1st Workshop on ICT based Collision Avoidance for VRUs

In conjunction with INFORMATIK 2019, September 23-24, 2019, in Kassel, Germany

Technical Program


According to the latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO), 26 % of all road traffic deaths worldwide (about 350,000) involve Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) like pedestrians and bicyclists. Cooperative collision avoidance aims at protecting VRUs by assuming that they are able to communicate their position with nearby cars by using mobile devices. In this approach, vehicles and VRUs exchange information, like their respective movement vectors for detecting whether a collision is possible or not. Mobile devices offer a wide range of sensors, which enable the recognition of specific contexts of VRUs, for example whether a pedestrian is turning towards an intersection or crossing a curb. Those contexts indicate unsafe VRU movements and can be used to improve collision avoidance in terms of collision detection performance, position accuracy, energy efficiency and more. This workshop aims at addressing these and similar challenges for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Car2VRU related scenarios.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Car2VRU architectures, applications and use cases
  • Car2X, Car2VRU (Car2P, Car2B) communications
  • Analysis of latency, overhead and message frequencies for Car2VRU communication
  • Machine learning and context modelling for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Localization, GNSS improvements
  • Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC)
  • Mobile edge computing (MEC)

Technical Program

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TPC Member

Fabian de Ponte Müller, DLR German Aerospace Center
Erwin Biebl, Technical University of Munich
Konrad Doll, Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences
Joerg Ott, Technical University of Munich
Lars Wischhof, University of Applied Sciences Munich
Lars Wolf, Technical University Braunschweig
Michel Morold, University of Kassel

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: April 19, 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: (extended) May 1, 2019
Author Notification: May 31, 2019
Camera-ready version due: June 20, 2019
Workshop: September 23, 2019

Submission Instructions

Template: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) (Word/Latex) https://gi.de/service/publikationen/lni/
Page limit: 10 pages
Submission: EasyChair
All accepted submissions must be presented at the ICT4VRU workshop.


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Workshop Chairs

Klaus David, University of Kassel
Falko Dressler, Paderborn University