Workshop: Road Vehicle Teleoperation 2021

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The workshop on Road Vehicle Teleoperation will be held in July in conjunction with the 2021 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV21).

The workshop intends to initiate multi-disciplinary discussions around road vehicle teleoperation, and thus will involve academicians, practitioners, and policymakers across research fields.

About the workshop

We welcome and encourage submissions of workshop papers related to road vehicle teleoperation under different topics, which includes, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Connectivity challenges in road vehicle teleoperation
  • Human factors in road vehicle teleoperation
  • Human-machine interface for teleoperation of road vehicles
  • Laws and regulations related to road vehicle teleoperation
  • Vehicle design and technology to support vehicle teleoperation
  • Remote assistance of automated vehicles
  • Remote driving of road vehicles
  • System architecture for road vehicle teleoperation

A workshop paper is limited to a total of six (6) pages including references. A maximum of two (2) supplementary pages is permitted at an extra charge. Further, due to space constraints on the proceedings of the conference, all papers are limited to 2 MB and should preferably be less than 500 kB.

Please refer to the IEEE IV 2021 information for authors for further details.

Information for authors (IEEE IV 2021)external link

Contributions shall be submitted to the Papercept/Paperplaza for IV2021 using the code t2b1a

Submission page (ITSS)external link

Please select Workshop paper as the type of submission and enter the code t2b1a with the submission. Additionally, the following should be readily available:

  • Title of the manuscript
  • Short 200 words text-only abstract of the manuscript
  • PINs of ALL co-authors (you can locate your co-authors’ PIN by following PIN link (ITSS)external link)
  • Keywords: you will be prompted for 1-3 conference specific keywords during the submission process
  • Manuscript file should be a PDF file (version 1.4 or higher), have all fonts embedded/subsetted, in US Letter page size, searchable, non-password protected document. Final papers sent to be part of the program of the conference MUST be format compliant according to the instructions provided.

Important Information for Manuscript Preparation (ITSS)external link 

Shortcuts to preparing manuscript:

Please refer to the IEEE IV 2021 information for authors for further details.

Information for authors (IEEE IV 2021)external link

This workshop focuses on different components around road vehicle teleoperation, which is an operations of road vehicles from a distance (outside of the vehicles). Road vehicles of interests includes (but are not limited to) connected vehicles that are passenger cars, trucks, and buses; especially those that are automated. Realizing teleoperation of vehicles on public roads is a big challenge, which requires expertise from several disciplines across transport sectors; from practitioner to policymakers. This workshop intends to initiate multi-disciplinary discussions around road vehicle teleoperation, and thus will involve academicians, practitioners, and policymakers across research fields.

In the context of this workshop, we focus on two modes of vehicle teleoperation: i) remote assistance; and ii) remote driving. Let us define a remote operator as a person who operates a vehicle from a distance. We then assume that this operation is done at a remote station, which provides the remote operator with necessary interfaces for operating the vehicle.

Remote assistance include situation when a vehicle requests an assistance during its normal operation. For instance, a vehicle encounter an ambiguous object when driving autonomously, the vehicle then request assistance from the remote operator in order to confirm whether it is safe to overtake the object. Therefore, in this case, the remote operator assist the vehicle without taking direct control of the vehicle. On the other hand, remote driving refers to situations when the remote operator take over control of a vehicle and manually operates the vehicle.

The main topics of interest can be summarized as follows:

  • Connectivity challenges in road vehicle teleoperation
  • Human factors in road vehicle teleoperation
  • Human-machine interface for teleoperation of road vehicles
  • Laws and regulations related to road vehicle teleoperation
  • Vehicle design and technology to support vehicle teleoperation
  • Remote assistance of automated vehicles
  • Remote driving of road vehicles
  • System architecture for road vehicle teleoperation

Please note that we will also welcome other topics, that are relevant to road vehicle teleoperation but not listed above.

Stig Persson, Ericsson

Stig Persson is program development leader for Kista Automotive trial site, as well as Drive Swedens testbed Innovation cloud. Stig is a Program development leader at Ericsson DNEW S&T, a global community developers and engineers. Ericsson DNEW S&T plays a lead role in researching, designing and creating future disruptive technologies to support automotive and transport use cases.

More speakers will be announced.

The 2021 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV21) is a premier annual technical forum sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS). It brings together researchers and practitioners from universities, industry, and government agencies worldwide to share and discuss the latest advances in theory and technology related to intelligent vehicles.

IV21 | 32nd IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposiumexternal link

Important dates 2021

  • April 30 (new deadline): Workshop paper submission deadline
  • April 25: Acceptance/rejection announcement
  • May 31: Final workshop papers due
  • July 11: Workshop/Tutorial day
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