DriveSense'14: NSF Workshop on Large-Scale Traffic and Driving Activity Data

Fall 2014, Old Dominion University


Dear Colleagues,

DriveSense'14 is an NSF-sponsored workshop aimed at bringing together experts interested in collecting and mining large-scale traffic and driving activity data. Nowadays, several on-vehicle devices such as smartphones and on-board diagnostics (OBD) can provide a rich set of micro-level data about our driving behavior. This data can be used to advance research in network communications, vehicle safety, traffic signal optimization, and to aid in the development of new applications for travelers. This workshop aims to bring together experts from several research communities spanning computer and communication networks, transportation systems, and data analytics. The objective of the workshop is to facilitate a forum for these communities to discuss data needs and interests, challenges to be addressed, tools to be developed, and new research problems utilizing the potential big data captured from vehicles.

The organizing committee is soliciting short white papers for participation in the workshop, which will be held at Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel located on Elizabeth River in Norfolk, VA, USA on Oct 30-31, 2014.

Attendance will be limited to 25-30 invited participants. NSF funding for the workshop covers travel costs up to $1000 per participant. Participants will be selected on the basis of a maximum two-page white paper. The white paper should contain: 1) name and affiliation, 2) brief description of the candidate's expertise and scientific contribution to the workshop; and 3) a statement indicating whether NSF travel support is requested or not. Please save the white paper in PDF format using the candidate's name as the filename, and e-mail to by Sept. 28, 2014. Invitations will be issued by Sept. 30, 2014.

Specific topics of interest include:

    - Driving Data Collection and Processing Tools

    - Smartphones in Transportations

    - Driving Data Mining and Analytics

    - Driver Behavior Modeling and Simulation

    - Mobile Crowdsourcing Approaches and Incentives

    - Security and Privacy

    - DSRC Challenge and Applications

Important dates:

  White paper deadline: Sept. 28, 2014

  Invitations:Sept. 30, 2014

  Workshop: Oct.  30-31, 2014