2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSION SUBMISSIONS
OEM's, suppliers, and technology firms are in a race to modernize our current transportation systems. These changes will bring about adaptations in how people fundamentally interact with transportation, with how they provide and receive goods and services. What new business models will rise from these changes? What challenges? Will modalities be combined? These are the overarching questions that are vital to prepare markets, governments, and researchers for the future.
Connectivity, Autonomy and the Future of Transportation
AI, Machine Learning, and Autonomy are spreading through multiple modes of transportation and the use of these technologies will grow in ubiquity. As these technologies become standard, we will see multiple changes in the combining and expansion of modes of transportation and transport. How will markets change? How will cities and states adapt? What type of productivity growth will this create? What opportunities and challenges does the future hold?
Cybersecurity and Privacy Opportunities and Challenges
Cybersecurity and privacy are both key components of an intelligent transportation system. How should the industry move forward in seeking out a universal framework? What are the greatest challenges presented by cybersecurity? What opportunities are created for new emergent firms focused on cyber security in the ITS space?
Electrification and Infrastructure
As we move to a new transportation network with increasingly electrified vehicles using more sustainable energy sources, investment in intelligent infrastructure becomes a critical need. How do we build and maintain the core infrastructure?
Regulatory and Financial Challenges Related to Deployment of ITS Technologies
ITS technologies hold incredible potential to make communities more safe, accessible, equitable, sustainable, and economically vibrant. Unfortunately, building and deploying ITS technologies will not be easy. Before ITS technologies are deployed on a large scale, regulatory and funding consideration will need to be addressed. How can cities, states, and technology companies work together to find solutions that will ultimately bring ITS technologies to communities large and small across the country.
The Impacts and Opportunities of Big Data
As the availability of operational data grows, the transportation community faces challenges associated with how to manage, store and analyze all of this data. These challenges, and associated opportunities, will be exacerbated by the deployment of connected vehicles. It is important to learn from other sectors dealing with this influx of data in order to address challenges and optimize benefits.
Transportation Systems Operations
Emerging technology is all essentially geared to the same goal; addressing practical challenges in the day-to-day operation of our transportation facilities. Whereas connected and automated vehicle systems showcase the future of transportation systems operations, proven Intelligent Transportation Systems and traffic management technologies continue to offer the potential to improve the operations and safety of the transportation network.
Detailed Sessions to Include:
- - Multi-Modal Travel; Including Transit, Travel Planning, Ride-Hailing, and Car-Sharing
- - Vehicle Connectivity (V2X)
- - Stand-Alone Track on Cybersecurity in Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure
- - EV Charging in Public Infrastructure
- - Smart Parking (with EV Charging) for On and Off Street
- - Regulatory and Technical Standards for Autonomous, Highly Automated, and EVS and Related Infrastructure
- - Potential Public-Private Partnerships to Facilitate Autonomous/Automated/Connected Vehicle Technologies and EV Deployment (including Mapping and Geofencing)
ITS America 2018 Detroit is now accepting high quality papers for dedicated session podium presentations that span the session topics. The ITS America Annual Meeting is a major forum for academic and scientific excellence in the ITS industry. Our technical program is a chance for academics, researchers, and innovators to share their research and recent findings with high level public and private industry leaders, ITS America members, and fellow technical experts. If you or someone in your company, university, or organization has recently undertaken research on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) related to one of these topics, the Annual Meeting Program Committee formally invites you to submit your findings.
If your Paper is accepted, you will:
- Participate in one of the most highly regarded events in the transportation industry;
- Build your reputation and your organizations status as an information resource within the ITS industry;
- Gain even greater exposure if your paper is selected for publication by TRB in the Transportation Research Record;
- Have your paper published in the online proceedings following the meeting so that your findings can be made available to the ITS Community;
- Add value to the knowledge-base of other transportation, technology, and business professionals;
- Receive a reduced registration fee to attend the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting.
Papers accepted for presentation for the 2018 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting are eligible to be submitted for the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting.
The following stipulations apply:
- TRB Annual Meeting papers not designated for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, or TRR-Papers may be presented and published at the ITS America Annual Meeting with permission from TRB; acknowledgment of TRB peer review and of presentation at the TRB Annual Meeting is requested.
- TRB Annual Meeting papers designated for publication in TRR - Authors may present papers at the ITS America Annual Meeting with acknowledgement of TRB peer review and presentation at the TRB Annual Meeting. Republication is strictly controlled-permission may be granted to post the abstract only, with a link to the TRB Publications Index. All other requests for republication will be considered on a case by case basis by TRB.
- When submitting a paper, please indicate that it was presented at the TRB Annual Meeting and whether or not it has been designated for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board in the "Description of Paper" section on the first page of the submission portal. This will allow us to track the papers submitted from the TRB Annual Meeting.
Papers will be reviewed by ITS America member volunteers who will look for quality, relevance, and significance of the findings. Papers of a predominantly commercial nature will not be accepted.
For more detailed information on submissions, see the Official Guidelines and the Formatting Instructions or click to expand the button below. Please check https://itsdetroit2018.org/ for updates related to the overall ITS America 2018 Detroit program.
▾ Guidelines for Paper Submission:
- The deadline for submitting papers is Thursday, March 1, 2018. This deadline will not be extended.
- Submitted papers must be in final form and follow the formatting instructions outlined on the Formatting Instructions
- Papers must be submitted as final, be at least six (6) pages and no longer than ten (10) pages single spaced.
- Graphics are encouraged to enhance the presentation of the technical material.
- Authors may submit up to three (3) papers.
- Papers may have up to five (5) listed authors.
- Upon submission, the primary (first author) will receive a confirmation email.
- If a paper is accepted, the primary author will be informed by March 19, 2018.
- If the paper is conditionally accepted, the author must make sufficient changes to the paper, suggested by the reviewer, and resubmit the revised paper through the online portal by March 30, 2018.
- Papers of a predominantly commercial nature will not be selected for presentation.
- Presenting Authors must be registered and paid for the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit by May 4, 2018 or their paper will be withdrawn from the program.
- English is the official language of the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit. Papers not submitted in English will be automatically rejected.
Begin a Paper Submission:
Have a great idea for a session? We want to hear from you! Session proposals must be received by Thursday, March 01, 2018 Session proposals should help narrate this year's theme, “Transportation 2.0.” Proposal suggestions will be evaluated based on how they fit into the Session Topic you designate. When you submit a session proposal, you are required to Identify the session organizer (minimum 1/maximum 2), suggested speakers (minimum 2/maximum 5), and 1 moderator, and provide their required contact information. You will also have an opportunity to select the format of the session (panel discussion format, or individual speaker presentations.) Organizers may also be names as speakers and moderators. Please note that only a limited number of Special Sessions will be offered this year.
Visit https://itsdetroit2018.org/ for updates related to the overall program.
▾ Guidelines for Session Suggestion:
- Provide a 12 word or less session title.
- Describe your session proposal in 400 words or less.
- Identify the session organizer (minimum 1/maximum 2), suggested speakers (minimum 2/maximum 5), and 1 moderator, and provide their required contact information.
- You will receive a confirmation email when complete (check your spam folder if you do not receive this email.
Begin a Session Suggestion:
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Paper and Session Contacts
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