The official PowerPoint template can be downloaded here. We encourage all presenters to use the template for us at ITS WC 2017.
Call for Papers and Special Interest Sessions is now closed.
Expert peer review of all papers and Special Interest Session proposals concluded April 18 and all organizers and authors have been notified of their status. See Key Dates below for deadlines and steps required for accepted organizers and authors. Thank you to everyone who participated.
By July 1, 2017: Deadline for re-submission of Conditionally Accepted Draft Papers
By July 1, 2017: Deadline for Special Interest Session organizers to provide moderator and speaker names
By August 25, 2017: Deadline to submit an updated/final version of accepted, full papers
On August 25, 2017: Discounted speaker registration rate increases*
IMPORTANT: All speakers and moderators must register for the World Congress. Registration is required for all attendees prior to reserving official World Congress hotel accommodations and before taking advantage of discounted travel rates from Air Canada, Delta and United.
Moderator Information including Title, First Name, Last Name, Job Title, Company, Country, and Email Address (for internal use only)
Speaker Information including Title, First Name, Last Name, Job Title, Company, Country, and Email Addresses (for internal use only)
NOTE: The International Program Committee (IPC) reserves the right to assign speakers at its discretion if/when deadlines are not met. If necessary, please inform us of any changes on your proposal as they occur.
Date and Time of Special Interest Session
Notification of this information will occur sometime in August. Scheduled speakers may be qualified for a reduced speaker fee if registered on/by August 25, 2017. All speakers and moderators must register for the World Congress by this date at itsworldcongress2017.org/registration.
Speaker Consent to Publish Materials
The IPC has decided that the visual presentations used by the Special Interest Session speakers will be made available to the participants of the World Congress. In accordance with the World Congress Guidelines, by accepting to speak at a Special Interest Session, speakers agree to the on-line publishing of their presentation. Use of these materials is intended solely for ITS development and deployment and not for any personal or commercial gain.
Presentation Portal and World Congress Presentation
Guidelines on preparing your PowerPoint presentation for the 2017 World Congress will soon be available to speakers on the event website as well as through the Presenter’s portal, including detailed ‘guidelines for presentation.’ The organizer/moderator of your session will be in contact with you closer to the event to organize final presentation details.
ACCEPTED PAPER SUBMISSIONS
NOTE: English is the official language of the World Congress.
Final Paper Submission, Publication and Presenter Consent
In order to present at the 2017 World Congress, presenters must submit a final paper (12 – 8.5” x 11” pages for a technical/scientific papers) in PDF format by midnight EDT on Friday, August 25, 2017. Using your previously established login credentials, download the official paper template and submit your final paper at submission.itsworldcongress2017.org/login. All papers must comply with the Final Paper Template and be submitted via the online Presenter’s portal.
Date and Time of Your Paper Session
Notification of this information will occur sometime in August. Paper presenters may be qualified for a reduced speaker fee if registered on/by August 25, 2017 at www.itsworldcongress2017.org.
Speaker Consent to Publish Materials
By submitting your paper on the Presenter’s portal, you are agreeing to allow the organizers of the 2017 World Congress to make your paper available on the official event website. Use of these materials is intended solely for ITS development and deployment and not for any personal or commercial gain.
Presentation Portal and Congress Presentation
Guidelines on preparing your PowerPoint presentation for the Congress will soon be available to speakers on the World Congress website and on the Presenter’s portal, including detailed “guidelines for presentation.” The moderator of your session will be in contact with you closer to the Congress, to organize final presentation details.
Americas (U.S., Canada, Latin America, South America)
Day One Theme: Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities – The Vehicle Day Two Theme:Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities – The Backbone Day Three Theme:Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities – The Policy Day Four Theme:Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities – The Business
The International Program Committee confirms 255 sessions.
Click here for a full description of each Executive Session.
