Franco-British Symposium on Intelligent Transport Systems [fr]
Update 14 Oct: presentations added.
France and the UK are leaders in the growing field of Intelligent Transport Systems, an industry that experiences 11.57 % annual growth between 2015 and 2020, and is worth 23.44 bn£ (€9.81 Mds€) by 2020, hence making important contributions at every stage of the industry (basic research such as design of algorithm; development such as proof of concept of driverless car; and innovation/commercialisation such as e-ticketing, intelligent parking systems). They also drive their aspiration to structure this rapidly growing industry, and more importantly, to secure investment, to materialise research into innovation and commercialisation.
These two days are intended to bring together French and British stakeholders from academia, industry and government to showcase their activities, to stimulate discussion on the existing challenges for the transport sector and the changes that will occur in our society, to reflect on the issues around innovation, strategies, basic research and benefits for the society as the need to find sustainable solutions to the transport issues in large cities becomes mandatory.
There are numerous opportunities to seed success through collaborations between French and British partners within the European research area and context. With the increased focus on transport systems, especially in both countries, it is a time not to be missed to join forces and reinforce collaborations and business adventures to become if not to remain the key actors in this growing environment.
- Bring together stakeholders within the ITS industry in both public and private sectors from France and the UK.
- Learn about the research, technology translation and industrial challenges in both countries.
- Share views about discovery/innovation to be made.
- Identify synergies and explore the possibilities of bilateral cooperation with a view to creating Franco‐British leadership in bidding for European projects.
- Seed industrial partnership to fasten innovation, hence bringing the state of the art of ITS for society benefit.
Session 1: State Strategy and ITS
- ITS Development In France, Status And Trends, Mr Pascal Lemonnier, ATEC ITS France.
- The Future of Transport is Intelligent Mobility, Dr Paul Zanelli, Transport Systems Catapult.
Session 2: Society and ITS
- Connected People and Technology, Prof Susan Grant-Muller, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
- Security Challenges with ITS - a Law Enforcement View, Colonel Frank Marescal, Gendarmerie Nationale.
- Intelligent Mobility, Ms Sofia Taborda, Future Cities Catapult.
Session 3: Robotics and ITS
- Coordination of Mobile Robots, Prof Arnaud de la Fortelle, Centres for Robotics, Mines ParisTech.
- Agricultural Robot: Intelligent Spray, Dr Charles Cox, IBEX Automation.
- RAS Technologies at Surrey for Future Intelligent Transport, Prof Yang Gao, STAR-Lab, Surrey Space Centre.
- Robotics: Learning from Nature how to Land Aerial Robots, Dr Mirko Kovac, Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College London.
Innovation at the transport-IT Interface: Role of State and City, Dr Tim Schwanen, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford.
Session 4: Infrastructure and ITS
- A Smart Railway Infrastructure for Efficient Operations, Mr Christophe Chéron, SNCF.
- ITS and Urban Logistics, Mr Bernard Favre, LUTB Transport and Mobility Systems.
- Internet of Big Things: Smart Infrastructure for Improved Mobility, Ms Sarah Weldon, CEA-Tech.
- Autonomous vehicles: the concept of high quality of service highway, Mr Nicolas Hautière, IFFSTAR.
- Impact of Physical and Digital Infrastructures for the Driverless Car, Mr Jean-Laurent Franchineau, VEDECOM.
- The Role of Rail in Intelligent Transport Systems, Prof John Preston, Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton.
Session 5: Computer Science and ITS
- Modelisation and Simulation for Safety and Security of Autonomous Transport, Mr Paul Labrogère, IRT SystemX.
- The Importance of Vehicle Security: Commons Vulnerabilities and Solutions, Dr Cédric Levy-Bencheton, IOActive.
- Eight Years of R&D in Freight and Passengers Transportation Context in Smart City Perspective: ICT Principles and Applications, Prof Bertrand David, LIRIS Ecole Centrale.
- Use of Artificial Intelligence in Connected Transport Sytems for Road Automation, Dr Haibo Chen, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
Session 6: Vehicle and ITS
- Safe, Efficient and Effective Testing of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Prof Paul Jennings, WMG’s Eenrgy and Electrical Systems Research Group.
- Making Machine See, Prof Roberto Cipolla, Information Engineering Group, University of Cambridge.
- Towards Autonomous Driving, Mr Alain Servel, Groupe PSA.
For further information on this event, please contact Dr Ludovic Drouin: ludovic.drouin[at]ambascience.co.uk