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Monday, October 7, 2013.

Vol. 35-2013-10-07

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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 (

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - The 17th COTA Annual Winter Symposium - Abstract Submission Deadline: December 9, 2013.
The 17th COTA Annual Winter Symposium will discuss critical issues in technology development and application, research and education that promote safe, sustainable, efficient, and equitable transportation development in response to the rapid urbanization. The Symposium is aimed to provide a forum for transportation professionals from different countries and regions to share their research results, project experiences, and lessons learned. Researchers, educators, practitioners, government officials are encouraged to participate in the Symposium.

Presentation abstracts are limited to one page and must include title and speaker information (name, affiliation, mailing address, email, phone, and fax). Session proposals should be limited to two pages including session themes and speakers. Abstracts and proposals should be written in English.

Direct submissions and questions to:

Deadline: 5 pm, US Eastern Time December 9, 2013, Monday

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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.

2013 year Science and Technology Award from China ITS Association

Promoting urban transit systems in China.

Development of traffic information system in Wuhan, China.

From 8th China ITS Annual Conference

Congestion Releasing Efforts from Beijing, China.

AMAP.COM: Contribute to ITS (by dealing with "Big Data")

North America

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.

TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Urban Streets Methodology - Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Modes

Manufacturers say Growing Economy Requires Greater Investment in Infrastructure!

Presentations: Connected Vehicle Public Meeting, September 2013!

Infographic: The Benefits of Public Transport

Red-light cameras changing behaviour in Florida and New Jersey

Next Generation Vehicle Positioning and Simulation Solutions - Using GPS and Advanced Simulation Tools to Improve Highway Safety

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 includes potential guidance on strategies and actions a DOT might implement to help improve information capture, preservation, search, retrieval, and governance.

Pedestrians, Cyclists Need Consistency at Rail Crossings

How smartphones enable electronic truck inspections, weigh station bypass

Berkeley Transportation Letter, Fall 2013 | Vol. 4, No. 3

A closer look at INRIX, the world's largest traffic intelligence network

How to Speed Up the Arrival of the Connected Car: Adopt Open Technology Standards!

Michigan Startup's New Technology Rewards You Just For Driving Your Car


Compass4D Workshop "ITS for a more sustainable city", -- Verona, Italy, November 4, 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.

European Conference on Human Centred Design for ITS, -- Vienna, Austra, June 6 - 6, 2014.!

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

New White Paper: The Connected Car in Europe!

Traffic Rechnology International, October/November 2013.

Australia & New Zealand

September 2013 World Transit Research Newsletter

Middle East

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

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