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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.
ECTRI's Secretary General Caroline Alméras chaired a session at ETC 2014 European Transport Conference, officialy supported by ECTRI, in Frankfurt, Germany (September 29 - October 1). The session held on October 1, dealt with "Encouraging effective use of research results" followed by a panel discussion. Speakers came from different horizons. ECTRI also had a stand on the exhibition floor of the conference displaying ECTRI promotion material, members' brochures and the ETRR journal.
The ETRR Editorial Board met on October 1, and the ETRR Advisory Board on 2, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. The latest issue of European Transport Research Review (ETRR) was published in September, 2014.
The next ECTRI Thematic Group on Transport Safety meeting is taking place in Brussels, Belgium on October 16, 2014.
ECTRI Member CDV celebrated their 60th Anniversary in Brno, Czech Republic on September 15, 2014. ECTRI President G. Giannopoulos presented an overview of ECTRI and gave a speech which highlighted the benefits of the cooperation between the Association and the CDV, especially through participation to the research bodies of ECTRI that are the thematic groups. Please download complete presentation.
ECTRI President G. Giannopoulos presents his TRA evaluation in the September edition of Ifsttar publication "Trajectoire". This issue is specially dedicated to the TRA conference that was held in Paris in April this year. Among several articles dealing with feedbacks from stakeholders and international impact of the conference, the page 8 displays an interview of the ECTRI president addressing the outcomes of the conference and pointing out the scientific content and leads for progression.
The next ECTRI Thematic Group on Mobility meeting takes place in the ECTRI premises in Brussels, Belgium on October 28, 2014.
The City-HUB project consortium has circulated its 2nd Newsletter (September edition), in which you can find:
· Recent news and activities of the City-HUB project
· The 2nd Period technical work and progress
· The main findings of the 2nd Stakeholder Workshop
City-HUB is an ECTRI supported project.
ECTRI supports the 7th ECITL Conference on November 5-7, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany. The Conference is coorganised by ECTRI Member Fraunhofer. The agenda gives an overview of the all sessions and their themes,while ECITL's conference book gives a detailed view. The registration is open.
ECTRI Member DLR co-hosts the Mobility Convention Conference on November 6 - 7, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. ECTRI President George Giannopoulos is one of the speakers as well as Barbara Lenz of DLR. The registration is open.
ECTRI President G. Giannopoulos will attend the FEHRL 25th anniversary ceremony which will take place on November 13, 2014, in Sterrebeek, Belgium. He will present his view about “Enhancing cooperation between European and International Transport Research Organisations”. The attendance is by invitation only.
The upcoming ECTRI General Assembly meeting is hosted by HIT and will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece on November 17 - 18, 2014.
ECTRI coorganises with other key stakeholders a Conference on 'Ageing and Safe Mobility' on November 27 - 28, 2014 at the BASt premises in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. ECTRI has nominated the key speaker Rob Methorst, Senior Advisor Safety from Rijkswaterstaat. Björn Peters, Senior Research Leader at VTI is co-chairing the Human Factors Session. The registration is open.
ECTRI supports the Guide2Wear project that is granted within the ERA-NET transport flagship call initiative 2013 “Future Travelling”. It is led by ECTRI member Fraunhofer, with the participation of ECTRI member VTI and the interactions with ECTRI Thematic Group on Mobility. The project was launched beginning of July 2014. The main objective of Guide2Wear is to evaluate the potential of wearable devices for future travel services.
ECTRI members AIT, DLR and UPM supports the European Electric Vehicle Congress “Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles are ready: Challenges, Opportunities and Outlook” to be held in Brussels, Belgium on December 2 – 5, 2014.
The next ECTRI Freight and Logistics Thematic Group meeting takes place at the ECTRI premises in Brussels, Belgium on December 4 - 5, 2014.
ETRA, the European Transport Research Alliance, produces a report on "Education and Training issues for the transport researchers of the future". The next ETRA Plenary session will take place on December 11th, at FEHRL's office in Brussels. More further information about the Alliance: www.etralliance.eu
The TRB 94th Annual Meeting "Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology" will be held in Washington D.C., USA on January 11 - 15, 2015. The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops.
TRB organises a conference on Transportation for Sustainability which will be held on May 7 - 8, 2015 in Washington DC. A call for paper is open, with a deadline on October 15, 2014.
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 has released its epublication on ECTRI Members in FP7 and COST projects.
All European Transport Research Review (ETRR) publications can be found here.