Call for Papers: 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.  

Authors are now invited to submit one or more full papers to the following topic areas:

A. Transport Modes: General
B. Freight Transport and Logistics
C. Traffic Management, Operations, and Safety
D. Activity and Transport Demand
E. Transport Economics and Finance
F. Transport, Land Use, and Sustainability
G. Transport Planning and Policy
H. Transport in Developing and Emerging Countries
I. Infrastructure Design and Maintenance

Authors can choose to submit their work either for the non-review track or the review track. The latter offers a thorough review process for each full paper in order to assess its potential for publication and short-listing for the award of a prize. Similar to the previous WCTR, a close cooperation with major scientific transportation journals will be agreed, to support publication of excellent papers in special issues shortly after the Conference. The organisation of the Conference is supported by Elsevier.

Detailed information on the content of each Topic Area and its Session Tracks is provided on the conference website.

The conference website also includes information about registration possibilities, opportunities for bursary awards, the Mumbai venue, hotel reservations, travel and weather.

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 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

WCTRS News Briefing 19  –  December 2018

WCTRS News Briefing 19  –  December 2018

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-Y Newsletter

WCTRS-Y Newsletter – November 2018

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

This edition includes:  details of the WCTRS-Y Initiative; an editorial letter from Dr K V Krishna Rao, (Professor of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Director of the forthcoming 15th World Conference on Transport Research); an interview with Professor Ali Huzayyin of Cairo University, (senior member of the WCTRS Steering Committee); and details of various job opportunities.

 

WCTRS News Briefing 18  –  November 2018

WCTRS News Briefing 18  –  November 2018

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 17 – November 2018

WCTRS News Briefing 17  –  November 2018

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 16 – October 2018

WCTRS News Briefing 16 – October 2018

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.