The ERAdiate team is planning a second international conference on ITS to be held in Vienna, Austria, on May 16–18, 2017. The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.

The full potential of Intelligent Transport Systems (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. However, deployment of ITS faces different types of obstacles, which limit the roll-out of ITS implementation and slow down the uptake of research results by the market.

The conference will bring together researchers and stakeholders to share achievements and findings in different areas of Intelligent Transport Systems and address the following questions:

  • What is the role of 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?

The call for papers is now open until January 13, 2017 ( All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. 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.

While one of the objectives of the conference “ITS: A tool or a Toy?” was to promote the University of Žilina, the city of Žilina and the Žilina region among the ITS stakeholders in Europe, this conference aims at providing a platform for researchers from the University of Žilina to promote results of their research work and to publish them through the well-recognised publishing company in a European capital (in the vicinity of Žilina and Slovakia).

For further information, please visit the event website.