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2017 International Conference on Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITITS 2015) was held in Xi’an on June 10 successfully, 5 invited speakers and over 300 participants. The conference absorbed overwhelm 370 submissions from 6 countries and regions, each paper will be under at least 3 reviewers, more than 70 papers were accepted and published in IOS Press Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Application and indexed by Ei Compendex.

Professor Xiangmo Zhao, Vice President of Chang'an Univesity, China

Professor Rui Chen, President of Shaanxi Computer Society, China

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Invites Speakers

Prof. Aemal Khattak
Title: Public safety at highway-rail at-grade crossings

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chair of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Highway/Rail Grade Crossings
Dr. Aemal Khattak is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Khattak teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in transportation engineering and his research interests are in highway safety with a focus on the safety of highway-rail crossings. He has received more than $5 million research funding over the years from various US agencies including the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, and different state departments of transportation. Dr. Khattak is the Chair of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Highway-Rail Grade Crossings (AHB60), Area Editor for the Journal of Safety and Security and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Transportation Research Forum.
EDUCATION
Ph.D. (Civil Engineering - transportation), 1999.
Department of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (transportation), 1995.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University,PA.
Bachelor of Science (with honors) in Civil Engineering, 1988.
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
EMPLOYMENT
08/2016–Present, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
08/2006–07/2016, Associate professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
08/2000–07/2006, Assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1.Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
2.Associate Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
3.Chair, Transportation Research Board (TRB)Standing Committee AHB60–Highway-Rail Grade Crossings (since 2015).
4.Area Editor, Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Taylor and Francis (since 2014).
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Rail Safety, Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 8 Supplement 1, May 2016.
Presentation Title: Public safety at highway-rail at-grade crossings
Abstract: Public safety at highway-rail at-grade crossings is an important aspect of the overall surface transportation safety. These locations serve as junctions for multiple transport modes and therefore they are conflict points between rail and highway traffic. Crashes at highway-rail crossings are usually more severe and costlier compared to crashes at other locations on the highway system. Because of the multimodal nature of highway-rail crossings, crashes can potentially disrupt both the highway and the rail networks. Dr. Khattak will present the current United States trends in safety at highway-rail crossings and some of the factors that have helped improve public safety at these locations. He will also talk about IT and ITS applications that can further improve safety at highway-rail crossings.

Prof. Ryosuke ANDO
Title: From ADAS to Autonomous Vehicles -A discussion based on surveys in Japan

Director of Chief Research Engineer, Toyota Transportation Research Institute (TTRI), Japan
1. Field of expertise
- Traffic & Transportation Planning & Engineering: travel demand forecasting, traffic simulation, intelligent transportation systems et al.
- Urban Planning & Regional Planning: regional planning et al.
2. Credential or professional certificates relevant to expertise
- Professional Engineer of Japan (Civil Engineering: Road): Certified by Japanese Government in Feb. and registered in Mar. 1999
- Professional Engineer of Japan (Civil Engineering: Urban & Rural Planning): Certified by Japanese Government and registered in Feb. 2000
- Professional Engineer of Japan (General Technological Management: Civil Engineering- Road): Certified by Japanese Government and registered in Feb. 2002
3. Professional Society and Activities
-Japan Society of Civil Engineers
-City Planning Institute of Japan
-Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
-City Planning Association of Japan
-Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
-World Conference on Transport Research Association
-Committee on User Information Systems (AND20) of TRB (Transportation Research Board)
4. Brief Biography
1985.8 Research Associate, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, P. R. China
1993.4 Assistant Prof. (Urban Eng.) of Gunma Univ., Kiryu, Japan
1995.1 Section Head, Katahira and Engineers Inc., Tokyo, Japan
1999.9 Division Chief, Katahira and Engineers Inc., Nagoya, Japan
2001.10~2004.10 Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P. R. China
2004.4 Research General Manager and Principle Research Engineer, TTRI (Toyota Transportation Research Institute), Toyota, Japan
2005.4~present Director of Research Department and Chief Research Engineer, TTRI (Toyota Transportation Research Institute), Toyota, Japan
2011.4~present Senior Lecture at Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan
2014.4~2017.4 Professor (Haitian Scholar) at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, P. R. China
2015.4~ 2017.9 Senior Lecture at Daido Univ., Nagoya, Japan
2017.4~ present Professor (Bayu Scholar) at Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, P. R. China

