21 Feb 2019

Call for abstract on “Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration” Research day

The International Transport Forum (ITF), together with the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the US Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), are pleased to announce the holding of a Research Day on "Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration". 

The Research Day will be held in Leipzig, Germany on Tuesday 21 May 2019, in conjunction with the International Transport Forum's 2019 Annual Summit (22-24 May 2019).

The objective of the Pre-Summit Research Day is to bring together top academics, researchers and practitioners to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit's theme and to offer a great opportunity to exchange ideas not only between researchers, but also with representatives from governments, cities, and other decision makers. 

We are glad to inform that the call for abstracts is open. If you are interested to participate to the call for abstract, please submit your abstracts (1000 words) until March 7, 2019 at 11pm (GMT).

Given the overall goal of fostering research-policy linkages, abstracts should clearly reflect how the presented research can be used to inform policy development and implementation.

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:

  • Enhance regional integration through better air connectivity;
  • Improve freight and logistics management;
  • Harness the potential of transport innovation for better connectivity;
  • Ensure that connectivity solutions are sustainable and equitable. 

More information can be found on the TRB website and in the call for extended abstract .