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Bouton18/10/2016 ECTRI is hiring! – Office Assistant

ECTRI is looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to provide administrative and secretarial support, working within the Secretariat under the Secretary General and President’s responsibility. This is a full-time position with non-fixed term under Belgium laws (part-time might be considered), starting as soon as possible.

Full information regarding the position is available here

How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation together with a complete CV, before November 4th, 2016 to caroline.almeras@ectri.org.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Bouton29/09/2016 YRS 2017: 2 days left for abstract submission!

If you are an ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI or United States Universities Young Researcher, don’t' miss the chance to submit your abstract for the Young Researchers’ Seminar 2017. Deadline is September 30, 2016. Find out more on YRS 2017.

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Bouton23/09/2016 YRS 2017: Only 1 week left for abstract submission!

If you are an ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI or United States Universities Young Researcher, don’t miss the chance to submit your abstract for the Young Researchers’ Seminar 2017. Deadline is September 30, 2016. Find out more

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Bouton21/09/2016 YRS 2017: You only have 2 weeks left to 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 September 30, 2016. More information

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Bouton15/09/2016 YRS 2017: Don’t miss the chance, submit your abstract today!

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. For more information: YRS 2017 website. The 8th Young Researchers’ Seminar will be held from May 16 – 18, 2017 in Berlin, Germany and will be hosted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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Bouton15/09/2016 MOBI Seminar 2016: On small and big data: How to go to a more sustainable mobility system?

ECTRI Member VUB invites you to the MOBI Seminar “On small and big data. How to go to a more sustainable mobility system?” that will take place on Thursday 13 October 2016 in Brussels. The seminar starts with keynotes by MOBI’s own prof. dr. ir. Joeri Van Mierlo, prof. dr. Cathy Macharis and prof. dr. ir. Wouter Verbeke. Find the full program here.

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Bouton15/09/2016 ETC 2016 : Technical Visits and More!

In addition to fascinating discussions at the European Transport Conference, the Conference team has organised a range of technical visits and tours to help you grow your network and your knowledge of Barcelona.  Please email sabrina@tftp-training.co.uk for further information.

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Bouton24/08/2016 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

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Bouton23/08/2016 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

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Bouton10/08/2016 - 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.

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Bouton04/08/2016 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/

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Bouton04/08/2016 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/

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Bouton03/08/2016 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.

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Bouton03/08/2016 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.

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Bouton20/07/2016 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.

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Bouton20/07/2016 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).

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Bouton20/07/2016 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

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Bouton20/07/2016 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

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Bouton20/07/2016 YRS 2017:  One week left for Submit your abstract or Become a tutor.

ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and United States Universities Young Researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the YRS selected research domains. Senior professionals are also invited to become Tutors of the Young Researchers selected. Abstract submission and nominations deadline is July 29, 2016.

More information: www.ectri.org/YRS17

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Bouton28/06/2016 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

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Bouton28/06/2016 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

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Bouton28/06/2016 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

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Bouton28/06/2016 Young Researchers’ Seminar 2017: One month left for abstract submission and nomination of tutors.

ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and United States Universities Young Researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the YRS selected research domains. Abstracts can be submitted until July 29, 2016.

Senior professionals are also invited to become Tutors of the Young Researchers selected. Deadline for the nomination of tutors is 29 July 2016. More information

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Bouton22/06/2016 Call for abstracts for the Young Researchers’ Seminar 2017.

ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and United States Universities Young Researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the YRS selected research domains. Abstracts can be submitted until July 29, 2016. More information

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Bouton22/06/2016 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.

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Bouton22/06/2016 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.

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Bouton22/06/2016 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.

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Bouton22/06/2016 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

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Bouton22/06/2016 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

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Bouton14/06/2016 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.

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Bouton14/06/2016 TRB Annual Meeting 2017: Special call for papers on Equity in transportation

With the support of the ECTRI-TRB SubCommittee, a call on “Equity in transportation: theory, methods and practices” was launched.  Papers for publication and/or presentation must be submitted before 1st August, 2016. For detailed info on submission click here: Call Equity TRB 2017

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Bouton09/06/2016 TRB Annual Meeting 2017: Call for Papers.

TRB is accepting papers for consideration as part of the program for the 96th TRB Annual Meeting, January 8–12, 2017, in Washington, D.C., and for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers must be submitted directly to TRB’s paper submission website by August 1, 2016. More information here.

