Many traffic accidents such as rear-end collisions and overtaking crashes happen when drivers are unable to recognise obstacles or hazards in their surroundings and thus cannot correctly judge the relative distance between neighboring vehicles on the roads. Many driver assistance systems have been proposed in vehicular networks. Various types of sensors, such as acoustic, optical and wireless sensors, are commonly used in providing collision warnings and pedestrian collision warnings. The sensors detect the shape and distance of front obstacles to produce these warnings.
Moreover, these sensors are used in advanced cars with autonomous cruise control systems and automatic driving. Global positioning systems and dedicated short-range communication technologies are helping to support our understanding of the non-line-of-sight of neighboring vehicles for warning functions, such as emergency electronic brake lights and intersection collision warnings. It is anticipated that advanced safety and security techniques in vehicular networks will continue to play an important role in the future Internet, thereby stimulating the creation of many interesting and novel applications.
This special issue is intended to foster the dissemination of state-of-the-art research in the area of advanced safety and security techniques in vehicular networks. Submissions of high-quality papers describing final results or ongoing work are invited. Additionally, this issue will also include selected best papers from the First International Workshop on Advanced Data Delivery and Security Techniques in Wireless and Mobile Networks 2014.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Advanced safety techniques in vehicular or mobile networks
- Advanced security techniques in vehicular or mobile networks
- Advanced data management in vehicular or mobile networks
- Advanced file sharing in vehicular or mobile networks
- Information sensing and fusion in vehicular or mobile networks
- Systems and platforms for vehicular or mobile networks
- Multimedia communication techniques in vehicular or mobile networks
- Signal processing for vehicular or mobile networks
- Multimedia intelligent computing for vehicular or mobile networks
- Next generation services in vehicular or mobile networks
Full manuscript due: 31 December, 2014
Acceptance notification: 31 March, 2015
Revised manuscript due: 31 May, 2015
Final manuscript due: 30 June, 2015