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The Monthly Newsletter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society—July 2018


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Message from the EiC

Welcome to the July 2018 issue of VTS Mobile World – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. In this issue, the Society President explains the role and importance of Young Professionals to IEEE and to VTS.

Later, you will be introduced the newly appointed VTS Young Professionals Liaison to IEEE Young Professionals. A report from the VTS Distinguished Lecturer and Speakers Program, and a profile of the VTS Shanghai Chapter are other interesting stories in this issue.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue and, as usual, I look forward to hearing from you on how we can better serve all VTS members. I can be reached at a.jamalipour@ieee.org.  Read More...

Message from the President: Calling All Young Professionals!
Alexander M. Wyglinski, President

IEEE defines Young Professional members as individuals who have graduated from their first professional degrees within the past 15 years.

Young Professional members are at a critical stage in which they are forming the foundation of their careers by defining specific areas of expertise, branching out into the community, creating a network of contacts, and initiating projects that will impact their technical communities.  Read More...

The VTS Distinguished Lecturer and Speakers Program
Fabrice Labeau, Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator

Since 2010, VTS has developed a Distinguished Lecturers (DL) program that is now one of the largest such programs within IEEE. The program groups well-known figures form academia and industry, in areas covering the fields of interest of the Society, from automotive electronics to wireless communications. The Society funds these speakers to travel to VTS chapters around the globe.  Read More...

VTS Chapter Profile: IEEE VTS Shanghai Chapter

VTS Mobile World is proud to present a report from one of our newest VTS chapters in Asia, established in February 2017.

Did you know that you can propose to establish a VTS chapter if there is none in your area and if you have at least 12 VTS members?

Chapters are one of the strong collaborative pillars of the IEEE membership structure. The process is now simpler than ever online.  Read More...

Message from the IEEE VTS Liaison to IEEE Young Professionals
Syed Hassan Ahmed

Syed Hassan Ahmed is the newly appointed VTS Liaison to IEEE Young Professionals.

VTS seeks to support YP members through a variety of services and opportunities. This appointment supports this important category of members, and is an example of the Society’s focus on this goal.  Read More...

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center
Soft Computing Techniques for Vehicular Technology

VTS members can enjoy the following new webinars available at the VTS Resource Center for free, simply sign in with your IEEE Web Account.

Check out new lectures from the International Summer School on Energetic Efficiency of Connected Vehicles 2017!  Read More...

Connected Vehicles
The Next Step: Acquisitions and Open Collaboration Platforms
Elisabeth Uhlemann

Industry advances the development of connected vehicles through a variety of partnerships, shared goals and hopefully, shared profits.  Read More...

Mobile Radio
Countdown to the Full-Scale Development of 5G New Radio
Matthias Pätzold

Samsung Electronics America has announced its decision to supply Verizon with commercial 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) network solutions.  Read More...

Transportation Systems
NJ Transit Orders More Dual-Power Locomotives
Harvey Glickenstein

Able to use diesel power and AC electric power from overhead sources, these new locomotives operate across the entire NJ TRANSIT rail system, allowing passengers to ride a single train between New Jersey and New York City’s Penn Station.  Read More...

Conference Preview
2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference
Dennis Roberson (General Chair) and Oliver Holland (Technical Program Chair)

Save the date! 27–30 August 2018 in Chicago, along with VPPC 2018 and CAVS 2018!  Read More...

IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference
IEEE VPPC 2018 Organizing Committee

Save the date for another edition of VPPC: 2730 August 2018 in Chicago, USA  Read More...

Conference Report
VTC2018-Spring in Porto a Huge Success!
VTC2018-Spring Organizing Committee

Porto, Portugal is a vibrant, beautiful city that hosted this year’s spring conference, with invaluable contributions from Honorary Chair Augusto Albuquerque.  Read More...

Call for Papers
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine Special Issue on
6G: What is Next?


Abbas Jamalipour


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