy
University College Dublin, Ireland

TPC co-Chairs
Damien Magoni
University of Bordeaux 1, France

Philip Perry
University College Dublin, Ireland

Publicity Chair
Rahim Kacimi
Paul Sabatier University, France

TPC members
Wei Wei, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, China
Imad Jawhar, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Amit Pande, University of California Davis, USA
Mélanie Bouroche, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Celimuge Wu, University of Electro-communications, Japan
Yassine Hadjadj Aoul, IRISA, France
Abdelmalik Bachir, Imperial College London, UK
Dalil Moad, City Passenger, France
Sidi-Mohammed Senouci, University of Bourgogne, France
Lyes Khoukhi, University of Troyes, France
Christoph Sommer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Saïd Gharout, Orange Labs, France
Djamel Djenouri, CERIST Research Center, Algeria
Ali Hamieh, University of Nevada, USA
Hassine Moungla, University Paris Descartes, France
Yacine Belhoul, CERIST Research Center, Algeria
Intesab Hussain, University Paris Descartes, France
Mikael Asplund, Linköping University, Sweden
Nafaâ Jabeur, German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Oman
Huaqun Guo, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
Ahcene Bendjoudi, CERIST Research Center, Algeria
Gabriel-Miro Muntean, Dublin City University, Ireland
Rahim Kacimi, Paul Sabatier University, France
Fen Zhou, Avignon University, France
Said Yahiaoui, CERIST Research Center, Algeria