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The Monthly Newsletter of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society—December 2018


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Message from the EiC

Welcome to the last issue of VTS Mobile World in 2018 – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. Getting close to the holiday season, our President gives a report on “A Year In Reflection”. Our Junior Past President and Chair of Nominations Committee also introduces the five newly elected members of Board of Governor for term 2019–21. 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
2018—A Year In Reflection
Alexander M. Wyglinski, President

As we approach the end of 2018, it is a good time to reflect on the activities and services organized by VTS in support of the professional development and growth of all of our members worldwide.

Looking at what has been accomplished this year, it is very exciting to see the myriad of events organized by so many of our volunteers, such as local workshops, special issues in journals, student competitions, and numerous other efforts.  Read More...

Message from VTS Fellow Evaluation Committee Chair
Call for IEEE Fellow Nominations
Abbas Jamalipour

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members with extraordinary accomplishments in IEEE's fields of interest. The next deadline for submitting IEEE Fellow nominations is 1 March 2019.

All of us here at IEEE VTS appreciate your ongoing support, and we will continue to support research and foster worldwide interest in Land Transportation, Motor Vehicles, and Wireless Communications.  Read More...

Message from the IEEE Press VTS Liaison
Write a Book with IEEE Press!
Ernest Worthman

Hello VTS members! I am the new IEEE Press VTS Liaison, having accepted this position last summer.

We have begun to put programs into place that will attract future authors to publish with IEEE. Among them is working with IEEE Press and others to acquire book content for the new IEEE Press Series on Vehicular Technology.  Read More...

VTS Elections 2018—Results
Javier Gozalvez, Junior Past President

The VTS Board of Governors (BoG) consists of 15 elected, voting members, along with various appointed, non-voting members. Five of the voting membership are elected each year to serve for three years. Meet the BoG for 2019!  Read More...

Call for Proposals: Host A Future VTC!
IEEE VTS Conference Committee

The IEEE VTS Conference Committee invites the submission of proposals to host VTCs during the fall seasons in 2020 and 2021.

The fall iteration of VTC is normally held in North America, so submissions should be in keeping with that tradition.

Please note that all proposals, even those from other areas, will be considered.  Read More...

V2X Communications and Networks
First VTS School in Latin America & Caribbean
Carlos A. Lozano-Garzon, Andres Navarro Cadavid and Javier Gozalvez

VTS and the VTS Colombia Chapter have jointly organized the first-ever VTS School in Latin America & Caribbean.

The school took place at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá (Colombia) on 8 – 9 November 2018, and welcomed around 30 attendees from government, academia and industry during the two-day event.  Read More...

Standards: Call For Participation
Standardization of Autonomous Driving
Ricardo DeCastro

This year, IEEE VTS created the Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).

Our main goal is to develop a community within VTS Standards focused on the design, implementation, and deployment of autonomous ground vehicles. Join us!  Read More...

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center
Industrial IoT-Connected Railways

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

From IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
Wearable Communications in 5G: Challenges and Enabling Technologies
Haijian Sun, Zekun Zhang, Rose Qingyang Hu, Yi Qian

This month, VTS Mobile World features an article selected by Associate EiC F. Richard Yu on wearable communications in 5G, which was published in the third quarter 2018 of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine.  Read More...

Connected Vehicles
Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
Elisabeth Uhlemann

Volvo cars and trucks share safety alerts through the cloud; the European Commission has a full agenda for safe, clean, and connected mobility.  Read More...

Mobile Radio
eSports Experience with 5G
Matthias Pätzold

Australian gamers and eSports fans got a taste of how 5G will transform mobile gaming in an ultralow latency demonstration staged by Ericsson, Intel, and Telstra on Australia’s Gold Coast.  Read More...

Transportation Systems
First Low-Floor Passenger Train Powered by Hydrogen-Fuel Cell in Europe
Harvey Glickenstein

On 6 February 2018, Alstom was awarded the Europe 1 Mobility Trophy for the Alstom Coradia iLint.

The Coradia Lint is a single-unit or two-unit articulated railcar manufactured by Alstom, offered in diesel and hydrogen models.  Read More...

Calls for Papers
IEEE VTC2019-Spring in Kuala Lumpur
VTS Conference Committee

NOW OPEN — Call for Recent Results

Abstracts / full papers:

22 January 2019


16 February 2019

Final papers:

28 February 2019

IEEE VTC2019-Fall in Honolulu, Hawaii
VTS Conference Committee

Full papers due:

25 February 2019

Acceptances send:

3 May 2019

Final papers due:

1 July 2019

IEEE VPPC 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam
VTS Conference Committee

Full papers due:

31 March 2019

Acceptances send:

23 June 2019

Final papers due:

28 July 2019



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