IMPORTANT: Technical and scientific papers will be made available on the ITS World Congress 2017 website (itsworldcongress2017.org) on/by October 16, 2017. Select speaker presentations will be made available on the ITS America website (itsa.org) following the conclusion of World Congress 2017. Your unique registration confirmation number will be required in order to access these presentations. This confirmation number will be/was provided as part of your registration letter (listed below the barcode). If you have any questions regarding your confirmation number, please contact customer service at 800-424-5249 (domestic) or 847-996-5829 (international).
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.
NOTE: The International Program Committee (IPC) reserves the right to assign Special Interest Session speakers at its discretion if/when deadlines are not met. If necessary, please inform us of any changes on your proposal confirmed session as they occur.
Registration of Paper and Special Interest Session Speakers and Moderators
All speakers and moderators mustregister at the speaker fee 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.
Presentation Portal and World Congress Presentation
Guidelines on preparing your PowerPoint presentation for the 2017 ITS World Congress will be sent in early September to all speakers and moderators. The organizer/moderator of your session will be in contact with you closer to the event to organize final presentation details.
Guidelines on preparing your PowerPoint presentation for the Congress will be sent to speakers and moderators in early September. A new link to upload your presentation will be sent to speakers, moderators and organizers on October 9 when the presentation management system opens. Presentations should be uploaded by October 23 so that moderators can review them. The moderator of your session will be in contact with you closer to the Congress, to organize final presentation details.
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.
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 scientific papers and 8 (8.5” x 11”) pages for technical 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 atsubmission.itsworldcongress2017.org/login. All papers must comply with the Final Paper Template and be submitted via the online Presenter’s portal.
ITS America (U.S., Canada, Latin America, South America)
Special Interest Sessions, Executive Sessions and Papers: Susan Nicoletti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Details related to ITS World Congress provided through the link above are still developing. Minor editing has been and continues to be performed to offer a base level of consistency and clarity. In all cases, the default language and grammar rules are based on English (US). Content/descriptions of the Technical/Scientific Papers are, with exceptions, offered as submitted without additional editing by event staff.
The International Program Committee confirms 255 sessions.
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)
Opening Ceremony Monday 30 October | 9:00 – 10:00 | Room 517ABC The Opening Ceremony will include the official welcome by ITS Canada and Canadian Government representatives as well as the three regions: ITS America and ERTICO-ITS Europe, and ITS Asia-Pacific.
Closing Ceremony Thursday 2 November | 16:00 – 17:00 | Room 517ABC The Closing Ceremony will highlight moments from the 24th ITS World Congress and will feature the Rapporteur’s Report presented by Professor Eric Sampson. An invitation to the 25th ITS World Congress in Copenhagen will be offered during the official ‘Passing the Globe’ Ceremony.
Integrated Mobility with Urban Cities Monday 30 October | 10:00 – 11:00 | Room 517ABC Urban leaders will debate the benefits of Smart Cities solutions and the unique features of their cities driven by customer needs and city cultures.
The Evolution of Transportation within Our Society Tuesday 31 October | 11:15 – 12:15 | Room 517ABC Industry leaders from the three regions (Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific) will discuss and debate the evolution of transportation within the global society.
State Deployment of ITS Wednesday 1 November | 9:30 – 10:30 | Room 517ABC State leadership and transportation managers will discuss deployment of intelligent transportation systems in their states and resulting safety and economic benefits.
Conducting Business within Our Transportation Industry Thursday 2 November | 15:00 – 16:00 | Room 517ABC Leaders from various sectors of the intelligent transportation industry discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges in conducting business within the transportation domain.
Microsoft CityNext: Empowering Cities & Citizens 31 October 201711:30 – 11:55
Speaker Omar Rashid, Microsoft Government Solutions Manager – Americas
Description Cities have always been centers of learning, innovation, government policy, and protection; they are the economic engines of our societies. Today, with increasing migration trends, they are growing in importance – what happens in cities drives our future. As populations continue to grow and the trend to city migration continues, the topic of transportation and urban mobility becomes one of the largest challenges faced by civic leaders to the sustainable economic growth of their urban centers. During this session we will share how Microsoft CityNext is working with cities around the world to address the challenges they face.
