Call For Papers & Presentation Abstracts

ITS America's 22nd Annual Meeting & Exposition
Gaylord National Convention Center - National Harbor, Maryland
May 20 - May 23, 2012
 

Deadline for Submission Extended To December 8, 2011

The ITS America Annual Meeting Program Committee is proud to announce a change in the process of submitting a topic for presentation at the ITS America Annual Meeting. New this year, we will augment our traditional 'Call for Papers' approach with presentation-only submissions. This change allows those of you who have much to share with the membership, but may not have the time to devote to preparing a complete paper, the opportunity to share your knowledge with others at the conference.

You will be required to select one of two options:


Paper Abstract Submission

If you are submitting a draft paper, you will be eligible to make a presentation (if selected) and submit a complete paper.

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Technical Papers

Technical papers may address technical subjects as well as the institutional, business and economic aspects of ITS. All proposals must be original and report on recent significant and substantive achievements.

Draft technical papers must be submitted by December 8, 2011. Papers should be no longer than three pages and include an introduction, proposal of project or technology, confirmed results and a conclusion. Draft technical papers will be reviewed by a peer panel that will look for quality, relevance, and significance of the findings. If accepted to the program, the full technical paper (no more than 12 pages) must be submitted by April 20, 2012.

Scientific Papers

The Annual Meeting is a major forum for academic and scientific excellence in the ITS industry. If you have undertaken research on an advanced topic in Intelligent Transportation Systems, the Annual Meeting Program Committee invites you to present your findings at the event in the form of a scientific paper.

Full scientific papers must be submitted by the December 8, 2011 deadline. If accepted to the program, the full and final version of the scientific paper must be submitted by April 20, 2012. Scientific papers, no longer than 12 pages (excluding appendices, graphs, etc.), will be reviewed by a peer panel and must meet high scholarly standards to be accepted. Papers which are submitted as scientific, but do not meet the scientific standard, may still be accepted as technical papers.

This traditional approach will include submitting a draft paper and a full paper (if selected) by the required deadlines. The presentations will be included on a panel and limited to 15 minutes in length, including 10 minutes for questions and answers. The papers will be included in the conference proceedings and be eligible for re-publication in other ITS America media, if suitable.


Presentation Abstract Submission

In lieu of a full paper, an extended presentation abstract may also be submitted by December 8, 2011. By choosing to submit a presentation abstract you will not be required to submit a full paper for inclusion in the Annual Meeting Program Proceedings. Please submit a full detailed presentation abstract/outline and a synopsis of your conclusions, which will be used to evaluate and select the presenters. The submission should focus on the presentation and, if selected, you will be eligible to make a 15 minute presentation on an Annual Meeting panel.

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This new approach is for those who do not intend to submit a formal technical paper. You will be required to submit a full detailed presentation abstract, which will be used to evaluate and select the presenters. This submission requires additional detail to provide the conference attendees with an outline of the presentation and a synopsis of your conclusions. These presentations will be included on a panel and be limited to 15 minutes.


Guidelines for Submission


  • The deadline for submission of draft technical papers, full scientific papers, and presentation abstracts is Thursday, December 8, 2011.
  • Upon submission, the primary author/presenter will receive a confirmation email.
  • If a paper is accepted, the primary author/presenter will be informed by late-January 2012, and the final version of the paper will be due April 20, 2012.
  • You may submit up to three papers or presentation abstracts.
  • To help organize sessions, please specify the topic area that best describes the subject of your paper during the appropriate step of submission.
  • Authors/presenters must be registered for the Annual Meeting by April 20, 2012, or their paper/presentation will be withdrawn from the program.

All accepted paper authors and invited moderators and speakers are required to register and pay accordingly for the Annual Meeting.

For more detailed information on submissions, see the Call For Papers brochure.

For complete 22nd Annual Meeting Paper Formatting Instructions, see Formatting Instructions.