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The Monthly Newsletter of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society—June 2019


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Welcome to the June 2019 issue of VTS Mobile World – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. In this issue, our Society President gives a summary of professional development and growth opportunities VTS provides to its members from industry.

Also, the Vice President—Land Transportation provides some notes on standardization process in the rail sector. We also introduce the VTC Singapore Chapter. As always, I look forward to hearing from you in on how we can better serve all VTS members. Just send me a note at a.jamalipour@ieee.org. Enjoy reading!  Read More...

Making the Most of VTS in 5G
Alexander M. Wyglinski, President

VTS provides a range of professional development and growth opportunities across multiple areas of vehicular technology to all our members worldwide, currently totaling ~5,100.

Since professional development needs can vary, VTS and its volunteers are very active in organizing numerous activities, events, and services such that these opportunities can be tailored to the needs of each member.  Read More...

Action in Land Transportation Standards
Gary Touryan, Vice PresidentóLand Transportation

The Land Transportation Division of VTS manages the development of world-class standards used by transit and rail agencies in the US and Canada, for the design and maintenance of transit and rail systems.

These standards apply to rail passenger vehicles, trains and systems, automatic train control, and electrical power distribution systems.  Read More...

Chapter Profile
IEEE VTS Singapore
Chau Yuen, Chair

VTS Mobile World is delighted to feature the Singapore VTS Chapter. You can propose a VTS chapter with as few as 12 VTS members in a simple online process.  Read More...

From the VTS Resource Center
The Control of Self-Driving Cars

VTS members can enjoy the following webinar available at the VTS Resource Center for free.

All you have to do is sign in with your IEEE Web Account, and away you go!  Read More...

From IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
Mobile Edge Computing for Vehicular Networks
Zhaolong Ning, Xiaojie Wang, Jun Huang

Mobile Edge Computing-Enabled 5G Vehicular Networks: Toward the Integration of Communication and Computing is an article selected by Associate EiC F. Richard Yu, published in the fourth quarter 2018 of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine.  Read More...

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems
Elisabeth Uhlemann

Codha Wireless develops a V2X evaluation kit, in order to include truck platooning, security, and cellular solutions in new software, to be marketed to local as well as Asian and European markets.  Read More...

Mobile Radio
Mobile Consumer Behavior
Matthias Pätzold

Between 2014 and 2018, the average time spent on social media apps increased globally by almost 60%, from 30 minutes per day in 2014, to 47 minutes per day in 2018.  Read More...

Transportation Systems
Bay Area Rapid Transit Puts New Train Cars Into Service
Harvey Glickenstein

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) put the first of 775 new cars into revenue service. By the end of 2018, BART had at least one 10-carriage train available on each BART line. By the end of 2019, BART expects to have received a total of 260 new cars.  Read More...

Conference Report
2019 Joint Rail Conference
David Thurston, VTS Board of Governors

The following article outlines the highlights of the 99th edition of this conference. It is one of the longest running conference that VTS supports.

JRC 2020, the centenary edition of this internationally renowned conference, will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, USA: the same location as the first JRC. The event will highlight the 150th anniversay of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory, Utah.  Read More...

Call for Papers
VTC2019-Fall in Honolulu

Submit Recent Results papers by 17 Jun 2019

Submit Workshop papers by 17 Jun 2019

Acceptances to send by 5 Jul 2019

Final papers due 22 Jul 2019 

The 2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference

Calls for papers; tutorial and workshop proposals! 



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22–23 September 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Regular papers submission
EXTENDED to 10 May 2019

With the advances in computing and communication technologies, vehicle technology has entered a new era of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). The host of technologies required to enable CAVs span several engineering and science disciplines.

IEEE CAVS is a forum for reporting advances in all aspects of CAVs: theory, tools, protocols, networks, applications, systems, test-beds and field deployments. IEEE CAVS 2019 will be co-located with IEEE VTC2019-Fall; standalone and combined registrations packages will be offered.

IEEE Wireless Africa 2019

18 – 20 August 2019

Pretoria, South Africa


Hosted by the South African chapter of VTS, this second annual event will take place in Pretoria, South Africa, focusing on wireless technologies.

The conference aims to provide a platform for wireless researchers in Africa to share their results, call for comments and collaborations, and exchange innovative ideas from cutting edge research.

VTS is thrilled to expand its community to new regions, and we hope you will join us in our new collaborative efforts!

IEEE VTC2019-Fall

22–25 September 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Recent Results papers due 17 June 2019
Workshop papers due 17 June 2019

Recent Results: rapid publication of emerging work by industry and academia.

Workshops: state-of-the-art R&D results on challenging topics.


14 – 17 October 2019

Hanoi, Vietnam

Register for the conference by 1 Sep 2019

Keynote Speakers

Udaya K. Madawala (University of Auckland, New Zealand) will deliver a plenary on wireless power transfer.
Chris Mi (San Diego State University, USA) will deliver a plenary on energy management.

The IEEE VTS Board of Governors has approved these locations for upcoming VTCs

Mark your calendars and pack your bags!

Antwerp, Belgium


Hong Kong


Helsinki, Finland


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