Young Researchers Seminar 2023

Young Researchers Seminar 2023

The 11th Young Researchers Seminar will be held from 17 to 19 May 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted and organised by the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil – LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering).

This edition offers the opportunity to a network of young transport researchers from Members of ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI, EURNEX and HUMANIST 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 logistics and freight
  • Road, rail and maritime transport engineering


YRS 2023 is meant for young researchers working at organisations belonging to ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI, EURNEX, HUMANIST and US Universities (via TRB). The young researchers are incited to participate by their own organisations (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.


  • February, 2022: Announcement of the host, dates and venue
  • June 15, 2022: Launch of call for abstracts and call for tutors
  • September 30, 2022:  Deadline for submission of abstracts and nomination of tutors
  • December 1, 2022: Notification on abstracts review results and tutors’ appointment
  • February 1, 2023: Deadline for full draft paper submission
  • February – May 2023: Exchange between tutors and young researchers
  • May 5, 2023: Deadline for submission of final paper
  • May 12, 2023: Deadline for submission of presentation
  • May 17-19, 2023: Holding of the Young Researchers Seminar

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