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Key dates:
Key Dates/Deadlines*
Mid-May, 2005: Acceptance/Non-selection Notification
July 1, 2005: Submission of Final Technical and Scientific Papers
August 1, 2005: Speakers must be registered to be included in the final program

*These dates will NOT be extended.

12th World Congress Technical and Scientific Paper Topics Include:

1 TRAVELER INFORMATION
1.1 Data collection (travel times, incidents, congestion, road conditions, weather, etc.)
1.2 Database representation and storage (databases, maps, directories, roadwork, events, public transport routes/schedules, etc.)
1.3 Information dissemination (technologies, systems, user devices/interfaces, communications, infrastructure, integration, standards, security, reliability, etc.)
1.4 Traveler services (trip planning, dynamic route guidance, location-based services, telematics, in-vehicle signing, parking information, personal alerts, etc.)
1.5 511 Deployment experiences

2 SAFETY SYSTEMS AND IN-VEHICLE SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
2.1 Collision warning, mitigation, and avoidance systems (Mayday, 911)
2.2 Automatic crash notification
2.3 In-vehicle information systems
2.4 Detecting and responding to adverse weather and road surface conditions
2.5 Vision enhancement systems
2.6 Protecting vulnerable road users (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.)
2.7 e-Safety

3 PUBLIC TRANSPORT
3.1 Vehicle tracking, dispatch and management
3.2 Passenger information systems
3.3 Traffic signal priority
3.4 Rapid transit and guided bus systems
3.5 On-demand transport and car sharing
3.6 Public transport safety and security
3.7 Multimodal transport (car, bus, rail, air, etc.)

4 ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEMS
4.1 Electronic toll collection (includes congestion pricing)
4.2 Electronic fare collection
4.3 Electronic payment for traveler services
4.4 Parking and access control systems
4.5 Enforcing electronic payment collection

5 VEHICLE-INFRASTRUCTURE COOPERATION
5.1 Applications (case studies)
5.2 Architectures and standards
5.3 Business cases
5.4 Demonstrations, field tests, and deployment
5.5 Probe data collection, processing, and distribution
5.6 Automated driving systems
5.7 Speed enforcement and intelligent speed adaptation

6 TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
6.1 Traffic control systems
6.2 Incident and emergency management
6.3 Demand management (excluding electronic tolling / road user charging)
6.4 Traffic operations for hazardous materials transport
6.5 Traffic management in developing countries
6.6 Signal preemption for public safety vehicles
6.7 Work zone safety systems

7 FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
7.1 Driver, vehicle, and fleet management
7.2 Commercial vehicle administration
7.3 Automated clearance and border crossing operations
7.4 Hazardous goods management
7.5 Management of intermodal freight
7.6 Commercial vehicle safety and security

8 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
8.1 Emergency planning, response, and recovery; evacuation planning
8.2 Protection of critical transportation and ITS infrastructure
8.3 Surveillance and monitoring
8.4 Border crossing security
8.5 Interagency coordination strategies and technology

9 INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES AND POLICY
9.1 Legal issues (liability, antitrust, privacy, ownership of data)
9.2 Intellectual property
9.3 National industrial policy and ITS
9.4 Ensuring social equity
9.5 Role of international agencies (World Bank, EC, UNECE) and governments
9.6 Public acceptance and ITS
9.7 Making safety a public priority

10 STANDARDS & ARCHITECTURES
10.1 Role and deployment of regulatory standards
10.2 Innovative standards development strategies
10.3 International standards development and adoption
10.4 Practical experiences in standards-based deployment
10.5 Wireless communications standards for ITS
10.6 New approaches and applications for ITS architectures
10.7 ITS architectures in developing countries

11 INTEROPERABILITY
11.1 Interoperability of ITS infrastructure products
11.2 Interoperability of ITS in-vehicle products
11.3 Local, regional, national, and international interoperability and cooperation

12 DEPLOYMENT AND EVALUATION
12.1 Case studies, best practice and success stories
12.2 User wants and needs
12.3 Organizational strategies for operations
12.4 Testing and evaluation
12.5 Benefit cost analysis
12.6 Simulation and modeling methodologies
12.7 Market projections, market drivers, and regional differences

13 SUSTAINABILITY / ENVIRONMENTAL
13.1 Environmental impacts
13.2 Reducing energy consumption and emissions
13.3 Pedestrian and low-speed modes

14 FUNDING SCENARIOS
14.1 Financing/revenue models and experience
14.2 Public-private partnerships
14.3 Innovative road pricing and infrastructure financing models

15 ENFORCEMENT
15.1 New enforcement technologies (red light camera, weigh-in-motion, biometrics, etc.)
15.2 Driver identification issues
15.3 Legal and administrative issues
15.4 Impact of ITS on enforcement

16 HUMAN MACHINE INTERACTION
16.1 Driver performance/alertness monitoring
16.2 Driver response to/distraction by new onboard technologies
16.3 Workload management
16.4 Driver behavior modeling
16.5 Naturalistic driving studies
16.6 Human factors

17 EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND OUTREACH
17.1 Educating future transportation professionals
17.2 Continuing education and training for current transportation professionals
17.3 Educating legislators and decision makers about ITS
17.4 Increasing public awareness of ITS

18 DEVELOPMENTS WITH ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
18.1 Communications (including DSRC, cellular, satellite, Wi-Fi, DAB)
18.2 Vehicle positioning (satellites, wireless beacons, triangulation, differential GPS)
18.3 In-vehicle sensors (video, ranging, pavement conditions, weather)
18.4 Drive by wire and in-vehicle networks
18.5 Enhanced digital maps
18.6 Delivering ITS via the internet
18.7 Technology transfer between industries and transportation modes

19 LONGER-TERM TRENDS - TECHNOLOGIES, POLICIES AND MARKETS
19.1 Technologies "on the horizon"
19.2 Impact on markets and policies of long-term social and economic changes

20 OTHER
20.1 ITS and rail, maritime, air
20.2 Rural ITS applications




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