ITS World Congress 2020

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Call for Contributions

The 27TH ITS World Congress in Los Angeles, CA, October 4-8, 2020 will explore "The New Age of Mobility." The recent explosion of new technologies and new forms of mobility are transforming the future of transportation. At a time in which we are focused on moving people, data and freight, how will we prepare for a future that is increasingly more connected, autonomous, shared and electric? The technologies that make our roads safer will also reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions and move us closer to a future of seamless mobility — one that is safer, greener and smarter.

It is the intent of this World Congress to focus on these issues through the exchange of information and dialogue among our attendees. A robust technical program is critical to accomplishing this goal. We encourage you to consider contributing to the technical program to ensure this World Congress is successful.

Technical Program Session Formats

Special Interest Sessions (SIS)

Accepted sessions are organized by international experts developing and deploying ITS. These interactive, tailor-made sessions provide the opportunity to focus on specific topics of interest. The session format is a panel discussion, or, individual expert talks on the subject matter.

Technical (TP) and Scientific (SP) Paper Sessions

Paper sessions are composed of presentations of accepted papers submitted by international experts on a variety of topics encompassing practical, economic, technological, organizational and societal aspects of ITS. They aim to encourage the exchange of information on deployment ranging from improving the operational use of systems and services to research and development in support of new applications.

Program Themes

The International Program Committee (IPC) is excited to present 8 program themes. When you submit your contribution, you'll be prompted to select 1.

  1. Seamless Mobility and Changing Behavior
  2. Fueling the Future: Alternative Fuels and Emissions
  3. The Path to Vision Zero
  4. Disruption on the Digital Highway: Data
  5. Technology from Entry to the Last Mile
  6. Connectivity or Spectrum / Networks
  7. Intelligent, Connected and Automated Vehicles
  8. Organizing for Success, Governance, Business Models, International Cooperation

Cross-Cutting Technologies:

Submitters will also be prompted to select up to 3 from the following cross-cutting technologies:

  1. Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  2. Automated Vehicle
  3. Communications / Spectrum
  4. Connected Vehicle
  5. Cybersecurity
  6. Data Access / Privacy
  7. Electric / Alternative Fuels / Emissions
  8. Goods Movement
  9. Infrastructure
  10. MOD / MaaS
  11. Rural
  12. Smart City
  13. Transportation Systems Operations
  14. Truck Operations / CVO
  15. V2x

  • Click here for Information about Submitting a Paper

    Call for Papers

    The International Program Committee invites ITS experts to submit their papers to be considered for presentation and publication at the ITS World Congress 2020.

    Technical Papers

    May address technical subjects as well as the institutional, business and economic aspects of intelligent transportation and supporting systems. All papers must be original and report on recent significant and substantive achievements. Submissions will be reviewed by a peer panel that will look for quality, relevance, and significance of the findings.

    Scientific Papers

    Full scientific papers should concentrate on research and scholarship. These will be reviewed by at least one highly qualified reviewer from each of the three ITS World Congress regions and must meet high scholarly standards to be accepted.

    For the 27th ITS World Congress, ITS America will be partnering with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At the time of your original scientific paper submission to the World Congress, authors may identify if they are interested in submitting a full paper for consideration and peer review by the TRR peer review process. Authors of scientific papers accepted for presentation at the World Congress 2020 will be invited by ITS America to re-submit their accepted scientific paper directly to the TRB to be considered for possible publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR).

    Who Should Submit A Paper?

    If you or someone in your organization has recently undertaken research on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) related to one of our themes, the International Program Committee (IPC) invites you to submit your findings. Authors of accepted papers (or their assigned speaker), will present findings in a session titled and scheduled by the IPC, and moderated by a moderator appointed by the IPC. Only high-quality papers will be accepted due to a limited number of paper sessions. 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 organization’s status as an information resource within the international ITS industry;
    • Have your paper published in the online proceedings following the Congress, making your findings available to the international ITS Community;
    • Add value to the knowledge-base of other transportation, technology, and business professionals;
    • Receive a reduced registration fee to attend the ITS World Congress 2020 (speakers and moderators only)

    Download the paper session submission guidelines and paper formatting instructions here: Official Guidelines and Paper Formatting Instructions. Please check www.itsworldcongress2020.org for updates related to the overall ITS World Congress 2020 program.

