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

 

 

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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Call for papers for workshop: Behavioural Change Support Intelligent Transportation Applications

The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to 21 July 2017

Researchers and practitioners are invited to participate in exploring behavioral change support intelligent transportation applications. We welcome submissions that explore intelligent transportation systems (ITS), which interact with travelers in order to persuade them or nudge them towards sustainable transportation behaviors and decisions. Emerging opportunities including the use of data and information generated by ITS and users’ mobile devices in order to render personalized, contextualized and timely transport behavioral change interventions are in our focus.

Further info: For more information, please visit: http://www.behaviouralchange-its.com/index.html

 

WCTRS Member News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 12 – June 2017

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SIG G1 Research Day

May 2017  –  SIG G1 ran a research day in conjunction with the International Transport Forum on Governing the Smart Mobility Transition and a special session at the ITF Summit on Scenarios and the Smart Mobility Transition.

The event brought together around 50 people from academia, industry, government and the third sector.

Full details including the programme for the day, abstracts, presentation slides and key findings can be found on the SIG1 webpage here

A book bringing together the highlights from the Summit activities has been commissioned and should be in print in early 2018.

WCTRS Member News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 11 – May 2017

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Launch of new research network to promote more socially inclusive transport systems in the global south

INTALInC is an international research network funded by the ESRC’s Global Research Challenge Fund and coordinated by the Institute of Transport Studies, at the University of Leeds (UK). It uses African and Asian case study research to promote urban transport systems that can meet the travel needs of low income populations in cities in the Global South.

INTALInC will build collaborative, cross disciplinary relationships, and develop and run four ‘research in practice’, country-based workshops, as well as a series of webinars and networking events to share information and cement links with the broader network.

For more information sign up for the network newsletter at www.intalinc.wordpress.com or follow us on Twitter @INTALInC.

WCTRS Member News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 10 – May 2017

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WCTRS Member News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 9 – April 2017

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