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Monday, May 20, 2013.

Vol. 25-2013-05-20

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

The "COTA E-News" is intended to enhance the communications among overseas transportation professionals and their counterparts in China, and promote the networking and collaboration among COTA members and friends. Your support and feedbacks are warmly welcome and highly appreciated!

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COTA in action

COTA International Confrence of Transportation Professionals, CICTP 2013, -- Shenzhen, China, August 13 - 16, 2013.
http://www.cictp.org/index.php/cn

China in Development

Internet of Things China 2013 Conference & Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 5, 2013.
http://www.iotexpo.com/

Rail+Metro China 2013 -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 6, 2013.
http://www.metro-china.org/indexen.asp

2013 China (Guangzhou) Int'l Exhibition & Conference on Intelligent Transportation and Internet of Things -- Guangzhou, China. June 18 - 20, 2013.
http://www.itsguangzhou.org

The Tenth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET 2013) -- Taipei, Taiwan. June 25, 2013.
http://www.uwicore.umh.es/vanet2013/

CITP 2013 - the 5th International Intelligent Transportation and Parking Equiptment Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 25 - 27, 2013.
http://www.citp-expo.com/

2013 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013, -- Beijing, China August 20 - 23, 2013.
http://www.china-iot.net/iThings2013.htm

Smart City Expro China 2013, -- Ningbo, September 6 - 8, 2013.
http://www.cnsce.net/

8th Metro World Summit 2013, -- Shanghai, China, September 10 - 13, 2013.
http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2013/mws/index.asp

Metro China 2013 (Beijing), -- Beijing, November 19 - 22, 2013.
http://www.metro-china-expo.com/

Reviewing and prospecting urban ITS marketing status for the year 2012.
http://www.tranbbs.com/renwu/XuHe/201305/renwu_116151.shtml

Why foreign ITS solutions failed in China?
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2013051314145401311

Chinese styles of pedestrain crossing - not only your fault.
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2013051610423102692

ITS investment is getting bigger, but core tehcology is limiting the industry's growth.
http://www.im2m.com.cn/Item/70009.aspx

North America

ITS Canada Annual Conference and General Meeting, -- Toronto, Ontario, May 26th - 29th, 2013.
http://www.itscanada.ca/events/acgm_2013/index.html

The 2nd Connected and Self-driven Vehicles Symposium, -- Piscataway, NJ , June 17 - 18, 2013.
http://www.connectedvehicleworkshop.com/

7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, -- Bolton Landing, New York, June 17 - 20, 2013.
http://drivingassessment.uiowa.edu/

2013 Freeway & Managed Lane Operations Meeting and Conference, -- Atlanta, Georgia, June 23 - 26, 2013.
http://www.cvent.com/events/2013-freeway-managed-lane-operations-meeting-and-conference/event-summary-2a07c39837304bdeb1a79c633770ca59.aspx

TRB's 2nd Annual Workshop on Road Vehicle Automation, -- Stanford University, July 16 - 19, 2013.
http://www.vehicleautomation.org/

Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, -- Blacksburg, Virginia, September 30 - October 2, 2013.
http://www.cpe.vt.edu/abmconf/index.html


Self-Driving Cars, Advanced Vehicle Technology the Focus at U.S. Senate Committee Hearing
http://www.cftnews.com/index.php?cmd=article&id=9308

New national study: Fatal traffic crashes involving cellphones are substantially under-reported
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/new_national_study_fatal_traff.html


EVALUATION OF DYNAMIC MESSAGE SIGNS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACT ON TRAFFIC FLOW
http://www.roads.maryland.gov/OPR_Research/MD-13-SP109B4C_Impact-of-DMS-Messages_Report.pdf

Letter Report on Review of the U.S. DOT Strategic Plan for Research, Development, and Technology 2013-2018
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/reports/USDOTRD&T_May_2013.pdf

Congestion Costing Critique - Critical Evaluation of the “Urban Mobility Report”
http://www.vtpi.org/UMR_critique.pdf

Guide to Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2prepubL05Guide.pdf
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L05 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Guide to Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes that is designed to help planning, programming, and operations managers to apply the concept of travel-time reliability to balance investment in programs and projects.

