Contribute and submit your proposal for ITS Lisbon 2023

The European Programme Committee is inviting submissions for sessions and papers covering five topics on ITS and Smart Mobility to be considered for presentation and publication at the ITS European Congress in Lisbon, which takes place from 22-24 May 2023. The Call for Contributions is now open until Friday, 20 December 2022.

Under the overall theme ‘ITS: The Game Changer’, the five Congress topics serve as the foundational basis for the entire programme. Read more about two of the topics: New Mobility Services and Digitalisation and the Data Value Chain.

The Rise of New Mobility Services

Innovative mobility services are emerging to better serve citizens’ mobility needs and profoundly change urban transport. Car-sharing, ride-sharing, and bike-sharing services and operators have multiplied rapidly over the past few years, making citizens less reliant on privately owned vehicles. Integrated platforms based on the MaaS approach include access to conventional transport services, such as buses and trams, and possibly private vehicles. At the same time, the focus is now turning to Urban Air Mobility services.

Submissions are invited for sessions or papers that explore best practices and lessons learnt from MaaS, urban air mobility and air space management, new business models, and integration of services, modes and sectors. From the social perspective, the topic could address issues of jobs, changes to the workforce and skills development, or about opportunities and expectations in terms of accessibility for all users. Measuring the impact of new mobility services on climate targets and quality of service are also interesting aspects, along with matters related to governance, regulatory regimes, standards and interoperability.

The rise of new mobility services is leading to many questions and challenges for the city and regional authorities, especially concerning their role in the management and regulation of such services, notably in terms of policy, standards, data sharing, and ownership.

This brings us to our second topic: Digitalisation and the Data Value Chain.

Digitalisation is happening at all levels of the value chain. We have yet to determine how best to develop, deploy, and operate digital infrastructure. Cities often own a great deal of mobility data but hesitate to share it with transport suppliers because of concerns about privacy, safety, and liability. Similarly, suppliers are concerned about maintaining commercial security and competitiveness.

Under this topic, submissions are invited to explore best practice implementations, issues related to data ownership, privacy and security, and other aspects of data processing. There is much interest in open data platforms and a call for clear policies and standards for data sharing to make mobility more personalised and efficient, safer and greener. What is the link between data processing and energy efficiency?

The Call for Contribution is open! Take part in the Congress and present your technical paper before 20/01/23.

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