Cooperative and Automated Driving Workshop and Industry Panel 2019



Date: Sunday 27 October 2019
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

The fourth Workshop on "Cooperative and Automated Driving" will be held on October 27, 2019 in  Auckland, New Zealand, 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 


10:30 Welcome / Introduction / Presentation (Moderater: Tim Leinmueller, Denso, Germany)
10:40 Uroš V. Kalabić, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), USA: Scalable Control of Traffic using Connected Autonomous Vehicles
11:05 Christoph Allig, Denso: Data Fusion Challenges for Collective Perception
11:20 Haesik Kim, VTT, Finland: 5G  Transportation Vertical Trials in Europe
11:40 Juan Manuel Carrillo Garcia: Deep Learning and Spatial Statistics for Real-time Monitoring of Winter Road Surface Condition
11:50 Salomon Wollenstein-Betech: The Impact of Social Routing and Lane Reversals in Traffic Congestion
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Introduction (Moderater: Tim Leinmueller, Denso, Germany)
13:40 Michael Levin: Maximum-Throughput Dispatch for Shared Autonomous Vehicles
13:50 Yicheng Zhang: A Distributed Architecture for Real-time Hybrid Traffic Light Control in Urban Transportation Networks
14:00 Sasan Amini: Next Generation of Traffic Management Systems in the Era of Connected Autonomous Vehicles
14:10 Tessa Swanson: Simulating Cell Phone Location Data for Human Mobility Applications
14:20 Divyam Aggarwal: Airline Crew Pairing Optimization Framework for Complex Flight Networks Involving Multiple Crew Bases and Billion Plus Variables
14:30 Felix Batsch: A Random-Map-Generator for the Validation of Autonomous Vehicles
14:40 Yuanyuan Chen: From Rule-based LBS to AI-powered Mobility: A report on Fuzzy Neural Network Learning System
14:50 Meng Lu, Dynniq: ICT infrastructure for cooperative and automated road transport
15:00 Coffee Break 
15:30 Introduction of invited presentations (Moderater: Meng Lu, Dynniq, The Netherlands)
15:35 Dajiang Suo, MIT, USA: Building Trust on Connected and Automated Vehicles in C-V2X (5G): Protocols and Architectures
15:55 Huaqun Guo, Institute Infocomm Research, Singapore: 2FA Communication Protocol to Secure Metro Control Devices
16:05 Sida Jiang, WSP Sweden: Speeding Detection by Sensing Vehicles
16:25 Introduction of panelists (Moderater: Tim Leinmueller, Denso, Germany)
16:30 Industry Panel: Uroš V. Kalabić, Mitsubishi, USA; Christoph Allig, Denso; Sida Jiang, WSP Sweden; Haesik Kim, VTT, Finland; Meng Lu, Dynniq, The Netherlands; additional industry partners
16:50 Closing remarks: Tim Leinmueller, Denso, Germany; Meng Lu, Dynniq, The Netherlands

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