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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 next Board meeting will take place on February 26, in ECTRI premises in Brussels.
ECTRI and Springer have agreed that Article Processing Charges (APC) applies to the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) from January 1st, 2015. The current rate is EUR 1050.
Guide2Wear will hold its Internal consortium meeting at TML (Transport & Mobility Leuven) on March 12th and 13th 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.
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.
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 TG Safety released inputs to the EC Workshop related to the preparation of the mid‐term
evaluation of the Commission Road Safety Policy Orientations
2011‐2020 on November 17, 2014.
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.
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 will be effective as from January 1st 2015.
ECTRI Vice-President Neil Paulley (TRL) published an article "A network for tomorrow" which deals with the importance of understanding transport dynamics. The article is available on the Issue #12 (Nov. 2014) of Pan European Networks review (p.46).
The latest issue of European Transport Research Review (ETRR) was published in December, 2014.
Next ECTRI Spring Assembly will take place in Lyngby, Denmark, on April 20 & 21, 2015
The Assembly will be hosted by ECTRI Member DTU
The next ECTRI Board meeting will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on February 26, 2015
ECTRI farewell Neil Paulley
ECTRI thanked retiring ECTRI Vice President and Director of TRL Academy Neil Paulley for his dedication and service to ECTRI for the last ten years. Neil’s retirement was formally announced during the ECTRI Assembly of Members in Thessaloniki in November 2014. On this occasion, ECTRI President George Giannopoulos and Secretary General Caroline Alméras held a speech and awarded Neil with a “Certificate of Appreciation”in recognition of his many contributions and commitment to ECTRI.
LivingRAIL and SpiderPlus projects are holding their joint final conference in the European Parliament in Brussels on April 23rd, 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.
ETRA, the European Transport Research Alliance, produces a report on "Education and Training issues for the transport researchers of the future". The ETRA Plenary session took place on December 11th, at FEHRL's office in Brussels. More information about the Alliance: www.etralliance.eu
TRB organises a conference on Transportation for Sustainability which will be held on May 7 - 8, 2015 in Washington DC.
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.