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The 2nd Workshop on 5G-Enabled Safety and Support Services for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility

19 June 2022, Helsinki, Finland

Co-located with VTC2022-Spring

Safety and support services running on top of 5G network infrastructures provide a great opportunity to enable Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) for automotive and transport verticals in a variety of road conditions and operational environments. As the rollouts of commercial 5G networks continue all over the world, the increasing coverage and continuously evolving capabilities of the technology make it an ideal connectivity platform for a variety of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication scenarios. Critical network-based services enhancing the road traffic safety can exploit the Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) services offered by 5G. Moreover, non-critical support services could leverage on Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) services provided by 5G networks and facilitate the operation of the intelligent road transport systems as well as the comfort and wellbeing of the drivers and passengers.
The aim of the workshop is to exploit these opportunities from several perspectives. First, the workshop distributes the latest results assessing the suitability of the currently standardised 5G functionalities in a variety of CCAM scenarios. Second, the workshop discusses the gaps identified in the existing 5G capabilities when it comes to the heterogeneous requirements, stemming from these scenarios, and offers new technological solutions to fill the identified gaps. Third, the workshop considers novel services and concepts that 5G networks would enhance the safety and performance of CCAM.

The workshop is co-organised by the EU Horizon 2020 5G-HEART, 5G-ROUTES and 5G-MOBIX projects, and the Celtic-Next 5G-SAFE-Plus project.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • 5G technologies and networks for the automotive and transport verticals
  • Cellular V2X (C-V2X) communications
  • Network slicing supporting CCAM
  • Licensed, shared and unlicensed spectrum models supporting CCAM
  • Utilisation of sensor network and IoT infrastructures for CCAM
  • Quality of Service/Experience (QoS/QoE) assurance and predictive QoS for CCAM
  • CCAM privacy and security issues
  • Critical network-based road traffic safety services utilising URLLC
  • Non-critical network-based support services utilising eMBB and mMTC

  • Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)
  • Mixed traffic scenarios involving connected and non-connected users and/or vehicles
  • Vulnerable Road User (VRU) protection
  • Coping with severe (e.g., arctic) weather conditions
  • Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) for V2X applications
  • AI/ML for V2X communication and networking
  • Positioning enhancements for (safety-critical) V2X
  • 5G roaming architectures for cross-border C-V2X
  • 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) for C-V2X service continuity
  • New innovative business models and use cases for V2X and CCAM
  • Testbeds, experimental evaluations and field trials

Organising Committee:
Jarno Pinola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Dr. Tiia Ojanperä, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Dr. Natalia Vassileva, CTTC Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain
Dr. Edward Mutafungwa, Aalto University, Finland
Technical Program Committee:
The technical program committee (TPC) members will be nominated from the consortiums (a total of over 100 individual partner organisations) of the projects organising the workshop. To adequately address the versatile interests of the workshop, the TPC consists of experts from both academia and industry.
Important dates:
Paper submission due EXTENDED: 20 March 2022
Acceptance notification: 17 April 2022
Final paper submission due: 1 May 2022

Paper submission through TrackChair