Conferences 2017

List of conferences and events supported by ECTRI through stands, sponsorship and presentations.


VUB-MOBI Annual Seminar “Future of Urban Mobility” and 10 Years Anniversary event, Brussels, Belgium – October 26, 2017

The Seminar and event was organised by ECTRI Member VUB. ECTRI Secretary General, C. Alméras attended the event.


Autonomy & Urban Mobility Summit, Paris, France – October 19-21, 2017

Autonomy is the annual international event on the future of urban mobility. The 2nd edition focused on 5 themes: shared mobility, electric mobility, autonomous & connected mobility, active mobility and data analytics. ECTRI was strategic partner of the event.


European Transport Conference 2017, Barcelona, Spain – October 4 – 6, 2017

The conference is supported by ECTRI Member CENIT and ECTRI. This year, the ETRR was featured in the delegates conference bag and some of the best papers of the conference will possibly be published in the Journal as a topical collection.


8th International Congress on Transportation Research (ICTR ‘17), Thessaloniki, Greece – September 27-29, 2017

ECTRI Member HIT/CERTH and HITE co-organised the event, this year, under the spotlight theme: ‘The Future of Transportation: A Vision for 2030’. The main aim of ICTR is to host innovative research and development work in the field of transportation systems, operations and infrastructures, in Greece and abroad. Key objectives encompass to showcase recent top-notch research activities in transportation, merge research findings and policy making tasks, facilitate the exchange of knowledge in the local and international level and draw conclusions and shape recommendations on the future of transportation. ECTRI is official partner of the event and the best papers of the Conference will be published in ETRR.


EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT 2017), Budapest, Hungary – September 4-6, 2017

The meeting was organised by ECTRI Member BME. The European Transport Research Review will publish the best papers for the topic “Planning and operation” with guest editors: Domokos Esztergár-Kiss (BME) and Tamás Mátrai (BME). ECTRI is official partner of the event.


ITF 2017 Summit “Governance of Transport”, Leipzig, Germany – May 31 – June 2, 2017

This year again, ECTRI joined business, government leaders and other transport stakeholders to discuss changes underway across the transport sector. The 2017 Summit theme – Governance of Transport – made it clear that a fundamental shift is needed in the way that global transport systems operate

At the Decarbonising Transport session (May 31), first results were presented. The last year was used first to consolidate funds and second to develop the urban mobility simulation tool on which they expect feedback from partners. Next step will include policy analysis and definition of measures. Following that session, M. Robinson, G. Lindberg and C. Alméras met with Jari Kauppila (ITF Head of Statistics and Modelling) to further discuss the inputs and support expected from ECTRI as knowledge partner.

On side event on “Governing the smart mobility transition” organised by WCTRS (June 1), M. Robinson voiced ECTRI position with speech on “Key Governance Challenges for Smart Mobility Transitions”, putting also forward SETRIS and SKILLFUL projects impacts on the topic.

Finally, transport ministers of ITF member countries named Dr. Young Tae Kim the new Secretary-General of the ITF. ECTRI congratulated Dr. Young Tae Kim and thanked the outgoing Secretary-General Professor José Viegas for the great work and achievements.

Event photo gallery.


Mobility4EU and MIND-SETS projects public event “Towards user-centric transport in Europe. Challenges, solutions and collaborations”, Brussels, Belgium – May 22-23, 2017

The President M. Robinson and the Secretary General C. Alméras attended the event which brought together experts on innovations in mobility across all modes to discuss the new challenges and new demands on transport in Europe. M. Robinson was one of the speakers voicing SETRIS “Collaborative approach to develop multimodal research & innovation strategies”; they then both joined the 2nd SKILLFUL workshop on “Future transport education”.


FIRM17, Brussels, Belgium – April 5-7, 2017

Invited by FEHRL, SKILLFUL organised the workshop on “Future trends in transport systems and their job impact assessment”. The session was chaired by ECTRI Board member and SKILLFUL technical coordinator Evangelos Bekiaris (CERTH/HIT). SETRIS was present, represented by Mark Robinson, ECTRI President and UNEW SETRIS coordinator presenting “SETRIS – To deliver a cohesive and coordinated approach to research and innovation strategies for all transport modes in Europe”.


TEA COST Action Training School on: A real-life lab about TEA implementation & Final Conference and PrizeBarcelona, Spain – March 7-9, 2017

C. Alméras was invited to present “The Origin of TEA Cost Action: An ECTRI story”. The conference was organised by ECTRI Member CENIT and COST and hosted by AMB. It was preceded by the 2nd edition of the Training School on: Bridging Transport Equity: A real-life lab. See the full programme.


TRB 96th Annual Meeting,  Washington, D.C., USA – January 8–12, 2017

This year the spotlight theme was “Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change”. As in previous years, ECTRI contributed to the Conference by supporting a number of sessions and giving a European flavour to the Annual Meeting.
Prof. Mark Robinson, ECTRI President, Prof. Ángel Aparicio, ECTRI-TRB MoU leader, and Caroline Alméras, ECTRI Secretary General, thanked the ECTRI members that participated in the ECTRI-TRB Sub-committee meeting on January 9. This year, ECTRI and TRB, renewed their ten years’ partnership by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding with the objective to foster and facilitate greater synergies for information-sharing and cooperation between the two organisations on January 12, 2017. See the detailed list of events and the photo gallery.



For each year you will find the conferences where ECTRI was present with stands, sponsorship or presentations:

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