Vehicular Networks Applications: 
From Physical Layer to Clouds (VNA 2015)
Co-located with ITSC, Spain
September 15-18, 2015

Vehicular networking has matured in the past decade to a point where a large number of applications are available to the driving public. These applications enhance the driving experience by keeping the drivers informed of the latest traffic information as well as other pertinent location-based information.

The 1st workshop on vehicular network applications,VNA, is to discuss the issues concerning building applications on Vehicular Networks. Due to the recent decision by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to move forward with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology for light vehicles, vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) applications will receive more attention. Further, the new communications capability to be required in vehicles will provide the potential for significantly more smart vehicles application development.

With the nearly ubiquitous use of smart phones by consumers, most car manufacturers already provide smart phone apps that integrate with their in-vehicle navigation, information and entertainment systems. As vehicles become progressively smarter and the era of self-driving vehicles nears, further integration between consumers' personal devices and vehicle systems will be required. Research done in the field of Vehicular Networks and Intelligent Transportation has covered several types of applications including incident detection, weather alerts, traffic conditions, safety applications, and more.