1st International Workshop on Communication and Computing in Connected Vehicles and Platooning (C3VP)


29 October 2018 | New Delhi, India





Workshop Organizers:


o     Hrishikesh Venkataraman

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Sri City, India


o     Devendra Jalihal

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India


o     Surya Satyavolu

Sirab Technologies Inc, USA




Call for papers with workshop deadlines

(aligned with the relevant Important Dates below)


Opening the Call for Submissions


30 APR 2018

Deadline for registration and submission


6 JUL 2018

Review of papers by


31 JUL 2018

Submission of Final Manuscript


10 AUG 2018

Link to Submission Portal




Motivation & Rationale for the Workshop:

Connected vehicles imply vehicles that are not only connected to the Internet/ outside world but also that are connected to each other. The ability of vehicles to communicate both critical and non-critical information with its immediate neighbors provides each vehicle the platform for understanding its environment. Particularly, the connected cars would enable each vehicle to develop recommender systems in order to improve/enhance its driving in terms of automatic lane change, anti-lock brakes and other advanced forms of adaptive driver assistance system (ADAS). This of course requires that there is a secured communication mechanism between the vehicles. Importantly, it requires that there is a secure authentication mechanism so that the ADAS features cannot be hacked.

In addition, a significant aspect of connected cars that have taken lot of importance is the vehicle platooning. A platoon is a group of vehicles that can travel very closely together, safely, at high speed using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems. These vehicles automatically maintain a set, close distance between each other when they are connected for certain parts of a journey, for instance on motorway. There is a lead vehicle that controls the speed and direction, and all following vehicles (which have precisely matched braking and acceleration) respond to the lead vehicles movement. A platooning system holds great potential to make road transport safer, cleaner and more efficient in the future. Also, it optimizes transport by using roads more effectively, delivering goods faster and reducing traffic jams. Notably, since the vehicles are connected to one another, it reduces fuel consumption, and with all the cars travelling close together and moving at the same time, efficiencies can be gained when vehicles move away from traffic lights, for example. Notably, though in the initial stages, each connected vehicle would have a driver at all times, but eventually driverless (self-driving or autonomous) vehicles will be able to automatically join the other connected cars that may function like long trains of vehicles on a highway, and drivers would be free to enjoy the benefits of having a driverless vehicle, such as being able to watch a movie or do work. The capacity improvements to the roads and operational efficiency of a well implemented wireless platooning technology has the potential to alleviate traffic congestion problems in underutilized and underserved road transportation systems in both developed and developing countries alike. Platooning needs the coupled vehicles to communicate with each other over wireless links with specific functional and performance requirements which include security, reliability and timing correctness for achieving a stable and reliable coupling of vehicle dynamics as envisioned. Additionally, effective platooning needs remote sensing that can provide positional sensing capabilities with performance requirements in terms of precision and accuracy. The functional and performance requirements are needed for synchronizing and controlling vehicle dynamics of platooned vehicles.



Format Plan of the Workshop:

The workshop will have following modes of submission and presentation.

a.    2 3 Key note talks

b.    3 hours of full-paper presentations.

c.    Poster presentation session for 45 minutes

d.    Demos of prototypes/ proof-of-concept

e.    Panel discussion between researchers, industry and ministry



TPC Members:


o   Raghavendra Mysore

Sirab Technologies Transportation Pvt Ltd, India



o   Ramona Trestian

Middlesex University, UK



o   Rolf Asfalg

DHBW Heidenheim Germany



o   Kang Li

National Taiwan University



o   Shankar C Subramanian

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India



o   Krishna Jagannathan

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India







Details on Call for Papers:

Connected cars and vehicle platooning require the development of reliable wireless guidance and control technologies, a real-time and dynamic ADAS; and other smart technologies that would enable mutual communication between the vehicles. Given that such a system requires integration of different techniques such as safe as secure wireless communication, dynamic control systems and real-time recommendation engine, the complexity of authenticated and connected vehicles and vehicle platooning is over and above a simple vehicle to vehicle (V2V) or vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) concept. In this regard, there are several open challenges that need to be investigated and well-defined before connected cars and vehicle platooning could be put into practice. This workshop aims to bring together different research, simulation and experimental work Additionally, the workshop is intended to identify the functional and performance requirements from the communications and computing aspects of connected vehicles for safe, secure and reliable platooning of road vehicles.

Authors are invited to submit full papers (max. 6 pages) or poster papers (max. 2-pages) to the workshop

The topics of this workshop include (but not limited to):

  Communication in connected vehicles

  Technologies for vehicle platooning

  Connected vehicle environment (entering and leaving the platoon and/or connected environment)

  Use of RADAR, LIDAR and image processing for connected vehicles and platooning

  Efficient control systems for connected vehicles and platooning

  Authentication and secured mechanism for connected vehicles

  Real-time system for connected vehicles

  Experimental works and results

  Development of relevant standards









09:40 am

Chairs Welcome

Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman, IIIT Sricity, India


09:50 – 10:40 AM

Keynote Talk: Current Trends and Emerging Landscape for Connected Vehicles and Platooning

Dr. Jeffrey Tew, TCS Innovation Labs, Cincinati, USA

10:40 – 11:00 AM

Vehicular Platooning for Autonomous Driving

Mr. Raghavendra Mysore, Sirab Technologies

11:00 – 11:30 AM



11:30  - 12:45 pm Session 1: Chaired by Dr. Vivek Bohara, IIIT Delhi

11:30 – 11:55 AM

On Feasibility of VLC based Car-to-Car Communication using Solar Irradiance and Fog Condition

Mr. Gurinder Singh, IIIT Delhi

11:55 – 12:20 PM

Leader Election in Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control-based Platooning

Mr. Pranav Singh, IIT Guwahati

12:20 – 12:45 PM

Towards Fog-based Next Generation Internet of Vehicles Architecture

Ms. Sarah Ali Siddiqui, Macquarie University, Australia


12:45 – 2:00 pm



2:00 – 3:00 pm Session 2: Chaired by Mr. Raghavendra Mysore, Sirab Technologies

2:00 – 2:20 pm

Technology Challenges in Autonomous Driving


Dr. A K Prakash, Hella Automotive Pvt Ltd, Pune India

2:20 – 2:40 pm

Deriving Pattern in Driver’s Observability during Road Turns and Traffic Lights: An Eye-Tracking based Analysis (c3vp01)

Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman, IIIT Sricity


2:40 – 3:00 pm

Lane change for System driven Vehicles using Dynamic Information (c3vp04)

Mr. N Jaswanth, IIIT Sricity

3:00 – 4:00 pm Session 3:

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Importance of Platooning for Autonomous Driving in Indian Roads


  1. Dr. Devdatta Kulkarni, TCS Innovation Labs
  2. Dr. Jeffrey Tew, TCS Innovation Labs, USA
  3. Dr. AK Prakash, Hella Automotive Pvt Ltd
  4. Mr. Anil Srivastava, NITI Aayog
  5. Mr. Ranjith Kumar, Continental
  6. Mr. Raghavendra Mysore, Sirab Technologies

QA Chair: Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman


4:00 – 4:30 pm