ITSPC 2015

Summary of the 8th Polish ITS Congress
26-27 May 2015, Warsaw



Day 1 (26.05.2015) – download
Day 2 (27.05.2015) – download

Conclusions – download
Photo coverage – view


The 8th POLISH ITS CONGRESS (PKITS) has been concluded. The event organized by the ITS POLSKA Association hosted nearly 400 participants – representatives of companies related to Intelligent Transport Systems, authorities, local government bodies, technical universities and industry-related media from Poland, Europe and the entire world. More than 60% of the participants of the Congress were representatives of the local government sector.

This year’s eight edition of the Congress took place on 26-27 May in the Novotel Centrum Hotel in Warsaw. Each year the Congress grows not only in scope of participants, but also presentations and issues rose. The number of topics related to vehicle transport is growing, but another aspect which was especially popular this year were the issues of railways and standardization of the ITS market.

47 lectures were organized in scope of this year’s eight edition of the Congress. They have been divided into nine tracks:

  • Traffic management systems,

  • South Korea’s achievements in scope of ITS; development perspectives,

  • Toll collection,

  • Accumulation and processing of traffic data,

  • Session: PIIT – Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications,

  • Traffic Information and Safety Systems,

  • Information and Communication Technology Systems in Railroading,

  • C-ITS and autonomous vehicles,

  • ITS market standardization.

Each year more and more people from various parts of Poland and other countries participate in the Congress. This is very important as one of the main aims of the activity of ITS POLSKA is to create a platform for the exchange and actual cooperation between research facilities, experts and representatives of the public authorities. Currently we are on the precipice of a qualitative change in scope of implementing intelligent systems in Poland. In order to observe all guidelines of the European Directive pertaining to implementing ITS we have to provide certain coherency and a common standard. This standard, which is the national ITS architecture, is being created as we speak’ – said Marek Litwin, president of ITS POLSKA during the opening speech of the Congress.

ITS is an element which has a significant driving force in scope of transforming the functioning of transportation. From the perspective of the European Commission, it is important that innovations and modern technologies developed not only locally in several places within the EU, but everywhere, creating a unified European transport zone. ITS is developing dynamically, yet it does not do so equally fast everywhere. Therefore, we should establish a framework which will allow us to unify this development’ – said Magda Kopczyńska, Head of the Department of Innovative and Sustainable Mobility in the European Commission, during her speech at the Congress.’

The culmination of the day was the evening prize award ceremony in the 6th edition of the LIDER ITS competition. The organizers of the competition are ITS POLSKA and the Przegląd-ITS newspaper. This year’s edition of the competition was organized under the Honorary Patronage of the  Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Main Inspectorate of Road Transport, the Center for EU Transport Projects and the Polish Economic Chamber of Road-building. The prize in this year’s edition of the competition in the category of best diploma thesis was an traineeship in the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways.

As always, the applications sent were rated before the commencement of the Congress.  The competition jury composed of the following persons: prof. Wojciech Suchorzewski – chairman, prof. Jerzy Mikulski, prof. Wojciech Wawrzyński, Tomasz Kamiński, PhD, Eng., Marek Litwin, PhD, Eng., Jacek Oskarbski, PhD, Eng., Marek Rolla, MA, Eng. and Piotr Krukowski, MA, Eng. selected 4 winners of individual thematic categories and 3 honorary mentions.

Presented below is the list of the award winners in this year’s edition:

Best product ─ device realized by companies of the ITS industry:

  • Leader – Spring S.A. – Intelligent Transport Systems in Bydgoszcz;

  • Honorary mention – Zakład Elektroniczny SIMS Sp. z o.o., Sp. komandytowa – eS-NVR 2000 Digital recorder;

Best implementation by local authorities and institutions:

  • Leader Municipal Roads and Public Transport Authority in Bydgoszcz – Intelligent Transport Systems in Bydgoszcz;

  • Honorary mention – Municipality of Wrocław – Municipal Roads and City Maintenance Authority in Wrocław – Construction of an Intelligent Transport System in Wrocław in scope of key functions;

Best research and development work:

