The 8th European Congress on ITS will be held from 6 to 9 June 2011 at the Cité Internationale Congress Centre in Lyon under the theme “Intelligent Mobility – ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions”.

In this context a call for papers and special session proposals was issued last October aimed to reflect the eight topics at the core of the congress. The eight topics are: co-modal urban transport management electromobility from cooperative systems to integrated mobility services from smart concepts to successful implementation governance and business issues information and communication: providers and users and ITS for adaptive and resilient cities.

As a result ERTICO is delighted to inform you of the great response. Altogether 351 papers were submitted for the Congress including 277 technical papers and 74 scientific papers. All in all paper submissions were received from 36 different countries both from Europe and other parts of the world. Importantly the international submission marks a distinct interest in European ITS activity. ERTICO would like to thank all those who have contributed to this success especially the National ITS associations who were very active in contributing to this milestone.

Scheduled in parallel to the Congress the Exhibition already sold out three months before the event will show some of the latest European achievements in ITS.  It will run from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 June concurrently to the conference to enable the best possible synergy between both parts of the event. Major ITS companies from France Europe and across the world will be present to showcase their new ITS technologies across all modes of transport.  Altogether this will represent more than 100 exhibitors from 16 different countries including Renault Trucks TomTom Navteq Orange Kapsch Logica Continental and many others.

ITS Austria ITS Belgium ITS France ITS Netherlands ITS Network Germany ITS Spain ITS Russia and TTS Italia will also be present representing the interest and support of the European continent. Furthermore the  European Commission will participate in the Congress with one of the largest stands.

Moreover the French organising committee in cooperation with ERTICO has developed a very attractive programme incorporating eight technical visits.

Numerous static and live demonstrations will conclude the impressive list of activities: Cybercars electric vehicles and the eco driving experience including the EC co-funded FREILOT pilot truck driving simulator constitute merely a few examples.

ERTICO would like to thank the sponsors of the event – CS Group EGIS Logica Navteq Orange Renault Trucks and Rhône Alpes Automotive Cluster –  for their support in making the Congress and Exhibition even more attractive.

This major 2011 event is organised with the active participation of the Grand Lyon the Rhône-Apes Region the Lyon Urban Truck and Bus Cluster the French Ministry of Transport (MEDDTL) ITS France the French organisations active within ERTICO the French Organising Committee and the European Programme Committee. ERTICO would like to warmly thank all extending a special thanks to Bernard Favre and Marc Ellenberg for their outstanding contribution.


Online registration for the Lyon Congress will open on 7 April 2011. Please visit the Lyon ITS Congress website for more information and the latest updates.


Click here for an interactive presentation of the 8th European ITS Congress Lyon and related activities.

Finally we would like to inform you that the European Commission DG Move will hold its own ITS Conference in Lyon on 6 June 2011 in conjunction with the European ITS Congress in Lyon. More information on this event will follow.

But this will not be the only event in conjunction  with the European congress –  TISA Nearctis ERF EC co-funded projects such as EcoMove P3ITS FOT-Net and many others will also be hosting their own events either before or after the Congress thus making the period of the ITS week not to be missed.

There will further be many networking opportunities therefore we are convinced that the 8th ITS Lyon Congress will be one of the best European Congresses to date and assure you of an unforgettable experience!


We look forward to welcoming you in Lyon in June!





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Original Publication Date: Thu 31 Mar 2011