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ECTRI, the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes, is the leading European research association for sustainable and multimodal mobility. It was founded in April 2003 as an international non-profit organization. Its members are 27 major transport research institutes or universities from 20 European countries. Together, they account for more than 4000 European scientific and research staff in the field of transport.

ECTRI is pushing for green, safe, efficient and inclusive transport for people and goods by:

- Promoting transport research and enhancing its scientific quality and effectiveness

- Providing independent, evidencebased advice to decision makers in Europe

- Incorporating and representing the foremost European transport research institutes and Universities

ECTRI's  aims at achieving these goals by cooperation in thematic and process oriented thematic groups and task forces, by publications, and through participation in Framework Programme projects, seminars and conferences.


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arrow24/05/2016 Young Researchers’ Seminar 2017 Open call for abstracts. ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and TRB Young Researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the YRS selected research domains :

o Transport economics, policy and transport behaviour

o Transport sustainability and environment

o Transport safety

o Intelligent transport systems (ITS) & Traffic management

o Transport civil and road engineering

Abstracts must be submitted online via the YRS 2017 submission system following the completion of the registration process and using the Abstract submission Template, until July 29, 2016.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance/non-acceptation of abstracts by October 31, 2016.


arrow24/05/2016 SETRIS 3rd Progress & Planning Meeting and Project Review meeting, 24-25 May 2016 at ECTRI offices. SETRIS 3rd Progress & Planning Meeting will take place today at ECTRI offices followed by the SETRIS Review meeting. Today, SETRIS partners are meeting to discuss activities undertaken, status of deliverables and next steps. At the Project Review meeting, in presence of ETPs representatives and the EC Project officers, progress and status of deliverables will be reviewed.


arrow19/05/2016 ECTRI at Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2016 ceremony, May 20, 2016 in Brussels. ECTRI has been invited to attend the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2016 ceremony. The European Road Safety Charter organises this event to acknowledge the best activities, or good practices, on road safety. This year the chosen topics are Youth and Innovation. Ana Pereira, ECTRI Project Officer will participate.


arrow17/05/2016 International Transport Forum’s 2016 Summit. 18-20 May 2016. Leipzig, Germany 2016. C. Alméras will attend ITF’s 2016 Summit in Leipzig, Germany. This year’s event under the theme “Green and Inclusive Transport” includes policy discussions with ministers in different formats, keynote addresses, networking opportunities, demonstrations, technical tours and an exhibition. At the Summit, will also take place the official launch of ITF’s “Decarbonising Transport” project.


arrow12/05/2016 ECTRI RESPONSE to EC STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION for R&I in the 2018-2020 WORK PROGRAMME of HORIZON 2020 SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 4 'SMART, GREEN AND INTEGRATED TRANSPORT'. ECTRI welcomes the opportunity of replying to the stakeholder consultation on potential priorities for research and innovation in the 2018-2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020 societal challenge 4 ‘smart, green and integrated transport’ launched by the European Commission. Read it here.


arrow10/05/2016 Only one week left to submit abstracts for RelStat-16 Int. Conference. The 16th International Multidisciplinary Conference on “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication” (RelStat-16) organised by ECTRI Member TTI, will take place between 19 – 22 October 2016 in Riga (Latvia). Call for papers is open until 16 May. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for a special issues of the journal “Transport and Telecommunication” the scientific & research Journal of TTI (ISSN 1407- 6160).


arrow10/05/2016 NEW ECTRI leaflets now available online!

Take a look at ECTRI’s new leaflets and get to know a bit more about ECTRI, its Members and activities.

ECTRI 2016 leaflet

ECTRI 2016 Thematic Groups leaflet


arrow04/05/2016 UNEW, DTU and POLITO awarded at TRA VISIONS 2016 Student Competition. TRA Visions Student Award Ceremony was held on the first day of TRA2016, Monday 18th April 2016. Zi Qian from the UNEW won 1st place on RAIL with study on “Subway Climatology”. UNEW got also a 2nd place on WATERBORNE, DTU a 2nd place on RAIL and POLITO a 3rd place on ROAD. Congratulations to all the winners!

Click here to see the full list of winners.


arrow27/04/2016 ROAD SAFETY ON FIVE CONTINENTS – last days for registration and full programme. Hurry up to register, the last day for online registration is May 8 and then the prices go up. Three days of presentations of peer reviewed papers and special sessions organised by iRAP, ITF/OISEVI/FIA, FERSI and FEHRL, ICTCT, VTI and much more! Register today at www.vti.se/RS5C and find updates regarding programme, keynotes and special sessions. The full programme is now available.


arrow27/04/2016 RelStat-16 International Multidisciplinary Conference, 19-22 October 2016 – Call for papers is open. The 16th International Multidisciplinary Conference on “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication” (RelStat-16) organised by ECTRI Member TTI, will take place between 19 – 22 October 2016 in Riga, Latvia. Call for papers is open till 16 May. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for a special issues of the “Transport and Telecommunication” the scientific & research Journal of TTI (ISSN 1407- 6160).


arrow07/04/2016 ERRAC Plenary / FOSTER RAIL Final Conference, April 7, 2016 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, is participating in the ERRAC Plenary that is taking place in conjunction with FOSTER RAIL Final Conference. Shift2Rail and future of ERRAC will be discussed as well as FOSTER RAIL project Roadmaps and Strategic Rail Research and Innovation Agenda.


