Congress Format

Plenary sessions

All attendees are welcome to join the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Plenary Sessions dedicated to important policy challenges addressed by major personalities from the ITS world and beyond.

Executive sessions

In these sessions high level industry executives, public officials and academics will draw from their experiences to discuss key topical policies, opportunities and challenges.

Special Interest Sessions

Organised at the request of groups of experts developing and deploying ITS, these interactive, tailor-made sessions provide the opportunity to focus on specific topics of interest.

Technical/Scientific Sessions

These sessions are composed of presentations by international experts on varying ITS related topics encompassing all technical, scientific, economic, organisational and societal aspects of ITS. They aim to encourage and enable the exchange of information on deployment ranging from improving the operational use of systems and services on the one hand to research and development in support of new applications on the other.

Discussion sessions

These sessions will begin with speakers making short presentations after which the moderator will facilitate a discussion involving both the speakers and the audience. This format suits contentious subjects with many different opinions to be considered, or an area which is evolving very quickly. The sessions are less structured with more time for interaction between the speakers and the audience.

Commercial paper sessions

Commercial Papers describe an activity aimed at generating or improving a specific product, device or idea for the market. Papers will be presented in groups with a moderator.

Project dissemination sessions

These are Special Interest Session proposals which the Programme Committee considered had significant emphasis on presentation of results from one or more important projects.

Out of the box

We expect most presentations to follow the normal ‘theatre style’ but organisers are not restricted to this format and we welcome suggestions for sessions designed to encourage more interaction between participants.

This is your opportunity to propose an idea, a presentation, a session or an activity of your own choice. Be creative, be original, be daring and – above all – be committed! Push the boundaries of ITS or challenge conventional thinking and engage with the city and its people; bring a solution to the non-technical barriers to deployment…

When submitting your proposal you can indicate the “out of the box” option. Contributions will be selected that are interesting, entertaining, attractive to a large audience and showing commitment by organiser and speakers.

Pitch your idea and show that you can deliver an outstanding contribution, whatever it may be…