Call for Papers and Special Sessions is now closed.
Expert peer review of all papers and Special Interest Session proposals is taking place now. See Key dates below for timelines for status updates you can expect.
Thank you to everyone who participated.
Future key dates to note:
By April 1, 2017: Notification of status to Special Interest Session organizers
By April 14, 2017: Submission deadline for conditionally accepted papers
By April 25, 2017: Notification of status to paper authors
By June 1, 2017: Deadline for Early Bird registration rate for speakers
By August 25, 2017: Deadline to submit an updated/final version of a full paper
Program contacts for papers:
*Americas (U.S., Canada, Latin America, South America) ITS America – Susan Nicoletti: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.