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Bouton09/06/2016 ETC 2016 – Early Booking Discounts available until 30 June 2016.

Early booking is open for the 44th European Transport Conference that will take place in Barcelona, from 5 – 7 October 2016, with the support of ECTRI and ECTRI Member CENIT.

These early-bird discounts are only applicable to delegates booking 3-day attendance. Places for 1 and 2 days will be available once the Early Booking period has closed on 30 June 2016. At this point, places for 3-day attendance will resume their full price. To book your place at a reduced rate, simply complete the online booking form, which includes the special early booking discount.

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Bouton08/06/2016 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.

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Bouton08/06/2016 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.

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Bouton02/06/2016 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.

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Bouton01/06/2016 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.

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Bouton01/06/2016 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

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Bouton30/05/2016 Transport DTU Kick-off, June 1, 2016.

Wednesday the 1st of June, DTU will be launching their brand new center Transport DTU. More than 200 of the most interesting and ambitious professionals in the field of transportation technology will meet at the event.

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Bouton24/05/2016 Young Researchers’ Seminar 2017 Open call for abstracts.

ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and United States Universities Young Researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the YRS selected research domains :

o Transport economics, policy and transport behaviour

o Transport sustainability and environment

o Transport safety

o Intelligent transport systems (ITS) & Traffic management

o Transport civil and road engineering

Abstracts must be submitted online via the YRS 2017 submission system following the completion of the registration process and using the Abstract submission Template, until July 29, 2016.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance/non-acceptation of abstracts by October 31, 2016.

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Bouton24/05/2016 SETRIS 3rd Progress & Planning Meeting and Project Review meeting, 24-25 May 2016 at ECTRI offices.

SETRIS 3rd Progress & Planning Meeting took place at ECTRI offices followed by the SETRIS Review meeting. Today, SETRIS partners are meeting to discuss activities undertaken, status of deliverables and next steps. At the Project Review meeting, in presence of ETPs representatives and the EC Project officers, progress and status of deliverables will be reviewed.

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Bouton19/05/2016 ECTRI at Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2016 ceremony, May 20, 2016 in Brussels.

ECTRI has been invited to attend the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2016 ceremony. The European Road Safety Charter organises this event to acknowledge the best activities, or good practices, on road safety. This year the chosen topics are Youth and Innovation. Ana Pereira, ECTRI Project Officer participated.

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Bouton17/05/2016 International Transport Forum’s 2016 Summit. 18-20 May 2016. Leipzig, Germany 2016.

C. Alméras attended ITF’s 2016 Summit in Leipzig, Germany. This year’s event under the theme “Green and Inclusive Transport” included policy discussions with ministers in different formats, keynote addresses, networking opportunities, demonstrations, technical tours and an exhibition. At the Summit, the official launch of ITF’s “Decarbonising Transport” project also took place.

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Bouton12/05/2016 ECTRI RESPONSE to EC STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION for R&I in the 2018-2020 WORK PROGRAMME of HORIZON 2020 SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 4 'SMART, GREEN AND INTEGRATED TRANSPORT'.

ECTRI welcomes the opportunity of replying to the stakeholder consultation on potential priorities for research and innovation in the 2018-2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020 societal challenge 4 ‘smart, green and integrated transport’ launched by the European Commission. Read it here.

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Bouton10/05/2016 Only one week left to submit abstracts for RelStat-16 Int. Conference.

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 until 16 May. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for a special issues of the journal “Transport and Telecommunication” the scientific & research Journal of TTI (ISSN 1407- 6160).

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Bouton10/05/2016 NEW ECTRI leaflets now available online!

Take a look at ECTRI’s new leaflets and get to know a bit more about ECTRI, its Members and activities.

ECTRI 2016 leaflet

ECTRI 2016 Thematic Groups leaflet

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Bouton04/05/2016 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.

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Bouton27/04/2016 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).

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Bouton27/04/2016 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.

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Bouton07/04/2016 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.

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Bouton05/04/2016 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

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Bouton05/04/2016 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

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Bouton31/03/2016 Road Safety on Five Continents – Draft programme now available!

The 17th International Conference “Road Safety on Five Continents” (RS5C), organised by ECTRI Member VTI and supported by ECTRI will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 17–19th 2016. Draft programme including special sessions and opening speeches is now available here.

