IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Mobile Vehicular Networks
(MoVeNet 2008)

September 29th, Atlanta, GA
Co-Located with IEEE MASS 2008

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Theme and Scope

In the last few years an enormous effort has been made by researches in both industry and academia aimed at creating highly scalable, high performance, secure and reliable vehicular networks (VANET) technologies. These new vehicular systems will enable roadside safety and homelands security as well as a broad range of entertainment environmental, and social applications.

The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers from industry and academia on the state of the art as well the work in progress on wireless vehicular ad hoc networking (VANET) technologies. The focus is network protocols, and emerging communication standards as well as entertainment, safety, ITS, and commercial applications enabled by a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) wireless communication technology. Such technology should meet the QOS requirements of diverse applications and should permit self-organization with a minimal user configuration.

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of VANET. All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another conference or journal. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Emerging applications such as content distribution, infotainment, Internet access, etc.
  • Implementation, testbeds, and field tests of VANET systems
  • Vehicular network architectures and protocols
  • Vehicular network performance modeling and analysis
  • Vehicular network medium access control and routing protocols
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Challenges of V2V, V2I, and I2V wireless communication
  • Security, privacy issues in VANET and trustworthy networking
  • Privacy-preserving technologies
  • Use of wireless technology within cars
  • Emerging inter/intra-vehicle and infrastructure-to-vehicle wireless communication technologies
  • Incentives, cooperation, and reputation systems
  • 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
  • Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular ad hoc networks
  • Mobility management
  • Potential modifications needed to improve the DSRC standard
  • Propagation issues

Paper Submissions

We encourage researchers from industry and academia to submit original works (reported results should not be under consideration in any other journal, conference, or workshop). We particularly encourage submission of early-stage innovative ideas that will lead to discussion at the workshop. All submissions must be in pdf format. Submitted papers must be uploaded through the EDAS conference management system, and must not exceed six (6) single-spaced, two-column pages using at least 11 point size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages (standard IEEE conference format, IEEE Latex and Microsoft Word style files are available here). Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE MASS proceedings and appear in the IEEE Digital Library.

Registration Policy

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference at the full conference rate. The participation at MASS workshops is free for all the MASS registrants - it does not require an additional workshop registration.

Important Dates

  • Submission Due: June 27, 2008 (extended)
  • Acceptance Notification: July 11, 2008
  • Final Manuscript due: July 18, 2008


General Chair: 

  • Mario Gerla, UCLA

Program Chairs: 

  • Marco Gruteser, Rutgers University
  • Fan Bai, General Motors R&D

Program Committee (partial list):

  • Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University
  • Cem Saraydar, General Motors R&D
  • Onur Altintas, Toyota ITC
  • Luciano Bononi, Univ of Bologna
  • Eylem Ekici, Ohio State Univ
  • Gavin Holland, HRL Labs
  • Aravind Iyer, General Motors R&D
  • Daniel Jiang, Mercedes Benz R&D NA
  • John Kenney, Toyota ITC
  • Rahul Mangharam, Univ of Pennsylvania
  • Tamer Nadeem, Siemens Corporate Research
  • Panos Papadimitratos, EPFL
  • Giovanni Pau, UCLA
  • K. Venkatesh Prasad, Ford Motor Company
  • Ragunathan Rajkumar, CMU
  • C. K. Toh, Univ of Hong Kong
  • Weihua Zhuang, Univ of Waterloo