Cooperative and Automated Driving Workshop and Industry Panel 2019



Date: Sunday 27 October 2019
Location: Auckland, New Zealand at IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference - ITSC 2019

The fourth Workshop on "Cooperative and Automated Driving" will be held on October 27, 2019 in  Auckland, New Zealand, in conjunction with the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC 2019), one of the major annual conferences of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS). The workshop targets connected, cooperative and autonomous technologies for Cooperative ITS and automated driving. Similar to the past, the workshop also features an Industry Panel with experts from related industries, which will again foster the interactive exchange of academia and industry.

Recent developments in telecommunications, sensor, information processing and control technologies have enabled substantial progress in the domain of ITS. C-ITS is in a very early stage of deployment, as it is technologically achievable, but the deployment requires cooperation of multiple stakeholders. Automated driving is on the horizon, and will still need substantial and longer-term development and testing to make even the high automation levels a reality in complex situations, such as in urban environments, and in a transit period of only partial market penetration. Cooperative and automated transport are certainly complementary. They are expected to bring substantial benefits in terms of safety, comfort and (traffic and fuel) efficiency. Many challenges exist in this important domain.

The workshop targets the challenges for (C-)ITS applications, especially connected and cooperative systems towards automated driving. Competing communication technologies (e.g. peer to peer (IEEE 802.11p), cellular network, and future 5G), sensor, information processing and control technologies will be highlighted. The impacts of C-ITS applications will be analyzed. Requirements for strong cooperation between industry, authorities and academia in different regions will be addressed.

The workshop is expected to be very interactive. Participants will have an excellent opportunity to discuss with and to challenge distinguished speakers and panellists. The technical areas to be discussed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • V2X communications
  • C-ITS deployment
  • Standardization
  • 5G research and testing
  • Connected and cooperative systems
  • Impacts evaluation of connected, cooperative and automated transport 

Meng Lu
Strategic Innovation Manager, Dynniq Nederland B.V., The Netherlands
VP, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Co-Chair, WG Industry Engagement, IEEE Future Networks Initiative

Moderator: Tim Leinmüller, Denso, Germany

Speakers/Panelists (invited):

  • Satoshi Nagata, NTT Docomo, Japan
  • Robert Gee, Continental, Japan
  • Roger Berg, DENSO, USA
  • Friedhelm Ramme, Ericsson Germany
  • Ole Issakson, Ericsson Sweden
  • Onur Altintas, Toyota ITC, USA
  • Hendrik-Joern Guenther, Volkswagen
  • Teodor  Buburuzan, Volkswagen, Germany
  • Thorsten Hehn, Audi
  • Jovan Zagajac, Ford
  • Jim Lansford, Qualcom
  • Meng Lu, Dynniq, The Netherlands
  • Haesik Kim, VTT, Finland

Email: meng dot lu at dynniq dot com
Phone: +31 6 4505 4735