ITS Hellas – 9th Intelligent Transport Systems Conference, Athens, June 2024

The Hellenic Association for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS Hellas) together with the Research University Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of NTUA, are co-organising the 9th ITS Hellas Conference, which will take place in Athens, on 5-6 June 2024.  This Conference will be held under the theme “Smart Transport & Logistics 2024: Explore. Innovate. Transform”, focusing on the developments in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems in Greece. Participants can register here 

May 9th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

GRSP – Africa Road Safety Seminar, Nairobi, October 2024

The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) in cooperation with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) are co-organising the Africa Road Safety Seminar, which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 8-9 October 2024. This key regional seminar will include leading topics in current road safety conversation and is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of effective, evidence-based interventions which can be applied towards the goals of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. link

April 30th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC PIN Conference 2024, Brussels, June 2024

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is organising the ETSC PIN Conference 2024, which will be held in Brussels, on 19 June 2024. During this conference, ETSC will present the findings of the 18th PIN Annual Road Safety Performance (PIN) Report looking at progress in reducing road deaths and serious injuries across Europe. Two key road safety issues will be analysed in more detail: the safety of powered two wheeler riders and safety on rural roads. Participants can register here

April 29th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – EU Road Safety Conference, Dublin, April 2024

The European Commission organised with great success the EU Road Safety Conference which was held in Dublin, Ireland, on 16 April 2024. The Conference provided an opportunity to engage with EU Member States Authorities, Experts and all Stakeholders across the road safety community. In addition, it facilitated exchanging views and experiences on the efforts to reach Vision Zero 

NTUA Professor George Yannis actively contributed with the following key-note presentation:

April 16th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

Transport Research Arena (TRA), Dublin, April 2024

The European Commission and the An Roinn Iompair (ARI) together with the European Transport Research Platforms ACARE, ALICE, CEDR, ECTP, ERRAC, ERTRAC, ETRA and Waterborne organised with great success the Transport Research Arena Conference (TRA2024) which took place in Dublin, Irelandon 15-18 April 2024. The pillars of the Conference were the safe & inclusive transport, the sustainable mobility of people and goods, the efficient & resilient systems and the collaborative digitalisation regarding the European Transport Research and Innovation and the cooperation of Europe with other continents.  

NTUA actively contributed with 35 innovative presentations:

April 15th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

19th International Conference Road Safety in Local Communities, Zlatibor, April 2024

The Road Traffic Safety Agency (RTSA)  of the Republic of Serbia in cooperation with several Serbian and international road safety Governmental, Academic and other organizations, organised with great success the 19th International conference Road Safety in Local Communities (RSCL 2024) in Zlatibor, Serbia, on 17-20 April 2024. The Conference was organized within second Decade of Action for Road Safety (2021-2030) and the second national strategy for road safety (2023-2030) highlighting the significant changes in road safety regulations.  pdf5 NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

April 15th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

IRTAD 37th Meeting, Helsinki, April 2024

The International Road Traffic Safety Analysis and Data (IRTAD) Group and of the International Transport Forum (ITF) organised with great success the 37th Meeting which was held in Helsinki and online, on 10-11 April 2024. In this meeting, the latest international road safety developments were discussed. 80 members and observers from more than 40 countries enriched the discussion aimed to help improve road safety across the globe. Particular emphasis was given to safer micromobility and the evaluation of road safety measures. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

April 14th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

G7 Transport Academic Workshop, Milan, April 2024

The Centro Nazionale per Mobilità Sostenibile (MOST) in cooperation with Politecnico of Milano organised with great success the G7 Transport Academic Workshop, which was held in Milan, on 10 April 2024. This workshop with theme “Planning for Resilient Transport Systems” consisted of 4 sessions, including issues related to road safety, such as principles and measures for network resilience, decision-making and trade-offs and policies and practices for mitigation and adaptation. The Workshop results were presented to the Meeting of the Ministers of the G7 world’s advanced economies.  NTUA Professor George Yannis actively contributed with the following presentation:

 

April 11th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

ASECAP/AISCAT – 51st ASECAP Study & information days conference, Milan, May 2024

The European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP), supported by the Associazone Italiana Societa Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT), is organising the 51st ASECAP Study & information days conference, which will be held in Milan, on 13-15 May 2024. This conference with theme “Innovation as a key tool to reach safe, inclusive and green mobility solutions” will focus on how to provide equal access to mobility services being a key point for social and economic developments. Participants can register here

April 9th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

AMRKS/Tempulli Academy – 10th International Conference, Prishtina, May 2024

AMRKS and Tempulli Academy  are co-organising the 10th International Conference “AI – Cyber Security and Road Safety” which will be held in Prishtina, on 7 May 2024. In this conference, the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be discussed, as an important potential in increasing road safety. IA’s road safety and mobility initiative aims to increase road safety using innovative technologies to complement the action plans of the UN General Assembly Resolution on improving global road safety. 

April 5th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

Hi Drive International Summer School – Automated Driving, Athens, September 2024

The I-Sense Group of the Institute of Communications & Computer Systems (ICCS) is organising  “Hi Drive International Summer School 2024“, which will be held in Athens, Greece, on 25-26 September 2024. This Summer School session with theme “Navigating the Future with Advanced and Safe Automated Driving” aims to delve deeper into the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the dynamic field of Automated Driving (AD), which is a major component of road safety.  Participants can register until 30 April 2024 

April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

POLIS – Polis Annual Conference, Karlsruhe, November 2024

POLIS, the European Cities Network, is organising the 2024 Annual Polis Conference, which will take place in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, on 27-28 November 2024. The POLIS Annual Conference is Europe’s leading sustainable urban mobility event, providing an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements, including recent safety developments, to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners, and decision-makers from both the public and private sector. Urban Road Safety is a key conference priority. 

March 26th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

CIECA – 56th CIECA Congress, Dubai, March 2024

The International Commission for Driver Testing (CIECA) in cooperation with the Roads & Transport Authority of Dubai  organised with great success the 56th CIECA Congress, which was held in Dubai, on 5-8 March 2024. This congress, titled “Preparing drivers for smart mobility and road safety”, allowed for vivid discussion on key safety measures for driver testing and safer driving from across the world.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

March 8th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

World Bank/GRSF – Guide for Safe Speeds, March 2024

The World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety and UK Aid have recently published the Guide for Safe Speeds Report: Managing Traffic Speeds to Save Lives and Improve Livability. This Report outlines interventions that work and provides guidance on how to select and implement speeds that are safe for all road users, including city-wide 30km/h speed limits. It also explains how barriers to changing traffic speeds can be overcome.

