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T-Tech 2024 Abstract Submissions GuidE

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Abstract submissions will close on Monday, March 11.

Please read about the format and process for submitting. Submissions must be made through the website before the deadline. Read the guide below and ensure your submission meets the criteria for the best chance of acceptance. Get in touch if you have any questions.
Find more information about programme, registration discounts, and awards below.


topics and Content guidance

Abstract Submission Categories/Topics (see below for more guidance)

  • Public and Shared Transport Technologies and Solutions
  • Demand Management and Road User Pricing
  • Electric, Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Data, AI, Analytics and Cybersecurity
  • Technologies for Safer and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Smart Transport Modelling, Operations and Asset Management

The above is intended to form the basis of our programme streams. The submission form will ask you to select 1 (max.) category that best applies to your paper or poster submission. We may assign your submission to a different topic, this will be at the judging panel’s discretion.

What are the judges looking for and what “transport technology” and outcomes are we interested in?

  1. Outcomes are vital, i.e. what purpose does your technology or tech-enabled solution serve?
    The Ministry of Transport Outcomes Framework explains the outcomes of critical importance for New Zealand:
    Resilience and Security, Inclusive Access, Healthy and Safe People, Environmental Sustainability and Economic Prosperity.
    We are interested in what makes your technology, solution or research new, different, and exciting, but we are much more interested in how it will enable a better future of transport. This is not always easy with new technology, but if you can demonstrate outcomes or impacts through project details, trial and research results, modelling, or case studies….that will be viewed positively.
  2. Is it relevant for New Zealand, is it timely? T-Tech is future-focused.
    Local and international examples are welcome. Explain why it is relevant to the audience and why it is relevant now and in the future. It should be new or have fresh developments, outcomes, or policy implications
  3. Technologies, solutions, research and, policy included in the T-Tech programme are broad. Here are some examples of what has been included in the past, but that does not preclude technologies and topics outside of this list as the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems continues to grow and evolve
  • Accessibility
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous vehicles and vehicle automation, vehicle and driver safety technologies
  • Car sharing, bike share, on-demand transport, carpooling, ride-hailing
  • Connected and cooperative transport (C-ITS, V2X, V2V, I2X…)
  • Congestion reduction, demand management,
  • Cybersecurity, data analytics, data protection, data-sharing, data governance
  • Digital asset monitoring and maintenance systems
  • Digital communications (5G, Satelite, GPS, DSRC…)
  • Electric vehicle technologies (ferries, heavy and light vehicles, buses, public transport, LEVs, aviation, PAVs, micromobility…)
  • Enforcement systems
  • Equity
  • Freight and fleet innovations and data
  • Integrated and seamless ticketing, PT user information apps, MaaS, first/last mile solutions
  • IoT, sensors, CCTV, radar, digital signage
  • Low and zero-emission transport
  • Mapping and GIS
  • Mobility innovations and data
  • Network optimisation
  • Parking and kerb side optimisation
  • Physical infrastructure monitoring and maintenance
  • Policy for transport technologies
  • Public Transport network optimisation
  • Safety for people and communities
  • Smart intersections, roadworks, tunnels, bridges, and corridor systems
  • Standards and procurement
  • Sustainable infrastructure, (low carbon materials and application)
  • Traffic management
  • Trends and modeling
  • Vehicle priority systems

Submission Guide

Submitting an Abstract for Presentations

  1. Please complete the abstract upload on behalf of the intended presenter, so we can engage with them directly in any follow up. 
  2. You can have up to a maximum 2 co-speakers per presentation, presenters must attend the conference in-person (see below).
  3. The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words and written as no more than two paragraphs. Longer abstracts may be rejected and full papers will not be accepted. Please use .doc, .docx or .PDF format (max. size 2MB)
  4. To be accepted your abstract should include why it is topical, timely, what transport challenge it addresses and why it is relevant to the conference.
  5. Please do not include graphs, logos or bullet points. Heavy jargon and abbreviations are discouraged.
  6. The presentation or poster should not be a sales pitch, submissions judged to be commercially oriented are likely to be rejected. 
  7. Only abstracts submitted via the website will be considered. You will receive a confirmation email after uploading. Contact us if you do not receive a confirmation or have any issues with uploading.

