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The city of Montréals Claude Carette with Regina Hopper
The Future is Here Now: Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities - Regina Hopper, President and CEO of ITS America raises the curtain on the Montréal ITS World Congress 2017.
By 2020, the Smart Cities market will be valued at more than $1.5 trillion USD. By 2025, it is expected that 58% of the world’s population—roughly 4.6 billion people—will live in urban areas. And by 2050, experts predict the world’s urban population will double.
As the battle to maintain and create new infrastructure systems continues, how will our communities be able to ramp up the right resources at the right time to not just accommodate but welcome and capitalize on this imminent growth?
Montréal World Congress 2017 will help answer the myriad of question around the future of Smart Cities and integrated mobility as intelligent and transformative transportation researchers, policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, implementers, and the media gather for five days to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative ideas…from concepts to active prototypes to live systems.
“The ITS World Congress 2017 in Montréal will encourage robust discussions and spirited debates about how this quickly changing and ever-expanding industry is stepping up to the very real challenges facing us today and for the future,” said Steve Dellenback, director of Southwest Research Institute, chairman of the International Program Committee for Montréal World Congress 2017, and board secretary for ITS America, which is producing the event.
Chris Philp, Director, Transportation at CIMA+ and chairman and chief executive officer of ITS Canada said, “Montréal, named an intelligent city, will join other cities from around the world to showcase how intelligent transportation solutions can save lives, improve sustainability initiatives and create economic incentives for a new transportation 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 Cites 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 center 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 including Columbus, Ohio (US); Copenhagen; Montréal; and Singapore.
Call for Papers & Sessions Opens November 1, 2016
• Technical papers may address technical subjects as well as the institutional, business, and economic aspects of intelligent transportation and supporting systems. All papers must be original and report on recent significant and substantive achievements. Draft papers should be three to eight pages long and include substantial detail and data. The submissions will be reviewed by a peer panel, which will look for quality, relevance, and significance of the findings. A relevant track and subtopic must be specified.
• Scientific papers should concentrate on research and scholarship. They can be no longer than 12 pages. These papers will be reviewed by at least one highly qualified reviewer from each of the three World Congress regions and must meet high scholarly standards to be accepted. A relevant track must be specified.
• Special interest session proposals must include proposed session title, 300-word session description, and relevant track as well as subtopic. In addition to including the name, contact informatAion, and home region of the organizer for the proposed session, submissions should identify representative organizations and/ or speakers that would be solicited to participate in the session.
Key Dates: • February 3, 2017
Submission deadline for all papers and session proposals
• Late March 2017
Status notification to all session submissions
• Late April 2017
Status notification to all paper submissions
• Mid-June 2017
Resubmission of conditionally accepted draft papers
• August 25, 2017
Deadline for final paper submission and speaker registration