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Message from the EiC
Abbas Jamalipour

Welcome to the July 2017 issue of VTS Mobile World – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. In this issue, after reading a message from our President, you will be provided with a summary of the latest VTS Board of Governors meeting held in Sydney during the VTC2017-Spring conference. A report from the Chapters Committee Chair and introduction of our Tokyo Chapter are presented. The issue also includes three interesting technical articles, a BoG member profile, as well as a conference report. I hope you enjoy this busy edition of VTS Mobile World, and look forward to receiving your feedback on how we are doing and how we can better serve all VTS members in future. You can contact me directly by email at a.jamalipour@ieee.orgRead more...

Message from the President: Investing In Our Members
Javier Gozalvez, IEEE VTS President, 2016-7

VTS celebrated this past June the 85th edition of our flagship VTC conference (VTC2017-Spring) in Sydney, and the VTS President takes the opportunity to thank the conference leaders, volunteers, participants and administrators for a great conference! Read more...

IEEE VTS Report: Board of Governors Meeting in Sydney, Australia
James Irvine, IEEE VTS Secretary
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society is administered by its Board of Governors. This article summarizes the Board’s second meeting of 2017 that was held on 6 June 2017 in Sydney, Australia, during IEEE VTC2017-Spring.
Board of Governors Member Profile: Bih-Yuan Ku

This month, in continuation of our trend in introducing VTS Board of Governors (BoG) to our members, this month VTS Mobile World highlights one of re-elected BoG members, Dr. Bih-Yuan Ku. The BoG consists of 15 elected members and a number of appointed members. Each year five BoG members are elected through general elections among those presented on the slate by the elections and nominations committee. Read more...

Message from VTS Chapters Committee Chair
Oliver Holland, VTS Chapter Committee Chair

Chapters are essential to the success of the IEEE Society they represent. It is an entity designed to serve a particular IEEE Society in an area, rather than a body defined solely by geography, like an IEEE Section. Read more...

VTS Chapter Profile: The IEEE VTS Tokyo Chapter
Takahiro Asai, VTS Tokyo Chapter Secretary
For this issue, VTS is delighted to present a report from one of the VTS chapters in Asia, the Tokyo Chapter. Did you know that you can propose to establish a VTS chapter (if there is none in your area) with as few as 12 VTS members? Chapters are one of the strong collaborative pillars of the IEEE membership structure.
From the IEEE VTS Resource Center
The New VTS Publicity Video

VTS members can enjoy for free the following two new webinars available on the VTS Resource Center. You will need to sign in with your IEEE account to view the videos. Read more...

Connected Vehicles
Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems
Elisabeth Uhlemann

A new rule by the US DOT would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle communication on light vehicles. Read more...

Mobile Radio
Research and Development Towards 5G
Matthias Pätzold

The world’s first 5G connection using the V5GTF draft specification took place in a laboratory environment in Oulu, Finland, on 23 December 2016. Read more...

Transportation Systems
New Streetcars for San Francisco
Harvey Glickenstein

On 16 January 2017, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) received its first new Siemens-built light-rail vehicle that are being built in Sacramento, California. Read more...

Conference Report
IEEE VTC2017-Spring in Sydney, Australia
VTC2017-Spring Organizing Committee and Technical Program Committee

For the first time, the Vehicular Technology Conference was held in Sydney, Australia. In spite of the event’s title (VTC2017-Spring), Sydney offered very pleasant Fall weather to its enthusiastic participants. Read more...

VTS Acquires TrackChair Peer-Review Tool
James Irvine, IEEE VTS Secretary

VTS recently acquired the TrackChair peer review tool that has been used for the paper submission and review process of VTC conferences for several years. This article explains the procedures for data recovery. Read more...

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