GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication

February 21st–22nd 2013, Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

Link to the main web site of the FG-IVC:


Inter-vehicle communication (IVC), the management and control of network connections among vehicles as well as between vehicles an existing network infrastructure, is a maturing research field that is currently gaining massive momentum. The investment of European automobile manufacturers and OEMs into this idea is not only expressed in successful efforts to reserve dedicated radio spectrum harmonized across Europe, but is also reflected in numerous research ventures in cooperation with academia.

First standardization efforts across all layers, by both IEEE and ETSI, have already borne fruit, allowing researchers to gain valuable insights into both the strengths and the shortcomings of current approaches. A tremendous body of experience could be gathered in both national and international large scale field tests as well as in the domain of simulation and modeling. However, this knowledge is still fragmented, making it hard for new players to get into the game and affording even experienced groups only a restricted view on this complex field.


We are inviting talented young researchers as well as their experienced colleagues, to come to Innsbruck for a day and help fill this gap by participating in lively discussions about both the state of the art and future directions of inter-vehicle communication research.

Prospective authors are requested to submit two to four page abstracts outlining their research activities and obtained early results. Accepted contributions will be published in a technical report (thus, the copyright will remain with the authors). Authors attending the Fachgespräch are asked for a € 50 contribution to the costs of the event. Presentations can be given in both English and German.

Manuscripts, written in English and formatted according to IEEE conference layout, should be submitted in form of a PDF by email to <>.

Topics of Interest

  • Communication architecture and systems
  • Application concepts, coexistence, and use cases
  • Heterogeneous access technologies and networks
  • Resource management, sharing and allocation
  • Information dissemination and networking
  • Simulative performance evaluation and modeling
  • Insights from measurement campaigns and field tests

Organizing Committee:

Important Dates:

  • Extended abstract deadline:
    January 25th
  • Notification of acceptance:
    February 1st
  • Fachgespräch:
    February 21st and 22nd


Thursday, Feb 21 Friday, Feb 22 Saturday, Feb 23
09:30-10:15 Coffee Break+ Skiing
10:15-11:15 Short Talks
11:15-12:00 Talk 5
12:00-13:00 Sandwiches+ Lunch+
13:00-13:15 Welcome
13:15-14:00 Keynote Talk 6
14:00-14:45 Talk 1 Talk 7
14:45-15:30 Talk 2 Coffee Break+
15:30-16:15 Coffee Break+ Talk 8
16:15-17:00 Talk 3 Talk 9
17:00-17:45 Talk 4 Wrapup
20:00-22:00 Community Dinner Community Dinner

+ included in your registration




  • Talk 1: Günther Brandner, University of Klagenfurt: Cooperative Relaying in Vehicular Communications: Some Results from Experimental Studies
  • Talk 2: Robert Budde, TU Dortmund University: Advanced Receiver Structures For Vehicular Communications
  • Talk 3: Daniel Cagara, Humboldt University of Berlin: A Methodology to Evaluate the Optimization Potential of Co-ordinated Vehicular Route Choices
  • Talk 4: David Eckhoff, University of Erlangen: Privacy and Surveillance: Concerns About a Future Transportation System
  • Talk 5: Markus Forster, University of Luxembourg: A Study on Highway Traffic Flow Optimization using Partial Velocity Synchronization
  • Talk 6: Rens van der Heijden, University of Ulm: Misbehavior Detection in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
  • Talk 7: Bernhard Kloiber, German Aerospace Center (DLR): Current Research Activities at DLR
  • Talk 8: Peter Knapik, Volkswagen AG: The Use of Vehicle-to-X Communication to Combat Vehicle Related Crime
  • Talk 9: Michele Segata, University of Innsbruck, University of Trento: Novel Communication Strategies for Platooning and their Simulative Performance Analysis

Please plan for a 25 minutes talk and aim for lots (i.e., the remaining 20 minutes) of discussion.


Attendees need to be registered with Claudia Gugglberger by February 8th. Registration is € 50 to cover the costs of the event, payable via wire transfer. Do not forget to include our reference number and your name.

Account holder: University of Innsbruck
Bank: Hypo Tirol
IBAN: AT475700021011130470
Reference / Verwendungszweck: P7030-035-011


Institute of Computer Science
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstr. 21a
6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Conference Room 3W04
ICT Building, 2nd floor

Please see our contact information for detailed instructions.

Please note that, due to construction work, the ICT Building can only be entered from the south (Kranebitter Allee). The nearest bus stop is Lohbachsiedlung West.


Special university rates are available for some of the hotels in Innsbruck, for example at:

Please contact Claudia Gugglberger if you want to take advantage of these rates.

Call for Papers:


  • Christoph Sommer, Björn Scheuermann, Tessa Tielert and Björn Schünemann, "Proceedings of the 1st GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2013)," Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Technical Report, CCS-2013-01, February 2013. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]

To be continued...