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Monday, December 17, 2012.

Vol. 14-2012-12-17

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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.

COTA Activity Series during TRB (1).
COTA Winter Symposium: Current Development, Challenges, and Solutions for Transportation Systems in China.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:00PM - 12:00PM Marriott, Balcony A
COTA will continue the traditional winter symposium for providing a platform for knowledge exchange and professional networking. The half-day COTA Winter Symposium will be held on January 13, 2013 in Marriot Balcony A from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Highly recognized professors and researchers from China and the U.S. will get together to discuss critical transportation issues and solutions in China. Coffee break is scheduled for networking opportunity. All is welcome.
TRB Workshop 188: Policies, Strategies, and Technologies for Sustainable Transport in China.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:30PM - 4:30PM Hilton, Columbia Hall 1Workshop Environment, International Activities, Policy.
COTA co-organizes TRB Workshop 188: Policies, Strategies, and Technologies for Sustainable Transport in China.

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.

Vote for 10 major events in ITS industry in China for the year 2012.

5 Key factors that contribute to the traffic congestion in Beijing, China.

Asian Development Bank invests 150 million US dollars in helping city of Xi'An to improve its road network.

Gain and loss of traffic system in Shanghai, China.

Overviewing of 7th ITS annual meeting in China.

Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed rail line - the world longest mileage high-speed rail - starts operation.

Great transport links, shame about the noise: Road is built around a house after elderly Chinese couple refuse to move.

North America

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.

IVI Connected In-vehicle Infotainment Global Summit Carlifornia 2013, –- San Francisco, CA, February 12 - 13, 2013.

ITE 2013 Technical Conference and Exhibit, –- San Diego, CA, March 3 - 6, 2013.

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

Crash Data Analyses for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications for Safety Applications.
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that presents the potential safety benefits of wireless communication between roadway infrastructure and vehicles by identifying the magnitude, characteristics, and cost of crashes that would be targeted.

Application of Bluetooth Technology to Rural Freeway Speed Data Collection.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has released a report that explains the development of a Bluetooth device capable of recording the media access control addresses of target radios on an interstate and then calculating the resulting space mean speed.

A Framework for Collaborative Decision Making on Additions to Highway Capacity.
A Framework for Collaborative Decision Making on Additions to Highway Capacity TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Projet C01 has released a prepublication, non-edited draft version of a report titled A Framework for Collaborative Decision Making on Additions to Highway Capacity that describes a framework—including for long-range planning, corridor planning, project programming, environmental review, and environmental permitting— that supports collaborative business practices for reaching decisions on adding highway capacity when necessary.

Proximity Information Resources for Special Events.
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Program Final Report for SHRP 2 Reliability IDEA Project L-15B: Proximity Information Resources for Special Events describes development of a mobile application to assist in management and communications during large events.

U.S. DOT Proposes Broader Use of Event Data Recorders to Help Improve Vehicle Safety.

FHWA Focus Magazine: November 2012
The Federal Highway Administration has released the latest version of its Focus magazine, which highlights efforts designed to accelerate infrastructure innovations in order to build better, safer roads.

The Car Seat of Tomorrow Is Self-Adjusting and Bluetooth-Connected.

Driverless Vehicles Expected to Navigate Intersection of Safety, Speed.

Google Poses Serious Competitive Threat to Auto Industry.


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.

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.

Traffex 2013 - The 26th International Traffic Engineering, Road Safety and Highways Maintenance Exhibition, -- Birmingham, UK, April 16 - 18, 2013.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advances in Computing and Communications and their impact on Transportation Science and Technologies.

Presentations from OpenChina-ICT Dialogue Conference, 2012.
The OpenChina-ICT Dialogue Conference has been successfully held on November 15 and 16, 2012 in Beijing, P.R. China, with the support the European Commission. The event aimed at developing concrete recommendations for actions for international cooperation in ICT between Europe and China.
Over 240 delegates have attended this event and contributed to a thorough exchange of information and experience between stakeholders from Europe and from China involved in activities aiming at facilitating ICT related research cooperation between both regions.

ERTICO Partners in step for Europe-wide cooperative traffic systems deployment.

EU Commission Mobility an Transport Newsletter.


AITPM National Conference 2013.


ITS Australia Newsletter, December 2012 Edition.

A systematic review of the effectiveness of safety management systems.

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.


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


14th Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia (REAAA) Conference 2013, -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 26 - 28, 2013.

2013 Intertraffic Istanbul, -- Istanbul, Turkyy, May 29 - 31, 2013.

COTA Community

2012 International Workshop on Mobile Source PM2.5 Emmission Controls. -- Beijing, China. December 19 - 20, 2012 (Agenda). Emission Workshop Program_(Draft)_20121201.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 China: Chongqing Jiaotong University.

COTA Call for Paticipation

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