What: Hashtag WCTRS VIRTUAL MEET 24-29 JULY 2022
Use our #WCTR2022 hashtag! WCTRS is organising a virtual meet next week, 24-29 July 2022 consisting of dedicated webinars in a range of time zones. Sessions will cover all WCTR topic areas:
A: Transport Modes – General
B: Freight Transport and Logistics
C: Traffic Management, Operations and Control
D: Activity and Transport Demand
E: Transport Economics and Finance
F: Transport, Land-use and Sustainability
G: Transport Planning and Policy
H: Transport in Developing and Emerging Countries
I: Infrastructure Design and Maintenance
Distinguished researchers, industry professionals, and policy makers have been invited to give talks and participate in panel discussions. There are sessions by the World Conference on Transport Research Society Young Researchers’ Initiative (WCTRS-Y) which are of special interest to the young members of WCTRS. There is no fee to participate in the virtual meet, please see the draft agenda attached.
If you tweet, please do use our hashtag #WCTR2022 during your sessions, the twitter handle is @WCTRSoc
When: 24-29 July 2022
Further Information: Registration and updated agenda here.
Registered participants will receive the join links.
What: A new Transport Research and Education Network
A Transport Research and Education Network (TREN) has been created and launched at a side event during the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Transport held in December 2021. This network will provide the opportunity to policy makers of ESCAP member States, transport research, education and training institutes and other agencies to exchange on the research and training needs of the region on sustainable transport. ESCAP invites interested transport research, education and training institutes to join the network.
Further Information: Visit the website.
What: Post-doc research contract on Sustainable Maritime Logistics available at the University of Genoa (Italy).
Interested in collaborating within a new exciting EU-funded project on Sustainable shipping and logistics? Join Unige!
Project title: Replicability and scalability optimal conditions of new sustainable marine solutions from an operational and economics perspective
Brief description: At CIELI, we have recently started a series of EU and national funded projects on the impact of the energy and digital transition on the maritime and logistic industries. The successful candidate will then need to develop a comprehensive operational, business, and economic assessment method in order to ease the deployment of different technological solutions. Essential tasks relate to the development of a replicability and appraisal framework for different sustainable logistics solutions under investigation (e.g. wind assisted vessels, logistics of new alternative energy sources). The position is mainly connected to the Horizon Europe funded project Optiwise.
Deadline: 28 July 2022
Further Information: Duration - 2 years. Application Link.
Selection process rules (call 2821, project n.37).
What: 9th Sustainable Road Freight Workshop, (online & free)
Theme: Resilient transitions to net zero freight transport systems
Keynotes: Anshu Bharadwaj, Chief Executive Officer at Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation; Graeme Cooper, Head of Future Markets at National Grid; Julie Gerdeman, Chief Executive Officer of Everstream Analytics, Jalaj Gupta, Head Commercial Vehicles at Mahindra Group; Gyöngyi Kovács, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics at Hanken School of Economics; Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at Kühne Logistics University, Philip Paige-Green, Paige-Green Consulting (Pty) Ltd and Tshwane University of Technology; S. A. Sundaresan, Vice President at Ashok Leyland.
When: December 12-14 2022
Deadline: Researchers interested in presenting at the event are invited to submit an abstract of max 1000 words by 5th August 2022
Further Information: For more information about aims & scope and FREE registration to the event see here.
What: International workshop organized by the UIC (International Union of Railways)
Following the success of the 1st International Workshop, the UIC (International Union of Railways) has decided to support this initiative as an annual event to be organised by Prof. Francesca Pagliara of the University of Naples Federico II. The aim of this workshop is to explore recent research on the analysis and quantification of the effects, both on economy and on society, of investments in HSR systems.
The workshop is organised by the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic and Basic Sciences School of the University of Naples Federico II and will be held online.
To consult the full programme and to register for the event, please visit here.
When: 13-14 September 2022
What: Free WCTRS membership July 2022
We are excited to share the decision of the Steering Committee that membership for WCTRS will be free of charge from July 2022 to mid-July 2023. Normally the period of membership is three years, running between our main conference. However, with Covid and the postponement of the Montreal face to face event to 2023 we will extend existing members' membership for one year. There will be no need to fill out any forms to extend membership, but we will shortly be in touch with final details in case anyone wishes to opt out.
We have announced the opportunity for non-members to join the society free for this coming year in the run up to Montreal. We hope this will be a great opportunity for more people to get involved in the Society and we will value your support in promoting this. More details will follow shortly.
When: July 2022 to mid-July 2023
Further Information: On the WCTRS website.