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18/01/2017 EURO - Zel 2017 Call for Abstracts is open for the 24th International Symposium EURO - Zel 2017 “Recent Challenges for European Railways”. The submission deadline is March 19, 2017. The conference is taking place in Žilina (Slovak Republic) in May 30 – 31, 2017, organised by ECTRI Member UNIZA. Go to www.zu-zel.sk for more information.
17/01/2017 TRA 2018 Call for abstracts is open. Submit your contribution to one or more of the twelve topics and get the chance to discuss about key political key topics in Europe such as shaping the new mobility landscape, digitalisation or decarbonisation. In scientific and technical sessions a broad spectrum of research and innovation activities will range from basic research to application-oriented engineering, social, technical and economic aspects, as well as policies and standards. The call for abstracts is open till March 21, 2017. Click here for more information on the call. TRA 2018 will take place in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018 and is hosted/organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology in collaboration with Austria Tech and ECTRI Member AIT.
17/01/2017 ECTRI @Shift2Rail Info Day, January 17 in Brussels. C. Alméras is attending Shift2Rail Info Day today in Brussels. This event organised by Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking addresses the political priorities and content of the 2017 Shift2Rail calls.
16/01/2017 ADAS&ME Project: participate in the survey. ADAS&ME partners are interested in your opinion about automated functions that can support the driver/ rider. Your participation in this survey will help set the priorities for drivers and riders with regards to implementing automated functions within different types of vehicles (e.g. passenger car, trucks, bus, motorcycles). Give your opinion here. Thank you for participating!
16/01/2017 Prof. Karst Geurs new ETRR Editor-in-Chief Prof. Karst Geurs, full Professor of Transport Planning at the Centre for Transport Studies of the University of Twente (Netherlands), is the new ETRR Editor-in-Chief. He started his three year mandate on January 1st 2017. Prof. Geurs has been involved in ETRR as Associate Editor and more recently as Advisory Board Member. His CV is available here.
13/01/2017 Participate in stakeholder consultation of the Mobility4eu project. Do you want to be part of the consultation process and give your vision and aims for the future transport system in Europe? Participate to the SURVEY to assess the most important objectives that you want to achieve until 2030. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to fill in. For more detailed information on the methodology of stakeholder consultation click here.
Mobility4EU , involves ECTRI Members VUB, IFSTTAR, HIT and VTT and aims to develop a vision and action plan for mobility and transport in Europe in 2030. It is their priority to involve a wide range of stakeholders involved in mobility and transport in Europe in this process.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Imre Keseru at firstname.lastname@example.org
12/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: TRB Executive Committee, Thursday January 12th (8:00 am – 12:00 pm). ECTRI President, Prof. M. Robinson, and Secretary General, C. Alméras, are invited to attend the TRB Executive Committee to participate to the discussion on TRB International collaboration and partnerships. This discussion will be ended by the official signature of the new ECTRI-TRB Memorandum of Understanding which draws an intended common line of actions between the two organizations for a period of five years.
11/01/2017 ETC 2017 Call for abstracts. The Association for European Transport invites submission of abstracts for its 45th European Transport Conference, to be held in Barcelona between 4 and 6 October 2017. The deadline for abstract submission is 8 February 2017.
10/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: International Cooperation Committee, Tuesday January 10 (08:00 am – 12:00 pm). Session will be presided by former ECTRI President G. Giannopoulos (HIT) and O.A. Elrahman – RPI. An update of ECTRI-TRB MoU and action plan will be presented by A. Aparicio (UPM and ECTRI-TRB MoU Task Force leader) and a presentation of the newly EU funded SKILLFUL project in which ECTRI is partner will also be done by C. Alméras.
09/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: ECTRI/TRB Action Plan Review Subcommittee is taking place today, Monday, January 9th (10:15 am – 12:00 pm). Session will be presided by A. Aparicio (ECTRI Member Universidad Politecnica de Madrid) and will focus on reviewing ECTRI-TRB MoU planned activities and agreeing on actions, timeline and responsibilities. The new MoU will be signed on January 12th 2017 at the TRB Executive Committee.
06/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: Workshop in Equity in Transportation: guidelines for stakeholders and practitioners, will take place on Sunday, January 8th (01:30 pm – 04:30 pm). The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate thinking and discussion about the benefits of a more equitable transportation system. The workshop is presided by D. Spanhake (U. Minnesota, Twin Cities), A. Dupont Kieffer (U. Paris) and F. Di Ciommo, (ECTRI Member CENIT-UPC BarcelonaTech).
