Proceedings of the Congress

RF 7 Electrified and Smart Transportation

Thursday, February 10 17:15 - 18:45 (Calgary)

GMT : 02/11| 00:15 - 01:45 Paris : 02/11| 01:15 - 02:45 New Delhi : 02/11| 05:45 - 07:15 Tokyo : 02/11| 09:15 - 10:45 Sydney : 02/11| 11:15 - 12:45

Chair: Dr. Chi Xie, Tongji University, and Dr. Bo Zou, University of Illinois at Chicago

Transportation has been undergoing a rapid and one of the most remarkable transformations in the modern era, in which electrification and smart technologies represent two of the major driving forces. On the one hand, given the mounting pressure to combat climate change, electrification of vehicles have direct and significant impacts on reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the transportation sector, which accounts for 14% of global GHG emissions. On the other hand, smart transportation technologies, especially by leveraging big data and artificial intelligence, help reduce not only GHG emissions but also system inefficiency and social cost. This Foresight Session invites four internationally renowned leading scholars to share their experience and perspectives on important issues, challenges, and opportunities in the design, planning, development, and operations of electrified and smart transportation systems, on both passenger and freight transportation, and from multicontinental perspectives.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Video
  4. Questions and Answers
  5. Conclusion

Welcome and session introduction

• Dr. Chi Xie, Professor, Tongji University


Planning Future Smart Cities by Managing Society’s Mobility Infrastructure as a Platform
• Prof. Travis Waller, Chair Professor and Head of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Freight Big-Data Implementation for Smart Logistics Evolution in China
• Dr. Xiaobo Liu, Professor, Dean of School of Transportation and Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Smart and Sustainable Living Community in High Dense Asian Cities: Support from Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Planning and Intelligent Charging System
• Dr. Qiang Meng, Professor, Director of Transportation Research and Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part E, National University of Singapore, Singapore

METS-R: A Data-Driven Approach for Reducing Energy Consumption at Transportation Hubs
• Dr. Satish Ukkusuri, Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States


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Questions and Answers

• Moderated by Dr. Bo Zou, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago



• Dr. Chi Xie, Professor, Tongji University

Session Organiser: Dr. Chi Xie, Tongji University and Dr. Bo Zou, University of Illinois at Chicago
PIARC Technical Key contact: Patrick Duprat, Task Force 2.2 Electric road systems, French Speaking Secretary, France