Call for Papers: FAST-zero 2015

FAST-zero 2015 takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 9 to 11, 2015. After two successful events in Japan, FAST-zero’11 symposium in Tokyo, and FAST-zero’13 symposium in Nagoya, the symposium will be held for the first time outside Japan. Sweden is a natural choice for a FAST-zero symposium since it was in Sweden that the Zero Vision Initiative was taken. The main idea is simple: No loss of life in traffic is acceptable. But approach is innovative: since humans make mistakes, instead of making the driver responsible, vehicles and traffic system solutions must be designed so that accidents are avoided.

FAST-zero 2015 invites submissions of high-quality research papers describing original and unpublished work.

Authors interested of presenting a paper at the FAST-zero ’15 symposium are invited to submit an extended abstract in English, with a length of approximately 1000 words. The extended abstract should clearly reflect the contents of the paper, and should not exceed 2 pages of A4 size (including figures).

Submitted abstracts will undergo a review process on which the acceptance is based.

Symposium topics: Technology targeting
* Active Safety
* Autonomous and Automatic Driving Vehicle

More specific:
* On-Board Sensing Active Safety Systems
– On-Board Sensing Driver Assistance Systems
– Vehicular Sensors and Environment Perception
– Vehicle Dynamics Control and autonomous driving

* Communication-Based Active Safety Systems
– Cooperative Driver Assistance Systems
– Cooperative automatic driving
– X2X Communications and Safety Telematics
– ITS and ICT for Safety Applications

* Driver Characteristics and Human Factors
– Driver Monitoring and Driver State Detection
– Driver Behavior Modeling
– Cooperation Between Drivers and Assistance Systems
– Human Machine Interface
– Driver Overdependence and Distrust on Assistance Systems

* Methodologies for Active Safety Research
– Safety Impact Assessment of Active Safety Devices
– Driving Simulators
– Traffic Simulation
– Active Safety Testing Methods and Tools
– Field Operational Test
– Safety and Security of Vehicle Embedded Systems

* Other Related Topics on Active Safety Technologies

Important Dates:
– December 1, 2014 Submission of abstracts opens
– February 1, 2015 Deadline of submission
– April 10, 2015 Notification of acceptance
– June 10, 2015 Final paper submission
– June 10, 2015 Deadline of advanced registration
– September 8 2015 Welcome reception
– September 9-11, 2015 Symposium

General Chairs:
Jonas Sjöberg, Chalmers, Gothenburg
Anna Nilsson-Ehle, SAFER, Chalmers, Gothenburg

Balázs Kulcár, Program Chair, Chalmers, Gothenburg