Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation Systems Summer School

Jointly organized by PRESERVE and EIT ICT Labs Safe Mobility

September 17–21, 2012

Villa Eberhardt, Ulm, Germany



Vehicular networks have received a lot of attention in the research community the past few years. At the same time, the industry has been increasingly working towards integrating this technology, and standardization bodies have been active on the same topic. As Intelligent Transportation Systems are nearing an evolutionary step forward, this summer school is aiming at providing to participates a state-of-the-art overview given by top experts in the field. At the same time, it should facilitate discussions and allow participants to present their own research, meet other researchers, discuss own ideas, and potentially even start new collaborations.

Organised by


The summer school is jointly organized by the EU FP7 project PRESERVE and EIT ICT Labs Safe Mobility Activity.

Supported by


Local organisation is supported by staff of the University of TwenteUlm University, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.


A number of distinguished speakers present the state-of-the-art of academia, industry, and standardization efforts. This is an opportunity for every researcher that wishes to pursue or continue her career in this field. It is important to note that participants will have the opportunity to present briefly own on-going work and receive feedback, and form discussion groups for more in-depth discussions.


The summer school is planned for four days, giving ample time for discussions and exchange of ideas with the experts. The first day will introduce vehicular networking, applications, and enabling technologies; the second day will be concerned with the security and privacy of vehicular networks; the third day will extend on reliability and security, focusing on hardware and in-car security; the talks will conclude with an immersion to the process of standardization, notably the transformation of research results into standards. Remaining time slots will be filled with presentations by participants, discussion groups, and room for socializing.
Monday September 17, 2012  
17:00 Welcome reception  
Tuesday September 18, 2012  
09:00 Welcome  
09:15 Short Introduction of Participants 5 minutes per person
10:30 Break  
11:00 Architectures and Applications Robert Maenz, Audi
12:30 Lunch  

Vehicular Networking - PHY and MAC

Achim Brakemeier, Daimler
15:30 Break  
16:00 Vehicular Networking: Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization Hannes Hartenstein, KIT
18:30 Sightseeing & Dinner  
Wednesday September 19, 2012  
09:00 Security in Vehicular Networking Panagiotis Papadimitratos, KTH
10:30 Break  
11:00 Privacy in Vehicular Networking Frank Kargl, University of Ulm & University of Twente
12:30 Lunch  
14:00 Participants' presentations 1 all
15:30 Break  
16:00 Participants' presentations 2 all
18:00 Dinner on your own  
Thursday September 20, 2012  
09:00 Marko Wolf, escrypt
10:30 Break  
11:00 From Research to Standardization Andreas Festag, NEC
12:30 Lunch  
15:30 Scientific Hiking Tour all
18:30 Dinner  
Friday September 21, 2012  
09:00 Lessons learnt and new research directions all
10:30 Break  
11:00 Discussion groups to discuss new research ideas all
12:15 Summary and Conclusion Frank Kargl and Panagiotis Papadimitratos
12:30 Lunch  


Frank Kargl, Ulm University, Germany and University of Twente, The Netherlands
Panagiotis Papadimitratos, KTH, Sweden

Local Organisation:
Stefan Dietzel, Ulm University, Germany and University of Twente, The Netherlands
Benjamin Erb, Ulm University, Germany

Ulm pictures by and to.wi.