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Welcome from the General Co-chairs
Halim Yanikomeroglu & John Reid

It is a great honour and pleasure to welcome you all to Ottawa for the IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2010.

The conference features an extremely rich program including a great number of plenary sessions, panels, tutorials, and workshops, in addition to technical sessions in which over 500 papers will be presented.

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.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Organizing Committee, Advisory Committee, and Workshop Committees. The outstanding technical program would not have been possible without the dedication of our Technical Program Chair, Professor Sherman Shen. We are also deeply grateful to the countless experts in our research community who have been involved in the paper review process.

We’d like to acknowledge the conference patrons, Huawei Technologies, Ericsson, Research In Motion, and Wiley-Blackwell, as well as the exhibitors. We thank the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) for opening its doors to our delegates for a post-conference tour.

We also acknowledge the continuous support of IEEE Ottawa and the VTS Ottawa Chapter. Thanks to the legions of student volunteers. Last, but not least, we extend a special thanks to all paper authors for submitting their works to VTC2010-Fall!

Ottawa is one of the loveliest cities in North America. The conference hotel, Westin Ottawa, is right in the heart of downtown, across from Parliament, and within walking distance to several national museums, and other attraction points. We hope our delegates will have the opportunity to explore this great city.

The conference days coincide with major Muslim and Jewish holidays, Eid Al-Fitr and Rosh Hashanah, respectively; Eid Mubarak and L’shanah Tovah!

We have made every effort to have the VTC tradition of excellence continue in VTC2010-Fall as well. We hope our delegates find VTC2010-Fall an exciting experience…

Welcome from the TPC Chair
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, I would like to welcome you to the 72th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC2010-Fall) to be held in Ottawa - the capital city of Canada. The IEEE VTC2010-Fall, themed “Connecting the Mobile World”, will showcase a technical program consisting of 11 tracks, 8 tutorials, and 3 workshops, covering many exciting aspects of mobile communications, transportation, vehicular electronics, and new emerging technologies. The conference will also feature world-class plenary speakers and panel sessions. There were 1,051 paper submissions from more than 40 countries to the 11 technical tracks, and 510 papers have been accepted after a rigorous technical review process. The accepted papers will be presented in 81 oral sessions and 11 poster sessions. All the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to all the track, tutorial and workshop co-chairs, the technical program committee members, and the external reviewers for making great efforts in the paper review process. I would like to thank all the authors who submitted their papers to the conference. I would also like to thank the IEEE VTC’2010-Fall Organization Committee for its full support. I look forward to meeting you in Ottawa, Canada, this September. You will enjoy the conference and the capital city of Canada!

Welcome from the VT Society President
Jae Hong Lee

On behalf of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference in Ottawa, Canada. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers from the whole world to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of wireless, mobile, and vehicular technology.

Ottawa is the capital of Canada located on the bank of the Ottawa River which forms the border between Ontario and Quebec. Ottawa has the reputation of having very high quality of living, the second highest among all cities in the Americas according to a survey this year. It is also considered the fourth cleanest city in the world by a well-known magazine. It is a modern city with history and diverse transportation by air, road, rail, and water. I am sure that Ottawa is a great location for the Vehicular Technology Conference 2010-Fall. The Vehicular Technology Conference has been the flag ship conference of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for over sixty years. For last sixteen years it has been successfully held twice a year with geographical diversity: fall conferences in North America and spring conferences in Europe and Asia Pacific.

The VT Society has its unifying theme of mobility. Under the slogan of Connecting the Mobile World, the VT Society is committed to all aspects of mobility related to wireless communications, vehicle electronics, motor vehicles, and land transportation. Besides extending its conference activities the VT Society has been very successful in recent years in publishing its Transactions on Vehicular Technology with more quality papers submitted and its review process time shortened. Indeed its impact factor has been increased for last five years in a row. We invite you to get involved within the VTS as a member to help to shape the future of your profession.

Organizing a large technical conference like the VTC requires a major endeavor which involves a committed team of volunteers many of whom are the member of VTS. The continuing success of our conferences depends heavily on the quality work of these committed members of VTS. I must tell you that I am very much impressed with the enthusiasm of the local members who are involved in organizing this conference. I thank them all for their generous commitment and hope that it may inspire some of you to consider hosting a future VTC in their locations. Our conference committee lead by VP Conference is ready to listen to your proposal and willing to provide you all the support needed.

I wish to convey a special thank you to the General Co-chairs of the IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference, Halim Yanikomeroglu and John Reid, and its Technical Program Chair, Xuemin Shen, as well as other members of the committees for their thoughtful and skillful implementation of the excellent conference program.

Finally, I wish to thank all of the delegates attending the conference and wish you a most enjoyable stay in Ottawa.