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Monday, October 8, 2012.

Vol. 9-2012-10-08

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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China in Development

Intertraffic China 2013; Connecting Innovation to Infrastructure -- Shanghai, China. March 4 - 6, 2013.
http://www.intertrafficchina.com/index.htm

CRTS China 2013 - No.1 Rail Transit Exhibition in Asia -- Shanghai, China. April 28 - 30, 2013.
http://www.crtschina.com/en/

ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen) -- Shenzhen, China. May 28 - 30, 2013.
http://www.its-expo.com/

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

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

Report from the 3rd International Conference on Green Intelligent Transportation System and Safety?GITSS2012.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-457772.html

Report from the 3rd ITS Conference China 2012.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-457926.html


Intelligent City and Intelligent Transportation.
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy.php?fid=384&aid=9083&page=1

Capital Beijing: ITS is the major focusing.
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-457868.html




North America

AERIS Fall/Winter 2012-13 Webinar Series Announcement.
http://www.its.dot.gov/meetings/aeris_webinar2012-13.htm


Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting. -- Washington, D,C., January 13 - 17, 2013. http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting2013/AnnualMeeting2013.aspx

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data -- Irvine, California. October 23 - 25, 2013.
http://www.trbvis.org/visualization-symposium
TRB is sponsoring the 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data on October 23-25, 2013, in Irvine, California. The conference is designed to explore future research needs as well as recent findings, new methods, and new software related to visualization in transportation and data.

Call for abstract: ITS America's 23rd Annual Meeting & Exposition -- Nashville, Tennessee, April 22 - 24, 2013
http://itswc.confex.com/itswc/AM2013/cfp.cgi

Q&A: MAP-21 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/qandas/index.cfm



RFPs: Cooperative Transportation Systems Pooled Fund Study Released Two Requests for Proposals
http://cts.virginia.edu/CTSPFS_1.html
http://www.procurement.virginia.edu/pagerfp
From the national Cooperative Transportation Systems Pooled Fund Study entitled "Program to Support the Development and Deployment of Cooperative Transportation Systems Applications," RFPs for two projects were issued on October 1st. These projects are: (1) Traffic Management Centers in a Connected Vehicle Environment, and (2) 5.9 GHz DSRC Vehicle Based Road and Weather Condition Application.


New presentations from RITA.
http://www.its.dot.gov/presentations.htm

2012 National Rural ITS Conference.
http://www.nritsconference.org/Proceedings2012.html

Effective Experiment Design and Data Analysis in Transportation Research.
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_727.pdf
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 727: Effective Experiment Design and Data Analysis in Transportation Research describes the factors that may be considered in designing experiments and presents 21 typical transportation examples illustrating the experiment design process, including selection of appropriate statistical tests.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Transportation Management Plan (TMP) Strategies.
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/resources/publications/fhwahop12043/fhwahop12043.pdf
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that identifies and assesses possible approaches for evaluating transportation management plan strategies to determine effectiveness.

Developing an Active Traffic Management System for I-70 in Colorado.
http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/research/pdfs/2012/atm.pdf/view
The Colorado Department of Transportation has released a report that explores the development of an active traffic management system that incorporates real-time weather conditions and roadway geometric characteristics.







South America

TranspoQuip Latin America 2012. -- Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 21 - 23, 2012.
http://www.transpoquip.com/index.html

Brazil to roll out national radio-chip ID/surveillance/logging for all vehicles.
http://boingboing.net/2012/10/06/brazil-to-roll-out-national-ra.html

Europe

The Preview News: The 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna, Austria from 22 to 26 October, 2012
http://campaign.route2email.com/view.aspx?id=357

TRAIL-Beta Congress 2012 “Mobility & Logistics - Science meets Practice” -- Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 30 - 31, 2012.
http://www.rstrail.nl/congress-2012

Call for paper: 5th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications.
http://eurofot-ip.eu/en/news_and_events/call_for_papers_5th_ieee_international_symposium_on_wireless_vehicular_communications.htm


3rd International Conference on Urban Transportation Systems, -- Paris, France, November 12 - 14, 2012.
http://content.asce.org/conferences/tdi/utsconference/

First European Aviation Conference, -- Berlin, Germany, November 22 - 23, 2012.
http://www.eac-conference.com/

EDITS - European Digital Traffic Infrastructure Network for Intelligent Transport Systems.
http://www.ertico.com/edits-european-digital-traffic-infrastructure-network-for-intelligent-transport-systems/

ERTICO Partners publish eCall recommendations.
http://www.ertico.com/ertico-partners-publish-ecall-recommendations/

Report from the SE Europe Telematics Conference.
http://www.ertico.com/telematics-conference-se-europe-report/


Detailed Overview of Selected RCM Areas: RCM Toolkit.
http://www.rssb.co.uk/sitecollectiondocuments/pdf/reports/research/T857-06-rpt.pdf
The United Kingdom’s Rail Safety and Standards Board has released a report that reviews the application of remote condition monitoring (RCM), a system that consists of hardware and software that captures and processes asset condition data in real time.



Traffic Technology International - October/Novernmber 2012.
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/13faca69#/13faca69/1

Australia


Australian Transport Index (ATRI) now globally available.
http://www.arrb.com.au/Home/News.aspx?newsID=125
http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/167824.aspx

Middle East

ITS and Road Safety Forum - Qatar 2012 -- Doha, Qatar, October 2 -4, 2012.
http://www.itsroadsafetyqatar.com/Event.aspx?id=772786

Gulf Traffic - Keep the Middle East on the Move. Abu Dhabi, Nov. 19 - 21, 2012.
http://www.gulftraffic.com/en/Home/


Asia

Urban Transport World Asia Jakarta, Indonesia, October 30 - 31, 2012.
http://www.terrapinn.com/2012/urban-transport-world-asia/

2nd Annual Conference on Operation, Maintenance and Tolling in Road Sector. -- Ne Delhi, India, November 5 - 6, 2012.
http://www.indiainfrastructure.com/confpdf/conf_omt_nov2012.pdf

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions passes acceptance test in Malaysia.
http://thinkinghighways.com/latest-news/

Rp110 Billion Allocated for Transportation System Pilot Funds.
http://www.tempointeractive.com/hg/nasional/2012/09/28/brk,20120928-432583,uk.html

COTA Community

2012 International Workshop on Mobile Source PM2.5 Emmission Controls. -- Beijing, China. December 19 - 20, 2012.
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Activities/2012/2012 Emission Workshop Flyer.pdf

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.
http://www.nacota.org/Docs/Activities/2012/RS4C.cal.for.abstracts.pdf

SMART Signal Technologies wins US Patent.
http://smartsignaltech.com/
http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=43358
SMART Signal Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded a patent (No. 8279086) for SMART Signal technology to Xianghong "Henry" Liu, Wenteng Ma and Xinkai Wu. Dr. Liu is a professor at the University of Minnesota and co-founder of SMART Signal Technologies, Inc., the duly authorized commercialization agent licensed by the University of Minnesota to market, sell and support the technology and co-holder of the patent, under whose auspices the work was developed. The patent was approved in August with the award made on October 2, 2012. SMART Signal Technologies, Inc. markets and sells, under license, a technology suite that provides traffic agencies and engineers with on-line performance measures for signalized arterial corridors using existing detector and controller infrastructure by collecting high resolution traffic data and using it to calculate accurate queue lengths, traffic behavior and travel times along signalized corridors. The company also makes an off-line measurement tool that can be used by traffic engineers to study signal timing for purposes of optimizing traffic flow and arterial performance. For more information, please consult the company website at: http://smartsignaltech.com

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