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VEHITS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) is to bring together engineers, researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems.
This conference focuses on innovative applications, tools and platforms in all technology areas such as signal processing, wireless communications, informatics and electronics, related to different kinds of vehicles, including cars, off-road vehicles, trains, ships, underwater vehicles, or flying machines, and the intelligent transportation systems that connect and manage large numbers of vehicles, not only in the context of smart cities but in many other application domains.

Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of VEHITS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the VEHITS conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Driver Behavior Analysis
  • Off the Road Vehicles
  • Traffic and Vehicle Data Collection and Processing
  • Navigation Systems
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Automated Driving
  • Vision and Image Processing
  • Vehicle Environment Perception
  • Pattern Recognition for Vehicles
  • Cognitive and Context-Aware Intelligence
  • Automotive Control and Mechatronics


  • Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Transportation
  • Public Transportation Management
  • Parking Management and Electronic Parking
  • Intelligent Infrastructure and Guidance Systems
  • Traffic Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Air, Road, and Rail Traffic Management
  • Ports and Vessel Traffic Management
  • Road Safety and Transport Security
  • Real-Time Incident Detection
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Automatic Tolls
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Urban Mobility and Multimodal Transportation
  • Congestion Management and Avoidance


  • Cooperative Driving and Traffic Management
  • Connected Services
  • Remote Diagnosis
  • Vehicle Telematics
  • Vehicular Cloud Computing
  • Mobility and the Internet of Vehicles
  • Big Data and Vehicle Analytics
  • V2V, V2I, V2X
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Security and Safety
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Communication Protocols


  • City Mobility and Ecodriving
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Transport for People with Disabilities
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Hybrid EVs
  • Smart Grid and V2G
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Control
  • Power Management


  • Big Data & Vehicle Analytics
  • Traffic Management Reporting Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Visualisation Approaches
  • Fleet Telematics
  • Analytics for Intelligent Transportation
  • Reporting Tools
  • Analytics and Optimization
  • User and Usage-Level Feedback
  • Vehicle Information Systems
  • Interaction Design for Analytics


Miguel A. SoteloUniversidad de Alcalá, Spain
Karl-Heinz KrempelsRWTH Aachen University, Germany
Uwe Plank-WiedenbeckBauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 16 - 18 March, 2018

Paper Submission: October 30, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 15, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: December 6, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 26, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 2, 2018 (expired)


Paper Submission: January 4, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 26, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 2, 2018 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 31, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 31, 2017 (expired)
Paper Submission: January 11, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 5, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 9, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: January 23, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 31, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 11, 2018 (expired)


VEHITS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The beautiful Funchal town is situated on the wonderful Madeira Island, and is the archipelago capital, nowadays the major touristic, cultural, artistic and politic center in the archipelago. Filled with history, cosmopolite, culture and a wonderful life, Funchal has much to see and admire, starting on the lovely historical nucleus of São Pedro, Santa Maria or Sé, that invite for pleasant walks.


Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States


Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Konstantinos Ampountolas, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Constantinos Antoniou, Techhnical University of Munich, Germany
Ramachandran Balakrishna, Caliper Corporation, United States
B. N. Bhandari, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India
Neila Bhouri, IFSTTAR, France
Catalin Buiu, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania
Rodrigo C. Carlson, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Sandra Cespedes, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Gihwan Cho, Jeonbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Thomas Christaller, Fraunhofer, Germany
Baldomero Coll-Perales, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Thanh-Son Dao, General Motors, United States
Michel Devy, LAAS CNRS, France
Mariagrazia Dotoli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Bertrand Ducourthial, Université de Technologie de Compiegne, France
César Ducruet, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Mehmet Önder Efe, Hacettepe Univ., Turkey
Nicola Epicoco, University of L'aquila, Italy
Peppino Fazio, University of Venice, Italy
Lino Figueiredo, ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, United States
Yi Guo, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Andreas Hegyi, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Yoichi Hori, University of Tokyo, Japan
Zhongsheng Hou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Zechun Hu, Tsinghua University, China
Hocine Imine, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Chul-Goo Kang, Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Fu-Chien Kao, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hakil Kim, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Xiangjie Kong, Dalian University of Technology, China
Anastasios Kouvelas, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zdzislaw Kowalczuk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Milan Krbálek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Wei Liu, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Johann Marquez-Barja, University of Antwerpen - imec, Belgium
Zeljko Medenica, Independent Researcher, Germany
Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Jânio Monteiro, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Pedro Moura, Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pamela Murray-Tuite, Virginia Tech, United States
Mirco Nanni, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Jennie Oxley, Monash University, Australia
Dario Pacciarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy
Sara Paiva, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Markos Papageorgiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Ioannis Papamichail, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Brian Park, University of Virginia, United States
Alexander Paz, Queensland University of Technology, United States
Paulo Pereirinha, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Fernando Pereñiguez, University Centre of Defence, Spanish Air Force Academy, Spain
Hesham A. Rakha, Virginia Tech, United States
Claudio Roncoli, Aalto University, Finland
Jose Santa, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Oleg Saprykin, X5 Group, Samara State Aerospace University, Russian Federation
Sanjay Sharma, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Shih-Lung Shaw, University of Tennessee, United States
Silvia Siri, University of Genova, Italy
Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Tatsuya Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Richard Tay, RMIT University, Australia
Helena Titheridge, University College London, United Kingdom
Tomer Toledo, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Esko Turunen, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Mathematics, Finland
Emil Vassev, Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, UL, Limerick, Ireland
Francesco Viti, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Peter Vortisch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Mengqi M. Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Xiubin Wang, Texas A&M University, United States
Kyongsu Yi, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Peng Zhang, Independent Researcher, China

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