The ITS World Congress 2017 will be hosted at the Palais congrès in Montréal, Canada, from October 29 – November 2, 2017.
Produced by ITS America in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organized by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, this Congress brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes and live systems. Academics, researchers, policymakers, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, implementers, and the media – thousands of people from transport, automotive, telecommunications and technology sectors – will engage in robust discussions and spirited debates as to how this rapidly changing and ever expanding industry is addressing the very real challenges facing our mobile, connected societies today and in the future.
A highlight of the event will be the Smart Cities Pavilion. As a designated section of the Exhibit Hall, the Pavilion will highlight Smart Cities from around the world, continuing the discussion and debate around how policy can advance the future of integrated mobility; how transportation is moving to the centre of the Internet of things and how technological solutions and the IoT are changing cities. It will serve as a learning laboratory and feature information about leading international smart cities.
ITS World Congress 2017 will offer cutting-edge keynotes and educational programming presented by intelligent transportation experts from all over the world. Technical Papers will address technical subjects as well as the institutional, business and economic aspects of intelligent transportation and supporting systems. The educational program will also feature Full Scientific Papers focused on research and scholarships, as well as special interest sessions.
As part of this event, Congress organizers are planning to feature various live technological ITS demonstrations. The City of Montreal will create a virtual testbed on the streets adjacent to the Palais des congrès. This test bed will include an arterial loop circling the Palais and a section of a nearby limited access highway that will be equipped with DSRC roadside units integrated with local signal controllers to support demonstrations of Connected Vehicle technologies.
The ITS World Congress 2017 exhibit hall will showcase the latest advances and solutions in the ITS market. This Congress will offer participants and companies fantastic opportunities for B2B and B2G networking in the ever-expanding ITS world.