IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
The IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) is a professional society of the IEEE.

Field of Interest

The IEEE ITS Society states on its website that its Field of Interest is in "theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical
Electrical engineering
Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. The field first became an identifiable occupation in the late nineteenth century after commercialization of the electric telegraph and electrical...

 and electronics engineering and information technologies
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

 as applied to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), defined as those systems utilizing synergistic technologies and systems engineering
Systems engineering
Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed over the life cycle of the project. Issues such as logistics, the coordination of different teams, and automatic control of machinery become more...

 concepts to develop and improve transportation systems of all kinds.".


The IEEE ITS Society publishes a high-impact journal, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. In 2009. it launched a new magazine called the ITS Magazine.

The ITS Society also publishes a widely-read quarterly Newsletter, available on its website and through email.


The IEEE ITS Society sponsors a number of annual international conferences
Academic conference
An academic conference or symposium is a conference for researchers to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers.-Overview:Conferences are usually composed of various...

. A full list of these conferences can be found here

Started in 1998, the ITS Society's flagship conference series, the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conferences (ITSC) target basic research
Research can be defined as the scientific search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation, to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, prove new ideas, or develop new theories, usually using a scientific method...

 and applications of leading advances in communications, computer, control, and electronics technologies related to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

The Intelligent Vehicles (IV) Symposium, an annual forum sponsored by the IEEE ITS Society, gathers researchers from industry
Industry refers to the production of an economic good or service within an economy.-Industrial sectors:There are four key industrial economic sectors: the primary sector, largely raw material extraction industries such as mining and farming; the secondary sector, involving refining, construction,...

 and universities
A university is an institution of higher education and research, which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university is an organisation that provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education...

 to discuss research and applications for Intelligent Vehicles and Intelligent Infrastructures. IV papers deal with all aspects of vehicle-related intelligent systems
Intelligent Systems
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 and cooperation between vehicles and infrastructure
Infrastructure is basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function...


The ITS Society also sponsors the following annual conference series: the IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics (SOLI), covering innovative research related to services/logistics design, innovations, marketing
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, operations, and informatics; the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), focusing on mechatronic (integration between the components/hardware and the information-driven functions/software) and embedded systems; and the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), studying the development and use of advanced information technologies for local, national/international, and global security related applications through an integrated technological, organizational, behavioral, and policy based approach.
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