arrow05/04/2016 NOVELOG project releases its 1st Newsletter. NOVELOG’s 1st newsletter showcases the project activities, interviews and information on the 1st NOVELOG workshop to take place in Bologna, on April 14, 2016. NOVELOG is a three year research project, focusing on gaining insight into urban freight transport (UFT) and providing guidance for implementing effective and sustainable policies and measures. This project is coordinated by ECTRI Member HIT, involving also ECTRI Members CENIT and UNEW. Read the newsletter


arrow05/04/2016 Public Hearing on “The Impact of the Conclusions of COP21 on European Transport Policy”, April 4, 2016 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, will participate in the public hearing on “The impact of the conclusions of COP21 on European transport policy”. This initiative is organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in order to gather relevant views on this issue and shape concrete proposals to inform the EESC’s forthcoming opinion. Event information


arrow 17/03/2016 TIMON project releases 1st Newsletter. TIMON (“Enhanced real time services for an optimised multimodal mobility relying on cooperative networks and open data”) consortium announces the release of its first Newsletter that aims to inform the public about recent progress made in the project. This time particular emphasis is put on the TIMON consortium work to collect user needs and define system requirements, which will serve as the basis of further work in the project, as well as the literature review surrounding traffic prediction and route planning, and the work being done in developing hybrid communications for the TIMON applications.

The TIMON Newsletter also highlights the scientific results achieved by the project, the recent news in the ITS sector on a European level, and the collaborative actions taken between TIMON and other current EU-funded projects with a focus on ITS. Moreover, the Newsletter extends an invitation to interested stakeholders to become part of the TIMON End Users’ Board, which will meet to discuss project progress and achievements and help validate the project results against real world needs.

ECTRI Members DEUSTO (lead) and Fraunhofer are partners in this consortium. Read the 1st TIMON newsletter


arrow 17/03/2016 SOLUTIONS Final Conference, April 14-15, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. This two-day conference under the theme “Transport in action: boosting the takeup of sustainable urban mobility solutions” will showcase the activities performed by cities working together on sustainable mobility. The SOLUTIONS project promotes the exchange on innovative and green urban mobility solutions between cities from Europe, Latin America and the Mediterranean and is supported by ECTRI. Registration is now open: http://goo.gl/3NWLOq


arrow 17/03/2016 ETRR Latest Issue available online. European Transport Research Review – Volume 8 Number 1 of March 2016 is now available online. The journal is accepting submissions and is now indexed by Thomson Reuters. Submit your research article today!


arrow 09/03/2016 EARPA Reception and Networking dinner, March 9, 2016 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, will participate to EARPA’s reception and networking dinner in Brussels. Founded in 2002, EARPA is the association of automotive R&D organisations. It brings together the most prominent independent R&D providers in the automotive sector throughout Europe.


arrow 03/03/2016 ERTRAC plenary, March 2, 2016 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, participated to the 2016 ERTRAC Plenary meeting in Brussels, where the Roadmaps on Electrification and the Roadmap on Powertrains will be presented as well as the report from the workshop on Security of Automated Driving.


arrow03/03/2016 Guide2Wear Conference “The next generation of intermodal mobility services”, on June 13, 2016 in Vienna. The Guide2Wear Team kindly invites to the Guide2Wear conference on “The next generation of intermodal mobility services”. During the last two years, the European research project Guide2Wear has analysed potentials of wearable devices as local trip assistant and developed a prototype app for a smart watch and will be presenting it on June 13, 2016 in Vienna. Participation is free, but registration is recommended. Please contact Juliane Haupt (Juliane.Haupt(AT)factum.at) for registration and further information. The conference is organized by ECTRI Members Fraunhofer and VTI and support by ECTRI.


arrow11/02/2016 1st YTGE - 3rd ICTG 2016, September 4 – 7, 2016, Guimarães, Portugal. The 1st meeting of the Young Transportations Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE), associated with the 3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics 2016 (3rd ICTG 2016) will be composed of workshops and several types of sessions (including one dedicated to Young Transportations Geotechnics Engineers), as well as a technical exhibition, for a better dissemination of findings and best practices. The event aims to provide international forum for doctoral and post-doctoral students as well as research engineers and engineers involved in innovation in transportation geotechnics, to present and discuss their main research results and to identify future research and engineering practice needs. For more details about this event, please visit: http://civil.uminho.pt/3rd-ICTG2016/YoungTransportationsGeotechnicsEngineers.php


arrow27/01/2016 24th International Symposium – EURO–Zel 2016, May 31–June 1 in Žilina, Slovakia. The University of Žilina in collaboration with CETRA – Centre for Transport Research is organising EURO – Zel 2016 under the theme “Recent Challenges for European Railways”. This Symposium will take place between May 31 – June 1, 2016 in Žilina, Slovakia. This  is a traditional meeting of experts from the practice, management, science and research that affects different areas of construction, maintenance, operation, safety, economics, information and communication technologies for railways, as well as training of new professionals.

For more information: http://www.zu-zel.sk/index.php?art=1&lang=en 


arrow27/01/2016 EUSTO consortium invites to its final international conference, May 26 – 27, 2016 in Dresden, Germany. The topic of the conference is “Towards Secure Transport Systems” and covers topics related to:

  • Transportation security research: results from empirical studies and modelling
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP): experiences, emerging threats, risk awareness and counter measures
  • Cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders: paving the way for the rapid deployment of security innovations
  • European and national regulations: status of implementation and effectiveness
  • The future of CIP: revision of the European directive 2008/114 and supporting measures

This conference is a unique opportunity to get in contact with experts in the field of surface transport and its protection, to exchange knowledge and experiences. The preliminary agenda can be consulted here: EUSTO Final Conference Announcement.

Participation is free of charge but registration per e-mail is required. Please send an e-mail with your contact data and position to the conference organiser (ralf.hedel at ivi.fraunhofer.de).


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