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Training School on Vehicular Connectivity

1st IC1004 Training School
May21-23, 2012
FTW Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (Austria)
Local organizer: Prof. Christoph Mecklenbraeuker

  • Attendance list (pdf)
  • Local information (pdf)
  • School programme (pdf)

Training School Grants

A fixed grant of 300 € will be granted to 20 training school attendees.
The selection will be based on a first coming first served base and on the following priorities:
1- PhD students from COST Country Institutions (one grant per Country)
2- while grants available, ESRs from COST Country Institutions
3- while grants available, Other applicants

General Outline:

  • Introduction to wireless propagation
  • Information theory background: Multi-user communications, rate-reliability trade-off, and delay-constrained capacity
  • Vehicular channel characterisation from measurements
  • Models for vehicular channels
  • Vehicular on-board antennas and RF architecture
  • Physical layer design: OFDM and Forward Error Correction
  • Multiple access: CSMA/CA and STDMA, MAC layer design
  • IEEE 802.11p performance simulation
  • IEEE 802.11p performance measurements
  • Intelligent Transport System: architecture


  • Laura Bernadò (FTW, Austria)
  • Oliver Klemp (BMW Research and Technology, Germany)
  • Christoph Mecklenbräuker (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Claude Oestges (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  • Dieter Smely (Kapsch TrafficCom, Austria)
  • Veronika Shivaldova (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Erik Ström (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Thomas Zemen (FTW, Austria)


1st IC1004 Training School