2021 ITF Pre-Summit Research Day 📣 Call for abstracts

The International Transport Forum (ITF), together with ECTRI, the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), are pleased to announce the holding of the ITF Pre-Summit Research Day on Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development: Re-shaping Mobility in the Wake of Covid-19.

The Research Day will be held virtually on Tuesday 11 May and Wednesday 12 May 2021 (both afternoons).

The objective of the ITF Pre-Summit Research Day is to bring together top academics researchers and practitioners to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme, providing highly valued input to the Summit’s core programme. The 2021 ITF Summit on “Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development: Re-shaping Mobility in the Wake of Covid-19” will discuss linkages between innovation in transport sector in all of its dimensions and will cut across individual/passenger travel and freight logistics and supply chains. The 2021 Summit will also discuss the role     of innovation in tackling the effects of COVID-19 that are now being felt across transport sector.

Submission of abstracts
The Pre-Summit Research Day will focus its scope on four specific topics, with a special session dedicated to a discussion on how transport innovation can support Covid-19 recovery. In particular, in order to plan their actions and investments for the coming years, policy makers need the input from researchers to provide knowledge and solutions on how to:

  • Seize the opportunities offered by micromobility and active transport;
  • Connect remote and rural areas with innovative sustainable transport solutions;
  • Stimulate adoption of low-carbon vehicle technologies;
  • Use innovation to promote sustainable urban mobility in post-Covid 19 recovery.

We therefore invite the submission of abstracts of up to 1000 words that address Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development on one of the above four topics. More information here.
Abstracts submission shall be done on TRB platform: https://trb.secure-platform.com/a/page/2021_ITF_Pre-summit_Research_Day
Abstracts shall be submitted by Monday 29 March 2021 23:00 (GMT).