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Bouton17/03/2016 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

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Bouton17/03/2016 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!

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Bouton17/03/2016 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.

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Bouton09/03/2016 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.

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Bouton03/03/2016 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.

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Bouton03/03/2016 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.

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Bouton22/02/2016 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.

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Bouton18/02/2016 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.

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Bouton18/02/2016 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/

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Bouton18/02/2016 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’.

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Bouton18/02/2016 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.

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Bouton18/02/2016 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

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Bouton11/02/2016 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

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Bouton11/02/2016 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.

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Bouton04/02/2016 Young Researcher’s Seminar 2017.

We 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.

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Bouton04/02/2016 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

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Bouton04/02/2016 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

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Bouton04/02/2016 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.

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Bouton04/02/2016 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.

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Bouton04/02/2016 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.

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Bouton27/01/2016 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 

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Bouton27/01/2016 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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Bouton27/01/2016 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.

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Bouton19/01/2016 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/

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Bouton19/01/2016 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

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Bouton14/01/2016 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.

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Bouton07/01/2016 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).

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Bouton31/12/2015 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.”

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Bouton31/12/2015 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.

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Bouton16/12/2015 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.

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Bouton 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

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Bouton16/12/2015 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

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Bouton16/12/2015 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.

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Bouton10/12/2015 ETRR latest issue available online

The latest issue of the European Transport Research Review is now available online.

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Bouton10/12/2015 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.

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Bouton10/12/2015 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.

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Bouton10/12/2015 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.

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Bouton10/12/2015 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.

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Bouton10/12/2015 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.

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Bouton10/12/2015 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.

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Bouton10/12/2015 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

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Bouton10/11/2015 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

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Bouton10/11/2015 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”.

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Bouton10/11/2015 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.

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Bouton22/10/2015 ECTRI SG C. Alméras attended DEKRA Road Safety Report 2015 presentation on October 12 in Brussel.

The report highlights areas with the greatest potential for further reductions in the number of road accident victims in the EU and describes the challenges this involves for people, technology and infrastructure. 

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Bouton22/10/2015 ECTRI participated to EARTO Event, October 14, 2015 in Brussels.

ECTRI SG C. Alméras took part to EARTO event, that gathered representatives from RTOs, EU Institutions, industry as well as other key R&I stakeholders

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Bouton22/10/2015 ETRR Editorial Board held its meeting on October 6, 2015 in Brussels.

ETRR Editorial Board met to review Springer publisher’s report and Editor in Chief’s progress report. In the agenda was also the revision of indicators and targets for 2016 and ETRR promotion.

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Bouton15/10/2015 ECTRI hosted ETRA KSIE Task Force first meeting on October 1, 2015 in Brussels.

A Task Force on "Knowledge Sharing and Information Exchange" has been set up for the duration of 6 months. Its purpose is to map current activities, capabilities and information exchange mechanisms within the ETRA partners and to make recommendations on information exchange mechanisms between the partners. Furthermore it should identify areas where ETRA activity - based on the principle of subsidiarity - can have an added value for its partners. The TF had a first meeting on October 1st, 2015, where Willy Diddens, ECTRI representative, was nominated TF coordinator.

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Bouton15/10/2015 ECTRI participated to JPI Urban Europe launching the “Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda” on September 30, 2015 in Brussels.

C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part on SRIA presentation and in the workshop on “Accessibility and Connectivity” where ECTRI Member Prof. Cristina Pronello (POLITO) and also Member of the JPI Urban Europe Scientific Advisory Board, was key note speaker.

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Bouton15/10/2015 ETRR Advisory Board meeting took place on September 30, 2015 in Brussels.

ETRR Advisory Board met to discuss EB members’ rolling appointment, the introduction of APCs (besides ECTRI sponsorship) and ISI evaluation, which result is expected for December 2015.

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Bouton13/10/2015 ECTRI TG FREIGHT held its meeting on October 6-7, 2015 in IFSTTAR premises, Paris.

TG FREIGHT gathered to review their past actions and discuss future participation in Horizon2020 calls. They have identified topics of interest and champions, defined research priorities and discussed interests in new calls of Horizon2020

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Bouton13/10/2015 ECTRI Board Meeting took place on October 6, 2015 in ECTRI premises, Brussels.

ECTRI Board members discussed the management of the association, implementation plan, membership situation and the preparation of the upcoming Autumn Assembly of Members, to be held in Berlin on November 12-13, hosted by DLR.

