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

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SAE International has announced an open call for papers for its scholarly journals, including the Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles. Authors from industry, academia, and government are invited to submit original research for potential publication. Being published in one of SAE’s Scholarly Journals can raise an author’s profile in the automotive, aerospace, or commercial vehicle fields. 

About The Journal

As described by SAE International, the Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles advances 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 journal seeks 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 of CAVs (design, modeling, controlling, testing, demonstration, and experimentation) with an emphasis on the system perspective.

Topics of Interest

The Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles is considering a wide range of topics. This can include – but is not limited to – the following list below:


  • Vehicle design, analysis, and control enhancements for CAVs.
  • Sensors, sensor fusion (infrastructure and vehicle-based) for CAVs.
  • Communication architectures and implementations (V2x) for CAVs.
  • Electrification/vehicle electronics architectures and implementations for CAVs.
  • Novel actuation paradigms (structural control, reconfigurable systems) for CAVs.
  • Real-time computational paradigms and architectures (AI, model-based) for CAVs.
  • Active perception architectures and implementations (radar, vision, lidar) for CAVs.

Cyber-enabled System Capabilities

  • Cybersecurity and cyber-enhanced security.
  • Vehicle navigation and situational awareness.
  • Big data analysis, cloud computing architectures.
  • Fault detection and diagnosis, fault-tolerant control.
  • Hybrid simulation- and empirical-testing paradigms (model-in-the-loop, hardware-in-the-loop).
  • Active- and semi-active connected and automated vehicle control (adaptive, fuzzy, cooperative, neuro, emergent paradigms).

Human-in-the-loop Element

  • Varying grades of driver-assistance systems.
  • Psycho-social facets of shared control (trust, variability).
  • Active vehicle safety architectures (occupant, pedestrian).
  • Human-machine interaction design (driver- and controller-interfaces).

Subsystem & System Engineering Frameworks

  • Platooning and fleet management.
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).
  • Noise, network failure, faults, reliability analysis.
  • Multi-vehicle cooperation, connected vehicles, platooning.
  • Reproducible testing and validation architectures and paradigms.
  • Application use cases (warehousing, x-docking, mining, agriculture, military).

How Should Authors Proceed?

Authors should prepare a review-ready manuscript with a detailed description of the original research for the Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles. All articles undergo a thorough double-blind peer-review process before being published. Submissions should include the paper title, author’s name, and contact information before being uploaded via the SAE’s Editorial Manager. There is currently no deadline for submissions to the Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles unless it’s part of a special issue. 

Submitting To Other SAE Journals

Authors are encouraged to view the complete list of SAE Scholarly Journals and submit accordingly. As of this writing, some of the latest journals calling for papers include the Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, the Journal of Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy, the Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment, & Policy, and the Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH.

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