i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition

Call for Abstracts

Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition

Implementing and Managing Integrated and Sustainable Transport Systems by Aligning Transport, Land-use and Economic Planning



Diarise the date: 13 - 15 June 2018
(Please cancel the initial date of 10 - 12 October 2018 to avoid conflicting events)

The i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition is co-hosted by ITS South Africa and the UATP and is supported by ITS Africa. This partnership released significant synergies and exceeded expectations. This flagship conference and exhibition will again take place as a co-operative project to assist the Public Transport, Intelligent Transport and related sectors in pursuing our shared strategic objectives.

Abstract Submission

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts to do a presentation.

Abstracts must not be longer than 300 words and have the topic on the top and the preferred stream (Public Transport, ITS and/or Infrastructure/Funding) on a second line. The name(s) and author(s) will be submitted separately to enable a blind review.

The abstract must clearly indicate “the problem/challenge” the presentation deals with and reflect on how this problem/challenge was addressed and the solution that was implemented. Abstracts must show “innovation” and “problem-solving” and NOT be a “sales pitch” for products or systems. The name(s) and CV(s) of the author(s) must be submitted as a separate document(s).

Abstracts accepted will be arranged per stream (Public Transport, ITS or Infrastructure/Funding) and per theme. Examples of typical session themes could be (in no particular order) Public Transport Operations and Maintenance, Funding Mechanisms, Advanced Public Transport Management Systems, Passenger Services, Automated Fare Collection (AFC), Future Payment Solutions, Modal Integration, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Traffic Management, Law Enforcement/Road Safety, Telematics/ Big Data, Connected Vehicles, Smart Cities/Green Transport, Sustainability/Procurement, and so on.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 September 2017, and authors will get notification by 1 November 2017. After acceptance of the abstract, we will require a presentation, not a full paper.

To submit an abstract, use this link to the online portal:
www.i-transportafrica.com/abstracts.

Blind Review

A panel of respected industry representatives will conduct a blind review of the abstracts submitted and make their recommendations to the i-Transport and UATP Programme Committee to comply the final programme.



Important Dates
Please note the following dates

  • 2 July 2017 – Call for Papers
  • 15 September 2017 – Deadline for Submission of Papers
  • 1 November 2017 – Notification of Acceptance and publication of Programme
  • 1 November 2017 – Registration opens
  • 13 April 2018 – Early Bird Registration closes

Aim
The aim with the 2018 i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition is to focus collective energies on implementing and managing integrated and sustainable transport systems by aligning transport, land-use and economic planning.

Theme
Under the guiding theme of Go Green – Go Smart Transport the specific focus for 2018 is “Implementing and Managing Integrated and Sustainable Transport Systems by aligning Transport, Land-use and Economic Planning”.

Programme Structure
The Conference and the Exhibition will run parallel over 2 days and delegates will have the option of participating in post-conference Master Classes or a Site Visit for a hands-on experience.

The Wednesday morning session (13 June) will be a Plenary Session with the focus on Policies and Strategy with invited speakers.

The Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated to a Plenary Session with three themes for

  • Public Transport;
  • Intelligent Transport Systems; and
  • Infrastructure and Funding.

The three parallel streams will continue with morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday (14 June).

Date and Venue
The i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition will be hosted on 13 – 15 June 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, conveniently situated mid-way between Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa.

Enquiries
Should you require more information, please contact paul@itssa.org. Please visit www.i-transportafrica.com about Go Green – Go Smart Transport 2018.

Conclusion

We are looking forward to receive your abstracts to participate in the 10th biennial i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition.

Using ITS to Save Lives

Globally more than 3 000 deaths occur each day a result of a road traffic collision, with a high percentage of this in South Africa. The International Transport Forum's (ITF) ranks South Africa the worst out of 36 other countries with a bad road safety record.

The ITF report also estimates the economic cost of South Africa's road crashes as more than R300-billion each year.

ITS South Africa is hosting a two-day strategic conversation (20-21 September 2017) in Cape Town on applying ITS Strategies and Systems to help save lives in pursuit of the objectives of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.

How can ITS solutions help to save lives and save money?

The UN Decade for Action for Road Safety (2011 – 2020) is based on 5 pillars:

  • Road Safety Management;
  • Safer Roads & Mobility;
  • Safer vehicles;
  • Safer Road User Behaviour; and
  • Post-Crash Response.

The traditional road safety approach is centred around the 4XEs, of Engineering, Education, Enforcement and Evaluation.

Aligning the two models in a problem-solving matrix, it is abundantly clear that ITS strategies and systems CAN and MUST contribute towards saving lives and reducing associated costs.

The multi-sided question we have to address – in partnerships with various related stakeholders -- is how can ITS help save lives across this matrix where action is required.

  • Click here to submit an abstract to participate in this conversation.
  • Click here to register to attend.

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Annual General Meeting

We are honoured to host as keynote speaker at the AGM one of the most influential individuals in shaping the ITS industry. Dr Mike Walton was also one of the inspirational figures behind the establishment of ITS South Africa. His theme will be The Next Wave of ITS Deployment.

The Annual Report is tabled at the AGM and we also elect new Board Members to serve the industry.

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 07:30 – 10:00 on Tuesday 22 August in Pretoria. Attendance is free, but registration is essential.

Proudly Hosted by Aurecon

Call for Board Nominations

Members are cordially invited to submit nominations for candidates to be elected to the Board.

The Board consists of 9 members with the ideal split 5 Private Sector and 4 from the Public Sector. In the interest of the dual principle of renewal and continuity, half of the Board is elected every year. This year there are 2 vacancies for private sector candidates and 3 from the Public Sector.

Post Graduate Course in ITS

14 - 18 August 2017

The Post Graduate course in ITS is also open to members of ITSSA. The course will provide delegates with a working knowledge of ITS in general. Sustainable ITS implementation will be approached from a Systems Engineering perspective, with more detailed knowledge obtained in certain application areas.

Vacancy

Transport Planner/Engineer/Economist with strong excel skills [understanding and maintaining excel financial models]; the position will be based in Pretoria; Understanding of public transport [BRT, IRPTN..] will be an advantage. CTC 400k - 600k p/a [neg] based on experience. Pls submit CVs to phillip@pegasys.co.za, BY 16 JULY’17. www.pegasys.co.za.

National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (SIPDM) Training

Navigating through the multiple complexities of Supply Chain Management is a daunting task and we need all the help we can get! We strongly encourage all members – both public and private sector – to attend one of the workshops in various venues on this topic.

The National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (SIPDM) has been issued, which enables the supply chain management system for infrastructure to be separated from that for general goods and services.

This standard MUST be implemented by all organs of state, which are subject to the PFMA with effect from 1 July 2016, and those subject to the MFMA by 1 July 2017.

National Treasury, SAICE and CESA are hosting two-day workshops around the country: http://www.cesa.co.za/node/611

Wits University is also running a one week block release course: https://www.saace.co.za/node/621
To register CLICK HERE

Enquiries can be directed to CESA’s Patricia Fanti at 011 463 2022 or patriciaf@cesa.co.za

ITS World Congress Montreal

ITS America will host the 24th ITS World Congress that will be held in Montreal, Quebec, October 29 to November 2, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Congress is “Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities”.

For more information on the World Congress program, please visit our website, itsworldcongress2017.org.

Award for Best Action for Supporting Diversity in the ITS

An Award will be made at the ITS World Congress in Montreal for the best action taken to promote the creation of an ITRS Workforce which reflects the clients and users of the ITS being supplied.

The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2017.

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