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Special Session
Special Session on
Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems
 - IVC&ITS 2012

28 - 31 July, 2012 - Rome, Italy

Within the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - ICINCO 2012


Oleg Gusikhin
Ford Motor Company
United States
Brief Bio
Oleg Gusikhin is a Technical Leader at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the St. Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MS in Electrical Engineering from St. Petersburg State Technical University, and an MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. For over 20 years, he has been working at Ford Motor Company in different functional areas. During his tenure at Ford, Dr. Gusikhin has been involved in the design and implementation of advanced information technology and intelligent controls for manufacturing and vehicle systems. Dr. Gusikhin is a recipient of two Henry Ford Technology Awards, 2009 Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions Best Application Paper Prize in Scheduling and Logistics, and 2011 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize finalist. He is an Industry Vice-Chair of IFAC Technical Committee "Manufacturing Modeling for Management and Control,” and a Lecturer in the Industrial and Operations Engineering department at the University of Michigan.


The subject of Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems covers a broad interdisciplinary area of the research and development toward next generation mobility solutions. The topics of interest range from computational intelligence methods in vehicle safety applications and autonomous vehicles technologies to new business models based on advancements of transportation information support infrastructure.
The goal of the special session is to bring together representatives from academia, industry and government agencies to exchange ideas on state of the art intelligent vehicle controls and intelligent transportation systems.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle Communication Technologies
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • Hierarchical Artificial Neural Network Models and Systems
  • Active Safety Systems
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Navigation and Guidance
  • Eco-routing and Eco-driving
  • Vision-based Applications
  • Speech Interface
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Vehicle Application of Affective Computing Examples of Commercial Implementations of Vehicle Intelligence Case Studies from Autonomous Vehicle Competitions


Vishi Gupta, Ford Motor Company, United States
Ilya Kolmanovsky, University of Michigan, United States
Anatoli Koulinitch, Meritor, Inc., United States
Perry MacNeille, Ford Motor Company, United States
Danil Prokhorov, Toyota Tech Center, United States