WSRTTIF Update - January 12th, 2023


UPDATE: Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Don’t wait! Submit an abstract for the 2023 Forum.

18th Annual Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum white mountain logo with winding road

Don’t wait! The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2023 Forum is approaching fast!

The Western States Forum is the premiere venue for dialogue about hands-on, nuts and bolts Rural ITS technology. It is the place for engineers, technicians, designers, and maintainers to share what works and what doesn’t with plenty of technical detail and open discussion.

The 2023 Western States Forum will be June 13-15 in Yreka, California. We are looking for speakers who will present and/or demonstrate actual projects and applications (not research or proposed projects), with a highly technical level of content and transparency about project implementation.

Call for Abstracts – 2023 Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum

Presentations and demonstrations on a variety of topics related to ITS design and engineering in rural areas are welcome! Here are a few subjects of interest to the Forum audience:

  • Design, engineering, and installation of rural ITS field applications, such as warning and safety systems
  • Design, installation, calibration, and evaluation of roadside traffic detection equipment (loop or non-intrusive)
  • Applications of microwave, radio, cellular, and/or 802.11 WiFi communications
  • Custom ITS application development
  • Innovative applications of commercial ITS applications
  • Lessons learned with application and development of standards and specifications (e.g., NTCIP, DOT specifications)

You can look through past presentations on the Forum website to get a good idea of what is expected and of interest.

Submission Instructions

If you have a topic which you would like to present at the Forum, please e-mail the following information to sean.campbell "at" by Friday, January 20, 2023:

  • Presenter’s Name, Title and Organizational Affiliation
  • Presenter’s Contact Information (mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number)
  • Presentation Title
  • Abstract (150-200 words about what your presentation or demonstration would cover)

If your abstract is selected for presentation, your travel and lodging costs to attend the Forum will be covered.

For more information, go to the Forum website or contact Sean Campbell at Caltrans DRISI:
Email: sean.campbell "at"; Phone: (916) 387-5166.

So don’t wait! Submit your abstract today! The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, January 20, 2023.