The 4th International Workshop on ITS for Ubiquitous Roads


17-19 December 2012, Choroni, Venezuela.

Call for Papers (TXT)


The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program is a universal initiative whose objective is to add information and communication technology to transport infrastructure and vehicles. It aims to manage different factors in order to improve safety and comfort to drivers/passengers, and reduce transportation times and fuel costs. With the advances in wireless communications technology and positioning systems many applications could become a reality.

ITS topics are attracting more and more academic and industrial players. The goal of UBIROADS'2012 is to offer a unique forum to bring together researchers and professionals from academia, government and industry to share and discuss ideas and visions, and address recent developments and challenges in ITS topics allowing a ubiquitous environment on roads. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of vehicular inter-networking (VANET).  All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Wireless transmission
Physical layer
RF level technologies for ITS communications
Radio resource management
Media access control and QoS support in ITS
Antenna technologies for ITS communications

Embedded systems for ITS
System architectures
Network architectures
Cross-layer designs in ITS communications
Real-time issues
Sensors for ITS

Vehicle-to-vehicle V2V communications
Vehicle-to-infrastructure V2I communications
Vehicle-to-Person (V2P) communications
Algorithms and protocols for ITS and VANET
Internet access

Models of traffic
Scenarios and models of simulations for the road
Emulation tools for ITS

Experimental platforms and testbeds for ITS
Projects reviews, and work-in-progress reports

Authentication issues
Distributed key management in VANET
Confidence in VANET

Business models,
Active safety applications
Passenger-oriented applications
New services for VANET
Advanced and Distributed Driver Assistance Systems
Impact on road safety

Workshop TPC Co-Chairs

Lyes Khoukhi, University of Technology of Troyes - UTT, France.
Djamel Khadraoui,
Centre Henri TUDOR, Luxembourg


Authors should submit a research paper or experience report. All submissions should be written in English with a suggested paper length of 3000 words (6 pages using 10-point type), including figures and references. The cover page should indicate whether it is a research or an experience paper. Note that submitted papers should not exceed 4000 words (8 pages using 10-point type).

The maximum number of pages for a paper is 8; 6 pages plus 2 additional pages allowed. Papers must be submitted online via the EDAS system:

Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

For further information, please visit or contact the Workshop Chairs.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 21, 2012
Notification of acceptance: November 9, 2012
Camera-ready copy due
November 30, 2012
Author Registration Deadline
November 30, 2012