Breaking Silos to Pave the Way to Automated Vehicles
ITS Radiocommunication for Connected and Automated systems
ITS Deployment Policies
Practical Aspects of Deploying Connected and Automated Vehicles
Securing Critical ITS Infrastructure in a Connected World
C-ITS and Institutional Issues for Automated Driving
Connected/Smart Cities Promote Smart Mobility
ITS Delivering Livability
Resilient and safe infrastructure
Freight Technology: How do we Ensure Public Safety
New Business Models
Mobility as a Service
Connectivity and Autonomy
Communications Technologies and Solutions
Cooperative ITS Supporting Multimodality
Standards for Automated and Connected Vehicles
High Precision Maps
Shared Automated Vehicles
Infrastructure for Automated Vehicles
HMI for the Next Generation of Vehicles
Satellite Communications and 5G for Connected and Highly Automated Vehicles
Modelling/Simulating the Behavior of a Mixed Fleet of Non-, Highly- and Fully-Automated Vehicles
Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities
Deployment of Infrastructure
Incorporating Mobility Trends into Transportation Models
Integrated Payment Systems and Fee Collection Technologies
Infrastructure to Support the Proliferation of ITS
Modeling and Simulation of Vehicle Infrastructure Integration
Real-Time Infrastructure Communications
The Behavior of a Mixed Fleet of Non-, Highly- and Fully-Automated Vehicles
Air Quality Strategies
Managing City Space for Freight as Well as Passengers
Integrating Transport, Energy, Telecoms, Waste and Water Systems
Modernizing Parking Management
Business Models for Urban Mobility
Getting a Mode Shift and a Bigger Role for Transit
Pedestrians/Bicycles in the Evolving City
More Livable Cities
Transportation in a Digital City
Data, Security and Privacy
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
Cyber Security and Privacy
Performance-Based Funding and Management
Data Mining for Traffic Monitoring
Balance Between Driver’s Security and Privacy Data
Integrated Approach: Planning, Operations and Safety
Multimodal Transportation/Land Use and Jobs
Rethinking Transportation Planning with ITS
Integrated Transportation Operations
Demand Management, Tolling and Congestion Management
Dynamic Traffic Adaptation
ITS for Maritime
Local to Global Collaboration: Policy, Research and Deployment
Enhancing the Environment
Quantifying the ITS Contribution to Reduction of Noise, Emissions and Energy Use
Impact of ITS/User Behavior on Safety
Disruption and New Business Models
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)/Mobility on Demand (MoD)
The Opening Ceremony will be held Sunday, October 29 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. It will kick off the changing transportation environment around the world as well as the rapidly evolving technology of connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles. Special entertainment and several industry awards will also be featured.
The Closing Ceremony — to be held Thursday, November 2 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal — will provide a summary of the Congress and future perspectives. This event will also featured several awards as well as the “Passing of the Globe” ceremony.
For the Plenaries, top level transport officials and leading industry representatives from numerous countries will present insightful speeches on ITS policies, initiatives, and international development trends.
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.
U.S. State Department of Transportation (DOT) Policy Roundtable 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1
ITS World Congress 2017 will feature a U.S. State Department of Transportation (DOT) Policy Roundtable Roundtable in support the event’s theme – NextGeneration, Integrated Mobility: Driving Smart Cities – from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1. The Roundtable will highlight deployment of ITS in U.S. states and offer a platform for state leaders to share experiences, successes, and lessons learned with transportation leaders across the country. The format will be a moderated discussion. This is an ‘invitation only’ session. Immediately following the Roundtable there will be a reception.
V2X Global Future Workforce Program at ITS World Congress 2017
Seemingly overnight, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) came into the consciousness of an increasingly global array of industry and government leaders. From what seemed futuristic a few years ago to today’s landscape of a burgeoning industry, the ITS movement is here to stay, and we need a workforce to support it.
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has partnered with Mobile Comply to present the V2X Global Future Workforce Program at ITS World Congress 2017. The program will bring together high-school students on a global scale to participate in cutting-edge, vehicle-cyber and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure workshops supported by the SAE Cyber Truck Challenge and Square One Education Network.
