Overview:This call seeks papers and presentations from the field of Technology Transfer (T2) related to the theme of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board: "Deploying Transportation Research: Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster." The Technology Transfer Committee encourages you to submit T2 case studies, challenges, success stories, lessons learned, including experiences and outside the field for transportation that would be applicable to transportation projects.Themes for Papers/Presentations:The Technology Transfer Committee encourages researchers, practitioners, implementers, adopters, and other interested parties to respond with paper and/or presentation proposals related to one or more of the following themes:• International perspectives on TT that would enhance US TT experiences. Papers could investigate, among other topics, the following topics under the Conference theme:• Identify formal transportation TT programs in the US and describe the essential elements of such programs.• Costs of TT: What does it cost to deploy the various TT strategies at federal, state, and local levels? -How do you determine the ROI of these efforts?• What are the metrics for Smarter, Better, Faster standards for transportation TT?• Roles and potential uses and applications of social media (SharePoint, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) in expediting and enhancing transportation TT.• Methods and strategies for engagement of LTAP and UTC communities.• Case studies of how are DOT’s getting changes implemented (new pothole patching, context sensitive noise barrier planning). Case studies on “Repeat Commercializes” (whether university researchers or field practitioners).• Overview of new/emerging TT challenges that are due to social and technological changes.• Overview of new/emerging TT technologies and TT trends that have the potential to make TT smarter, better, and faster. This would include strategies and methodologies to help identify challenges and ways to deal with roadblocks and implementation barriers.• Methods of TT decision-making under uncertainty. This would include models and probability methods to identify, measure, and mitigate uncertainties.• How to manage technological changes, create motivators for change and manage resistance to change.• Management of inter-agency collaboration and cross-jurisdictional and multi-organizational issues.• Understanding differences in corporate cultures and corporate approaches to technology transition (especially crucial when transferring technology from one entity/agency to another).• Methods and strategies to handle Intellectual Property (IP) rights.• Best approaches to link innovators and researchers to developers, commercializers and end users.• Overview of "Systematic T2" Concepts which integrates T2 at all levels of the organization and in every aspect of the research program.• The role of champions in advancing technology transfer.
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Authors interested in submitting papers are advised to visit www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting and review the Information for Authors. Authors submitting papers in response to this Call for Papers should submit full papers for peer review to the Transportation Research Board online at www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting. This paper submission is open from June 1 to August 1. Please show the sponsoring committee name or the Call for Papers title on the papers submission form. Please contact the Call for Papers organizer if you are submitting a paper or need additional information.
Paper Submission Requirements
TRB has a single paper submittal deadline for the Annual Meeting. Papers must be in PDF format and submitted by August 1. The paper submission website will close when it is no longer August 1 anywhere in the world. Also, authors are asked to add line numbering to their papers in their word-processing program (starting with number one on each page) prior to converting to PDF to facilitate the review process. TRB recommends that authors submit their papers well before the deadline to avoid last minute complications and delays.
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Call For Papers · TRB 92nd Annual Meeting · January 13-17, 2013