Workshop on Remote Operation of Intelligent Connected and Automated Road Vehicles

Automated  bus
Photo: My Weidel/VTI)

The workshop will be held on 4th June 2023, as a full-day event in conjunction with the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2023 (IV). This is the third workshop on remote operation organized in conjunction with the IV conference. The previous two workshops were organized under the title “Road Vehicle Teleoperation” at IV'21 and IV'22.

This workshop intends to serve as a common research arena to initiate multi-disciplinary discussions on different components around remote operation of intelligent connected and automated vehicles on the road. Road vehicles of interest include (but are not limited to) connected and automated vehicles that are passenger cars, trucks, and shuttles or buses. In this context, we assume there is a remote operator(s) who operates this vehicle(s) from a distance via wireless communication network. The remote operation is done at a remote operation station, where necessary interfaces for remotely operating the vehicle(s) are provided.

The workshop consists of two sections: during the first half-day, presentations will set the stage on the current state of the art regarding remote operation of vehicles. Workshop papers will be presented and invited speakers will state their latest insights on this hot topic. During the second half-day, an interactive format will enable an in-depth debate in which workshop participants from industry and research across multiple countries will share experiences and ideas, and discuss design and technology goals for the future. We will discuss prospective research directions and develop ideas on how to tackle them.

IEEE IV 2023 – IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (ieee-iv.org)

About the workshop

  • Maytheewat Aramrattana, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Sweden
  • Jonas Jansson, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Sweden
  • Andreas Schrank, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Michael Oehl, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

To be announced

In our workshop’s definition of remote operation (or often called teleoperation), we consider three modes: 1) remote monitoring, 2) remote assistance, and 3) remote driving. Remote monitoring is when a remote operator oversees an operation of a vehicle or vehicles in a fleet, to ensure that the vehicles operate safely. Remote assistance includes situations when a vehicle requests an assistance during its normal operation. For instance, a vehicle encounters an ambiguous object while driving autonomously, the vehicle then requests assistance from the remote operator in order to confirm whether it is safe to overtake the object. Therefore, in this case, the remote operator assists the vehicle without taking direct control of the vehicle. Lastly, remote driving refers to situations when the remote operator takes over control of a vehicle and manually operates the vehicle by directly executing dynamic driving tasks (e.g., steering, accelerating, breaking).

Several core components are required to create a system for remote operation of road vehicles described above, which are, for instance:

  1. Connectivity between a remotely operated vehicle(s) and a remote operator
  2. Human-machine interface for remote operators at remote stations
  3. Feedback from vehicles to remote operators
  4. Laws and regulations for remote operation of vehicles

Therefore, the main topics of interest can be summarized as follows:

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

We will also welcome other topics, that are relevant to the field but not listed above.

THE IEEE INTELLIGENT VEHICLES SYMPOSIUM (IV 2023) is the premier annual forum organized by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS). Researchers, academicians, and practitioners from universities, industry, and government agencies are invited to submit their latest research papers, simulation challenges, and applications on Intelligent Vehicles and Intelligent Vehicle Infrastructures. The conference will feature Plenary Talks, Technical Sessions, Poster Sessions, Tutorials, Workshops, Exhibition and Industrial Demo Challenges. The technical presentations are characterized by a single session format so that all attendees remain in a single room for multilateral communications in an informal atmosphere. Workshops will be offered on the first day followed by three days of presentations and a vehicle demonstration day. An exhibition area will be available for the presentation of products and projects. The IEEE IV 2023 will take place in Anchorage Alaska, USA and will offer a competitive Technical Program and a Memorable Social Program.

IEEE Intelligent Vehicles 2023 External link.

We welcome and encourage submissions of workshop papers related to remote operation of intelligent connected and automated road vehicles 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

Please select ‘Workshop paper’ as the type of submission and enter the workshop code (to be announced) with the submission.

For the first submission, a manuscript in US Letter format can be of 6-8 pages.

For the final submission, a manuscript should be of six (6) pages including references. A maximum of two (2) supplementary pages is permitted at an extra charge of 100 USD per page.

Template can be downloaded from here External link.

For further information, please refer to the links below:
Paper kit – IEEE IV 2023 External link. (paper preparation guideline)
Paper submission - IEEE IV 2023 External link.

This year we will not have workshop codes, follow the submission link and select the workshop WS21 - Workshop on Remote Operation of Intelligent Connected and Automated Road Vehicles as a topic from the list.

Submission page (ITSS) External link.

For detailed instructions and submission of a contribution External link.

List of the Apporoved Workshops External link.

Shortcut to manuscript template External link.

Important dates 2023

  • February 01, 2023: Workshop paper submission deadline (firm deadline, no extension)
  • March 30, 2023: Workshop Paper Notification of Acceptance
  • April 22, 2023: Workshop Final Paper Submission Deadline
  • June 4, 2023: Workshop day
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