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Bouton13/10/2015 ECTRI’s ETRR open access Journal advertised by Springer at ETC 2015.

Springer advertised on special ETRR topical collection curated with ETC Frankfurt 2015 in mind. More information on ETRR: www.springer.com/engineering/civil+engineering/journal/12544

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Bouton13/10/2015 New Project Officer Ana Pereira joined ECTRI team in Brussels.

Ana Pereira is young Portuguese professional, with an engineering background in spatial and environmental planning and 3 years' experience in EU affairs. She speaks English, Portuguese and French.

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Bouton12/10/2015 SETRIS First Review Meeting took place on September 15, 2015 in Brussels.

SETRIS project consortium leadership team (C. Alméras, ECTRI, F.Liesa, CO-TREE/ALICE and M. Robinson, UNEW) met EC representatives to report and review WPs’ progress and deliverables’ status. Next meeting will take place on December 17, 2015 in Newcastle.

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Bouton08/10/2015 ECTRI Thematic Group on Mobility (TG Mobility) and ECTRI Thematic Group on Economy and Policies (TG ECOPOL) held their common meetings on September 24-25 in ECTRI premises.

TG MOBILITY AND ECOPOL met to review their past actions and to discuss potential common projects in relation to Horizon2020 and WP 2016-2017 calls. In the two day meeting, the two TGs first held parallel sessions to define research priorities and further develop their matrix of interests. At the common meeting they agreed on some WP topics worth exploring, for future call project proposals.

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Bouton07/10/2015: ECTRI TG SAFETY held its meeting on September 22-23 in ECTRI premises.

TG SAFETY members met to review past activities and define research priorities in view of an increase participation in projects of Horizon2020 and WP 2016-2017 calls. In the two day meeting, members had the opportunity to share their expertise by presenting their recent scientific research work and build upon their matrix of interest. In prospect of future partnerships, TG SAFETY invited the Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) Antonio Avenoso as guest speaker to present his organisation, recent activities and projects.

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Bouton29/07/2015: International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) held September 9-11, 2015 in Lyon, France

ECTRI Member Ifsttar hosts the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) international event dealing with the impact of biomechanics research in the design of a safer environment for society: safer vehicle design, protective equipment, etc. The event took place on September 9-11, 2015 in Lyon, France.

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Bouton28/07/2015: SIDT (Società Italiana dei Docenti di Trasporti) scientific seminar Transport Systems - Methods and Technologies, held September 14-15, 2015 in Torino, Italy

ECTRI Member POLITO hosts the SIDT (Società Italiana dei Docenti di Trasporti) scientific seminar Transport Systems - Methods and Technologies. The congress took place on September 14-15, 2015 in Torino, Italy.

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Bouton27/07/2015: ECTRI and Springer have agreed that Article Processing Charges (APC) applies to the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) from 2015.

The current rate is 1050€. There are various ways to fund this charge. The latest issue European Transport Research Review. Volume 7 Issue 3 (September 2015) is now available online.

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Bouton22/07/2015: VTT has chosen Antti Vasara as its new President & CEO

ECTRI Member VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has chosen Antti Vasara as its new President & CEO from 1 November 2015. Antti Vasara (49 years) is currently Executive Vice President of Tieto Corporation.

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Bouton17/07/2015: TOI publishes report on pathways to electromobility

ECTRI Member TOI publishes report on pathways to electromobility. The report presents two analyses of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle (EV) story. Technology development leading to longer range and lower prices should make it easier for other countries to choose among incentives that were tested in Norway.

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Bouton16/07/2015: HIT publishes its annual report 2014

ECTRI Member HIT publishes its annual report 2014. it gives a concise picture of HIT activities during the year 2014 characterized by 3 major developments: 1/completion of HIT external evaluation 2/ approval of HIT new Organigram 3/ Passing of a new law for research and innovation in Greece.

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Bouton15/07/2015: BASt published its annual report (2013-14)

ECTRI Member BASt published its annual report (2013-14) on its latest research results in the following fields: "Road Safety: Putting people first", "vehicle technology: New systems and pathways", "traffic engineering: concepts, measures and statistics under the magnifying glass", "Environment: protect habitat and make road transport sustainable"," Infrastructure: Safe Buildings and roads for the future "and" Road: Optimized coatings and condition assessment".

