Emerging Technologies for Vehicle to Everything (V2X)

Submission Deadline: 15 December 2018

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Emerging Technologies for Vehicle to Everything (V2X).

Recently, the vehicle to everything (V2X) paradigm is attracting more attention from both academia and industry. In V2X, while connecting all the devices (motor-vehicle, non-motor-vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, etc.) on the road, we can collect and share the real-time information (speed, accelerate, route, etc.) among V2X devices for automatic piloting and intelligent traffic control. On the other hand, to accelerate the automatic piloting technologies, big data and deep learning-based image recognition and environment reconstruction is an inevitable technology. In addition to intelligent traffic and automatic driving technologies, 5G will also play a significant role in V2X by providing fast speed transmissions for in-car entertainment (4K/8K high-definition video, etc.), as well as for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P), and vehicle-to-network (V2N) communications. Meanwhile, with V2X’s massive number of connected devices, information centric networking (ICN)/content caching technologies can be exploited for optimal vehicle network routing and wireless information delivery, which will leverage the network and wireless transmission performance. Together with the adoption of optimal routing, ICN-based network architecture will further alleviate the backhaul load. In V2X, to meet the different quality of service (QoS) requirements of a massive number of connected devices, the software defined network (SDN) based network slicing technology can be invoked to create different dedicated network slices.  Based on all those discussions, it is known that to accomplish the goal of V2X, comprehensive solutions are needed to reshape existing networks. Moreover, because of the massive number of connected devices on the road, the future of driving and traffic will be reshaped, and policies on this forthcoming V2X era from the government should be set forth as well.

However, until now, only the V2X’s initial ambitions regarding intelligent traffic control, automatic driving and fast speed transmission experiences are sketched. So, comprehensive technologies and policies able to accomplish all the goals of V2X from academia, industry and government are still needed. This Special Section in IEEE Access aims to bring together researchers to report their recent research advances in V2X and exchange new ideas with innovative technologies and solutions. This Special Section will include a collection of outstanding research-oriented review and survey articles, high level position papers and new research results, covering a wide range of topics within V2X systems and networks.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • DSRC technologies for V2X
  • C-V2X technologies for V2X
  • Signal processing technologies for V2X
  • Channel estimation and measurement technologies for V2X
  • Front-hauling and back-hauling technologies for V2X
  • Resource allocation and optimization for V2X
  • Energy efficiency analysis for V2X
  • Heterogeneous network technologies for V2X
  • Cyber security and application scenarios for V2X
  • Software defined network architectures for V2X
  • Network slicing technologies for V2X
  • ICN and SDN technologies-based network architectures for V2X
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assisted communications for V2X
  • Centralized and decentralized network architectures for V2X
  • Integrated vehicle edge, fog computing technologies for V2X
  • Data mining technologies for V2X
  • Vehicle and pedestrian behavior prediction technologies for V2X
  • Machine learning iteration algorithms for V2X
  • Deep learning-based image detection for V2X
  • Deep learning based 2-D, 3-D environment reconstructions for V2X
  • Big data and machine learning based technologies for V2X
  • Legislation, standardization and enforcement for V2X

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Associate Editor: Yan Zhang, University of Oslo, Norway

Guest Editors:

  1. Di Zhang, Zhengzhou University, China
  2. Zhi Liu, Waseda University, Japan
  3. Carlos Tavares Calafate, Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain
  4. Yi Liu, Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China
  5. Anwer Al-Dulaimi, EXFO Inc., Canada


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. High Mobility 5G LTE-V: Challenges and Solutions
  2. Security and Privacy for Vehicular Networks
  3. Recent Advances on Modelling, Optimization and Signal Processing Methods in Vehicle Dynamics and Crash-worthiness

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:
Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: di_zhang@zzu.edu.cn (GE), yanzhang@ifi.uio.no (AE).