3rd Annual iCity-ORF Research Day 2018 @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Preceded by 8-10 a.m. iCity Advisory Committee Meeting.

By invitation only.  More details TBA.

Transformative Transportation ’18 – iCity CATTS Symposium
Jun 28 all-day

On June 28, 2018, the iCity-Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS) will host its inaugural annual research day at University of Toronto St. George Campus.

By invitation only.


In July 2017, the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) launched the iCity-Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS). The research centre was established to quantify and guide the transformation of transportation systems in the era of rapid innovations in vehicular technologies and in provisioning of transportation as a service. The iCity-CATTS is the first research centre of its kind in North America to address the large-scale impacts of disruptive transportation technologies and services on our cities. It is a multi-disciplinary multi-sector collaboration that gathers academia, industry, technology experts, and the government. The centre’s mission is to guide societal transformation into a positive and sustainable direction, avoid the emergence of counterproductive travel trends, and emboldens Ontario cities as leaders in North America and the world.

Distracted Walking and Distracted Bicycling: What We Know and Data Needs @ MC331 (Boardroom), 3rd flr, Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Pedestrians and bicyclists, much like drivers, have always been engaged in multi-tasking like using hand-held devices, listening to music, snacking, or reading while walking and bicycling. The effects are similar to those experienced by distracted drivers. However, distracted walking has not received similar policies and effective interventions as distracted driving to improve pedestrian safety. On the other hand, while distracted drivers endanger themselves and others, distracted bicyclists, in general present more risk to themselves than to others. Information on distracted bicycling and interventions to address safety related issues is very limited.

The presentation will include the state-of-practice on policies, campaigns, available data, identified research needs, and opportunities pertaining to distracted walking and distracted bicycling. Future challenges and opportunities resulting from self-driving vehicles will also be discussed.

A brief Q&A will follow the talk.

All are welcome.

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Judith Mwakalonge

Judith L. Mwakalonge is an Associate Director of the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility at South Carolina State University. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania along with a Master’s degree from Florida State University and PhD degree from Tennessee Tech University. Her research focuses on distraction, safety and operation of non-motorized and low-powered modes of transportation.

Presented by UTTRI in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Two Short Courses on Public Transit 2018 @ University of Toronto, Galbraith Building, Room GB202
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm

The University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute offers two back-to-back courses designed to provide participants with knowledge of key concepts and best practices related to public transit service planning and technology.

The first course, Public Transit Planning & ITS (August 13-14), provides an overview of key concepts and best practices related to transit planning, network and service design, service standards, transit and land use, and the application of ITS technologies.

The second course, Public Transit Modelling (August 15), provides a complementary but more focused and advanced exploration of tools that can be used for forecasting demand at both the system and route levels, transit assignment, and microsimulation-based analysis. The courses will be taught by leading transit planning researchers and practitioners and will provide a balanced perspective on transit systems planning and ITS, including both state-of-the-art techniques and practical perspectives.

Please consult our Two Short Courses on Public Transit 2018 brochure PDF for complete details.

Tuition may be paid in two ways:

  1. Secure online payment: Proceed to online Registration Form and follow secure payment link.
  2. Payment by cheque: Complete and print the Downloadable 2018 Registration Form PDF and follow the instructions to submit it to us with your cheque.

Email for more information or telephone (416) 978-4175.

Automotive UI ’18 @ Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day
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AutomotiveUI, the ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications, to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information concerning research (and practice) and educational activities for motor vehicle user interface development.