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.

After requests for an extension, the deadline for abstract submissions is 15 November 2017, and authors will get notification by mid January 2018. 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:

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 November 2017 – Deadline for Submission of Papers
  • Mid-January 2018 – Notification of Acceptance and publication of Programme
  • 1 November 2017 – Registration opens
  • 13 April 2018 – Early Bird Registration closes

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.

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.

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


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

ITS South Africa is hosting a strategic conversation on 20 September 2017 in Bellville, 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 programme is structured around the UN Decade for Action for Road Safety's (2011 – 2020) 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.

Come and explore these issues and come and share with us how your are a part of the solution!

Click here for the programme.

Continuous Professional Development

In support of Continuous Professional Development, delegates will earn CPD points for their participation.

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.


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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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