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ECTRI, the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes, is an international non-profit organisation that was founded in April 2003. Its members are 26 major transport research institutes or universities from 19 European countries. Together, they account for more than 4000 European scientific and research staff in the field of transport.

ECTRI's aim is to help build the "European Research Area" (ERA) in transport by cooperation in thematic and process oriented thematic groups, task forces, Framework Programme projects, seminars and conferences.

 

ECTRI Welcomes 2 new Members !

The ECTRI Assembly approved the admittance of  2 new Members:

- Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) – Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Hungary

- Deusto University – Deusto Institute of Technology (Deustotech) – Mobility Unit, Bilbao, Spain

Their Membership is effective as from January 1st, 2015

 

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arrow 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". 

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arrow 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. The latest issue European Transport Research Review. Volume 7 Issue 2 (June 2015) is now available online.

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arrow 26/05/2015: ECTRI Member VTI supports ERPUG forum event to take place on October 15-16, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. ERPUG's (European Road Profile Users’ Group) purpose is to serve as a forum for exchanging information between end users, data collectors, vendors, construction and design engineers and researchers in functional characteristics of road surfaces.

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arrow 22/05/2015: ECTRI SG C. Alméras attends Smart Cities & Communities Market Place in Berlin on May 21, 2015. The event gathers high level speakers such as EU Commissioner for Transport and its purpose is to examine achievements of Smart Cities in Europe, actions to increase synergies between policies and funds to boost demand and good practice to create solutions that meet cities’ and citizens’ needs.

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arrow 21/05/2015:ECTRI contributes to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) initiative ‘’Joining Forces to tackle the road transport CO2 challenge’’. Prof. Z. Szalay (BME) for Eco-driving session and Prof. A. Monzon (UPM) for ITS contributed to the first set of workshops (on April 16 for ITS and May 5 for Eco-Driving).

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arrow 20/05/2015: ECTRI SG attends Electromobility+ conference on May 20, 2015 in Berlin. The event provides an overview of achieved results of 18 trans-national research projects. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) invited ECTRI Members to attend.

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arrow 19/05/2015: ECTRI SG C. Alméras was invited to present the Association to a crowd of research managers for enhancing the ECTRI visibility at the KOWI (“European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations”) Kompakt workshop on April 29, 2015 in Brussels.

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arrow 18/05/2015: ECTRI welcomed HiSPEQ project meeting on May 12, 2015. HiSPEQ delivers improvements to the process of describing high-speed survey equipment, specifying the requirement for survey equipment and regimes applied to ensure the quality of data delivered. ECTRI Members AIT, TRL and VTI are partners of HiSPEQ.

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arrow 15/05/2015:ECTRI SG C. Alméras will attend the WATERBORNE TP Steering Group meeting on May 19, 2015. Among several topics, the discussions will deal with the interrelation between H2020 and CEF programmes and on H2020 workprogramme 2016-2017.

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arrow 13/05/2015: EC Consultation on Member States greenhouse gas emission reduction The legislative proposal targets CO2 emissions from road transport, heating of buildings, small-scale industry and so-called non-CO2 emissions from agriculture and waste. Consultation is open until June 18, 2015.

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arrow 12/05/2015: International Transport Forum held on May 27-29, 2015 in Leipzig, Germany. The Annual Summit of ITF is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. The theme of the 2015 edition is "Transport, Trade & Tourism". It gathers more than 1000 participants from about 80 countries.

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arrow 11/05/2015: ECTRI Thematic Group "Traffic Management" kick off meeting on May 18, 2015. The TG includes, among ECTRI Members (AIT, BASt, DEUSTO, HIT, UNIZA, UPM, UVEG, and VTI), representatives from the NEARCTIS network (experts from Ifsttar, DLR, TU Delft, EPFL Lausanne, TUCrete, UCL and UoSouthampton). The meeting will be held in ECTRI premises in Brussels.

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arrow 08/05/2015: Hosted by University of Rome - La Sapienza, the Young Researchers Seminar 2015 will gather 42 young researchers and 13 tutors on June 17-19. This event happens once every 2 years and is the occasion to enhance the professionalization of young researchers. The event is supported by ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and TRB.

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arrow 07/05/2015: ERA-Net Transport (ENT) launched its 2nd flagship call "Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain" on April 1st. The infoday takes place in Brussels on May 13. It is the opportunity to learn more about the call details and meet potential partners at the brokerage event in the afternoon.

