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Welcome from the General Chair
Gerhard P. Fettweis

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and as a proud resident of Dresden, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 77th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2013 Spring in this beautiful city in Germany; a distinguished place where history meets modernism, technology meets art and industry meets academia. Dresden has become famous for the successful collaboration between all these aspects of our lives, in particular the close and innovative partnership between industry and research. This concept of working together has supported the success story of the largest micro- and organic electronics hub in Europe and the 5th largest in the world.
Not least because I do believe that it is exactly this approach that is reflected in the success of the VTC, the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) has been chosen as local organizer for the VTC2013-Spring and I am delighted to represent the university through my position as General Chair. In June 2012, the University had been granted the status of a ’University of Excellence’ as one of only 11 higher education institutions with that title in Germany. The TUD was granted the title as an elite research institution for its institutional strategy, its two clusters of excellence as well as one Graduate School.

It is my personal belief that we have created a unique event, filled with international delegates that are passionate about the continuous development of wireless communications and vehicular technology and that are looking forward to innovate, to create and to shape the mobile world of tomorrow. It is at conferences such as the VTC where new ideas are thought out and visions started, possibilities investigated and challenges discussed. The conference venue in downtown Dresden is a perfect place to start enjoying the city, which is why we decided to have the welcome reception at this location in order to savor the beautiful silhouette of Dresden, while having fruitful discussions.
The other highlight of VTC2013-Spring will be, without any doubts, the banquet in Volkswagen's “Die Gläserne Manufaktur”. Surrounded by production lines, you will enjoy German food and maybe more important, the drink that Germany is most famous for - beer. Additionally, you will not only see the cars production through a window - there will be guided tours available through the factory during the banquet evening.

The VTC2013-Spring is co-located with the 6th International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVEC2013). This event focusses on the realization of wireless vehicular communications, including Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), implications on road safety and transport efficiency. The international growth of research programs in this area reflects the society’s demand for such developments and the WiVEC2013 will present a platform to share results of research activities as well as plans for future goals. The WiVEC2013 takes place from 2nd to 3rd June 2013 and I would like to welcome these delegates as well.

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) has established a successful format of the VTCs and I think we can continue the tradition of very worthwhile events that serve as a platform for researchers and industry representatives. I sincerely welcome you to Dresden, and I invite you to enjoy the city and to start your next visions – I look forward to welcoming you in person here in Germany, to the IEEE VTC2013-Spring.

Best regards,

Gerhard Fettweis

Welcome from the TPC Co-chairs
Peter Rost, Sonia Aissa & John Thompson

Welcome To VTC Spring 2013!
On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, we would like to welcome you to the beautiful City of Dresden and to IEEE VTC Spring 2013.
This year IEEE VTC Spring has been supported by 29 track chairs who organized the review of 860 paper submissions with about 2,900 reviews performed by performed by more than 1500 reviewers and almost 600 TPC members, at least three for each paper. The track chairs then carefully analysed the results to select the best papers for presentation at the conference. The immense efforts and passion of the technical committee allow us to present to you a high quality and interesting program. We would like to thank all members of the technical committee for their strong support.
The IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference has always been an important place to interact with industry and academic leaders alike. Attendees are able to experience a diverse mix of hot topics at the frontier of academic research but can also gain a deeper understanding of practical challenges when the brightest ideas are implemented. This year, we continue this tradition with technical presentations from many parts of the world and different scientific areas. In addition, 2013 IEEE VTC Spring features many high quality keynotes and panel discussions. Among others, we welcome Len Pagano (Founder of the Safe America Foundation), Durga Prasad Malladi (Vice President, Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.), Andrea Goldsmith (Professor of EE at Stanford University), and James Joseph Truchard (Co-Founder, President and CEO of National Instruments). Furthermore, we will enjoy exciting discussion during the panels organized by Fiona Williams (Research Director at Ericsson), Lajos Hanzo (Professor and Chair at University of Southampton), Gordon Stüber (Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology), Jerome Harri (Assistant-Professor at EURECOM), Elizabeth Uhlemann (Associate Professor at Malardalen University), and Jorge Pereira (Principal Scientific Officer at European Commission). We would like to acknowledge the immense efforts of the panel organizers and in particular by the panel chair Dr. Werner Mohr.
The technical program is complemented by two full-day workshops and five half-day tutorials on a diverse set of topics covering mobile communication aspects as well as vehicular technology. The workshops and the tutorials provide the attendees with insight into industry-related topics as well as academic foundations. We would like to thank Prof. Pascal Lorenz, Prof. Dong-In Kim, Dr. Mischa Dohler, and Dr. Andreas Festag for their efforts to set up the workshops and tutorials program.
Finally, we invite you to celebrate a successful conference, team up with fellow researchers, and we hope that you have a chance to visit the historic and charming City of Dresden! Thank you for joining us at 2013 IEEE VTC Spring.

Welcome from the WiVeC Organizing Committee
Ilja Radusch, Thomas Benz, Andreas Festag & Elisabeth Uhlemann

It is our pleasure to welcome all attendees to the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (IEEE WiVeC2013).

After successful WiVeC symposia in 2007 (Baltimore), 2008 (Calgary), 2010 (Taipei), and 2011 (San Francisco), the 5th IEEE WiVeC symposium takes place in Dresden on June 2-3, 2013. The symposium is co-located with the 2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference VTC2013-Spring.

We have selected 26 high-quality papers for oral and poster presentations from the 55 submissions, showcasing novel ideas and recent trends in this continuously maturing area. Topics cover a broad range of wireless vehicular communication: from antennas to applications. In addition, three demos are exhibited: Ulm University demonstrates real-time audio transmission in mobile ad hoc networks, University of Kassel showcases traffic signal information on smartphones transmitted using infrastructure-to-vehicle communication and the partners of the PRESERVE project demonstrate that their advanced system leads to secure communication in vehicular networks.

Further, two distinguished speakers give keynotes at WiVeC2013: Prof. Ralf Guido Herrtwich, Daimler, talks about driver assistance systems based on vehicular communications. Prof. Hannes Hartenstein, KIT, discusses the question why vehicular communication is (still) challenging. This topic is continued by the WiVeC panel that further elaborates on the cycle of research - deployment - research.

We would like to thank all authors who submitted their work to WiVeC2013 as well as all 40 members of the TPC for providing timely and high quality reviews. We are grateful to the publicity chair Björn Schünemann and demonstration chair Oliver Sawade. Finally, our thanks go to the VTS and the local VTC organizers, and in particular Javier Gozalves, for guidance and support.

We look forward to welcoming you to WiVeC2013 in Dresden, an exciting German city where industry meets academia!

IEEE WiVeC2013 TPC and General Chairs

Elisabeth Uhlemann Ilja Radusch
Andreas Festag Thomas Benz

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 77th Vehicular Technology Conference and the 5th International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVEC) in Dresden, Germany. These conferences bring together researchers from all over the world to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of wireless, mobile, and vehicular technology. The region’s unique combination of historic and high-tech provide the setting for these exciting conferences.

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. Since 2007 WiVEC has been examining all aspects of vehicular wireless communications.

I wish to convey a special thank you to the General Chairs Gerhard Fettweis, Ilja Radusch and Thomas Benz, and Technical Program Chairs Peter Rost, Elisabeth Uhlemann and Andreas Festag. I’m sure that they are assembling what will be an exciting and stimulating program.

Finally, I wish to invite you to VTC 2013-Spring and WiVEC and hope to see you in Dresden.

Tracy L. Fulghum
President - IEEE Vehicular Technology Society