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2009's Symposium Video Clips

Video clips of the competition winners

It has become a firmly established tradition at the JCT symposium, that John Spence (JSTSM) asks a group of independant judges to select those papers and presentations that stand out from the rest; the criteria often change from year to year but typically the winners are judged to be those who help maintain and enhance the Symposium's reputation of fostering topical, useful and good quality presentations.

2009 has been the first year we have been in a position to film proceedings at the symposium and we can now make some of the symposium content available to watch through this website. We have decided to feature the competition winners' talks and we hope you enjoy watching them although its not quite as good as being there - this is partly due to the practicalities of the internet (some pretty hefty compression has to be used which means it might be difficult to make out some writing on the slides). Also, in addition to the competition winners, we thought we'd make Barbara Chard's presentation available - she wasn't picked as a competition winner but we all feel she did us proud!

Announcing the winners

President of the IHIE Tony Sharp reads out the symposium competition winners at the end of the 2009 Symposium

Most Promising Technology/Application - Derek Hooper (TfL)

Title: Underutilised Green - The Missing Link. Specifically awarded for the development and use of an application to log traffic using a mobile phone.

Best Development of a Project - Stuart Beniston (A One+) / Stuart Minchin

Title: A46/A607 Hobby Horse Roundabout - Innovative Linked MOVA Trials. Awarded for the way in which the opportunity was taken to develop initial work by Helen Simmonite (presented in the previous year's Symposium) into what could be a highly effective and practical approach to using MOVA on some signalled roundabouts.

Best Clarification of Technology - Paul Hudson (NOW Wireless)

Title: Wireless - The Answer To All Our Communication Needs?. Awarded for the excellent explanation of wireless technology and terminology.

Most Thought Provoking - Brian Hodgson (TfL)

Title: Signalled Crossings - Designing For Learning Disabled Pedestrians. Awarded for the way in which his presentation stimulated a new way of looking at signals.

Best Presentation - Keith Manston (Siemens)

Title: Loops vs Above Ground Detection - real experience. Awarded for a clear, concise and occasionally humourous presentation.


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