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arrow 06/05/2015: ECTRI Member HIT co-organises the Global Conference on Global Warming (GCGW-15) on May 24-27 in Athens, Greece. This event is multi-disciplinary and aims at finding solutions to climate change issues.

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arrow 05/05/2015: ECTRI welcomed CARONTE project meeting in its Brussels office on April 29. The project gathers ECTRI Members AIT, FhG and Ifsttar. ECTRI supports this project.

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arrow 04/05/2015: ECTRI SG attends the 5th ITS conference "A digital strategy for mobility: from capacity to connectivity". The event was openened by EU Commissioner for Transport on 24 April 2015 in Brussels. Topics such as data for digitising transport, mobility as a service and connectivity and automation were discussed with high level speakers.

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arrow 29/04/2015: VISION TRA 2016 opens 2 competitions: "Student competition" to promote new and innovative research project ideas and "EU Champions of Transport Research" to celebrates leading researchers who are, or have recently been, contributing to surface transport EU-funded projects. The Award ceremony will take place during TRA 2016 conference. ECTRI Member VTI is a member of VISION TRA 2016 Advisory Board.

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arrow 25/04/2015: ECTRI expert J-M Vassallo at FEHRL event "FIRM 15", April 22-23 The event theme was “Innovative maintenance of transport infrastructure: Faster, cheaper, more reliable, safer, greener”. J-M Vassallo presented public private partnerships (PPP) for infrastructure financing in session 5.

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arrow 22/04/2015: ECTRI held its Spring General Assembly in Copenhagen on April 20-21. The event took place in Lyngby, Denmark and was hosted by ECTRI Member DTU. The next Assembly will take place in Berlin, Germany on November 12-13 and will be hosted by ECTRI Member DLR.

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arrow 02/04/2015: ECTRI Member VTI organises the 17th Road Safety on 5 Continents (RS5C) Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, in May 17-19, 2016. A call for abstract is open with a deadline on August 18, 2015. ECTRI supports this event.

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arrow 01/04/2015: Subject E-circular (194) "Literature Searches and Literature Reviews for Transportation Research Projects" has been published on TRB’s website . There were over 50 individuals who worked on this project over a two year period. It is  a great resource to everyone involved in transportation research, addressing the necessary steps for producing a high-quality literature review for a transportation research project. Also, there will be a webinar later this year on this topic.

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arrow 31/03/2015: ECTRI Member FhG organises joint final event SPIDER PLUS & LivingRAIL. Taking place in Brussels in April 23, 2015, "Rail towards 2050 – Vision and Roadmap for Sustainable Mobility" is the final conference of the two EC-funded research projects aiming at planning European rail until 2050.

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arrow 30/03/2015: The summary of the Second EU-U.S. Transport Research Symposium held April 10–11, 2014, in Paris (France) is now available. The report focuses on barriers to transport research implementation in the U.S. and Europe.

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arrow 27/03/2015: ECTRI Member UNEW organises Smart Urban Freight Conference on June 3, 2015 in Berlin.

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arrow 24/03/2015: ECTRI Member AIT organises ELOCOT 2015 - Conference on Electromobility in Logistics and Commercial Transport in Vienna on June 10, 2015.

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arrow20/03/2015:ECTRI Member Ifsttar supports international scientific conference "Our Common Future Under Climate Change", Paris (UNESCO), July 7-10, 2015.

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arrow 19/03/2015:ECTRI Member TOI organises international conference "Breakthrough for electric vehicles" in Oslo, on June 11-12, 2015.

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arrow 27/02/2015: 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.

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arrow 26/02/2015: 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.

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arrow 25/02/2015: ECTRI member DLR organizes the 4th International Conference on Transport, Atmosphere and Climate on 22-25 June, 2015 in Bad Kohlgrub, Germany.

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arrow 24/02/2015: TRB organises a conference on Transportation for Sustainability which will be held on May 7-8, 2015 in Washington DC.

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arrow 23/02/2015: TRA 2016 conference, the major European event dedicated to transport research will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 18 to 21 April 2016.

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arrow 21/02/2015: 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.

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arrow 24/01/2015: 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.

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arrow 22/01/2015: ECTRI Member UNIZA and CETRA are holding the 23rd International Symposium EURO-ZEL 2015 in Zilina (Slovak Republic) on June 2-3, 2015

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Latest publications

arrow ECTRI has released its epublication on ECTRI Members in FP7 and COST projects.

arrow All European Transport Research Review (ETRR) publications can be found here.

 

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