AUVA – 10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work, Vienna, 2019

Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board (AUVA) organized the 10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work which took place with great success in Vienna from 23rd to 26th September 2019. The congress, focusing on the prevention of workplace accidents – WOS: Working on Safety – managed to bring together experts from all over the world in order to facilitate a high-level exchange of experience, new findings and good practice solutions. The principal topics of the congress were the Digitalization, Risk Assessment, Safety Management Systems, Vision Zero, Knowledge Transfer and Exchange and Education and Training. 

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Fatigue among private and professional drivers in Norway and Greece: examining the influence of national road safety culture

October 10th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ECTRI – BE OPEN: Open Science in Transport – Challenges and Way forward, Dublin, 2019

ECTRI is organizing the first BE OPEN event, which will take place at the 47th European Transport Conference (ETC 2019) on October 11, 2019, in Dublin, IrelandBE-OPEN is a 30-months Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action that started on 01 January 2019, and addresses the call MG-4-2-2018 Building Open Science platforms in transport research. BE OPEN aims to promote Open Science in transport research and assist in regulating and standardizing it. The overarching vision of BE OPEN is to create a common understanding on the practical impact of Open Science and to identify and put in place the mechanisms to make it a reality in transport research by the setting up and implementation of TOPOS, the Transport Observatory / fOrum for Promoting Open Science. 

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

20th International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities, Rotterdam, 2019

The 20th International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities will take place in Rotterdam, on 7-10 October 2019, under the theme: “Smart, Healthy and For everyone”. The future city needs to be able to adapt to transitions with smart urban design and new mobility solutions. Measuring walking and walkability and integrating walking into traffic/transport management tools (e.g. modelling) and decision making, can assure a smart city will always be designed on a human level. At the conference you will hear about examples of evidence, tools, measures and systems that have delivered more walking or better walkability. 

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

HELLASTRON – Modern Motorways: Prevention and Road Safety in Europe and Greece, 2019

The Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network (HELLASTRON) is organisind a Workshop on Road Safety on the occasion of the EDWARD – European Day without a Road Death 2019, which will take place on October 10, 2019, in Athens, Greece. The theme of the Workshop this year will be“The Greek motorways are changing the behaviour of the driver

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

3rd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety, Stockholm, Sweden, 2020

The 3rd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety which will be held on 19–20 February 2020, in Stockholm, Sweden will mark the conclusion of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and will be closely coordinated with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The aim of the conference is to discuss how the global targets for road safety can be developed, not the least in relation to the already existing goals for road safety in the 2030 Agenda. One important task will be to prepare a declaration focusing on global road safety efforts up to 2030. The conference will gather minister-led delegations from some eighty countries and their representatives from various sectors of society affected by road safety. In addition, representatives of business, research, organisations and relevant international institutions will attend. link

The program is available in the following link: pdf5

October 5th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

IFSTTAR – 7th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2020), Lyon, 2020

The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR) is organising the 7th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2020) under the theme “Disconnected drivers during manual, assisted, and automated driving”, which is going to take place in Lyon, France, on October 12-14, 2020. The conference topics include theory, measurement, effects, crash risks, and prevention/mitigation related to driver distraction and inattention. Moreover, DDI2020 will focus on the driver/occupant status. Participants are invited to present and discuss work covering disconnected drivers in assisted (drowsiness, out-of-the-loop, overreliance), and in autonomous vehicles (sleeping, take overs, etc). 

Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2019

September 26th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

AIIT – Transport Infrastructure and Systems Congress, Rome, 2019

The AIIT 2nd international congress on  Transport Infrastructure and Systems in a changing world “Towards a more sustainable, reliable and smarter mobility” took place with great success on 23rd – 24th September 2019, in Rome. The objective of the Congress was to promote the knowledge of the new trends of development of mobility systems and transport infrastructures. The Congress aimed at providing a forum for discussion, interactions and exchange among researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest concern transport and infrastructure engineering including traffic safety.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: pdf5 ppt5 Improving road safety knowledge in Africa through crowdsourcing: the African Road Safety Observatory

September 26th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

SAFERAFRICA – Perspectives for Road Safety in Africa Conference, Tunis, September 2019

