The 27th ITS World Congress in Los Angeles, CA, October 4-8, 2020 will explore "The New Age of Mobility." The recent explosion of new technologies and new forms of mobility are transforming the future of transportation. At a time in which we are focused on moving people, data and freight, how will we prepare for a future that is increasingly more connected, autonomous, shared and electric? The technologies that make our roads safer will also reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions and move us closer to a future of seamless mobility — one that is safer, greener and smarter.

It is the intent of this World Congress to focus on these issues through the exchange of information and dialogue among our attendees. A robust technical program is critical to accomplishing this goal. We encourage you to consider contributing to the technical program to ensure this World Congress is successful.

For the 27th ITS World Congress, ITS America will be partnering with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At the time of your original scientific paper submission to the World Congress, authors may identify if they are interested in submitting a full paper for consideration and peer review by the TRR peer review process. Authors of scientific papers accepted for presentation at the World Congress 2020 will be invited by ITS America to re-submit their accepted scientific paper directly to the TRB to be considered for possible publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR).


For questions about the 2020 program, contact your Regional Program Coordinators:

Susan Nicoletti
ITS America

Pamela Valente

Delphine Soubies

Ikuko Okada
(Special Interest Sessions and General Programs)
ITS Japan

Haruko Ide (Technical Programs)
ITS Japan


Key Dates

All deadlines go into effect at 11:59 pm EST

June 4, 2019
Call for Contributions Announced

August 5, 2019
Call for Contributions Submission Opens

February 3, 2020
Call for Contributions Deadline

April 1, 2020
Status Notification to Paper Authors and SIS Organizers

May 1, 2020
Re-submission Deadline for Conditionally Accepted Papers

July 20, 2020
Final Paper Submission Deadline
SIS Submissions Finalized

August 5, 2020
Speaker Registration Deadline

September 15, 2020
Final PowerPoint Presentations Uploaded