Students and young professionals will be a focus of next summer’s European ITS Congress in Glasgow, which hopes to attract top talent into the intelligent transport sector. School visits to the event and a ‘hackathon’ – where software enthusiasts work together on collaborative projects – are both planned.

Themes of the congress are likely to cover connected and automated vehicles, ways to bring services to users, transport applications of satellite technologies, sustainable transport and the role of ITS in helping to overcome climate change.

The congress takes place from 6 – 9 June 2016 and the event will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Demonstrations will take place both in the centre car parks and on a nearby street which will be closed to the public.

Preparations for the congress are being overseen by the European Programme Committee for the ITS Congresses, which is also looking after the 2015 Bordeaux ITS World Congress this autumn. The joint hosts of next summer’s European ITS Congress are Glasgow City Council and Transport Scotland. The Glasgow Convention Bureau and ITS (UK) are also playing a major part in efforts to deliver the event.

A call for papers will open on 5 October and close during January. ITS (UK) members can access priority exhibition stand space booking at the beginning of September. For further details about the congress visit the Glasgow 2016 website at and you can follow the Congress on Twitter via #ITSGlasgow16.

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