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2nd KES International Symposium

Welcome to the KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems 2019 (KES-STS-19)

Modern transportation systems have been transforming rapidly in recent years. A series of vehicle technology innovations have blossomed in the past couple decades, just to mention a few examples, connected vehicles, self-driving cars, electric vehicles, Hyperloop, and even flying cars, which has imposed fundamental change on transport systems across the world.

These innovations and breakthroughs have motivated researchers on Smart Transportation Systems (ITS) to expand the frontiers of relevant concepts and skillsets, which will affect the transport infrastructure modelling, safety analysis, freeway operations, intersection analysis, and other related leading edge topics.

The KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems provided an opportunity for researchers, engineers, manager and students to meet, present their work and find out about the latest developments on the subject.


The conference proceedings will be published online as open-access web publications in Advances in Smart Systems Research (ISSN:2050-8662) in the KES Open Access Library (KOALA).

Selected authors of high quality papers may be invited to enhance and extend their papers for inclusion in a volume of the Springer KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, or a special edition of the International Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems.

Smart Digital Futures

The conference took place as part of the Smart Digital Futures 2019 multi-theme conference which groups AMSTA-19, IDT-19, IIMSS-19, InMed-19, SEEL-19 and STS-19 in one venue.

The event took place on the island of Malta.

The winner of the Best Paper Award for STS was Simulated CAVs Drving and Characteristics of the Mixed Traffic using Reinforcement Learning Method, presented by Yangzexi Lui, other authors Jingqiu Guo, Shouen Fang.

Best Student Paper, Ship Inspection by Port State Control, review of current research presented by Ran Yan, other author, Shuaian Wang.

KES STS 2019