March 4th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

ECTRI – 7th Safety Webinar, online, February 2024

The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) organized with great success the 7th ECTRI Safety Webinar, which was held online on 23 February 2024. The scope of the Safety Thematic Group concers safety culture, safe mobility for all, automation and digitalization safety implications, transport safety data collection and use and safety in junctions. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

February 27th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – The future of Mobility & Transport, Brussels, February 2024

NTUA Professor George Yannis made a key contribution to the vivid debate for the future of mobility & transport in Europe, organised by the European Commission – DG Move on 21 February 2024 in Brussels. He attempted to decode the slow deployment of vehicle automation, the role of artificial intelligence and digitalisation together with the necessary new business models for automated mobility in Europe stating that Automation should be seen more as a social than a technology challengeppt5 video  

On the occasion, he also promoted strongly Public Transport as the only way to serve the increased urban and interurban transport demand in Europe and the 30km/h city-wide speed limits for safer, healthier and greener cities in Europe. 

February 26th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

Vision Zero Road Crashes Conference, Athens, February 2024

The Private Passenger Car Owners Association of Greece organised with great success the Vision Zero Road Crashes Conference which was held in Athens on 21 February 2024. This Association contributes to the improvement of the country’s road network safety, ensuring better traffic conditions for passenger cars. This conference focused on if  and how it is possible to have zero road crashes in Greece. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

February 26th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

ICSC2024 – 12th International Cycling Safety Conference, Imabari, Japan, November 2024

The International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) is organising the 12th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC2024) which be held in Imabari, Japan, on 5–7 November 2024. The ICSC is a forum for researchers and experts in the field of cycling safety to exchange their knowledge and bring up new research topics and safety solutions. This year’s conference focuses on exploring cycling safety culture. Researchers can submit their abstracts until 30 April 2024

February 19th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

4th Access Management International Conference, Boston, June 2024

The  Access Management Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is organising the 4th Access Management International Conference which will be held in Boston, USA, on 24-26 June 2024. This conference with theme “Access Management: Safety and Design from the Curb to the Interchange for All Users” aims to promote idea sharing and showcases practitioner-ready techniques and academic work on the interaction between transportation and land use. The focus topic areas being discussed are design, safety, land use and legal issues. 

February 14th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

ICTCT – 1st AfroSAFE conference, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania, June 2024

The International Cooperation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic safety (ICTCT)  in close co-operation with the Department of Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering of the University of Dar Es Salam is organising the 1st AfroSAFE conference in Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania, on 13-14 June 2024. This conference aims to facilitate exchange of knowledge and experiences between international and African road safety scientists, professionals and policy makers, and provides a platform for a joint discussion on the future of traffic safety on the African continent. 

February 12th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

CTS 2024 – 17th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, Ayia Napa, July 2024

The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) is organising the 17th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, on 1-3 July 2024. The main scope of the Symposium refers to the development of automatic control methods and tools for the analysis, supervision and management of transportation systems. The increasing complexity of freight logistic networks, the technological developments in transportation systems, and the necessity of managing all the transportation modes in an efficient, synchronized and integrated way for a safe road environment will be discussed. Researchers can submit their papers until 1st March 2024

February 7th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

103rd TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, January 2024

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) organised with great success the 103rd Annual Meeting, which was held in Washington DC, on 7-11 January 2024. More than 600 workshops and sessions took place, covering all transportation modes and quite a few of them focussed on theory and practice of road safety worldwide.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations and posters:

January 16th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

36th ICTCT Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, October 2024

The International Cooperation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic safety (ICTCT) is organising the 36th Conference in The Hague, Netherlands, on 17-18 October 2024 under the theme “Inclusive and interdisciplinary road safety research”. The conference is organized in close co-operation with the Traffic and Transportation Safety Lab of Delft University of Technology.  video

January 9th, 2024|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – Road Transport Research Conference, Brussels, February 2024

The European Commission together with 2ZeroERTRAC and CCAM is organising  the Road Transport Research Results Conference (RTR Conference) which will be held in Brussels on 5-7 February 2024. For the past seven years, the RTR Conference has been a unique entry point into the achievements of EU-funded projects in road transport. Once again this year, participants will have the chance to learn about results and expected impacts of CINEA supported Horizon 2020 projects, and the next steps in key areas for road transport research. The conference will deliver a holistic view of how the European research scene is moving forward in these areas, bringing benefits to the environment, economy, and European society overall. Researchers can register here pdf5 

December 28th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

IRF – International Road Federation World Congress, Istanbul, October 2024

The International Road Federation (IRF) in cooperation with the Turkish Road Association are organizing the IRF World Congress 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey, on 15-18 October 2024. This conference with theme “Connecting to Empower Mobility: Roads as Enablers of a Sustainable Future for All” will serve as a platform for global leaders, industry experts, academia, and diverse public and private stakeholders to engage in insightful discussions and collaborative efforts, addressing pivotal issues and exploring innovations within the road and mobility sectors.  video

December 27th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – RobPos4VApp Workshop, Athens, December 2023

The NTUA Laboratory of Geodesy of the Department of Topography organized with great success the RobPos4VApp Workshop which was held as a hybrid event in Athens on 18 December 2023. The results presented concerned the research project “A methodological framework for low-cost cooperative DGNSS/INS-based robust positioning in safety critical connected vehicle applications” carried out within the Research Programme of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

December 18th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ARSC 2024 – Target 2030. What’s the pathway forward?, Hobart, Tasmania, September 2024

The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) in cooperation with Austroads are organizing the Australasian Road Safety Conference 2024 (ARSC), which will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, on 30 September – 3 October 2024. This conference titled “Target 2030. What’s the pathway forward?” will bring together road safety stakeholders and decision-makers from Australasia and international jurisdictions to facilitate collaboration and share information.  video

December 18th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

UNECE – Policy dialogue and How to move forward road safety system, Chisinau, December 2023

