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ECTRI released new inputs to H2020 Transport Workprogramme 2016-17
Based on the overall vision defined in its July 2014 contribution, ECTRI now suggest more detailed topics considered relevant for policy support and the strengthening of the knowledge base in the following fields of research: "Mobility", "Freight and Logistics", "Transport Economics and Policy" and "Transport Safety".
The new ECTRI Board took office on January 27. The first Board meeting took place on February 26, in ECTRI premises in Brussels. The next Board meeting will take place on April 20, 2015 in Lyngby, Denmark.
Next ECTRI Spring Assembly takes place in Lyngby, Denmark, on April 20-21, 2015 The Assembly is hosted by ECTRI Member DTU.
Affiliation of NEARCTIS NoE to ECTRI
Recognising the scientific excellence of NEARCTIS Network of Excellence in the domain of traffic modelling and control and the importance of continuing to consolidate the European knowledge in this area in the future, and considering the synergies between the goals pushed forward by both, the affiliation of NEARCTIS NoE to ECTRI association in the form of a new ECTRI Thematic Group on “Traffic Management” has been agreed. It is effective since January 1, 2015.
ECTRI and Springer have agreed that Article Processing Charges (APC) applies to the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) from January 1, 2015. The current rate is EUR 1050.
ERTRAC 2015 Annual Conference took place on March 3 in Brussels (BE). Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni,acting Chairman of ERTRAC and EGVIA opened the annual ERTRAC event gathering 200 automotive and road transport researchers. It marks the official release of latest research roadmaps on urban freight and automated driving. ECTRI Secretary General C. Alméras attended the event.
Guide2Wear will hold its Internal consortium meeting at TML (Transport & Mobility Leuven) on March 12-13, 2015. Guide2Wear is an ERA-NET project that aims at evaluating the potential of wearable devices such as smart watches or glasses for future travel services. ECTRI officially supports this project.
FEHRL holds its Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15) event on April 22-23, 2015 in Brussels. The event gathers 120 transport infrastructure innovation and research experts, including European and national policy makers, leading industry, standardisation agencies, SME's and the media.
LivingRAIL and SpiderPlus projects are holding their joint final conference in the European Parliament in Brussels on April 23, 2015. Both projects aim at developing mobility visions and roadmaps for 2050 where electrified rail takes a central role in passenger and freight mobility. ECTRI Member FhG is a partner in the LivingRAIL project.
TRB organises a conference on Transportation for Sustainability which will be held on May 7-8, 2015 in Washington DC.
ECTRI Member UNIZA and CETRA are holding the 23rd International Symposium EURO-ZEL 2015 in Zilina (Slovak Republic) on June 2-3, 2015. A call for paper is open, with a deadline on March 6, 2015.
ECTRI new Member BME organizes the 4th International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS 2015) in Budapest, Hungary on June 3-5 2015, focusing on urban traffic modeling, integrated traffic management and ITS applications.
ECTRI member DLR organizes the 4th International Conference on Transport, Atmosphere and Climate on 22-25 June, 2015 in Bad Kohlgrub, Germany. The deadline for abstract submission is February 2015.
ECTRI Member UNEW organises a rail-focused international conference in Newcastle on July 15-17, 2015. It offers opportunities for Scholars, Bachelor, Master, PhD Students, Early Career Researchers and Professionals involved in rail-related research projects and courses.
The Association for European Transport will hold the 43rd European Transport Conference in Frankfurt, Germany on September 28-30, 2015. ECTRI is an official sponsor of the event.
ECTRI Member HIT is organizing "7th International Conference on Transport Research” with main theme: “From basic research to innovative applications”. The event will take place on November 5 & 6, 2015 in Athens, Greece. A call for paper is open, with a deadline on March 9, 2015.
ECTRI has issued a position paper on the second H2020 Transport Workprogramme (2016-2017) which was submitted to the European Commission' services. ECTRI calls for a new guiding theme, "Towards an integrated transport system" and proposes five main areas of research for advancing an integrated transport system.
The final newsletter from the PROS project summarizes the road safety research priorities recommended for inclusion in the upcoming Transport Work Programmes in Horizon 2020. ECTRI Member Ifsttar is a partner of the project.
TRA 2016 conference, the major European event dedicated to transport research will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 18 to 21 April 2016. A Call for abstracts is open, with a deadline on March 30, 2015.
ECTRI has released its epublication on ECTRI Members in FP7 and COST projects.
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