WCTR-Y 2019 – Call for Extended Abstracts for the Young Researchers’ Conference 26th May 2019

World Conference on Transport Research 2019, Mumbai – Young Researchers’ Conference 26th May 2019


WCTRS-Y is a one-day conference which will be held on the first day of the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, on 26th May 2019.

Dedicated to the next generation of transport academics, professionals and experts, the WCTR-Y presents the work and achievements of PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and young researchers, giving them the opportunity to play a major role in the scientific progress, and to discuss and interchange on new developments and ideas in transportation.

Papers will be peer-reviewed using the same criteria as the ones used in the WCTR conference. The best papers will automatically qualify for the nominations to the WCTR prizes such as the Young Author Best Paper prize, and for special issues of academic journals from the WCTR conference.

In addition to the presentation of a limited number of selected high-quality conference papers, WCTR-Y will also include special sessions targeted towards the academic and professional development of young researchers during which they will be able to interact with and learn from their peers and seniors.

The theme of WCTR-Y 2019 is “The Future of Transportation”. Sample topics welcomed by the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Smart Cities and Future Mobility
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Green Transport
  • Active Transportation
  • Integrated Planning for Transportation (Including Freight Transportation) and Resilient Transport Systems
  • Advanced Traffic Management, Operations, and Safety



  • Papers should be exclusively authored and presented by young members.
  • Young members are under 35 years before 26th May 2019, or have completed their PhD no more than four years prior to this date.
  • WCTRS-Y participants have to register to the main WCTR by 25 January 2019. No extra fee is required. There is no day delegate registration. Check the WCTR conference website for more information on registration.



Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 31st August 2018

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 5th October 2018

Deadline for submission of full-length papers: 30th November 2018

Notification of acceptance of papers: 4th January 2019

Author registration deadline: 25th January 2019

Submission of final papers: 15th February 2019


Extended abstracts should summarise the research study in no more than 1,500 words, state clearly its objectives, methodology and present and discuss the results. There is no template for extended abstracts. The first page should inform only title and author details, while the abstract itself should start from the second page. Abstracts should be submitted in Word format.

Extended abstracts should be sent to the email dspawar@iith.ac.in with copies to mjanjevi@mit.edu and tstger@leeds.ac.uk



Name Organisation Email
Digvijay S Pawar, PhD Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad dspawar@iith.ac.in
Milena Janjevic, PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) mjanjevi@mit.edu
Thiago Guimarães Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds tstger@leeds.ac.uk
Sara Abd Alla PhD candidate Energy & Transport Studies, University of Genoa.  Research Group: DIME-TEC
Adrien Beziat, PhD Postdoctoral associate, Transport Urban Planning Economics Laboratory (LAET), Lyon, France


For any questions, do not hesitate to contact the WCTR-Y 2019 organisers.

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