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Monday, September 23, 2013.

Vol. 34-2013-09-23

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COTA in action

CALL FOR PAPERS - 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2014) - Abstract Submission Deadline: Oct. 10, 2013.

The 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2014) will be held July 4-7, 2014, in Changsha, China. The CICTP2014 is jointly organized by Central South University, Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA). The CICTP proceedings will be published by Elsevier, and all the proceedings papers will be indexed via the EI Compendex, which can be accessed worldwide.

Abstract Submission
The online abstract submission opens via the CICTP2014 conference website at The abstract, no more than 300 word, must be written in English and include the paper title, the names of authors and their affiliations as well as no more than five keywords.

Important Dates
  • Abstract Submission Deadline October 10, 2013
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification October 20, 2013
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline January 5, 2014
  • Full Paper Acceptance Notification February 10, 2014
  • Revised Paper Submission Deadline March 1, 2014
  • Conference July 4-7, 2014
Conference Fellowships
There will be a limited number of CICTP2014 Travel and Publication Fellowships granted on a competitive basis to overseas authors. The awardees are still responsible for their international and domestic travel costs. The acceptance of papers does not guarantee the award of these fellowships.

Questions about this conference should be directed to
Central South University: Dr. Helai Huang (,
COTA: Dr. Jianming Ma ( or
COTA: Dr. Yafeng Yin (

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China in Development

The 7th Asia (Beijing) International Content Networking Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, March 4 - 6, 2014.

Xi'an Intelligent traffic safety technology & Application Exhibition 2014, -- Xi'an, May 9 - 11, 2014.

Current status and migration of urban rail transit AFC systems in China

The reasons of raising the Taxi rate in Beijing - analysis from data

Baidu LBS is building the best connected vehicle networking

Designing of urban ITS system networking (1)

China to promote maritime cooperation with ASEAN countries

China’s in-vehicle infotainment market sets to triple by 2020

North America

Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, -- Blacksburg, Virginia, September 30 - October 2, 2013.

GIS in Transit Conference, -- Washington, DC, October 16-17, 2013.

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data, -- Irvine, California, October 23 - 25, 2013.

The 2nd International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2013), -- Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2-6, 2013.

NCHRP 03-114 [RFP] Planning and Evaluating Active Traffic Management Strategies

Report: Security Weakness In DOT's Common Operating Environment Expose Its Systems and Data To Compromise

Improving Management of Transportation Information
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 754: Improving Management of Transportation Information is a selective review of practices of state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other agencies that collect, store, and use transportation data and information. The report also included potential guidance on strategies and actions a DOT might implement to help improve information capture, preservation, search, retrieval, and governance.

How ‘Roads Kill’: Pulitzer Center Visualizes Global Safety Crisis

TriMet smartphone fares app getting not-so-rave reviews from frustrated riders

Roadside Message Sign Displays Travel Times without Sensor Infrastructure

Cellphone-as-IOP toll tag progresses - WSDOT tester says as good as real thing

US-Canada toll crossings see continuing drift downward in traffic!

A New Breed of Pedestrian Advocate is Making City Streets Safer for Everyone

Will San Carlos, Calif., Expand Sensor Technology Use?

140 Million Connected Cars Projected To Be On The Road Globally By 2017

Fare Enough -- How Smart Technology Could Waste Commuter Time and Money

Your Car May Be Automated Before it’s Electric, and It's a Good Thing

Bill Shuster: Driverless cars are 'the future of transportation'

Inside Google's Quest To Popularize Self-Driving Cars!


European Transport Conference 2013, -- Frankfurt, Germany, Sept.30 - Oct. 2, 2013

16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport System, -- The Hague, The Netherlands, October 6 - 9, 2013.

13th International Conference Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications (ITST-2013), -- Tampere, Finland, November 5 - 7, 2013.

ITS Conference 2013 - "Triggering ITS deployment", -- Brussels, December 02, 2013.

2013 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, December 4 - 5, 2013.

Transports 2014 Publics - The European Mobility Exhibition, -- Paris, France, June 10 - 12, 2014.

European Commission launches two new tenders

From the skyway to the highway: Black boxes fly into cars on Britain’s roads

IRU showcases ECOeffect benefits to road transport professionals and public authorities!

New White Paper: The Connected Car in Europe!

New bus system tops off batteries in just 15 seconds!

Tartan tyres - How one British company helped persuade Americans to ride buses again!

Applications for 2013 SUMP award now open

Australia & New Zealand

NSW Police driving iPad Minis in traffic notices app trial

Media Release – Christchurch ITS trial aims to improve traffic efficiency.!

Middle East

17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition Riyadh, -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9 - 13, 2013.

Prequalifications: Pre-qualification for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the State of Qatar


5th Annual Telematics Japan 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 8 - 10, 2013.

20th ITS World Congress TOKYO 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 14 - 18, 2013.

9th Rail World Summit 2013, -- Bangkok, Thailand, October 24 - 25, 2013.

2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), -- Agra, India, December 12-15 2013.

Japan No Longer Gung-Ho on Vehicle-to-Infra Alone

Launching the iBus: How Public Outreach Led to Transport Success in Indore, India

COTA Call for Paticipation

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