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Special Session
Special Session on
Resilient Smart city Transportation
 - RESIST 2018

16 - 18 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 4th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - VEHITS 2018


Aleksejs Zacepins
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Brief Bio
Aleksejs Zacepins works as a lead researcher and associated professor for Faculty of Information Technologies at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologeis. He has more than 10 years scientific experience in the IT sector. He has worked in many projects related to IT system development and data analysis. The most significant finished project was 7 ERA-NET, ICT-AGRI project „Application of information technologies in precision apiculture” (ITAPIC), where he was project coordinator. His key qualifications regarding to the project: data analysis, user training on system operation, IT system specification development, system analysis.
Vitalijs Komasilovs
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Brief Bio
Vitalijs Komasilovs has solid experience in various scientific projects. Custom hardware and software solutions have been integrated into end-to-end on-line systems for monitoring and data collection from various dynamic objects, as well as further analysis of data and building of models for decision support systems. In the past he had about 10 year experience in system development for financial sector, which gave strong analytical and user-centric thinking. Currently he is working on several projects related to Smart cities and Precision agriculture topics.


Cities around the world are experiencing great challenges in terms of resiliency and adaptability in the face of fast-growing populations, high dependency on critical infrastructure, and extreme events. The more complex the transportation system, the greater the potential for disruptions. In this special session we address the resiliency and energy efficiency aspects in urban transport systems from the perspective of ICT-based research, considering approaches such as advanced data analysis, novel models of traffic behavior, real-time decision support systems, infrastructure for sustainable transportation (e.g., electric vehicles, bicycles, etc.), networking protocols and secure communications in vehicular networks, among others. The session promotes discussion of the integration of computing, communications, and control methods to enable resilient energy-efficient urban transportation systems in Smart Cities.


- Advanced data analysis of transportation networks
- Novel models of traffic behavior in urban scenarios
- Design of real-time decision support systems for resilient transportation 
- Design and adaptation of energy efficient sustainable transport infrastructure for electric vehicles
- Use of renewable energy sources in urban transportation - Modeling of information security problems and impact in resiliency of urban transportation
- Cross-layer design for data dissemination in resilient heterogeneous wireless vehicular networks
- Design of physical layer schemes with non-traditional technologies for resilient vehicular communication
- Software-defined resilient networking architectures for ad-hoc and VANETs
- Mechanisms for mitigating impact of security threats algorithms for vehicular coordination


Paper Submission: January 11, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 5, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 9, 2018 (expired)


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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


VEHITS Special Sessions - RESIST 2018