UNECE together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Moldova organized with great success a workshop titled “Policy dialogue and How to move forward road safety system”, which was held in Chisinau, Moldova, on 13-14 December 2023. The objectives of the workshop were the launch of a policy dialogue with national road safety stakeholders on the main Road Safety Performance Review (RSPR) findings in Moldova and the capacity-building of the stakeholders on the preparation of a road safety strategy. pdf5 NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

 

 

 

December 14th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

UTH – 7th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, Plastira’s lake, Karditsa, September 2024

The University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering, Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory (TTLog), is organizing  the 7th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, which will take place in Plastira’s lake in Karditsa, on 4-6 September 2024. The theme of this year’s Conference is: “Climate Crisis and Resilient Transportation Systems” aiming at the dissemination of knowledge and the exchange of research and good practices among researchers and practitioners towards the adaptation of the transportation systems to climate change. Researchers can submit their abstracts until 16 January 2024 

December 13th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

EWGT2024 – EURO Working Group on Transportation, Lund, Sweden, September 2024

The Transport and Roads division at Lund University is organizing the 26th Euro Working Group on Transportation Conference (EWGT 2024) which will be held on 4-6 September 2024 in Lund, SwedenEWGT is a premier international forum for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the field of transportation and logistics. Researchers can submit their abstracts until 1 March 2024

December 12th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Connecting Europe Facility Workshop, Nicosia, December 2023

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus organised with great success a workshop on Cyprus’ experience and recent developments in CEF projects on 11 December 2023, in Nicosia, Cyprus. In this workshop, the results on the Cypriot Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for road safety from the Baseline project, as well as the developments of the Trendline project were presented. pdf5 NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

December 11th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

6th International Traffic Safety Conference, Dammam, December 2023

The Saudi Traffic Safety Society organized under the patronage of His Royal Highness Governor of the Eastern Region the sixth International Traffic Safety Conference, which took place with great success in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on 4-6 December 2023. The theme of the conference was “Artificial intelligence and big data for transportation and traffic safety”. Experts, researchers, academics from internationally renowned research centers, institutions and international scientific organizations took part in this conference.  video NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

December 4th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – Improved rights and better information for travellers, November 2023

The European Commission adopted a series of proposals designed to improve the experience of passengers and travellers by strengthening their rights. These proposals focuse on stronger passenger rights, protection of package travellers, better multimodal travel information services and the creation of a common European mobility data space. The new rules will also provide for safer and smoother journeys, especially those involving different travel services or transport modes, ensuring that passengers have access to direct support, and enhanced real-time information, for example on delays and cancellations.  link

November 30th, 2023|Categories: Conferences, Knowledge, News|

POLIS – Polis Annual Conference, Leuven, November 2023

POLIS, the European Cities Network, organised with great success the 2023 Annual Polis Conference, which took place in Leuven, on 29-30 November 2023. The POLIS Annual Conference is Europe’s leading sustainable urban mobility event, providing an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements, including recent safety developments, to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners, and decision-makers from both the public and private sector. Urban Road Safety is a key conference priority. 

November 30th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – Telematics boosting mobility behaviour Workshop, Athens, November 2023

The NTUA Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering organised with great success a Scientific Workshop titled “Telematics boosting mobility behaviour” which took place at the NTUA Campus in Athens on November 22nd, 2023. The rapid spread of innovative technologies in the field of telematics creates new opportunities to monitor, evaluate and improve driver behaviour through feedback tools, providing incentives to drivers for safer and greener behaviour, with spectacular results. During this workshop, the new interactive SafeRoadsMap tool for safe and green travelling in Greece was released. 

 

Workshop Presentations:

November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Conferences, News|

ECTRI 20-Years Celebration – Advancing Sustainable & Multimodal Mobility Research, Brussels, November 2023

The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) celebrated the 20 Years of Achievements in Sustainable and Multimodal Mobility Research, in conjunction with the Annual Plenary Meetings of Members and of Thematic Groups, which took place with great success in Brussels, on 16 November 2023. Key achievements were highlighted and discussions focussed on how can research drive future green and inclusive mobility and the transformative impact of research on transport policyNTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

November 20th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ICSC2023 – 11th International Cycling Safety Conference, Hague, November 2023

The SWOV – Dutch Road Safety Research Institute organised with great success the 11th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC2023) which took place in Hague, on 15–17 November 2023, bringing the conference back to the Netherlands after 10 years. The ICSC is a forum for researchers and experts in the field of cycling safety to exchange their knowledge and bring up new research topics and safety solutions. This year’s conference focused on safer cycling for a better futureNTUA actively contributed with the following paper:

November 17th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

RSS2024 – 9th Road Safety and Simulation International Conference, Kentucky, October 2024

The 9th Road Safety & Simulation International Conference 2024 (RSS2024) hosted by the Kentucky Transportation Center will take place in Lexington, Kentucky, on 28-31 October 2024, under the theme “Improving Decisions Through Safety and Simulation Tools”. The Conference aims to improve upon the existing knowledge in the area of road safety and contribute to reducing the number of crash fatalities and injuries occurring worldwide, through the dissemination of innovative research and applications. Participants can register here

November 15th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Regional Road Safety Observatories Meeting, Paris, November 2023

The Network of Regional Road Safety Observatories (RSO), namely the European (ERSO), Ibero American (OISEVI), African (ARSO), Asia and Pacific (APRSO), the Easter Parnership (EaPRSO) and Arab (AIRSO), organised  with great success an informal meeting which was held in Paris and online, on 9 November 2023. The main topic discussed was the update on programme of Work and activities of Regional Road Safety Observatories. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

November 13th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

IRTAD 36th Meeting, Paris, November 2023

The International Road Traffic Safety Analysis and Data (IRTAD) Group and of the International Transport Forum (ITF) organised with great success the 36th Meeting which was held in Paris and online, on 8-9 November 2023. In this conference, the latest international road safety developments were discussed. 45 road safety experts enriched the discussion aimed to help improve road safety across the globe. Particular emphasis was given to new mobility and the evaluation of road safety measures. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

 

November 8th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

13th Hellenic Congress of Hypnology, Athens, November 2023

The Hellenic Sleep Society organized with great success the 13th Panhellenic Congress on Sleep Medicine in Athens, on 3-5 November 2023. The aim of this conference was to investigate the effects of insomnia on an individual’s health, but also on driving performance. Through a driving simulator experiment, it was observed that patients with chronic insomnia drive at a higher speed than participants without insomnia, have a reduced ability to maintain a stable lateral position of their vehicle, and their reaction time to most events appears to be slower than participants without insomnia.  NTUA actively contributed with the following poster:

November 5th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Bar-Ilan University – 8th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP), August 2024

Bar-Ilan University is organising the 8th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP), which will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 19-22 August 2024. This conference is the 1st ICTTP conference in the middle East and is oriented towards the next generation of traffic psychology researchers. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for communication between researchers, young and established, and between researchers and practitioners. 

