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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.

2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015


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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Mobility Service Integration, Mobility Platforms, and Intelligent Planning Agents  
Karl-Heinz Krempels, 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, , Portugal

Autonomy Requirements for Smart Vehicles    
Emil Vassev, Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, UL, Limerick, Ireland


Open Innovation Platforms for Automobiles and Mobility Solutions  
Venkatesh Prasad, Ford Motor Company, United States

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

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


Autonomy for Off-road Vehicles
Karsten Berns, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany

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

Cooperative Motion Planning, Navigation, and Control of Multiple Autonomous Marine Vehicles - Robots and Humans in the Loop    
António Pascoal, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

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