Autonomous Driving Letters (ADL) 

Aims & Scope 

The Autonomous Driving Letters (ADL) is the flagship letters published by IEEE Computer Society (CS) Special Technical Community (STC) on Autonomous Driving Technologies. ADL publishes short papers in a rapid publication cycle on research, education, practice fronts on theoretical, experimental, industrial exploration to address core challenges with autonomous driving technologies. 

With the burgeoning of edge computing and vehicle connectivity, we envision future vehicles will serve as a computing platform that provides a variety of services. Associated with this vision, the journal focuses on the following areas:

  • Perception, localization, mapping, planning and control, action prediction for autonomous driving.

  • Heterogeneous, edge, cloud computing towards autonomous driving

  • Security, privacy, ethics, human interaction related to autonomous driving

  • Connected vehicle packages, using advanced features to improve or help manage the vehicular operation and autonomous driving.

  • Connected vehicle data operations of various data sources and latency requirements.

  • Artificial Intelligence approaches for control and coordination of traffic leveraging V2X infrastructures.

  • Internet- and cloud-based digital services that add to the driving experience.

  • Social and human impact of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

  • Enabling and emerging technologies for autonomous driving.

  • Experience and summary from industry partitioners on CAV technologies

  • Education and workforce development of CAV technologies

Publication Details

Sponsored by
IEEE Computer Society (CS) Special Technical Community (STC) on Autonomous Driving Technologies



Chen Liu

Clarkson University

Weisong Shi

Wayne State University

Associate Editors

Shaoshan Liu


Wende Zhang

General Motors

Chang Huang

Horizon Robotics

Dalong Li


Zheng Dong

Wayne State University

Yunsheng Wang

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Sanjay Ranka

University of Florida

Chunming Qiao

University at Buffalo

Rahul Mangharam

University of Pennsylvania


EiCs and associate editors are appointed by the ADL steering committee. Each term is two years and is renewable for another two years. 

ISSN: to be obtained

Publishing Policies

This publication considers works that enhance the existing body of knowledge. Articles must be intelligible and must be written in standard English. Currently, ADL will be directly published on the IEEE CS STC on Autonomous Driving Technologies website. Please note, publishing at ADL does not exclude authors from publishing at other venues.   

Paper format:  We accept three categories of paper with different page limits. 

  • Research articles: up to 8 pages. 

  • Note: up to 4 pages. 

  • Industry viewpoint: up to three pages.

The page limit includes all figures, tables, and references. All submissions should follow IEEE transactions two-column format (Latex and Word templates). When you submit, please specify which category your submission belongs to.

Peer Review: Peer review is vital to the quality of published research. Each article submitted to ADL is evaluated with at least two independent reviews by the publication’s editorial board members. We use a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. 

Publication Fees: Currently there is no fee to publish your paper at ADL.