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Welcome from the General Co-chairs
Pierre Boucher and Fabrice Labeau

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we welcome you to Canada and to IEEE VTC2016-Fall. VTC is coming back to the city of Montreal, 10 years after a very successful VTC edition in 2006. In order to make the event as enriching as possible, the organizing committee has put together a high quality program that is geared towards both academic and industry attendees.

The success of an event such as VTC depends highly on the efforts of many volunteers who have been hard at work in the last few months. Our heartfelt thanks go to all the colleagues who have contributed to these efforts. Technical Program Committee Co-chairs François Gagnon and Weihua Zhuang have coordinated the combined efforts of more than 35 Track Chairs, tens of TPC members and hundreds of reviewers to attract, review and select papers of the highest quality. The other program components have been coordinated by Tutorials Chair Pingzhi Fan, Workshops Co-chairs Claude Oestges and Olivier Renaudin, and Plenary Co-chairs Lajos Hanzo and Robert Schober. We hope you will enjoy the industry track that had been put together by our Industry Track Co-chairs Fan Bai, Christopher Cave and Zoran Zvonar. We are certain that you have seen emails coming from our Publicity Co-chairs Benoit Champagne and Chadi Assi in the weeks leading up to each of the conference deadlines. Finally, we would also like to acknowledge the important boots-on-the-ground work of our Local Arrangement Co-chairs George Kaddoum and Jean-Charles Grégoire.

The conference will take place at the Bonaventure hotel, in downtown Montreal, within walking distance from shopping, museums, and the Montreal Old Port. The latter will give you a taste or Europe in North America, and is one of the city's most famous tourist attractions. Montreal is a vibrant multicultural city, known for its hospitality, its food, its cultural scene and its numerous summer festivals. We hope you will have some time to enjoy the city and its surroundings.

We hope to see you all in Montreal, to meet old friends and make new acquaintances, network with scientists, researchers and engineers from around the world, and enrich our community's discussions.

Welcome from the TPC Co-chairs
François Gagnon and Weihua Zhuang

On behalf of the Technical Program committee, we welcome you to Montreal’s fall Vehicular Technology Conference 2016. Montreal is an outstanding city to visit so make sure to try and experience fully its great dining. This year’s high-level technical program was put together with invaluable assistance from 36 track co-chairs who have managed the review and selection process for close to 800 papers in conjunction with 579 TPC members who have obtained about 2200 reviews and required a minimum of three reviews per paper. The whole process was performed with professionalism, independence and devotion. The result is a strong and relevant program with an emphasis on issues which are currently followed by a wide audience. In addition to the obvious 5G mainstream trend, millimeter-wave, self-driving cars, green communication and spectrum access are issues that have growing interest.

We take this opportunity to thank all of the participating, talented authors and the passionate and hardworking people who have participated in the building of our technical program. We diligently recruited 36 track chairs who possessed both strong leadership and influence in their respective fields. They have invited a series of interesting papers, recruited TPC members, followed-up the paper submissions and review with attention. They were key in the resulting high-level program we now offer. The TPC members were assigned about 5 papers each, and they solicited a total of 2900 different individuals for reviews. We wish to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work they have all accomplished. We have followed their continuous and diligent work closely and it is quite apparent that our vehicular technology community is vibrant, hardworking and quite pleasant.

Welcome from the VTS President
Javier Gozálvez

On behalf of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference in Montreal.

VTC2016-Fall will once more represent a key venue to discuss and help define the future of the mobile, wireless and vehicular industries. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ideas that will help shape what future 5G networks will be. This is an exciting time for our community considering the challenges cellular networks will face when applied to diverse vertical sectors.

VTC is coming back to Montreal 10 years after the successful 2006 edition. This shows how strong and vibrant the technical community is in Canada, and the strong presence of dedicated VTS volunteers who devote their time and efforts to the success of our Society. I would like to thank and recognize the remarkable work of General co-Chairs Professor Fabrice Labeau and Mr Pierre Boucher, whose leadership has been instrumental to create the conference program that you will enjoy. I would also like to express my gratitude to the Technical Program co-Chairs Professors Weihua Zhuang and François Gagnon. Their dedicated work, with the support of the Track Chairs and TPC members, has helped shape an outstanding technical program. My personal gratitude goes also to all the conference team and our VTS conference administrators for their continued support.

VTC is an excellent occasion for our members to meet with our Board of Governors, so don’t hesitate to approach us if you would like to provide any feedback on the Society or to participate in its management. If you are a VTS member, join us at the VTS members’ reception!

I hope that you will enjoy the conference and the city of Montreal.


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