The call for papers for the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2016 is officially open, with the Congress theme “Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities”.
The deadline for submission is 13 January.
Along with the overarching theme, sub themes of the Congress are:
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF BIG OPEN DATA: Collection, transmission, and analytics including crowd sourced and V2X data. Privacy and inter-agency issues. Evolution from sparse infrastructure based sensor to ubiquitous vehicle based sensing and real-time predictive traveller information.
SMART CITIES AND NEW URBAN MOBILITY: User experience, quality of travel, connectivity and traveller information, future traffic management. Changing models for vehicle use sharing and ownership. Seamless mobility and public transport. Rural areas.
VEHICLE AND NETWORK SAFETY: Interventional systems for connected vehicles. Smart, safe infrastructure and support for augmented or automatic vehicles.
COOPERATIVE AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES: Increasing augmentation of human driver capabilities. Convergence of sensing, communications and automatic control. Infrastructure requirements for an increasingly automated fleet.
MOBILE APPLICATIONS: Seamless connectivity and convergence of mobile devices and transport platforms. Traveller information, payment, ticketing, crowd sourcing, incentivisation, gamification.
FUTURE FREIGHT: Efficiency of the freight task, automated freight and logistics. Differentiated quality of service and last mile efficiency. Multi modal approaches and interfaces.
POLICY, STANDARDS AND HARMONISATION: Supportive technology and regulatory frameworks for accelerated deployment and benefit harvesting.
Brian Negus ITS Australia President and ITS World Congress 2016 Chair said “Australia is at the forefront of development and deployment of ITS technologies in many fields. With a unique landscape Australia’s ITS industry has risen to the challenge of delivering solutions to enhance our daily lives.
“In collaboration with ITS Asia Pacific, ERTICO and ITS America, ITS Australia is working to prepare an engaging program. In the tradition of ITS World Congresses there will be executive, plenary, scientific, technical and interactive sessions, a dynamic exhibition plus technical demonstrations and tours that showcase the applications of the latest ITS technology.
“This will be an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, researchers and ITS providers to share information on big data analytics, smart cities, vehicle and network safety, cooperative and automated vehicles, future freight and many other innovations in ITS.
“By 2016, living in an ever connected world, these themes will be even more pressing in our busy cities an communities. This World Congress will be Australia’s opportunity to foster further international cooperation in unleashing the power of ITS.”