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Bouton14/07/2015: UNEW published an article

ECTRI Member UNEW published an article "Assessing the impact of the 2011 EU Transport White Paper - a rail freight demand forecast up to 2050 for the EU27" in ECTRI sponsored European Transport Research Review (ETRR, available in open access).

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Bouton13/07/2015: ECTRI is recruiting a Project Officer

ECTRI is recruiting a Project Officer for its Brussels office. Deadline to apply: 31/07/2015. More information, consult the job description.

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Bouton07/07/2015: Climate-KIC PhD Summer School

ECTRI Member UVEG supports this year’s two-week Climate-KIC PhD Summer School on low-carbon cities to take place from 20 September until 2 October 2015 in Valencia, Spain. Students will work on real city challenges aiming at developing the Valencia 2020 Strategy.

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Bouton02/07/2015: C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, participated to the 3rd Advisory Group meeting of CIVITAS CAPITAL project on July 2nd, 2015

C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, participated to the 3rd Advisory Group meeting of CIVITAS CAPITAL project on Financing Sustainable Mobility on July 2nd, 2015, in Leuven. The AG (10 experts:practitioners and researchers) objective is to help the European Commission to identify innovative financing methods for sustainable urban transport measures. After viewing Deinze and Bremen cities' best practices, the discussions focused on Alternative cost-covering options and Integrated financing of sustainable mobility. Those discussions will form a basis for a complete report to be issued early 2016.

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Bouton01/07/2015: ECTRI Member TRL and French road testing facility Transpolis to launch an International Test Facility

ECTRI Member TRL teamed with French road testing facility Transpolis to launch an International Test Facility to offer full scale safety and security barrier impact testing services to its global customer base. Based in the heart of Europe (near Lyon), the test facility will serve as a European hub for TRL’s full scale impact testing activity.

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Bouton24/06/2015: ETRA will hold a one-day Workshop on “Transport & Climate Change: European Researchers act” in Paris on Monday 6th July.

ETRA, the European Transport Research Alliance will hold a one-day Workshop on “Transport & Climate Change: European Researchers act” in Paris on Monday 6th July. This workshop has been accredited as a side event to CFCC2015 "Our Common Future under Climate Change" International Scientific Conference that takes place the same week in Paris. More than 1800 participants are expected to attend CFCC2015. ECTRI Member Ifsttar is a partner of the conference.

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Bouton22/06/2015:SETRIS project successful 1st meeting in Brussels !

On June 19, all the partners of SETRIS gathered in order to report and exchange on the progression of their deliverables since the official start on May 1st. The EC was also represented. SETRIS project (Strengthening European Transport Research and Innovation Strategies) will last 24 month, it involves all the transport ETPs and is co-coordintated by ECTRI and UNEW.

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Bouton19/06/2015 Successful Young Researcher Seminar in Rome !

On June 19 2015, the Young Researchers Seminar 2015 Steering Committee awarded the four best papers and presentations:

1st prize: Veronica Kureckova (CDV) for „First aid as an important traffic safety factor“.

2nd prize ex-aequo to André Paixao (LNEC) for “Railway tracks transition zones: experimental and numerical studies" (restricted publication)
Gaby Gurczik (DLR) for “Bluetooth based Floating Car Observer: Model Evaluation using Simulation and Field Measurements
Jose Ramalho (POLITO) for “Impacts of Advanced Travel Information Systems on Travel Behaviour: Smartmoov’ case study

YRS 2017 will be hosted by ECTRI Member Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt / German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Köln, Germany

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Bouton15/06/2015: The Young Researcers seminar 2015 in figures

The Young Researchers Seminar 2015 in figures: ECTRI Members have sent 8 tutors and 33 young researchers. In total, 13 different ECTRI Members are participating: 50% of the ECTRI Membership. From a total of 78 institutes/universities members of ECTRI, FEHRL or FERSI, 51 organizations participated (about 65% of the 3 networks together). This year, 41 young researchers are coming from 18 institutes or university and 13 tutors from 10 institutes or university.

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Bouton11/06/2015: ECTRI is part of the new EC Forum on Digital Transport Logistics

ECTRI is part of the new EC Forum on Digital Transport Logistics! The DTLF aims at further supporting digitalisation of freight transport and logistics. Corinne BLANQUART, Ifsttar (TG freight leader) is appointed with Gernot LIEDTKE, DLR (TG freight rapporteur) as substitute.

