Call for Papers

4th Symposium of the

European Association for Research in Transportation

September 9 to 11th 2015, Copenhagen

Organised by Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark, DK

The symposium is an interdisciplinary research conference, covering all areas of transportation research, with a focus on quantitative methods and analysis of transport systems. The aim is to connect research in transport modelling, transport economics, and transport policy with advanced practice. Bringing together leading experts and promising young researchers, the symposium offers an opportunity for scientific discussion and interaction in relatively small groups. There will be a summer school intended for PhD students the day before the symposium (Sept 8).

The symposium is an annual event, organised by the European Association of Research in Transportation (hEART; The first symposium took place in 2012 at EPFL in Lausanne. The 2013 symposium was hosted by the Centre for Transport Studies at KTH in Stockholm, and the 2014 symposium was hosted and held at Leeds University. The 2016 symposium will take place in Delft.

The scope of the symposium includes all aspects of transport systems analysis, including:

  • Transport demand modelling
  • Travel behaviour analysis
  • Transport economics
  • Land use and transport interactions
  • Network analysis and modelling
  • Operations research
  • Public transport planning
  • Traffic engineering and operations
  • Transport policy analysis
  • Transport and regional economics
  • Appraisal methodology
  • Public transport operations
  • Valuation of non-market goods
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Discrete choice modelling
Submission of a paper

To present a paper at the symposium you can either submit a full paper or an extended abstract (1000 words) through the submission page before the 10th of April 2015. Please follow the instructions found on the symposium webpage:

Submissions will be evaluated by reviewers appointed by the hEART Steering Committee. The steering committee accepts contributions, based on the recommendations of the reviewers.

Final acceptance is conditional upon the registration of the speaker to the symposium, with the rule that each speaker can make just one presentation.

There will be a Best PhD paper award. The paper must be presented by the PhD student. The paper can be co-authored but the PhD student must be the main author. A full paper must be submitted for evaluation before August 1st.

Journal special issues

The intention is to organise special issues of selected papers in appropriate journals, such as the EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics and Economics of Transportation, dependent upon a critical mass of good papers on a specific theme. The editorial decisions will be made by the journals and papers will be subject to standard review procedures.

Summer School

The day before the symposium (Sept 8th), there is a summer school intended for PhD students. The summer school will cover a range of topics in transport modelling, economics and policy, giving introductions to and overviews of the state of the art. Teachers will consist of leading researchers in the respective fields.

  • April 10th               Last date for submission of papers or extended abstracts
  • June 5th                   Notification of acceptance of papers
  • August 1st                Last date for upload of full papers for Best PhD paper award
  • September 8th          Summer school
  • September 9th-11th   Symposium

Please circulate this call for papers to anyone who you think may be interested!

Download the Call for Papers


Organising committee

Professor Mogens Fosgerau
Associate professor Stefan Mabit

Coordinator Marianne Boelskifte

Contact the local committee:

Special session on Adaptive Transport Systems

Organiser: ERA-NET Transport-III SMART-PT project consortium

Deadline for papers and extended abstracts: April 10th 2015

Read the full call here
26 MAY 2018