October 30th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

EPFL – Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Individual Behavior and Market Demand, February 2024

EPFL is organising an one-week program on 11-15 February 2024 that undertakes an in-depth study of discrete choice models and their applications. It provides participants with the practical tools necessary for applying new discrete choice techniques. The course will cover various topics such as fundamental methodology, data collection, model design and estimation issues, forecasting techniques, examples and case studies. Researchers can apply for a scholarship until 8 December 2023. 

October 30th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

35th ICTCT Conference, Catania, October 2023

The International Cooperation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic safety (ICTCT)  organised with great success the 35th Conference which took place in Catania, Italy, on 26-27 October 2023 under the theme “Challenges and actual opportunities offered by new technologies to improve traffic safety”. The conference was organized in close co-operation with the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of University of Catania.   

October 27th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – EU Road Safety Exchange II, October 2023

European Commission and the European Parliament launched with great success the EU Road Safety Exchange project for a second three-year phase with the active support of ETSC and NTUA. The project connects road safety experts from various European countries to tackle specific road safety challenges through twinning activities. A high-level event in Brussels marked the official launch of the project on 18 October 2023. The project and its launch event  covered various themes, including the safety of infrastructure, effective enforcement, the protection of vulnerable road users and driver training

October 23rd, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission Rewards Effective Road Safety Initiatives, October 2023

The European Commission  hosted with great success the annual Excellence in Road Safety Awards on 19 October 2023 in Brussels, recognising the contributions of the European Road Safety Charter’s community of members towards the common goal of improved road safety across Europe. The award categories for 2023 included best use of data promoting road safety, best project promoting fitness to drive and supporting road safety in the e-commerce sector and best road safety project for road users with reduced mobility. Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)  was chosen by the audience at the awards ceremony to receive the Jacques Barrot Award.  

October 23rd, 2023|Categories: Conferences, News|

IATSS – 9th GIFTS Symposium, Tokyo, December 2023

The International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) is organising  the 9th GIFTS Symposium, which will be held as a hybrid event (in Tokyo and online), on 1 December 2023. In this 9th forum, experts in transportation and safety as well as specialists from international organizations, have the opportunity to exchange opinions and discuss about the ideal traffic culture and sustainable society from the perspective of the “positive benefits”

October 19th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

DDI2024 – 9th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Michigan, October 2024

SAFER Vehicle and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are co-organising the 9th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2024), which will be held in Michigan, on 22-24 October 2024. DDI2024 is the primary international event on this topic, attracting delegates from more than 20 countries. It is designed to bring participants – from academia, industry and government – up-to-date on the developments and trends in the field of inattention and distraction in driving. Researchers can submit their abstracts until 3 March 2024

October 18th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

PIARC – XXVIIth World Road Congress, Prague, October 2023

The World Road Association (PIARC) organised with great success the XXVIIth World Road Congress, which was held on 2-6 October 2023, in Prague. The theme of the congress was “Together on the road again” and provided a unique opportunity to discuss in depth all subjects related to road infrastructures and road transport, with safety being one of the Congress key topics. The program included ministerial sessions, 60 technical sessions covering all key aspects and topics of road infrastructure, valuable poster sessions, various specialised workshops and foresight sessions.  A special workshop on “Boosting Sustainable Road Safety Solutions in LMICs” was also foreseen.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

 

  

October 6th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

National Safer Roads Partnerships Conference, Manchester, September 2023

The National Safer Roads Partnerships Conference took place with great success in Manchester on 27-28 September 2023. Key topics discussed in this conference were science and technology within policing, a new way to measure traffic safety and  road safety as a government priority. NTUA Professor George Yannis actively contributed with the following key-note presentation:

ppt5  Monitoring the Safe System Approach

October 4th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Energy Save Conference, Significant benefits from speed limits reduction, Athens, September 2023

The “Energy Save” Conference, organised with great success by Be best company, took place on 25 September 2023 at SNFCC in Athens. The theme of the conference was “How to reduce the energy footprint in traffic” by promoting electromobility, micromobility and road safety. NTUA Professor George Yannis actively contributed with the following key-note presentation:

October 4th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

SHOW – 4th Pan-European Automated Vehicles Workshop, Düsseldorf, October 2023

The Horizon 2020 research project SHOW project (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) organised with great success the 4th Pan-European Workshop, titled “Shaping Seamless AV Integration in Public Transport”, which was held in Düsseldorf, on 12 October 2023. The workshop  provided a dynamic exploration of cutting-edge advancements in automated shared mobility, along with a field trip to nearby Monheim am Rhein to experience the real-life AV service fully integrated into public transport. The workshop  combines concise presentations by industry leaders, experts, and project participants, followed by interactive panel discussions that delve deep into the heart of each topic. 

 

September 29th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

PIARC – Webinars on Road Safety in LMICs, September 2023

The World Road Association – PIARC organised with great success two webinars which were held online on 5 and 15 September 2023, with the active support of NTUA. The topics of the Webinars were: Infrastructure, Tunnels, Speed, Data and Management, Behaviour, VRUs, Vehicles. The webinars provided solutions and recommendations to build road safety expertise in all countries with focus on Low and Middle Income Countries, in order to adopt effectively the Safe System Approach and reduce fatal and serious crashes on road network.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

September 25th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

HUMANIST – 8th Humanist Conference, Berlin, September 2023

The 8th International HUMANIST Conference took place with great success on 21-22 September 2023 in Berlin. The theme of the conference is “Accelerating the transformation towards sustainable mobility by human-centred design“. The Conference brοught together researchers, experts and stakeholders from several multidisciplinary communities that are active in the field of Human Factors in Transport. It was a unique and attractive forum to present current and planned activities as well as to share ideas and experiences. 

