Preceding the 2019 ITF summit, the International Transport Forum (ITF), together with European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) organise a Research Day on ‘Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration‘ in Leipzig.
This event aims 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.
Around the globe, between countries, from city to city, or to the other side of town, good transport infrastructure and efficient mobility services bring people together and goods to their markets. The connectivity that transport provides widens horizons and opens up opportunities. It builds stronger communities and expands their reach. It strengthens our economies and helps our societies to prosper.
The 2019 ITF Summit will explore how better transport connectivity can help integrate regions – from local communities and cities to global regions – and enable the achievement of economic, social, and environmental goals.
How can more seamless connections enhance door to door travel? Where can we build bridges, real and metaphorical, for better cross-border mobility? What will connect better institutions, so they can function in a more integrated way?
The 13thITS European Congress will take place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on 3 – 6 June 2019. The congress is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe. It is a large event dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport. More information here.
The 9th Young Researchers Seminar (YRS) will be held on June 5-7, 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece and hosted by HIT, the Hellenic Institute of Transport. The YRS is a joint ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI event that takes place every two years. It offers the opportunity to young transport researchers to gather and interact and 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. For more information and registration see here.
The 2nd ESRA Symposium on Global Road Safety Performance Indicators will present new results from the ESRA2 data. It will focus on key results of global road safety performance indicators (i.e., release of 32 country fact sheets and thematic reports on speeding, mobile phone use, and fatigue). The symposium is sponsored by FERSI.
The Humanist Summer School 2019 will provide you with good insight into research in the area of Human Factors issues linked to the autonomous car challenge. The Summer School is a meeting place for Young and Senior Researchers, PhD or Professionals and offers plenty of opportunities to interact!
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RSS 2019 will be held 14-17 October 2019 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. The RSS conference was established in Rome in 2007 and, since then, has provided a bi-annual platform for researchers and professionals from various disciplines to share expertise and the latest insights in the field of road safety and simulation.
The 32ndICTCT conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 24 and 25 October 2019, organised in close co-operation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. The conference focuses on “Vision zero for traffic fatalities and serious injuries – research questions and challenges”. A special session will be dedicated to Surrogate Measures of Safety. Call for abstracts is open until 31 May 2019. More information here.
The 2019 Polis Conference on Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions will take place on 27 and 28 November 2019 at The Egg in Brussels. This annual conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of local and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. Call for speakers is open until 19 May; online registration will open in June 2019.
Sweden is to host the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety on 19–20 February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference will be co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), and minister-led delegations from more than 100 countries are expected to attend. Representatives from the world of industry and research, international institutions and other global organizations will also participate.