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


The purpose of the 5th 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


Jeroen Ploeg2getthere B.V., Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Simona SaconeUniversity of Genova, Italy


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 (http://www.crossref.org/) 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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

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 The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 3 - 5 May, 2019

Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:
February 7, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 21, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:
February 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 14, 2019 (expired)


VEHITS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: vehits.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.vehits.org/


The conference will be held at the Voutes Campus at the University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
The Voutes Campus is about 10km from Heraklion town centre, in the area of Vassiliki Vouton. All the Departments of the School of Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics) are now housed in new buildings on the Voutes Campus, as well as the School of Medicine and the adjoining University General Hospital.


Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States


Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Felix Albu, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
Anibal T. De Almeida, ISR-University of Coimbra, Portugal
Florina Almenares, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Konstantinos Ampountolas, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Paolo Barsocchi, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Marcel Baunach, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Sandford Bessler, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
Neila Bhouri, IFSTTAR, France
Gergely Biczók, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Bastian Bloessl, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland
László Bokor, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Jean-Marie Bonnin, IMT Atlantique, France
Christine Buisson, Université de Lyon, France
Catalin Buiu, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania
Roberto Caldelli, University of Florence, Italy
Pedro Cardoso, University of the Algarve, Portugal
Raffaele Carli, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Rodrigo Carlson, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks s.r.l., Italy
Graziana Cavone, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Lin Chen, The University of Paris-Sud, France
Gihwan Cho, Chonbuk University, Korea, Republic of
Domenico Ciuonzo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Baldomero Coll-Perales, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Massimiliano Comisso, University of Trieste, Italy
Noelia Correia, University of Algarve, Portugal
François-Xavier Coudoux, University of Valenciennes, France
Bernard Cousin, University of Rennes 1, France
Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Danny De Vleeschauwer, NOKIA, Belgium
Umut Demirezen, Roketsan Inc. of Turkey, Turkey
Mariagrazia Dotoli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Aisling Driscoll, University College Cork, Ireland
Gijs Dubbelman, Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), Netherlands
Khaled El-Araby, Schlothauer & Wauer GmbH, Munich and Ain Shams University, Cairo, Germany
Nicola Epicoco, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Oscar Esparza, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Peppino Fazio, University of Calabria, Italy
Attilio Fiandrotti, Télécom Paristech, France
Dieter Fiems, Ghent University, Belgium
Lino Figueiredo, ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Thanassis Giannetsos, Denmark Technical University, Denmark
Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, United States
Yi Guo, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Kevin Heaslip, Virginia Tech, United States
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands
Andreas Hegyi, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Sin C. Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tamás Holczer, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Yoichi Hori, University of Tokyo, Japan
William Horrey, , United States
Zhongsheng Hou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom, Germany
Zechun Hu, Tsinghua University, China
Hocine Imine, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Sheng Jin, Zhejiang University, China
Govand Kadir, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Markus Kampmann, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Germany
Tetsuya Kawanishi, Waseda University, Japan
Seok-Cheol Kee, ChungBuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Sousso Kelouwani, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada
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
Francine Krief, University of Bordeaux, France
Yong-Hong Kuo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Peter Langendörfer, IHP Microelectronis.com, Germany
Deok Lee, Kunsan National University, United States
Ruidong Li, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
Mingxi Liu, University of Utah, United States
Gabriel Lodewijks, University of New South Wales, School of Aviation (UNSW Sydney), Australia
Maria del Carmen Lucas-Estañ, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain
Salim M. Zaki, Dijlah University, Iraq
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
S. M. Hassan Mahdavi, VEDECOM, Paris, France
Zoubir Mammeri, Irit Laboratory - Paul Sabatier University, France
Barbara Masini, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
José Manuel Menéndez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Evangelos Mitsakis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Antonella Molinaro, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Wrya Monnet, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Jânio Monteiro, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Juan Muñoz-Gea, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
Daniela Nechoska, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola, North Macedonia
Otto Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Marialisa Nigro, Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Alfredo Núñez, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Mohammed Obaidat, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Dario Pacciarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy
Brian Park, University of Virginia, United States
Cecilia Pasquale, Università degli studi di Genova, Italy
Fernando Pereñiguez, University Centre of Defence, Spanish Air Force Academy, Spain
Mark Perry, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Valerio Persico, Network Measurement and Monitoring (NM2) & University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Vassilis Prevelakis, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Paraskevi Psaraki-Kalouptsidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Hesham Rakha, Virginia Tech, United States
Jose Santa, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Oleg Saprykin, Propzmedia, Samara State Aerospace University, Russian Federation
Sanjay Sharma, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Shih-Lung Shaw, University of Tennessee, United States
Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Todor Stoilov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Elia Vardaki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
István Varga, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Francesco Viti, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
George Yannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Kyongsu Yi, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of

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