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04/02/2016 Young Researcher’s Seminar 2017. ECTRI and DLR are pleased to announce the 8th Young Researchers’ Seminar, which will be held from May 16 – 18, 2017 in Berlin, Germany hosted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Please click here for more information.
04/02/2016 European Transport Research Review (ETRR) accepted for Thomson Reuters citation indices. European Transport Research Review, the ECTRI sponsored scientific Journal in Open Access created in 2009, has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuter’s products and services. Beginning with Volume 5 (1) 2013, ETRR will be indexed and abstracted in Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Social Sciences Citation Index®, Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition, Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences and Current Contents®/Engineering Computing and Technology. Interested in submitting a paper? Please do at http://www.editorialmanager.com/etrr/default.aspx
04/02/2016 ECTRI TG NEARCTIS/Traffic Management meeting, January 27, 2016 in Brussels.ECTRI Thematic Group NEARCTIS/Traffic Management gathered to review objectives and action plan, in regards to definition of research needs in traffic management, participation in Horizon 2020 calls, and activities of scientific exchanges. Photos of the meeting are available at ECTRI Flickr page: https://flic.kr/s/aHsktZVyYa
04/02/2016 SETRIS project partners meetings, January 21, 2016 in Brussels. SETRIS Partners working on WP1 “Connecting passengers for seamless travel and sustainable mobility”, WP2 “End to end logistics” and WP5 “Sustaining a durable Transport Research Arena (TRA)” met in Brussels on January 21, to review and discuss actions and timeline of the respective deliverables.
04/02/2016 Shift2Rail Info day, January 20, 2016 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part to Shift2Rail Info Day for non-JU members, organised by S2R JU on 20 January 2016 in Brussels in view to assess potential opportunities for ECTRI Members. S2R JU’s first calls for proposals are for S2R JU members (CFM) and non-JU members (OC); they aim at driving innovation in railways, under Horizon 2020. The streamed video of the session is available here and the presentations here.
04/02/2016 ALICE/ERTRAC Urban Freight Working Group workshop, January 26, 2016 in Brussels. ALICE and ERTRAC organised a workshop, where the “Integrated End-to-End Logistics System”, outcome from SETRIS project was presented. At the second part, the initial conclusions of the benchmark analysis of the current Urban Freight roadmap where presented and then participants worked to identify “New challenges for Urban Freight Roadmap”. ECTRI Members' representatives Christian Rudolph (DLR) and Tom Zunder (NewRail) attended the workshop.
27/01/2016 ETRA and EC Workshop at TRA 2016 on 20 April 2016 - “Academia and Job Market: How to Match? Building European Transport education excellence: which offer to students? which contribution to innovation?”. This workshop, mainly targeted at young students, highlights the opportunities offered by higher-level studies in transport disciplines and aims to stimulate an in-depth analysis of the need for new academic curricula to respond to the emerging sectorial needs. The workshop will provide an arena in which to express the future needs and the current weaknesses in offering the necessary skills and expertise needed by today’s youth to embrace a transport career and to provide a state-of-art advice.
For more detailed information, please follow the link.
Note: TRA 2016 will take place in Warsaw from April 18 to 21, 2016. The early bird rates expires on Tuesday, February 15, 2016.
27/01/2016 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.
The Call for Papers is open, with deadline for submission on March 19, 2016
For more information: http://www.zu-zel.sk/index.php?art=1&lang=en
27/01/2016 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).
19/01/2016 ECTRI welcomes a new Member : UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA (Slovenia). Following a decision of the last ECTRI Assembly of Members, the UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA has been approved as a new Member of ECTRI as from January 1st 2016. The Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport will be actively involved in the different activities. More information: http://www.fpp.uni-lj.si/eng/
19/01/2016 Participants needed for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle study. ECTRI Member TRL is carrying out interviews with people who have experience of driving and charging plug-in cars as part of a new research study. If so, they need your help http://bit.ly/1RJJP4V
14/01/2016 Call for papers for the 2016 European Transport Conference (ETC). Call for papers is open for the 2016 European Transport Conference (ETC), which will take place in Barcelona (Spain) between 5 and 7 October, 2016. The deadline for abstract submissions is 8 February 2016. ECTRI and ECTRI Member CENIT support the event.
07/01/2016 ECTRI at TRB Annual Meeting 2016 (January 10 – 14, 2016). This TRB Annual Meeting is a special occasion, as we are celebrating 10 years of cooperation between ECTRI and TRB. Please follow the link for a detailed list of events supported by ECTRI at TRB Annual Meeting, starting end of this week in Washington DC (10-14 January 2016).
31/12/2015 ECTRI workshop on Climate Change Mitigation at TRB 2016 in Washington. Ángel Aparicio (ECTRI/UPM) will preside the workshop on "Avoiding the Unmanageable: Policy Research Role in Mitigating Climate Change Impacts on the Transport Sector" on January 14, 2016 (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM). ECTRI Members Lasse Fridstrom (TØI), Tobias Kuhnimhof (DLR) and Iraklis Stamos (HIT) are speakers on Panel 2 “The role of innovative policies, with a focus on new technologies, demand management and multimodality.”