Can Cities Still Be Smart Cities in Inclement Weather? 30 October 201713:30 – 14:20
Moderator Sue Mulvihill, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer, MnDOT
Panelists Jay Hietpas, Director, Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology, MnDOT: Inclement weather autonomous shuttle project and the snow plow project in Minnesota Sinan Yordem, Ph.D., Global Ecosystem Manager – 3M™ Connected Roads, Transportation Safety Division, 3M: Discussion of the redundancies necessary for inclement weather; signs, lines and sensors and how they can be enhanced for the cars of the future Phil Magney, Founder & Principal Advisor, Vision Systems Intelligence (VSI): The CAV complicated ecosystem and technical vehicle challenges associated with the Adas systems for inclement weather Nichole Morris, Ph.D., Director at HumanFIRST Laboratory, University of Minnesota or Max Donath, Ph.D., Director, Roadway Safety Institute and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota: Human Factors projects
How Can Cities Reconfigure Their Road Infrastructure for the Future Car…
or How Can We Integrate Electric, Automated Cars into Our City Spaces? 30 October 201716:00 – 16:50
Moderator Monali Shah, Director of Transportation and Cities, HERE Technologies
Description Within 15 years, the majority of vehicles sold will be electric, at least Level 4 autonomous, and used primarily by people who do not own them. During this same period, our cities are bracing for an accelerating influx of new inhabitants that will stretch their resources to the limit.
In the face of these unprecedented new demands on their transport and energy infrastructure, what solutions can cities adopt to successfully manage through this transition?
In this session, the panelists, drawing inspiration from real-world examples, consider how collaborative partnerships between the public and private sectors around data could be key.
Role of ITS in Christchurch, New Zealand: Post Earthquake 31 October 201711:30 – 12:20
Moderator Dean Zabrieszach, CEO/Director – HMI Technologies Pty Ltd, Australia
Presenters Dave Verma, Director of AV Australasia – HMI Technologies Ltd, New Zealand Ryan Cooney, Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC), New Zealand, Cooney Stephen Hewett, Senior Technical Director Transportation – BECA, New Zealand
Description This panel session will provide the audience with an insight into the smart use of ITS in Christchurch as it recovered from recent earthquakes and how it is helping Christchurch to become a smart city.
Weaving CAVs into the Smart City 31 October 201713:30 – 14:20
Moderator Steve Dellenback, Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute
What’s Driving Smart Communities? 31 October 201715:00 – 15:50
Moderator John Lower, Iteris
Panelists René Coutu, Director of Technology Information and Innovation, Société de transport de Montréal’s (STM) Rana Sen, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting Public Sector Coco Briseno, Deputy Director, Planning and Modal Programs, Caltrans Huei Peng, Director, Mcity
Description Rapid urbanization and climate change are recognized as the main drivers of smart communities in the developing world, and the developing world is fast tracking infrastructure and smart cities development by attracting private sector participation. Developed countries are challenged with legacy infrastructures, and a less rapid movement is underway to facilitate the optimal use of existing infrastructure resources for smart community applications. This panel will dialogue the necessary collaboration between public and private sector partners to provide infrastructure solutions that place sustainable transportation at the center of smart communities. The conversation will be framed by the Montreal Protocol, an environmental milestone achieved 30 years ago to control substances that deplete the ozone layer. Parallels will be considered with today’s need to control greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. New markets and new business opportunities will be explored for our shared, electrified, eco-friendly connected and autonomous transportation systems at the center of smart communities.
The Data Ecosystem and the Interaction Between OEMs to State and City DOTs: Who Owns What? 31 October 201716:00 – 16:50
Moderator Alfredo Escriba, Executive Vice President – Urban Traffic & Mobility Solutions Center, Kapsch TrafficCom
Panelists Gary Smyth, Executive Director, General Motors Research & Development Labs (GM’s CV & AV lead) Cordell Schachter, CTO, NYC DOT
Description As we get closer to connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle deployment, what will the data ecosystem look like and how will it work? Questions considered will include:
Who will own the data? What access will be given to others and under what business assumptions?
What States and Cities will ask for?
Will OEMs share with States and Cities data that is of public interest for safety, environmental reasons and in general public interest? What that will data be?
What data will be openly shared with 3rd parties?
How OEMs and Cities Envision This Ecosystem? Who Will Be the Major Player on This Value Chain?