SaferAfrica Final Conference “Results and future perspectives for road safety in Africa” took place with great success in Tunis (Tunisia) on 18th of September. Prominent international institutions, African regional and national bodies’ representatives, policymakers, researchers and civil society organizations joined the dialogue for a better road safety management throughout the Continent. The most innovative results of SaferAfrica Project are the African Road Safety Observatory and the African-European Dialogue Platform on Road Safety which has linked policymakers, donors and professionals engaged in road safety to plan and design road safety actions.   NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:  ppt5 Road Safety Knowledge and Data

September 25th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ERF – International Conference on Road Safety for Motorcyclists, Pereto, Italy, 2019

AISICO s.r.l. and ERF  jointly organized the International Conference on Road Safety for Motorcyclists that took place with great success at Pereto, Italy, on September 20, 2019. This successful event gathered more than 200 participants, with representatives from the industry, European Associations and Academics. The great variety of point of views generated a constructive dialogue and allowed to get different insights on the topic, not only technical and regulatory (like for example updates on the European Norm EN-1317), but also addressed health and biomechanical issues, thus covering a broad range of topics related to the safety of motorcyclist

September 24th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – Road Safety Commitment to Global NGOs, 2019

During the European Mobility Week 2019, the European Commission and the EU Member States handed over to Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety the commitment of halving the number of fatalities and serious injuries on European roads between 2020 and 2030, within the way forward to the Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm in February 2020.  On the occasion, Commissioner Violeta Bulc also announced an “Urban Road Safety Award” for cities, to be handed out next spring. 

September 20th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, News|

Boussias – Connected Cars Conference, Athens, 2019

Boussias Communications organized the 2019 Connected Cars Conference which took place with great success in Athens on 18th September 2019. The conference covered issues related to the major future changes coming in the field of vehicles, fleet management and transport in general, including safety.  Connected Cars Conference 2019 is set to serve as the platform for transferring the necessary know-how and information on the cutting-edge technologies that characterize the new vehicle era.  pdf5

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:  ppt5 Telematics, Big Data and Road Safety

September 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

TUM – Mobility and Transport Conference (Mobil.TUM), Munich, 2019

The Focus Area Mobility & Transportation Systems of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) organised the International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport (mobil.TUM 2019) which took place with great success on 11-12 September 2019, in Munich, Germany. The theme of the conference was Transportation Systems of the Future. Road safety was one of the key discussion areas enabling inspiration from the latest innovations and exploring new directions for shaping the future of urban mobility and safety.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

September 14th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

IRF World Road Statistics 2019

Since 55 years, the  International Road Federation (IRF) World Road Statistics (WRS) continue to be the major comprehensive, universal source of statistical data on road networks, traffic and inland transport, including traffic accidents. This year the WRS 2019 (data 2012-2017) features more than 205 countries, with data on over 45 road related topics, with the active contribution of NTUA for the Greek data. There is highest response rate in years, covering more countries than ever before and a brand new design and layout. 

September 9th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Data|

ICORSI – Globalising Vision Zero: Generating Scientific Evidence for the Road Ahead, Stockholm, 2020

The ICoRSI International Symposium on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users  will be co-sponsoring a Workshop on “Globalising Vision Zero: Generating Scientific Evidence for the Road Ahead” on 18th February 2020 in Stockholm (A Pre-Conference event on the occasion of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety).  At this event ICoRSI in association with Campbell Collaboration will present for discussion an Evidence and Gap Map for road safety interventions worldwide. This work will enable future research and discussions to be based on approaches and interventions which science shows can be effective in different parts of the world.  pdf5

September 8th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC – EU Road Safety Exchange Event, Brussels, 2019

Reducing the road safety performance gap between EU Member States and offering high levels of safety on all European roads is one of the most important objectives of the European Commission in the area of transport. The EU Road Safety Exchange project wants to help reduce this gap through the exchange of knowledge and experience on effective road safety measures. The project will develop partnerships between road safety professionals in different European countries and help address their specific road safety challenges through twinning activities. On 9 October 2019, a high level event in Brussels will mark the official launch of the project

September 8th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ERTRAC – Road Safety R&I Workshop: from Challenges to Solutions – the Way forward, 2019

ERTRAC in the framework of the FUTURE-RADAR project is organizing a workshop titled: Road Safety R&I Workshop: from Challenges to Solutions – the Way forward, which will take place in Brussels on 15 November 2019. What is the European Commission’s perception of the safety situation on European roads? What is European R&I contributing to make our roads safer? Which safety research is needed in the coming years to overcome the challenges ahead of us and cover remaining “white spots”? How can a good coverage of road safety R&I needs be ensured in Horizon Europe? These are just some of the questions that will be discussed at this Road Safety Workshop, organized by the Working Group Road Transport Safety & Security of ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council. 

