15th World Conference on Transport Research

WCTRS is delighted to announce that the 15th World Conference on Transportation Research will be held from 26-31 May, 2019 in IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.  

 

Further information will be available soon…..

14th World Conference on Transport Research

July 2016 | Shanghai, China

The 14th World Conference on Transport Research was held 10-15 July 2016 in Shanghai, China at Tongji University.

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Read the opening address from Prof. PEI Gang, President, Tongji University here:  Prof. PEI Gang’s Opening Speech

Read the welcome speech from President Yoshitsugu Hayashi here:  President Hayashi’s Welcome Speech for 14th WCTR

Read the keynote speech from Jose Luis Irigoyen (Director of Transport and ICT, World Bank) here:  Jose Luis Irigoyen keynote speech

Read the opening address from Dr. Zhuang (Director, Shanghai Municipal Planning and Land Resource Management Bureau) here:  Dr Zhuang-Shanghai Speech

View the Key Findings here:  WCTR2016 KEY FINDINGS

Professor Yoshi HayashiProfessor Yoshi Hayashi

Message from the WCTRS President

Welcome to the website of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).  In its pages you can find information on the Society’s mission, its activities, including the 14th World Conference on Transport Research, which was held in Shanghai from 11 to 15 July 2016, our services to members, and details of how to join the Society.

Message from President Yoshitsugu Hayashi – May 2016

See President Hayashi’s profile

 

 

Call for papers:  The 1st Workshop on Value and Competitiveness in Logistics

This scientific workshop in association with WCTRS Special Interest Group (SIG) E1, underlines the importance of understanding logistics barriers, costs, value and competitiveness from the multiple domains in the present environment, and brings together researchers focusing on investigating the factors in competitiveness within supply chain and logistics management.  The workshop will focus on papers with different approaches related to the competitiveness of transportation and logistics at the national/regional, industry, and firm-levels of analysis, and prepare participants for submitting their work to the SIG-E1 Session “Assessment and Evaluation of Logistics Systems” at 15th World Conference on Transport Research to be held in May 2019 in Mumbai.

Where:            Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

When:             12 June 2018

Further info:   Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but registration is required.  Further information can be found here.  Please direct questions regarding the workshop to Aseem Kinra (aki.om@cbs.dk), and paper and abstract submissions to Ozay Ozaydin (oo.om@cbs.dk)

Deadline:        The deadline for paper and abstract submissions is 16 March 2018.

WCTRS News Briefing 1 – January 2018

WCTRS News Briefing 1 – January 2018

The final WCTRS News Briefing for 2017 is now available in the General Member area of the website.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

INVITATION TO WCTRS PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION AT TRB

WCTRS Members are cordially invited to President Yoshitsugu Hayashi’s Reception to be held at TRB.

When:             18:00 – 20:00 Wednesday 10 January 2018

Where:           East Overlook, the Convention Center Washington

President Hayashi will present a brief summary of WCTRS activities during the year, including updates on publications, our 33 Special Interest Groups, and advance information about the 15th WCTR, which will be held in Mumbai, India in May 2019.

Light refreshments will be available.  Members are welcome to bring along any friends or colleagues who are not yet members of the Society, or refer them to the WCTRS website http://www.wctrs-society.com/membership/ for further information on membership.

SIG E2 Workshop on “Transport Pricing and Regulation”

Special Interest Group E2 of the World Conference on Transport Research Society is organising a workshop on “Transport Pricing and Regulation” in Lyon (France) on 26-27th July 2018.

The aim of the workshop is to offer a unique opportunity to bring together researchers in the area of transport pricing and regulation, and to stimulate an exchange of ideas.

Information is available here

http://www.laet.science/Workshop-on-Transport-Pricing-and

The deadline for full paper submission is 15 March 2018.

 

Call for Papers: “Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions”

The WCTRS Special Interest Group SIG G2 “National and Regional Transport Planning and Policy” is announcing a new Call for Papers on “Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions”, for two workshops that will be planned in autumn 2018 in Vienna, Austria and in Beijing, China.

They welcome the submission of papers which investigate how local communities and local or regional governments deal with the challenges they face through the market penetration of the new forms of mobility such as autonomous driving, shared mobility, MaaS, etc.

The full version of Call for Papers is available at the following link:

http://e242.zserv.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/mediapool-verkehrsplanung/Diverse/Links/CfP_WCTR_SIG2_mid-term_event_final_v1.pdf

Important dates: The deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2018, and the deadline for full papers is 15th July 2018.

