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Call for Abstracts

Deadline: 21 February 2018

SUBMIT ABSTRACT Online Abstract Submission Form – Submit by the deadline date.

The NeTC 2018 Program Committee invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for oral presentation at the National electronic Tolling and Charging Worldwide 2018 conference.

Submission Topics

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At the recent ITS World Congress, the sustainable and fair funding of transport assets was widely discussed. A repeated theme was the interconnection between aspects of transport management, with technology rapidly providing alternative pathways into road user charging.
With this in mind, the Submission Topics for NeTC 2018 Melbourne are purposefully broad as the Program Committee will look for trends, initiatives, opportunities and benefits:

  1. Emerging Tolling Technology vs. Traditional, Interoperability and Standardisation
  2. Case Studies – Disruptive Technologies, Implementation of New Technologies
  3. Current Projects – National, International
  4. International Tolling and Road User Trends
  5. Customer and User Experience, Community Expectations and Engagement
  6. Changing Behaviour of Road Users, Social Licence, Behavioural Economics, Integrated Mobility
  7. Tolling Compliance, Enforcement, Disputes – Trends, Improvements, Challenges
  8. National Policy, Network Pricing Model, Tax vs. User Pay, Regulation and Reform, Funding Models
  9. Payment Innovations (Apps, Blockchain, Integrated Payment Platforms)
  10. Data Analytics, Data Sharing, Information Brokering, Privacy and Security Considerations
  11. Road User Charging and Smart City Trends – MaaS, CAV, Converging Technologies, Congestion Management Trends
  12. Transport User Charging, or how to combine tolling with public transport fares
  13. Freight Access and Innovations
  14. Asset Management and Maintenance
  15. Start Ups: New Companies, New Players, New Technology

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be 200 words and written as a full paragraph. Multiple abstracts per submitter are permitted.
  • Notifications will be sent mid-March 2018, speakers required to confirm availability by end-March 2018.
  • Only abstracts received via the Online Abstract Submission Form will be considered.
  • There is no funding provided to presenters at the conference, however a discounted speaker rate will be available. All presenters are responsible for their own expenses and arrangements to attend and present – it is also expected that presenters will make themselves available for the full meeting to provide value and networking opportunities to attendees.
  • There can be up to 2 speakers per abstract / presentation.
  • Formal invitations will be emailed to accepted submissions seeking Speaker Acceptance, details of speaker/s and an invitation to complete speaker registration.
  • Abstracts must not contain bullet points, references, pics, charts, diagrams or tables. Any acronyms must be spelt out in the first instance.
  • The organisers reserve the right to adjust the timeline as required.
  • This event is not open to the public or media.


Notifications of acceptance or otherwise will be emailed to submitters mid-March 2018. Shortlisted speakers will be asked to confirm availability by end-March 2018. (Please diarise to ensure you receive your Results Notification Email by 16 March 2018, and contact ITS Australia if not received:

Speaker Registration

There is no funding or complimentary registration provided to speakers at the conference. Instead, all speakers are required to register and invited to take advantage of a discounted Speaker Registration Fee. The Speaker Registration deadline is 13 April 2018.

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