31/12/2015 ECTRI-TRB MoU 10 years celebration workshop at TRB 2016 in Washington. A workshop will be held at TRB 95th Annual Meeting on January 10, 2016 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM), organised jointly by ECTRI&TRB. It will look at "Reviewing Progress and Achievements on EU–U.S. Transport Research Collaboration". Robert Skinner (TRB) and Cristina Pronello (ECTRI/POLITO) will preside the workshop that will review past contributions and explore emerging challenges and opportunities for further expansion.
16/12/2015 SETRIS project Second Progress & Planning Meeting on December 17, 2015 in Newcastle. SETRIS consortium gathered to review activities undertaken, to assess status of deliverables and to plan next steps.
16/12/2015 ECTRI Input to DG MOVE consultation on MMTIS – ITS Directive. ECTRI Thematic Groups MOBILITY and Traffic Management (NEARCTIS) contributed to EC DG MOVE consultation on the “Provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services under the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU” . Read ECTRI Input on MMTIS – ITS Directive
16/12/2015 Alan Stevens (TRL) shared his opinion on Chinese „Baidu“ driveless car test. Chinese tech giant Baidu has successfully tested its driverless car on roads near the company's headquarters in Beijing. (…)Mr Stevens pointed out that the particular roads chosen for the test route would be indicative of the car's true capabilities. “I wonder whether we're talking about very well made-up highways with good markings, the question is how does it work in more rural areas," he said. Read the article
16/12/2015 ETRA Plenary meeting, December 11, 2015 in Brussels. ETRA partners met to review ETRA’s past activities and define future actions. ETRA TF KSIE was also discussed.
10/12/2015 The latest issue of the European Transport Research Review is now available online.
10/12/2015 CEF Transport Info Day, November 30 in Brussels. The 2015 CEF Transport Info Day which was due to take place on 30 November 2015 in Brussels, Belgium was cancelled. The event, which addressed the priorities of the 2015 CEF Transport Calls, was substituted with a virtual Info Day which took place only via live web streaming. More info and presentations.
10/12/2015 POLIS Conference, November 19 – 20 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part to 2015 Annual POLIS Conference on "Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions" where ECTRI Members Pirkko Rämä (VTT) and Wolfgang Ponweiser (AIT) were presenting their research results. Other presentations can be consulted on the website of the event.
10/12/2015 New ECTRI Task Force on "European transport research and policy". The goals of this TF are to advice on how to best promote the interests of ECTRI and to influence the developments of Transport policies. Dirk Holste (AIT) is leading this initiative.
10/12/2015 ECTRI Autumn Assembly of Members, November 12-13, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. The Assembly was hosted by ECTRI Member DLR. The topics on the agenda were the follow-up of the implementation plan, in particular the status on activities and Thematic Groups and Task Forces update were addressed. Also, the University of Ljubljana was approved as new Member, the 2015 amended budget and the 2016 budget were approved and SETRIS project updates were presented. The second day was dedicated to a workshop on “Urban Nodes”, with presentations given by representatives of Deutsche Bahn, BVG (Berlin Public Transportation Services), InnoZ (Centre for Mobility and Societal Change) and ECTRI Members DLR and UPM. The upcoming Assembly will take place on April 20, 2016 in conjunction with TRA in Warsaw, hosted by ECTRI Members IK and ITS. Photos of the Assembly and social events are available at ECTRI Flickr page, dedicated to the ECTRI 2015 Autumn Assembly. ECTRI thanks P. Fabian for sharing his photos.
10/12/2015 ECTRI participated to ERTRAC Info Day on Automated Road Transport call, November 6, 2015 in Brussels. A. PEREIRA, ECTRI PO, took part on ERTRAC Info Day, dedicated to the "ART" call and complemented by presentations of other H2020 calls involving automation: the Large Scale Pilot funded by the Internet of Things programme and the ITS chapter of the Transport programme. More info and presentations.
10/12/2015 ECTRI participated to Smart Cities & Communities Info Day, November 6, 2015 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part on EC Info Day, about the upcoming calls for projects under the ”Smart Cities & Communities” topic of H2020 WP 2016-2017. More info and presentations.
10/12/2015 ECTRI INPUT to EC Digital Transport and Logistics Forum. ECTRI TG FREIGHT contributed to EC survey aiming at collecting stakeholders’ views and defining working groups of the EC Digital Transport and Logistics Forum. The Input can be consulted here
10/11/2015 ECTRI participated to EC Transport Info Day on November 5, 2015 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part on EC Info Day, where 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 WP calls for projects on ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ were presented. More info and presentations
10/11/2015 ECTRI participated to EUCAR Conference on November 4, 2015 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part to the EUCAR Conference & Reception under the theme “Connected to the future”.
10/11/2015 ECTRI participated to EARPA 2015 Reception & Conference on October 27-28 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG took part to EARPA public conference and networking dinner. At the conference with theme “Virtual Product Development: Moving Towards Sustainable Transport”, research priorities for future R&D calls were discussed.
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. ECTRI supports this event.
ECTRI has released its epublication on ECTRI Members in FP7 and COST projects.
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