If you’re interested in research articles on the latest advances in intelligent transportation systems but don’t have time to search them out or money for downloads, the IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society has done the heavy lifting for you. The society recently launched ITS Now, an online publication that summarizes in each issue new and timely research and provides links to related articles in the society’s publications. Readers then can access the linked articles for free for three months.
As the number of its publications grows, IEEE is recognizing the importance of providing wider access to its articles through theme-based packages of publications. ITS Now is a small step in this direction.
An editorial team selects a topic and then searches for between 10 and 15 papers already published in the society’s magazines and conference proceedings. The short summary then includes links to the articles. Following the free access period, the articles are available from the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
“ITS and Road Safety,” put together by Members Angelos Amditis, Mauro Da Lio, and Roy Goudy, is available from now until September. “Mobile Communication Networks,” by Senior Member Liuqing Yang, will be posted from October through December. The first online issue, posted in April, dealt with mechatronic and embedded systems applied to autonomous driving. Guest edited by Senior Members Bo Chen, Martin Horauer, and Primo Zingaretti, it has been archived and access to its articles is available from IEEE Xplore.
If you have ideas for themes or would like to be a guest editor, e-mail me, Daniel Zeng.
Zeng is vice president for publications activities of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society; Stiller is president of the society.