September 22nd, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ICTR2023 – 11th International Congress on Transportation Research, Heraklion, September 2023

The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH) and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) co-organized the 11th International Congress on Transportation Research (ICTR 2023), which was held on 20-22 September 2023 in Heraklion, Greece. The spotlight theme of the 2023 Congress was “Clean and Accessible to All Multimodal Transport“. Special focus was given to innovative and sustainable traffic safety concepts in Greece and worldwide. NTUA contributed actively with the following 16 scientific papers and presentations:

September 21st, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

TIRF – International Alcohol Interlock Symposium, Oslo, September 2023

The International Alcohol Interlock Symposium,  organised by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), took place with great success on 17-19 September 2023, in Oslo, Norway under the theme “Technology saving lives”. Since 2000, the Alcohol Interlock Symposium global forum has hosted leading experts to discuss ongoing research and development regarding alcohol and drug impaired driving, interlock programs, and road traffic safety. This year,  international policy makers, criminal justice and health professionals, licensing authorities, researches, government officials, innovators, and industry representatives were part of a three day exploration of new ideas and innovative technological developments in the expanding field of alcohol interlocks. 

September 19th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

hEART2023 – 11th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Zurich, September 2023

The 11th Symposium of European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART2023) took place with great success in Zurich, on 6-8 September 2023.  The Symposium offered an opportunity for in depth discussion in all scientific methods and analyses in transport. The topics of this year’s conference were: mobility, transport, logistics.  link

September 8th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

EWGT2023 – EURO Working Group on Transportation, Spain, September 2023

University of Cantabria organised the 25th Euro Working Group on Transportation Conference (EWGT 2023) which was held with great success on 6-8 September 2023 in Santander, Spain. There were 4 different topics discussed, including Transport Modeling and Control, Planning and Operation, Transport Economics and Policy and Innovative and Sustainable Solutions. This year the 25th EWGT, wanted to reward the excellent quality of all the papers received, therefore the organization had established the following 3 categories of prizes. 1. EWGT2023 Award for the best paper of the congress, 2. EWGT2023 Award to the best PhD poster, 3. Mention and diploma for the best papers in each of the congress topics.  

September 8th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

University of Brescia – Living and Walking in Cities Conference, Brescia, September 2023

The Università degli Studi di Brescia and the Friendly City Study Center (CeSCAΜ) co-organised the LWC International Conference, which took place with great success on 6-8 September 2023 in Brescia. The LWC International Conference traditionally deals with the topics of urban mobility and quality of life in urban areas, with a specific focus on vulnerable road users. Τhis year’s LWC Conference focused on defining the new challenges for sustainable urban mobility

 

September 8th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC/Fundación MAPFRE/VSV – European Traffic Education Seminar, September 2023

ETSCFundación MAPFRE and the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) organised the 2023 edition of the European Traffic Education Seminar, which was held as an online event, on 12 September 2023. The aims of the seminar were to equip young road users to become safe road users, given the appropriate education. The seminar consisted of three distinct parts, focused on sustainable mobility with traffic safety, safe (pre-)driver and passenger behaviour and e-scooter education.   pdf5

August 30th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Star rating of driver’s behavior as a tool to prevent risky behavior, August 2023

A paper titled “Star rating of driver’s behavior as a tool to prevent risky behavior” authored by Milan Tešić, Suzana Miladić-TešićKaterina FollaGeorge Yannis and Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios has been published in Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. Results were analysed regarding the following aspects: 1) star rating of driver’s behavior and 2) defining the stages of the periodic factors monitoring for each Police Administration Unit (PAU) examined. It was revelated that using a mobile phone while driving, not using child restraints system, alcohol drunk driving during the night and seat belt use at rear seats of passenger vehicles were identified as the most significant factors associated with risky driving behaviors. doi

August 29th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

IRCOBI Europe Conference 2023, Cambridge, September 2023

The 2023 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference took part with great success in Cambridge, UK, on 13-15 September 2023. Through scientific conferences, training courses and other activities, the IRCOBI Council provides an academically rigorous forum for dissemination of the latest research into injury causation and protective systems. 

August 27th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

PAVE Europe Virtual Panel – Automated Vehicles and Road Safety, July 2023

PAVE Europe Virtual Panel was held online on July 19th, 2023. PAVE is a broad coalition with one goal, which is to bring the conversation about automated vehicles (AVs) to the public so everyone can play a role in shaping the future.

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

July 28th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

hEART2024 – 12th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Espoo, June 2024

The 12th Symposium of European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART2024) will take place in Espoo, on 18-20 June 2024.  The Symposium will offer an opportunity for in depth discussion in all scientific methods and analyses in transport. Further details about the paper submissions, registration, and conference program will be provided in the coming months. link

July 14th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

George Yannis – Why city-wide 30 km/hour speed limit? July 2023

NTUA Professor George Yannis contributed actively at the Scientific Workshop on: “Should we promote a 30 km/hr speed limit in cities?” organised by the Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) which was held in Munich on July 6th, 2023. The Workshop hosted vivid discussions from Key – Experts on the different dimensions and perspectives of city-wide 30 km/h speed limit pdf5. Professor George Yannis contributed two key-note presentations:

July 11th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ITS America – 31th ITS World Congress, Atlanta, August 2025

ITS America, ERTICO and ITS Asia-Pasific are co-organising the 31th ITS World Congress which will be held in Atlanta, on 24-28 August 2025. ITS World Congress is the forum to make meaningful connections, experience inventive conference program presented by industry experts, and see cutting-edge technology in the Exhibit Hall. ITS World Congress allows the smart mobility community to come together to explore the deployment of intelligent transportation technologies that saves lives, improves mobility, promotes sustainability, and increases efficiency and productivity.​ 

July 7th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ERTICO – 30th ITS World Congress, Dubai, September 2024

ERTICO and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) are co-organising the 30th ITS World Congress which will be held in Dubai, on 16-20 September 2024, under the theme: “Mobility Driven by ITS”. ITS World Congress is the forum to make meaningful connections, experience inventive conference program presented by industry experts, and see cutting-edge technology in the Exhibit Hall. ITS World Congress allows the smart mobility community to come together to explore the deployment of intelligent transportation technologies that saves lives, improves mobility, promotes sustainability, and increases efficiency and productivity.​ 

