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04/05/2016 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.
27/04/2016 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.
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).
07/04/2016 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.
05/04/2016 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
05/04/2016 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
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
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
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!
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.
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.
03/03/2016 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.
22/02/2016 ETRR Advisory and Editorial Boards meetings, February 23, 2016 in Brussels. The Editorial Board met on February 23, 2016 in Brussels to review and discuss the Progress Report of Editor in Chief, the Publisher’s report, performance statistics of the Journal and targets, publicity strategy and sponsorship. This meeting will be followed up by an Advisory Board meeting where promotion campaign, EiC appointement and the forthcoming Advisory Board election will be tackled.
18/02/2016 ECTRI Board meeting, February 22, 2016 in Brussels. ECTRI Board Meeting took place on February 22 at ECTRI premises. The Board members will discuss the management of the association, the follow up of the implementation plan, membership situation and the preparation of the upcoming Spring Assembly of Members.
18/02/2016 ECTRI invited to ITF Stakeholders consultation, February 17, 2016 in Paris. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, participated to the International Transport Forum’s 2016 consultation with international organisations on February 17 in Paris at OECD. The annual Consultation Day is an important opportunity for the ITF and its stakeholders to engage in a dialogue around the main themes of the ITF Summits. ECTRI, as international organization, participates in the ITF consultation process for the last four years. More information: http://2016.itf-oecd.org/
18/02/2016 ACEA Annual Conference, February 16, 2016 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, participated to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Annual Conference, this year’s dedicated to the heavy-duty vehicle sector on ‘Reducing CO2 from road transport together’.
18/02/2016 ECTRI Member DLR Annual Reception, February 16, 2016 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, participated to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) annual reception in Brussels. At this event, DLR presents itself as a competent partner and consultant, demonstrating at the same time its close relationship to the province of Baden-Württemberg acting as co-host. This edition focusses on DLR´s activities in energy research, celebrating its 40-year-anniversary in 2016.
18/02/2016 ERTRAC WG on Urban Mobility meeting, February 3, 2016, in Brussels. ERTRAC Urban Mobility WG members met to further develop the “Towards an integrated urban mobility roadmap”. On the agenda was also the presentation of SETRIS urban passenger transport activities and SETRIS urban freight transport activities. ECTRI Members Andrés Monzon (UPM) as WG co-chair and Dirk Holste (AIT) attended the meeting
11/02/2016 SETRIS project meeting with the EC officers, February 4, 2016, Brussels at ECTRI offices. SETRIS Partners met on February 4, 2016 with five EC officials at the ECTRI offices, to review submitted deliverables and agree on next steps.
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
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.
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).
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