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.