Research interest in future urban transportation systems has grown exponentially in recent times to addressing critical problems arising from the rise in urban population and the number of urban centres worldwide. Even though Intelligent Transportation Systems
(ITS) community from the transportation domain and Autonomous Vehicle
community from the robotics domain aim to address the problem of future urban mobility, there is a gap in these two research communities.
In an urban scenario there is a strong dependency between the two domains.
Transportation infrastructure in an urban environment could be used by autonomous vehicles in navigation and perception while system wide decisions like vehicle routing are affected by the presence of autonomous vehicles. A deeper understanding of the role of vehicle autonomy in the context of future urban transportation systems has been sorely missing both in theoretical foundations and in practical applications. The workshop tries to bring forward research initiatives to address such questions at a fundamental level.
The primary and participating audience would be researchers in the autonomous vehicles group & ITS community interested in bridging the gap between theory and application of both domains. The researchers would potentially
be from academia, governmental research labs or from the industry.
Additionally, this workshop hopes to bring out novel
research problems to inspire students and new researchers
in participating and contributing in the future.
researchers not directly working in the field of autonomous
vehicles would be able to understand the transportation
domain better and participate in the research in this domain in the future.
This workshop has the support from the following TC
- Autonomous Ground Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems
- Energy, Environment, and Safety Issues in Robotics and Automation