July 7th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Intelligent Transport Systems International Conference, Patras, November 2023

The Hellenic Association for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS Hellas) in co-operation with the University of Patras, Department of Civil Engineering and TSS-Transport Simulation Systems: Aimsun & Aimsun Online, organised the International Conference ITS2023, which took place with great success in Patras on 2-3 November 2023. This Conference was held under the theme “Intelligent Systems and Consciousness Society” to ensure comfortable, fast, and safe movement of people and goods in smart cities and communities.   NTUA actively contributed with the following paper:

July 6th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Trafikverket – Vision Zero Conference, Stockholm, June 2023

The Vision Zero Conference organised by the Government Offices of SwedenTrafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) and Vinnova (the Swedish Innovation Agency), took place in Stockholm on 26-27 June 2023. High-level representatives of road road safety Authorities and Stakeholders discussed on Vision Zero, Agenda 2030, Private sector role and engagement,  Knowledge transfer and capacity building, Safe modal shift including safety for powered two-wheelers and New technologies and innovations. The conference also provided an opportunity to link road safety to other global sustainability challenges.  

July 4th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC – 17th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report, June 2023

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) published the 17th edition of PIN Annual Report, with the active contribution of NTUA, presented at the 2023 ETSC Road Safety Performance Index Award event which took place with great success on 20 June 2023 in Brussels. The EU27 collectively reduced the number of road deaths by 22% over the period 2012-2022. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has awarded its 2023 Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Award to Poland for the first time, because the country cut road deaths by 47% between 2012 and 2022, a rate only bettered by Lithuania, last year’s winner.  pdf5

June 20th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

34th ICTCT Conference, Winneba, Ghana, June 2023

The International Cooperation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic safety (ICTCT) organised with great success the 34th Conference which took place in Winneba, Ghana, on 8-9 June 2023 under the theme Enhancing traffic safety: prospects and challenges for Safe System approach on African continent. The conference was organized in close co-operation with the University of Education, Winneba.    

June 9th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

CIECA – 55th CIECA Congress, Vienna, May 2023

The International Commission for Driver Testing (CIECA) organised with great success the 55th CIECA Congress, which was held in Vienna, on 23-26 May 2023. With this congress, titled “What do novice drivers need to know today, what skills do they need to perfect and how do we test them?“, the foundation stones of CIECA, especially knowledge, skills and testing are more in depth explored. 

May 26th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

EPTS – 21st European Transport Congress, Prague, May 2023

The European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS) organised the 21st European Transport Congress under the theme “The strengthening the resilience of smart cities”, which took place with great success in Prague, on 25-26 May 2023. This Conference was special, as it was a joint event with the Smart Cities Symposium and researchers with different background were encouraged to participate and share their findings.  

May 26th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

International Transport Forum Summit, Leipzig, May 2023

NTUA Professor George Yannis has contributed actively at the ITF 2023 Summit held in Leipzig, Germany, on 24-26 May 2023, on key discussions on the design of safe and equitable future transport systems for all. In his presentation on Social CostBenefit Analysis of Key Urban Mobility Policies in Athens demonstrated the high usefulness of the social Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the promotion of key urban mobility and safety policies, including comprehensive appraisal of externalities (impact on safety, environment, congestion, etc.). The policies investigated concerned City-wide Speed Limit 30km/h, Congestion Charging Schemes, Ridesharing Services and Telematics Insurance Schemes, which were proved highly beneficial for the society welfare. link pdf5 

May 24th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

IRF – Vision Zero for the Balkans, Belgrade, May 2023

NTUA Professor George Yannis has contributed actively at the “Vision Zero for the Balkans” Road Safety Conference organized by IRF in Belgrade, Serbia, on 15 May 2023, with the presentation titled “Network Wide Road Safety Assessments to diagnose road safety risk”. Some of the key issues of this conference are to promote  the uptake of “Vision Zero” policies and make a compelling case for safety investment, focus on risk factors and road deficiencies that lead to injuries among vulnerable road users and advance regional cooperation. link NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:

May 20th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – Road Safety Research Challenges Workshop, Athens, May 2023

NTUA within the framework of the Seventh UN Global Road Safety Week  organised with great success a Scientific Workshop titled “Road Safety Research Challenges” which was held in Athens (and online) on May 19th, 2023. The objective of this Workshop was to highlight through an intensive flow of presentations the main findings and challenges of key road safety research projects carried out within the NTUA Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering. pdf5 

Workshop presentations:

    1. ppt5 NTUA Road Safety Observatorynrso
    2. ppt5 National Road Safety Strategy – Greece 2030 nrss
    3. ppt5 Shared Automation Operating Models for Worldwide Adoption Show
    4. ppt5 Holistic Approach for Driver Role Integration into AutomationHadrian
    5. ppt5 Driver needs and behaviour in automated trafficDrive2theFuture
    6. ppt5 Driver-vehicle-environment interactions and safety tolerance zonei-Dreams
    7. ppt5 Smart city mapping for safer and eco driver behaviourSmartMaps
    8. ppt5 Smartphone applications for driver safety behaviour supportBeSmart
    9. ppt5 Predictive Approaches for Safer Urban EnvironmentsPhoebe
    10. ppt5 AI for Vision Zero in Road SafetyIvory
    11. ppt5 E-Survey of Road users’ AttitudesESRA3
    12. ppt5 Support to the European Road Safety ObservatoryERSOnext
    13. ppt5 Support of technical activities for the development and collection of Road Safety KPIsTrendline
    14. ppt5 National Access Point Coordination Organisation for EuropeNapcore
    15. ppt5 A Methodology for Network-wide Road Assessment NetSafety
    16. ppt5 Modelling road infrastructure safetyi-SafeModels
    17. ppt5 Global Road Safety Knowledge ExchangePiarc
    18. ppt5 Micromobility Safety: Back to the FutureMimob
    19. ppt5 Unsafe traffic eventsUte
    20. ppt5 Promoting 30km/h speed limit in all Cities30 Marathons in 30 months

 

May 19th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Comparing Machine Learning Techniques for Predictions of Motorway Segment Crash Risk Level, May 2023