  • Leader – Paweł Góra, MA – Simulation of vehicle traffic in a city and its utilizations(Symulacja ruchu pojazdów w mieście i jej zastosowania);

Best diploma thesis of a university graduate:

  • Leader – Mateusz Kaleta, MA, Eng. – Measurement data mini server (Mini serwer danych pomiarowych);

  • Honorary mention – Monika Ziemska, MA, Eng. – Design of national roads and city streets junction traffic control with use of Intelligent Transport Systems of the city of Gdynia (Projekt sterowania ruchem styku sieci dróg krajowych i ulic miejskich z wykorzystaniem Inteligentnych Systemów Transportowych Gdyni).

The second day of the Congress involved organizing four sessions and the fourth edition of the debate conducted in cooperation with the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. The following persons participated in the debate: Marek Cywiński (Kapsch Telematic Services Polska), Marek Litwin (ITS POLSKA), prof. Wojciech Suchorzewski (Warsaw University of Technology), Paweł Szaciłło (CUPT).

The thematic scope of the debate covered such issues as:

  • Evaluation of current implementations of the Infrastructure and Natural Environment Operational Program (POIiŚ),

  • Evaluation of the new perspective, what was new, what were the differences,

  • Electronic toll collection from personal vehicles for using motorways,

  • Possibility of collecting tolls for entering cities.

The last point of the two-day Congress was a plenary discussion and a summary of the Congress, which took place under supervision of the Application Committee.

The Polish ITS Congress 2015 took place under the patronage of leading institutionsrelated to the development and implementation of advanced technologies in transport. Those were: The Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, the Sejm Committee for Infrastructure, the Parliamentary Team for ITS, ITS Europe (ERTICO), ITS Nationals, General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways, Main Inspectorate of Road Transport, Transport Committee of the Polish Academy of Science, Council of Directors of Voivodeship Roads Authority, Polish Economic Chamber of Road-building, Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, The Union of Polish Metropolises, Association of Polish Cities, Association of Polish Counties, President of the Capital City of Warsaw, President of the City of Białystok, President of the City of Gdańsk, President of the City of Kielce, President of the City of Łódź, President of the City of Olsztyn, Marshal of the Opolskie Voivodeship, President of the City of Poznań, President of the City of Rzeszów, President of the City of Wrocław, President of the City of Bydgoszcz, Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship, Marshal of the Kuyavian-PomeranianVoivodeship, Marshal of the Lubusz Voivodeship, Marshal of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, President of the City of Opole, Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship, Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Marshal of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.

The speakers represented the following entities: ITS POLSKA Association, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in Poland, European Commission, General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways, Center for EU Transport Projects, Wrocław Municipal Office, Sprint, PTV Group, Star ITS, University of Warsaw, University of Rzeszów, University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, South Korean Ministry of Soil, Infrastructure and Transport, Korea Expressway Corporation, LG NCS, SK C&C, Straffic, Kapsch, T-Systems, BT Signaal, Warsaw University of Technology, Voivodeship Road Authority in Kraków, Neurosoft, APM, AGH University of Science and Technology, Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Municipal Transport Authority i Poznań, Municipal Roads and Public Transport Authority in Bydgoszcz,, Main Inspectorate of Road Transport, Trapeze, Motor Transport Institute, Railway Institute, DGT Straszyn, National University of Singapore, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, AB-Micro, EST Polska.

The Diamond Sponsor of the Congress was Kapsch. Golden Sponsors of the Congress were: Fara, City Nav, Neurosoft and PTV Group. Silver Sponsors were: AB-Micro, APM, Barco, Sprint, T-Systems, Trapeze, Star ITS. Media partners were: Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Przegląd ITS, Arcana Gis, Drogi Gminne i Powiatowe,,, Infrastruktura,  Magazyn Autostrady, Polski Rynek Transportu Lotniczego, Polskie Drogi, RadioTech, TransInfo, Transport i Komunikacja, Transport Miejski i Regionalny. Partners of the Congress were: IKKU, Open Sky and ITS Cluster. Organizational service was provided by the Radar Events agency.




Silver Sponsor