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IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC2018-Fall)

27-30 August 2018, Chicago, USA |

Important dates for Recent Results papers

  • Submission of abstracts or full papers: 17 May 2018
  • Acceptance notices sent: 18 June 2018
  • Final papers due: 25 June 2018

As an adjunct to the VTC2018-Fall conference, the Technical Program Committee is offering a Recent Results track that will offer the opportunity for rapid publication of emerging work by industry and academia. Authors have the option of seeking an oral or poster presentation accompanied by a paper in the proceedings, or a demo accompanied by a short paper.

The Recent Results track will accept submission in all topics relevant to VTC. It differs from other tracks in that submission of 2-page abstracts (with results) will be considered as well as 5-page full papers. All abstracts submitted to the Recent Results track will undergo peer-review by subject matter experts, and the full paper version of accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings and on IEEE Xplore (conditional on presentation by one of the authors at the conference). All submissions should emphasize the novelty of the work and the results obtained.

Submission of abstracts or full papers should be made through TrackChair at the following URL:

Keynote Speakers in Chicago, 24 - 27 August 2018

Martin "Marty" Cooper, the Father of the Cell Phone

Marty famously led the Motorola team that developed the first mobile cellular telephone. He led the regulatory effort that resulted in a competitive cellular service that could serve handheld portable cell phones, a model adopted by most countries. Marty graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1950 and served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He joined Motorola in 1954. He earned a master's in electrical engineering (1957) and received an Honorary Doctorate from IIT where he serves as a Life Trustee. At Motorola, Marty and his teams created the Pageboy II, the first nationwide high capacity paging system (1970), and the first public land-mobile trunked radio system (1973) as well as numerous wireless innovations. He became a division manager and ultimately served a vice president and director of research (1978-83) for the company.

On April 3, 1973, Marty introduced the DynaTAC phone at a press conference in New York City. To make sure that it worked before the press conference, he placed the first public cell-phone call, to Joel Engel, head of AT&T Bell Labs rival project, and gloated that he was calling from a portable cellular phone. After a decade of further development and resolving regulatory challenges, Motorola introduced the first portable cell phone for consumers, the DynaTAC 8000x in 1983. The rest is history.

Marty left Motorola also in 1983 and co-founded Cellular Business Systems, Inc. (CBSI), which became the leading company in billing cellular phone services. In 1986 he and his partners sold CBSI to Cincinnati Bell for $23 million. Marty and his wife, Arlene Harris, then founded Dyna, LLC, the central organization from which they launched other companies, including ArrayComm (1996), which developed multi-antenna arrays for wireless systems (used in LTE systems today), and GreatCall (2006), which created the Jitterbug a cell phone with its large buttons and simple features meant for the elderly (recently sold to Samsung).

Marty has appropriately been very widely recognized for his technical leadership, entrepreneurial and business achievements, and his inventions and publications. This includes being named a Life Fellow of the IEEE - President of the Vehicular Technology Society and receiving the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984. He became a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2010 and received the Highest Honor for the Academy, the Charles Stark Draper Prize in 2013. He received the Prince Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical research in 2009 and was awarded the Marconi Prize in 2013. He is also widely known for introducing the "Law of Spectral Efficiency" now known as "Cooper's Law".

Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET)

Julius Knapp has been with the FCC for 43 years and since 2006, has served as the Chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology. OET is the Commission's primary resource for engineering expertise and provides technical support to the Chairman, Commissioners and FCC Bureaus and Offices.

He received the FCC's Silver and Gold Medal Awards for distinguished service at the Commission as well as the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award for exceptional achievement in the career Senior Executive Service. Mr. Knapp has been the recipient of the Eugene C. Bowler award for exceptional professionalism and dedication to public service; the Federal Communications Bar Association Excellence in Government Service Award; the WCAI Government Leadership award; the National Spectrum Management Association Fellow Award; the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers E. Noel Luddy Award; and, the Satellite Industry Association Satellite Leadership in Government Award. Mr. Knapp is a Life Member of the IEEE. He received a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York in 1974.

Danielle Dumerer, CIO and Commissioner, City of Chicago's Department of Innovation and Technology

Danielle Dumerer is working to improve how residents interact with government while leading its smart city initiatives. She previously served as Chicago's CTO as well as Director of Planning, Policy, & Management. In 2016, Danielle and her team were recognized by the Chicago chapters of SIM and AITP as the Most Effective IT Team in a large company. Prior to working in government, Danielle developed K-12 educational technology products at the McGraw-Hill Companies. She also worked in the Library and Archives field, serving a variety of educational and non-profit organizations to promote equitable access to and preservation of information resources. Danielle holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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M.Carmen Lucas-Estan
Publicity Chair IEEE VTC2018-Fall