TRA2014 Workshop: ITS Congresses

Wednesday 16th April 2014, 14h00-17h00, CNIT Paris – La Défense

ITS Congresses

As one of the World’s largest events and exhibitions in Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, the European ITS Congresses attract over 2,000 ITS professionals from over 50 countries, with the World ITS Congresses attracting over 10,000 delegates from over 90 countries. The Congresses include conference sessions, exhibitions, live demonstrations, ancillary events and much more. Delegates include decision makers, policy makers and transport experts from government, research and industry.

Workshop Objectives

The format of the ITS Congresses workshop at TRA2014 will include presentations by the Organisers and European/International Programme Committee members to introduce the World Congresses in Detroit in September 2014 and Bordeaux in October 2015, and the European Congress in Helsinki in June 2014. The main themes, general conference topics and demonstration opportunities will be presented. By linking TRA2014 and the ITS Congresses this event is a perfect opportunity for TRA delegates to share their views on priorities for future research on ITS. The workshop outcomes will be exploited by the ITS Congress International Programme Committee for the preparation of the Congress conferences and demonstrations.

Registration and Contact

Tariff: €270 (including access to the rest of the TRA 2014 sessions – Plenary, Strategy, Scientific, Technical, and associated events, as well as the lunch and coffee breaks). 

Registrations are via the TRA 2014 website: http://registration.traconference.eu/ (TRA main website: www.traconference.eu)

To join this workshop, whilst registering please choose the option ‘ITS Congresses’ in ‘Associated Events’.

For any questions, please contact: Vincent Blervaque, Chairman of International Programme Committee and Director of Development and Deployment, ERTICO – ITS Europe, v.blervaque@mail.ertico.com.

Workshop Programme

14h00 Welcome Speeches by representatives from Host and National Committees, by Florence Ghiron, President, Host Local Committee World Congress Bordeaux 2015 TOPOS Aquitaine

14h15 Introduction to Host and National Committees – status of preparation, by André Reix, Director, Host Local Committee World Congress Bordeaux 2015 TOPOS Aquitaine

15h00 Introduction to Bordeaux 2015 ITS World Congress topics by Vincent Blervaque, ERTICO – ITS Europe, Chairman of Bordeaux 2015 International Programme Committee


15h15 Bordeaux 2015 ITS World Congress Call for Demonstrations by André Perpey, Geoloc Systems, Co-Chairman of Bordeaux 2015 International Programme Committee


15h45 Detroit 2014 ITS World Congress introduction by Peter Sweatman, UMTRI, Chairman of Detroit 2014 International Programme Committee


16h15 Helsinki 2014 ITS Europe Congress introduction, by Vincent Blervaque, ERTICO – ITS Europe, Chairman of Helsinki 2014 International Programme Committee


16h30 Keynote speech, by Patrick Mercier-Handisyde Head of Urban Mobility Sector, European Commission, DG Research & Innivation – Transport

16h45 Conclusions and next steps

17h00 End of Workshop