Message from the Society President
Javier Gozálvez

This year, for the first time in its history, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference will visit mainland China: VTC2016-Spring will be held from 15—18 May 2016 in Nanjing. To celebrate this milestone, several VTS events will be carried out in different Chinese cities during the month of May.

These events will focus both on current VTS members and on potential members, including Young Professionals; it will be an opportunity for them to hear from Society leaders, and learn more about IEEE, VTS, and its Connected Vehicles Initiative. Each event will feature a combination of technical seminars, as well as practical tutorials on how to publish successfully in IEEE and VTS publications.

At the time of writing, dates are confirmed in Nanjing (16, 18, 19 and 20 May), Beijing (19 and 20 May) and Harbin (20 May), and preparations are underway for a Shanghai event!

For full details and schedules, please visit

After this initial series, similar events will be held throughout the year at other locations around the world, including Hangzhou at the 2016 Vehicle Power and Propulsion conference (VPPC). If you are interested in hosting an event in your local section, contact the VTS VP—Membership, Fabrice Labeau.

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