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8th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS)

September 19–20, 2016 | Cardiff, Great Britain

WiSATS 2016 Workshop CFP


Title of Workshop: Satellite Enabled Intelligent Transport Systems



Satellite technology is seen as a key building block within the 5G ecosystem enabling the true realisation of seamless and continuous connectivity to a wide range of devices ‘anytime, anywhere’. Transport and in particular Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) represents one of the largest markets for the use of future 5G connectivity fabric. With new satellite constellations imminent and the convergence of terrestrial and satellite technology within the scope of 5G, the provisioning of high bandwidth connectivity on the move – in urban, rural and wildernesses – is becoming a reality and paving the way for richer ITS services.

The workshop on Satellite Enabled Intelligent Transport Systems aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions on the future role of satellite technologies in ITS, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students, with backgrounds in communications, transport, signal processing, battery technology,  smart cities, HMI and Human-machine interaction, Vehicle localization and autonomous navigation, Artificial Transportation Systems, etc. The workshop also serves as a venue for learning about state-of-the-art in Satellite enabled ITS giving attendees the opportunity to network with experts in the field and come out with new areas of development in achieving the goal.


Topics of interest

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

1.      Vehicular hybrid terrestrial (e.g. cellular) and satellite systems

2.      Vehicular low-power antenna and systems

3.      Cognitive radio

4.      Complementary Ground Component (CGC)

5.      Innovative low-profile antenna design

6.      Scalable next generation satellite communications systems

7.      Security spectrum (vehicular, end-to-end, information management)

8.      Robust & precise positioning and mapping

9.      Sensing, Detectors and Actuators

10.   Commercial Vehicle Operations

11.   Human-machine interaction

12.   Vehicle localization and autonomous navigation

13.   Electrification of Transport

14.   Driver Support Systems

15.   ITS Field Tests Trials

16.   Smart Logistics

17.   Smart Taxis, coaches

18.   Emergency Management

19.   Transportation Networks

20.   Public Transportation Management

21.   Security, trust and privacy metrics


Important Deadlines

Paper Submission 25 July 2016
Notification of Acceptance 5 August 2016
Camera-ready Submission 22 August 2016
Workshop Date To be finalised


Submission Guidelines and Paper Submission:

• Please check the submission guidelines here:

• All the papers should be in English and formatted according to the Authors Kit at



Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus.


Workshop Co-Chairs:

Dr Ashweeni Beeharee, Principal Systems Architect, Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd, UK;

Mr Paul Febvre, Chief Technology Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd, UK


Workshop TPC Chair

To be confirmed


Technical Programme Committee

To be confirmed