IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks
21–23 October 2024 // Athens, Greece

PDI (Physical and Digital infrastructure) and communication developments as CCAM (Connected and Cooperative Automated Mobility) enablers

CAMAD 2024, Athens, GR

Session Special Session

Session title: PDI (Physical and Digital infrastructure) and communication developments as CCAM (Connected and Cooperative Automated Mobility) enablers

Date: 21-23 October 2024

Time: tbd (~1,5hours session)

Room: tbd

Primary Keyword: Connectivity and communication technologies

Organizers/moderators: Dr. Lazaros Gkatzikis (ICCS), Dr. Nikolaos Tsampieris (ERTICO)

Speaker List: The target is 5 participants from connectivity related CCAM projects. Indicative projects/actions are PoDIUM, 5G-IANA, ENVELOPE, AugmentedCCAM, Cluster 4 CCAM partnership or SNS Stream C&D projects beside ENVELOPE.


Draft Abstract:

CCAM has great potential to improve traffic efficiency and road safety and is expected to play an essential role in meeting global climate goals for the mobility sector despite the continuously increasing traffic. The integration of CCAM into modern transportation systems relies heavily on the advancement of both physical and digital infrastructures, coupled with robust communication technologies.

In the physical realm, roadways and vehicles are evolving to smart entities, fully equipped with sensors, cameras, advanced computing capabilities and access to intelligent traffic management systems. Simultaneously, in the digital infrastructure realm, ubiquitous connectivity and edge computing enable vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, allowing vehicles to interact with all the elements of the urban environment.

The enhanced role of PDI towards Vision Zero includes i) precise environment modelling based on a multitude of different data sources (digital twins/fusion) for enhanced resilience and ii) real-time traffic planning in challenging environments such as urban intersections. From monolithic vehicle-centric Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), we need to move to more distributed architectures with only parts of the information processing and storage being executed locally on the vehicle while data fusion is taking place on the edge. Ultra-reliable and low-latency connectivity is the key enabler and can only be achieved via a tighter integration of the service with the underlying network.

In this special interest session, will highlight the opportunities as well as the challenges related to interconnecting mobile road users with edge infrastructure and we will provide an overview of the latest developments on distributed and infrastructure-assisted CCAM. Senior experts and managers from both the industry and academia will provide the insight accumulated through research, market analysis ongoing pilots and trials.

Session organization:

In the first part (60-75min) of the session, each speaker will provide a short presentation on the selected topic with time also dedicated to questions. In the remaining part (15-30min) of the session, the moderator will ask the audience to raise topics for discussion, raise questions and discuss together with the speakers about the topic. The audience will be invited to provide also their view. The session can also close with an online poll consisting of well-formed questions related to the session in order to identify the relevant trends in the market.


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