Chapter Profile: Sweden Chapter
Tommy Svensson (Chair) and Elisabeth Uhlemann (Vice-chair)

The Sweden chapter of VTS is actually a joint chapter with two other societies (Information Theory and Communications). Despite the very large territory it covers, this chapter has a very active program and caters to the needs of several hundred IEEE members throughout Sweden.

Tommy Svensson, from Chalmers University, is the chapter chair and Elisabeth Uhlemann, who our VTS members know through her regular column as Connected Vehicles Senior Editor in the Vehicular Technology Magazine, is vice-chair of the chapter, and liaises with VTS.

In addition to many technical seminars each year, the Sweden chapter organizes two yearly workshops: the Swedish Communication Technologies workshops (since 2011) and the Wireless Vehicular Communications workshop (since 2010).

To promote the visibility of young talented researchers, the Sweden chapter has initiated two annual best paper awards for young researchers in Sweden: the IEEE Sweden VT-COM-IT Joint Chapter Best Student Journal Paper Award, and the IEEE Sweden VTCOM-IT Joint Chapter Best Student Conference Paper Award.

The high level of activity of the chapter has been recognized by several awards, most recently through the IEEE COMSOC Chapter Achievement Award (2015) and the IEEE Region 8 Chapter of the Year Award (2015, Large chapter category).

The leaders of the Sweden chapter attribute their success in part to the composition of their board, which is comprised of very committed persons whose expertise span the technical/scientific areas of VTS, ComSoc and Information Theory Society; with experience in both academia and industry; in a combination of senior and younger professionals; as well as a wide geographical span within Sweden.

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