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Welcome from the General Chair
Halim Yanikomeroglu

It is a great honour and pleasure to welcome you all to Toronto for the IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2017.

VTC2017-Fall will feature technical sessions, workshops, tutorials, as well as world-class keynotes. The program will also feature a conference-long industrial track, during which the attendees will be able to participate in panel about “5G wireless”, “ACE (autonomous, connected, and electric) vehicles”, and “Connected World”. The attendees will have the opportunity to hear some of the world’s most distinguished industry leaders, and world-renowned researchers from industry, government labs, and academia.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Organizing Committee and the Technical Program Committee. I am also deeply grateful to the countless experts in our research community who have been involved in the paper review process. I’d like to acknowledge the conference patrons, Huawei Technology Co. Ltd. and Telus, as well as the exhibitors. Thanks to the legions of student volunteers. Last, but not least, I extend a special thanks to all paper authors for submitting their works to VTC2017-Fall!

Toronto is one of the loveliest cities in North America. The conference hotel is Hilton Toronto, in the heart of beautiful downtown Toronto, within easy reach of very many attractions. I hope our delegates will have the opportunity to explore this great city.

Toronto is an international center for business, finance, arts, and culture; and is widely recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is one of the largest technology superclusters in the world with 15,000 tech companies, 5,200 tech startups, and 200,000 tech workers.

Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017—yet another reason to make Toronto your destination for VTC2017-Fall!

We have made every effort to have the VTC tradition of excellence continue in VTC2017-Fall as well. We hope our delegates find VTC2017-Fall an exciting experience…

Welcome from the Technical Program Chairs
Weihua Zhuang & Alagan Anpalagan

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee (TPC), we would like to welcome you to the dynamic metropolis, Toronto, and to IEEE VTC2017-Fall!

The committee has put together a strong technical program on the latest R&D fronts for 5G wireless communications and networks, autonomous and connected vehicles, intelligent transportation, and many other exciting and emerging topics. The program is organized into 12 tracks, plus the Recent Results track. We received 841 submissions (including 74 invited papers), the highest number in recent years. Each paper has at least 3 independent reviews. There are a total of 3200 reviews, based on which 475 papers are accepted for presentation at the conference. The papers are organized into 71 sessions for oral presentation and 8 sessions for poster presentation from Monday to Wednesday, September 25 to 27. The accepted papers will also be published in the conference proceedings.

It is our great pleasure to offer you the high quality and comprehensive technical program, and we hope that you will find it inspiring and helpful to your on-going and future works. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted their papers to this conference. We are deeply indebted to the 35 track co-chairs for their leadership and passion in the paper review process and technical session organization for their track. Further, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the 630 TPC members and 1400 reviewers for their technical competence and great efforts in reviewing the papers, and to the 79 sessions chairs for ensuring an effective paper presentation and information exchange process.
We hope that engaging in the various activities at the conference will be a wonderful and memorable experience for you. Enjoy your stay in Toronto, and thank you for your participation in the conference!

Weihua Zhuang, TPC Chair, IEEE VTC2017-Fall
Alagan Anpalagan, TPC Co-Chair, IEEE VTC2017-Fall

Welcome from the VTS President
Javier Gozalvez

On behalf of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference.

Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017, and VTS did not want to miss the opportunity to celebrate this special occasion with our Canadian colleagues. Congratulations! We are pleased to celebrate the anniversary in Toronto, the most populous city in Canada, and an international technology hub.

VTC2017-Fall will be an excellent ocassion to discuss and help define the future of the mobile, wireless and vehicular industries. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ideas that will help shape what future 5G networks will be, and how they can support the automotive, IoT and smart city industries.

VTS has been fortunate to count with an exceptional group of dedicated volunteers who devote their time to the success of VTC, and VTC2017-Fall is no exception. I would like to thank and recognize the remarkable work of General Chair Professor Halim Yanikomeroglu and Honorary Chair Changtian Cai, whose leadership has been instrumental to create the conference program that you will enjoy. I would also like to express my most sincere gratitude to the Technical Program co-Chairs Professor Weihua Zhuang and Professor Alagan Anpalagan. Their dedicated work, with the support of the Track Chairs and TPC members, has helped shape an outstanding technical program. My personal gratitude goes also to all the conference team and our VTS conference administrators for their continued support.

VTC is also an excellent occasion for you to meet with our Board of Governors, so don’t hesitate to approach us if you would like to provide any feedback on the Society or participate in its management.

I hope that you will enjoy the conference and the city of Toronto.

 

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