A paper titled “Comparing Machine Learning Techniques for Predictions of Motorway Segment Crash Risk Level” authored by Dimitris Nikolaou, Apostolos Ziakopoulos, Anastasios Dragomanovits, Julia Roussou and George Yannis has been published in Safety. The techniques considered were Logistic Regression, Decision Tree, Random Forest, Support Vector Machine, and K-Nearest Neighbours. Among the five techniques, the Random Forest model achieved the best classification performance (overall accuracy: 89.3%). The findings of this study are particularly useful as the Random Forest model could be used as a highly promising proactive road safety tool for identifying potentially hazardous motorway segments. doi

May 10th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

From conflicts to crashes: Simulating macroscopic connected and automated driving vehicle safety, May 2023

A paper titled “From conflicts to crashes: Simulating macroscopic connected and automated driving vehicle safety” authored by Maria  Oikonomou, Apostolos Ziakopoulos, Amna Chaudhry, Pete Thomas and George Yannis, has been published in Accident Analysis & Prevention. Analysis of the outputs along with traffic data and network geometry characteristics were conducted. The results indicated that in higher Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) market penetration rates (MPRs), crash rates will be significantly lower as well as when the following-vehicle in the occurred conflict is a 2nd generation CAV. doi

 

May 4th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

i-DREAMS – Smart Driver Behaviour Assessment Workshop, Brussels, April 2023

The Horizon 2020 project i-DREAMS (smart Driver Environment Assesment and Monitoring System) organised its Final Event which was held in Brussels, on 26 April 2023. In this i-DREAMS Workshop the main accomplishments of the project for the role of human factors in transport safety were discussed. Results indicated that the integrated treatment of task complexity, coping capacity and risk can improve behavior and safety of all travellers and all transport modes, through unobtrusive and seamless behaviour monitoring.  link

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

March 31st, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Eighth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Road Safety Organizations – El Salvador, March 2023

The Eighth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims took place in El Salvador and online on 6-10 March 2023, co-hosted by the Vice-Ministry of Transport of El Salvador and WHO. It was a hybrid event, enabling wider participation of NGOs and other stakeholders. The Global Meeting featured capacity building opportunities, inspiration from well-known safe mobility and sustainability experts, a high-level symposium with key influencers from government, multilateral organizations, private sector, and academia, as well as extensive networking opportunities. 

March 13th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Analysis of mobile phone use engagement during naturalistic driving through explainable imbalanced machine learning, March 2023

A paper titled “Analysis of mobile phone use engagement during naturalistic driving through explainable imbalanced machine learning” authored by Apostolos Ziakopoulos, Armira Kontaxi and George Yannis has been published in Accident Analysis and Prevention. Results indicate that the decision of drivers to use a mobile phone while driving is governed by a number of complex, non-linear relationships. Total trip distance is the most significant predictor variable by a wide margin, with mean SHAP values of 0.79 towards affecting the model decisions for the probability of mobile phone use of each driver. Fuel consumption had a particularly strong non-linear effect, as higher values of this variable lead to both higher and lower probability of drivers using a mobile phone, deviating from the safer average.  doi

March 10th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

United Nations 7th Global Road Safety Week, May 2023

The UN Road Safety Collaboration organised the global campaign for the 7th UN Global Road Safety Week, which was held on 15-21 May 2023. World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with partners, organized periodic UN Global Road Safety Weeks. This 7th edition focused on sustainable transport, in particular the need to shift to walking, cycling and using public transport. Road safety is both a prerequisite for and an outcome of this shift. link

March 1st, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

PACTS Conference: Micromobility Safety and Sustainability, online, March 2023

The UK Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) organised the PACTS spring Conference 2023, which was held online, on 28 March 2023. The main theme of the Conference was Micromobility, Safety and SustainabilitySpeakers from government, industry and user groups set out the landscape and particularly address safety and sustainability, both which remain key priorities for the Government.

March 1st, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ICE-SAR/EuroSafe – EU Safety 2023 Conference, Reykjavik, October 2023

The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) and the European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EuroSafe)  co-organised the EU-Safety 2023 Conference which was held with great success in Reykjavik, on 5-6 October 2023. Road Safety with focus on vulnerable road users was one of the main topics of the conference. link 

February 24th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

HADRIAN, Human Machine Interface in Automation Symposium, Graz, Austria, May 2023

The HADRIAN Symposium was held in Graz, Austria, on 9-10 May 2023, under the themeShaping automated driving for human mobility needs“. The Horizon 2020 project HADRIAN  (Holistic Approach for Driver Role Integration and Automation Allocation for European Mobility Needs) evaluated an holistic approach to shape automated driving to meet societal mobility needs. Over the last three years, the HADRIAN consortium investigated innovations within this scope and tested and demonstrated them in driving simulators and in real vehicles on test tracks and open roads. Results revealed that the “Integrated fluid HMI” had a great improvement in takeover performance and distraction prevention as well as outperformed with less mental or cognitive effort, higher comfort in use, and control feeling.  

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Exploiting Surrogate Safety Measures and Road Design Characteristics towards Crash Investigations in Motorway Segments, February 2023

A paper titled “Exploiting Surrogate Safety Measures and Road Design Characteristics towards Crash Investigations in Motorway Segments” authored by Dimitris NikolaouApostolos Ziakopoulos, Katerina Deliali, Yannis Handanos, Christos Karadimas, Giorgos Kostoulas, Elina Frantzola and George Yannis has been published in Infrastructures. For this analysis, a database containing data on injury and property-damage-only crashes, road design characteristics, and SSMs of 668 segments was compiled and utilized. The results of the developed negative binomial regression model revealed that crash frequency is positively correlated with the average annual daily traffic volume, the length of the segment, harsh accelerations, and harsh brakingdoi

February 10th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

AMRKS/Tempulli Academy – 9th International Conference, Prishtina, January 2023

AMRKS and Tempulli Academy  co-organised with great success the 9th International Conference “Road Safety Assessment-Challenges and Opportunities” which was held in Prishtina on 25 January 2023. This year’s conference came as a result of fruitful cooperation in several activities for road safety with the Kosovo Insurance Bureau BKS and with other institutions in this field in the country and abroad. It managed to serve as a powerful discussion platform to address the challenges and opportunities related to the road factor, which, along with the other two factors (the human factor and the vehicle factor), constitute the basic triangle of the causes of road accidents.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation :

