On 26 May 2020 the International Transport Forum (ITF) together with the ECTRI, the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), is co-organising the ITF 2020 Pre-Summit Research Day which will take place in Leipzig, Germany. The event will take place in conjunction with the International Transport Forum’s 2020 Annual Summit on 27- 29 May 2020 on the topic of “Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development”.

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. It is critically important that research results are brought into practice. Therefore, the Research Day offers a great opportunity to exchange ideas with researchers, as well as, with representatives from governments, cities, and other decision makers.

A call for abstracts is now open. While the 2020 ITF Summit on Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development will discuss linkages between innovation in transport sector in all of its dimensions, i.e., regulation, infrastructure design, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), drones, air connectivity, internet of things (IOT), algorithms, etc., and will cut across individual/passenger travel and freight logistics and supply chains, the Research Day will limit its scope to three specific topics. In particular, in order to plan their actions and investments for the coming years, policy makers need input from researchers to provide knowledge and solutions on how to:

  • Seize the opportunities offered by micromobility and active transport;
  • Connect remote and rural areas with innovative sustainable transport solutions; and
  • Stimulate the adoption of low-carbon vehicle technologies.

Submissions of extended abstracts of up to 1000 words that address Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development on one of the above three topics are therefore welcomed.

Abstracts shall be submitted before Friday 6 March 2020.

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