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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 Global Data, Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) Organization. Before joining GDI&A, he was the Manager and Technical Leader of the Advanced Connected Services and Mobility Applications Department at Ford Research & 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 control for manufacturing and vehicle systems. Dr. Gusikhin is a Fellow of INFORMS and a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management by American Production and Inventory Control Society. He is a recipient of two Henry Ford Technology Awards, 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize and 2009 Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions Best Application Paper Prize in Scheduling and Logistics. 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, , United States
Perry MacNeille, Ford Motor Company, United States
Danil Prokhorov, Toyota Tech Center, United States