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Welcome from the General Co-chairs
James Irvine and Javier Gozálvez

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we welcome you to Scotland and to IEEE VTC2015-Spring. Scotland is home to some of the most important inventors in electrical engineering—Baird, Bell and Maxwell—and some that had a profound impact in telecommunications and transportation.

VTC2015-Spring will be one of the first conferences to be hosted in the new Technology Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde, a $150m investment from the Scottish Government to provide linkages between industry and academia. To this we have added expertise on mobile and vehicles from the UK and European research community to host a vibrant conference on all aspects of mobile radio and vehicular technology.

An event such as VTC cannot take place without the dedicated efforts of a very large number of staff and volunteers. We have been very fortunate in the support of colleagues from across Scotland and the rest of the UK and Europe. We would like to thank our friends on the VTC Organising Committee and VTS Conference Committee, as well as the VTS and IEEE conference and publications staff. TPC Co-chairs Mark Beach and Narcìs Cardona have done a great job to produce a technical program of the highest quality, supported by excellent work from Publicity Co-chairs Baldomero Coll-Perales and Swee Keow Goo, Speakers Chair Lajos Hanzo, Tutorials Chair Dave Laurenson, and Panel Co-chairs Oscar Lazaro and Robert Atkinson. David Harle, Grieg Paul and Laura Hyslop have all been burning the midnight oil to ensure you all have a great time at the conference. Workshops Co-chairs Klaus Moessner and Cheng-Xiang Wang have organised the largest workshops program VTC has ever seen. Finally we would like to thank you all for coming—without your papers and your discourse, VTC would not be the friendly conference it has become over the past 65 years.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. We hope you'll find some time to explore the history of Glasgow, or visit its parks and museums, which are amongst the best in Europe. Glasgow is also well connected to the rest of the country, so you will have the opportunity to see the rest of Scotland—the lochs and mountains, the golf, and the distilleries.

However, as the saying goes, People Make Glasgow, and we look forward to giving you a great Scottish welcome—both social and liquid!

We hope you will have a successful meeting and enjoy Glasgow and Scotland!

Welcome from the VTS President
Fabrice Labeau

On behalf of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, it give me great pleasure to welcome you to the IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference in Glasgow.

Continuing a 60-year tradition, this edition of VTC will again be the place to be for four days of technical and scientific exchanges for researchers whose job is to connect the mobile world, to paraphrase our society’s tagline. Several hundred specialists from academia, government, and industry will gather in Glasgow to discuss the latest in wireless, mobile, and vehicular technology.

Putting together such a large conference is not a small feat, and I would like to recognize the tremendous work of our general co-chairs, James Irvine and Javier Gozalvez, in making all the pieces of the puzzle fit together over the last few years. Technical Program Committee co-chairs Mark Beach and Narcis Cardona have put together a program that will guide you through the latest scientific advances in the core technologies of interest of VTS, but will also bring to the forefront emerging areas of application through 14 workshops.

I am certain that several of you are, as I am, looking forward to their time in Glasgow. You will be able to judge for yourself its reputation for hospitality (it was recently voted the “friendliest city in the world”) through a conference social program that will without a doubt create long lasting memories, and will among other highlight feature a real Scottish Ceilidh!

Finally, in this edition, in addition to our usual program, all VTS members will be invited to meet the members of the VTS Board of Governors during a special meeting, to ask questions, give input on society directions, and comment on the state of the society. If you are a member of VTs, do not hesitate to join us for this event, we will definitely enjoy hearing your feedback!

I hope that your overall experience at VTC Glasgow will be an enjoyable one, and that we will be able to meet in person during the event.

Welcome from the Technical Program Co-chairs
Narcìs Cardona and Mark Beach

On behalf of the technical program committee, we warmly welcome all participants to the 81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and the fourth largest in the United Kingdom.

The committee has organized an impressive program on research trends and advances on mobile communication and vehicular technologies as we enter the 5th Generation of wireless connectivity. The conference theme is 'Innovating a Connected World' and the conference is organized around 12 main technical tracks covering many exciting aspects related to the theme.

The technical program consists of 66 oral sessions and 9 poster sessions. The technical program committee have selected a total of 339 papers from the regular call from 732 submissions. The recent results call attracted a further 178 submissions, from which 82 papers have been selected. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. In addition to the regular oral and poster sessions, the conference hosts 14 workshops, 7 specialist tutorials, 2 industry sessions, 5 keynotes and 4 panel sessions 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 VTC2015-Spring organization committee for their support during all phases of the technical program development.

We look forward to meeting you in Glasgow, Scotland, this May.

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