Call for Papers

IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Transportation Systems

Special Issue on Applications of Mechatronic and Embedded Systems in Intelligent Transportation Systems


Mechanical and electrical systems show an increasing integration of mechanics with electronics and information processing. This integration is between the components (hardware) and the information-driven functions (software), resulting in integrated systems called mechatronic systems. The development of mechatronic systems involves finding an optimal balance between the basic mechanical structure, sensor and actuators, automatic digital information processing and control in which embedded systems play a key role.

We aim to provide a collage of high-quality papers presenting technologies, methodologies and, particularly, applications for mechatronic and embedded systems in any aspect of Intelligent Transportation Systems, including both established and state-of-the-art solutions, and showcase emerging innovative ideas and technologies. Originated within the activities of the Symposium “Mechatronic & Embedded Technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems” at the 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications - MESA 2016 held in Auckland (New Zealand) from August 29-31, this special issue is open to the entire international research community without the necessity of conference participation.


Papers suitable for this issue should focus on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Automatic Vehicle Localization (AVL)
  • Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM)
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Automotive systems
  • Driver assistance systems
  • Driver assistance systems
  • Environment perception (image, radar, Lidar signal processing)
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Intelligent Vehicle Software Infrastructure
  • Safety & security systems
  • Systems interoperability and integration
  • Technologies for ITS user services
  • Traffic and communications networks
  • Traffic modeling, planning, simulation
  • Transportation management systems
  • Vehicular electronics

Guest Editors

In alphabetical order:

Massimo Bertozzi
Università di Parma/VisLab

Bo Chen
Michigan Technological University

Primo Zingaretti
Università Politecnica delle Marche

Key Dates

The intended timeline for the overall publication process of this special issue is:

  • Special issue contributions can be already submitted to IEEE ESS
  • Submission deadline of full papers: January 15, 2017
  • Feedback from first-round reviews: March 10, 2017
  • Feedback from second-round reviews: June 9, 2017
  • Revised manuscripts due: July 28, 2017
  • Notification of final decision: September 15, 2017
  • Final manuscripts due: October 13, 2017 Publication: November 2017

Submission via EES

All papers should be submitted through Manuscript Central at While submitting a paper to the special issue, please choose the article type "Applications of Mechatronic and Embedded Systems in Intelligent Transportation Systems" otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript. All submissions will go through the journal's standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, and scientific merit.

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