Important Dates

  • Special session request deadline: August 1st, 2020 extended to September 1st, 2020
  • Paper submission deadline: October 1st, 2020 extended to October 22nd, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance and recommendation for Special Issue: December 15th, 2020 postponed to January 31st, 2021
  • Final paper and early registration: February 15th, 2021 March 31, 2021
  • Conference: June 16-18, 2021

Submission Instructions

  1. Authors must submit their paper(s) using the IEEE template.
  2. Authors must place the copyright notice in the footer of the first page (see visual example).
    1. Please select the copyright notice applicable to your authorship situation:
      • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
      • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-8995-6/21/$31.00 ©2021 Crown
      • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-8995-6/21/$31.00 ©2021 European Union
      • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-7281-8995-6/21/$31.00 ©2021 IEEE
    2. In case you are using the LaTeX-template, follow these steps to add the copyright notice:
      • Use the IEEEtran document class (i.e. \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran})
      • Add the following lines before the \maketitle command using the copyright notice that is applicable to your situation from above:
        • \IEEEoverridecommandlockouts
        • \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{978-1-7281-8995-6/21/$31.00 ©2021 IEEE \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}
      • Add the following line after the \maketitle command:
        • \IEEEpubidadjcol
  3. Before the final submission (February March 31th, 2021), authors have to use IEEE PDF eXpress site to validate their paper(s). Validation is not required for the initial submission (October 1st, 2020). Please create a new user account or login with credentials from other IEEE conferences using the conference ID 49943X and follow their instructions. Note that to use IEEE PDF eXpress site you will need to register with your email. You can then use the dashboard to upload your paper.
    Please note that any changes made to a PDF after IEEE PDF eXpress conversion or PDF Checking may invalidate Xplore compatibility. This includes headers, page numbers, copyright notice, watermarks, etc. If any of these elements are desired, they should be added to the document before a PDF is created.
  4. Submit your paper to MT-ITS2021 via Submit a Paper.
  5. Upon acceptance, all authors of accepted papers must transfer copyright to IEEE by utilizing the electronic IEEE Copyright Form (eCF) (see IEEE Copyright Policy). IEEE policy requires that all accepted papers must be checked for plagiarism. This will be done through the IEEE CrossCheck Portal. When submitting your paper, please check the option “I have added the copyright notice in my manuscript“. You will receive the copyright form from IEEE after that the final version of the paper has been submitted.

Paper Submission

A full paper can be submitted until October 22nd 2020 (extended deadline). All accepted papers will be presented at podium sessions and will be submitted for inclusion in the Scopus-indexed IEEE Xplore Digital Library conference proceedings (conference number 49943). A PDF-version of the Call for Papers is also available via:

The conference follows a single-blind review process. Therefore, author information does not need to be blinded on submitted papers.

Use the button below to hand in your full paper submission:

Paper Specifications

For further information, please see Submission Instructions above.

Topics of Interest

Contributions from prospective authors in any aspects of modeling and technologies for ITS are welcome, related to passenger and freight transportation and to all transportation modes, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Transport modelling and control under ITS
  • ITS solutions for transport policies and transport analysis
  • Model calibration, simulation and tools for ITS
  • ITS and multimodal transportation systems
  • ITS and public transport
  • ITS and freight system
  • ITS and big data
  • Future mobility data collection
  • ICT and mobility
  • MaaS and emerging trends in mobility
  • Sustainable mobility
  • ITS for safer roads and mobility
  • Rail operations and management
  • ITS and smart cities

Proposals and requests for special sessions are also welcomed. Dedicated presentation and networking sessions will be organized to encourage applications from students. Amongst all submitted full papers, a (i) best paper and a (ii) young lead author (under 35) best paper will be awarded.

Special Issues

Two special issues will be organised in relation to the conference. Selected papers will be published (after being subjected to the journals’ regular peer review process) in the special issues in the following journals:

Special Session Submission

A request for a special session can be submitted until August 1st, 2020 September 1st, 2020 to . Special sessions are then be available as select-able topics for paper submissions. When requesting a special session, please provide a session title, names and affiliation of the responsible persons, and a list of topics of interests together with a short description; as listed below.

Use the button below to request a special session:

Special Session Submission Details

  • Special session title
  • Names, affiliation, and email addresses of proposing persons
  • Max. 500 word short description of the special session
  • Topics of interest