Defining the C-ITS reference architecture

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Cooperative-Intelligent Transport Systems (CITS) aims to facilitate cooperative, connected and automated mobility. The C-ITS domain comprises widely spread systems like traffic management systems, traffic light controllers, and vehicle on-board units. Such complex and heterogeneous systems have independent uses but demand a strategy to facilitate their convergence. C-ITS is currently demonstrated by projects such as C-MobILE, which is a large scale demonstration project spanning from 2017-2020. One of the main objectives of C-MobILE is to define a reference architecture for large scale C-ITS deployment and demonstration at the partner deployment sites across Europe. The C-MobILE C-ITS reference architecture is defined using the C-ITS architecture framework that is compatible with the ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 international standard for architecture descriptions of systems. C-MobILE C-ITS reference architecture captures the needs of deployment sites and provides a guidance for future projects. In this paper, we present the context and the functional view of the C-MobILE C-ITS reference architecture and share the lessons learned.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 15th International Conference on Software Architecture Companion, ICSA-C 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-6585-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6586-2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture Companion, ICSA-C 2018 - Seattle, WA, Seattle, United States
Duration: 30 Apr 20184 May 2018


Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture Companion, ICSA-C 2018
Abbreviated titleICSA-C2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • C-ITS
  • Cooperative Intelligent Transport System
  • ITS
  • Reference Architecture


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