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Monday, December 31, 2012.

Vol. 15-2012-12-31

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

Happy New Year 2013!

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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 activities during TRB. Activities.pdf
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 1 Workshop 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.

Top 10 events in ITS industry in China for the year 2012.

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) starts to provide regibal services.

Slow mode traffic status in the cities in China, problems and solutions.

Discussion of key factors in road roadway speed (in China).

Freeway management system in Hebei.

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.

HSR Summit 2013, -- Washington, DC , February 11 - 13, 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.

GIS-T Symposium, -- Boise, Idaho, May 5 - 8, 2013.

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

Highlights: Smart Parking Symposume.

CHARTS: The Great Decline Of American Driving.

Evaluating Alternative Operations Strategies to Improve Travel Time Reliability.
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L11 has released a prepublication, non-edited draft version a report titled Evaluating Alternative Operations Strategies to Improve Travel Time Reliability. The report identifies and evaluates strategies and tactics intended to satisfy users’ travel-time reliability requirements of roadways.

Forecasting and Delivery of Highway Travel Time Reliability Information.
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for SHRP 2 Reliability IDEA Project L-15A: Forecasting and Delivery of Highway Travel Time Reliability Information that assesses the feasibility of employing predictive algorithms driven by historical and real-time traffic data to provide pre-trip, time-dependent travel time information based on origin, destination, and departure time.

IDEA Program Announcement 2013: Funding Proposals Now Being Accepted.
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) has released its annual program announcement that solicits funding proposals for the upcoming review cycles. The announcement explains the IDEA programs, describes the types of eligible projects and their funding structures, suggests general areas for which IDEA proposals can be submitted, and provides guidelines and forms for submitting proposals.

Estimating Lives Saved by Electronic Stability Control, 2008–2010.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a facts sheet that summarizes data on the number of passenger vehicle lives saved in 2010 as a result of electronic stability control.

How Social Media Moves New York Part 2: Recommended Social Media Policy for Transportation Providers.

Californian cities to provide real-time parking data.

Improving the winter driving skills of Michigan teens.

License plate data: business opportunity or public safety risk.


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.

THE TRUE COSTS OF AUTOMOBILITY: Study about the external costs of car use in EU-27 .

Traffic congestion on UK roads costs economy ?4.3bn a year.

Sweden's Gothenburg to introduce tolls to cut traffic.

Research in Transportation Economics, Volume 40, Issue 1, Pages 1-134 (April 2013) - Urban Transport in Developing Countries: CODATU Special Issue.


AITPM National Conference 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.

Dubai Police place second order for stationary traffic enforcement systems.


Nigeria, Ado Ekiti : Integrating ‘informality’ into Africa’s urban development.

Airports Cities World Conference & Exhibition, -- Ekurhuleni, South Africa, April 24 - 26, 2013.

Road Trans Africa 2013, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

Aviation Outlook Africa, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

AfricaRail, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

Africa Ports & Harbours Show, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

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


9th International Freight Forwarders Conference, -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 16 - 18, 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

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

Job Opportunities

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