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IV 2010 Special Sessions

There will be several exciting forums held in conjunction with IEEE IV 2010 on Monday, June 21. We invite participation in the following events. *Register for these events here by June 15.*

The Presymposium program is made possible with the enthusiastic participation and generous support of University of California based research units, and associated faculty members and graduate students. We sincerely appreciate their contributions.

It requires separate registration from the main symposium. Please select the appropriate category while registering:

  • Students who are registered for IV2010 - Complimentary Admission+

  • Regular (Non-students) registrees for IV2010 - Suggested Fee of $100*+

  • Non IV2010 Attendees - Fee of $100

* Suggested contribution to cover meals and other expenses. Admission includes access to 2 Sessions (one morning and one afternoon), Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks.

+ In order to gain complimentary admission to the Monday events, please enter your IV Registration Confirmation Number as a Discount Code while registering.

Presymposium Registration:
www.regonline.com/IV2010Forums by June 15.

Monday, June 21 - Forum Schedule (subject to change)
venue: Atkinson Hall Auditorium & Theater, UC-San Diego
9AM - 11AM Automotive Software Architecture
9AM - 12PM Wireless Communications and Intelligent Vehicles: Research and Deployment Issues
1PM - 4PM Eco-Friendly and Energy Efficient Intelligent Vehicles and Systems
1PM - 4PM Human-Centered Intelligent Vehicles: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
4PM - 7PM Ph. D. Forum
6:30PM Welcome Reception

Human-Centered Intelligent Vehicles: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Chair: Professor Mohan M. Trivedi, UC-San Diego

With recent advancements in advanced sensing, systems, and infrastructure for safe driving, as well as the increasing complexity and ubiquity of "infotainment" devices in vehicles, there are many new challenges to keeping the human safely and effectively in the driving loop. These include issues not limited to reducing distractions while increasing safety and compliance, designing human machine interfaces (HMI) for effective feedback, and accurately monitoring the state of the driver.

This forum will bring together researchers and experts from various fields to discuss the important research issues and challenges in developing Human-Centered Intelligent Vehicles. Invited presentations from speakers in areas such as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Factors, Neuroscience, Engineering, and Computer Science will give a broad overview of current issues and future directions of the field.

Session 1: Perspectives

"Engineering Human-Centered Driver Assistance Systems," Prof. Mohan Trivedi, UCSD

"Secure Mobility and Autonomous Driver," Dr. Kaleb McDowell, Branch Chief, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

"Enhancing Highway Safety," Mr. Charles Fay, Senior Program Officer for Safety, Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2), Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences.

Session 2: Progress


Prof.  Kazuya Takeda, Nagoya University, Japan

Prof. Bart van Arem, TU Delft, Netherlands

Dr. Tzyy-Ping Jung, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

Prof.  Scott Makeig, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, UCSD

Dr. Erwin Boer, Entropy Control

Professor Masao Nagai, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan

Session 3: Prospects and Directions, Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Mohan Trivedi, UCSD


Dr. Kaleb McDowell, Branch Chief, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Ralf Herrtwich, Daimler

Mr. Charles Fay, Senior Program Officer for Safety, Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2), Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences.

Dr. Jean-Marc Blosseville, INRETS

V2X Communications: Research and Deployment Issues: 

Organized by: Professor Bhaskar Rao,

Director, Center for Wireless Communications, UCSD

The goal of the forum is to present and discuss recent advancements and developments in vehicular-based communications. It intends to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to address the recent developments and challenges associated with deployment of V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and vehicle-to-device) network technologies.

Advances in wireless technology have led to the adoption of dedicated short range communication (DSRC) specifically designed for automotive use. The DSRC protocols, based on short- and medium-range communication, and cellular networks will enable novel vehicular applications for safety (collision avoidance and safety warnings), mobility and efficiency (real-time congestion and routing information), environmental benefits (intelligent metering and signaling to reduce idling), commercial or public authority (high-speed tolling), and continuous real-time connectivity.

In order realize the application potential of V2X technology, high-performance, highly reliable, highly scalable, secure, and privacy-preserving networks are necessary which presents able challenges for the wireless research community. The application requirements for automotive communication, namely mobility, time criticality, and transmission robustness, present exciting research directions for both the automotive and wireless communication fields.

