The IE 2024 will have two special sessions. Papers should be submitted as other conference papers HERE, except that the appropriate track should be chosen. To submit a paper, please use the IEEE two-column conference A4 format. The Word and LaTex templates are available HERE.

Cybersecurity issues related to smart environments

     Chair: Ranwa Al-Mallah, Assistant Professor, Royal Military College, Canada

The main objective of the special session is to provide innovative solutions to protect emerging technology-aware smart environments. We will attempt to spur research in this area by providing evidence of monitoring, detection, prediction, classification, action and reaction in the face of intrusions. Enhancing monitoring by developing AI-based methods that will automate some of the detection, correlation, and analysis functions while ensuring data protection and privacy. Modelling sophisticated AI-based cyberattacks targeting the smart environments to disrupt the control. By understanding the attacks and exposing the vulnerabilities, designing a process to create a new class of defensive cybersecurity solutions that are domain-specific and that take into account the control objectives of the defended system and the models of the physical world. Exploring the resilience of the security and privacy solutions and attempting to model the potential AI against AI arms race in the cybersecurity of smart environments.

Emerging trends in Intelligent Transportation Systems

     Chair: Bilal Farooq, Associate Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

In recent years, cutting-edge information and communication technologies (e.g., C-V2X, 5G, etc.), artificial intelligence (e.g., federated, machine, and reinforcement learning), edge-computing, blockchain technology, electrification, and intelligent vehicles have created new opportunities to improve the traffic management, road safety, system efficiency, and sustainability of transportation networks. These advancements have the potential to reduce traffic congestion, optimize multimodal traffic, improve user-centric services, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance driver experience. In this context, topics of interest for the special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Greener transportation systems, electrification, eco-routing, and eco-driving
  • Adaptive signal control at the corridor and network level
  • Advanced driver support systems in Level 2-3 automation
  • Advanced sensor platforms for monitoring real-time multimodal traffic
  • Passenger and goods movement based on connected and automated vehicles
  • Traffic management for urban air mobility
  • Vulnerable road users in connected and automated transportation systems

Special session chairs