4th Workshop On User MObility and VEhicular Networks

Workshop Program

October 11th, 2010

13:20-13:30     W4: On-Move Welcome and Introduction

13:30-14:00     W4K: On-Move Keynote: Communication-enabled Cooperative Systems to Improve Situation Awareness

14:00-14:55     W4A: On-Move: Vehicular Communications Applications

14:55-15:00     W4P: On-Move Posters, Demos and Coffee

15:00-15:30     General Coffee Break

15:30-16:30     W4B: On-Move: Vehicular Communications Protocols

16:30-17:30     W4C: On-Move: Mobile Users Localization

17:30-18:30     W4D: On-Move: Mobility Management


On the use of communication-based cooperative systems to improve situation awareness


Pr. Andry Rakotonirainy
Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety ­ Queensland (CARRS-Q), Australia


Cooperative systems, also known as V2I and V2V-based, are becoming increasingly important in meeting the demand for safer and more advanced driving assistance systems. Research on wireless networks to support inter-vehicular communications has made great advances. Cooperative systems will significantly enhance and increase driver's ability to be aware, anticipate and react to crash risk situations. Provision of such enhanced capabilities must meet the well-established features of existing wireless network systems, such as robust scalability and reliability but, more importantly cater for driver's needs, cognitive and physiological limitations.

There has been much work in the area of driver's situation awareness in recent years. Situation awareness is the primary basis for subsequent driver's decision-making and performance in the operation of complex driving tasks such as maneuvering or anticipation. However there is still a gap between the two research fields despite their potentials to improve road safety.

This talk will highlight interdisciplinary research issues at the frontier of cooperative systems and human cognition. The focus will be on drivers' situational awareness needs/capabilities and how cooperative systems can address them with the view to improve road safety.


Session 1 (W4A) – Vehicular Communications Applications

Session Chair: TBD

  • Road Traffic Congestion Detection through Cooperative Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications. Ramon Bauza, Javier Gozalvez, Joaquin Sanchez-Soriano (Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Spain)
  • Evaluating CALM M5-based vehicle-to-vehicle communication in various road settings through field trials. Annette Böhm, Kristoffer Lidström , Magnus Jonsson, Tony I Larsson (Halmstad University, Sweden)

Session 2 (W4B) – Vehicular Communications Protocols

Session Chair: TBD

  • Using Traffic Flow for Cluster Formation in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks. Mohammad Almalag, Michele C. Weigle (Old Dominion University, USA)
  • A New MAC Layer Protocol for Safety Communication in Dense Vehicular Networks. Sarah Sharafkandi , David Du (University of Minnesota, USA)

Session 3 (W4C) – Mobile Users Localization

Session Chair: TBD

  • Physics-based Modeling of Skier Mobility and Avalanche Rescue in Mountainous Terrain. Xin Liu, Carey Williamson, Jon Rokne (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Location Cognition with Confidence in Wireless Systems. Stefan Aust, Tetsuya Ito (NEC Communication Systems, Ltd., Japan); Peter Davis (Telecognix Corporation, Japan)

Session 4 (W4D) – Mobility Management

Session Chair: TBD

  • Proposal of user-collaborative mobile object assignment system. Satoko Itaya, Naoki Yoshinaga, Hirohiko Ito, Rie Tanaka, Taku Konishi , Shin-ichi Doi (NEC Corporation, Japan); Keiji Yamada (NEC C&C Innovation Research Laboratories, Japan)
  • The Effects of Packet Delay Variation on the Perceptual Quality of Video. Selim Ickin, Karel De Vogeleer, Markus Fiedler, David Erman (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Contact: Christer Åhlund & Soumaya Cherkaoui, workshop chairs.
ON-MOVE Poster Images 1-2 and 5 are © Steve Crecelius for Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.