2014 Conference

2014 Conference – Changing the Way We Travel

The 21st ITS Arizona Annual Conference was held on Wednesday September 24, 2014 and Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Mesa Convention Center. The conference began with a Connected Vehicle Workshop that included representatives from federal, state and local levels bringing attendees up to speed with the latest developments in this rapidly growing research area.

On the second day of the conference, a total of 34 presentations were available to attendees, including 3 from our first-ever session for the finalists of the Student Paper Competition to present their work. The Past Presidents’ Awards were given out, including the Member of the Year, the winners of the Student Paper Competition were announced and the results of the elections for the 2014-15 ITS Arizona Board of Directors were presented.  Following on the success of the 2013 conference, we again set a record for attendance, both for attendees and sponsors/exhibitors, and we hope to continue the trend at next year’s 22nd ITS Arizona Annual Conference.  

 Photo Highlights

Conference Program and Presentations

Final Conference Program

Day 1 – Connected Vehicle Workshop

Day 2 – Conference Sessions

2014-15 Board of Directors Election Results

President – Khamchanh Ratsavong

Vice-President – Jamie Blakeman

Secretary – Scott Clark

Treasurer – Kim Carroll

Past President – Jeff Jenq

Members-at-Large – Yung Koprowski, David Lucas, Sanjay Paul and Mike Sutton

(From left to right: Jeff Jenq, Khamchanh Ratsavong, Scott Clark, Jamie Blakeman, Kim Carroll, Sanjay Paul, Mike Sutton and David Lucas. Not Pictured: Yung Koprowski)

Past Presidents’ Award Winners

Best ITS Planning Project

City of Phoenix ITS Strategic Plan

2014 ITS Planning Project Award

Best ITS Implementation Project

City of Tempe Wireless Communications Project

2014 Best ITS Implementation Project Award

Best Use of ITS Product/Service in Arizona

AZTech Regional Information System

2014 Best Use of ITS Product-Service in Arizona Award

Member of the Year

Arthur Dock

2014 Member of the Year Award

Student Paper Competition Winners

Mehdi Zamanipour, Yiheng Feng & Shayan Khoshmagham, from The University of Arizona, won the competition for their paper titled A Simulation Platform for Test and Evaluation of Signal Control Applications in a Connected Vehicle Environment“.