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The 4th ISTRC Annual Conference

27/06/2024: The 4th Annual & Students Conference of the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center

The 4th Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center Annual & Students Conference was hosted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on the 27th of June 2024.

This year's annual conference is overshadowed by the tragic events that unfolded on October 7th, 2023, in the Western Negev, where over 1,300 Israelis lost their lives, communities were devastated, roads turned into kill zones, reliable information was scarce, and residents were forced to flee and evacuate their homes to avoid harm. In respect, the conference was held in Beer Sheva at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, spotlighting the crucial issue of safeguarding transportation resilience in the face of disruptions and disasters.

The scope of the conference considers all aspects of transport systems research, including (but not limited) to: Vehicle and transport modes, Traffic management and control, Innovative transportation services, Transportation policy, Transportation planning, Transportation and road users’ behavior, Transport safety, Transport security, Automation and connectivity, Transportation systems in the context of Smart Cities.

DATE: June 27, 2024

LOCATION: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

09:15-09:45 Registration and Welcome
09:45-10:15 Greetings and Introduction ♦ Prof. Raz Jelinek - VP and Dean for Research and Development, BGU
♦ Prof. Eran Ben-Elia - Head, BGU CITI Center for Intelligent Transportation and Innovation
10:15-11:15 Keynote ♦ Prof. Yoram Shiftan - Head, ISTRC
From Restoration to Resilience - Can Technology Recover Transportation Systems?
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Session 1 - Parallel Sessions ♦ Public Transport & Shared Mobility
Senate Hall (Building 71)
Chair: Prof. Eran Ben-Elia
♦ Autonomous Vehicles
Barkan Hall (Building 70)
Chair: Prof. Igal Bilik
13:00-14:00 Lunch Formula Student Exposition
13:45-14:45 Poster Sessions ♦ Civil, Chemical & Electric Engineering
♦ Road users: Behavior, Safety & Health
♦ Autonomous Vehicles
♦ Public Transport & Shared Mobility
♦ Traffic Control & Algorithms
14:45 -15:45 Session 2 - Parallel Sessions ♦ Road Users: Safety, Health & Ethics
Senate Hall (Building 71)
Chair: Prof. Tal Oron Gilad
♦ Algorithms, Optimization & Big Data
Barkan Hall (Building 70)
Chair: Prof. Hillel Bar-Gera
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:45 Panel Discussion:
Resilience to Disruption - Is Smart Transportation the Solution?
♦ Prof. Tal Oron Gilad - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, BGU
16:45-17:15 Prizes and Concluding Remarks ♦ Prof. Eran Ben-Elia - Head, BGU CITI Center for Intelligent Transportation and Innovation

 

ACADEMIC AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Eran Ben-Elia, Tal-Oron Gilad, Igal Bilik, Hillel Bar-Gera

ISTRC - ISERD Pilot for Horizon 2024 Calls

ISTRC – ISERD: Pilot for Horizon 2024 Calls in Smart Transportation – Roundtable Event

DATE
February 25, 2024

LOCATION
Technion, Water Research Institute

GOAL
With the goal to increase the number of submissions to the Horizon 2024 Program in the area of Smart Mobility, ISTRC, together with ISERD, joined effort, and tailor a pilot towards Horizon Calls with deadline on September 5, 2024.

In this pilot we are aiming to provide a holistic support; maximizing ISERD tools & services as well as the ISTRC network and connections, to unite teams of researchers and to submit winning proposals.

As part of this effort, we hosted a roundtable event, with discussion groups led by scientific managers, each focusing on one specific "Horizon 2024 Call".

HORIZON CALLS THAT WERE DISCUSSED

  1. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-04: AI for advanced and collective perception and decision making for CCAM applications (CCAM Partnership)
    Scientific Manager: Dr. Igal Bilik, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    Coordinator: We are looking for a coordinator, if you are interested please fill out this FORM.
  2. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-12: A new framework to improve traffic safety culture in the EU
    Scientific Manager and Coordinator: Prof. Wafa Elias, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering
  3. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-11: Effects of disruptive changes in transport: towards resilient, safe and energy efficient mobility
  4. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-09: Policies and governance shaping the future transport and mobility systems
  5. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-06: Optimising multimodal network and traffic management, harnessing data from infrastructures, mobility of passengers and freight transport

Details about all the "Horizon 2024 Calls" in Smart Transportation to be submitted by September 5, 2024 can be found HERE.

FACILITATORS
Asaf Aharon, Head of Sector, ISERD
Tchiya Allon, General Manager, ISTRC

ISTRC Webinar - Call for research proposals - Ministry of Science

WEBINAR: Call for Research Proposals in the Fields of Smart Mobility and Transportation Infrastructure and Safety for 2023 – RECORDING

המרכז הישראלי למחקר בתחבורה חכמה
(ISTRC)
ערך וובינר בנוגע לקול קורא למחקר בנושאי תחבורה חכמה, בטיחות ותשתיות תחבורה לשנת 2023, שפרסם משרד החדשנות, המדע והטכנולוגיה, בשיתוף עם משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים, ונתיבי ישראל.

מטרת הוובינר
המרכז יארח את נציגי כל השותפים, אשר יציגו את מטרותיהם בקול קורא זה, כמו גם דגשים ותחומי מיקוד להצעות המחקר, ויספקו הבהרות לשאלות.

