GlobalSIP 2018:

Signal Processing for Intelligent Vehicular Communications

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Vehicular communications is an area of significant importance in our increasingly connected and mobile world. With 5G-enabled vehicular communications, intelligent connected vehicles have been envisioned to significantly enhance transportation efficiency, reduce incidents, improve safety, and mitigate the impacts of traffic congestion. However, vehicular environments are inherently challenging, e.g., due to doubly-selective physical channels and ever-changing network connectivity and topologies. To address the challenges in 5G-based intelligent vehicular communications, signal processing is playing an increasingly substantial role in this area. Examples include topics such as signal processing techniques for vehicular communications, vehicle control and localization, and image/video processing for autonomous vehicles. In this symposium, we aspire to provide a venue for open discussions on various signal processing research and applications enabling and exploiting intelligent vehicular communications.

Distinguished Symposium Talk

Robert Heath Jr. Photo

Robert Heath Jr.

University of Texas at Austin

Signal Processing for Automated Driving

Signal processing is playing an important role in automated driving. The reason is that automated driving exploits multiple sensing modalities including millimeter wave radar, computer vision, ultrasonic radar, not to mention wireless communication and satellite navigation. While each area is separately acknowledged as an application of signal processing, their combined use in vehicular systems is still not well understood. The objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview of signal processing opportunities for vehicular systems from a signal processing perspective.

Robert W. Heath Jr. received the Ph.D. in EE from Stanford University. He is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and a Member of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group. He is also the President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc and Chief Innovation Officer at Kuma Signals LLC. Prof. Heath is a recipient of the 2012 Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper award, a 2013 Signal Processing Society best paper award, the 2014 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing best paper award, and the 2014 Journal of Communications and Networks best paper award, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, 2017 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award, and the 2017 EURASIP Technical Achievement Award. He authored "Introduction to Wireless Digital Communication” (Prentice Hall in 2017) and "Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI USRP” (National Technology and Science Press in 2012). He co-authored “Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications” (Prentice Hall in 2014). He is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Fellow of the IEEE.


Tuesday, November 27
09:40 - 10:40
DL DL-IVC.1: Robert Heath: "Signal Processing for Automated Driving"
11:00 - 12:30
IVC-L.1: Advanced PHY Techniques for Intelligent Vehicular Communications
14:00 - 15:30
IVC-L.2: Applications in Internet of Intelligent Vehicles

Organizing Committee

General and Technical Program Chairs

Submissions are welcome on topics including:

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (up to 4 pages for technical content including figures and possible references, and with one additional optional 5th page containing only references) and extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, for paper-less industry presentations and Ongoing Work presentations).. Manuscripts should be original (not submitted/published anywhere else) and written in accordance with the standard IEEE double-column paper template. Accepted full-length papers will be indexed on IEEE Xplore. Accepted abstracts will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore, however the abstracts and/or the presentations will be included in the IEEE SPS SigPort. Accepted papers and abstracts will be scheduled in lecture and poster sessions.

Important Dates

Paper Submission DeadlineJune 17, 2018 June 29, 2018
Review Results AnnouncedSeptember 7, 2018
Camera-Ready Papers DueSeptember 24, 2018
November 5, 2018Hotel Room Reservation Deadline