2018 Conference Programme

  • SUMS 2018 Call for Papers is now open!

    The SUMS 2018 Conference will consist of two packed days of Conference Sessions, Academic Poster Presentations and our 'Meet the Buyers' Share Fair, on the topics listed below.

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    • Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs): policy
    • Connected vehicles/technologies: project updates
    • Autonomous systems: trials
    • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
    • Automated vehicles
    • CAVs: driver acceptance and human factors
    • CAVs: functional safety
    • Testing and validation
    • Sensor technologies
    • Data processing technologies
    • Communications and connectivity
    • Artificial intelligence / Machine learning
    • Cyber security
    • Low carbon vehicles, including EVs, hybrid, and hydrogen
    • Charging/refuelling infrastructure and energy management 

    • Demand-responsive transport
    • Routing
    • Physical and digital infrastructure
       - Smart payment technologies
       - Smart parking technologies
    • Public transport tracking for passengers’ information
    • Multimodal journey planners and traveller information services
    • Fleet tracking / improved fleet management / ADAS
    • Emissions reduction and environmental considerations
    • Noise reduction strategies
    • Other – we need your ideas
       - Panel suggestions (theme and speakers)
       - Speakers you would like to see invited (and why)
       - Other topics/sessions you would like to see at the conference

    Now’s your chance to add your voice to the 2018 conference

    What can you contribute to make the 2018 conference even more compelling, relevant and well attended? We are looking for updates on policy; project developments; innovations; case histories; and opportunities – and challenges.  Also ideas for speakers you would like to see us invite; for panel discussions; and for complete sessions.

    Presentation proposals (abstracts up to 300 words) are welcomed for all the topics you see listed above, or others you feel we should address. The Call for Papers will remain open until close of play on Friday 19 January 2018.

    Deliberations involving industry specialists will take place during January 2018 and all who submitted abstracts will be contacted by early February with news about their submissions.

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    If you have any questions about the SUMS 2018 Conference programme or how to get involved as a session organiser, chairman, presenter and/or panellist, don’t hesitate to get in touch:

  • Judith Patten MBE
    Project Director
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8241 1912

    Ellen Burgess
    Conference Manager
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8439 5420

    Claire Martin
    Conference Executive
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8439 5676

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