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Call for Papers

Scope

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are vital to increase efficiency, safety, mobility, and tackle Europe’s growing emissions and congestion problems. ITS can make transport safer, more efficient, and more sustainable by applying information and communication technologies to all transportation mode. Moreover, the integration of existing technologies can create new services.

The full potential of ITS can only be achieved if deployed worldwide. Research has a major role to play in developing and deploying key ITS technologies, and contributing to standardisation, interoperability between transport modes and countries, and cross-border continuity of services.

On the other hand, deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems also faces some barriers, some of which are technological. Deployment costs, funding restrictions that prevent investment facilitation, investments, privacy and liability concerns, uncertain demand, and lack of legislation have limited the roll-out of ITS implementation in several situations.

Limited communication or too ‘technical’ communication on the benefits of new technologies to those who make decisions about whether to invest in new technology development (policy makers), can also be an obstacle for faster deployment of ITS. Policy makers need a clear description of the benefits of new technologies including cost-benefit analyses that would enable them to compare traditional solutions with the new ones.

Lack of or limited cooperation between research and industrial sectors is another aspect which is slowing down the uptake of research results by the market. It is not often that research results are likely to be developed in the short- or even medium-term, but this is not always understood by the industry that wants to obtain quick results from their investments in ITS.

INTSYS 2018 is part of the 4th annual Smart City 360˚Summit, promoting multidisciplinary scientific collaboration to solve complex societal, technological and economic problems of emerging Smart Cities.

The objective of the conference is threefold:

1.To enable researchers in ITS to share their achievements and findings in different areas of Intelligent Transport Systems and logistics

2.To bring together the relevant ITS stakeholders and to address the following questions:

  • What role has research and end users in the development of ITS solutions?
  • How can the industry maximise the use of research outcomes?
  • Should ITS be a priority for a regional smart specialisation strategy?
  • Can there be intelligent logistics operations in city distribution process?

3. Raise collaboration among different research fields

  • Logistics and operations management – Impact of operations management in city logistics process – the impact  of logistics operation on traffic, problems of loading\unloading operations in city distribution process
  • Architecture and Urbanism – Raise discussion on intelligent urban construction for smart mobility. What is the role of architecture in ITS and smart cities?

Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not, limited to:

  • Advanced Public Transportation Management
  • Air, Road, and Rail Traffic Management
  • Approaches to sustainable transportation
  • Autonomous Driving; Connected Car
  • Big data in ITS and Data-Driven Innovation
  • City Logistics
  • Cloud computing, Fog computing
  • Commercial Vehicle Operations
  • Communications in ITS
  • Computer Vision for ITS
  • Cooperative ITS and Autonomous driving
  • Driver and Traveler Support Systems
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electronic Payment Systems
  • Emergency Management
  • Emissions, Noise, Environment
  • Human Factors, Travel Behavior
  • Intelligent Logistics
  • Intelligent urban construction for smart mobility
  • Intelligent Vehicles
  • Intermodal Freight
  • ITS Field Tests and Implementation
  • ITS for Smart Cities
  • ITS user services
  • Management of Exceptional Events: Incidents and Evacuation
  • Modelling, Control and Simulation
  • Probe Information Systems
  • Safe and secure ITS
  • Sensing, Detectors and Actuators
  • Traffic management and intelligent infrastructure (road, freight, public transport)
  • Traffic modelling and simulation
  • Traffic Theory for ITS
  • Transportation Networks
  • Travel and traffic information
  • Vehicle Localization
  • Vision, and Environment Perception

Publication

All registered papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
20 August 2018

Notification deadline
20 September 2018

Camera-ready deadline
10 October 2018

Start of Conference
21 November 2018

End of Conference
23 November 2018

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