Presentation Title: From ADAS to Autonomous Vehicles-A discussion based on surveys in Japan
Abstract: Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are expected to be one idealistic transportation mode to increase road safety and ensure the mobility needs of all people in the future. On the other hand, the reality is still at the stage of vehicles with ADAS (advanced driver assistant system). In order to investigate social acceptability for diffusion of AVs, we conducted a web based survey in Japan. In this study, effects and its social perception of ADAS is firstly analyzed. Then, social acceptability for diffusion of AVsis discussed.

Prof. Nilanjan Dey
Title: Nature-inspired Intelligence: An overview and future direction

Department of Information Technology, Techno India College of Technology, India
Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence(IJACI)
Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Rough Sets and Data Analysis(IJRSDA)
Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Synthetic Emotions(IJSE)
He is an assistant prof. at the Department of Information Technology, Techno India College of Technology, Kolkata, W.B., India. He holds an honorary position of Visiting Scientist at Global Biomedical Technologies Inc., CA, USA and Research Scientist of Laboratory of Applied Mathematical Modeling in Human Physiology, Territorial Organization of- Scientific and Engineering Unions, BULGARIA, "Honorary Research Scientist" of Laboratory of Graph and Bioinformatics Algorithms (LGBA)- National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. Associate Researcher of Laboratoire RIADI, University of Manouba, TUNISIA. His research topic is Medical Imaging, Soft computing, Data mining, Machine learning, Rough set, Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation, Modeling of Biomedical Systems, Nature-inspired Computing, Swarm Intelligence, Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms, Robotics and Systems, Information Hiding, Security, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Atherosclerosis. He has 16 books and 300 international conferences and journal papers. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence (IGI Global), US, International Journal of Rough Sets and Data Analysis (IGI Global), US, and the International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (IJSE), IGI Global, US. Series Editor of Advances in Geospatial Technologies (AGT) Book Series, (IGI Global), US, Executive Editor of International Journal of Image Mining (IJIM), Inderscience, Associate Editor of the IEEE Access and Int. J. of Information Technology, Springer. Regional Editor-Asia of International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics (IJIEI), Inderscience and Associated Editor of International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, IGI Global. He is scientific Member of Centro de Estudos Organizacionais eSociais do Politécnico do Porto (CEOS.PP), Portugal.

Presentation Title: Nature-inspired Intelligence: An overview and future direction
Abstract: Nature has an amazing way that inspired researchers to explain, understand, replicate and adapt the artificial systems. The past decade perceived a progressively large prominence in the bio-inspired computing. The complexity in nature evolution follows a distinctive order along with the nature information processing that is executed in a self-organized, distributed and optimal manner. All these characteristics are emerging as new science/technology/computing fields that study problem solving procedures inspired by nature besides the attempts to understand the underlying concepts and mechanisms of natural and the biological organisms that accomplish complex tasks in a seemly way with limited resources. The integration between sciences and the nature has evolved over the centuries inspiring with novel concepts, approaches, algorithms and tools. This is settled into well-defined scientific endeavor disciplines. The field of nature-inspired is inter-disciplinary in nature combining computing science that provided wide range of algorithms, such as particle swarm optimization, firefly algorithms, ant colony optimization, and Cuckoo search. An extensive spectrum of services and applications has been presently designed and established that relies on several natural biological paradigms, including evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence. These paradigms have applications in various areas of pervasive computing, network security, data classification, pattern recognition, and mobile/embedded systems.

Dr. Haifeng Liu
Title: An Overview of Business Opportunities of Autonomous Driving


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