מועד הוובינר
17.07.2023

קהל היעד
חוקרים.ות בתחום התחבורה החכמה

הקלטות של הוובינר

תחיה אלון – מנהלת מרכז המחקר הישראלי למחקר בתחבורה חכמה, טכניון

הימת יונס – מנהלת אגף חדשנות ותחבורה חכמה, משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים

ד"ר שי סופר – המדען הראשי, משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים

ד"ר רמי אהרוני – מנהל תחום הנדסה וטכנולוגיות מתקדמות, משרד החדשנות, המדע והטכנולוגיה

רויטל לוי – מנהלת אגף מו"פ הנדסי, נתיבי ישראל

בועז ברזילי – מנהל תחום רשויות מקומיות והסכמים, משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים

שאלות ותשובות

מידע מפורט
קול קורא להגשת הצעות מחקר בנושאי תחבורה חכמה, בטיחות ותשתיות תחבורה לשנת 2023

Flyer: REGISTRATION TO THE 3RD ANNUAL & STUDENTS CONFERENCE OF THE ISRAELI SMART TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER (ISTRC)

The 3rd Annual & Students Conference of the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center – RECORDINGS

The 3rd ISTRC Annual & Students Conference of the Israeli Smart Transportation Center was hosted by the Ruppin Academic Center on 27th and 28th of June 2023.

Information about the conference, e.g. detailed program, pictures, recordings of some of the lectures, winners of the conference student awards, can be found through the link below.

Ecomotion Week 2023

ISTRC Booth at the EcoMotion Week 2023 Main Event

The EcoMotion 2023 Main Event took place on May 23, 2023 at the Expo Tel-Aviv.

In the Academy section of the Exhibition area, visitors could meet representatives of ISTRC and visit Race Cars Student Teams. Read the impressions of the three teams below (in Hebrew):

Professional Committees Workshop 2023

ISTRC Professional Committee Members Workshop 2023 – Roundtable Event – RECORDING

DATE
February 05, 2023

LOCATION
Afeka Academic College of Engineering in Tel Aviv

GOAL
The ISTRC Professional Committee Members Workshop 2023 - Roundtable Event was held in collaboration with ISERD (Israel-Europe Research & Innovation Directorate).
The workshop was designed to unite groups of researchers towards Horizon Europe 2023-24 Calls in the Smart Transportation domain:

  • Get familiar with relevant Horizon Europe 2023-24 Calls
  • Get familiar and network with potential partners from all sectors

10 selected Calls were chosen by the ISTRC Professional Committees' chairs to be presented at the workshop, while the following 3 Calls were discussed in the "Round Tables" facilitated by ISERD and ISTRC:

  1. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-08: Improved transport infrastructure performance – Innovative digital tools and solutions to monitor and improve the management and operation of transport infrastructure
  2. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-06: Optimising multimodal network and traffic management, harnessing data from infrastructures, mobility of passengers and freight transport
  3. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-09: Policies and governance shaping the future transport and mobility systems

A summary of the 10 selected Calls (in Hebrew) is available HERE

EVENT RECORDINGS

Event’s Goals and Program
Tchiya Allon, General Manager, ISTRC
Prof. Erel Avineri, Afeka Academic College of Engineering

Information about the ISTRC 2023 Annual and Student Conference
Dr. Ayelet Gal-Tzur, Ruppin Academic Center

Greetings
Daniella Gera Margaliot, Deputy Managing Director, Smart Mobility Initiative

Success story - The Municipality of Eilat
Assaf Admon, Head of Eilat-Eilot Environmental Unit

Selected Horizon Calls – Overview and Tips
Hagit Schwimmer, Senior Director, ISERD
Asaf Aharon, Head of Sector, ISERD

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 
Prof. Erel Avineri (Afeka Academic College of Engineering), Prof. Eyal Yaniv (Bar-Ilan University), Tchiya Allon (ISTRC)

Meet the Industry - Public Sector Webinar 2022

“Meet the Industry and the Public Sector” Webinar – RECORDING

DATE
December 27, 2022

TARGET AUDIENCE
All researchers in the Israeli academy

GOAL
Provide a glimpse into industry and public sector challenges & opportunities in order to promote collaborative research.

OBJECTIVES

  • Promote academy-industry / public sector research collaboration, aligned with the center’s Smart Transportation Zero Externalities Vision.
  • Get familiar with:
    1. Initiatives in the Smart Transportation field in Israel
    2. Their research interest
    3. Contact person to collaborate with

WEBINAR RECORDINGS

Introduction
Tchiya Allon
, General Manager, ISTRC

The National Initiative For Autonomous Public Transportation - an Israeli Innovation Authorities Project/Experiment
Dror Ben David, Initiative Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Waze for Cities
Noam Reshef, Partnerships Community Manager, Waze

The Municipality of Eilat
Assaf Admon, Head of Eilat-Eilot Environmental Unit

Andromeda TeleOperation Consortium’s Technology and Beyond
Eli Shapira, System Architect, Andromeda

ISTRC Booth at Ecomotion Week 2022

ISTRC Booth at the EcoMotion Week 2022 Main Event

DATE
May 11, 2022

The ISTRC booth at the EcoMotion Week 2022 Main Event provided a glimpse into the Israeli academy and hosted students teams competing in international car racing competitions.

People who visited us learned about opportunities for academy-industry collaboration and research funding in the Smart Transportation domain.

Israel Innovation Authority Webinar

Israel Innovation Authority & ISTRC Webinar on Smart Transportation – Research Opportunities – RECORDING

DATE
February 06, 2022

TARGET AUDIENCE
All Researchers in the Smart Transportation domain (from academy, industry R&D, etc.)

DETAILS

The Israel Innovation Authority together with the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center (ISTRC) conducted a dedicated webinar on Smart Transportation, aiming to promote collaboration between the academy and the industry researchers.

During the webinar, the Israel Innovation Authority presented their funding programs, following ISTRC’s presentation of the Center’s open Call for Research. The two opportunities are complementary to each other.

WEBINAR RECORDINGS

On the Israel Innovation Authority’s YouTube Channel

More detailed information about the webinar can be found HERE.