All attendees are welcome to join the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Plenary Sessions in which major
personalities from today’s world of ITS will present their personal views on key ITS issues.
In these sessions a range of senior experts including highlevel industry executives, public officials and academics will draw from their experiences to discuss key topical policies, problems and issues. As well as reviewing current challenges and achievements these Sessions provide an exciting opportunity to learn about future ITS initiatives.
Special Interest Sessions
Organised at the request of organisations or groups of experts developing and deploying ITS, these interactive, tailor-made meetings create an opportunity to explore in- depth specific topics.
Special Interest Sessions represent an opportunity to explore a specific topic in detail. Although they vary considerably in content and format in general a session’s presentations and discussions will follow a prepared plan. However in some cases – for example a topic is contentious with many different opinions to be considered, or it is in an area which is evolving very quickly – a less structured session is called for and this class of SIS is described as a Stakeholder Workshop in the Congress Programme.
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.
Sessions in the Exhibition area
As the name implies, Interactive Sessions facilitate information exchange by providing a two stage workshop style format with an extended time frame to enable presenters to reach and exchange with appropriate audiences of interested delegates.
In the first stage, a group of 7-8 technical/scientific papers covering the same topic are introduced with each speaker limited to 3 slides with no time for questions and answers.
The aim is to give the audience the flavour of what the authors have to present. The second stage immediately follows the presentations. This is an opportunity for extended discussions between speakers and the audience in the form of group debates or one-to-one exchanges.
Each speaker will have a screen available to show additional material. Interactive Sessions take place in a dedicated area in the Exhibition to encourage contact between paper authors and exhibitors.
Commercial Paper Sessions
These are presentations of Technical or/and Scientific Papers judged by reviewers and the International Programme Committee to be near-market rather than pre-market, or where authors have specifically requested the specialised Theatre venue in the Exhibition. Commercial Papers describe an activity aimed at generating or improving a specific product, device or idea for the market. Papers will be assembled around similar themes and presented in groups with a moderator.
Aug 12, 2016
This year's 11th ITS European Congress featured a dedicated "Young Professionals Day" on Tuesday, 7 June with dedicated sessions for students and young professionals in the field of ITS. The day featured two stakeholder workshops and rounded off with a special...