Integrated Mobility in Montréal 1 November 201711:30 – 12:20
Panelists Philippe Schnobb, Société de transport de Montréal Jean-Francois Tremblay, Institut de l’électrification et des transports intelligents Lidia Divry, TechnoMontréal Claude Carette, Ville de Montréal
Can’t We All Just Get Along? Tech and Policy Approaches for Data Sharing in a Smart City EcoSystem 1 November 201715:00 – 15:50
Moderator Omar Rashid, Microsoft Government Solutions Manager – Americas
Panelists Mike Geertsen, Microsoft Government Solutions Manager – Urban Mobility Cordell Schachter, CTO, NYC DOT
Description Especially in a smart city context, we all know that the solutions to our urban mobility challenge are to be found in the bringing together of disparate data sets: from transit usage to accidents and crime reports to ride sharing demand. And yet the obstacles to share this data for common analysis are enormous. Not just between the public and private sectors, but between different agencies and departments in the public sector. What are some best practices to overcome these challenges. How can technology help? What type of policies are required? Are there any successes?
Moving to the Security Mindset – Rethinking Security in the World of Connectivity 2 November 201713:00 – 13:50
Moderator Will Overstreet, Director of Product Management, GRIDSMART Technologies
U.S. State Department of Transportation (DOT) Policy Roundtable
Wednesday 1 November | 8:30 – 9:30 | Room 517ABC
State DOT executives in charge of intelligent transportation deployment decisions will discuss their states’ experiences, successes, failures, challenges and lessons learned in launching ITS projects while, on a broader scale, endeavoring to prepare infrastructure to meet and support tomorrow’s ITS mobility demands.
ITS America, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Ananth Prasad, HNTB Bud Wright, AASHTO David St. Amant, ITS America
Shailen Bhatt, Colorado Department of Transportation Carlos Braceras, Utah Department of Transportation John Schroer, Tennessee Department of Transportation Kirk Steudle, Michigan Department of Transportation Sue Mulvihill, Minnesota Department of Transportation Jennifer Cohan, Delaware Department of Transportation Peter Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation Brian Ness, Idaho Department of Transportation
ITS America and Mobile Comply together with the Center for Cyber Integrated Studies are looking for companies and/or organizations to ‘sponsor’ each of the six youth who will be featured on the global stage. Sponsorship will cover direct travel and event costs associated with providing this unique opportunity to the youth who will – literally – be driving the development and deployment of ‘nextgen’ ITS solutions.
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 16:00 PM. Opportunities for industry professionals to interact with the students will be available during between 10:30-11:30 AM and 14:30-15:30 PM.
08:30 – 9:00 Check-in
9:00 – 12:00 SAE Vehicle Hacking Session
12:00 – 13:00 Student networking luncheon with industry professionals and sponsors
Business-to-Business (B2B) One-on-Ones Thursday 2 November | 10:00 – 14:00 One of the key benefits of this event will be the opportunity for large and small companies—entrepreneurs, investors, and implementers—to connect for tangible business ventures in the ITS market. The B2B One-on-Ones is a four-hour special event feature intended to offer critical time and unparalleled access for decisionmakers to meet and discuss viable ideas that will move the ITS industry forward. Large corporations from all three ITS regions—Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe—will hear up to eight pitches from emerging businesses. Meetings are first-come, first-served (maximum four meetings per pitch company) with content expected to include discussions of innovative solutions and/or potential opportunities to work together.
To date, the following companies/organizations will be participating:
Americas (ITS America and ITS Canada) EDI
International Road Dynamics Inc. Kapsch TrafficCom
Trafficware Group, Inc. Transport Simulation Systems
Procurement Day Thursday 2 November | 8:00 – 10:00 Procurement Day will welcome agencies from around the world to provide presentations highlighting their upcoming 2017-2018 procurement opportunities. Agencies representing the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East will be on hand to describe future ITS procurements and timelines. Each agency will have 45 minutes to present followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. This will allow private sector companies to glean important information to help them successfully navigate the business opportunities that exist within the countries, states, regions or cities represented. To hear from all the various agencies, organizations are encouraged to bring more than one team member to take advantage of this efficient and cost-effective opportunity. Handout material is the option of the specific agencies and the sessions will not be video recorded.