ITS Observatory is organising a Special Interest Session during the EU ITS Congress Glasgow 2016 that will take place on 8 June, Wednesday 9:00-10:30 to discuss the business models and sustainability strategy for decision-support tools in ITS.

This session will present a state of the art of existing decision-support tools and platforms for cooperation aiming to consolidate knowledge, information and results, to tackle fragmentation and obstacles for deployment, and to answer questions raised by policy and decision-makers in the domain of mobility and transport across Europe.

Based on the ongoing European initiative for creating an ITS Observatory, a one-stop resource for information on Intelligent Transport Systems, this session will focus on the crucial aspects of ensuring the long term viability of database platforms and encouraging the continuous update of the information. How to collect the information and make it useful? Moreover, what business model to apply and how to create an online information platforms without public funding? How to guarantee the usability of the online decision-support tools?

This session will highlight differences and synergies between platforms for cooperation and decision-support tools by showing examples of successful initiatives, and will highlight ongoing activities such as DITCM and SEE – ITS. This session will identify success factors, obstacles and challenges, and moreover will define guidelines for creating efficient and sustainable knowledge resources.

If you are or have been involved in a similar initiative, or if you simply want to know more about the ITS Observatory you are welcome to join us!

To find out who our speakers are, you can download the session description here:

SIS ITS Observatory Glasgow 2016