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Bouton10/06/2015: ECTRI Board meeting took place on June 10, 2015.

Exceptionally, the meeting takes place under the form of a teleconference. It is the occasion to endorse key documents and to take strategic recommendations for the Assembly of Members (in November 12-13, 2015 in Berlin, Germany).

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Bouton09/06/2015: ECTRI welcomed CARONTE project meeting in its offices, June 10, 2015.

ECTRI Members FhG, IFSTTAR and AIT are members of the consortium.

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Bouton08/06/2015:ECTRI Thematic Group "Security and Risk Analysis" met on June 09, 2015 at ECTRI premises in Brussels.

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Bouton04/06/2015: ECTRI SG C. Alméras attended stakeholder discussion on CEDR transnational research programme on June 2, 2015.

The Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) is preparing its research calls for 2015/2016 while simultaneously developing its long term research strategy for 2017 and beyond.

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Bouton02/06/2015: The European Transport Conference was held on September 28-30, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany

ETC connects the worlds of research, consultancy, policy and practice. ECTRI is an official sponsor of ETC.

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Bouton26/05/2015: ERPUG forum event

ECTRI Member VTI supports ERPUG forum event to take place on October 15-16, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. ERPUG's (European Road Profile Users’ Group) purpose is to serve as a forum for exchanging information between end users, data collectors, vendors, construction and design engineers and researchers in functional characteristics of road surfaces.

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Bouton21/05/2015: ECTRI SG attends Electromobility+ conference and final review workshop

ECTRI SG attended Electromobility+ conference on May 20, 2015 in Berlin. The event provided an overview of achieved results of 18 trans-national research projects. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) invited ECTRI Members to attend. The final review of all the projects was held on 21 May 2015.

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Bouton20/05/2015: ECTRI SG C. Alméras attended the WATERBORNE TP Steering Group meeting

ECTRI SG C. Alméras attended the WATERBORNE TP Steering Group meeting on May 19, 2015. Among several topics, the discussions will deal with the interrelation between H2020 and CEF programmes and on H2020 workprogramme 2016-2017.

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Bouton19/05/2015: ECTRI Thematic Group "Traffic Management" first meeting

ECTRI Thematic Group "Traffic Management" kick off meeting took place on May 18, 2015. The TG includes, among ECTRI Members (AIT, BASt, DEUSTO, HIT, UNIZA, UPM, UVEG, and VTI), representatives from the NEARCTIS network (experts from Ifsttar, DLR, TU Delft, EPFL Lausanne, TUCrete, UCL and UoSouthampton). The meeting will be held in ECTRI premises in Brussels.

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Bouton13/05/2015: HiSPEQ meeting

ECTRI welcomed HiSPEQ project meeting on May 12, 2015. HiSPEQ delivers improvements to the process of describing high-speed survey equipment, specifying the requirement for survey equipment and regimes applied to ensure the quality of data delivered. ECTRI Members AIT, TRL and VTI are partners of HiSPEQ.

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Bouton11/05/2015: Young Researchers Seminar Update

Hosted by University of Rome - La Sapienza, the Young Researchers Seminar 2015 will gather 42 young researchers and 13 tutors on June 17-19. This event happens once every 2 years and is the occasion to enhance the professionalization of young researchers. The event is supported by ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and TRB.

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Bouton06/05/2015: ECTRI contributes to ‘’Joining Forces to tackle the road transport CO2 challenge’’

ECTRI contributes to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) initiative ‘’Joining Forces to tackle the road transport CO2 challenge’’. Prof. Z. Szalay (BME) for Eco-driving session and Prof. A. Monzon (UPM) for ITS contributed to the first set of workshops (on April 16 for ITS and May 5 for Eco-Driving).

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Bouton30/04/2015: Presentation of ECTRI at KOWI

ECTRI SG C. Alméras was invited to present the Association to a crowd of research managers for enhancing the ECTRI visibility at the KOWI (“European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations”) Kompakt workshop on April 29, 2015 in Brussels.

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Bouton30/04/2015: CARONTE

ECTRI welcomed CARONTE project meeting in its Brussels office on April 29. The project gathers ECTRI Members AIT, FhG and Ifsttar. ECTRI supports this project.

