The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is now accepting papers for its 27th Annual Meeting, taking place June 4-7, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.

This year’s Program Committee is looking for high-quality papers for the Annual Meeting technical program to narrate this year’s theme, “Transportation 2.0” Papers should be related to one of the six main topics:

  • Connectivity, Autonomy and the Future of Transportation
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy Opportunities and Challenges
  • Electrification and Infrastructure
  • Regulatory and Financial Challenges Related to Deployment of ITS Technologies
  • The Impacts and Opportunities of Big Data
  • Transportation Systems Operation

Key Dates

March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

March 19, 2018

March 30th, 2018

May 4th, 2018


The 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting Theme: 

Transportation 2.0

OEM’s, suppliers, and technology firms are in a race to modernize our current transportation systems. These changes will bring about adaptations in how people fundamentally interact with transportation, with how they provide and receive goods and services. What new business models will rise from these changes? What challenges? Will modalities be combined? These are the overarching questions that are vital to prepare markets, governments, and researchers for the future.

Connectivity, Autonomy and the Future of Transportation

AI, Machine Learning, and Autonomy are spreading through multiple modes of transportation and the use of these technologies will grow in ubiquity.  As these technologies become standard, we will see multiple changes in the combining and expansion of modes of transportation and transport. How will markets change? How will cities and states adapt? What type of productivity growth will this create? What opportunities and challenges does the future hold?

Electrification and Infrastructure

As we move to a new transportation network with increasingly electrified vehicles using more sustainable energy sources, investment in intelligent infrastructure becomes a critical need.  How do we build and maintain the core infrastructure?

Regulatory and Financial Challenges Related to Deployment of ITS Technologies

ITS technologies hold incredible potential to make communities more safe, accessible, equitable, sustainable, and economically vibrant. Unfortunately, building and deploying ITS technologies will not be easy. Before ITS technologies are deployed on a large scale, regulatory and funding consideration will need to be addressed.  How can cities, states, and technology companies work together to find solutions that will ultimately bring ITS technologies to communities large and small across the country.

Cybersecurity and Privacy Opportunities and Challenges

Cybersecurity and privacy are both key components of an intelligent transportation system.  How should the industry move forward in seeking out a universal framework?  What are the greatest challenges presented by cybersecurity?  What opportunities are created for new emergent firms focused on cyber security in the ITS space?

Transportation Systems Operations

Emerging technology is all essentially geared to the same goal;  addressing practical challenges in the day-to-day operation of our transportation facilities. Whereas connected and automated vehicle systems showcase the future of transportation systems operations, proven Intelligent Transportation Systems and traffic management technologies continue to offer the potential to improve the operations and safety of the transportation network.

The Impacts & Opportunities of Big Data

As the availability of operational data grows, the transportation community faces challenges associated with how to manage, store and analyze all of this data. These challenges, and associated opportunities, will be exacerbated by the deployment of connected vehicles. It is important to learn from other sectors dealing with this influx of data in order to address challenges and optimize benefits.

Detailed Sessions to Include:

  • Multi-modal travel; including transit, travel planning, ride-hailing, and car-sharing
  • Vehicle Connectivity (V2X)
  • Stand-alone track on Cybersecurity in transportation and transportation infrastructure
  • EV Charging in Public Infrastructure
  • Smart Parking (With EV Charging) for on and off street
  • Regulatory and Technical Standards for Autonomous, Highly Automated, and EVs and Related Infrastructure
  • Potential Public-Private Partnerships to Facilitate Autonomous/Automated/Connected Vehicle Technologies & EV Deployment (Including Mapping & Geofencing)