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Welcome from the Technical Program Co-chairs
Jean-Yves Chouinard, Fabrice Labeau, and Alex Stephenne

On behalf of the technical program committee, we warmly welcome all participants to the 76th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in beautiful Quebec City.

The committee has organized an impressive program on research trends and advances on mobile communication and vehicular technologies. The conference theme is 'Towards Sustainable Mobility' and the conference is organized around 12 main technical tracks covering many exciting aspects related to the theme.

The technical program consists of 60 oral sessions and 8 poster sessions. The technical program committee have selected 297 oral papers and 194 poster papers from a total of 888 submissions. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. In addition to the regular sessions, the conference hosts 2 workshops, 2 panel sessions and several tutorials addressing some of the most challenging and though-provoking aspects of wireless communications and vehicular technology.

The creation of this impressive program would not be possible without the constant support from an outstanding team of colleagues that we would like to thank warmly. Special thanks go to the conference track chairs that organized a very efficient and smooth reviewing process, as well as the workshops, panels and tutorial chairs that organized very exciting sessions.

We would also like to thank all the TPC members and reviewers for their professional and timely review of technical contributions. We are also very grateful to the outstanding support from Dr James Irvine in the technical program preparation process. Of course, making a successful technical conference would not have been possible without the participation from authors, to whom we would like to express our gratitude for having decided to present and share their ideas and contributions to our community.

We would also like to thank all members of the IEEE VTC2012-Fall organization committee for their support during all phases of the technical program development.

We look forward to meeting you in Quebec City, Canada, this September.

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Welcome from the General Co-chairs
Sébastien Roy and André Morin

It is a privilege and honor to welcome you to the Fall 2012 edition of VTC, an event that has become over the years a veritable institution in the wireless communication landscape.

VTC conferences are a tradition that, mirroring the wireless industry, have come a long way since the first edition, held in Detroit in 1950. As is the case for many of you, we have firsthand experience of the evolution of VTC over the last 14 years, going back to the 1998 edition held in Ottawa. That was the last year before the conference went semiannual and we had a remarkable attendance of 1111 delegates. The next year had both a Spring (Houston) and a Fall (Amsterdam) edition with VTC 1999 Fall also marking the 50th VTC edition milestone. That year also saw the birth of a tradition which consists in alternating (more or less) between global and North American locations.

This time, it is Québec City’s turn to welcome VTC delegates from all parts of the world, and what a unique destination it is. Nestled atop dramatic cliffs overlooking a narrow passage of the Saint-Lawrence river, Quebec boasts a richness of history, architecture, culture and fine cuisine unparalleled in North America. It is our sincere hope that sampling Québec's culture, history, attractions, and great food will complement nicely the conference's technical content for all delegates. After all, the social side of such conferences, where lifelong friendships and collaborations are formed, should not be overlooked.

Finally, it is fitting to express here our deepest appreciation for the commitment and hard work of all who are involved in making this conference a success, including the VTS board, the organizing and technical program committees, and the sponsors. A special tip of the hat goes to the technical program committee chairs Fabrice Labeau, Jean-Yves Chouinard, and Alex Stéphenne.

We look forward to welcoming you in person in Québec and sincerely hope that you will thoroughly enjoy both the social and technical sides of the conference.

Welcome from the VTS President
Tracy L. Fulghum

On behalf of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, it is my pleasure to invite you to the IEEE 76th Vehicular Technology Conference in Québec City, Canada. This conference brings together researchers from all over the world to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of wireless, mobile, and vehicular technology. The gorgeous landscapes and natural, cultural, and historical attractions of Québec provide the setting for this exciting conference.

For over sixty years this flagship conference of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society brings together individuals from academia, government, and industry to discuss and exchange ideas in the fields of wireless, mobile, and vehicular technology. Since 1999, VTC has been held twice a year: in North America, and rotating between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, increasing accessibility to the conference experience throughout the world. We are currently taking steps to expand the coverage of vehicular electronics and land transportation to increase the breadth of VTC beyond its traditionally strong areas.

I wish to convey a special thank you to the General Chairs Sébastien Roy and André Morin, and Technical Program Chairs Jean-Yves Chouinard, Fabrice Labeau, and Alex Stéphanne. I’m sure that they will assemble what will be an exciting and stimulating program.

Finally, I wish to invite you to VTC 2012-Fall and hope to see you in Québec City.

Tracy L. Fulghum
President - IEEE Vehicular Technology Society