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Message from the EiC

Welcome to the May 2020 issue of VTS Mobile World – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. I hope you are doing well and keeping safe.

In this issue, we feature a new video—Advanced Data Analysis for Train Resource Planning with Python—available at the VTS Resource Center. Also included are recently published papers from the IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology.

In addition, there is a message from the Chair of the VTS Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles. You will also find an update about the VTS Distinguished Lecturers and Distinguished Speakers Program in response to COVID-19.

As always, I am available to hear your feedback; just send me a note at Richard.Yu@ieee.orgRead more...

Society
Volunteers Wanted for Autonomous Vehicles Committee
Shuqing Zeng, VTS Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles Chair

Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, sensor, connected vehicle, and electrification technologies come together to get autonomous vehicles (AV) driving safely and efficiently.

The VTS Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles Committee—tasked to identify unsolved problems and invite research in the technical aspects of automated driving—seeks volunteers to enhance our efforts. Read more...

VTS DL / DS Program: Update

VTS is closely monitoring developments related to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the outbreak.

The health and safety of our members and volunteers is of the utmost priority to our Society.

As a result, and due to the global restrictions on travels, all pre-approved Distinguished Lecturer/Distinguished Speaker tours are suspended until 30 June 2020. Read more...

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center
Train Resource Planning with Python

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

Conferences and Events
VTC2020-Spring: (Virtually) Antwerp

The 2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference will take place on 25 – 28 May 2020 as a fully virtual event. Find out more about the keynote speakers, workshops and tutorials being offered. Read more...

IEEE VTC2020-Fall, Victoria BC

The 2020 IEEE 92nd Vehicular Technology Conference will take place on 4 – 7 October 2020 in Victoria, BC, Canada. Find out more about the keynote speakers and tutorials being offered. The Call for Papers deadline has been extended to 6 April 2020Read more...

IEEE VPPC 2020 in Gijón

The 2020 IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference will be held 26 – 29 October 2020 in Gijón, Spain.

Call for papers, tutorials, and special sessions now open! Read more...

From the IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology
Capacity Planning of PEV Charging Infrastructure
A. Abdalrahman and W. Zhuang

Editor-in-Chief Sumei Sun invites all to peruse the following two IEEE OJVT articles.

The firstóPlug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure is necessary to accommodate the rapid increase in PEV penetration rate. Capacity planning of PEV charging infrastructure (EVCI) must ensure not only a satisfactory charging service for PEV users but also a reliable operation of the power grid. In this paper, we propose a quality-of-service (QoS) aware capacity planning of EVCI. Read more...

Fair Coverage by Energy-Constrained UAVs
H. V. Abeywickrama, Y. He, E. Dutkiewicz, B. A. Jayawickrama and M. Mueck

The second—Unmanned Aerial Vehicle mounted mobile base stations (UAV-BSs) have limitations compared to fixed infrastructure. This paper proposes methods based on Reinforcement Learning and Deep Reinforcement Learning to provide efficient and fair coverage to the ground users. Read more...

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