Tentative Schedule



Thursday, November 13, 2014


7:30 AM Registration Opens


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks:

                  Azzedine Boukerche, DIVA Network Director

                  Sylvain Charbonneau, Research Associate Vice-President (uOttawa)


8:30 AM - 9:50 AM Distinguished Industrial Speakers

Smart Communications for Intelligent Transport
Pierre Boucher, Director, Research, Ericsson Canada Inc.
Federal Government Support for Transit Infrastructure and ITS Projects in Canada
John Hnatyshyn, Senior Engineer, Transport Canada
Future Challenges in Intelligent Transportation Systems and their Applications
Barry Gander, Co-Founder at i-CANADA, Executive Vice President at CATA

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break, and Poster and Demo Display / Discussion


10:30 AM - 12:00 AM Distinguished DIVA Researchers

The AURORA Testbed: Dawn of a New Era in Connected Vehicle Research in Canada
Victor C.M. Leung, University of British Columbia
Situation Assessment in Connected Vehicular Networks Through Multi Entity Bayesian Approach
Fakhri Karray, University of Waterloo
Connected Electric Vehicles in Smart Cities
Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch Discussion, Networking, and Posters and Demos


1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Distinguished DIVA Researchers and Industrial Speakers

Cognitive Radio for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Mohamed Ibnkahla, Queen's University
Model-Driven Data Acquisition from a Country-Scale Vehicle-Mounted Sensor Network: Architectures and Applications
Iluju Kiringa, University of Ottawa

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM DIVA Researchers

Vehicle Sensors Networks: Towards Sfare Driving in Connected Vehicles
Ridha Soua, University of Waterloo
Power Efficient High-rate Data Service Provisioning in Vehicular Networks
Peyman TalebiFard, Ericsson Research and UBC
Design and Implementation of Vision-based Driver Assistant System
Abdelhamid Mammeri, University of Ottawa

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Coffee Break, and Poster and Demo Display / Discussion


4:15 PM - 5:15 PM DIVA Researchers and Student Oral Presentations

Sensor cloud computing for vehicular applications: from analysis to practical implementation
Zhengguo Sheng, University of British Columbia
A Novel Multi-channel Error Recovery Video Streaming (MERVS) Scheme with Improved Reliable Channel on VANET
Hengheng Xie, University of Ottawa
Towards a service centric contextualized vehicular cloud
Xiping Hu, University of British Columbia
Multi-Cue Personalized Fatigue Detection From Driving Performance
Sultan Alhazmi, University Ottawa

Friday, November 14, 2014


7:30 AM Registration Opens


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome:

                  Robson E. De Grande, DIVA Network Manager

                  F. Handan Tezel, Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering (uOttawa)


8:15 AM - 10:00 AM Distinguished Industrial Speakers

Smart Dumb Cars and Dumb Smart Cars: Intelligence, Communication, and Security in the Fast Lane
Jordan Melzer, Senior Engineer, TELUS communications
What is Holding Intelligent Transportation Systems Back ?
Salim Hanna, senior Researcher, Communications Research Center (CRC)
Towards Accurate Real-Time Range Imaging Using Structured Light Illumination
Jeremy Gribben, Chief Technical Officer, Ajile Light Industries
Autonomous Connected Electric Vehicle (ACEV)
Wong Donald, Chief Executive Officer, Moove Innovations Inc.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break, and Poster and Demo Display / Discussion


10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Distinguished Speakers

Technologies for Short Range Vehicular Communications: Challenges and Opportunities
Dave Michelson, University of British Columbia
Mobility management, congestion control and data dissemination in VANETs
Samuel Pierre, École Polytechnique of Montreal
ACTIVE Connected Vehicle Testbed
Tony Qiu, Centre for Smart Transportation, Univesrity of Alberta
Research to Application: The Case of Platooning of Trucks
Garland Chow, University of British Columbia

12:15 PM - 2:45 PM Lunch Discussion and Networking


2:45 PM - 4:30 PM DIVA Researchers and Student Oral Presentations

Supporting Real-time Visualization of Large-scale VANet Simulations
Shichao Guan, University of Ottawa
Feasibility of Hardware Implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks for Highway Safety Applications
Ayman Sabbah, Queen's University
SLA: Speed and Location Aware LTE Scheduler for Vehicular Safety Applications
Hossein Soleimani, University of Ottawa
Roadside Equipment Placement Along Highways for Probe Data Collection in Connected Vehicle Environment
Gary Liu, University of Alberta
Towards a Novel Trust-based Opportunistic Routing Protocol for Wireless Networks
Mahmood Salehi, University of Ottawa
tNote: A Social Network of Vehicles under Internet of Things
Kazi Masudul Alam, University of Ottawa

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Awards and Closing Remarks