    Guidelines for Paper Submission

    Sessions are typically 90 minutes and will include 4 – 6 paper presentations with similar or related subject matter. Each session allows for speakers to present for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, followed by time for audience questions. Papers should address technical subjects as well as the institutional, policy, business and economic aspects of ITS. All papers must be original and report on recent, significant and substantive achievements. Papers will be reviewed by a qualified peer panel that will consider quality, topic relevance, and significance of the findings. Final acceptance will be based on the panel reviews and limited by the number of papers that can be accommodated in the program.

    Note: It is a requirement of the World Congress that presenters of accepted papers register and pay a reduced speaker fee by August 5, 2020. Only one reduced speaker registration fee is permitted for each paper.

    • The deadline for submitting draft papers is February 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. Papers cannot be accepted after this date.
    • Authors may submit up to (3) three papers.
    • PowerPoint presentations and abstracts will not be considered as draft papers
    • Technical papers must be at least (5) pages and no more than (8) pages single spaced. Scientific papers must be at least (5) pages and no more than (12) pages single spaced. Paper size is 8.5” W x 11” T. Download the paper formatting template above for formatting details.
    • Graphics are encouraged to enhance the presentation of the technical material.
    • To help us organize your paper into a session, please accurately specify 1 theme and up to 3 cross cutting technologies that best describes the subject of your paper.
    • Paper titles must be entered in Title Case. Please do not enter your title in UPPER CASE. Acronyms may be entered in UPPER CASE.
    • Papers may have up to 5 listed authors. By default, the first author entered will automatically be listed as the presenting author. After you have added all paper authors, please choose the correct author that will be presenting by clicking the radio button next to their name. Please capitalize only the first letter of author First and Last name. Do not use UPPER CASE. Note: only the designated presenter will be able to register at the reduced speaker rate. There are no exceptions.
    • Papers of a predominantly commercial nature will not be accepted.
    • All papers must be submitted online. E-mailed contributions cannot be accepted.
    • Upon completion of your submission, the system will automatically generate a confirmation e-mail with details of your submission. This is a confirmation of receipt and not a proof of acceptance.

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  • Click here for Special Interest Session Proposal Submission Guidelines

    The International Program Committee (IPC) invites ITS experts to submit their session proposals to be considered for a scheduled session at the ITS World Congress 2020. By submitting a proposal, and if accepted, you or the identified organizer is committing to organize the 90-minute session content and the session moderator and speakers. Before a moderator and speakers are listed in the submission, session organizers are expected to inform them that they have been identified as a possible participant, ensure they understand that they are required to register and pay a reduced speaker/moderator fee, and confirm their willingness to participate in the session. Organizers may also serve as a speaker and/or moderator in the proposed session to receive the reduced registration fee.

    Due to the increased competition for timeslots, to ensure a wide a range of topics, and to give an equal opportunity to all potential session proposals, the IPC will only accept the highest quality proposals. Please follow these guidelines when submitting:

    • The deadline for submitting session proposals is February 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. Proposals cannot be accepted after this date.
    • Submitters may submit up to 3 proposals for consideration
    • Provide a 12 word or less session title. Capitalize each word in the title, do not use all UPPER CASE. Acronyms may be entered in UPPER CASE.
    • Describe your session proposal in 400 words or less.
    • Select the format of the session when you submit as a moderated panel discussion format, or individual speaker presentations.
    • Identify and provide contact information for:
      • Session organizer (normally the person who submits the session) (minimum 1/maximum 2)
      • Suggested 1 moderator
      • Suggested speakers (minimum 3/maximum 5)
    • Proposals will only be considered if the complete contact details are provided for the organizer, moderator and at least 3 confirmed speakers
    • Special Interest Session proposals that address a single project will be given low priority compared to those that address a broader subject matter
    • A relevant theme and up to 3 crosscutting technologies must be specified on the submission site
    • Session proposals of a predominantly commercial nature will not be accepted.
    • All session proposals must be submitted online. E-mailed contributions cannot be accepted.
    • Upon completion of your submission, the system will automatically generate a confirmation e-mail with details of your submission. This is a confirmation of receipt and not a proof of acceptance.

    Download the SIS submission guidelines here: Official Guidelines. Please check www.itsworldcongress2020.org for updates related to the overall ITS World Congress 2020 program.


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