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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.
ECTRI's Secretary General Caroline Alméras chairs a session at ETC 2014 European Transport Conference in Frankfurt, Germany (September 29-October 1st). The session will be held on October 1st and deals with "Encouraging effective use of research results" and be followed by a panel discussion. Speakers will come from different horizons. ECTRI will also have a stand on the exhibition floor of the conference displaying ECTRI promotion material, members' brochures and the ETRR review. The ETRR Editorial Board also seizes this occasion to formally meet on October 2nd. ECTRI officially support the European Transport Conference.
Prof. Giannopoulos attended the 60th Anniversary of ECTRI Member CDV in Brno, Czech Republic on September 15th 2014. He presented an overview of ECTRI and gave a speech which highlighted the benefits of the cooperation between the Association and the CDV, especially through participation to the research bodies of ECTRI that are the thematic groups. Both speech and presentation are available on ECTRI website.
The City-HUB project consortium has just circulated its 2nd Newsletter (September edition), in which you can find:
· Recent news and activities of the City-HUB project
· The 2nd Period technical work and progress
· The main findings of the 2nd Stakeholder Workshop
City-HUB is an ECTRI supported project
ECTRI supports the EC-funded research project MOWE-IT – Management of Weather Extremes in Transport – The project seeks to collect, arrange and disseminate evidence on the level of magnitude and options to mitigate disruptions in European transport systems. Final seminars of the project will take place in the first half of September in London, Berlin and Thessaloniki.
ECTRI Member FhG co-organizes the 7th ECITL Conference on November 5-7, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany.
ECTRI Member DLR co-hosts the Mobility Convention Conference on November 6-7, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. ECTRI President George Giannopoulos is one of the speakers as well as Barbara Lenz of DLR. The registration is open, early bird rates apply until 15 September 2014.
Prof. Giannopoulos will attend the FEHRL 25th anniversary ceremony which will take place on November 13th 2014 at FEHRL premises in Brussels. He will present his view about “Enhancing cooperation between European and International Transport Research Organisations”. The attendance is by invitation only.
FERSI together with ECTRI and other key stakeholders organize a Conference on 'Ageing and Safe Mobility' on November 27-28, 2014 at the BASt premises in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The registration is now open.
ECTRI supports the Guide2Wear project that is granted within the ERA-NET transport flagship call initiative 2013 “Future Travelling”. It is led by ECTRI member FhG, with the direct participation of ECTRI member VTI and the interactions of ECTRI Thematic Group on Mobility. The project will be launched beginning of July 2014. The main objective of Guide2Wear is to evaluate the potential of wearable devices for future travel services.
ECTRI members AIT and DLR supports the European Electric Vehicle Congress “Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles are ready: Challenges, Opportunities and Outlook” to be held in Brussels, Belgium on December 2 – 5, 2014.
ETRA plenary session scheduled on December 11th, 2014 at FEHRL's offices in Brussels. All ETRA members are encouraged to save this date in their agenda. More details to be provided soon.
The TRB 94th Annual Meeting "Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology" will be held in Washington D.C., USA on January 11-15, 2015. The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops.
The TRB organises a conference on Transportation for Sustainability which will be held on May 7-8, 2015 in Washington DC. a call for paper is open, with a deadline on October 15, 2014
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.
The latest European Transport Research Review (ETRR) publication has been issued in June, 2014.