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Call for abstracts: I-ESA'16 ITS workshop

March 29, 2016

The Eighth International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications (I-ESA) will take place from March 29 to April 1, 2016, in Guimaraes, Portugal.

In the framework of the conference, the OPTIMUM project will organise the workshop "Intelligent Transport Systems: Big Data and Open Data in Transport – Challenges and Opportunities".

The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for experts in the field to identify and discuss relevant data-driven topics in the domain of intelligent transport systems (ITS). The OPTIMUM team is inviting experts to indicate their interest in participating by submitting an abstract for a paper on a related topic.

The workshop will address key ITS actions such as real-time traffic and travel information, cooperative systems, vehicle-to-X communications and e-Freight, with the aim of identifying commitments that will ensure the implementation of seamless and interoperable telematics services and applications in the EU. The topics that will be discussed include exploring new user preferences and attitudes with respect to data ownership and sharing; analysing the research and innovation capacities of European transport industries; examining new research opportunities and limitations offered by the use and exploitation of big data; looking at how new tools and business models may improve interoperability and accessibility, inclusive mobility and equity across different geographical areas; and assessing future skills requirements in transport.  A panel discussion will also be organised on H2020 opportunities for big data and open data in transport.

OPTIMUM is inviting interested experts to submit an abstract by February 5, 2016. Submissions should be sent to

Further details can be found on the conference website.