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Bouton 24/04/2015: ECTRI SG attends the 5th ITS conference, April 24th 2015

ECTRI SG attends the 5th ITS conference "A digital strategy for mobility: from capacity to connectivity". The event was openened by EU Commissioner for Transport on 24 April 2015 in Brussels. Topics such as data for digitising transport, mobility as a service and connectivity and automation were discussed with high level speakers.

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Bouton22/04/2015: Farewell former ECTRI President George Giannopoulos

ECTRI thanked former ECTRI President and Director of HIT-CERTH George Giannopoulos for his dedication and service to ECTRI for the last ten years. George Giannopoulos was invited as a guest of honor during the ECTRI Assembly of Members in Copenhagen in April 2015. On this occasion, ECTRI President Mark Robinson and Secretary General Caroline Alméras held a speech and awarded him with a “Certificate of Appreciation”in recognition of his many contributions and commitment to ECTRI.

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Bouton22/04/2015: Spring Assembly Lyngby, Denmark, on April 20-21, 2015

Next ECTRI Spring Assembly takes place in Lyngby, Denmark, on April 20-21, 2015 The Assembly is hosted by ECTRI Member DTU

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Bouton09/04/2015: Innovation and Opportunities for Rail Freight in the 21st Century

ECTRI Member UNEW coordinates "Innovation and Opportunities for Rail Freight in the 21st Century" event. It took place on April 8, 2015 at UIC's Headquarters in Paris.

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Bouton02/04/2015: 17th Road Safety on 5 Continents (RS5C)

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.

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Bouton10/03/2015: ERC Consolidator Grant

ECTRI congratulates Ifsttar researcher Ludovic Leclerc for winning ERC Consolidator Grant for his project "Multiscale and Multimodal Modelling Approach for Green Urban Traffic Management" (MAGnUM).

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Bouton09/03/2015: White Paper on Transport: Where do we stand ?

ECTRI attended EESC public hearing on White Paper on Transport: Where do we stand ? The European Economic and Social Committee encourages stakeholders to express their views about the mid-term review of the European Commission's 2011 White Paper on Transport. ECTRI Secretary General C. Alméras attended the event which took place on March 6, 2015.

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Bouton02/03/2015: LivingRAIL and SpiderPlus projects held their joint final conference in the European Parliament

LivingRAIL and SpiderPlus projects held their joint final conference in the European Parliament in Brussels on April 23, 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.

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Bouton27/02/2015: 43rd European Transport Conference

The Association for European Transport will hold the 43rd European Transport Conference in Frankfurt, Germany on September 28-30, 2015. ECTRI is an official sponsor of the event.

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Bouton26/02/2015: RailNewcastle Conference 2015

ECTRI Member UNEW organises a rail-focused international conference in Newcastle on July 15-17, 2015. It offers opportunities for Scholars, Bachelor, Master, PhD Students, Early Career Researchers and Professionals involved in rail-related research projects and courses.

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Bouton23/02/2015: TRA 2016 conference

TRA 2016 conference, the major European event dedicated to transport research will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 18 to 21 April 2016.

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Bouton20/02/2015: Project City HUB

Project City HUB held its final conference on February 19, 2015 in Lille, France. ECTRI Members UPM, KTI, TOI, HIT, TRL, VTT, Ifsttar and CDV are partners in this project. ECTRI officially supports this project.

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Bouton16/02/2015: FEHRL FIRM15 event

FEHRL hold its Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15) event on April 22-23, 2015 in Brussels. The event gathers 120 transport infrastructure innovation and research experts, including European and national policy makers, leading industry, standardisation agencies, SME's and the media.

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Bouton06/02/2015: Guide2Wear holds its Internal consortium meeting

Guide2Wear holds its Internal consortium meeting at TML (Transport & Mobility Leuven) on March 12-13, 2015. Guide2Wear is an ERA-NET project that aims at evaluating the potential of wearable devices such as smart watches or glasses for future travel services. ECTRI officially supports this project.

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Bouton28/01/2015: ECTRI Board meeting

The new ECTRI Board took office on January 27. The first Board meeting took place on February 26, in ECTRI premises in Brussels. The next Board meeting will take place on April 20, 2015 in Lyngby, Denmark.

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Bouton24/01/2015: 7th International Conference on Transport Research

ECTRI Member HIT is organizing "7th International Conference on Transport Research” with main theme: “From basic research to innovative applications”. The event will take place on November 5 & 6, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

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