Call for Papers: i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition

Call for Abstracts

Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition

Implementing and Managing Integrated and Sustainable Transport Systems by Aligning Transport, Land-use and Economic Planning

Diarise the date: 13 – 15 June 2018
(Please cancel the initial date of 10 – 12 October 2018 to avoid conflicting events)

 

The i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition is co-hosted by ITS South Africa and the UATP and is supported by ITS Africa. This partnership released significant synergies and exceeded expectations. This flagship conference and exhibition will again take place as a co-operative project to assist the Public Transport, Intelligent Transport and related sectors in pursuing our shared strategic objectives.

Abstract Submission

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts to do a presentation.

Abstracts must not be longer than 300 words and have the topic on the top and the preferred stream (Public Transport, ITS and/or Infrastructure/Funding) on a second line. The name(s) and author(s) will be submitted separately to enable a blind review.

The abstract must clearly indicate “the problem/challenge” the presentation deals with and reflect on how this problem/challenge was addressed and the solution that was implemented. Abstracts must show “innovation” and “problem-solving” and NOT be a “sales pitch” for products or systems. The name(s) and CV(s) of the author(s) must be submitted as a separate document(s).

Abstracts accepted will be arranged per stream (Public Transport, ITS or Infrastructure/Funding) and per theme. Examples of typical session themes could be (in no particular order) Public Transport Operations and Maintenance, Funding Mechanisms, Advanced Public Transport Management Systems, Passenger Services, Automated Fare Collection (AFC), Future Payment Solutions, Modal Integration, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Traffic Management, Law Enforcement/Road Safety, Telematics/ Big Data, Connected Vehicles, Smart Cities/Green Transport, Sustainability/Procurement, and so on.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 September 2017, and authors will get notification by 1 November 2017. After acceptance of the abstract, we will require a presentation, not a full paper.

To submit an abstract, use this link to the online portal:
www.i-transportafrica.com/abstracts.

Blind Review

A panel of respected industry representatives will conduct a blind review of the abstracts submitted and make their recommendations to the i-Transport and UATP Programme Committee to comply the final programme.

Important Dates
Please note the following dates

  • 2 July 2017 – Call for Papers
  • 15 September 2017 – Deadline for Submission of Papers
  • 1 November 2017 – Notification of Acceptance and publication of Programme
  • 1 November 2017 – Registration opens
  • 13 April 2018 – Early Bird Registration closes

Aim
The aim with the 2018 i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition is to focus collective energies on implementing and managing integrated and sustainable transport systems by aligning transport, land-use and economic planning.

Theme
Under the guiding theme of Go Green – Go Smart Transport the specific focus for 2018 is “Implementing and Managing Integrated and Sustainable Transport Systems by aligning Transport, Land-use and Economic Planning”.

Programme Structure
The Conference and the Exhibition will run parallel over 2 days and delegates will have the option of participating in post-conference Master Classes or a Site Visit for a hands-on experience.

The Wednesday morning session (13 June) will be a Plenary Session with the focus on Policies and Strategy with invited speakers.

The Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated to a Plenary Session with three themes for

  • Public Transport;
  • Intelligent Transport Systems; and
  • Infrastructure and Funding.

The three parallel streams will continue with morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday (14 June).

Date and Venue
The i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition will be hosted on 13 – 15 June 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, conveniently situated mid-way between Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa.

Enquiries
Should you require more information, please contact paul@itssa.org. Please visit www.i-transportafrica.com about Go Green – Go Smart Transport 2018.

Conclusion

We are looking forward to receive your abstracts to participate in the 10th biennial i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition.