5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication

April 6-7, at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


Inter-vehicle communication (IVC), the management and control of network connections among vehicles as well as between vehicles and existing network infrastructure, is a maturing research field that is gaining a massive momentum. First standardization efforts across all layers, by both IEEE and ETSI, have already borne fruit, allowing researchers to gain valuable insights into both the strengths and the shortcomings of current approaches. The U.S. Department of Transportation decided to introduce IVC until 2020 using IEEE 802.11p, while in Europe the decision is not met yet. The investment of European automobile manufacturers and OEMs into this idea is not only expressed in successful efforts to reserve dedicated radio spectrum harmonized across Europe, but is also reflected in numerous research ventures in cooperation with academia. However, the gathered knowledge is still fragmented, making it hard for new players to get into the game and affording even experienced groups only a restricted view on this complex field. Furthermore, new research questions concerning technologies and services arise in current time. In particular, a more general view on connected mobility is addressed where not only vehicles, but also pedestrians, bikers, and bicyclists are considered in connected contexts. On this basis new innovations and services can be generated that are using appropriate technologies and conjointly aim to improve the future mobility.

Link to previous and future events: http://fg-ivc.car2x.org

Goals and Guiding Themes

The goal of this year's event is to give an interdisciplinary overview on recent research activities in the area of inter-vehicle communication (IVC) including results and work in progress. One guiding theme of this 5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication is, but not limited to "Connected Mobility". Moreover, contributions addressing standardization activities, field trials, and use-cases are very welcome. We invite young researchers and their experienced colleagues to discuss about technologies, methods, and innovative mobility applications.

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News/Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 3th, 2017
Notification of acceptance: March 10th, 2017
Registration until: March 17th, 2017
Event: April 6th-7th, 2017


This event will take place at the Engineering Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg. Manuscripts of 2-4 pages, formatted according to IEEE conference layout (template), should be submitted as PDF documents by email (fgivc2017@i7.informatik.uni-erlangen.de). Accepted contributions will be published in a technical report (thus, the copyright will remain with the authors).

Registration is € 50 to cover the costs of the event (and social event), payable via wire transfer. This year, one presenter/author per paper can register by the payment of a reduced fee of € 20 (instead of € 50). Do not forget to include your name and our reference number that you will get after the registration.

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Thursday, April 6th

13:30 – 13:45    Registration


13:45 – 14:00    Welcome and Opening


14:00 – 14:30    Keynote

        Challenges of autonomous driving (in German)   PDF  -  PDF (German)

        Siegfried Balleis, Former mayor of the City of Erlangen, Member of the "German Innovation Lab"-Team (GIL)


Session 1   (Chair: Anatoli Djanatliev)


14:30 – 15:00    Methodological challenges of the evaluation of intelligent transportation systems by simulation
                           Holger Döbler and Stefan Dietzel
15:00 – 15:30    Evaluating Misbehavior Detection for Vehicular Networks
                           Rens W. van der Heijden and Frank Kargl

15:30 – 16:00    Coffee Break


Session 2   (Chair: Kai-Steffen Hielscher)


16:00 – 16:30    Evaluating IVC for Planning Fully Automated Driving Actions in Multi-Storey Car Parks
                           Christoph Sippl, Florian Particke, Reinhard German, and Anatoli Djanatliev
16:30 – 17:00    Protocol Modeling Accuracy in VANET Simulators
                           Sebastian Bittl and Karsten Roscher
17:00 – 17:30    Towards the Evaluation of Three-Dimensional Scenarios in VANET Simulation
                           Alexander Brummer and Anatoli Djanatliev

17:30 – 17:45    Coffee Break


Session 3   (Chair: Christoph Sommer)


17:45 – 18:15    Speeding up OMNeT++ Simulations by Parallel Output-Vector Implementations
                           Stefan Neumeier, Christina Obermaier, and Christian Facchi
18:15 – 18:45    Towards CityMoS: A Coupled City-Scale Mobility Simulation Framework
                           Daniel Zehe, Suraj Nair, Alois Knoll, and David Eckhoff

20:00    Dinner


        Gasthof Schwarzer Bär (Franconian cuisine)
        Innere Brucker Straße 19, 91054 Erlangen

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Friday, April 7th

08:45 – 09:00    Welcome and Coffee


Session 4   (Chair: Anatoli Djanatliev)


09:00 – 09:30    On the Feasibility of Multi-Hop Communication in a Realistic City Scenario
                           Karsten Roscher
09:30 – 10:00    Communication Characteristics of VANETs
                           Christina Stadler, Xenia Flamm, Thomas Gruber, Reinhard German, and David Eckhoff

10:00 – 10:15    Coffee Break


Session 5   (Chair: Kai-Steffen Hielscher)


10:15 – 10:45    Vanetza: Boosting Research on Inter-Vehicle Communication
                           Raphael Riebl, Christina Obermaier, Stefan Neumeier, and Christian Facchi
10:45 – 11:15    Providentia: Proactive Video-based Use of Telecommunications Technologies in Innovative Motorway Scenarios
                           Gereon Hinz, Martin Büchel, Josef Eichinger, and Alois Knoll

11:15 – 11:30    Closing


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room (Thursday)  : 01.150 (GPS)
room (Friday)        : 01.255 (GPS)

Cauerstr. 11
91058 Erlangen



General Chair

Anatoli Djanatliev (anatoli.djanatliev@fau.de)

Organization Co-Chairs

Kai-Steffen Hielscher

Reinhard German

Program Co-Chairs

Christoph Sommer

David Eckhoff

If you have some questions or comments, please be free to ask the organization committee above, or simply send an email to fgivc2017@i7.informatik.uni-erlangen.de.

Steering Committee

Falko Dressler

Raphaël Frank

Frank Kargl

Christoph Sommer