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GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication 2016

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Important Dates

The 4th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication will be hosted in Berlin, Germany.

Fachgespräch: March 31 and April 1, 2016
Registration deadline: March 23, 2016

More information about previous events is available at the workshop series website.


Foto: Dr. Bernd Gross (CC BY SA 4.0)

The Fachgespräch will be hosted at the Department of Computer Science of Humboldt University. The address is:

Johan von Neumann-Haus
Rudower Chaussee 25
12489 Berlin-Adlershof

Inside the building, follow signs for Humboldt Kabinett and FG-IVC 2016. The Humboldt Kabinett is located on the first floor between Haus IV and Haus III.JvN Haus


The venue is close to Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) but also reachable within approximately 60 minutes from Tegel Airport (TXL). Travel time from the central railway station is also about 60 minutes.

The closest railway station is S Adlershof, which is serviced by S8, S85, S9, S45, and S46. From there, take Tram 61 or 63, exit at Magnusstr., and look for the building labled "Johann von Neumann-Haus".

Hotel recommendations

There are two hotels within walking distance of the venue.

  1. Dorint Adlershof
  2. Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof


Inter-vehicle communication (IVC), the management and control of network connections among vehicles as well as between vehicles an existing network infrastructure, is a maturing research field that continues to attract researchers and practitioners alike. Automobile manufacturers and OEMs have collaborated to reserve a dedicated, harmonized radio spectrum in Europe; several large-scale projects have developed software and hardware solutions for vehicular communication; and ETSI, as well as the IEEE, have standardized protocols covering many communication aspects.

Yet, IVC as a research field continues to evolve, and new research questions arise. What is the role of IVC as supporting technology for autonomous vehicles? Will reliability and latency requirements be met with current standards? Should IVC support large-scale information dissemination, which requires more advanced algorithms than those currently standardized? What are the benefits and drawbacks of cellular communication compared to IEEE 802.11p-based networks? Should IVC be open to other road users, such as pedestrians and bicycles, which would require interaction with mobile phones using suitable protocols?
The 4th Fachgespräch on IVC aims to provide an open forum to discuss such on-going and emerging questions, as well as to provide an overview of the research field to scientists that just joined the IVC community.


The GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication is a highly engaging, interactive meeting where young researchers and experienced colleagues share and discuss new research directions and early results in the areas of inter-vehicle communication and automated vehicles. Participants can expect an open and welcoming atmosphere with an emphasis on discussions and networking opportunities, as well as presentations of novel and on-going work.

Technical Program

The technical program is also available as ICS calendar file.

Thursday, March 31
13:00 13:30 Registration and opening
13:30 15:00 Session 1
    Using Searchable Encryption to Protect Privacy in Connected Cars
    Matthias Matousek, Christoph Bösch and Frank Kargl
    Byzantine Consensus in Vehicle Platooning via Inter-Vehicle Communication
    Martin Wegner, Wenbo Xu, Rüdiger Kapitza and Lars Wolf
    Physical Layer-Based Message Authentication in VANETs
    Ala'A Al-Momani, Frank Kargl and Christian Waldschmidt
15:00 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 17:00 Session 2
    Quantifying the Influence of Route Choice Optimization on Emissions and Fuel Consumption
    Daniel Cagara and Björn Scheuermann
    Towards a Multi-Protocol Microscopic IVC Simulation Environment for ADASs
    Julian Timpner, Martin Wegner, Hendrik-Jörn Günther and Lars Wolf
    Impact of a Three Dimensional Environment to Inter-vehicle Connectivity
    Lisa Kristiana, Corinna Schmitt and Burkhard Stiller
19:00   Dinner
    Ratskeller Köpenick
Friday, April 1
9:45 10:00 Welcome and coffee
10:00 10:30 Panel: Future trends in IVC
10:30 11:30 Session 3
    On Context-Aware Communication Mode Selection in Hybrid Vehicular Networks
    Smriti Gopinath, Lars Wischhof, Michael Jaumann, Christoph Ponikwar and Hans-Joachim Hof
    On Computation and Application of k Most Locally-Optimal Paths in Road Networks
    Holger Döbler and Björn Scheuermann
11:30 12:00 Break
12:00 13:00 Session 4
    Security Evolution in Vehicular Systems
    Dominik Lang, Christopher Corbett and Frank Kargl
    Feasibility of Verify-on-Demand in VANETs
    Sebastian Bittl and Karsten Roscher
13:00 14:00 Light lunch
14:00   Wrapup


Registration is possible until March 23, 2016. Registration is EUR 60 to cover the costs of the event, payable via wire transfer. Do not forget to include your name and our reference number. Registration is easy:
  1. Click the button below and fill out the registration form.1
  2. Transfer the participation fee to the stated bank account.
  3. All attendants will receive a certificate of attendance and payment confirmation at the registration desk.2
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1) Alternatively, you can register via e-mail.

2) If you need an invitation letter or other certificates upfront, please get in contact with Stefan Dietzel.

Bank account
Account holder: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Bank: Berliner Bank - Niederlassung der Deutsche Bank PGK AG
IBAN: DE95 1007 0848 0512 6206 01
Reference: 3313990003 - FG-IVC-2016 - [YOUR NAME]


Stefan Dietzel, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Björn Scheuermann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Program committee

Stefan Dietzel, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Björn Scheuermann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Frank Kargl, Ulm University
Raphaël Frank, University of Luxembourg
Christoph Sommer, University of Paderborn
Falko Dressler
, University of Paderborn


You can contact the organizers via e-mail.