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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous VEHITS conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Mobility Solutions Beyond the Autonomous Car    
Fernando García, Autonomous Mobility and Perception Lab, SAVIA Technologies, Spain

Smart Data for Autonomous Driving and AI    
Arnaud de La Fortelle, Co-founder and CTO, Heex Technologies, France

Enabling Smart Cities for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Smart World    
Stefania Santini, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Leveraging Connected and Automated Vehicles, Traffic Shaping, and Reinforcement Learning for Future Traffic Management  
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Smart Energy Systems in a Carbon Neutral Society    
Henrik Lund, Aalborg University, Denmark


Traffic Control Using Automated Vehicles: Distributed Sensing, Actuation, and Learning    
Karl Henrik Johansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Technologies Towards Automated Vehicles    
Christoph Stiller, Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Smart Shipping and Logistics: Perspectives & Challenges  
Rudy R. Negenborn, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


Challenges and Contributions in Cooperative and Automated Vehicles  
Henk Nijmeijer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Self-driving Vehicles, Can They Be Safe in Mixed Traffic?    
Jonas Sjoberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Autonomous Vehicles: Wireless Networking for Cooperative Maneuvering    
Alexey Vinel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Beyond Supervised Deep Learning for Autonomous Driving    
Luis M. Bergasa, University of Alcalá, Spain


Driving Automated Vehicles in Complex Conditions    
Bart van Arem, TU Delft, Netherlands

Optimization, Modeling and Assessment of Smart City Transportation Systems    
Hesham A. Rakha, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States


Autonomously Driving Trucks - Challenges and Opportunities    
Reinhold Behringer, Knorr Bremse GmbH, Germany

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems: Towards High-Level Automated Driving  
Meng Lu, Dynniq, Netherlands

Last-Mile Logistics in Urban Areas  
Tolga Bektas, University of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom


Cooperative Automated Driving: From Platooning to Maneuvering  
Jeroen Ploeg, Lead Cooperative Driving, 2getthere, 2getthere B.V., Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Traffic Control Schemes for Sustainable Freeway Networks: State of the Art and Future Challenges  
Simona Sacone, Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering, University of Genova, Italy


Enhanced Protection of Vulnerable Road Users – A Combined Discriminative and Generative Approach for Accurate Detection and Prediction of Pedestrian Intentions    
Miguel A. Sotelo, Departamento de Electrónica, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Mobility Service Integration, Mobility Platforms, and Intelligent Planning Agents  
Karl-Heinz Krempels, Computer Science, Informatik 5, Databases and Information Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Intelligent Transport Systems for Smart Cities - Improvement of Air Quality on Roads by Environmentally Oriented Urban Traffic Management
Uwe Plank-Wiedenbeck, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany


Human Factors and Intelligent Vehicle Technologies
Cristina O. Monreal, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria

Towards Future Mobility with Mesh Connected Vehicles    
João Barros, Independent Researcher, Portugal

Autonomy Requirements for Smart Vehicles    
Emil Vassev, School of Computer Science & Informatics, Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, UL, Limerick, Ireland


Open Innovation Platforms for Automobiles and Mobility Solutions  
Venkatesh Prasad, Infotronics Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, United States

Toward Highly Intelligent Automobiles
Danil Prokhorov, TRD, Toyota Tech Center, United States

“Smart Retail” & “Beacons”
Vincenzo Sinibaldi, Comarch, Italy


Autonomy for Off-road Vehicles
Karsten Berns, Department Of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany

Software- and Systems Architecture for Smart Vehicles    
Cornel Klein, CT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany

Cooperative Motion Planning, Navigation, and Control of Multiple Autonomous Marine Vehicles - Robots and Humans in the Loop    
António Pascoal, INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMS AND ROBOTICS (ISR), Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Vision-based Perception for Intelligent Vehicles  
Alberto Broggi, VisLab - Universita' di Parma, Italy