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24/08/2016 Will One-way Car Sharing Take Over Urban Transport? Join the Car Sharing Debate at ETC 5 - 7 October, Barcelona Recent evidence suggests that one-way car sharing will completely change the way we travel around our towns and cities. Join ETC 2016 for the Car Sharing Debate and more. Further information
23/08/2016 ECTRI position on the third H2020 Transport Workprogramme. Building on previous contributions, ECTRI supports the preparation of the third Work Programme of Horizon 2020 in the field of transport by calling through a position paper for a new guiding theme “Towards low carbon mobility” and putting forward four main areas as perceived by the ECTRI research community, as key drivers for accelerating the transition toward this mobility: 1. Systemic approach, 2. Resilience; 3. Human factors, and 4. Policy-making. Read it here
10/08/2016 - YRS 2017: Submit your abstract. ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and United States Universities Young Researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the YRS selected research domains. Abstract submission deadline is extended to September 30, 2016.
04/08/2016 ETC 2016 : Programme Stream announced for Transport Modelling
There has been a good response to the call for Transport Modelling papers this year. Papers were of high quality on interesting and varied topics including some traditional topics, as well as current hot topics, so there is an interesting programme for the discerning modeller this year. Check it out and join ETC 2016 here: www.etcbookings.org/
04/08/2016 ETC 2016 : Programme Stream announced for Intelligent Mobility, Management and Operations
The Intelligent Mobility, Management and Operations (IMMO) stream provides a home for research and practitioners dealing with issues at the leading edge of Intelligent Mobility and ITS. ITS is playing an increasing role in dealing with everyday mobility and the consequences it has on accessibility, safety and liveability. Check out the full programme and join ETC 2016! www.etcbookings.org/
03/08/2016 Professor MANUEL SEABRA PEREIRA: In memoriam. The ECTRI community is deeply saddened to inform that Professor Manuel Seabra Pereira, a long lasting and very respected colleague, from Técnico Lisboa, co-chair of ERRAC and EURNEX Chair, has passed away. Manuel will surely be missed, not only for the many constructive contributions he was bringing, but for his wise and very friendly personality. Our heartfelt thoughts go to his family and friends.
03/08/2016 ETC 2016: Programme announced for Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal stream (TEFA). The TEFA committee has now released its themes and highlights for ETC 2016. The remit for the TEFA committee of the ETC covers the range of issues raised in the appraisal and finance of transport schemes such as: appraisal methods; analysis and modelling needed to support appraisal; valuation of impacts; and funding of transport investments. The 44th ETC will be held in Barcelona, from 5 - 7 October 2016. More information.
20/07/2016 ECTRI TG Security and Risk Analysis meeting, July 20 at ECTRI offices. ECTRI Thematic Group (TG) on Security and Risk Analysis is meeting today, July 20 at ECTRI offices, to discuss the updated structure within the TG and the future work of the group. On the agenda is also the exchange on recent research topics, proposals and projects and the contribution to the H2020 Work Programme for the period 2018-2020.
20/07/2016 ETRR, ECTRI Open Access Journal at WCTR 2016. ETRR, ECTRI sponsored open access Journal, was presented at 14th WCTR 2016 with support of Springer, and in presence of Editor in Chief Prof. May. ETRR will produce special issues linked to the track sessions of the Conference. This year the WCTR was held from 10-16 July 2016 in Shanghai (China).
20/07/2016 ETC 2016: Programme announced for Planning for Sustainable Land Use and Transport (PSLUT). The PSLUT stream provides a home for issues at the leading edge of policy development at the interface between land use and transport planning. Its focus is on sustainable solutions to land use and transport problems and how to measure and evaluate their effectiveness and impacts. Check out and join ETC 2016! More information
20/07/2016 ETC 2016 : Programme announced for Freight & Logistics Stream. Check out the Freight and Logistics committee of the European Transport Conference concerns actual issues such as freight and the environment, impact of strategic logistics on freight systems, freight policy development, city logistics, trans-national networks, air cargo transport, ports and maritime policy. More information
28/06/2016 ECTRI welcomes a new Member: Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium). The ECTRI Assembly of Members has formally approved the admittance of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) to ECTRI, as from July 1st, 2016. With this new membership, Belgium is now represented in the association. This brings the association to 28 members from 21 European countries. The VUB, through the MOBI - Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre will be actively involved in the different ECTRI activities. More information
28/06/2016 ETRR supporting 14th World Conference on Transport Research. ETRR, ECTRI sponsored Journal, is supporting the 14th WCTR and will produce special issues linked to the track sessions of the Conference. This year the World Conference was held from 10-16 July 2016 in Shanghai (China). More info
28/06/2016 4th European Maritime Research Policy Conference, June 28 in Brussels. ECTRI Project Officer A. PEREIRA attendended the 4th European Maritime Research Policy Conference. This year’s Conference aims at taking stock of current R&D policy developments but also at focusing on the way forward with maritime research policy during the next decade, so as to better prepare EU policy-makers as well as industry leader for the challenges and threats ahead. More info
22/06/2016 ETC 2016: Don't wait to get your Early Bird Discount! Book now! Are you attending the 2016 European Transport Conference? Early booking discounts end next week. Book it now.
