Program Topics

The theme of the 17th ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2021 is ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities. The speaker program is open to In-Person and Digital Delegates.

Mobility as a Service, People and Sustainability
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the ITS industry. MaaS is a key contributor to smart transport and the liveability of our cities, suburbs and regional communities. MaaS coincides with other customer centric, demand responsive transport initiatives to mark a global trend towards sustainable and accessible urban mobility.

  • MaaS ecosystem, integrated transport system, integrated ticketing and payment
  • Seamless mobility and public transport, first and last mile, ride sharing
  • Connectivity and traveller information, journey planning
  • Crowd movement, asset management, managing expectations and disruption
  • Environmental impact reduction, electro mobility and charging, hydrogen and alternate fuels
  • Community transport, micro-mobility, regional and rural areas
  • Transition and legacy, customer experience and expectations

Connected and Automated Vehicles, Safety and efficiency, IoT
Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) are transforming the norm of transport industries. The development on CAVs has benefited from technologies in automation, sensing, connectivity, navigation and safety enforcement. Trials of CAVs have been seen in various places around the world with the intent to understand the operation environment, the ecosystem and the implication to urban mobility.

  • Pilots and demonstrations
  • Infrastructure for CAVs
  • Navigation and localization systems, satellite communications, GIS and maps
  • Advanced driving assistance systems, vehicle dynamics and control
  • Advanced sensing recognition systems
  • Human factors and human machine interface for CAVs
  • Technologies for safety and enforcement, emergency pre-emption and notification, post-crash response
  • Connected ITS devices for pedestrians, transport and road operations, surveillance
  • V2X technologies and cooperative systems
  • Distributed and Edge computing, 5G communications, cyber security
  • Technologies to achieve behaviour change, transition and legacy

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Transport
Data analytics derive actionable insights from the vast quantity of data generated from various transport systems. The impact of data analytics is amplified by an ecosystem consists of data service suppliers, platform providers, regulators and end users. Such an ecosystem supports the utilisation of data for the development in advanced learning models that are the building blocks for Artificial Intelligence in transport.

  • Predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Data fusion, visualisation and business intelligence
  • Regulatory and policy aspects of open data, data sharing and brokerage
  • Data security and privacy
  • Vehicular signal processing, vehicle on-board diagnostics
  • Next generation traffic management
  • Transport modelling and simulation

Transport Pricing, Tolling and Charging
Transport pricing can benefit from emerging tolling technologies, payment integrations and upgrade in infrastructures to enhance a seamless experience for travellers and lift operational efficiencies. Operators can leverage connectivity and data analytics to deliver demand responsive pricing schemes that are complimentary to new mobility.

  • National electronic Tolling and Charging (NeTC)
  • Emerging and disruptive tolling technology
  • Case studies and current projects
  • International tolling and road user trends
  • Customer and user experience, changing behaviour of road users
  • Payment innovations
  • Compliance enforcement and disputes
  • Data analytics and sharing
  • Road user charging and smart city trends
  • Asset management

Freight and Logistics
The freight and logistics industries are moving into a new era marked with increasing automation, intelligence and multi-modality. This trend is coupled with regulatory reforms that are steering the industries towards a safer, greener and sustainable future.

  • Automated freight and logistics
  • Fleet management, automated fleets
  • Ports and border crossings
  • Railway network operations
  • Intelligent electrified vehicles
  • Drones, airspace management and navigation
  • Multi modal approaches and interfaces
  • Last mile efficiencies.

Policy, Standards and Harmonisation
Transport policies, standards and regulations should serve to enable and accelerate the adoption of technologies and innovations in transport, while setting the goals in liveability, accessibility and sustainability. Lessons can be learnt from early implementation of regulatory reforms across the globe and the best practices can be promoted.

  • Standardisation and architecture
  • Transport policy and strategy
  • Regulation and enforcement, governance
  • Funding strategies and business models
  • Liability and privacy opportunities and challenges
  • Socio-economic impacts of new form of transport
  • Driving behavioural changes
  • International cooperation, ITS education

Intelligent Transport = Inclusive Transport
The pace of change is increasing exponentially, and as a result our environment and behaviour are changing just as fast: both as transport providers and customers. Advances in transport technology and planning, such as autonomous vehicles and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) are excellent examples of changes that, within five years will directly impact how our customers move throughout our network to access education, employment, recreation and vital social services. Those within the transport industry need to keep pace with this change to constantly meet the needs of customers and predict the impact of disruptions on their products and services.

  • Putting the needs of customers first
  • Universal design: principles and goals improving accessible transport standards
  • Benefits of co-design: Understanding customers through human-centred design
  • Deliver welcoming and inclusive transport products, services, infrastructure and precincts
  • Key strategies required to build a culture of accessibility and inclusion
  • Relevant case studies and projects