3rd Annual ITS Ireland Conference – Call for Papers

ITS Ireland invites professionals with an interest in all aspects of intelligent transportation systems to our 3rd annual conference and exhibition in Kilkenny. The ITS Ireland 2012 conference will be held on Friday 5th October in the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Co. Kilkenny where a wide range of topics relevant to the use of ITS will be covered.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘ITS: Providing Real Solutions for Real Needs’ whereby we examine the role of ITS in delivering innovative cost-effective solutions to assist policy objectives for delivering sustainable, efficient and safe mobility.

The Conference Programme and Registration Form will be published at the start of May 2011 and will be sent to all ITS Ireland members. Information will also be available on www.itsireland.ie

WHO WILL ATTEND?
Delegates and speakers are invited from a wide range of ITS disciplines including:

• Government Authorities
• Local Authorities
• Traffic engineers
• Research establishments
• Academia

INVITATION TO SUBMIT PRESENTATIONS

ITS Ireland invites interested parties to submit an abstract of their intended presentation, email addresses and telephone numbers of the author(s) to info@itsireland.ie by no later than Monday 30th April 2012.
Offers will be considered by the ITS Ireland Programme Committee, if necessary seeking additional information from the presenter(s). Abstracts will be considered by the Committee on the basis of the originality of the work, the content, the supporting evidence and the anticipated level of interest from delegates.
The objective of the presentations is to provide delegates with a briefing/update on new or ongoing project and product developments in the ITS arena and priority will be given to presentations that cover action items in the EU ITS Directive and EU EETS Directive, specifically in the following areas;

• Optimal use of road, traffic and travel data
• Continuity of Traffic and Freight Management
• Road Safety and Security
• Integration of Vehicle and Transport Infrastructure
• Data Protection and Liability
• European ITS Coordination
• European Electronic Toll Services (EETS)

Presentations should last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Abstracts must be limited to half an A4 page and summarize the theme and objective of the proposed presentation.

All received submissions will then be discussed by our review panel and successful applicants will be notified by Friday 18th May 2012. The required process and schedule for submission of final presentations will be notified at that date also.

EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP

Companies and organisations interested in exhibiting or sponsoring are requested to contact ITS Ireland at info@itsireland.ie for details of opportunities.