Young Researchers Seminar 2021

Young Researchers Seminar 2021

Young Researchers Seminar 2021

The 10th Young Researchers Seminar will be held on September 15-17, 2021 (NEW DATE) in Portorož , Slovenia and hosted by the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport of the University of Ljubljana.


Dear YRS 2021 participants,
We hope and believe that in September, the global situation will improve and that it will be possible to organise events safely. We continue to closely monitor the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 on the travel and event organisation. We can assure you that we will comply with all health and safety regulations in place when the YRS 2021 is scheduled. We have developed a hygiene and infection control strategy (read here the COVID-19 Safety Measures) to ensure the safety of all YRS participants during all Seminar activities (registration, sessions, cross-cutting sessions, meals and social events).
The strategy includes measures to limit the number of persons present at the premises as well as hygiene rules and other technical and organisational infection control measures. These requirements and measures will be updated according to the Slovene National Institute of Public Health.
We are looking forward to hosting a magnificent YRS 2021, which will offer many networking opportunities and discussions for all of us. Overmost, it will enable young researchers to improve their writing and presentation competencies.
See you in Portoroz!

In cooperation with FEHRL and FERSI, ECTRI initiated the bi-annual Young Researchers Seminar (YRS). It offers the opportunity to a network of young transport researchers from Members of ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI as well as from research organisations across the US to gather and interact during the three-day seminar, where young researchers are able to improve their presentation skills in written and oral scientific communication by tutorial means. The tutoring is done by senior researchers who themselves are acting in a truly international scientific culture.


The seminar focuses on following research domains:

  • Transport economics, policy and transport behaviour
  • Transport sustainability and environment
  • Transport safety
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) & Traffic management
  • Transport civil and road engineering
  • Transport logistics and freight

Papers dealing with current transport challenges such as electrification, digitalisation & connectivity, autonomous & unmanned transport systems, new mobility services and transport system resilience will be given particular attention and focus for this Seminar.


YRS 2021 is meant for young researchers working at organisations belonging to ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and TRB. The young researchers are incited to participate by their own Institutes or Universities .They are preferably PhD students; Postdoctoral may also be accepted, within their 1-2 years after PhD. They are involved in one of the aforementioned research domains.

Attention will be put on ensuring a balanced representation among the institutes.


The Seminar will be hosted by the the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport of the University of Ljubljana.


June 15, 2020: Launch of call for abstracts and call for tutors

October 1, 2020:  Deadline for submission of abstracts and nomination of tutors > Deadline extended until October 31, 2020

December, 2020: Notification on abstracts review results and tutors appointment

February 1, 2021 : Deadline for full draft paper submission > Deadline extended until February 26, 2021

May 15, 2021: Deadline for submission of final paper

September 10, 2021: (New) Deadline for submission of presentation

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