WCTRS News Briefing 20 – December 2017

WCTRS News Briefing 20 – December 2017

The final WCTRS News Briefing for 2017 is now available in the General Member area of the website.

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WCTRS News Briefing 19 – November 2017

WCTRS News Briefing 19 – November 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.

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WCTRS News Briefing 18 – November 2017

WCTRS News Briefing 18 – November 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.

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Launch of Young Researchers’ Initiative (WCTRS-Y) – Third Edition

Laetitia Dablanc, Leader of WCTRS-Y invites applications for the Third Edition of WCTRS-Y.

The “Young Researchers’ Initiative” was created before the Rio conference in 2013. “Young Researcher” includes those under 35 years of age on the first day of the conference (Mumbai: May 26, 2019) and also early career researchers, i.e. researchers who completed their PhD less than four years prior to the first day of the conference.

The total value of grants available for the Young Researchers’ Initiative has been increased to $22,500 USD and applications are now invited for any one or more of the following activities:

  • Activity YI: one day mini conference by and for young members. The conference takes place the day before the first day of the WCTR (Mumbai: May 26, 2019).
  • Activity YII: PhD students’ grants. A total of five grants so far, including one Innovation Grant and four Prestige Grants.
  • Activity YIII: Young Online Facility: setting up and managing a website and a newsletter.

For full terms and conditions and application forms, please visit Detailed Terms and Conditions for WCTRS-Y

WCTRS News Briefing 17 – October 2017

WCTRS News Briefing 17 – October 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.

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Annual competition for young researchers in the field of Transport Economics

The International Journal of Transport Economics Prize  –  4th Edition (2018)

In the aim of promoting quality research among young researchers, the International Journal of Transport Economics has introduced, starting from 2015, an annual competition for young researchers in the field of Transport Economics.

After the successful past editions, this fourth edition has the goal to further promote high-quality researches among young scholars that deals with transport related issues. In order to do so, an international Jury will review the submitted papers according to the Journal peer-reviewing rules.

The winner will receive a prize of €1,000. Furthermore, the winner paper (and, possibly, other papers according to the review results) will be published in our Journal.

Young researchers (younger than 35 years old or within 2 years from the end of their Phd) are invited to submit their own original works.

Authors should submit an approximately 6,000-words paper of publishable quality synthesizing their research. IJTE Instructions to Authors can be found on the journal’s website. Papers should be emailed to Professor Enrico Musso (editor@ijte.org) by the 30th November 2017.

WCTRS Members News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 15 – September 2017

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WCTRS Members News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 14 – August 2017

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Members of the WCTRS Steering and Scientific Committees visit Leeds and York

Members of the WCTRS Steering and Scientific Committees visit York – Saturday 22 July 2017

This year’s mid year committee meetings took place at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, which is now the headquarters of the secretariat.

On the Saturday, 15 of us visited the historic city of York.  As a relatively new resident of York, I was delighted to be able to organise the trip and welcome colleagues to my adopted home.  We were ably supported by a professional guide, Louise Fawn.

From the station we initially walked to Museum Gardens (www.yorkmuseumgardens.org) , whose highlight is the ruined St Mary’s Abbey, dating from the 12th century, which forms the backdrop for our group photograph.  Following a coffee break perched above the remains of a Roman gateway, we visited the world famous York Minster (www.yorkminster.org) , the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe.  Its highlights include a collection of almost half of all the remaining medieval stained glass in England, and a Chapter House with carvings of 13th century characters and their birds and animals.  We also explored the undercroft, which displays the remains of the Roman Empire’s most northerly headquarters and the foundations of the Norman Minster, demolished after only 100 years because it was too small to be a centre for pilgrimage.

After an excellent lunch at the National Trust’s Treasurer’s House (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/treasurers-house-york) Louise took us on a walk along part of York’s medieval City Walls (www.yorkwalls.org.uk) , the most complete circuit in England.  A walk across the city centre past the Shambles and the recently rediscovered Barley Hall took us finally to the National Railway Museum (www.nrm.org.uk) where senior curator Ed Bartholomew introduced us to the Museum, its collections, its research links with universities and its plans for the future.  He then took us into the Museum’s extensive archives and showed us a few tasters, including George Stephenson’s diary for 1834 when he was planning the London to Birmingham Railway, a 1904 design for an Indian Railways locomotive and, the highlight for me, a letter by a 14 year old to his sisters in 1825, with an eye witness account of the opening of the world’s first passenger railway from Stockton to Darlington, complete with a sketch which must be the world’s first illustration of passenger rail travel.

Tony May

WCTRS Member News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 13 – June 2017

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