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Intelligent Transport Systems – From research and development to the market uptake

November 29–30, 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

Intelligent Transport Systems – From research and development to the market uptake


co-located with SmartCity 360 summit

Event takes place in SpaHotel Sveitsi, HYVINKAA, Finland

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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are vital to increase efficiency, safety, mobility and tackle Europe's growing emission and congestion problems. They can make transport safer, more efficient and more sustainable by applying information and communication technologies to all modes of transport. Moreover, the integration of existing technologies can create new services.

The full potential of ITS can only be achieved if deployed worldwide. Research has a major role to play in developing and deploying key ITS technologies, and contributing to standardisation, interoperability between transport modes and countries, and cross-border continuity of services.

On the other hand a deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems also faces some barriers, only some of which are technological. Deployment costs, funding restrictions that prevent from facilitating investments, privacy and liability concerns, uncertain demand, and lack of legislation have limited the roll-out of ITS implementation in a number of cases.

Limited communication or too ‘technical’ communication on the benefits of new technologies to policy makers who make decisions about whether to invest in new technology development can also be an obstacle for faster deployment of ITS. Policy makers need a clear description of the benefits of new technologies including cost-benefit analyses that would enable them to compare traditional solutions with the new ones.

Lack of or limited cooperation between research and industrial sectors is another aspect which is slowing down the uptake of research results by a market. Not always research results are likely to be deployable in the short or even medium term, but this is not always understood by industry who wants to see results from their investments in ITS quickly.

The objective of the conference is to twofold:

1.       to enable researchers in ITS to share their achievements and findings in different areas of Intelligent Transport Systems

2.       to bring together the relevant ITS stakeholders and to address the following questions:

  • What role has research and end users in developing ITS solutions?
  • How to maximise the use of research outcomes by industry?
  • Should ITS be a priority for regional smart specialisation strategy?



This international event is organised by the ERAdiate project at the University of Zilina which is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

The INSYS 2017 international conference is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Accepted authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to Special Issue in EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Travel and traffic information
  • Traffic management and intelligent infrastructure (road, freight, public transport)
  • Cooperative ITS and Autonomous driving
  • Safe and secure ITS
  • Big data in ITS
  • Cloud computing, Fog computing
  • Localisation
  • Traffic modelling and simulation
  • Sensors, Detectors and Actuators
  • ITS user services
  • Approaches to sustainable transportation
  • ITS for Smart Cities