A topical collection in the ECTRI Open Access sponsored Journal ETRR on the topic of “Equity tools and Transport: bridging EU-US perspectives” gathering the best papers coming from the different committees call for papers is planned to be launched in April 2017.
06/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: Interested in how governance of transportation-related decisions may deviate from or collide with existing international and national rules? Join us on the Workshop 101 - The Nexus of Transportation and Environmental Health Governance: Intersections and Collisions Across and Within Borders on Sunday, January 8th (09:00 am – 12:00 pm at Convention Center, 147A). A. Bekiaris (ECTRI Member HIT) will be presenting on “Aging Populations and Mobility Policies: Implications on Safety, Health and the Environment”.
05/01/2017 European Transport Research Review Impact Factor and new Issue online. ECTRI’s European Transport Research Review now has an Impact Factor of 0.672, released by Thomson Reuters in their Journal Citation Reports®. And for some interesting readings check here the new released Volume 8, Issue 4 (December 2016): https://goo.gl/0QnbyR
03/01/2017 ECTRI has now a Twitter account. Follow us on twitter.com/ECTRInews to keep in touch and get the latest news about the ECTRI community.
22/12/2016 The ECTRI team wishes a Happy Holiday Season and a Successful 2017. And thanks all those that supported and took part in ECTRI's activities over the last year.
21/12/2016 ECTRI TG Traffic Management suggestions for the third transport workprogramme (2018-2020). Following up on the overall vision “Towards low carbon mobility” defined in ECTRI's contribution from July, and the previously released Thematic Groups contribution (Mobility, Economics&Policy, Freight&Logistics and Transport Safety) ECTRI Thematic Group on Traffic Management puts forward eight research challenges that are essential for the future deployment of advanced transport systems. Read it here.
20/12/2016 ECTRI supported events @ TRB 2017. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96 th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 8–12, 2017. The Conference attracts more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world and this year the spotlight theme is “Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change”. This year again ECTRI has contributed to the Conference by supporting a number of sessions and giving a European flavour to the Annual Meeting. With the event approaching, Prof. Mark Robinson, ECTRI President, Prof. Ángel Aparicio, ECTRI-TRB MoU leader, and Caroline Alméras, ECTRI Secretary-General, would like to highlight these events where a number of ECTRI members will be participating. Check here the detailed list of events. We look forward seeing you there.
19/12/2016 ICTR 2017 Extended Deadline for Abstracts Submission: JANUARY 15, 2017. ECTRI Member Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH) is co-organizing with the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE), the ‘8th International Congress on Transportation Research’. The ICTR 2017 will be held on September 28-29, 2017, at the CERTH Congress Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. The spotlight theme of the 2017 Congress is: ‘The Future of Transportation: A Vision for 2030’. Deadline of abstract submission has been extended to JANUARY 15, 2017. More info http://www.ictr.gr/
15/12/2016 ECTRI @ ITF Consultation Day with International Organisations, December 15 in Paris. ECTRI SG C. Alméras is participating to the ITF Consulation Day taking place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. ECTRI will be providing inputs to ITF’s priority issues such as, content of the 2017 Summit programme, key elements of the 2017 Ministers’ Declaration and key issues for the 2018 Summit. The consultation will also provide opportunity for the ITF SG to present updates on the Decarbonising Transport project to which ECTRI is a partner.
12/12/2016 ECTRI @ ERTRAC Plenary, December 12 in Brussels. ECTRI SG C. Alméras is participating to the last ERTRAC Plenary meeting of 2016 taking place in Brussels. The main points on the agenda are the final ERTRAC topics recommendations for the WP2018-2020 of H2020, the report on CO2 integrated approach process the launch of ERTRAC Strategic Research Agenda update and the roadmaps on Urban Mobility, Electrification, and Automated Driving.
