Prof. Ozan Tonguz (CMU)

Dr. Varsha Sadekar (General Motors)


Publicity Committee:

Prof. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (Univ. of Waterloo)

Dr. Rajeev Shorey (General Motors, India)

Prof. Eylem Ekici (Ohio State University)


Steering Committe:

Prof. Ozan Tonguz (CMU)

Prof. Chunming Qiao (SUNY/Buffalo)

Prof. Eylem Ekici (Ohio State University)



Traffic congestion, delays, and accidents in the transportation systems have caused significant loss of lives, waste of energy, and loss in productivity. To improve the safety, security and efficiency of the transportation systems and enable new mobile services and applications for the traveling public, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have been developed, which apply rapidly emerging information technologies in vehicles and transportation infrastructures. The development of inter/intra-vehicle and infrastructure-to-vehicle mobile mesh and ad hoc networks is one of the most challenging and critical issues for the ITS industry, which also sparks numerous interests in the communications and networking research community.


This workshop on MOVE (MObile Networks for Vehicular Environments) will include and solicit contributions focusing on vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V), and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and networking. In addition, research issues pertaining to DSRC standards, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), as well as wireless sensor networks within cars are also topics of interest for our workshop. The objective of this workshop is to disseminate the state-of-the-art R&D results in this fast-moving research area, to facilitate the deployment of vehicular communications networks, and to bring together people from both academia and industry, with the goal of fostering interaction among them to promote further research interests and activities to enable new transportation products and services, e.g., advanced traffic management, vehicle control, safety control, and networking and information services for users on the road.


Furthermore, some major automotive companies have also expressed an interest to sponsor/participate in such a workshop. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  Routing protocols for active safety in VANET

  Other emerging applications such as content distribution, infotainment, Internet access, etc.

  Challenges of V2V, V2I, and I2V wireless communication

  Use of wireless technology within cars

  Security issues in VANET and trustworthy networking

  Propagation issues

  Emerging inter/intra-vehicle and infrastructure-to-vehicle wireless communication technologies

  Vehicular network architecture and protocol

  Vehicular network performance modeling and analysis

  Vehicular network medium access control and routing protocols

  Vehicular network flow and congestion control

  Quality of Services (QoS) provisioning in wireless-enabled ITS systems

  Traffic management, vehicle control, and safety related applications for ITS systems

  Networking and information services for users on the roads (by automobiles, trains, planes, or ships)

  Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular ad hoc networks

  Mobility management and intersystem handovers

  Simulations models and testbeds for VANET

  Implementation and field tests of VANET systems

  Potential modifications needed to improve the DSRC standard

  Incentives, cooperation, and reputation systems


We encourage researchers from industry and academia to submit extended abstracts (3 pages or less) summarizing their original contributions (the reported results should not be under consideration in any other journal or conference) according to the following schedule:




  Paper due date: April 1, 2007 (Email your abstract to with the subject line "VANET at Infocom'07")

  Acceptance notification: April 9th, 2007

  Camera-ready paper (6 pages) due date: April 30, 2007


Accepted papers will appear on the IEEE Explore database. Selected papers from the workshop may be considered for publication in the following Special Issues: IEEE Network Magazine, Special Issue on Wireless Mesh Networks: Applications, Architectures and Protocols, 2007; and IEEE Wireless Communications, Special Issue on Wireless Sensor Networking, 2007.




Sami Ayyorgun

Los Alamos National Laboratory, US

Fan Bai

General Motors, US

Gerardo Castanon

Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico

Eylem Ekici

Ohio State University, US

Anthony Ephremides

University of Maryland at College Park, US

Gianluigi Ferrari

University of Parma, Italy

Fethi Filali

Eurecom, France

Aura Ganz

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US

Mario Gerla

University of California at Los Angeles, US

Zygmunt Haas

Cornell University, US

David Hunter

University of Essex, UK

Ahmed Kamal

Iowa State University, US

Timo Kosch


Bhaskar Krishnamachari

University of Southern California

Jean-Yves Le Boudec

EPFL, Switzerland

Ken Laberteaux


Luca Delgrossi


Erran Li

AT&T Labs, US

Muriel Medard


Eytan Modiano


Pri Mudalige

General Motors, US

Tamer Nadeem


Sooksan Panichpapiboon

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Thailand)

Chunming Qiao

State University of New York at Buffalo, US

Raj Rajkumar

Carnegie Mellon University, US

Varsha Sadekar

General Motors, US

Sherman Shen

University of Waterloo, CA

Rajeev Shorey

General Motors, India

Ozan Tonguz

Carnegie Mellon University, US

Stavros Toumpis

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Shahrokh Valee

University of Toronto, CA

Jia Li

Oakland University, MI

Nawaporn Wisitpongphan

Carnegie Mellon University, US

Ariton Xhafa

Texas Instruments, US

Weihua Zhuang

University of Waterloo, CA