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Monday, June 01, 2015

Vol. 78-2015-06-01

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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COTA in action

Call for Paticipation: CICTP 2015, -- Beijing, China, July 25 - 27, 2015.
http://202.112.148.103/

COTA launched membership on-line registration website
http://member.cota-home.org

COTA Community


Call for Paper - First IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015), -- Guadalajara, Mexico, October 25 – 28, 2015.
http://sites.ieee.org/isc2/

Call for papers - Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research (SSCI) Special Issue Theme: High-speed Rail and Sustainable Growth
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Announcements/2015/Call for papers_transportation letters.pdf

Call for paper: Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations Submissions Welcome for Connected and Automated Vehicle Systems Special Issue
http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/jits-special-issue-cfp-2015

China in Development

2015 ITS Expro. (Shenzhen), -- Shenzhen, June 14 - 26, 2015.
http://www.its-expo.com/index.php?lang=cn

2015 fifth session of Asia (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic and road safety exhibition, -- Beijing, June 16 - 18, 2015.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/exhibit/show-641.html

The 9th IACP Conference: Smart Growth and Sustainable Development -- Chongqing, China, June 19-21, 2015
http://www.chinaplanning.org/conf/index.php/iacp_9th/9thIACP_chongqing

The 5th China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Bejing, July 4 - 6, 2015
http://www.chinaits.org.cn/

2015 (Qingdao) International Intelligent Traffic and road safety exhibition, -- Beijing, June 16 - 18, 2015.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/exhibit/show-644.html

2015 the 7th Asia Smart Card and RFID Technologies Exhibition & Trade Show -- Shenzhen, August 20 - 22, 2015
http://www.iotexpo.com.cn/

2015 China urban ITS traffic management and technology innovation forum, -- Shanghai, September 22 - 23, 2015
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/conferences_0409/48961.html

4th China intelligent public transportation development forum 2015, Shenzhen, October, 2015
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/conferences_0324/48385.html

CPSE 2015 - the 15th China Public Security Expro, -- Shenzhen, October 31 - November 1, 2015
http://www.cpse.com.cn/index.php?lang=cn

10th National Competition of Transport Science and Technology for Students
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_163866.shtml
http://www.nactrans.com.cn/

Investigation of the industrial revolution of traffic signs
http://www.tranbbs.com/renwu/Liugan/renwu_134934.shtml

2014 markecting reserach report of freeway ITS
http://www.cn-its.com.cn/toutiao/201404/34078.html

Cloud computing, "Big Data" driven Internat plus the era
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461954.html

Beijing is trying to use mobile app for traffic accident management
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461913.html

Beijing: launching congestion releasing solution "Big Outer Circle"
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461976.html

National Development and Reform Commission: Transportation will play the supporting role in leading the economic and social development
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461978.html
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/xingyezhengce_0528/51280.html

"Smart City" development: misunderstanding and suggestion
http://www.21its.com/News/NewsInfo.aspx?id=29283

Intelligent public transportation is leading to the new chapter of development
http://www.21its.com/News/NewsInfo.aspx?id=29393

Opportunities and challenges: from the forum of "Big Data"
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/investigate_0528/51369.html

2014 transportation industry development statistic report
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/investigate_0515/50663.html

Sketch of Internet+ transportation in Chongqing
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/jiaotongxinxifuwu_0518/50799.html

Product analysis report of the transit vehicle's intelligent monitoring and recording system
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/investigate_0525/51136.html

Benefit of ITS: Shenzhen is launching 10 efforts for congestion releasing
http://www.its114.com/html/2015/xingyezhengce_0528/51286.html

Shenzhen is optimizing traffic signal timing
http://www.21its.com/News/NewsInfo.aspx?id=29390



Electric vehicle charging fee rule in Beijing causes concern
http://www.ecns.cn/cns-wire/2015/05-18/165791.shtml

North America

2015 Traffic Safety Conference, -- Corpus Christi, TX, June 8 – 10, 2015
http://tti.tamu.edu/group/cts/2015-traffic-safety-conference/

5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, -- Vancouver, Canada, June 22 - 24, 2015
http://www.ishgd2015.net/blog/2015/1/30/welcome-to-the-hood-stanley-park



TransComm2015 Conference, -- Annapolis, Maryland, September 13 - 16, 2015
http://communications.transportation.org/Documents/TransComm2015CallforPresentersFINAL.pdf

First International Conference on Surface Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Event, -- Washington, D.C., September 16 - 18, 2015.
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/Conferences/2015/ClimateChange/CallforPresentations.pdf

Transportation Association of Canada(TAC) Annual Meeting, -- Charlottetown, PEI, September 27 - 30, 2015.
http://tac-atc.ca/en/call-papers




IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015, -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 15 – 18 September 2015.
http://www.itsc2015.org


Drew Clark: Congress should modernize highway funding with 'chips,' not 'concrete'
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865629332/Congress-should-modernize-highway-funding-with-chips-not-concrete.html?pg=all


RFP: IDEA Program Announcement 2015: Funding Proposals Now Being Accepted
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/idea/idea_announcement2015.pdf
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) annual program announcement solicits funding proposals for the upcoming review cycles. The announcement explains the IDEA programs, describes the types of eligible projects and their funding structures, suggests general areas for which IDEA proposals can be submitted, and provides guidelines and forms for submitting proposals.

