Welcome to IEEE ICAV 2021 Workshop on Intelligent Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

In conjunction with the 29th IEEE ICNP 2021, Dallas, USA, November 1, 2021

(The workshop will be held fully virtually online)

Online Workshop Program

Note that ICAV'21 workshop starts from 16:00 Central Europe Time (CET), which is 8:00 PST, 23:00 Beijing Time.

First part of the workshop: Invited Talks

Second part of the workshop: Presentation of accepted workshop papers

Invited Talks Time (CET) Speaker Title Affiliation
  1600-1625 Shao-yu Lien Multi-tier Collaborative Deep Reinforcement Learning for Non-terrestrial Network Empowered Vehicular Connections National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  1625-1650 Michael Buchholz Supporting Connected Automated Vehicles with Intelligent Infrastructure Ulm University, Germany
  1650-1715 Miguel Sepulcre Cooperative Perception for Connected and Automated Vehicles Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche (UMH), Spain
  1715-1740 Zhengguo Sheng From Connected vehicles to Internet-of-Things (IoT): Recent Advances in Communications and Networking University of Sussex, UK
  1740-1805 Ed Houghton Understanding public acceptance of autonomous vehicles: findings from Project Endeavour and D-RISK DG Cities, UK
  1805-1815 Break    
Regular papers   Speaker Title Affiliation
  1815-1830 Felipe Valle The integration of UAVs to the C-ITS Stack Halmstad University, Sweden
  1830-1845 Steven Flanagan Cooperative Connected Smart Road Infrastructure and Autonomous Vehicles for Safe Driving University of Aston, UK
  1845-1900 Stephanie Alvarez Fernandez Highway On-Ramp Merging for Mixed Traffic: Recent Advances and Future Trends Halmstad University, Sweden
  1900-1915 Hao Du Digital Twin Based Trajectory Prediction for Platoons of Connected Intelligent Vehicles University of Electronics of China of Science and Technology, China

Call For Papers

Driven by the recent progresses on 5G and autonomous driving, research in connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) is growing in importance and popularity. In the networks of CAVs local sensing is shared with other CAVs and infrastructure to build comprehensive perception of driving environment and cooperative driving. Advance driving applications can be enabled by CAV to achieve safer, cleaner and more efficient transport. While CAV holds great potentials for future transport, the networks of CAVs present many new research challenges. For example, cooperative sensing and driving could reduce the reliability of AVs and comprise the driving safety; Resource sharing and cooperation in CAVs also raise the big problems of trust and security of CAVs; CAV applications require stringent and diverse QoS, which poses big challenging for the communication networks; Heterogeneity of vehicles on road makes CAV cooperation and infrastructure support challenging; The large amount data generated by CAVs will drive demand in the CAV systems to communicate, process and utilize the data.

To unleash the potentials of CAV, it is envisioned that the networks of CAV need to be intelligent, not only on the intelligent CV and AVs, but also intelligent networking and computing for CAV systems. While vehicles ad hoc networks and Internet of vehicles have been widely studied in the last decade, the specific challenges presented by the networks of CAVs have rarely been addressed. ICAV 2021 workshop is to advocate and promote the research on intelligent CAVs, set up a platform for collaboration and discussions on the challenges and opportunities on intelligent CAVs.

Submission Guidelines

ICAV welcomes submissions of original research as well as work-in-progress and position papers that describe original ideas and present new directions. We invite submissions covering the aspects around the design, development and evaluation of architectures, technologies and applications for intelligent CAVs, including but not limited to::

Paper Submission Instructions

All paper submissions will be handled electronically via ICAV 2021 EasyChair submission website. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Authors should prepare a PDF version of their full papers. Submitted papers should be no more than 6 pages long (for regular papers) and no more than 3 pages long (for position papers), in two columns, with standard margins and 10 point or larger font, and must fit properly on US "Letter"-sized paper (8.5x11 inches).

Link to Submission Policy on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, IEEE Event Conduction and Safety Statement, and IEEE Privacy Policy: https://icnp21.cs.ucr.edu/policies.html

Key Dates


Workshop Chairs

Steering Committee

Publicity Chair

Technical Program Committee (Tentative)


Please direct any questions about the paper submission process to the Workshop Chairs Dr Jianhua He (j.he@essex.ac.uk) and Dr Alexey Vinel (alexey.vinel@hh.se).


This workshop is financially supported by Forward Innovation, the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program COSAFE (http://www.cosafe.org.uk/) under the Marie Skodowska-Curie grant agreement No 824019 and program VESAFE under the Marie Skodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101022280, and supported in part by National Key R&D Program of China under Grant 2018YFE0117500.




Gold:              Silver: