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The 21st JCT Traffic Signal Symposium & Exhibition

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15th and 16th September at The University of Warwick.


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The 2016 Symposium was held at The University of Warwick on the 15th and 16th of September 2016. 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 held at the University on Wednesday 14th 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 2016

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 year's prizes were awarded as follows:

Overall Best Paper

Spring into Summer (automatic entry balancing on the Springhill Roundabout)
Dan Preece, Integrated Traffic Services Ltd.
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Best Presentation

Innovation in Cycle Design transforming London's Roads
Korak van Tuyl & Carolyne Paul, Transport for London.
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Most Thought Provoking Paper

Is security of access to on-street traffic equipment important in today's "hacker-infested" landscape?
Keith Manston, Siemens.

Most Innovative Paper

Implementing and Operating IP driven signals (RLCS) in Lincolnshire
Melvyn Green, Lincolnshire County Council.
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Most Forward Looking Paper

Shared autonomous cars will transform city transport and traffic operations
Devrim Kara, PTV Group.
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Institute of Highway Engineers Exhibition Treasure Hunt

The treasure hunt prize of a Go Pro Hero 4 was won by Tom Hargreaves, Mott MacDonald.


Westcotec After Dinner competition

Two magnums of champagne were won in the Westcotec After Dinner competition.


2016 Symposium Papers


Special Events Sponsored by:

The programme of papers for 2016 was as follows:

Keeping road traffic moving: past initiatives and thoughts on the way forward [Synopsis]
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Stephen Ladyman, Clearview Intelligence

Using live data technology solutions to create safer and smarter transport networks [Synopsis]
Peter Cattell, Rennicks
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Speed Amelioration in Swindon : implementation and results [Synopsis]
Phil Shoobridge, CH2M
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Unmetered Supplies, traffic signal inventories and ELEXON charge codes [Synopsis]
Tom Chevalier, Power Data Associates
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Neatebox (Advances in the provision of facilities for people with visual impairment at signals) . The problem, the solution and the journey to certification. [Synopsis]
Gavin Neate, Neatebox
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Getting more value from London’s traffic signals [Synopsis]
Joe Graham, Transport for London
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TSRGD 2016, what you need to know [Synopsis]
Sally Gibbons, Department for Transport

Onderzoek geeltijden (research into the effects of the length of amber times at signals) [Synopsis]
Luc Prinsen, Goudappel Coffeng
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Innovation in Cycle Design transforming London's Roads [Synopsis]
Korak van Tuyl & Carolyne Paul, Transport for London
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GLASGLOSA  - Results of a demonstration of in-vehicle Green Light Optimal Speed Advice derived from SCOOT timings [Synopsis]
Dynniq

Some innovative ideas on transport in the context of Ealing Council. [Synopsis]
Francis Torto & Kanagaratnam Senthilgiri, Ealing Borough Council

Sign of many colours, True or False? (RGB versus five colours in Variable Message signs) [Synopsis]
Mark Johnson, VMS

Spring into Summer (automatic entry balancing on the Springhill Roundabout) [Synopsis]
Dan Preece, Integrated Traffic Services Ltd
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High resolution data analytics with FLIR smart city sensors in Hamburg [Synopsis]
Michael Deruytter, FLIR
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Traffic Open Products And Specifications (TOPAS) – An update [Synopsis]
Mark Pleydell, Pleydell Technology Consulting Ltd.
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Is security of access to on-street traffic equipment important in today's "hacker-infested" landscape? [Synopsis]
Keith Manston, Siemens

Advanced MOVA Group Linking on Distributed Controllers [Synopsis]
Craig Cameron, Siemens
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ITVP-2. Reliably detect bicycles and vehicles at the stop line and on the approach. Tested in Lancashire [Synopsis]
Chris Webb, C&T Technology
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Third Party control of UTC systems via SPRUCE [Synopsis]
Tony Smith, Underdog Software
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Implementing and Operating IP driven signals (RLCS) in Lincolnshire [Synopsis]
Melvyn Green, Lincolnshire County Council
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'This road ain’t big enough for the both of us' - Sheinton St. HGV shuttle gating scheme [Synopsis]
Dan Preece & Huw Roberts, Integrated Traffic Services & Mouchel
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CCTV, traffic monitoring, legislation and data protection issues [Synopsis]
Stephen Parkinson, Peter Brett Associates

Shared autonomous cars will transform city transport and traffic operations
Devrim Kara, PTV Group
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Exhibition

The Symposium has had a parallel exhibition for many years and this year the additional exhibition space at Warwick means 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 2016 included:

  • AGD Systems
  • Aldridge Traffic Systems
  • Case Communications
  • Clearview Intelligence
  • Cloud Amber
  • Dynniq
  • FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Highways Magazine
  • ICOMS / C&T Technology
  • IDT
  • Institute of Highway Engineers
  • JCT Consultancy
  • Motus Traffic
  • NAL
  • NOW Wireless
  • Peter Savage Ltd.
  • Pike Signals
  • Q-Free TDC
  • Radix Traffic
  • Rennicks
  • Ritherdon & Co
  • RTEM
  • Sapa Pole Products
  • Siemens
  • SRL Traffic Systems
  • Swarco Traffic
  • TEC Magazine
  • Telent
  • VMS
  • Westcotec

Event Sponsors

As in previous years the Symposium was sponsored by several major companies from the traffic control industry. Once again, Siemens generously sponsored the main Gala Dinner on the Thursday evening.

The following were kindly supported by our sponsors:

  • Gala Dinner (Thurs Eve) - Siemens
  • Drinks Reception (Thurs Eve) - Swarco
  • Indian & Italian Night (Wed Eve) - Aldridge Traffic Systems
  • Evening Social/Networking on Wed and Thu - Dynniq, NAL, Swarco, VMS
  • Gala Dinner competition - Westcotec
  • Goody bags & event photography - TEC
  • Treasure Hunt - Institute of Highway Engineers
  • Lanyards - Highways Magazine

Venue

2016 saw the Symposium at The University of Warwick for a sixth 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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