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Monday, December 3, 2012.

Vol. 13-2012-12-03

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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COTA in Action

CALL FOR PAPERS: 13th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals(CICTP 2013), -- Shenzhen, China, August 13 - 16, 2013. CFP-English-Final Version 1.1.pdf

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Session on “Cutting-edge Information and Communications Technologies to Improve Transportation Safety, Mobility and Sustainability” at CICTP 2013.

China in Development

Intertraffic China 2013; Connecting Innovation to Infrastructure -- Shanghai, China. March 4 - 6, 2013.

2013 International Highway Technology Summit -- Beijinghina April 16 - 18, 2013.

CRTS China 2013 - No.1 Rail Transit Exhibition in Asia -- Shanghai, China. April 28 - 30, 2013.

ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen) -- Shenzhen, China. May 28 - 30, 2013.

Rail+Metro China 2013 -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 6, 2013.

CITP 2013 - the 5th International Intelligent Transportation and Parking Equiptment Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 25 - 27, 2013.

China's road traffic lights set problems and countermeasures.

Guangzhou traffic congestion trends and solutions.

Hefei intelligent transportation systems deloyment status.

Explore key issues in the roads' speed limit.

14th China International Hi-Tech Fair: overviewing new scientific and technological achievements of the automotive sector.

China's connected vehicle networking development status and problems analysis.

China's driverless car completed the freeway test.

Expert calls for high-tech traffic control.

North America


Smart Parking Symposium -- Jersey City, New Jersey, December 10, 2012.

AERIS Fall/Winter 2012-13 Webinar Series Announcement.

ITS America: Webinar Series on ITS.

Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting. -- Washington, D,C., January 13 - 17, 2013.

Planning, Developing and Implementing Smart Transportation, –- Richmond, VA, May 29 - 31, 2013.

Call for abstracts: the 2013 National Rural ITS Conference -- Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

Top 10 Transportation Projects in Country Compete for National Awards.

Partnerships with Japan, EU Accelerate ITS Development.

The SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study: Addressing Driver Performance and Behavior in Traffic Safety.
A featured article in the September-October 2012 issue of TR News reviews the largest-ever naturalistic driving study, which is being conducted at six sites by TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2).

Site-Based Video System Design and Development.
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-S09-RW-1: Site-Based Video System Design and Development documents the development of a Site Observer, a prototype system capable of capturing vehicle movements through intersections by using a site-based video imaging system.

Developing Regional Mobility Management Centers.
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for Transit IDEA Project 50: Developing Regional Mobility Management Centers explores how transit agencies might seamlessly integrate the information and capabilities of multiple software applications for scheduling and dispatching paratransit services.

IEEE ITS SOCIETY NEWSLETTER - Vol. 14, No. 4 October 2012.

Pedestrian Forum - Fall 2012.
The latest edition of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Pedestrian Forum Newsletter is now available. The newsletter highlights recent pedestrian safety activities related to engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency services that will help save lives.

Is fog the most dangerous weather condition for road users?

$25 Million Michigan Project Hopes to Add Cars to Internet of Things.


V2X for Auto Safety and Mobility Europe 2013, -- Frankfurt, Germany, February, 20 - 21, 2013.

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

Call for paper: 13th International Conference Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications (ITST-2013), -- Tampere, Finland, October 16 - 18, 2013.

Call for Proposals - Projects in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) 2012 - TEN-T-2012-ITS.

Final Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention.

9th European ITS Congress – Call for Papers.

Call for nominee: Young Researcher of the Year Award 2013.

Workshop on “Recent Trends in Urban Freight Modelling” Rome, 18th of December 2012.

ITS Factory - The future of intelligent transport.


AITPM National Conference 2013.

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS).
The NTC (Australia) has released the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems Regulatory Policy Issues Discussion Paper, which discusses how Australia could best prepare for the introduction of C-ITS with key issues highlighted including liability, privacy, driver distraction and compliance and enforcement. The discussion paper is focussed on Australian law and policy but may be of interest to some group members. The discussion paper is available on the NTC website and is open for public comment until 31 January 2013.

Middle East

Transport Infrastructure Egypt 2013, -- Cairo, Egypt, January 27 - 29, 2013.

3rd Annual Road Planning and Construction - Middle East, -- Doha, Qatar, February 25 - 28, 2013.



COTA Community

2012 International Workshop on Mobile Source PM2.5 Emmission Controls. -- Beijing, China. December 19 - 20, 2012. Emission Workshop Flyer.pdf

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.

The 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety?ICTIS 2013?Wuhan, China, 2013

Job Opportunities

Faculty Job in US: Construction Engineering - University of Washington.

Faculty Job in US: Transportation Engineering - University of Washington.

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