Call for Abstracts

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CITE invites all interested transportation professionals and students to share your ideas at the CITE/QUAD Joint 2022 Annual Conference happening May 29 – June 1, 2022 in Vancouver, BC at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

Our program theme is Resilient Cities: Planning for an Uncertain Future. Planning the transportation system of the future can no longer consist of extrapolating current trends. Major disruptions are becoming more frequent, and there are now a wide range of potential futures before us. This can include everything ranging from the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure to changing climate conditions to technological distributions to mobility choices. Cities have been adapting to new challenges created by COVID-19 through new innovations and practices. The theme of this conference will focus on how practices are changing from guessing a future and planning for it, to increasingly accepting uncertainty, adapting to changes in the city environment, and incorporating resilience to this uncertainty into our work.

The conference will promote the exchange of the ITE community’s ideas and experiences in transportation to promote resilience in cities. CITE/QUAD 2022 offers a unique forum for you to share your successes and learn how others in the transportation community are planning for an uncertain future to benefit all users.

Our technical program will showcase the unique solutions being developed to respond to the challenges of urban growth, climate change, technological development, COVID-19, and access to mobility by all groups. In facing these challenges, the collective knowledge and experience of the ITE community will be an invaluable tool to build on successes, learn from experiences, and tailor the analysis, design and implementation of transportation systems to the specific communities and users impacted.

Topics

We welcome you to share your ideas, initiatives, success stories, and lessons learned. Submissions are welcome on any topic that demonstrates something new, novel, or noteworthy in the world of transportation. Send us your abstract with any exciting new development in the state of the practice and we’ll see if we can include it in a suitable conference session.

Some ideas for presentations that may be particularly topical include:

  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • BRT and LRT Rapid Transit Projects – going from vision to implementation
  • Active transportation facility design and implementation – innovations, successes, and lessons learned
  • Integration of Mobility Services and Technology
  • Managing Traffic and Transportation during major events, construction and disasters
  • Bike-, car- or ride-sharing initiatives
  • Transportation accessibility and community building – removing physical, economic and social barriers
  • Designing for extreme weather and climate change
  • Road Safety, Vision Zero and Controlling Traffic Speeds
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Parking & Curbside Management
  • Women in Engineering
  • Adaptation to changes caused by COVID-19

Please use your abstract to show us how and why your idea would make a great addition to the technical program for Vancouver 2022!

Presentation Formats

We are planning to have a variety of session formats and encourage innovative formats that foster connections and/or collaboration among your audience members. Options include:

  • Presentation – an abstract outlining your presentation and a final presentation submitted after abstract acceptance
  • Poster – an abstract outlining your project/topic and a final poster supplied and presented at the conference
  • Innovative formats – Interactive formats including Panel Discussion, Workshop, or Roundtable Sessions  

We encourage you to propose an idea with your abstract submission.

Submission Instructions & Important Dates

Go to the Abstract Submission page to start your application. You will be able to save your progress so you don’t need to finish it all at once.
Abstract length: 300 to 500 words
Abstract submissions due: October 31, 2021
Final presentation submission (if your abstract is accepted): April 1, 2022

Questions? Check the Call for Abstracts FAQs.

The Fine Print

By submitting an abstract to the CITE/QUAD Joint 2022 Annual Conference in Vancouver you agree to a copyright release, should your abstract be accepted, that allows us to publish your work. You can view the full release here. If you do not agree with this release, please do not submit an abstract.

Presenters, once accepted, are required to register as a delegate to CITE/QUAD 2022.

COVID-19
Current health regulations in British Columbia require that attendees at the CITE/QUAD Joint 2022 Annual Conference must be double vaccinated. Proof of vaccination status will be required to attend. More details can be found from the BC Ministry of Health.

Countdown to abstract due date - October 31!