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The 18th JCT Traffic Signal Symposium & Exhibition

This page provides archive information on the 2013 Symposium.

For this year's Symposium, please click here


The 2013 Symposium was held at The University of Warwick on the 19th and 20th of September 2013. The format of the event was the same as in previous years and included a Symposium programme filled with topical presentations, a specialist Exhibition, and plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends and colleagues and network with new contacts.

The MOVA User Group was also be held at the University on Wednesday 18th September.

Overview

The JCT Symposium & Exhibition started in 1996 as a way to bring traffic signal practitioners together with manufacturers and to maintain a sense of community amongst signals engineers. It is intended to run as an affordable conference that is accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of experience and that encourages the exchange of knowledge, experience and good practice. Over the past few years, the symposium has consolidated its position as the UK's best conference event for traffic signals.

The Symposium & Exhibition runs over two days, and is usually preceded by the MOVA user group. It mixes conference style papers, the principal manufacturers, networking opportunities and organised social events in the evening. As far as content goes, the emphasis is on the signals community itself and JCT seeks submission of papers and presentations from working signal engineers, manufacturers and suppliers. But the broad appeal of the programme means that papers are also welcome from policy makers, interest groups, and academics. If you would like to share your experience with the signals community then please let us know and we will do everything we can to help you including subsidising attendance at this event.


Prizes 2013

As regular Symposium attendees will know prizes are awarded each year for the papers presented. The prizes are awarded by a panel of eminent traffic signal professionals

This years prizes were awarded as follows:

Overall Best Paper

Successful Integration of Full Tram Priority in Greater Manchester’s UTC Network: Synchronising Controller Stage with UTC Plan Following Tram Priority Events.
Richard Butler, Transport for Greater Manchester.
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Most Thought Provoking Paper

Just how are we doing with managing air quality and delivering carbon targets?
Margaret C. Bell CBE, Newcastle University.
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Most Entertaining Paper

Moving the Atlas : Adapting Siemens TAGMaster to seamlessly move the Airbus A400M 'Atlas' tactical heavy lift aircraft.
Tony Sharp, South Gloucestershire Council.
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Most Forward Looking Paper

Traffic Signals and the Linux Revolution - we can make anything!
Chris Kennett, Cambridgeshire County Council.
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2013 Symposium Papers


Special Events Sponsored by:

The programme of papers for 2013 was as follows:

Moving the Atlas : Adapting Siemens TAGMaster to seamlessly move the Airbus A400M 'Atlas' tactical heavy lift aircraft.
Tony Sharp, South Gloucestershire Council
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Practical Implementation of and deployment of a large scale programme - PC@Ts (Pedestrian Countdown at Traffic Signals).
Adam Scriven, London Streets, Transport for London
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Just how are we doing with managing air quality and delivering carbon targets?
Margaret C. Bell CBE, Newcastle University
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Successful Integration of Full Tram Priority in Greater Manchester’s UTC Network: Synchronising Controller Stage with UTC Plan Following Tram Priority Events.
Richard Butler, Transport for Greater Manchester
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TSRGD Update : A Progress Report.
Sally Gibbons, DfT

Clouded vision or silver lining?
Mark Bodger, Siemens
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Traffic control and route choice: Using a traffic control and route choice model to design fixed time signal timings in a network.
Mike Smith, University of York
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Promoting safer cycling and efficiencies at signalised junctions with cost effective and reliable wireless cycle detection.
Graham Muspratt, Clearview Traffic Group Ltd
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Offline SCOOT testing with microsimulation: State of the art, issues and opportunities.
George Lunt, AECOM

Traffic Signals and the Linux Revolution - we can make anything!
Chris Kennett, Cambridgeshire County Council
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The Missing Link: Integration of UTC and MOVA linking strategies using UTC comms
Derrick Witts, Aspect Traffic Solutions Ltd
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Strategic Priority - Buses Trams & Fire.
Ben Hallworth, Leeds City Council
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“Triggers Broom” – An insight into Guidance on ITS Asset Management.
Andy Marson, Green Signals Consulting Ltd
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TfL Cooperative Systems (Wireless comms for pollution/bluetooth journey time monitoring.
Brian Jackson, Now Wireless
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Practical Implementation of and deployment of a large scale programme – Magnetometers.
Felicity Luckett , London Streets, Transport for London
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Less is more with the latest controller technology development: PTC-1® Remote Lamp Control System (RLCS).
Peter Cattell, Imtech Traffic & Infra UK Ltd.
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Passive poles; active thinking.
Keith Manston, Siemens
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AMAC: Achieving retro reflectivity measurements on a mobile basis.
John LeFante, DBi Services

Improving traffic signal design, implementation and operation by better communications with planners, civil engineers and the wider engineering community, latest developments.
Ian Routledge, Ian Routledge Consultancy

Real-time bicycle detection at signalized intersections using thermal imaging technology.
Michael Deruytter,FLIR Intelligent Transport Systems

POSSE (Promotion of Open Specifications and Standards in Europe).
Mark Cartwright, UTMC
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Network management upgrades being delivered in Reading as part of LSTF.
Lyndon George (Reading Borough Council) and Stephen Parkinson (Peter Brett Associates LLP)

A mobile application for on-site data collection.
Peter Cheng, JCT Consultancy Ltd.

Using Chaos Theory to Identify the Dynamic States of an Urban Road Network for Traffic Control.
Abraham Narh, Newcastle University.
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Exhibition

The Symposium has had a parallel exhibition for many years and this year the additional exhibition space at Warwick meant the exhibition was bigger and better than ever. As in previous years the exhibition included stands for most of the key companies in the traffic signals field and entry was free for Symposium delegates.

Exhibitors for 2013 included:

  • AGD
  • Aldridge Traffic
  • CA Traffic
  • Clearview Traffic
  • FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Gloucester Composites Ltd
  • Highways Magazine
  • ICOMS Detections
  • Integrated Ducting Systems
  • IDT Ltd.
  • Imtech Traffic and Infra UK Ltd
  • Institute of Highway Engineers
  • JCT Consultancy Ltd
  • Keysoft Solutions
  • Motus Traffic Ltd
  • NAL
  • NOW Wireless
  • Radix Traffic
  • RTEM
  • Sapa Pole Products
  • Siemens
  • Simulation Systems
  • SRL Traffic Systems
  • Swarco Traffic
  • TEC Magazine
  • TDC Systems
  • telent Technology Services
  • Variable Message Signs
  • Westcotec

Event Sponsors

As in previous years the Symposium was generously sponsored by several major companies from the traffic control industry.

For 2013 Sponsors included:

  • Gala Dinner (Thurs Eve)- Siemens
  • Brian's BBQ (Weds eve) - JCT and Swarco Traffic
  • Evening Social/Networking on Wed and Thu - Imtech, JCT, Motus, NAL, VMS
  • Exhibition Treasure Hunt - Institute of Highway Engineers
  • Gala Dinner competition - Westcotec
  • Delegate Bags - TEC Magazine

Venue

2013 saw the Symposium at The University of Warwick for a third year. This popular conference venue provided us with all the facilities we needed for the presentations, the exhibition, on-site overnight accommodation and networking/social events.

The University is located centrally within the UK just south of Coventry and has good transport links with the rest of the country being only a few minutes from the M6 and railway stations. For international visitors Birmingham airport is only 10 miles away.


Further Information

If you would like any further information regarding the Symposium or Exhibition please don't hesitate to contact us at symposium@jctconsultancy.co.uk.


 

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