Daytime Color Appearance of Retroreflective Traffic Control Sign Materials
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/13018/13018.pdf
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that describes processes used to determine physical measurements of the chromaticity and luminance of retroreflective sign materials.

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossing
http://ict.illinois.edu/publications/report%20files/FHWA-ICT-13-013.pdf
The Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois has released a report that discusses safety at rail grade crossings including pedestrian and non-motorized user behavior and attitudes toward safety at such crossings.

Traffic Safety Facts 2011: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and General Estimates System
http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811754AR.PDF
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a report that contains motor vehicle traffic crash data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and General Estimates System for data year 2011.







Cisco survey: Consumers are getting comfortable with the idea of the driverless car
http://gigaom.com/2013/05/14/cisco-survey-drivers-are-getting-comfortable-with-the-idea-of-the-driverless-car/


Aiming to gain true “real time” data from trucks
http://fleetowner.com/technology/aiming-gain-true-real-time-data-trucks


TRANSPORTATION: Will your next car join the 'revolution' in information technology?
http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059981094






Europe

FOT-Net 9th Stakeholders Workshop - Speed Alert: from research to deployment, Dublin, Ireland, June 4, 2013.
http://fot-net.eu/en/news__events/events/upcoming_fot_events/fot-net_9th_stakeholders_workshop_-_speed_alert_from_research_to_deployment.htm

9th ITS European Congress, -- Dublin, Ireland, June 4 - 7, 2013.
http://www.itsineurope.com/its9/index.php

VeSoNets 2013 : The First International Workshop on Vehicular Social Networks.
http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=30518

ISTTT20 – the 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, -- Noordwijk, the Netherlands, July 17 - July 19, 2013.
http://www.isttt.net/isttt20/

16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport System, -- The Hague, The Netherlands, October 6 - 9, 2013.
http://www.ieee-itsc13.org/

13th International Conference Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications (ITST-2013), -- Tampere, Finland, October 16 - 18, 2013.
http://www.itst2013.org/call-for-papers

2013 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, December 4 - 5, 2013.
http://www.polisnetwork.eu/2013conference



IEEE ITS Lauched ITSPodcast
http://www.mixcloud.com/ITSPodcast/




Traffic Technology International - April/May, 2013
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73909368#/73909368/1

Australia & New Zealand

Environment Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles, IV'13 Symposium Workshop, -- Gold Coast, Australia, June 23, 2013.
http://iv-workshop.acfr.usyd.edu.au/Home.html

AITPM National Conference 2013.
http://www.aitpm.com.au/





Middle East

ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013, -- St. Regis Doha, Qatar, Septemper 16 - 17, 2013.
http://www.itsroadsafetyqatar.com/Event.aspx?id=874090

17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition Riyadh, -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9 - 13, 2013.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Call-for-Papers---17th-IRF-World-Meeting---Exhibiton.html?soid=1102899987337&aid=A-mZ_nsSxJ4


Africa

Road Trans Africa 2013, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.
http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/road-trans-africa/#road-trans-africa

Aviation Outlook Africa, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.
http://www.terrapinn.com/2013/aviation-outlook-africa/#aviation-outlook-africa

AfricaRail, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.
http://www.terrapinn.com/2013/africa-rail/#africa-rail

Asia

Smart Traffic ASIA 2013, -- Jakarta, Indonesia, June 25 - 26, 2013.
http://www.smarttraffic.com.sg/delegateregistration.asp

20th ITS World Congress TOKYO 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 14 - 18, 2013.
http://www.itsworldcongress.jp/

2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), -- Agra, India, December 12-15 2013.
http://www.trgindia.org/trg_conference_2013/

COTA Community

"think ASIA, think HONG KONG" symposium, -- New York on June 11, and Los Angeles on June 14, 2013.
http://www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/usa/en/index.html

Research Article - A Methodology to Estimate Capacity Impact due to Connected Vehicle Technology
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijvt/2012/502432/

The 2013 International Conference on Transportation
http://www.ic-tr.org/home.aspx

Job Opportunities

Faculty job in China: Shanghai Maritime University.
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Career/2013/ShanghaiMTU_05_2013.pdf

COTA Call for Paticipation

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