Call for Papers

15th World Conference:  26-31 May 2019, Mumbai, India

Call for Papers: Paper submission is now open for review and non-review tracks.  Submit here.

The 15th WCTR conference will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, during 26-31 May 2019.  IIT Bombay is one of the premier institutes in India, established for the development of technical education in the country.  For the last 40 years, WCTR has been organised every three years by the WCTR Society.  The conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners, managers, and policymakers from all parts of the world, to share cutting-edge research and advanced state-of-practice.  The conference also includes special sessions, technical tours, an exhibition and social events. This knowledge event provides a unique opportunity for experts to exchange ideas in all areas of transport research.

To facilitate the interchange of ideas between researchers working in the same area, WCTR has structured the topics into nine categories with a total of 35 session tracks. The topics are:

A. Transport Modes: General

  1. A1 Air Transport and Airports
  2. A2 Maritime Transport and Ports
  3. A3 Rail Transport
  4. A4 Road Transport – General

B. Freight Transport and Logistics

  1. B1 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  2. B2 Humanitarian Logistics in Disasters
  3. B3 Intermodal Freight Transport
  4. B4 Urban Goods Movement
  5. B5 Freight Transport Modeling

C. Traffic Management, Operations, and Safety

  1. C1 Traffic Theory and Modelling
  2. C2 Urban Transport Operations
  3. C3 Intelligent Transport Systems
  4. C4 Traffic Safety Analysis and Policy

D. Activity and Transport Demand

  1. D1 Data Collection and Processing Methods
  2. D2 Travel Behaviour and Choice Modeling
  3. D3 Applications of Travel Behaviour Analysis and Demand Modeling Approaches
  4. D4 ICT, Activities, Time Use and Travel Demand

E. Transport Economics and Finance

  1. E1 Transport System Analysis and Economic Evaluation
  2. E2 Transport Pricing and Economic Regulation

F. Transport, Land Use, and Sustainability

  1. F1 Transport and Spatial Development
  2. F2 Transport, Climate Change, and Clean Air
  3. F3 Smart Transport, Smart City, and Quality of Life
  4. F4 Livability and Non-Motorized Transport
  5. F5 Transport Noise and Vibration Control

G. Transport Planning and Policy

  1. G1 Governance and Decision-making Processes
  2. G2 National and Regional Transport Planning and Policy
  3. G3 Urban Transport Planning and Policy
  4. G4 Cultural and Social Issues in Transport
  5. G5 Disaster Resilience in Transport
  6. G6 Health Impacts of Transport

H. Transport in Developing and Emerging Countries

  1. H1 Transport Policy, Planning, and Financing in Developing Countries
  2. H2 Infrastructure Operation and Traffic Management in Developing Countries
  3. H5 Urban Transport in Developing Countries

I. Infrastructure Design and Maintenance

  1. I1 Highway Design and Materials
  2. I2 Infrastructure Management

Authors are now invited to submit one or more full papers to any of the topic areas listed, and 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.

Important Deadlines
Submission of full paper for review: August 15, 2018
Submission of full papers under non-review track: October 26, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance: November 12, 2018
Registration of author presenting paper: December 21, 2018
Submission of final papers under review track: February 8, 2019

Guidelines for submission
Papers should be submitted using the paper template and the Elsevier online submission system

All correspondence related to this call should be addressed to Prof. Ashish Verma, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

We look forward to your contribution and participation in the next World Conference on Transport Research in Mumbai 2019.

Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Chubu University, Japan
President WCTRS
Lóránt Tavasszy, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Chair WCTRS Scientific Committee
K V Krishna Rao, IIT Bombay, India
15th WCTRS Conference Director