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The purpose of the 6th 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:



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


Reinhold BehringerKnorr Bremse GmbH, Germany
Meng LuDynniq, Netherlands
Tolga BektasUniversity of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom


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 (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 DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 2 - 4 May, 2020

Paper Submission: January 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 5, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 24, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)
Paper Submission: March 9, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 30, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020 (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


Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States


Karsten BernsUniversity of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Kyriakos Agavanakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Felix Albu, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
Anibal T. De Almeida, ISR-University of Coimbra, Portugal
Florina Almenares, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Markos Anastasopoulos, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Ramachandran Balakrishna, Caliper Corporation, United States
Paolo Barsocchi, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Ingmar Baumgart, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Marcel Baunach, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Ana Bernardos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Sandford Bessler, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
B. Bhandari, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India
Neila Bhouri, IFSTTAR, France
Gergely Biczók, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Marco Block-Berlitz, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden, Germany
Bastian Bloessl, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland
Nebojša Bojovic, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Serbia
László Bokor, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Jean-Marie Bonnin, IMT Atlantique, France
Christophe Boucher, ULCO, France
Salah Bourennane, Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
Christine Buisson, Université de Lyon, France
Catalin Buiu, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania
Fritz Busch, Chair of traffic engineering and control, Technische Universität München, Germany
Roberto Caldelli, National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), Italy
Maria Calderon, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Pedro Cardoso, Universidade do 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
Abdelghani Chahmi, Université des sciences et de technologie d`Oran, Algeria
Jun-Dong Chang, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Lin Chen, The University of Paris-Sud, France
Ka Cheok, Oakland University, United States
Gihwan Cho, Jeonbuk National 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
Noelia Correia, University of Algarve, Portugal
Bernard Cousin, University of Rennes 1, France
Alfonso Damiano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Fabio D'Andreagiovanni, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Grégoire Danoy, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Antonio de la Oliva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Danny De Vleeschauwer, NOKIA, Belgium
Umut Demirezen, Roketsan Inc. of Turkey, Turkey
Michel Devy, LAAS CNRS, France
Rui Dinis, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Mariagrazia Dotoli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Aisling Driscoll, University College Cork, Ireland
Bertrand Ducourthial, Université de Technologie de Compiegne, France
Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Mehmet Efe, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Safwan El Assad, École Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes, France
Nour-Eddin El Faouzi, Laboratoire d'Ingénierie Circulation Transports, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat, France
Khaled El-Araby, Schlothauer & Wauer GmbH, Munich and Ain Shams University, Cairo, Germany
Sabeur Elkosantini, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Oscar Esparza, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
Moez Esseghir, University of Technology of Troyes, France
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
David Gomez-Barquero, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, United States
Yi Guo, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Petr Hanacek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Kevin Heaslip, Virginia Tech, United States
Sonia Heemstra de Groot, Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands
Sin C. Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Said Hoceini, University Paris-Est Creteil Val de Marne - UPEC, France
Tamás Holczer, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
William Horrey, , United States
Zhongsheng Hou, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Halid Hrasnica, Eurescom, Germany
Zechun Hu, Tsinghua University, China
Jia Hu, Tongji University, China
Hocine Imine, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Sándor Imre, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Mamiko Inamori, Tokai University, Japan
Makoto Itami, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Sheng Jin, Zhejiang University, China
Yasin Kabalci, Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey
Govand Kadir, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Athanasios Kakarountas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Thomas Kamalakis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Markus Kampmann, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Germany
Athanasios Kanatas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Vasileios Karyotis, Ionian University, Greece
Tetsuya Kawanishi, Waseda University, Japan
Sousso Kelouwani, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada
Boris Kerner, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Lisimachos Kondi, University of Ioannina, Greece
Anastasios Kouvelas, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zdzislaw Kowalczuk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Milan Krbálek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Francine Krief, University of Bordeaux, France
Björn Krüger, University of Bonn, Germany
Yong-Hong Kuo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Aris Lalos, Visualization and Virtual Reality Group, Greece
Peter Langendörfer, IHP, Germany
Anis Laouiti, TELECOM SudParis, France
Deok Lee, Kunsan National University, United States
Fedor Lehocki, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
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
Jonathan Loo, University of West London, United Kingdom
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
Sadko Mandzuka, Department of Intelligent Transportn System, Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Lucio Marcenaro, University of Genoa, Italy
Bernd Markscheffel, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Johann Marquez-Barja, University of Antwerpen - imec, Belgium
Jonas Martesson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Barbara Masini, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
José Manuel Menéndez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Lyudmila Mihaylova, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Aleksandar Milosavljevic, University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia
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
Pedro Moura, Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Mirco Nanni, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Daniela Nechoska, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola, North Macedonia
Marialisa Nigro, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Jennie Oxley, Monash University, Australia
Kimon P. Valavanis, University of Denver, United States
Dario Pacciarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy
Brian Park, University of Virginia, United States
António Pascoal, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Cecilia Pasquale, Università degli studi di Genova, Italy
Paulo Pereirinha, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Fernando Pereñiguez, University Centre of Defence, Spanish Air Force Academy, Spain
Valerio Persico, Network Measurement and Monitoring (NM2) & University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Vassilis Prevelakis, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Hesham Rakha, Virginia Tech, United States
Corina Sandu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Jose Santa, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Oleg Saprykin, Propzmedia, Samara State Aerospace University, Russian Federation
Majid Sarvi, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Shih-Lung Shaw, University of Tennessee, United States
Alexander Smirnov, SPC RAS, Russian Federation
Antony Stathopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Todor Stoilov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Tatsuya Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Wai Yuen Szeto, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Koen van Dam, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Elia Vardaki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
István Varga, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Francesco Viti, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Eleni Vlahogianni, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Peter Vortisch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Svetlana Vukanovic, World Bank
Jianping Wu, Tsinghua University, China
Tara Yahiya, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, KRG, Iraq
Kyongsu Yi, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Peng Zhang, , China
Z.Q. Zhu, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

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