The 2019 IEEE Workshop on Situational Awareness For Emerging Network Enabled Transportation Systems (SAFENETS) is an inaugural technical workshop organized by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and IEEE Sensors Council in conjunction with the S&H Fusion Research Group to bring together engineers, researchers and policy-makers under the umbrella of data fusion and situational awareness under the theme of autonomous and intelligent systems, with attention to emerging transportation systems. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for learning, sharing and networking for individuals whose interests fall in the general areas of sensors, sensor/data fusion, situational awareness, autonomous/intelligent systems, and related advanced technology.
Following the successes and lessons learned in recent IEEE VTS workshops and summer schools, this 1-day fast-paced workshop format is organized to provide an opportunity for participants to learn, interact and network in a fun, engaging and enjoyable environment.
This workshop is suitable for both experienced and inexperienced engineers, scientists and researchers who are interested in furthering their knowledge, establishing collaborations and meeting local subject matter experts in sensor fusion, situational awareness and other related technologies applicable to autonomous and intelligent systems.
Meet the team of experts and organizers of the event. Feel free to catch us over the Coffee breaks, lunch and cocktail reception for questions or just a chat.
|07:30 - 09:30||Registration|
|07:30 - 08:30||Continental Breakfast|
|08:30 - 08:40||Welcome by UMass Lowell Provost Dr. Joseph Hartman|
|08:40 - 08:50||Opening Remarks by VTS President Dr. Alex Wyglinski and Sensors Council President Dr. Fabrice Labeau|
|08:50 - 09:00||Welcome to SAFENETS by Dr. Thanuka Wickramarathne, S&H Fusion Research Group|
|09:00 - 10:00||Morning Keynote: Transformative Flight Transportation: A Boston-Centric Perspective, Josh Elvandee, VP Engineering, TERRAFUGIA|
|10:00 - 10:30||Networking Session with Coffee Break|
|10:30 - 11:30||Panel #1: Current state of affairs and challenges in Radar+LiDAR+RGB Fusion, Moderator: Dr. Atulya Yellepeddi (Research Scientist, Analog Garage)|
|11:30 - 11:40||R&D Challenge with Raffle|
|11:40 - 12:00||Mini-lecture #1: Recent advances and challenges in data fusion for situational awareness, Dr. Eric Blasch (Program Manager, Air Force Research Lab)|
|12:00 - 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 - 13:45||Afternoon Keynote: (title to be published soon; pending approval), Richard Moro, Sr. Program Manager, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
|13:45 - 14:00||Break|
|14:00 - 15:00||Panel #2: Future Challenges for Autonomous & Intelligent Transportation, Moderator: Carl-Henry Piel (Director, Intelligent Systems Sector, IBI Group)|
|15:00 - 15:10||Looking ahead: open discussion on next steps and workshop outcomes, Drs. Erik Blasch and Thanuka Wickramarathne|
|15:10 - 15:30||Mini-lecture #2: At the Intersection of Situational Awareness, Autonomous Vehicles and Electric Drives: Minimizing Transport Energy, Dr. Peter Bauer (Professor, Notre Dame)|
|15:30 - 15:50||Networking and Poster Session with Coffee Break|
|15:50 - 16:10||Mini-lecture #3: V2X: Challenges, Solutions, and Implementations Dr. Nick Kirsch (Professor, UNH)|
|16:10 - 16:30||Mini-lecture #4: Beamforming in Connected Vehicles, Dr. Alex Wyglinski (Professor, WPI)|
|16:30 - 18:00||Cocktail Reception with Poster Session|
SAFENETS will be held at the Inn & Conference Center (ICC) of University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass-Lowell). ICC is easily accessible from I-495/95/93 and Route 3/128 (reverse-traffic from Boston/Cambridge) and parking for patrons is available at the attached garage (gated, 300+ spaces). Additional parking is available at Lowell city garages ($11/day) and off-street parking meters. Please check out the map & directions page and ICC homepage for detailed information on ICC, directions, parking, and more.
Register now to secure your spot in this invitation only event
In order to promote effective dialoggue and collaboration, participation at this event is by invitation only. Total number of participants are also capped to maintain a close and interactive environment. Registration includes:
Registering online is easy and secure (you will be taken to a Cvent registration page that handles IEEE event registrations). It is highly recommended to secure your spot early, as registrations are taken on a first-come first-serve basis and will be closen once the capacity is reached.
Feel free to contact us about our research, potential collaborations or any questions on the workshop. For questions regarding event registrations, please contact Brooke Johnson of Conference Catalysts, LLC who's handing all event registration matters on behalf of IEEE.
Prof. Thanuka Wickramarathne
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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