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Call for Papers – Special Session on Recent Advances in ITS for Smart Cities

Call for Papers – Special Session  on Recent Advances in ITS for Smart Cities

GIIS 2014 – Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium Cloud Infrastructure
*Technically Sponsored by IEEE Communications Society*

September 15-19, 2014
Montreal, Canada

Important dates

Submission:       July 2, 2014

Notification:        August  2, 2014

Camera Ready: August 25, 2014


This special session focuses on exploring the technical challenges facing the development of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Applications, and seeks for original contributions that promote the advances in this important research area for future smart cities.

Topics of interests

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

• Medium access control protocols
• Wireless sensor networks and road-side assistance systems
• Multi-channel organization and operation
• Context and location awareness for ITS
• Congestion and pollution management
• Safety, emergency, and comfort applications
• Cooperative awareness applications
• Advanced driver assistance systems
• V2V and V2I communications
• V2X communications (e.g., with bicyclists, pedestrians, etc.)
• Advanced radio technologies for V2X
• Security, trust and privacy implications
• Social and cloud applications for vehicles
• DSRC systems for vulnerable road users (pedestrians, road workers, bicycles, etc.)
• Assessment of impact of VANETs on safety, smart transportation efficiency, and the environment
• Green transportation
• Efficient transportation solutions: public transport, carpooling techniques etc.
• Electric vehicles networking
• Fleet management
• Test-beds and field trials
• Visible Light Communications (VLC) based vehicular networks
• Hybrid RF/VLC vehicular networks

Special Session Co-chairs:

Soufiene Djahel & Nicola  Cranley, PEL, University College Dublin, Ireland

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EOI for NZ National Intelligent Transport Management System (NITMS)

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Auckland Transport (AT) as part of a joint initiative are seeking an EOI from suitably qualified organisations to partner with, to provision an Intelligent Transport Management System. The purposes of this EOI is to identify and select a shortlist of Applicants that are considered to be most suited to, and have the solution, capacity, capability, attributes, financial standing and proven track record to best partner with AT and NZTA to provide the required solution.

EOIs are invited from suitably experienced organisations for a shortlisting as prospective Applicants for the provision of a National Intelligent Transport Management System. (NITMS).

Expression of Interest (EOI) – National Intelligent Transport Management System (NITMS)


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Intelligent Transport Systems Technology Action Plan

Government plan launched to propel New Zealand transport into the future

Ministry of Transport
Date: 18 June 2014

MEDIA RELEASEclick here to download full press release

Secretary for Transport Martin Matthews today launched an Intelligent Transport Systems
Action Plan that will help make transport safer and more efficient in New Zealand. The plan
identifies what is needed in New Zealand for advancing the introduction of intelligent transport
systems technologies.

Intelligent transport systems use technologies such as sensors, computing and
communications in vehicles and in transport infrastructure such as roads; and include such
things as traffic control systems, advanced driver assistance, vehicle monitoring and integrated
electronic ticketing. Read more


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Delivering a Compliance Framework for Heavy Vehicle Telematics: final policy paper

The National Transport Commission has just released the Delivering a Compliance Framework for Heavy Vehicles Telematics: final policy paper, endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Council in May 2014.

The paper has six recommendations that have been approved by the Transport and Infrastructure Council and the NTC will deliver the compliance framework over the next 12 months. The compliance framework will provide policy certainty in order to encourage industry to adopt telematics, and in doing so, improve road safety, productivity and environmental outcomes.

The compliance framework will distinguish between applications used for enforcement (such as the EWD) or compliance purposes (such as IAP) and purely commercial applications. Standards of performance and security should be higher for telematics used to demonstrate compliance with the law, or for enforcement purposes.

The compliance framework will enable telematics systems to separate commercial and regulatory data so that authorised officers undertaking enforcement activities can only access relevant information. For example, a telematics device may be developed that integrates EWD and payroll features. Under fatigue laws, a driver must present the EWD information to an authorised officer – the telematics system can be designed in such a way that only the EWD, but not the payroll records, can be accessed at the roadside by an authorised officer.

The telematics final policy paper can be accessed here:

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Electronic Work Dairies: final policy paper

The National Transport Commission has just released the Electronic Work Diaries: final policy paper, endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Council in May 2014.

The policy findings and recommendations made in this paper are the culmination of work undertaken by the NTC as part of the EWD Operational Pilot. They are intended to ensure:

  • EWD provisions are fit-for-purpose and are not ambiguous or based on outdated technology assumptions
  • a consistent and equitable approach to the treatment of small breaches is agreed at a national level
  • the collection, handling and disclosure of personal information generated by EWDs sufficiently protects drivers from illegal or unreasonable contravention of their privacy
  • the process for approving the EWD technical specification is appropriately transparent and robust.

The EWD final policy paper can be accessed here:

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TCA to Develop Telematics Data Dictionary

TCA today announced it has taken a lead role in the development of a Telematics Data Dictionary, to establish a  common set of definitions for the use and exchange of data and information, in line with the recommended direction set by the Transport and Infrastructure Council.  “The Telematics Data Dictionary will evolve over time, as new applications emerge, and can be used to inform stakeholders, encouraging consistency in the use of data across systems and services ,” said TCA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Koniditsiotis.  Click here to view the release

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28 May 2014
Transport Certification Australia (TCA) today announced it is now accepting applications for
type-approval of Telematics In-Vehicle Units (IVUs).

“In recent months we’ve received a strong level of interest from the telematics sector to our
Telematics IVU Functional and Technical Specification. The growing use of telematics
across land-based transport applications makes it vital for stakeholders to demand greater
confidence in the reliability, accuracy, integrity and security of IVUs,” said TCA
Chief Executive Officer, Chris Koniditsiotis.  Read Full Release


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C-ITS on Today Tonight

Broadcasted on Today Tonight Monday 19th May 2014



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New South Wales’ CITI project

New South Wales’ CITI project which deploys cooperative intelligent transport systems for heavy vehicles was featured on Channel 7 News in Sydney. See the video at:

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TCA to Support Reforms Being Led by the Victorian Taxi Services Commission (TSC)

Media Release from Transport Certification Australia

TCA today announced that it is working with the TSC to support the implementation of its In-Taxi Technology Reform Program.

“The TSC is rolling out a range of reforms that will transform the industry and it’s pleasing to see reforms, especially those based on introducing new technologies,  beginning to take shape,” said TSC Chairperson, Graeme Samuel AC.     Read Full Press Release

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