Changes in Transit Use and Service and Associated Changes in Driving Near a New Light Rail Transit Line
http://transweb.sjsu.edu/PDFs/research/1108-transit-and-driving-changes-near-new-light-rail-lines.pdf
The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report that discusses potential impacts of Los Angeles Metro’s rail transit investment program by assessing the changes in transit use associated with the Expo Line, the first of the six new lines in the city.


CMU, Pittsburgh's Surtrac program aims to ease traffic congestion
http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/8408616-74/traffic-signals-technology#ixzz3beiFEI2X

Real-Time Digital TransitScreens Coming to Center City Office Buildings
http://www.phillymag.com/property/2015/05/15/transitscreen-philadelphia-brandywine/#lySH3r3aYvRSE8u4.99

Real-time data sharing to cut airport waiting times
http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/may/airport-framework.cfm



A Robot to Help Visually Impaired Passengers Navigate Public Transit
http://www.citylab.com/tech/2015/05/robot-navigation-public-transit-visually-impaired/393509/



Class develops proposal to improve transportation safety on campus
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_65a732c0-fe43-11e4-850c-cfa007af0417.html


NOAA expands flood-mapping tool to cover the Eastern Seaboard
http://gcn.com/blogs/pulse/2015/05/noaa-flood-mapper.aspx

The Best Tool for Tracking Our Crumbling Infrastructure Is In Orbit
http://gizmodo.com/the-best-tool-for-tracking-our-crumbling-infrastructure-1705214641


IBM's smart traffic system aims to improve traffic on N.J. highways
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/05/20/ibm-traffic-program-new-jersey/27523217/

Big data to change urban mobility habits across the globe
http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/may/transport-predictive-analytics.cfm


Automatic smart driving monitor now connects your car to over 20 apps
http://www.cnet.com/news/automatic-launches-app-gallery-second-generation-hardware/





Will smartwatches lure drivers to more distractions?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/smartwatch-tap-may-lure-drivers-to-more-distractions/


Inside A Secret Basement Powering The New York Subway's Pioneering Wireless Network
http://www.fastcompany.com/3045892/new-york-city-subway-wireless-network


How Waze Conquered Mapping with Thousands of Volunteers
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a15624/waze-volunteer-work-force/


Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets
http://phys.org/news/2015-05-latest-self-driving-google-car-streets.html



Tesla resolves driverless car liability argument with one tweak
http://www.zdnet.com/article/tesla-resolves-driverless-car-liability-argument-with-one-tweak/

Europe

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2015, -- Stuttgart, Germany, June, 17 - 18, 2015.
http://ukipmemail.com/interface/external_view_email.php?B92727647697945213238416502613

18th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands, July, 14 – 16 2015.
http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ed304281ad71e45d34fcf1334&id=648663c7ab&e=81aba6cc03

4th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9 - 11 2015.
http://www.heart2015.transport.dtu.dk/

22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.
http://www.itsworldcongress.com/

2015 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, November, 19 - 20, 2015.
http://www.polisnetwork.eu/events2/polisconference/2015conference

IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, -- Milan, Italy, December, 14 - 16, 2015.
http://www.ieee-wf-iot.org/index.html

ISEHP: International Symposium on Enhancecing Highway Performance, -- Berlin, Germany, June 14 - 16, 2016
http://isehp2016.org/

3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG) 2016, -- Guimaraes, Portugal, September 4 - 7, 2016
http://www.civil.uminho.pt/3rd-ICTG2016/







Thumbs up: Dutch solar bike path performs better than expected
http://smartcitiescouncil.com/article/thumbs-dutch-solar-bike-path-performs-better-expected

Traveling in Europe? A New Search Engine Wants to Show You Every Transportation Option.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245922

Crowds 'could be counted' with phone and Twitter data
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32883015


Northern Irish roads "safer" than those in England, new figures claim
http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/northern-irish-roads-safer-those-9322785


Traffic Technology International, April/May 2015
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7d4c7a23#/7d4c7a23/1

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND




Middle East

Connected Car Congress, -- Ramat Gan, Israeli, November 2nd, 2015.
http://logtel-conferences.com/connected_car/Home.aspx

Abu Dhabi’s new variable speed cameras to roll out by end of year
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/abu-dhabis-new-variable-speed-cameras-to-roll-out-by-end-of-year

Africa

2nd IRF Africa Regional Congress, Nairobi, Kenya, July 13 - July 15, 2015
https://www.irfnews.org/event/2nd-africa-regional-congress/

Asia

3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG), -- Kolkata, India, December 17 - 20, 2015
http://www.trgindia.org/trg_conference_2015/



Career Opportunities

US Job: Assistant Project Scientist (Institute of Transportation Studies), UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02819

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