New WCTRS President

Professor Tae Hoon Oum, PhD, MBA

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

Please click HERE to see the message from Prof. Tae Oum

Please click HERE to see the Profile for Prof. Tae Oum

 

 

15th World Conference on Transport Research

The Closing Ceremony for the 15th World Conference on Transportation Research at IITB Bombay, Mumbai, India has now ended

Outcomes from the conference, including general proceedings etc will be available soon in the member area of the website.

Congratulations must go to everyone involved in helping deliver such a wonderful, interesting and inspiring event, and in particular, to our fantastic hosts and Conference Directorate Team, headed by Professor K V Krishna Rao.

Further outcomes from the conference will be added soon, but in the meantime, please click on the link below to see the presentation slides from the Closing Ceremony, which include:

  • an overview of the key scientific findings;

  • details of Awards, Prizes and Bursaries presented;

  • And…….. an announcement on the on the destination for the 16th World Conference.  We hope to see you there!

WCTRS Closing Ceremony Slides Mumbai 30 May 2019

 

WCTRS News Briefing No 6  –  August

WCTRS News Briefing No 6  –  August

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

  • An update on the 15th WCTR;
  • Final reminder re WCTRS Membership Renewal;
  • Call for Abstracts for the 18th CODATU Conference;
  • Vacancy for an Assistant Transport Planner at WSP Greater China;
  • Call for Papers for LDIC 2020;
  • Fully funded PhD studentship opportunity at the University of Manchester;
  • Dates for your Diary.

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

WCTRS-Y Newsletter – May 2019

WCTRS-Y Newsletter – May 2019

The third newsletter produced by the WCTRS-YIII Team for Mumbai 2019, is now available on the website at WCTRS-Y Newsletters

This edition includes:

  • An introduction and conference overview from Prof. Lóránt Tavasszy (Chair of the WCTRS Scientific Committee)
  • Interviews with:  Prof. Sergio Jara-Diaz (WCTRS Vice-Chair of Prizes);  Prof. Greg Marsden (Secretary General of the WCTRS);  Jennie Stones (WCTRS Secretary); Prof. Pan Haixiao (Conference Chair of WCTR-14, Shanghai); and Dr Digvijay S. Pawar (Conference Chair for WCTR Young Conference in Mumbai)
  • The detailed programme for the ‘Young Conference’ on Sunday 26 May
  • The outline programme for the main WCTR which takes places from Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
  • Details of various current job and research opportunities

For further details about the conference, including registration, accommodation, VISA requirements, special sessions and pre/post conference tours etc, please visit the conference website at http://www.wctrs-conference.com/

 

Invitation to Special Session on Railway Station Redevelopment using PPPs

WCTR Mumbai Special Sessions on Railway Station Redevelopment using PPPs

This Special Session will report on the new World Bank guidebook on innovative approaches to redeveloping railway stations and fostering enhanced understanding of railway station redevelopment. Speakers include project owners, concessionaires, rail operators, and government agencies: Shige Sakaki, World Bank; S.K. Lohia, Indian Railway Station Development Corporation; Giovanni Rocca, Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane; Kate Matson, Public Transport Victoria (Australia); and Seiichiro Akimura, Japan International Consultants for Transportation.

The session will be chaired by Jonathan Gifford of George Mason University and will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019, 14:30-16:10, Prof. B. Nag Auditorium, VMCC, Session Gen_SS1), IIT Mumbai.

WCTRS SIG F3 Seminar on “Smart city, smart transport and Quality of Life”

The 3rd Tongji-WCTRS SIG F3 Seminar on “Smart city, smart transport and Quality of Life”

The seminar, jointly organised by the Organising Committee of the World Transport Research Conference and Tongji University,  focused on the theme of “Better mobility and quality of life”.  It was divided into three sub-forums: keynote speeches, challenges of urban planning and social impact, better mobility and quality of life. The purpose of the conference was to promote in-depth exchanges and discussions between academia and industry in the areas of smart cities, smart transportation and quality of life. The Conference triggered heated discussions among participants.

For further details about the event, please visit 3rd Tongji-WCTRS SIG F3 Seminar

Establishment of Tongji-WCTRS World Transport Research Center, Shanghai, China

Tongji-WCTRS World Transport Research Center

On the afternoon of April 19, 2019, the founding ceremony of Tongji-WCTRS World Transport Research Center was successfully held at  the College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University.  The aim of which is to cultivate students with international vision and cross-cultural exchanges, innovate the post-doctoral training mode, establish a post-doctoral training mechanism of linkage at home and abroad, improve the quality of post-doctoral training, and actively carry out international cooperation in scientific research.

Professor Ma Wanjing, Vice Dean of Transportation Engineering, presided over the inauguration ceremony, and Professor Fang Shouen, Secretary of the Party Committee of the University, delivered a congratulatory message for the establishment of the Center.

For further details on the event, please visit Establishment of Tongji-WCTRS world transport research center.

