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About the Conference
TRA (Transport Research Arena) is the major conference on transport in Europe, supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors, and the three European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and the WATERBORNE TP.
The conference topics address the main challenges in transport and mobility of people and goods, with respect to energy, environment, safety and security and economy issues. TRA aims to explore the most advanced research works and innovations, the latest technological and industrial developments and implementations, and innovative policies, in Europe and worldwide. As a wide and open forum open to all interested parties, it is a unique occasion to promote and improve European competitiveness and efficiency in transportation.
After the success of the 2006 (Göteborg, Sweden), 2008 (Ljubljana, Slovenia), 2010 (Brussels, Belgium) and 2012 (Athens, Greece) conferences, TRA 2014 will be organised in Paris, France, hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and IFSTTAR.
TRA 2014 will be the first major event where the European Commission’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme will be discussed in depth, as the programme is due to be launched at the beginning of 2014.
The transport sector plays a strategic and major role in the unique European market and in a fast changing economic and societal frame. Policies, technologies and behaviours must be continually adapted to new constraints, such as climate change, the diminishing supply of fossil energy, the economic crisis, the increased demand for mobility, safety and security, etc. Transport infrastructures, vehicles and vessels, modal share and co-modality, urban planning and energy and environment issues are the subject of extensive studies, research works and industrial innovations, conducted by universities, research institutes, companies, practitioners, and public authorities.
TRA 2014 is a unique opportunity and a multi-disciplinary and inter-agency event, to bring together all the actors and to exchange ideas about these questions. This event will contribute to the European transport competitiveness.
Who should attend?
TRA 2014 is open to researchers and academics, students, engineers, decision makers, transport infrastructure managers and owners, construction and engineering companies, traffic operation managers, transport operators, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, ship builders, local authorities, governmental bodies and non-governmental organisations.
TRA 2014 will comprise:
plenary sessions dedicated to general and policy presentations by invited keynote speakers,
strategic sessions to convey policy messages and industrial key issues,
scientific and technical sessions on the conference topics, where the accepted papers will be presented, either as oral or poster presentations,
invited sessions, to be proposed and organised by community or project leaders, submitted to the Programme Committee review and acceptance, without published papers.
Conference language: English
Parallel Exhibition: A showcase for governmental and professional organisations, public and private research organisations and industrial companies will be held in conjunction with the conference.
Venue: TRA will be held at the CNIT in Paris business district of Paris-La Défense.
Registration fees (registration will open in October 2013)
Early bird (expires1/2/14)
On-line/On site (after1/4/14)
Two consecutive days
Authors1, reviewers2, speakers2, developing countries
Students and unemployed persons
1 of an accepted paper, one author per paper (presenting author) . Not valid for the Outreach marketplace (poster only) authors.
2 reviewers and invited speakers, appointed by the Programme Committee
3 for 1 day only, mandatory on-line registration to get an access badge.
There will be awards for the best papers and posters presented at the conference.
In addition, there will be two competitions for transport research awards to be presented during the conference:
a research student competition to stimulate the interest among young researchers/students in the field of sustainable surface transport;
a competition for senior researchers in the field of innovative surface transport concepts based on results from EU-funded projects.
SUBMISSION WEB SITE
This site is dedicated to authors, reviewers and coordinators, to submit abstracts, papers, invited sessions and Outreach Marketplaces, to review them and to notify the authors.
It is supervised by the Programme Committee of TRA2014.