The 3 hour event will consist of 4 invited presentations on current research and trends in vehicular-based communication followed by a panel discussion consisting of leaders and practitioners from both the automotive and wireless communication communities.

Session 1: Academic Presentations


Chair: Professor Larry Larson, UCSD


"Communication for Cognitive Vehicles - Requirements, Challenges, and Potential Application Design"  Robert Nagel, Technical University of Munich, Germany


“Role of Directional Wireless Communication in Vehicular Network” Ashish Agarwal and Thomas D.C. Little, Boston University, USA


“Dynamic Transmission Range in Inter-Vehicle Communication with Stop-and-Go Traffic,” Rex Chen, Hao Yang, Wen-Long Jin, Amelia Regan, University of California, Irvine


"Experimental Study of 802.11 based Networking for Vehicular Management and Safety,"  Daniel J Dailey, Univ. of Washington


Session 2: Industry Presentations


Chair: Professor B. S. Manoj, UCSD


Kamran Moallemi  and Manuel Jaime, Qualcomm


Justin McNew, Kapsch Trafficom


Rene Cruz, Mushroom Networks & UCSD


Session 3: Panel Discussion


Chair: Professor Tara Javidi, UCSD



Mr. Richard Bishop, Bishop Consulting


Mr. Justin McNew, Kapsch Trafficom


Prof. Ramesh Rao, UCSD


Alexander Busch, BMW Group Technology Office


Eco-Friendly and Energy Efficient Intelligent Vehicles and Systems
Chair: Professor Matthew Barth, UC-Riverside

Intelligent Transportation Systems has traditionally been focused on improving safety and on increasing transportation efficiency. Less attention has been placed on environmental issues such as air quality and energy use. It is clear that transportation is an essential component of a sustainable society, and with recent attention on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, many researchers have increased their attention on “ECO-ITS” topics. ITS has the potential to reduce fuel consumption and emissions through reducing congestion, facilitating optimal route planning and timing, smoothing accelerations/decelerations and stop-and-go driving, enabling pricing and demand management strategies, and increasing the attractiveness of public transportation mode use.


We have invited ITS researchers attending Intelligent Vehicle 2010 to participate in a forum focused on ECO-Friendly ITS. Several research programs will be highlighted, including research being carried out at various institutions in North America, Asia, and Europe. Each participant will briefly provide an overview of their recent ECO-ITS research and discuss future challenges and directions in this field.




Matt Barth, University of California Riverside


Yun Wang (student of Petros Ioannou), University of Southern California


Hesham A Rakha, Virginia Tech University


Bart van Arem, Technical University Delft


Steve Shladover, University of California, Berkeley (PATH)



Automotive Software Architecture Tutorial: Making Models Work
Chair: Professor Ingolf Krueger, UC-San Diego

Most innovations in modern cars are driven by electronic components and embedded software. This was brought to light again recently in the context of claims of unintended acceleration and other quality concerns.

Consequently, in light of the societal impact cars have on our mobility, quality assurance for automotive systems is a key challenge. Model-based development (MBD) has become a tremendous success story in the automotive domain over recent years; it is one of the key ingredients for a comprehensive quality management approach.

In this tutorial I will focus on a key question in this context: "Are we making the models work enough throughout the process?" Or, in other words, do we get enough mileage out of the modeling effort in terms of properties such as reduced development times, increased quality, and overall understanding among development process participants, to name just a few. I will argue that we are just at the beginning of our understanding of the value proposition of MBD, and that creating comprehensive domain-specific models will go a long way towards exploiting MBD effectively throughout the automotive development process.

In particular, as a case in point, I will demonstrate and discuss an outline for a comprehensive model-based approach to establishing fail-safety for distributed, reactive automotive systems. To that end, I will (a) introduce a formal model for component interactions, formalizing and improving upon existing notations, such as Message Sequence Charts (MSCs) and Sequence Diagrams; (b) expand the interaction model into a novel, domain-specific architecture definition language (ADL) that includes failure detectors/mitigators and failure hypothesis specifications; (c) show how to transform architecture models into state machine models suitable for model-checking; (d) contrast the result with existing modeling approaches in the UML, SysML, AADL, and EAST-ADL context.

As a result, a developer can specify what fail-safety means and then prove whether this property holds for a given architecture specification.