The two-part immersive program is designed to build an understanding and appreciation for transportation systems using sensors, coding and vehicle hacking technology. The sessions will be open to companies from around the world, giving students and the companies a chance to interact and discuss plans — i.e. education, internships, employment — for the future.
By putting students at the forefront of ITS together with industry, we are investing in the workforce that will make create the next generation of our mobile reality.
Mobile Comply has designed this year’s program to include two tracks to promote cross disciplinary training:
Track One: Students will showcase the design and implementation of programs in collaboration with the SAE Cyber Truck Challenge. This morning work session will be based on projects they have completed securing vehicles in the form of heavy trucks by using best processes in cyber security and risk assessment.
Track Two: Students will showcase projects they have completed in V2I. Participants will be introduced to the Arduino and Raspberry Pi-based 3D printed mobile platforms plus sensors and programming.
The sessions will be live and instructor-led with supporting online and print materials. They will be held in concurrent with ITS World Congress 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Transportation and housing accommodations will be provided for out-of-town participants. The workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and conclude at 4:00 PM. Opportunities for industry professionals to interact with the students will be available during between 10:30-11:30 AM and 2:30-3:30 PM.
8:30 – 9:00 Check-in
9:00 – 12:00 SAE Vehicle Hacking Session
12:00 – 1:00 Student networking luncheon with industry professionals and sponsors
This special session on November 2 is intended to link businesses together where smaller companies have been unable to connect with the right people within larger corporations.
Large corporations within the ITS industry have always looked for innovative solutions to enhance their company offerings or establish partnerships for targeted opportunities. To that end, the B2B One on Ones will benefit both large and smaller companies. Up to 40 large corporations from all three regions (Americas, Asia-Pacific and ERTICO) wanting to participate will volunteer to listen to up to eight company pitches. These eight companies will sign up, first-come-first-served (maximum four meetings) and will have the opportunity to introduce their company as well as discuss innovative solutions and/or potential opportunities to work together.
The 40 large corporations will consist of 20 companies incorporated within the Americas and 20 companies incorporated within the regions represented by Asia-Pacific and ERTICO. Corporations allowed to participate will be determined by priority starting with World Congress sponsors, followed by ITS association Board of Directors, and then opened to the general membership on a first-come-first-served basis.
The B2B One on Ones have been described as ‘corporate speed dating,’ similar to many investor events. The large corporations will be assigned to a specific location to receive companies making a pitch. The pitching company will have exactly 25 minutes for discussion with 5 minutes used to enter and exit the room. Based on the pitches, the large corporations will then schedule follow up meetings, as needed.
Due to the number of potential participants and the limited time for this special session, the schedule will be rigid and closely followed. There is no cost to participate, though host companies are welcome to provide refreshments at their location.
The intent of this event is to greatly accelerate the ability of companies to connect and generate business opportunities that benefit both parties.
April 2017: Registration will open for large corporations interested in receiving pitches
May 2017: Registration will open for companies interested in making pitches
One of the many benefits of the private and public sector relationship within the ITS industry is the ability to identify innovative solutions and potential opportunities. To link solution providers with public sector operators benefits both parties by providing the best solutions to meet user needs. Attendees of the World Congress will have the ability to hear first-hand, the procurement opportunities of the participating government agencies.
On November 2, various member agencies from the three regions of ITS Americas, ITS Asia-Pacific and ERTICO will describe future ITS procurements and timelines. Each agency will have 45 minutes to present future procurements followed by 15 minutes for Q&A. This will allow private sector companies important information to clearly understand where the business opportunities exist within the countries, states, regions or cities.
Multiple agencies will be presenting during the same time period so companies should be prepared to attend multiple meetings, as interest and schedules allow. Each room will represent opportunities from two agencies and the World Congress Organizing Committee with make its best efforts to group these agencies where it makes sense. Handout material is the option of the specific agencies and the meetings will not be video recorded.
The intended result of these events is to enhance company investment dollars by advancing the private sector business development research. This event further provides the public sector with competition and the best response to their upcoming procurements. All attendees of these meetings must be registered as attendees of the World Congress.