Workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Intelligent Vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistant Systems for Unstructured Environments

23rd June 2020 ● IV 2020 ● Las Vegas, USA

About the Workshop

The 1st Workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Intelligent Vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistant Systems for Unstructured Environments will be held on June 23, 2020, at the IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (IV) in Las Vegas, USA, 2020

Scope of the Workshop

Research interest in intelligent vehicles and intelligent transportation systems has seen a significant rise globally in the near past in both academia and industry. Various solutions to Intelligent Vehicles (IV) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) problems have been suggested and deployed in real world scenarios. These solutions are for well-structured environments that include roads with well-defined lane and road surface markings, traffic signs and lights, and well-followed traffic rules. However, these solutions may face challenges in unstructured and chaotic driving environments present in developing nations such as India. In unstructured and chaotic driving environments, the road and traffic conditions, presence of large number of non-standard vehicles such as auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws, the presence of a large number of pedestrians on the road due to absence of sidewalks, etc., render the currently available IV and ITS solutions insufficient. In this scenario, the pedestrians and cyclists are highly vulnerable. Moreover, the conditions of road and road markings, large number of vehicles, various types of vehicles and environmental conditions make it difficult to seamlessly adapt existing Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles in unstructured environments. These challenges also affect the drivers and their behavior and therefore, driver monitoring in these scenarios also pose novel research problems. Moreover, in such unstructured environments, traffic is generally very high and chaotic, requiring intelligent traffic management. Inteligent Transportation also involves optimal scheduling, routing and traffic management across various modes such as Road, Railways, Air, and Sea. These form complex networks and require highly complex computational algorithms dealing with real-time data to ensure highly accurate and time bound performance. It is the time to address these challenges to bring safety and autonomy in vehicles, transport and traffic infrastructure, in complex, unstructured environments. Further extension of this research area can also lead to advancement in assistive mobility solutions that are either not currently available or not adaptable to overcome the challenges present in the unstructured environment. The aim of the workshop is to engage with the research community to explore and find novel solutions or adapt existing solutions to the problems in the areas of Intelligent Transportation systems, Intelligent vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in chaotic and unstructured environments. The workshop will also be a platform to share with the research community the ongoing research efforts in these areas. Moreover, the workshop will also be a good platform to discuss approaches to gather and share large amounts of annotated, real, high quality data of the varied unstructured environments.

Topics of Interest

The list includes all topics of interest but not limited to these:

  • Intelligent Vehicles for unstructured environments
  • Road scene understanding in unstructured environments
  • Semantic labeling, object detection and recognition in complex road scenes
  • Driver Activity Monitoring Systems for drivers in chaotic environments
  • Design and development of robust and real-time systems for IV and ITS in unstructured driving conditions
  • Use of emerging sensors (e.g., multispectral, RGB-D, LIDAR and LADAR) and sensor fusion for IV and ITS in unstructured environments
  • Safety applications for vulerable road users in complex and unstructured driving environments
  • Datasets and Evaluation Procedures for complex and unstructured driving environments
  • Real-world driving datasets for unstructured environments
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Unstructured Environment with presence of:
    • novel vehicle classes
    • unmarked, or incomplete or disoriented road signs
    • high density traffic
    • harsh environmental conditions
    • unpredictable behavior of traffic agents (pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, etc.)
    • Large intra-class variations in appearance of vehicles
    • safety of passengers
  • Autonomous driving
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Intelligent Traffic management
  • Railways, Air transportation and Sea transportation with highly complex traffic
    • scheduling
    • real-time decision making
    • reducing accidents caused by environmental challenges
  • Assistive mobility in Unstructured Environments
    • Applications for the Visually Impaired
    • Applications for the Ageing Society
    • Applications for hearing impaired


In case of any queries, please write to the workshop organizers at:

Important Dates

March 14, 2020

Submission Deadline(No Extensions!!)

April 18, 2020

Notification Deadline

May 2, 2020

Camera-ready Deadline


Date: June 23, 2020

Time: To be decided

Duration: Half-day

Venue: Las Vegas, USA

Information for authors

  • Prospective authors are required to submit their manuscripts electronically as a single PDF file online via PaperCept using the workshop code at the following link:
  • Submitted papers shall not exceed six pages (two additional pages allowed with a fee) as a PDF file in IEEE two column format.
  • All accepted and presented papers will be published by the IEEE and the conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library


Dr. Ayesha Choudhary

Assistant Professor

School of Computer & Systems Sciences,

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Prof. S. Indu


Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,

Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India