September 4th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

HITE/HIT – Transport and Tourism Workshop, Rhodes, 2019

The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) in collaboration with the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH), organized a workshop entitled “Transport and Tourism” which took place with great success on Wednesday, September 4th 2019, in Rhodes Island, under the auspices of the South Aegean Region. Through a dialogue between stakeholders of transport and tourism, the workshop explored how the transport sector can be promoted in relation to tourism (and vice-versa), so that the Greek touristic destinations can provide safe and high standard transport services and infrastructures, also taking advantage of the technological developments in the field.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Tourism and Road Accidents in Greece

September 4th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

22nd International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) Conference, Edmonton, 2019

The City of Edmonton’s Traffic Safety section organized the 22nd International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) Conference, which was held with great success in Edmonton, Canada, on 18-21 August 2019. This multi-disciplinary conference brought together experts from public health and road safety, traffic and transport psychology, public health, law, medicine, economics, law enforcement, public policy, education, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic science, human factors, and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.  video

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 BAC Per Se Laws: Are they Related to Drivers’ Perceived Attitude, Acceptability, and Behaviors regarding DUI?

September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

UK Department of Transport – International Road Safety Conference, London, 2019

The UK Department for Transport is organizing an International Road Safety Conference which will take place in London on 3-4 September 2019. The International Road Safety Conference will bring together Ministers, road safety experts and private sector representatives from across the globe. The two day event will focus on collaborative learning, with key topics to be discussed including Vision Zero, the Safe Systems Approach, and a focus on technology and innovation. 

August 5th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

FEHRL – Road Infrastructure Research Workshop, Athens, 2019

FEHRL Infrastructure Research Workshop took place with great success on 18 July 2019 in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Athens, Greece. The key-note speech concerned: “On-Ramp to innovation: Let’s co-create together our future transport infrastructure“ and it coincides with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of FEHRL. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering

July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

Tongji University – 7th International Symposium on Transportation Safety, Shanghai, 2019

Tongji University organized the “7th International Symposium on Transportation Safety” which took place with great success on 09-10 July 2019, in Shanghai. The Symposium focused on innovations promoting the development of traffic management methods and technologies, and brought together some of the world-leading experts in road safety and traffic modeling, who presented their work on the utilization of big data, cloud computing, statistical modeling, safety surrogate measures, and artificial intelligence. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Advanced Safety Modeling and Management Platform

July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

EAN – 5th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology, Oslo 2019

The 5th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN2019) took place with great success in Oslo, on 29 June – 02 July. More than 6.000 participants from more than 100 countries attended with an overwhelmingly positive feedback in several Symposia, Teaching Courses, Focused Workshops, Hands-on Courses, and Interactive Sessions. Some sessions concerned cognitive impairment and road safety  in which NTUA contributed actively with the following presentations:

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

TISPOL / EC – EDWARD – European Day without a Road Death 2019

The European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) together with the European Commission DG Move Road Safety Unit have launched the project EDWARD – the European Day Without A Road Death 2019. This year the European Day without a Road Death will take place on Thursday 26 September 2019. Several events, initiatives and promotional activity right across Europe will take place. Moreover, in the EDWARD website lots of new resources can be found, artwork can be downloaded (including images and Infographics), a countdown timer to the day itself, an interactive map and a brand new pledge to sign. link 

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ESRA – Road Users Attitudes Worldwide Symposium, Brussels, 2019

The ESRA Consortium with the support of the Forum of European Road Safety Institutes (FERSI) organised the 2nd ESRA Symposium on Road Users Attitudes Worldwide, which took place with great success in Brussels, on 18 June 2019. New highly interesting results from the ESRA2 Global Survey on Road Users Attitudes, collected at the end of 2018, were showcased, namely thematic reports on speeding, mobile phone use and fatigue together with 32 country fact sheets . NTUA contributed actively with the following presentations:

June 25th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC – 13th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report, Brussels, 2019

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) published the 13th edition of PIN Annual Report pdf5, with the active contribution of NTUA, presented at the 2019 Annual PIN Conference which took place with great success on 19 June, 2019 in Brussels. According to this PIN Report, the new European figures show that the number of persons killed last year fell by just 1% and the EU target to cut road deaths in half over the decade to 2020 looks well out of reach.

