Paper Submission and Categories

Prospective authors are requested to submit an extended abstract in English, describing the problem definition, method and results expected or obtained. This should include figures and tables and is limited to two pages (A4) for Scientific paper, or one page (A4) for Industrial/Technical paper. PDF format is preferable.

Authors should pre-register on the symposium website in order to submit an extended abstract. The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee members. Successful authors will be required to submit a full paper, 4 pages (up to 6 pages) for Scientific paper, or 2 pages (up to 3 pages) for Industrial/Technical paper.

At least one author of a Scientific or Industrial/Technical paper must register and pay the symposium registration fee before the electronic submission of a full paper. Accepted full papers with registered author(s) will be published in the Symposium Proceedings.

Prospective authors intending to present their research at FAST-zero’23 symposium should select one of the two following categories for paper submission.

Scientific paper

Scientific paper is the traditional style of FAST-zero symposia proceedings, containing minimum 4-page paper (up to 6 pages) for final submission. For authors who wish to publish their research works in international peer-reviewed journals, we recommend the authors submit the revised manuscripts to the “International Journal of Automotive Engineering (IJAE)” published by JSAE. The peer review process will be conducted after the symposium.

Industrial/Technical paper

Industrial/Technical paper requires less technical details than Scientific paper to lighten the workload in preparing the manuscripts for industrial engineers. Typically, 2-page paper (up to 3 pages) is required for final submission.

Paper Category Abstract Paper Award candidates How to submit/entry?
I Scientific Paper (regular) 1-2 pages

*If you wish to replace your submitted abstract, you can do it on your submission account.

4-6 pages Yes Via the submissin form
II Scientific Paper (submission to journal paper)
III Technical/Industrial Paper 1 page 2-3 pages No
IV Presentation of past IJAE Paper None
  • Short summary
  • URL of the IJAE paper
No By Email
  • I: Category I is a regular scientific paper submission.
  • II: Choose category II, if you will submit the contents of presentation at FAST-zero'23 symposium to journals of IJAE , IATSS RESEARCH, IEEE Transactions on ITS or IEEETransactions on IV after the symposium. The 4-8 page paper will be used for only award selection and will not be included in the FAST-zero proceedings to avoid duplicate submissions. The 2-page abstract or short paper will be included instead. Please note that the title of the journal paper should be different from that of FAST-zero presentation.
  • III: Category III is a regular technical/industrial paper submission.
  • IV: Please contact the FAST-zero secretariate: for category IV. We will inform you about the necessary procedures separately. The URL of the IJAE paper will be referred to in the FAST-zero proceedings. The papers accepted or published in IJAE during Jan. 2020-Aug. 2023 are eligible.

Symposium Topics

FAST-zero’23 topics will cover the wide range of active safety technology topics including but not limited to:

A. Active Safety System

  • Crash Avoidance
  • Autonomous Driving Technology
  • Driver Assistance Systems
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Vehicular Sensors and Environment Perception
  • Connected & Cooperative Driver Assistance System
  • ITS and ICT for Safety Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence for Active Safety

B. Driver Characteristics and Human Factors

  • Driver Monitoring
  • Driver Behavior Modeling
  • Driver Assessment and Training
  • Cooperation between Driver and Assistance Systems
  • Human Machine Interface / Interaction
  • Comfort and Convenience

C. Active Safety Testing Methods and Assessment

  • Safety Impact Assessment of Active Safety Devices
  • Driving Simulators
  • Testing and Validation Methods
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Data Collection and Field Operational Test
  • Accident/Incident Analysis

D. Other Related Topics on Active Safety

Official Language for Papers & Presentations

The official language of the symposium for both paper and presentation is English. Oral presentations will be made in parallel sessions during the symposium. Each presentation will be limited to 20 minutes, including a 5-minute question-and-answer session. All contributed papers will be published in the FAST-zero’23 proceedings.

Copyright Rules of JSAE

All authors must agree to the Copyright Rules of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. below before submitting your paper.
in English)
in Japanese)

Research Ethics Agreement

If research works in your paper involves human subjects, you are requested to confirm JSAE Ethical Guidelines(*) and tick "Yes" in the submission form.
in English)
in Japanese)

Awards & Journal Publication

Best papers will be awarded, nominated by a panel of the FAST-zero international scientific committee.

Outstanding papers selected by the committee will be recommended for publication in IJAE of JSAE.

FAST-zero’23 is organized by

Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc.

FAST-zero’23 Organizing Committee of
the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. (JSAE)