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FIRST WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED
TRANSPORTATION PAYMENT SYSTEMS (ITPS)

February 27, 2009,
UMass Club, Boston, USA.

 
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QUESTIONS FOR BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Preliminary)

The following is a tentative list of questions and topics to be discussed within the scope of our breakout sessions. 

Breakout Session on Privacy:
  • To what extent do current transit or road tolling systems preserve customer privacy?
  • To what extent are customers willing to sacrifice privacy for improved service?
  • What (private) data is actually needed to improve service?
  • What are the unique challenges of incorporating privacy into existing and future payment systems for transportation (e.g., in comparison to payment systems for e-commerce)?
  • Will open-road tolling change the privacy decision? 

Breakout Session on Security Economics:
  • What are the costs of security and privacy? 
  • What is the magnitude of these costs and how significant is the cost for incorporating security/privacy features into multi-modal transportation payments cards and other media?
  • How much will customers pay for improved security/privacy?
  • How will revenues collected be partitioned for mobile-phone based transit payments? 
  • What are the benefits of investments in security and privacy? 
  • Do these benefits outweigh the costs?  
  • What metrics might be used to assess these benefits and costs?
 
Breakout Session on IPS Technology (RFID, Readers, Back-end systems):
  • How much complexity is required on future RFID-based transit cards?
  • Will NFC phones largely replace cards?
  • How could long-range readers improve passenger flow and accessibility in subway stations?
  • Will long-range readers introduce eaves-dropping and other vulnerabilities?
  • What are the technologic challenges of multi-modal payment systems?
 
     
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