  • pdf5 The EU Methodology for Network Wide Road Safety Assessment
February 9th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

102nd TRB Annual Meeting, Washington, January 2023

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) organised with great success the 102nd Annual Meeting, which was held on 8-12 January 2023 in Washington DC. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. More than 600 workshops and sessions were presented.  NTUA actively contributed with the following papers and presentations:

February 1st, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

ICCS/ALICE – 9th International Physical Internet Conference, Athens, June 2023

The NTUA Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS) together with the European Technology Platform ALICE co-organised with great success the 9th International Physical Internet Conference  (IPIC 2023) which was held in Athens on 13-15 June 2023. This year’s conference was open to all physical internet topics and focusing on Physical Internet as a suitable approach to overcome the latest global breakthroughs. The Call for contributions welcomes submissions related to the Physical Internet principles with a variety of themes to be covered. 

January 25th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – RTR Conference, Brussels, February 2023

The European Commission together with 2Zero, ERTRAC and CCAM organised with great success the Road Transport Research Results Conference (RTR Conference) which was held in Brussels on 14-16 February 2023. For the past six years, the RTR Conference has been a unique entry point into the achievements of EU-funded projects in road transport. Once again this year, participants had the chance to learn about results and expected impacts of CINEA supported Horizon 2020 projects, and the next steps in key areas for road transport research.  pdf5 

January 19th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

CITA International Conference, Rotterdam, June 2023

RDW (The Netherlands Vehicle Authority) hosted the CITA International Conference which was held in Rotterdam on 6-8 June 2023. The theme of the Conference was “Safe and Sustainable Road Transport”. Beside the plenary sessions, with top level representatives of the most relevant stakeholders, there was an opportunity to attend different split sessions: Vehicle compliance in Low and Middle Income Countries, new technologies and data management, environmental protection, corporate Members’ presentations, inspection procedures and methods, electric Vehicle & New transport modes, the Roadworthiness Package, vehicle approval.  

January 19th, 2023|Categories: Conferences|

Pedestrian safety attitudes and self-declared behaviour in Greece, December 2022

A paper titled “Pedestrian safety attitudes and self-declared behaviour in Greece” authored by Dimitris Nikolaou, Alexandros Ntontis, Eva MichelarakiApostolos Ziakopoulos and George Yannis has been published in IATSS Research. The two selected dependent variables for modelling are (i) crossing the road at places other than at a nearby (distance less than 30 m) designated pedestrian crossing and (ii) crossing the road when a pedestrian light is red. Several statistical relationships were discovered correlating these unsafe self-declared behaviours with numerous explanatory variables (and additionally five latent variables in the SEM). From the SEM, a positive statistically significant covariance of the two dependent variables was discovered, revealing that a pedestrian who will engage more frequently in crossing the road with red pedestrian light is more likely to also engage in crossing the road at places other than at a nearby pedestrian crossing.  doi

December 10th, 2022|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – EU Road Safety Results Conference, December 2022

The European Commission organised with great success the EU Road Safety Results Conference which was held as a hybrid event (in Brussels and online), on 8 December 2022. The Conference was an opportunity to engage with EU Member State authorities and all stakeholders across the road safety community. In addition, it allowed participants to exchange views and experiences on the efforts to reach Vision Zero. The EU Road Safety Results conference 2022 Presentations are now available. 

December 9th, 2022|Categories: Conferences|

ITF – Safer City Streets Meeting, Guadalajara, October 2022

The International Transport Forum (ITF) organised with great success the 7th Meeting of the Safer City Streets Network, which was held in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 18-19 October 2022. The Meeting’s agenda reflected plenty of key issues such as Monitoring Progress in Urban Road Safety – Release of new data and report and Inclusion, Equity, Gender, Sustainability and Participatory initiatives. pdf5  

November 30th, 2022|Categories: Conferences|

TNPA/IRF – 2nd International Road Safety Congress, Istanbul, November 2022

The Turkish National Police Academy – Directorate of Traffic Institute has organised with great success the 2nd International Road Safety Congress which was held in Istanbul on 17-20 November 2022. The International Road Federation (IRF Global) organised a special session on Artificial Intelligence for Safer Road Mobility in which NTUA contributed with the following presentation:

November 24th, 2022|Categories: Conferences|

ITS Hellas – 8th Intelligent Transport Systems Conference, Athens, December, 2022

The Hellenic Association for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS Hellas) together with the Research University Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of NTUA, co-organised with great success the 8th ITS Hellas Conference, which took place in Athens on 7-8 December 2022.  This Conference was held under the theme “Transportation & Logistics 2022: Research. Reshape. Innovate.”, focusing on the developments in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems in Greece  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation :

November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Conferences|

NHTSA – 27th International Technical Conference on The Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV), Yokohama, 2023

The United States Department of TransportationNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in cooperation with participating ESV member countries organised the 27th International Technical Conference on The Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) which took place in Yokohama, Japan, on 3-6 April 2023. The conference was held under the theme “Enhanced and Equitable Vehicle Safety for All: Toward the next 50 years”.  

November 21st, 2022|Categories: Conferences|

VTI – Road Safety on Five Continents Conference, October 2022

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) organised with great success the Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) Conference, which was held in Grapevine, Texas, on 10-12 October 2022. The Conference aimed to be a leading source of research results and interaction in the transport area with focus on safety and health associated with road transport. Based on this theme, participants from about 20 countries joined and about 70 presentations were held, about hot topics and the latest research in the road transport area. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation :

November 20th, 2022|Categories: Conferences|

Transport Research Arena (TRA), Lisbon, November 2022

The European Commission and the Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI)  together with the European Transport Research Platforms ACARE, ALICE, CEDR, ECTP, ERRAC, ERTRAC, ETRA and Waterborne, organised with great success the Transport Research Arena Conference (TRA2022) which took place in Lisbon, on 14-17 November 2022. The pillars of the Conference were the scientific excellence, research and innovation challenges, the latest technological and industrial developments and innovative policies regarding the European Transport Research and Innovation and the cooperation of Europe with other continents.  link pdf5

NTUA actively contributed with 33 innovative presentations:

November 14th, 2022|Categories: Conferences|