7th UTC Conference

Emerging Technologies towards Smart and Sustainable Cities: The Future of Transportation and Logistics

Efficient and sustainable urban mobility is a challenge that has been in the spotlight in recent years. Research and investment in emerging technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles around the world is advancing rapidly, and cities must prepare for the introduction of this new technology. Recent efforts aims at transforming urban environments into smart and sustainable cities, where data collection and analysis is used efficiently to improve safety, optimize the transportation network, increase freight mobility, resilience and save resources. This conference will provide an opportunity to convey the most recent transportation research innovations and focus on how emerging technologies play a role on the smart city concept and how to advance its development even more.


March 24 - 25, 2022 in Boca Raton, FL

Hosted by Florida Atlantic University's Freight Mobility Research Institute at Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel - 2000 NW 19th St. Boca Raton, FL 33431

This annual conference was established in 2013 by a consortium of University Transportation Centers (UTCs). The 7th UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region will bring together transportation professionals from both the private and public sectors, faculty, and students from the Southeastern US. The goal of the conference is to disseminate information about UTC research and encourage collaboration on future projects.

Abstract Submission

December 23, 2021

Deadline to submit abstracts for podium and poster presentations

Submitted abstracts will be assigned to either a poster or podium presentation. More information about the poster session and podium sessions to be announced.

Selected abstracts will be invited for a full paper submission which will be included in a special issue of IEEE Transactions of Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Students presenting at the conference will be competing for scholarships of:

  1. 1st Place: $500
  2. 2nd Place: $250
  3. 3rd Place: $100

If you have any questions regarding your abstract submission, please contact Vasia Antonoglou at vantonoglou2020@fau.edu


Make an impression, exhibit your products or services, and ensure your branding efforts while increasing your recruiting ability, and support transportation engineering education and research.



Special rates are available at the following hotels for conference guests at a convenient location, with special rates and special transportation conditions.

Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel

2000 NW 19th St, Boca Raton, FL 33431
561 368 5252
(This is the conference venue!)

SpringHill Suites

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

5130 NW 8th Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33487
561 994 2107
From 165 USD/night

Wyndham Hotel

Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel

1950 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
561 368 5200
From 189 USD/night

Embassy Suites Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton

661 NW 53rd St, Boca Raton, FL 33487
561 994 8200
From 189 USD/night


Travel Information

Boca Raton

With 46 parks, two libraries, three public beaches, two golf courses, several tennis centers, miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails, an outdoor amphitheater, and special community events all year long, there's no time to be bored in Boca. Visit the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum website to learn more, or make it a visit to see their latest exhibit about our beautiful city.

Boca Raton