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Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?

November 22, 2016 - November 23, 2016

This conference is co-organised between the COST Association and the University of Žilina, the latter as European Research Area (ERA) Chair (ERAdiate project) on International Transport Systems (ITS), and is held under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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The aim of this event is to bring special attention to the role of research organisations in providing evidence to the policy makers for shaping the right ecosystem in ITS, and to the role of the industry, and in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs), in delivering innovative, sustainable and interoperable solutions. Particular attention will be given to two important pillars of future mobility: Autonomous driving and Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

This two-day conference will take place in the context of a new legal framework (Directive 2010/40/EU) that was adopted by the European Union on 07 July 2010, to accelerate the deployment of the ITS across Europe.

According to the European Commission’s White Paper on Transport, new forms of mobility have to be proposed for overcoming reliability, environmental safety and affordability issues towards sustainable solutions for the transport of people and goods. Until now, advancements in research and technology have significantly contributed to this recommendation by integrating multidisciplinary approaches, and having addressed the fragmentation of knowledge in ITS.

However, the deployment of widely used interoperable and seamless ITS solutions is still lagging behind the expectations, both in terms of their sustainability and competitiveness, as well as integrating their socioeconomic impact at regional, national and pan-European level.

The Programme and additional information will be published shortly.

Please note: Due to the limited seating , Registrations are on a first-come-first-served basis .

Free online Registration: http://forms.cost.eu/itstooltoy-registration

On 24 November, from 10:00 to 13:30, we will also host an Introduction to the COST Framework

This half-day event, where national research communities are informed by representatives of the COST Association about the COST Framework’s policies, activities and funding opportunities, with an emphasis on the Open Call for new COST Actions proposals, andCOST Action representatives from the specific countries showcase the outstanding results of their participation in COST Actions and share their experiences and best practices.

You are also invited to join this event should you be interested. Registration is included in the link above.


November 22, 2016
November 23, 2016
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University of Žilina
Budova AS, Univerzitná 1/8215, 010 26
Žilina, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
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