3rd GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication

March 19-20, Ulm, Germany

Information on previous and future editions can be found here.   

A PDF Call for Papers can be found here.




Inter-vehicle communication (IVC), the management and control of network connections among vehicles as well as between vehicles an existing network infrastructure, is a maturing research field that is currently gaining massive momentum. The investment of European automobile manufacturers and OEMs into this idea is not only expressed in successful efforts to reserve dedicated radio spectrum harmonized across Europe, but is also reflected in numerous research ventures in cooperation with academia.

First standardization efforts across all layers, by both IEEE and ETSI, have already borne fruit, allowing researchers to gain valuable insights into both the strengths and the shortcomings of current approaches. A tremendous body of experience could be gathered in both national and international large scale field tests as well as in the domain of simulation and modeling. However, this knowledge is still fragmented, making it hard for new players to get into the game and affording even experienced groups only a restricted view on this complex field.


We invite young researchers and their experienced colleagues to discuss new research directions and early results in the areas of inter-vehicle communication and automated vehicles.

This third edition of the GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication will discuss vehicular communications in general, this year also inspired by new ideas in the context of automated vehicles. Automated driving has made several leaps forward in the past years, with the Google Car reaching a record of about 1.1 million autonomously driven kilometers1 and governments across the world starting the legislative process that will allow purchased autonomous vehicles to drive on normal roads2. This significant progress led some to pose the question of the necessity of vehicular communication systems, considering the many privacy and security issues associated with them.

Topics of Interest include:

  • Communication protocol design and network management
  • Channel modeling, modulation and coding
  • Congestion control and scalability issues
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Multi-channel organization and operation
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle/roadside/Internet communication
  • Vehicle-to-cyclist/Vehicle-to-pedestrian communication
  • Applications of vehicular networks
  • Simulation frameworks
  • Real-world testbeds
  • Autonomous driving
  • Cooperative driving
  • Security in automated vehicles
  • Traffic management for automated vehicles
  • Human interfaces for automated vehicles
  • Security issues and countermeasures
  • Misbehavior detection in vehicular and in-vehicle communication
  • Privacy in traffic applications
  • Electric vehicle applications

Organizing Committee

  • <a href="http://www.uni-ulm.de/en/in/vs/staff/rens-van-der-heijden.html">Rens W. van der Heijden</a>, University of Ulm
  • <a href="http://www.uni-ulm.de/en/in/vs/staff/sd.html">Stefan Dietzel</a>, University of Ulm
  • <a href="http://www.uni-ulm.de/en/in/vs/staff/frank-kargl.html">Frank Kargl</a>, University of Ulm
  • <a href="http://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/people/raphael_frank">Raphaël Frank</a>, University of Luxembourg
  • <a href="http://www.ccs-labs.org/~sommer/">Christoph Sommer</a>, University of Paderborn

Submission & Important Dates

Manuscripts of 2-4 pages formatted according to IEEE conference layout should be submitted as PDF documents by email to fg-ivc-2015(at)uni-ulm.de. Accepted contributions will be published in a technical report (thus, the copyright will remain with the authors).

  • Extended Abstract Deadline:
    February 22nd, 2015 (Extended!)
  • Notification of acceptance:
    March 2nd, 2015
  • Event:
    March 19th-20th, 2015

Thursday, March 19<sup>th</sup>, 2015

09:00-09:30| All | Registration & Coffee    
09:30-10:00| All | Welcome    
10:00-10:30| Stefan Ruehrup | A Software-Defined Radio Testbed for Car-to-X Communication Devices and Protocols    
10:30-11:00| Walter Bronzi | Bluetooth Low Energy Robustness Analysis for V2V Communications    
11:00-11:30| Florian Klingler | Improving Multi-Channel Beaconing in Vehicular Networks    
11:30-12:00| Sebastian Mauthofer | Robust Usage of V2X Data in Autonomous Driving    
12:00-13:00| All | Lunch*    
13:00-14:00| Jonathan Petit | Security and Privacy Issues in Connected Automated Vehicles    
14:00-14:30| Lisa Kristiana | Investigating a Reliable Inter-vehicle Network in a Three Dimensional Environment    
14:30-15:00| Florian Hagenauer | Approaches to Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks    
15:00-15:30| Josip Balen | Spatio-temporal distributed background data storage and management system in VANETs    
15:30-16:00| Stefan Neumeier | Inter-Vehicle Communication on the Run -- Experiences From Tweaking Veins Runtime Performance    
16:00-16:30| All | Coffee & Tea    
16:30-17:30| (selected at start) | Short Talks    
18:15-19:15| All | Short city tour (weather-dependent)    
19:15- | All | social event    

Friday, March 20<sup>th</sup>, 2015

09:30-10:00| All | Coffee    
10:00-10:30| David Förster | Discussing Different Levels of Privacy Protection in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks    
10:30-11:00| Michael Feiri | The case for announcing pseudonym changes    
11:00-11:30| Lautaro Dolberg | Assessing Artificially Caused Congestion on Urban Scenarios: A Case Study on Luxembourg Sumo Traffic    
11:30-12:00| Sebastian Schellenberg | How Electric Vehicles Can Benefit from Vehicular Networking    
12:00-12:30| All | Wrap-up    
12:30-13:30| All | Lunch*    


Please register for the event by sending an e-mail to rens.vanderheijden at uni-ulm.de by March 8th!

Registration is € 70 to cover the costs of the event (social event not included), payable via wire transfer. Do not forget to include your name and our reference number.

Please note that there is a separate account for payments from inside Germany!

Account for German participants:
Account Holder: Kasse der Universität Ulm
Bank: Bundesbank Ulm
IBAN: DE72 6300 0000 0063 0015 05
Reference: [YOUR NAME]-IVC Fachgespräch P5321017/Hr

For participants from outside of Germany:
Account Holder: Kasse der Universität Ulm
Bank: LBBW/BW-Bank Stuttgart, Filiale Ulm
IBAN: DE15 6005 0101 7439 5032 50
Reference: [YOUR NAME]-IVC Fachgespräch P5321017/Hr

Venue & Lodging


The event will take place at Villa Eberhardt, a building that was previously the residence of the Eberhardt family that was donated to the University of Ulm. The building is located near the city and is easily accessible by public transportation.


There is a large list of hotels here; we recommend the ibis or ibis budget hotels, as they are easy to reach from the train station and you can easily reach the venue from there using public transport.