 

 

WCTRS News Briefing No 5  –  April 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No 5  –  April 2019

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

  • An update and link to the full programme on the 15th WCTR
  • Invitations to register for special sessions at WCTR (1) European Transport Conference meets WCTR: the role of Urban Freight Consolidation Centers; and (2) WCTR special Session Port rail freight intermodality: from theory to practice
  • A call for papers for the special issue “Emerging Digitalization Technologies in Freight Transport and Logistics
  • Details of the ‘Governing Transitions in Urban Transport’ course, at Kellogg College, Oxford
  • Info on the Research Day around “Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration” (a pre-event to the annual International Transport Forum (ITF)/OECD Summit in Leipzig);

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

Pre-event to the annual International Transport Forum (ITF)/OECD Summit in Leipzig, Germany

Research Day around the Summit’s topic “Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration”

As a pre-event to the annual International Transport Forum (ITF)/OECD Summit in Leipzig, Germany, ITF will be hosting a Research Day around the Summit’s topic “Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration”.  The event will present the latest research evidence for policy makers, focusing on four specific areas: air transport, freight transport, transport innovation and sustainability.

ITF organises this day in co-operation with the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).

Where:            Leipzig, Germany

When:             Tuesday 21 May 2019

Further info:   For more information, please visit: http://2019.itf-oecd.org/pre-summit-research-day

 

WCTRS News Briefing No 4  –  April 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No 4  –  April 2019

The latest News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website and includes the following:

  • An update and link to the full programme on the 15th WCTR
  • Info on the Summer School on Urban Logistics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Info on the Annual Conference of Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN 2019)
  • Details of the 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE 2019)
  • A Call for Papers for 2020 International Conference on Transport Survey Methods
  • An invitation reminder for the ITS Alumni Event at WCTR
  • Details of various lecturing, PhD and post-Doc positions.

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

Call for Papers: The 2020 International Conference on Transport Survey Methods

The 2020 International Conference on Transport Survey Methods 

The conference will be held in Portugal, from May 31 – June 5, 2020, under the theme “Travel Survey and Big Data: how to make the best of both worlds”.

Abstracts of 1000 words are expected by JUNE 15th 2019 –  please see detailed call for papers  here or visit https://easychair.org/cfp/isctsc2020

Best regards,

Conference co-chairs

Catherine Morency cmorency@polymtl.ca

Patrick Bonnel patrick.bonnel@entpe.fr

 

 

WCTRS-Y Newsletter – March 2019

WCTRS-Y Newsletter – March 2019

The second newsletter produced by the WCTRS-YIII Team for Mumbai 2019, is now available on the website at WCTRS-Y Newsletters

This edition includes:  preliminary programmes for both the Young Conference on Sunday 26 May 2019 and the main WCTR which takes place from Monday 27 May to  Friday 31 May; background information on the award winners for WCTRS-YII and details of various job opportunities.

WCTRS News Briefing No3  –  February 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No3  –  February 2019

The latest News Briefing 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.

ITS Alumni Event at WCTR Mumbai

Invitation to ITS Alumni attending WCTR Mumbai

ITS alumni attending WCTR Mumbai are warmly invited to our forthcoming ITS alumni event, which will be held at the conference venue on Monday 27 May 2019.  The evening will be a relaxed opportunity to network and catch up with friends and colleagues, transport professionals and academics.  A drinks and canapés reception at 18.00pm will be followed by brief presentations, including a keynote presentation by a leading alumnus, with the event finishing at around 19.15.  To book your place please email info@its.leeds.ac.uk with your contact details and with ‘Alumni Mumbai 2019’ in the subject line.  The event is open to all ITS alumni but places are limited and bookings close on Thursday 23 May.  We very much hope you will be able to join us

 

WCTRS News Briefing No2  –  January 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No2  –  January 2019

The latest News Briefing 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.

WCTRS News Briefing No1  –  January 2019

WCTRS News Briefing No1  –  January 2019

The latest News Briefing 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 contribute to Special Sessions at WCTR15 in Mumbai

Special Sessions on Big Data and Automation

The five active Emeritus Members of the World Conference on Transport Research Society are keen to encourage early stage researchers to contribute to the debate on the potential for transport policy of two of the most significant current technological developments: big data and automation.   They will be hosting Special Sessions in Mumbai, one each of these themes, and aim to facilitate a journal special issue on each, drawing on the presentations made, and providing an opportunity for early stage researchers to publish their research findings on these key topics.

Members of the Society, and registered delegates for WCTR15, are invited to submit abstracts for contributions to these two Special Sessions, and to encourage early stage researchers working with them to do so.  We encourage two types of contribution: presentations which are not already reflected in papers accepted by the conference, and short summaries of papers which have already been accepted for presentation.

If you wish to contribute, please send an abstract of no more than 400 words, setting out the objectives, methodology, results and policy implications, to Professor Tony May at a.d.may@its.leeds.ac.uk by Friday 22nd February.  Please indicate whether the abstract is for a new research output or for one which has already been accepted for presentation elsewhere in the conference, and which you wish to summarise in the Special Session.

The objectives of each session can be viewed at  Emeritus Special Sessions in Mumbai