Change of Deadline of EOI to Bid for Hosting WCTR 2025

The coronavirus global crises has been triggering local and global measures that have affected the interaction among individuals and entities. Although the Expression of Interest (EOI) to bid for hosting WCTR-17 in 2025 only requires the firm indication by a representative of an academic institution, potential applicants might need further time to discuss with colleagues, institutions and the local stakeholders before responding to the Call to submit a responsible EOI. Consequently, the Site Selection Sub Committee (SSSC) of WCTRS announces 30th April 2020 as the new deadline for receiving the EOI. The schedule to continue the process after April that will be given in due course, in the Invitation to Bid for Hosting WCTR 2025 including the Steps in the Process and Timeline, etc. will take into account the evolution of the difficult situation that our planet is experiencing. This shall be posted on the WCTRS Website in due course.

Expression of Interest to Bid to Host WCTR-17, 2025

Entities interested to respond to the Invitation for Bids to Host WCTR-17, in 2025 that will be posted on the WCTRS Website in due course, are kindly requested to complete and sign the EOI Form below, save in [ pdf ] file, and send by e-mail, no later than 30 April 2020, to the Chair of the Site Selection Sub-Committee (SSSC) of WCTRS, Professor Ali Huzayyin (, with cc to WCTRS Secretariat (


Save the Date!

The 16th World Conference on Transport Research will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from 24 to 28 July 2022

Local Organiser:

Interuniversity Research Centre on Entreprise Networks, Logistics and Transport

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



Call for Papers for Special Virtual Issue of ‘Transport Policy’ Journal: “Transport Policy in Post COVID-19 World”

Transport Policy has issued a call for papers for a Special Virtual Issue titled “Transport Policy in Post COVID-19 World”. Potential contributors are asked to submit an abstract of up to 1000 words to the guest editor Ashish Verma, Ph.D. on or before 31st May 2020, with full papers to be submitted on or before 31st July 2020.

Further information on the call can be found at the Elsevier Website.

WCTRS News Briefing No 1  –  February 2020

WCTRS News Briefing No 1  –  February 2020

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

  • A call for suggestions for a new Governance and Decision-making SIG webinar series;
  • A call for papers for a special issue of Transport Research Part D: Transport and Environment;
  • A three-day course on automobile independence in Lund, Sweden in May;
  • Upcoming specialisation courses at C-MAT, University of Antwerp
  • A reminder of the Society and WCTRY social media details;
  • 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.

Please note, the Secretariat is unable to answer queries regarding publication in journals or special issues. Our Editorial Teams are currently working on this and an update will be circulated when available. Thank you.

Special Interest Group (SIG) G3 – Special Sessions at TISRoma 2019

What:              WCTR SIG G3 organised two special sessions during the TISRoma 2019 Congress organised by the AIIT (Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering). The sessions were chaired by Maria Attard (University of Malta – SIG G3 co-chair) and Michela Le Pira (University of Catania – TISRoma organising committee member). A total of 11 papers were presented from a number of countries. The proceedings of the special sessions will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal Research in Transportation Business and Management, published by Elsevier.  

Please click the link below to hear the introduction from Maria Attard.

07 Maria Attard



Save the Date!

The 16th World Conference on Transport Research will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from 24 to 28 July 2022

Local Organiser:

Interuniversity Research Centre on Entreprise Networks, Logistics and Transport

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


General Background Information on WCTRS

WCTRS Information leaflets

We have now updated our information leaflets which briefly outline the main aims and achievements of the WCTRS. Please click one of the links below to view this in your preferred language.

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Here at the WCTRS, we are committed to respecting and protecting our members privacy, and by providing us with your personal information, you consent to the use of it in accordance with the conditions of our Privacy Notice which can be found here.  We ask that all members take time to read carefully through this notice and if you have any questions, please contact us at