Now in its 15th edition, the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) has been the primary venue for people interested in cooperative and autonomous driving, as well as vehicular communication at large.

VNC brings together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to share the latest results and to brainstorm the next phases of exploration in the foundations, technologies, and applications of vehicular communication networks.

IEEE VNC 2024 will be held in Kobe, Japan.


General Co-Chairs

Susumu Ishihara, Shizuoka University, Japan
Hiroshi Shigeno, Keio University, Japan
Onur Altintas, Toyota Motor North America R&D, USA

TPC Co-Chairs

Takeo Fujii, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Raphael Frank, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Florian Klingler, TU Ilmenau, Germany

Poster/Demo Co-Chairs

Akihito Hiromori, Osaka University, Japan
Patrick Finnerty, Kobe University, Japan
Ion Turcanu, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Panel Chair

Jim Lansford, FaraFir Consulting, Romania

Publication Chair

Tobias Hardes, TU Dresden / Paderborn University, Germany

Publicity Co-Chairs

Chung-Wei Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Sandra Céspedes, Concordia University, Canada
Marco Giordani, University of Padova, Italy

Web & IT Chair

Nataša Trkulja, Ulm University, Germany

Local Co-chairs

Chikara Ohta, Kobe University, Japan

Finance Chair

Bruce Worthman, IEEE ComSoc

Steering Committee

Onur Altintas, Toyota Motor North America R&D
Wai Chen, China Mobile Research Institute, China
Falko Dressler, TU Berlin, Germany
Geert Heijenk, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Frank Kargl, Ulm University, Germany

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline

The 2024 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) seeks to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss recent developments and challenges in vehicular networking, connected & automated driving, and other applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Radio technologies for vehicular networks (e.g., channel measurements, propagation models, antenna design)
  • V2X communication technologies, including DSRC, C-V2X, 5G/6G, and emerging technologies like VLC, mmWave, THz, or massive MIMO, beamforming, and integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) / joint communication and sensing (JCAS)
  • Networking, transport and QoS management for vehicular networks
  • In-vehicle communication and networking systems


Architecture and System Design

  • Heterogeneous vehicular networking (e.g., multi-radio, multi-channel, multi-application, multi-technology, multi-operator) and coexistence of access technologies
  • Architectures and system designs for connected automated driving incl. cloud and edge computing and IoT integration
  • Security, privacy, liability, and dependability of vehicular networks
  • Integration of V2C communications with on-board systems and networks


Tools & Methods

  • Platforms for simulation, emulation, prototyping, measurement, field-trials, and real-world deployment of vehicular networks
  • Optimization techniques (e.g., linear programming, machine learning) with unique benefits for vehicular applications
  • Modeling, design, and analysis of vehicular networks and applications



  • Cooperative perception and cooperative driving
  • Innovative vehicular network applications and their communication requirements
  • Vulnerable road user protection
  • Impact assessments of vehicular networks on transportation (e.g., safety, efficiency, comfort, privacy, and environmental sustainability)


All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The Best Paper Award will be selected and handed out by our Best Paper committee. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

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  • Conference Date

    May 15



    May 17


  • Jan 31 2024

    Draft paper submission deadline

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IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
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