Call for Papers for Special Issue on Sensor System and Communication Technology in Autonomous Driving in SAE International Journal of Passenger Vehicle Systems

< return to list
Starts: 09-07-2022


Special Issue on Sensor System and Communication Technology in Autonomous Driving

With the significant advancement of sensor and communication technology and the reliable application of obstacle detection techniques and algorithms, automated driving is becoming a pivotal technology that can revolutionize the future of transportation and mobility. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are a reality and represent a huge leap forward in improving the quality of life and traffic safety around the world.

Sensors are fundamental to the perception of vehicle surroundings in an automated driving system, and the use and performance of multiple integrated sensors can directly determine the safety and feasibility of automated driving vehicles. Self-driving cars use hundreds of sensors. Handling, processing, and analyzing this amount of data requires a much faster network, and the speeds needed to mimic the timing of human reflexes. Sensor systems and communication technology will have a major influence on the development of autonomous cars making them faster, smarter, and even safer than human-controlled vehicles. By adding new communication capabilities, it is even possible to improve the performance of autonomous vehicles.

This proposed special issue focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of intelligent sensing and communication problems, especially addressing autonomous vehicles. The purpose is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in sensing, communication, computer vision, and artificial intelligence technologies applied to CAV.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicular cloud computing and networking
  • Sensor fusion in autonomous vehicles
  • 5G Wireless Communication in Autonomous Vehicles
  • V2X access technologies
  • Energy optimization for 5G and beyond enabled CAVs
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications
  • Computer vision for autonomous vehicles
  • Security, trust, and privacy in vehicular communications
  • Machine, federated, Transfer and deep learning-based models for green communication and networking in CAVs
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications
  • Data-driven techniques in vehicular communication systems

**Should be an industry or public sector professional, or academic with an interest in one or more of fields listed on the site.

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Zhenling Liu (Lead Guest Editor)
Henan University of Technology, China

Neeraj Kumar
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India

Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: December 31, 2022

Please submit your full, review-ready article at and include a submission note in Editorial Manager to indicate that it is for this special issue.

If interested Sign Up Today!

Volunteers Needed:

25 (25 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary


Rachel Wetzel