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

In conjunction with the 29th IEEE ICNP 2021, Dallas, USA, November 2-5, 2021

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).

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Key Dates


Workshop Chairs

Steering Committee

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.




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