Ireland was the winner of this year’s ETSC Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) award, being the second safest EU Member State in 2018, in terms of road mortality (road deaths per million inhabitants) and having moved up five places in the ranking of EU countries since 2010 when it held the 7th place. pdf5 

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Data, Knowledge|

Levitate Newsletter – Societal Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles, 2019

The 1st newsletter of the Horizon 2020 project Levitate was recently released highlighting the key activities of the first 6 months of the project. It contains an inspiring interview with Rune Elvik, Senior research officer at TØI, suggesting that any progress in Connected and Automated Transport cannot eliminate the human factor. Furthermore, it highlights the results from the first Workshop of the Levitate Stakeholder Group in Gothenburg on May 2019 and of the respective presentation of Levitate project at the scientific Workshop organized by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) on ‘Digitalisation and Road Safety Research’ in Athens on May 2019. 

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Knowledge|

EC/HMT – EU Road Safety Exchange Meeting, Athens, 2019

The European Commission – DG Move and the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport organised the kick-off meeting of the project ‘EU Road Safety Exchange’ which took place with great success in Athens, on 10 June 2019. ‘EU Road Safety Exchange’ is a three-year twinning project (2019-2021) that supports improved institutional capacity and exchange of knowledge and best practice on road safety topics between EU Member States. The objective of this project is to reduce the overall number of road deaths and serious injuries on EU roads and help close the road safety gap between EU Member States by providing support to those with the highest potential to make significant improvements.  NTUA actively contributed at the kick-off meeting with the following presentation: ppt5 Motorcycle Safety in Greece

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Tampa, 2020

The 2020 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities will be held on March 15-17 in Tampa, Florida. The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of traffic safety and public health professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research and policy initiatives that are proven to work. 

June 14th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

TTU – Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region, Tallinn, 2019

Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) is organising the 2nd Conference “Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region 2019” which is going to take place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 4 – 5 December 2019. This conference is a fantastic opportunity for academicians and practitioners to meet and exchange experiences and to learn from the best within road safety including policy, road infrastructure, behavioural aspects and human factors, innovations of vehicles and transportation modes, individual, organizational and political aspects of road safety.

June 14th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

Transport Research Arena, Helsinki, 2020

The next edition of the Transport Research Arena Conference (TRA 2020) organised by the European Commisison and the European transport research platforms (ACARE, ALICE, CEDR, ECTP, ERRAC, ERTRAC, ETRA, Waterborne), will take place in Helsinki, Finland from 26-30th April 2020, themed “Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility”. Since 2006, TRA is the major European bi-annual transport research event bringing together experts, authorities, industry and all stakeholders to discuss on the newest innovations and the future of mobility and transport and to foster a Europe-wide transformation in all transport modes. 

  • Submissions for the Journal Track (full papers) until the 16th of June
  • Submissions for the Conference track (short papers) until the 30th of June
June 7th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

VSV – European Road Safety Summer School, Mechelen, 2019

Vlaamse Stichting Verkeerskunde (VSV) in cooperation with Flanders, Road Safety GB, UHasselt, ETSC and Polis are organising a European Road Safety Summer School which will take place in Mechelen, Belgium, on 26-30 August 2019, targeting road safety professionals. The schedule of the Summer School for these 5 days includes key topics on: a) road safety vision and strategy, b) education, awareness raising and infrastructure, c) technologies, enforcement and integrated policy, d) technical site visits. 

June 6th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

WCTRS – World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai, 2019

The 15th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) which was organized by the WCTRS and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) took place with great success on 26-31 May, 2019 at Mumbai, India. For the last 40 years, WCTR has been organised every three years by the WCTR Society. WCTR allowed sharing cutting-edge research and advanced state-of-practice and provided a unique opportunity for experts to exchange ideas in all areas of transport research including Traffic Safety Analysis and Policy (C4 Special Interest Group).   NTUA contributed with nine presentations:

June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – Digitalisation and Road Safety Research Workshop, Athens 2019

NTUA within the framework of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week organized a Scientific Workshop titled “Digitalisation and Road Safety Research” which took place with great success on 17 May 2019 in Athens. This Workshop attempted to shed light into the role and the challenges of digitalisation on road safety, through an intensive flow of state-of-the-art presentations of key NTUA road safety research projects and a vivid Expert Panel discussion on new perspectives and horizons of road safety in the digital era in Europe and worldwide. pdf5  Workshop presentations concerned:

