The Second Russia ITS Congress 2010
following the results of the Second International Russian Congress
on Intellectual Transport Systems
The Second International Russian Congress on Intellectual Transport Systems was held on April 6-7, 2010 in Moscow. It was organized and held by the International Academy of Transport together with ITS Association-Russia, with the support of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and the Russian Ministry of Transport, under the patronage of the ‘United Russia’ project ‘Russian Infrastructure’.
Viktor Dosenko, First Vice-President of the International Academy of Transport, opened the Congress. The representatives of the embassies of Great Britain and Italy as well as of ITS-Japan association made greeting speeches addressed to the participants of the forum.
Opening the plenary meeting, Sergey Shishkaryov, Chairman of the Committee for Transport of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, pointed out that “promotion of intellectual transport systems (ITS) in global practice is a highly organized process. In particular, special organization structures are formed, a regulatory base is developed at the national level, a mechanism of strategic and current planning, ITS development projects financing is adjusted. In our country we are making first steps in these directions”.
The following persons spoke before the Congress participants: Aleksey Illarionov, chief information officer – Head of Department of information and corporate managerial processes, Russian Railways OJSC; Boris Tsiklis, Director General of Federal State Institution ‘Directorate for Traffic Safety Program; Aleksandr Kondratiev, Vice-President of the International Academy of Transport; Leonid Kozlov, Vice-President of the International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Igor Rozenberg, Deputy Director General of NIIAS OJSC; Jens Papperitz, Vice-President of Siemens AG; Evgeny Gulyakin, Director of Department for User Charge System, TOLLTEC; Josef A. Czako, Director of Department for International Business Development, Kapsch TrafficCom.
The Congress continued its work within 3 thematic round tables: ‘ITS on Russian railway transport: problems and prospects’; ‘Navigation and information system for management and monitoring of transport means on the basis of global navigation satellite systems’ and ‘Intellectual transport systems in traffic management and safety provision’.
The first day of the Congress ended with the awarding ceremony ‘For achievements in the intellectual transport systems development in Russia’. The main prize was awarded to NIIAS OJSC. TOLLTEC; Scientific and Engineering Center ‘Navigator Technology’; ENEL S.p.A, Italy; Mobile TeleSystems OJSC; ‘Modern Communications Center of Expertise’, Kapsch TrafficCom Russia were awarded with diplomas and prizes. Igor Rozenberg, Yury Urlichich and Boris Tsiklis were awarded for outstanding personal contribution to the development of intellectual transport systems in Russia.
The second day work of the Congress continued at round tables ‘Intellectual technologies in regional transport systems’ and ‘Let’s start with Olympics: current issues of intellectual systems development’. The Congress participants were provided with a unique opportunity to see intellectual systems on transport in operation during the tours to the Transportation Management Center of RZD, Dom Svyazi (Communication House) with the Moscow Metro lines management center and Space Services Center.
The US Ministry of Trade, national associations ITS-America and ITS-Japan, International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, GLONASS Forum Association and others rendered assistance in preparation for the Congress. The Public Private Partnership Development Centre was a partner of the Congress. The Congress assembled more than 350 participants, including the representatives of the Asian countries, CIS and Europe (Austria, Germany, Italy, etc.), and the USA. The representatives of some regional administrations of Russia took part in the work of the Congress.
Yury Urlichich, chief designer of GNSS/GLONASS of Russian Space Systems OJSC, stated: ‘It’s advisable to use regional navigation and information systems that are currently being developed on the basis of GLONASS technologies and aimed at enhancing the quality of government functions performance and providing transportation services in regions as the basis for developing intellectual transport systems in Russia’.
According to Leonid Kozlov, Vice-President of the International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs: ‘The problem of ITS implementation becomes of strategic importance, determines the competitive ability of each country in the global market in general and cannot be put into effect without direct support of the government. The country needs a transport system of new generation that complies with the purposes of the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2030 and with the innovative development scenario’.
Igor Rozenberg, Deputy Director General of NIIAS OJSC, pointed out: ‘To develop modern ITS in Russia it’s required to do a huge scope of work and, first of all, display political will focusing it on the consolidation of intellectual, technical, financial and administrative resources on the basis of the modern legal base. Through re-engineering and synthesis of the new generation of management systems we need to move from automation of separate routine functions to automation of intellectual ones, such as situation analysis and optimal decision-making, to increase the effectiveness of transport operations and safety provisions for different transport means. We assume that the 2nd International Congress on Intellectual Transport Systems with such a representative range of participants will make a significant contribution promoting the strategic course toward the modernization of the Russian economy’.
According to Josef A. Czako, ITS Committee for Policy, International Road Federation, Director of Department for International Business Development, Kapsch TrafficCom: ‘Safe, stable and environment-friendly mobility for people and goods is the main challenge for the modern society. In such conditions Intellectual Transport Systems (ITS) play an important role. At present we feel lack of ITS due to incompatibity of the regulatory base with budget limitations. The Second Russian Congress on Intellectual Transport Systems was aimed at informing the society about the opportunities offered by ITS: stable mobility, reduction of mortality and road traffic accidents, reduction of road load, better financing of road construction projects and less environment impact’.