14th World Conference on Transport Research

10-15 July 2016 | Shanghai, China

The programme includes more than 1.170 papers presented in oral and poster sessions. The authors from 65 countries will ensure WCTR 2016 is a truly international event. In addition, there will be numerous special sessions with invited speakers, and an attractive side programme of technical tours and social events. Conference Participants are also invited to join the meetings of WCTRS Special Interest Groups to get in touch with their colleagues from all over the world.

Don’t miss this opportunity and register now for WCTR 2016.

The World Conference on Transport Research has been held every three years since 1977. The 14th World Conference will be held 10-15 July 2016 in Shanghai, China at Tongji University, which will host the Conference at its main campus. The WCTRS Young Researchers’ Conference will take place on 10 July 2016.

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The aims of the conference are to offer a unique opportunity to bring together experts in all aspects of transport research, from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of transport research.

Topics include:

  1. A: Transport Modes – General
  2. B: Freight Transport and Logistics
  3. C: Traffic Management, Operations and Control
  4. D: Activity and Transport Demand
  5. E: Transport Economics and Finance
  6. F: Transport, Land-use and Sustainability
  7. G: Transport Planning and Policy
  8. H: Transport in Developing and Emerging Countries

Detailed information on the content of each Topic Area and its Session Tracks and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as well as on the links between individual session tracks and specific journals are provided here.

A new system will enable outstanding papers to be published in an arranged partner journal of each SIG (Special Interest Group) where the paper will be presented, providing an excellent gateway for conference participants to publish their papers efficiently.

Special Interest Groups provide opportunities for the SIG members to communicate with local practitioners in the field of transport, regional/city development and environment, and provide professional knowledge to them in different regions and cities of the world.

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Conference Key Findings


Keynote speakers
Guangtao Wang

Guangtao Wang

Former Minister, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and Vice Chairman, Chinese Science Center of International Academy of Sciences for Europe and Asia (IASEA), China
José Luis Irigoyen

José Luis Irigoyen

Director, Transport & ICT Global Practice
Supporting Publications

WCTRS Official Journals

Partner Journals

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  • Beijing Jingzhong Trafficdata Technology Co., Ltd
  • Lianyungang JARI Electronics
  • Shanghai Trishining Information Technology
  • PTV Group