It is our pleasure to welcome attendees to the Fourth IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (IEEE WiVeC2011).
After the successful first, second, and third WiVeC workshops in 2007 (Baltimore), 2008 (Calgary), and 2010 (Taipei), the fourth IEEE WiVeC symposium will be co-located with the 72nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2011 Fall conference and will take place in San Francisco on the 5th and 6th of September 2011. VTC Fall editions are traditionally located in North America, while VTC Spring editions are located in other areas of the world. Since WiVeC was originally launched co-located with VTC Fall editions, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society decided that WiVeC would take place every year and a half in order to ensure that the conference is alternatively co-located with VTC Fall and Spring editions. This resulted in there being no WiVeC in 2009.
The papers to be presented at IEEE WiVeC2010 cover the full range of wireless vehicular communications: physical layer; protocol design; security and applications and systems. As has been a tradition since the first WiVeC edition, IEEE WiVeC2010 will also host a series of wireless vehicular communications demos and invited speakers. We would like to thank all authors who submitted their work to WiVec, the members of our Technical Program Committee and the external reviewers for providing timely and high quality reviews. We are also grateful to Vinuth Rai our Demo Chair, Tao Zhang our speakers chair and Eric Mai our Local Arrangements and Publicity Chair. We congratulate Frank Kargl and Yaser Fallah for their effective leadership of the TPC. Finally, we express our special appreciation to Javier Gozalvez for his guidance and contribution to WIVEC since its inception. We are grateful for the support of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.