Topic Area A: Transport Modes – General

National Taiwan University

Topic Area A covers research issues related to a single mode, and which are not addressed in other topic areas. In particular it provides a focus for the work of the Special Interest Groups on Air, Maritime, Rail, and for Road Transport research work performed.  Given the likelihood of overlap with the work of other topic areas, care is needed to avoid duplication of activity. As a general rule, sessions are only included in Topic Area A where the focus is on the characteristics of the mode, or it is clear that they cannot be integrated into other topic areas. In particular, papers on the safety of a given mode may be submitted to this Topic Area A, but will also be copied to Topic Area C, where SIG C4 has the responsibility of convening all safety-related sessions.

 

SIG A1 – Air Transport and Airports

Upcoming Events

24th Air Transport Research Society World Conference,  26th-29th August 2021

Abstract submission deadline: 11th April 2021

This conference will be hosted in person by the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. For those who cannot attend in person, there will be an option to present and attend virtually.

Please see the ATRS website for more details.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to facilitate the development, exchange, and dissemination of aviation research ideas and results among academics, government officials, industry managers and executives, and policy makers.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to everyone with a research interest in aviation. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.

SIG A1 Chair – Professor Martin Dresner (University of Maryland)

SIG A1 Co-Chair –Dr Chikage Miyoshi (Cranfield University)

Further Information

Air Transport Research Society website

SIG A2 – Maritime Transport and Ports

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to create an interactive network of academic and industry researchers, policymakers and operators, and others involved in maritime and port activities.

Membership

Membership is open to any academics, researchers, industry managers, executives and policy makers with research interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.

SIG A2 Chair – Enrico Musso (University of Genova)

SIG A2 Chair – Thierry Vanelslander (University of Antwerp)

Further Information

SIG-A2 Maritime Transport and Ports website

SIG A3 – Rail Transport

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to advance the exchange of ideas, methodologies, and results of research on all forms of rail transport among academics, government researchers, policymakers, and industry researchers and executives.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to academic researchers and educators with an interest in rail technologies, operations, planning, policy and economics. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.

SIG A3 Chair – John Preston (University of Southampton)

SIG A3 Chair – Yung-Cheng (Rex) Lai (National Taiwan University)

SIG A3 Chair- Melody Khadem Sameni (Iran University of Science and Technology)

SIG A4 -High-Speed Rail: Policy, Investment, and Impact

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to promote interaction between academics, governments, industry researchers and executives, and policymakers on important policy, investment and impact issues affecting high-speed rail transport.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to all with a research interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact the SIG email address.

SIG A4 Co-Chair and Co-ordinator – KE Seetha Ram (Asian Development Bank Institute)

SIG A4 Co-Chair – Yoshitsugu Hayashi (Chubu University)

SIG A4 Secretary- Nikhil Bugalia (Indian Institute of Technology Madras)

Further Information

Society email address

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