08/12/2016 1 Week to Abstract Submission Deadline for the EWGT 2017. The 20th EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT 2017) will be held in Budapest from 4 - 6 September 2017, hosted by ECTRI Member BME. Call for abstracts is open, with deadline on December 15, 2016. Accepted papers under topic "New paradigm in urban transportation planning" will be published on a special issue of ETRR, ECTRI’s International Open Access journal. More info here: https://lnkd.in/evxxRcw
06/12/2016 ECTRI's ETRR is accepting submissions for topical collection "Understanding the Benefits & Implications of Vehicle & Road Automation". The European Transport Research Review is accepting submissions for a topical collection on Understanding the Benefits and Implications of Vehicle and Road Automation. The aim of this topical collection is to provide an overview of the latest research findings in vehicle and road automation, focusing on the impacts on road safety, traffic flow and transport-related emissions. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016. Submit today! https://goo.gl/f5TWqx
05/12/2016 ECTRI's ETRR is accepting submissions for topical collection "Smart cities and transport infrastructures". The European Transport Research Review is accepting submissions for a topical collection on Smart cities and transport infrastructures. This topical collection is to provide an updated perspective on the stakes, the consequences, and the shapes of smart cities related to all types of transport infrastructure. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016. Submit today! https://goo.gl/0vzAyf
02/12/2016 ICTR 2017, September 28-29, 2017 – Thessaloniki – Call for abstracts . ECTRI Member Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH) is co-organizing the ‘8th International Congress on Transportation Research’ (ICTR 2017), which will be held on September 28-29, 2017, at the CERTH Congress Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. The spotlight theme of the 2017 Congress is: ‘The Future of Transportation: A Vision for 2030’. Call for abstracts is open with deadline on December 15, 2016.
01/12/2016 ECTRI @ ETRA Plenary and Meeting with DG MOVE Cabinet . ECTRI President M. Robinson and ECTRI SG C. Alméras will participate today in the ETRA Plenary. The Plenary is preceded by a meeting between the DG MOVE Cabinet and the ETRA Partners, to present the main recommendations of the ETRA position paper, discuss the future EU funded transport research Programme and ETRA’s contribution and activities to the TRA Conference.
30/11/2016 ECTRI @ FERSI 25th Anniversary Meeting, November 30 in Brussels. ECTRI President M. Robinson and ECTRI SG C. Alméras are attending the FERSI 25th Anniversary meeting. A “get together” meeting of the European road safety research community, dedicated to open discussion on current road safety challenges and strategies aiming to enable Europe to set sound road safety targets and to effectively progress towards them.
24/11/2016 ECTRI Autumn 2016 Assembly of Members, November 24-25 in Riga.The 2016 Autumn Assembly of Members is held on November 24th – 25th, 2016, kindly hosted by ECTRI Member TTI in Riga, Latvia. During the two-day meeting the Members will follow-up on the implementation plan and discuss the status of activities and the management of the Association. ECTRI’s new Member, VUB will be represented by Professor Cathy Macharis, Director of VUB- MOBI, invited to present her organization to the Assembly. The second day will be dedicated to the election of new Board for 2017-2018 period and a workshop on “Sustainable Transport Interchanges”.
22/11/2016 ECTRI @ ITS: a Tool or a Toy? event, Nov. 22-23, 2016, Zilina Slovakia. Jorge Alfonso Kurano ITS expert from UPM represented ECTRI at the Conference "Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?", in Žilina, Slovakia. This event was held under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It was co-organised between the COST Association and the ECTRI Member University of Žilina.
08/11/2016 ECTRI @ 2016 EUCAR Reception and Conference, in Brussels. C. Alméras attended the EUCAR Annual Reception & Conference 2016, taking place on November 8 and 9 in Brussels. This event, under the theme ”Driving mobility innovation for Europe”, gathers all relevant stakeholders to debate the future of transport research.
02/11/2016 ECTRI’s ETRR accepting submissions for three topical collections. ECTRI’s European Transport Research Review is accepting submissions for three topical collections:
More info here.
26/10/2016 ETRA Report on Transport Education and Training workshop organised during TRA2016. During TRA 2016, ETRA and the EC organised a workshop on “Academia and job market: how to match? Building European transport academic excellence: which offer to students? Which contribution to innovation?”. The idea was to bring together the main parties and stakeholders involved in educational and research activities in the transport field and to investigate and evaluate the opportunities offered today by the relevant higher-level educational establishments in transport disciplines in Europe in relation to the job market. Read a summary of results and recommendations here: EC and ETRA TRA 2016 workshop on Transport Education and Tranining - Synthesis report.
26/10/2016 ECTRI TG Safety meeting, October 26 - 27 at ECTRI offices. ECTRI Thematic Group on Safety is meeting today, at ECTRI offices, to review last year’s activities and plan future actions. TG members will explore participation in H2020 WP 2017 calls, building upon their matrix of interest.
25/10/2016 ECTRI @ 2016 CEF Transport Info Day, October 25 in Brussels. A. PEREIRA is attending the 2016 CEF Transport Info Day, taking place in Brussels. This event organised by INEA and the EC addresses the political priorities and content of the 2016 CEF Transport calls.
