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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".
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.
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 and take place in Lyngby, Denmark
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.
CERTH-HIT hosted ECTRI Autumn Assembly on Nov. 17-18 in Thessaloniki, Greece
ECTRI Members’ had the occasion to meet and listen to high level experts at the last Assembly of Members. Among the prestigious guests, Prof. Christos Zerefos, member of the Athens Academy, presented the impact of Transport on climate change. On the second day, a workshop on “Research and Innovation as a stimulus for economic development” was held. Prof. Stamatis Krimizis, member of the Athens Academy and former President of the National Research and Technology Council gave his view on the Greek strategic framework for innovation. Prof. Vasilios Makios, CEO of Corallia, presented the achievements of his technology cluster. Also, Mike Maltezakis, CEO of G4S Telematics S.A. explained how his collaboration with CERTH-HIT contributed to enhance innovation.
Pictures of the event can be found on ECTRI's Flickr account
President Giannopoulos spoke at the 6th EIS session on Transport at the EP
On November 19, ECTRI President G. Giannopoulos presented the ECTRI position at the 6th European Innovation Summit session “Towards a better European Transport System” in the European Parliament. On this occasion, he met with MEP Prof. Jerzy Buzek, Vice Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, ITRE Committee Chair, former President of the European Parliament for exchanging views about the best way for achieving a better European Transport System.
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.
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 Fraunhofer, with the participation of ECTRI member VTI and the interactions with ECTRI Thematic Group on Mobility. The project was launched beginning of July 2014. The main objective of Guide2Wear is to evaluate the potential of wearable devices for future travel services.
The ECTRI Freight and Logistics Thematic Group meeting took place at the ECTRI premises in Brussels, Belgium on December 4 - 5, 2014.
ETRA, the European Transport Research Alliance, produces a report on "Education and Training issues for the transport researchers of the future". The next ETRA Plenary session will take place on December 11th, at FEHRL's office in Brussels. More information about the Alliance: www.etralliance.eu
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.
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.