IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding

WS-05: Workshop on V2X Technologies for Next Generation Driving Paradigm

WS-05: Workshop on V2X Technologies for Next Generation Driving Paradigm

Workshop Organizers:

Shao-Yu Lien (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan), email:

Yan Zhang (University of Oslo, Norway), email:

Alexey Vinel (Halmstad University, Sweden), email:


Different from the conventional driving/transportation frameworks, new paradigm shifts and technological revolution in vehicular vertical services have emerged toward unmanned driving, automated transportation, and configurable vehicles. In addition to equipping with advanced environmental sensing/reasoning apparatuses such as high definition (HD) cameras, three-divisional (3D) panorama videos, point-cloud scanners, light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanners to facilitate unmanned driving, the next generation driving machines may also rely on mobile network infrastructures to achieve ubiquitous and prompt information exchanges. For example, all optical indicators (such as turn signals and brakelight on a vehicle, and traffic lights on intersections) may be replaced by wireless signals through device-to-device (D2D) transmissions. Vehicles may also exchange their perception data or maneuver plans with other vehicles, or acquire information (such as 3D scenes at interactions) from remote cloud servers or road-site units (RSUs) though mobile networks. To align with this trend, 3GPP has released the service requirements to sustain the next generation vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications in June 2018, which include 28 use cases to involve advanced driving, remote control, vehicle platooning and extended sensors. To support all these use cases, the service requirements of V2X may include extremely high throughput (for 3D panorama videos or point-cloud data), low latency (maneuver data for platooning), high reliability (control signals for remote driving), aperiodic transmissions (for emergency trajectory alignment), and high connection density. Since Aug. 2018, 3GPP has launched the normative works of New Radio (NR) V2X and enhanced ultra-reliable and low latency communication (eURLLC) in 3GPP Release 16. To satisfy these unprecedented V2X requirements, a number of new features will be introduced both in academic research and industrial practice, including the new system architecture of V2X (such as mobile edge computing, cloud/fog networks, 3GPP local area data network, network slicing, software-defined network, etc.), new radio access schemes (such as millimeter wave access, sidelink transmissions, URLLC, massive connections), harmonization among heterogeneous technologies (point-cloud compression, multi-view video, 3D vision, environmental perception/cognition, machine learning and artificial intelligent), and new designs for security. The objective of this workshop is therefore to bring together state-of-the-art innovations, research activities (both in academia and industry), and the corresponding standardization impacts of V2X for the next generation driving paradigm, so as to understand the inspirations, requirements, and the promising technical options to boost and enrich activities in the area of V2X. This workshop will also provide a forum for exchanging ideas and networking experts/researchers/engineers/students involved in the emerging area of V2X.

Topics of interest (include but not limited to)

  • Machine learning, artificial intelligent (AI), cognition, and optimization technologies for V2X
  • Security issues and designs for V2X
  • Mobile edge computing (MEC), cloud/fog networks, 3GPP local area data network (LADN), network slicing, software-defined network (SDN) for V2X
  • New waveforms, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), sidelink/D2D transmissions, massive/dense connections, full-duplex radios for V2X
  • URLLC, machine-type communications (MTC), tactile Internet, and advanced caching for V2X
  • Signal processing for V2X
  • Point-cloud compression, multi-view video, and 3D panorama enabled technologies for V2X
  • Standardizations, field-trials, prototypes, deployment and performance evaluation of V2X

Webpage of the workshop