24/10/2016 SKILLFUL project Kick-Off Meeting, October 24 in Brussels Kick-Off meeting will take place today at the Researcher Knowledge Centre Road Safety in Brussels. The SKILLFUL “Skills and competences development of future transportation professionals at all levels” project aims to review the existing, emerging and future knowledge and skills requirements of workers at all levels in the transportation sector, to structure the key specifications and components of the curricula and training courses that will be needed to meet these competence requirements optimally and to identify and propose new business roles in the education and training chain.
26/10/2016 ECTRI Thematic Groups’ suggestions for the third transport workprogramme (2018-2020)
Based on the overall vision “Towards low carbon mobility” defined in ECTRI's contribution from July, ECTRI Thematic Groups suggest in those new inputs, topics considered relevant for policy support and for strengthening of the knowledge base on their field of research. These topics are reflected in the form of research priorities, aiming to highlight their significance for inclusion in the upcoming calls of Horizon 2020, and in particular to the Challenge aiming to achieve “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport”.
Find below ECTRI Thematic Groups suggestions:
ECTRI Thematic Groups on Security and Risk Analysis and on Traffic Management will be releasing their suggestions in the upcoming days.
26/10/2016 ETRA strategic paper 2016 The 2016 ETRA strategic paper, submitted to the EC, reflects on the current European transport policy, on the Implementation of the current H2020 RTD programme, and on the future of transport research in next programme (FP9). Read the strategic paper here.
18/10/2016 ECTRI TG Economics & Policy and TG Mobility joint meeting, October 18-19 at ECTRI offices. ECTRI Thematic Groups on Economics & Policy and on Mobility are meeting today, at ECTRI offices, to review last year’s activities and plan future actions. They will explore participation in H2020 WP 2017 calls, building upon their matrix of interest.
13/10/2016 EURO Working Group on Transportation: Call for abstracts is open. The 20th EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT) will be held in Budapest from 4 – 6 September 2017, hosted by ECTRI Member BME. Call for abstracts is open, with deadline on November 30, 2016. Accepted papers on Planning and Operation topic will be published on ETRR, ECTRI’s International Open Access journal. More info here
12/10/2016 ECTRI Board meeting, October 11, 2016 The Board members met yesterday at ECTRI offices, to discuss the management of the association, the state of play of the implementation plan, the membership situation and the preparation of the Autumn Assembly of Members.
05/10/2016 ECTRI @ ETC 2016 from 5 – 7 October in Barcelona ECTRI will be present with a stand at the 44th European Transport Conference in Barcelona, promoting the association, its Members and activities, the SETRIS and SKILLFUL projects and the ETRR journal. Visit us! We look forward to seeing you there!
29/09/2016 SETRIS 4th Progress & Planning Meeting SETRIS project partners are meeting Friday 30th, at ECTRI premises for the 4th Progress & Planning Meeting (Steering Committee). They will review activities undertaken, status of deliverables and plan next steps. Find out more about SETRIS<
28/09/2016 ECTRI @ EC Horizon 2020 ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ Info Day. C. ALMERAS and A. PEREIRA are attending the H2020 challenge ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ Info Day. Presentations will cover the various topics open for submission, on Mobility for Growth, Automated Road Transport and Green Vehicles calls, under the 2016-2017 Work programme.
23/09/2016 ECTRI @ EC Horizon 2020 ‘Smart cities and communities’ Info Day. C. ALMERAS is attending the ‘Smart cities and communities’ Info Day taking place in Brussels. At the event the ‘Smart cities & communities’ topics of the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work Programme ‘Cross-cutting activities’, Smart and Sustainable Cities call are being presented, and in particular the 2017 call.
21/09/2016 ETRR Advisory and Editorial Boards meeting, September 21, 2016 in Brussels. The ETRR Advisory Board and Editorial Board are meeting today at ECTRI offices to review the current status of the Journal, to discuss future developments, to appoint the new Editor-in-Chief and Advisory Board Chair and review the Editorial Board Terms of Reference.
15/09/2016 European Transport Research Review, Volume 8, Issue 3, is now online! The European Transport Research Review – Volume 8 Number 3 September 2016 is now available online! The journal is accepting submissions and is now indexed by Thomson Reuters. Submit your research article today! More information
ECTRI has released its epublication on ECTRI Members in FP7 and COST projects.
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