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New Initiatives in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

15 November, 2019 | Government Regulations

Article by Edward Au As of today, there are quite a number of active standardizations projects and pre-standardization efforts (via the concept of Industry Connections) with focus on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), three-dimensional body processing, and healthcare [2]. At the September 2019 IEEE-Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board Meeting, the Board has approved 4Read More

5G Wireless Backhaul Trials

15 November, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold In a joint innovation project, Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have achieved a landmark data transmission rate, consistently topping 100 Gb/s in a trial microwave link over 1.5 km. Conducted at the Deutsche Telekom Service Center in Athens, Greece, this trial represents a major technical breakthrough, achieving throughput speeds more than 10Read More

RKH Qitarat Opens First Section of Doha Metro

15 November, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 8 May 2019, RKH Qitarat, a joint venture of RATP Dev, Keolis, and the Hamad Group, opened the first section of the Doha Metro to the public in Qatar’s capital city. The Doha Metro Red Line South opened to the public in preparation for the World Cup soccer tournament inRead More

IEEE VTC2019-Fall

15 November, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by Gordon Stüber, General Co-chair VTC2019-Fall at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 22–25 September 2019 was a resounding success with 652 paid registrations and nearly 800 total attendees. The conference drew 807 technical paper submissions, of which 376 technical papers were accepted for presentation in 72 oral sessionsRead More

VTC2019-Fall Best Paper Awards

15 November, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by J. R. Cruz, IEEE VTS Vice-President—Conferences IEEE VTC2019-Fall Best Paper Awards The award for Best Overall VTC2019-Fall Paper went to Stephan Jaeckel, Nick Turay, Leszek Raschkowski, Lars Thiele, Risto Vuohtoniemi, Marko Sonkki, Veikko Hovinen, Frank Burkhardt, Prasanth Karunakaran, and Thomas Heyn, for their paper titled “Industrial Indoor Measurements from 2-6 GHz for the 3GPP-NRRead More

Call for Papers: IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology

15 November, 2019 | Publications

OJVT aims to publish peer-reviewed high-quality papers including cutting-edge studies and breakthroughs in the above areas. The new journal, which will be fully compliant with funder mandates including Plan S, has been accepting submissions since September 2019, and will publish its first articles in early 2020. A 100% open access journal, all its content isRead More

IEEE VTS NSW Chapter Report

23 October, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Abbas Jamalipour, IEEE NSW VTS Chapter Chair The IEEE NSW VTS Chapter was created in mid-2016. Its membership has increased to 44 this year. In continuation to its service to local members, the Chapter has organized a technical event with a full range of talks from industry and academic in the TechLab locatedRead More

Practical Work with Robots

23 October, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Title: Practical Work with Robots Speaker: Sousso Kelouwani, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Description: According to the Conference Board of Canada, Automated Vehicles (AV) will be the next disruptive technology with a substantial reduction of annual road fatalities by more than 75%. Besides the obvious advantages of transportation security and goods/person effective mobility, intelligent vehicle gives a uniqueRead More

From the IEEE VTM: 6G – The Next Frontier

23 October, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

With its ability to provide a single platform enabling a variety of services, such as enhanced mobile broadband communications, virtual reality, automated driving, and the Internet of Things, 5G represents a breakthrough in the design of communication networks. Nevertheless, considering the increasing requests for new services and predicting the development of new technologies within aRead More

5G Consumer Potential

23 October, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold On 7 May 2019, Ericsson released a new Consumer Lab report, “5G Consumer Potential,” that busts industry myths surrounding the value of 5G for consumers and outlines the opportunities available for communications service providers. Backed by solid research from one of the biggest ever consumer expectation studies, the report looks atRead More

Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

23 October, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 19 November 2018, Sound Transit of Tacoma, Washington, announced it had begun construction of the 2.4- mi Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, which expands the current rail line from the Theater District in downtown Tacoma to the Stadium District and Hilltop neighborhoods. The project includes relocating the Theater District station andRead More

In Africa: IEEE WAC 2019

23 October, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by Sunil Maharaj, IEEE WAC 2019 General Chair The 2nd IEEE Wireless Africa Conference (WAC) was held in the beautiful city of Pretoria, South Africa on 19 – 20 August 2019. WAC 2019 took place at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa campus and facilities, and enjoyed wonderful support from the local team. The second majorRead More