Transport Research Arena TRA 2018 in Vienna, 16-19 April 2018: Call for Papers now open! Submit your Abstract!

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

We would like to inform you that the call for papers for the coming Transport Research Arena – TRA 2018 in Vienna is now open. Please submit your abstract until March 21 2017!

Audience and Focus of TRA 2018:

TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, scientists and engineers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport and logistics. It also welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy.

Key focus areas will be:

  • How digitalisation is transforming  transport & mobility systems
  • Decarbonisation & future growth – how to change our mobility system & remain competitive
  • Shaping the new mobility landscape – a vision for transport & mobility for Europe

Note: Mobility includes both people and goods in the scope of TRA 2018

The TRA 2018 programme includes a range of different session formats that will offer ample opportunity to share information on recent findings and to discuss the aforementioned challenges and opportunities. In scientific and technical sessions, a broad spectrum of research and innovation activities will be discussed, ranging from basic research findings over application-oriented engineering and socio-economic aspects to policies and standards.

CfP topics of TRA 2018 scientitfic and technical sessions:

  1. Environment and Energy Efficiency (including freight transport emissiones measurement and reduction)
  2. Vehicles & Vessels – Design, Development and Production
  3. Advanced Propulsion Systems
  4. Smart Urban Mobility & Logistics
  5. People Mobility – Systems and Services
  6. Freight Transport and Logistics
  7. Transport Infrastructure
  8. Connected and Automated Transport
  9. Digital Technologies for Transport (and logistics) (big data/data analytics, IoT, Block Chain, Augmented Reality, Machine learning)
  10. Safe, Secure and Resilient Transport Systems
  11. Human Dimension in Transport
  12. Socio-Economics, Innovation and Policy

TRA 2018 modes:

  1. Road
  2. Rail
  3. Waterborne
  4. Aviation
  5. Cross-modal
  6. Not mode-specific

Important Dates:

21 December 2016: Call for abstracts opens
21 March 2017: Abstracts due
31 May 2017: Abstracts review decision sent to authors
15 September 2017: Full paper due
25 November 2017: Full paper review decision sent to authors
16-19 April 2018: 7 th European Transport Research Arena, Reed Messe Wien, Vienna/Austria


For more details please see TRA 2018 Call for Abstracts or consult the TRA 2018 website:

Please note that also the 1st Call for Expression of Interest for the TRA 2018 Interactive Zone is already open (link). And have a look at the TRA Visions 2018 competitions launch. More information thereto in the first TRA 2018 newsletter.

Do not hesitate to contact ALICE secretariat for further information and support. ALICE plans to have an important space in the exhibition area of TRA 2018. ALICE members and liaised projects are welcome to contribute to the content of the ALICE exhibition booth. Moreover, we will also support you in deciding the best way to position your interest in the different sessions and activities within the TRA 2018. Just contact ALICE secretariat!

We take the opportunity of this mail to wish you all the best for the New Year 2017 and hope to see you at TRA 2018!

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