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2nd IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications

21–22 September 2008
Calgary Marriott, 110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5A6 Canada

Wireless vehicular communications has been identified as a key technology for increasing road safety and transport efficiency, and providing Internet access on the move to ensure wireless ubiquitous connectivity. The potential of this technology has been acknowledged with the establishment of ambitious research programs worldwide, such as the European eSafety initiative, the US programs derived from the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative and the Japanese InternetITS and AHS programs.

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) currently covers through its areas of interest (Mobile Radio, Transportation Systems and Automotive Electronics) all technical aspects needed to make wireless vehicular communications a reality. As a result, the IEEE VTS society has decided to establish a technical symposium on wireless vehicular communications, with the first issues planned to be co-located with the reputed IEEE VTC conferences.

The IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC) will cover all vehicular wireless communications aspects of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Person (V2P) communications, including implications on transport efficiency and safety, implications on automotive electronics, liability issues, standardizations efforts and spectrum assignment.

After a successful first WiVeC edition in 2007 with over 150 participants in the 2-day event, the second IEEE WiVeC symposium will be co-located with the 68th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2008 Fall conference and will take place at the Calgary Marriott Hotel in Calgary on the 21st and 22nd of September 2008. Combined registrations packages will be offered for WiVeC and VTC events.

All accepted papers will be included in the VTC 2008-Fall conference proceedings and will be published on the IEEE Xplore database. A selection of the best WiVeC papers will be published in a special issue of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine http://www.ieeevtm.org.

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