Call for Papers—SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Call for Papers:

SAE International's scholarly journals welcome authors from industry, academia, and government to submit original research for potential journal publication. Authors are invited to submit review-ready manuscripts featuring a detailed and complete description of the research. All submitted articles undergo a thorough double-blind peer-review process.

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Aims and Scope

SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles furthers the state of the art of engineering research by promoting high-quality theoretical and applied investigations in the arena of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in on-road, off-road, and aerial operational environments. The enormous growth in numbers, diversity, and complexity of CAVs has been driven by: (i) enhancements of fundamental scientific understanding; (ii) technological convergence of computing, communication, and miniaturization; and (iii) increased scale and complexity of tangible embodiments and engineering implementations at the component-, subsystem-, and system-levels. The Journal seeks to further these goals by publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers that showcase strong theoretical and empirical contributions and findings to the body of engineering knowledge surrounding various facets of the lifecycle treatment (design, modeling, controlling, testing, demonstration, and experimentation) of connected and automated vehicles with an emphasis on the system perspective. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following within the overall CAV system context:

  • Technologies
    • Active perception architectures and implementations (radar, vision, lidar) for CAVs
    • Sensors, sensor fusion (infrastructure and vehicle-based) for CAVs
    • Vehicle design, analysis, and control enhancements for CAVs
    • Electrification/vehicle electronics architectures and implementations for CAVs
    • Communication architectures and implementations (V2x) for CAVs
    • Real-time computational paradigms and architectures (AI, model-based) for CAVs
    • Novel actuation paradigms (structural control, reconfigurable systems) for CAVs
  • Cyber-enabled System Capabilities
    • Big data analysis, cloud computing architectures
    • Vehicle navigation and situational awareness
    • Fault detection and diagnosis, fault tolerant control
    • Cybersecurity and cyber-enhanced security
    • Active- and semi-active connected and automated vehicle control (adaptive, fuzzy, cooperative, neuro, emergent paradigms)
    • Hybrid simulation- and empirical-testing paradigms (model-in-the-loop, hardware-in-the-loop)
  • Human-in-the-loop Element
    • Active vehicle safety architectures (occupant, pedestrian)
    • Human machine Interaction design (driver- and controller-interfaces)
    • Varying grades of driver-assistance systems
    • Psycho-social facets of shared control (trust, variability)
  • Subsystem and System Engineering Frameworks
    • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
    • Multi-vehicle cooperation, connected vehicles, platooning
    • Platooning and fleet management
    • Reproducible testing and validation architectures and paradigms
    • Noise, network failure, faults, reliability analysis
    • Application use cases (warehousing, x-docking, mining, agriculture, military)

Submissions (full manuscripts) can be submitted at any time and are not subject to deadlines unless part of a special issue. Being published in SAE's scholarly journals can raise an author's profile in the automotive, aerospace, or commercial vehicles fields, while contributing to the industry's body of technical knowledge.

Submissions can be uploaded online via Editorial Manager—SAE's submission and peer review system. When uploading your review-ready manuscript, please include paper title, corresponding author name, and contact information.

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SAE International scholarly journals Mission Statement

Aligning with SAE International’s mission, SAE journals publish state-of-the-art research findings that advance vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society. Each journal serves the needs of academic and industry authors, researchers, and readers in a medium tailored for the discovery, integration, and application of research. Reflecting SAE's commitment to the highest scientific publishing standards, all published articles are rigorously peer reviewed by at least three recognized experts prior to selection by a journal's Editorial Board, and the majority of SAE journals are indexed in the Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index.