IC1004 Training School - Methods and performance metrics for assessing Vehicular Communication Systems

Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, January 26-28, 2015 (just before the IC1004 meeting). Hotel and local information can be found at the IC1004 web site: www.ic1004.org/index.php?page=dublin-ireland---2015


Details will be added as they become available.

​V2X Communication, Standards, and C-ITS requirements
Erik Ström, Chalmers Univ. of Technology
​15.00 introduction to Antenna Basics
Werner Wiesbeck, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology
​Virtual Drive - a Way to Optimization of C2C Communications
Werner Wiesbeck, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology
System Level Assessment of V2X Antenna Systems using Real World Drive Tests
Levent Ekiz, BMW
​18.30 ​End of program
​19.30 ​Dinner (not included in registration)
Signal Strength Emulation – A Method for Testing C2X Interoperability
Mark Hakim, Qosmotec Software Solutions GmbH
​Emulation of virtual vehicular radio environments
Wim Kotterman, TU Illmenau
​11.30 ​Coffee
Measurements with an Over-the-Air Multi-Probe Setup for Cars
Mikael Nilsson, Volvo Cars
​13.00 ​Lunch
VISTA – Virtual Road Simulation and Test Area at Ilmenau University of Technology
Mattias Hein, TU Illmenau
Virtual Drive Test of Vehicles in Over-the-Air Test Environment
Tommi Jämsä, Anite
​16.30 ​Coffee
​Mobile communications in millimetre wave frequencies: state-of-the-art and future perspectives for V2I/I2V high capacity networks
Maziar Nekovee, Samsung
​18.00 ​End of program
​Plenary: how should we assess vehicular communication? + TD's from TWGV
​13.30 ​End of program


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.
  • Requirements for V2X communication
  • Assessment methodologies and techniques
    • Computer simulations
    • Drive tests
    • Over-the-air (OTA) measurements in free-space and anechoic chambers 
  • Current practice at vehicular OEMs 
  • Burak Simsek, Volkswagen
  • Erik Ström, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Levent Ekiz, BMW
  • Maziar Nekovee, Samsung
  • Mark Hakim, Qosmotec Software Solutions
  • Matthias Hein, TU Illmenau
  • Mikael Nilsson, Volvo Cars
  • Tommi Jämsä, Anite
  • Werner Wiesbeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Wim Kotterman, TU Illmenau
A limited number of travel grants will be available for Ph.D. students and Early-Stage Researchers (researchers in the start phase of their career with a Ph.D. degree and no more than 8 years of experience after the Ph.D.) from registered IC1004 Institutions. The grant is for up to 300 Euros , but is limited to the registration fees for attendees residing in the Dublin area. Grant applications are sent by email to secretary@ic1004.org no later than Dec. 12, 2014. The email subject should be “Dublin TS – Application for a grant” and the body of the email should contain the following:
  • Name, Family Name
  • Institution
  • Email address
  • Whether you are a PhD student and/or ESR
  • Country of the institution
The selection will be on a first come, first serve basis and the following priority
  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
Registration fee is 100 Euros, 50 Euros for Ph.D. students and early-stage researchers. Registration is mandatory for all participants, including PhD students early-stage researchers. Registration is done here no later than Dec. 19, 2014. 

Levent Ekiz, BMW, levent.ekiz@bmw.de
Erik Ström, Chalmers University of Technology, erik.strom@chalmers.se   

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