Associated Organizations’ Meeting Schedule
Participation in the following meetings is governed by the host organization(s). Please check with a host organization representative or the Registration Desk for details prior to the meeting to inquire about participation details.
AASHTO International Day
Sunday 29 October | 8:00 – 12:00
Now in its 14th year as an integral part of the ITS World Congress, AASHTO International Day—presented by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and National Operations Center for Excellence (NOCOE) in partnership with the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)—brings together transportation officials from around the world to take on topics of consequence addressing the transportation challenges and opportunities facing public agencies. All who are participating in the ITS World Congress are welcome to attend this event! The 14th Annual AASHTO International Day (AID) has as its purpose: To seek the perspective of policy experts and practitioners representing each of the three ITS regions (ITS America, ITS Europe (ERTICO), and ITS Asia Pacific) on the state of art of integration of technology and infrastructure operations. The 2015 ITS World Congress AASHTO International Day was dedicated to an information exchange on infrastructure readiness for connected and automated vehicle (CV/AV) initiatives. At the 2016 ITS World Congress AASHTO International Day experts discussed on the importance of integrating and adapting current ongoing ITS deployments and operations with the CV, AV and other emerging technologies.
This year’s event shifts to focused peer-exchange sessions on the range of current CAV deployments, pilots and initiatives now taking place around the United States, Canada, and internationally with specific attention to:
- Policies and Programs to support CV and AV Deployment with specific emphasis on Government relations, Institutional Framework, and Infrastructure owner and operator roles.
- CV and AV Technical programs and field deployment initiatives including CV and AV pilots, testing and reporting results, planning level scenarios, Research and Development to integrate current and upcoming technologies to mainstream ITS, CV and AV systems, Standards, Cyber Security, Privacy and Security Certificate Management Systems.
Sunday 29 October | 8:00 – 9:00
ITS America State Chapters Meeting (Invitation Only)
Sunday 29 October | 10:00 – 12:00
ITS Region Board Meetings
Sunday 29 October I 10:30 – 11:30
Americas – Room 521B
Asia Pacific – Room 524A
ITS America Board of Directors Lunch
Sunday 29 October | 12:00 – 12:30
ITS America Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday 29 October | 12:30 – 14:30
ITS Canada Board Meeting
Sunday 29 October | 16:30 – 17:30
ITS Canada Membership Meeting (Invitation Only)
Sunday 29 October | 17:30 – 19:30
ITS Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday 29 October | 16:30 – 17:30
ITS America’s mission is “to create a policy environment that drives ITS and IoT development and deepens industry engagement.” The organization facilitates collaboration between private companies, public agencies, research institutions, and academia while informing the public about the importance of intelligent transportation systems. Its advocacy translates business objectives into policy, creating market opportunities through legislative and regulatory initiatives, grassroots coalition building, educational efforts, policy-aligned conferences and programs, and standards development. Join ITS America leadership for this informative and interactive meeting, where members will learn more about and be invited to offer input and feedback on the organization’s current and future priorities.
VIP Dinner (Invitation Only) – Sponsored by AAA/CAA
Monday 30 October | 19:00
Théâtre St-James, 265 St Jacques St
Montreal, QC H2Y 1M6, Canada
High-Level Policy Roundtable (Invitation Only)
Tuesday 31 October | 14:00 – 15:30
The High-Level Policy Roundtable has always been a key event at the annual ITS World Congress. Keeping with this tradition, the Government of Canada in partnership with ITS Canada is pleased to host this year’s roundtable, which will focus on Digital Innovation and Integration for 21st Century Transport and Mobility. The roundtable will convene public and private sector leaders, including Ministers and industry executives. It will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the rise of transformative technologies in the transportation sector, both nationally and globally.
The Roundtable Objectives are to:
- Gain insight into the opportunities and challenges associated with the rise in disruptive technologies in the transportation sector.
- Identify policy, regulatory, and other actions that would support the promotion of innovation in the transportation sector and maximize the benefits of new and emerging technologies, globally.
- Explore how best to support effective public and private sector partnerships that are required to deepen the collective understanding of innovation in the transportation sector.
Trends and Drivers
Transportation is being revolutionized by new and emerging technologies that have broad economic, social, and environmental implications, with the potential to improve transportation system safety and security, enhance efficiency and mobility, and reduce environmental footprints and congestion. A series of converging trends, both technological and social, seem poised to shape the ways that people and goods move.
- Five key mega-trends: Automation; electrification; diverse and shared mobility; connectivity and digitalization; and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Additionally, these trends are in related areas and, as such, reinforce one another.
- Technology and service clusters: vehicles (automated, connected and electric), infrastructure (physical, digital and energy), and transportation users (mobility- and transportation-as-a-service).
- This is resulting in changes to the status-quo, including:
- new technology-driven solutions and software-driven innovation;
- new entrants and new business models;
- ever-increasing levels of connectivity and automation being integrated into vehicles ranging from road vehicles to large freight trucks, and unmanned air vehicles/drones;
- a growing emphasis on data-driven analytics and a user-centered paradigm (e.g., physical assets connected to the Internet of Things via sensor technologies and digitally connected citizens);
- a confluence of shared, on-demand transport via ridesharing, carsharing and new mobility services (and this is beginning to impact other passenger and freight/logistics services, and even spurring new arrangements between businesses);
- a movement towards smart cities to address urban transportation challenges;
- a transition to alternative energy options and supporting energy infrastructure; and
- shifts in consumer preferences and public acceptance.
- Integration of digital technologies within existing transportation systems is creating new possibilities for transport operations and services, improvements to safety and efficiency, environmental sustainability, and economic opportunities for jobs and investments.
ITS Nationals Meeting
Wednesday 1 November | 14:00 – 16:00
ITS National Associations are invited to participate in this session where the theme of ITS World Congress 2017 — Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities — will be explored. A research project on this topic will be presented by a team of graduate students led by Dr. Catherine Morency. Following the presentation will be an open discussion involving all attendees. Shortly after the Congress concludes, the research team will publish a report on their findings, including feedback from the National Associations at this session.
World Congress Board Meeting (Invitation Only)
Thursday 2 November | 17:00 – 18:30