Technical Papers may address technical subjects as well as the institutional, business, and economic aspects of intelligent transportation and supporting systems. All papers must be original and report on recent significant and substantive achievements. [Note: Papers accepted for presentation at the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting are eligible for submission to the ITS World Congress 2017 Montreal.] Further submission instructions can be found at submission.itsworldcongress2017.org. Draft papers should be (5) five to (8) eight pages long and include substantial detail and data. The submissions will be reviewed by a peer panel looking for quality, relevance, and significance of the findings. A relevant track and subtopic must be specified.
Full Scientific Papers should concentrate on research and scholarship. Draft papers should be (5) five to (12) pages long and must meet high scholarly standards to be accepted. These will be reviewed by at least one highly qualified reviewer from each of the three World Congress regions. A relevant track and sub-topic must be specified.In general, accepted papers will be included in a formal session with a podium presentation; it is possible that some papers will be grouped into interactive sessions.
Deadline for submissions of all Papers is March 3, 2017
The World Congress Organizing Committee is also soliciting ideas and potential organizers for Special Interest Sessions. Session proposals must include proposed session title, 250-word session description, and relevant track as well as subtopic. In addition to including the proposed session’s organizer’s name, contact information, and home region, submissions should include representative organizations and/or speakers that would be solicited to participate in the session.
Deadline for submissions of Special Interest Sessions is March 3, 2017
By the year 2025, experts predict that approximately 58% of the world’s population–4.6 billion people–will live in urban areas. By 2050, they expect the urban populations to double, adding the equivalent of seven New York cities to the planet each year. In developed regions, this means urban residents may account for up to 81% of the total population.
Given these estimations, it is not surprising that global Smart Cities markets will increase to be valued at more than US $1.5 trillion by 2020. Likewise, it is no surprise then that Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress 2017 is planning to continue the discussion and debate around how policy can advance the future of integrated mobility, how transportation is moving to the center of the Internet of Things (IoT), and how technological solutions and the IoT are rapidly challenging metropolises around the world.
The Future Envisioned
A highlight of the event and its Exhibit Hall this year will be the SMART CITIES PAVILION, a lynchpin collection of dynamic exhibitions highlighting some of the world’s best examples of Smart City solutions.
These exhibitions will be experiential, allowing those who display to showcase their leadership and innovation and those who visit to see how cities across the globe are using technology to create their vision of next generation integrated mobility solutions in urban settings. With and through the themes of Urban Mobility, Engaged Citizenry, Smart Security, Economic Cluster, and Smart Democracy, these demonstrations will illustrate how transformative transportation and integrated mobility solutions are the epicenter of Smart Cities’ critical infrastructure, which seeks to provide seamless connectivity, improved systems delivery, and a better, more equitable quality of life for citizens. Anticipated display components include innovation related to traffic management, roadways, rail, parking, bike share, transit, car share, traveler information, connected and autonomous vehicles, integrated mobility, artificial intelligence, dependencies on transportation, addressing equity issues, smart security, smart energy, smart buildings, smart healthcare, smart government, smart fleet, and more.
Central to the PAVILION will be the SMART CITIES EDUCATION STAGE for sponsored announcements, presentations, and event programing.
Planning in progress. More details will be posted as soon as they are available.
If interested in exhibiting a Smart City concept, please contact Smart Cities Pavilion Committee Chair John Barton at email@example.com / 979-458-6422. Preliminary ‘final’ plans and designs are due no later than June 1 for review and approval by the official 2017 World Congress contractors.
If interested in sponsoring the PAVILION, click here.
V2X Global Future Workforce Program at ITS World Congress 2017
Operators around the world are gearing up for major infrastructure projects to break the mold of traditional transportation. According to The Case for Smarter Transportation, it is estimated that in the next 20 years up to $30 trillion will be spent on transportation infrastructure. In that same vein, SAE and the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) estimate that 500,000 new connected vehicle jobs will be created by 2020. The future global workforce must be ready to support these imminent realities.
Always at the forefront of the industry, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) partnered with Mobile Comply last year to launch the inaugural V2X Future Workforce Program. The program, which debuted during ITS America 2016 San Jose and proved to be highly successful, involved dozens of high school students from across the nation participating in a two-day workshop to build vehicles with connected and autonomous capabilities. The vehicles utilized 3D printed parts, on-board sensors, and programming languages using open source to create the V2X capabilities. Companies from around the world were able to interact with the students during the workshop and discuss their plans for the future.
For ITS World Congress 2017, ITS America and Mobile Comply plan to expand the experience on a global scale using this year’s theme of Next Generation Integrated Mobility. The first-ever ITS World Congress V2X High School program will accommodate more than 50 select students from around the world and will prove to be the most exciting event of the year-long campaign to champion for youth in ITS, putting them at the forefront of ITS and connected and autonomous vehicle developments.