Special Sessions

Cooperative Driving

Special Session Name:
Cooperative Driving - organized in the framework of the SmartCoDrive (Cooperative Advanced Driving Assistance System Based on Smart Mobile Platforms and Road Side Units) project founded by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research

Sergiu Nedevschi - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

The SmartCoDrive project aims to increase the road traffic safety, road traffic mobility, quality of driving and will reduce fuel consumption and pollution by providing a universal and portable solution for advanced driving assistance systems, based on a cooperative approach, and using the advanced and increasing capabilities of the smart phone type devices. There exists no similar approach, in research or market that combines all these three elements (advance driving assistance, cooperative systems, and smart phone type devices) to provide a unified solution for improving the driving assistance. Furthermore, one of the main advantages of the proposed solution is the immediate applicability and market penetration. The smart mobile type devices have experienced an exponential market growth due to their increased technical capabilities and considerably better benefit-cost ratio. Their applicability is also increasing and in this project we will exploit it in order to produce a solution that is unique, both in research and in the market, and that will be available and accessible for a large number of users. The concept of this project is the development of a cooperative approach for driving assistance with the following main components: a unified sensorial, hardware and software smart mobile platform (SMP) for cooperative driving assistance based on a smart mobile device (SMD); a general purpose road side unit (RSU) for information gathering, fusion and sharing; and a regional traffic information system (RTIS) for integration with traditional traffic information systems like Traffic Message Channel (TMC) and Fleet Management. The major key technologies that will be developed in this project are: virtual sensors, V2X communication and Local Dynamic Map (LDM). On this architecture cooperative advanced driving assistance applications will be developed with the aim of improving safety, mobility and eco-driving.


Special Session Name:
ELEMENT - Enhanced Living EnvironMENTs

Rodica Potolea - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca


The third edition of the International Workshop on Enhanced Living EnvironMENTs, ELEMENT-2016, collocated as Special Session with 2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2016), is dedicated to the dissemination and evaluation of original contributions to the architectures, techniques, protocols, components, orchestration, choreography and development related to the ELE area. Investigations, discussions and exchange of experiences from different stakeholders’ perspective on AAL technologies are welcome. The event is organized in the framework of the ICT COST Action IC1303 Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE).


Special Session Name:
HiPerGRID - High Performance Grid Middleware

Nicolae Tapus - University Politehnica of Bucharest
Valentin Cristea - University Politehnica of Bucharest
Florin Pop - University Politehnica of Bucharest

HiPerGRID is an annual event dedicated to dissemination and evaluation of current advances in Grid, Cloud and Datacenters research. Following the success of last years HiPerGRID invited session held in conjunction with the International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP) organised in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, aims at providing a venue and an open forum for researchers, designers, practitioners, developers, and industrial/governmental partners to present, discuss, and exchange related ideas, results, and experiences in the area of distributed systems. HiPerGRID supports community of researchers, developers, practitioners as well as current and potential Grid users who work in the field of grid technologies and their applications.

Grid Middleware refers to resource management, execution management, data management, security, monitoring and discovery, accounting, and other functions required by Virtual Organizations to operate effectively a shared services environment. Obtaining high performance Grid Middleware through new, innovative solutions is a challenge of today research, due to the strong requirements imposed by the dynamic behavior of the user and resource communities. The event also aims at stimulating synergies between Grid communities and related technology communities (P2P, Service Orientation, Workflow management).