First International Workshop on

Pervasive Transportation Systems

(PerTrans '07)



to be held in conjunction with

PerCom 2007, White Plains, New York, USA, 19-23 March 2007

Extended submission deadline: October 10, 2006

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Workshop Committee
Workshop Program
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The PerTrans workshop will bring together researchers from academia and industry who are interested in the application of pervasive computing technologies to transportation. The workshop will focus particularly on road transportation in all its facets including public and private transportation, passenger and freight systems, traveller information and assistance systems, and (urban) traffic control systems.

Pervasive computing concepts (e.g., location and context awareness, activity monitoring, and personalization) have the potential to positively impact transportation. Envisioned impacts include improving the safety and efficiency of transportation, reducing operating costs, and improving the travel experience for drivers, passengers and other travellers. This workshop will consider how future vehicles will be at the heart of a globally-distributed service space, which consists of services hosted by and provided to vehicles, collaboratively and in cooperation with their surrounding environment.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Location-based applications in intelligent transportation
  • Vehicle-centric service-oriented architectures
  • Personalization of the driving experience
  • Interoperability of intelligent transportation systems
  • Automated or cooperative vehicles
  • Multi-modal passenger information systems
  • Sensor networks (including mobile sensor networks) for intelligent transportation
  • Context-aware driver information and entertainment systems

  • Real-time and safety issues in intelligent transportation
  • Human-to-vehicle communication and interfaces
  • Traffic management enabled by pervasive transportation
  • Privacy and security in pervasive transportation systems
  • Impact of pervasive computing on public transportation policy
  • Test beds and simulation environments for pervasive transportation systems
  • Application case studies

Submission Guidelines

Each submission should include the names and contact information of the authors and should be at most 8 pages (single column, 11 pt fonts and 1.5 line spaced).

Submissions must be unpublished and must be made electronically following the instructions at by October 10, 2006. Submission implies the acceptance that at least one author will attend the workshop if the paper is accepted.

The selection process will involve peer reviews and reviews by program committee members. The papers will be selected for the workshop based upon their originality, technical soundness, and relevance to the field of pervasive computing and intelligent transportation systems. Notification of acceptance will be sent to contact authors by November 25, 2006. Authors of accepted papers will be requested to provide the camera-ready version of the paper to IEEE by December 22, 2006.