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7th Training School on Methods and performance metrics for assessing Vehicular Communication Systems

7th IC1004 Training School 
January 26-28, 2015
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Cooperative intelligent transportation systems (C-ITS) services are enabled by vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-roadside-infrastructure (V2I) wireless communication. This communication, collectively referred to as V2X communication, can either be direct between end nodes or indirect via intermediate nodes. The current state-of-the art for supporting direct communication are ad-hoc systems built on 802.11p, e.g., ITS-G5 in Europe and DSRC in the US. Cellular systems provide indirect communication, as (currently) all communication is done via a base station. It is foreseen that future vehicles will support both cellular and ad-hoc systems. Antenna system and receiver performance is, of course, crucial for the performance of communication systems and therefore also for C-ITS performance. It is of great importance to find appropriate antenna system and receiver performance metrics and methods for assessing these.

The objective with the training workshop is to explore and establish the pros and cons of different options performance metrics and assessment methods. After attending the training school the attendees should be able to make an informed choice on what methods and metrics are preferable for the application at hand.

Ph.D. students, researchers, and practicing engineers.


  • Burak Simsek, Volkswagen
  • Erik Ström, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Jan Carlsson, Swedish Technical Institute
  • Levent Ekiz, BMW
  • Maziar Nekovee, Samsung
  • Mark Hakim, Qosmotec Software Solutions
  • Mikael Nilsson, Volvo Cars
  • Werner Wiesbeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Wim Kotterman/Reiner Thomä, TU Illmenau