22/06/2016 Networking for Urban Vitality, June 23, 2016 in Amsterdam. C. ALMERAS will attend the Networking for Urban Vitality, on June 23, 2016 in Amsterdam. This International seminar on integration of spatial development with investments in infrastructure across local, regional and European scales is organised under the auspices of the Netherlands EU Presidency.
22/06/2016 ECTRI-TRB meeting, June 15 in Brussels. Mark Robinson, ECTRI President and Caroline Alméras, ECTRI SG met yesterday with Neil Pedersen, TRB Executive Director to review the current ECTRI-TRB MoU, past activities and preview next steps and actions.
22/06/2016 TIMON project storytelling. Want to know more about EU funded research project TIMON? Watch the video! ECTRI Members DEUSTO (lead) and FRAUNHOFER are partners in this consortium! More information
22/06/2016 On the road to 2030 – Decarbonising Europe’s road transport sector, June 21 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS was attending Friends of Europe debate event on Decarbonising Europe’s road transport sector. Pete Harrison, Programme Director for Transport at ECF, Gesine Meissner MEP/ TRAN Committee, Alexandre Paquot, Head of Road Transport Unit at DG CLIMA, Frank Overmeyer, Senior Manager for Emissions & Safety Passenger Vehicles at Daimler’s External Affairs and Joachim Lutz, CEO of CropEnergies are speakers at this event. More info on the event
14/06/2016 ECTRI Board meeting, June 15, 2016. The next ECTRI Board meeting took place June 15, 2016, by teleconference. The Board members discussed the management of the association, the follow up of the implementation plan, membership situation and the preparation of the upcoming Autumn Assembly of Members, kindly hosted by ECTRI Member TTI in Riga, Latvia.
08/06/2016 ETRR latest issue available online. European Transport Research Review – Volume 8 Issue 2 of June 2016 is now available online. The journal is accepting submissions and is now indexed by Thomson Reuters. Submit your research article today! More information.
08/06/2016 Interview with the ETRR’s Editor-in-Chief at SpringerOpen blog. The SpringerOpen team had the chance to talk to the European Transport Research Review Editor-in-Chief Anthony D. May about his ambitions for the journal in the future, his opinion on open access, they asked him to give submission tips and more. Read the interview here.
02/06/2016 ECTRI at ERRIN Transport WG Meeting, June 1, 2016. ALMERAS, participated as invited speaker at ERRIN Transport Working Group meeting on June 1, 2016, in Brussels, to present ECTRI, its Members and activities. Among the speakers was Christian THIEL, Scientific/ Technical Project Manager at JRC-EC, presenting the report on "Optimal allocation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in cities and regions". And also Michael Cramer, President of the EP TRAN committee, speaking about the achievements of the transport policy since the beginning of his presidency and the expectations regarding the next EC decarbonization communication.
01/06/2016 ECTRI contributes to ACEA initiative "Joining forces to tackle the road transport CO2 challenge“.
ECTRI was invited to contribute to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) initiative "Joining Forces to tackle the road transport CO2 challenge" launched in April 2015. The outcome is a report that groups the views of a wide range of stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, NGOs, research bodies and think tanks, in order to contribute to an informed debate on the potential of a comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
Read the report here.
01/06/2016 ECTRI joins the ITF's Decarbonising Transport project. The ITF Decarbonising Project was officially launched at ITF’s 2016 Summit in the presence of ECTRI and other 46 partners and supporting organisations, on 19 May 2016 in Leipzig, Germany. This is a major global initiative to trace a commonly-acceptable pathway to achieve zero transport emissions by around 2050. See media release. More info on the project: ITF Decarbonising Project
27/04/2016 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).
11/02/2016 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
ECTRI has released its epublication on ECTRI Members in FP7 and COST projects.
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