ATLAS is seeking presentation abstracts for their symposium titled Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society in Ann Arbor this September.
Presentations (individual oral presentations, full sessions [4-6 speakers], or posters) are welcome. These should address the latest research to improve the safe transportation of older adults from a broad array of disciplines including but not limited to engineering, public health, psychology and social sciences, medicine, public policy, economics, and urban planning. Topics of special interest include but are not limited to: advanced technologies including autonomous and connected vehicles; infrastructure and engineering countermeasures; licensing and other policy issues; health-related challenges; training; and driver assessment. Research should focus on older adults themselves, the modes of transportation they use, or the roadway environment within which they function. Students are encouraged to submit for a student poster session and awards will be given.
There will be an opportunity to develop full length papers for submission to special issues being planned for appropriate Elsevier journals. The event includes a reception at the U-M Museum of Art, and tours of Mcity and the Ann Arbor connected vehicle test environment.
For more information, see http://www.atlas-center.org/symposium-call-for-presentation-abstracts/.