Hilton, Anchorage, AK, USA ; 16 Sep - 19 Sep 2012
Workshop on Information Fusion for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Abstract (Full-Day Workshop)
We are living in a world where cars will soon all be very well-equipped with sensors such as GPS sensors, laser radars, infrared parking sensors, rear dead angle cameras, etc. Besides that, the infrastructure itself is likely to soon exploit technologies currently widely used, like smartphones, navigators and digital radio broadcast. Finally, there have been huge advances on traffic simulation, optimization, intensive computational techniques, distributed computing, data networks, wireless connectivity, and many others.
If we combine all of this, there is the richest variety ever of information sources available for intelligent transportation systems. The technology is out there, and now it is needed to take firm steps towards wisely combining the sources of information into smart applications that make roads safer and more efficient.
Hence, multi-sensor, multi-source information fusion is a research area that is becoming of utmost importance for the future development of intelligent traffic infrastructures and transportation systems.
The aim of the proposed workshop is to enhance profitable discussions on what processing/networking equipment, techniques, software, methodologies, and in general, data fusion techniques are being explored for its use for traffic simulation and management and other intelligent transportation system applications.
What software workbenches are used? What programming approaches are taken? Do people use open initiatives or proprietary software? Do people use parallel computers, desktops, laptops, or even smartphones? PC or Mac? Ad hoc devices or smartphones? Linux, Apple or Windows? Cheap off-the-shelf devices or custom made electronics? The questions are endless. That kind of information may be of the highest pragmatic value to practitioners, both engineers and scientists.
Call for Papers
The workshop will consist of invited talks and submitted presentations. Interested authors are welcome to submit their contributions. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Authors may chose to send a PDF paper (6 pages long) or a PDF slide file, or a video.
Paper contributions should follow the IEEE ITSC Conferences format/style (http://its.papercept.net/conferences/support/files/ieeeconf.zip, ). LaTeX is the advised edition system, but also MSWord or Similar systems can be used (http://its.papercept.net/conferences/support/files/ieeeconf_letter.dot)
Multimedia contributions should follow IEEE Transactions/Journals guidelines (http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs_iportals/iportals/publications/journ...).
All the papers presented along with the multimedia materials will be compiled in a Proceedings file that will be delivered.
All submissions should be sent to Javier J. Sanchez-Medina (jsanchez[at]polaris[dot]ulpgc[dot]es). Please, include the words "IFITS submission" in the abstract, and the contribution title and author names in the email.
Who should attend
Jeffrey Miller, Department of Computer Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
Javier J. Sánchez Medina, CICEI, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Onur Altintas – Toyota Infotechnology Center, Japan
Erel Avineri – University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Matthew Barth – University of California, Riverside, USA