Submitting an Abstract for a Poster

  1.  Please complete the abstract upload on behalf of the primary author, so we can engage with them directly in any follow up. 
  2. Posters can have unlimited authors but only one point of contact (email, phone number, website if relevant).
  3. If accepted it is expected the poster submitter will attend the conference and be available for the poster session.
  4. The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words and written as no more than two paragraphs. Longer abstracts may be rejected and full papers will not be accepted.
  5. To be accepted your abstract should include why it is topical, timely, what transport challenge it addresses and why it is relevant to the conference.
  6. Please do not include graphs, logos or bullet points in the abstract. Heavy jargon and abbreviations are discouraged.
  7. The abstract should be primarily informative and address a known transport challenge, i.e. not be a sales pitch, submissions judged to be commercially oriented are likely to be rejected. 
  8. Only abstracts submitted via the website will be considered. You will receive a confirmation email after uploading. Contact us if you do not receive a confirmation or have any issues with uploading.

Key Dates 

Abstract submission closes Monday March 11th
Abstract reviews complete April 1st
Submitter notifications will be emailed early April (you will be encouraged to upload bio and image via the website portal at this point)
Speaker and poster representative registration deadline is May 27th
A preliminary program will be published in April


Presenting/posters and Session information

In Person Presentation

T-Tech is an in-person conference, and it is the intention that all presentations will be given in-person from the lectern. We may consider pre-recorded video presentations in rare circumstances. These decisions will be made by ITSNZ and the T-Tech Committee. Note there is no difference in the speaker registration rate regardless of the type or format of a speaker’s presentation.

Session Format

Most abstract submissions will be scheduled for presentation during sessions dedicated to a conference topic (above), where the allocated time for presentations is 12-15 mins each.  This does not change if there are two speakers. Time permitting, 5 minutes of questions will follow each presentation.

Posters Information
If your poster has been accepted you or a colleague are required to attend the conference to represent the work and answer questions. Posters will be on display adjacent to the exhibition zone for the duration of the event.

Size specifications will be confirmed at the time of acceptance and will depend on the number of posters accepted.

Submission Review

All submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges. The panel will be asked to score submissions according to the quality of the research or project being presented as well as to the topicality, comprehensiveness, and clarity of the content. You will be notified by email on the outcome of your submission.

If successful, your presentation will be scheduled into the program, or your poster allocated a space. You will be asked to complete your registration no later than May 27th 2023. Failure to complete registration by the specified date could result in losing your presentation slot or poster space. You may choose to change presenter or representative and we will transfer a registration to the new person. 

Registration, Discounts and Awards

All speakers and poster submitters are required to be registered and pay a registration fee. A substantial registration discount will be offered. Students may be eligible for a further discount on application.  

You are responsible for all costs associated with your attendance, presentation or poster preparation and we ask that you remain at the conference for the full event to network with other attendees. 

The T-Tech awards are a popular component of the conference, awards will be given for presentations and posters on the final day, please do stay for this as there will be photography and subsequent publicity about the winners.

All presentations and posters accepted to the conference programme via an abstract submission will be eligible to win awards based on the calibre of their presentation and delivery. A Supreme Award Winner for each will receive a prize as well as a complimentary ticket to T-Tech 2025. 

Health & Safety

ITS New Zealand (ITSNZ) is working with its partners to deliver a successful and safe event that reflects the prevailing health & safety conditions. Should it not be practical to progress with an in-person event, the event may migrate to hybrid or online-only and ITSNZ will strive to provide you with an alternate presentation mode to suit the modified event style. The event may also be rescheduled at the discretion of ITSNZ. Refunds are not available if the event is rescheduled or modified, however should ITSNZ cancel the event, speakers and poster submitters will receive a full refund of the registration fees paid. 

Contact ITS New Zealand 

If you have any questions, please contact ITSNZ


Sponsorship and Exhibition 

Sponsors and Exhibitors at T-Tech have the opportunity to showcase products and services to a targeted audience and build valuable industry connections. Sponsorship and exhibition packages allow you to raise brand awareness, showcase technology solutions and expertise.

Don’t miss this opportunity to grow your business and reach your marketing goals.

Request Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus

T-Tech is hosted by Intelligent Transport Systems New Zealand (ITSNZ). ITS New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation supported by annual memberships. Member organisations receive discounts on tickets and exhibition booths and get advance notice of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. Check if your organisation is a member

We look forward to welcoming you to T-Tech 2024. Join the conversation online #ttech24

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