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The Monthly Newsletter of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society—January 2019


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Message from the EiC

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first issue of VTS Mobile World in 2019 – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. In the first issue for this year, the Society President outlines the new year’s opportunities with respect to the activities and services offered by the VTS in support of your professional development growth.

In the position of the Chair of VTS Fellow Evaluation Committee, I will also introduce you to the newly elected IEEE Fellows Class of 2019. Wish you all a successful and prosperous new year. I look forward to hearing from you in on how we can better serve all VTS members. I can be reached at a.jamalipour@ieee.org.  Read More...

Message from the President
2019—A Year of Opportunity!
Alexander M. Wyglinski, President

With the start of a new year, there is much to look forward to in 2019.  This is especially true with respect to the activities and services offered by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) in support of your professional development growth!

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...

Congratulations, IEEE Fellows 2019!
Abbas Jamalipour, VTS Fellow Evaluation Committee Chair

The IEEE Fellow grade is used to recognize unusual distinction in the profession. Each year, a new class of IEEE Fellow awardees is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors.

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...

VPP TechCom Seminars: Recent Developments in Electrified Vehicles
Alain Bouscayrol, VPPTechCom chair
The IEEE VTS Vehicle Power Propulsion technical committee organized a set of seminars Oct – Nov 2018 at University of Lille on recent developments in electrified vehicles.
From the IEEE VTS Resource Center
Fundamentals of Battery Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Machines and Drives

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

Mobile Radio
Itís Time to Go Big with 5G
Matthias Pätzold

In July 2018, Qualcomm Technologies unveiled the world’s first fully integrated modules to allow 5G implementation in smartphones during the first half of 2019.  Read More...

Transportation Systems
Keolis to Continue Operating the Bergen Light-Rail Network for Another Eight Years
Harvey Glickenstein

Keolis’ Norwegian subsidiary, Keolis Norge, has been awarded a 8 year extension to their contract to run the Bergen, Norway, light-rail network.  Read More...

Conference News
IEEE VTC2019-Spring in Kuala Lumpur: NOW OPEN - Call for Recent Results
VTS Conference Committee

NOW OPEN — Call for Recent Results

Abstracts / full papers:

22 January 2019


16 February 2019

Final papers:

28 February 2019

Eight Workshops Planned for VTC2019-Spring

Eight workshops will be held at VTC2019-Spring, providing opportunities for researchers and industry practitioners to share their state-of-the-art research and development results on specific areas from high mobility communications to autonomous vehicles.  Read More...

Call for Papers
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

Conference Report
WCNPS 2018 in Brasília, Brazil

The 3rd Workshop on Communication Networks and Power Systems (WCNPS), technically co-sponsored by VTS, was held 7 – 9 November in Brasilia and attracted more than 180 attendees.  Read More...



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