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Monday, July 29, 2013.

Vol. 30-2013-07-29

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

China in Development

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 ITS China Annual Meeting, -- Hefei, China, September 26 - 28, 2013.
http://www.itschina.org/jtnh/2013.htm

Reviewing of ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen May 28 - 30, 2013).
http://www.tranbbs.com/special/its_expo/

Major investment modes of ITS system deployment in China
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/View/news_118876.shtml

Forecasting and analysis of ITS investment structure for the year of 2013 in China.
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2013071913410700126

Reviewing of 2nd urban ITS marketing seminar
http://www.tranbbs.com/special/its2013_1/

Urban public transportation system fund is included into ministry's yearly investment budget.
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_119984.shtml

Current status and development tendency of urban traffic signal control systems in China
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/38/13595/

Reviewing of first urban ITS system management and technology innovation forum
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/385/16770/

Intelligent Transportation and current status of traffic flow controlling in China
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2013072213452901749

"Four basic rules" for the on-board mobile internet apps
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/376/16809/

North America

2014 TRB 93rd Annual Meeting and Transportation Research Record Call for Papers
http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/168848.aspx
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/AM/InfoForAuthors.pdf


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

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data, -- Irvine, California, October 23 - 25, 2013.
http://www.cvent.com/events/7th-international-symposium-on-visualization-in-transportation/event-summary-f2591c7502f34b508b9414a286a7d82c.aspx

CALL FOR PAPERS: Innovations in Freight Modeling & Data - INTEGRATING SUPPLY-CHAIN MODELS AND DATA INTO PUBLIC-SECTOR FREIGHT DEMAND MODELING
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/InnovationsinFreightModelingandDataCallforPapers.pdf

7th Annual Competition and Call for Communications Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Transportation Modeling and Simulation
http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/169113.aspx
The TRB Technical Activities Divisionís Planning and Environment Group is holding its seventh annual competition to find top methods for communicating transportation concepts to non-professional audiences. Entries, which should focus on best practices in communicating transportation modeling and simulation to the public, are due by August 5, 2013.

Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) Public Stakeholder Workshop #1
http://www.its.dot.gov/press/2013/cvria_workshop.htm


You are being tracked - How license plate readers are being used to record American's movements.
http://www.aclu.org/alpr

Tolling Industry Announces Major Advancement on Nationwide Interoperability and All Electronic Tolling at Denver Summit
http://www.ibtta.org/files/2013/PDFs/7-23%20PR%20Denver%20Summit%20Final.pdf


Integrating Transit with Road Pricing Projects
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/research-center/Completed_Proj/Summary_PTO/FDOT-BDK85-977-43-rpt.pdf
The Florida Department of Transportation has released a report that examines the amount of attention given to public transportation during implementation of managed lane highway projects.

A Framework for Monitoring the Performance of Travel Demand Management and Vehicle Miles Traveled Reduction Activities
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/research/reports/fullreports/806.1.pdf
The Washington State Department of Transportation has released a report that presents a framework for supporting performance monitoring of demand management related to vehicle miles traveled reduction activities.

SHRP 2 Project Brief: Innovations in Freight Demand Modeling and Data
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_PB_C20_2013-07.pdf
TRBís second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) has released a project brief that summarizes SHRP 2 Capacity project C20: Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement Strategic Plan, which documented the current state of the practice for freight demand modeling and the data required for effective freight modeling, data collection, and decision making.

Travel Time on Arterials and Rural Highways: State-of-the-Practice Synthesis on Arterial Data Collection Technology
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop13028/index.htm

Travel Time on Arterials and Rural Highways: State-of-the-Practice Synthesis on Rural Data Collection Technology
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop13029/index.htm







How to Fund Transit Without Raising Fares or Cutting Service
http://localhost:51878/COTA_Web/E-News/e-news_07_29_2013.html


What's keeping FAA's NextGen air traffic control on the runway?
http://gcn.com/articles/2013/07/22/faa-next-generation-air-transportation-system.aspx



Innovator: July/August 2013
http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/169210.aspx


Europe

hEART2013 -- 2nd Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Stockholm, September 4 - 6 2013.
http://www.kth.se/en/abe/centra/cts/heart

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, November 5 - 7, 2013.
http://www.itst2013.org/

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

New cycling and walking routes lead to a reduction of over one million car trips
http://www.sustrans.org.uk/news/new-cycling-and-walking-routes-lead-reduction-over-one-million-car-trips


IEEE ITS SOCIETY NEWSLETTER, Vol. 15, No. 3 July 2013.
http://sites.ieee.org/itss/files/2013/07/v15n3July2013.pdf




Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130617-moving-around-in-the-megacity


Mobility - the European Collective Transport Magazine.
http://www.mobility-magazine.com/

Australia & New Zealand

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


Improvement of Visual Road Condition Data
http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/research/reports/528/docs/528.pdf
The New Zealand Transport Agency has released a report that investigates the effectiveness of the countryís road condition rating system as a way to improve the accuracy and confidence in the data collected.

Urban4Square Monthly Newsletter - July 2013
http://husseindia.com/content/monthly/Jul2013.htm

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

Nigeria: C'river, MTN Partner On N1 Billion Broadband Facility
http://allafrica.com/stories/201307220476.html

Asia

5th Annual Telematics Japan 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 8 - 10, 2013.
http://www.telematicsupdate.com/japan/index.php

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

9th Rail World Summit 2013, -- Bangkok, Thailand, October 24 - 25, 2013.
http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2013/rws/

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


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