  1. ppt5  The NTUA Road Safety Observatory – Nrso
  2. ppt5  Driver needs and behaviour in automated traffic – Drive2theFuture
  3. ppt5  Societal impacts of connected and automated vehicles – Levitate
  4. ppt5  Smartphone exploitation for event spatial analysis & mapping-Sesame
  5. ppt5  Data science techniques for driving behaviour evaluation – OSeven
  6. ppt5  Smartphone applications for driver safety behaviour support – BeSmart
  7. ppt5  Driver-vehicle-environment interactions and safety tolerance – i-Dreams
  8. ppt5  The African Road Safety Observatory – SaferAfrica
  9. ppt5  The road safety center of Saudi Arabia– RscKsa
  10. ppt5  Measuring risk exposure in Ireland – IrlExpo
  11. ppt5  Open science in road safety – BeOpen
  12. ppt5  Big data for road safety – ForSafety
  13. ppt5  Monitoring road safety culture – SafeCulture
  14. ppt5  Monitoring road safety attitudes globally – Esra
  15. ppt5  Cycling under the influence of alcohol and drugs – Velivr
  16. ppt5  Safety skills of future transportation professionals – Skillful
  17. ppt5  Actions to improve drivers’ safety behavior – SafeBehave
  18. ppt5  Economic analysis of road infrastructure safety projects – EibCba
  19. ppt5  Modelling crash modification factors globally – i-safemodels
  20. ppt5  Safety implications from electromobility – e-mopoli

 Panel Discussion

May 17th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

CITA – The future of transport: The challenge of new technologies for road safety, Brussels, 2019

The International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), under the patronage of Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, organized an event under the theme: “The future of transport: The challenge of new technologies for road safety“. The event took place with great success in Brussels, Belgium, on 16 May 2019, at Autoworld: Parc du Cinquantenaire. Without doubt vehicle safety is one of the key pillars of an integrated EU road safety strategy. A discussion was made on how to improve road safety and the challenges for the testing and certification of new technologies and components, in order to make them safe and secure during the complete life cycle.

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and ITS (VEHITS), Heraklion 2019

The 5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) took place with great success in Heraklion, Crete, on 3-5 May 2019. The purpose of VEHITS 2019 was to bring together engineers, researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems. This conference focused on innovative applications, tools and platforms in all technology areas such as signal processing, wireless communications, informatics and electronics, related to different kinds of vehicles, including cars, off-road vehicles, trains, ships, underwater vehicles, or flying machines, and the intelligent transportation systems that connect and manage large numbers of vehicles, not only in the context of smart cities but in many other application domains. 

May 6th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

28th Meeting of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD), Paris, 2019

The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF) organised a Meeting in Paris, France, on 2 April 2019, in which the latest international road safety developments were discussed. NTUA contributed actively with the following  presentation:

May 5th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC – REVIVE Conference: Identifying good practice in emergency response in Europe, 2019

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is organizing the REVIVE Conference which will take place in Brussels, on 18 June 2019. This conference will bring together road safety practitioners and legislators, and those working in the fire and rescue and emergency medical systems. It will provide an opportunity to learn more about the work of the REVIVE project and to discuss good practice in the emergency response across Europe. The aim of the REVIVE project is to map Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Rescue and Fire Service (RFS) practices in the EU28 and raise the profile of both EMS and RFS on the national and European political agendas.  

May 5th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

4th SaferAfrica Dialogue Platform Workshop, Brussels, 2019

The 4th SaferAfrica Dialogue Platform Workshop took place with great success in Brussels, Belgium, on 4th of April 2019. After the previous workshops in Marrakech, (Morocco, November 2017), Athens, (Greece, April 2018) and Abidjan, (Ivory Coast, November 2018), this workshop focused on SaferAfrica Overview and current activities, the Road Safety Observatories and Capacity Building in Africa. The SaferAfrica partners, the members of the Management Board and African Stakeholders coming from Cameroon, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia have contributed actively to the discussion n the future of road safety in Africa.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: pdf5 The SaferAfrica African Road Safety Observatory

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

Sixth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Road Safety Organizations – Chania, Greece, 2019

The Sixth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims took place with great success in Chania, Crete, Greece, from 8–13 April 2019, attended by 270 participants including NGOs and road safety stakeholders from 76 countries around the world. Highlights included workshops, training, the poster exhibition opened by Jean Todt, the High-Level Symposium, the FedEx Road Safety Award, photo exhibition, the preparations for UN Global Road Safety Week and the Third Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden 2020.  The NGOs Road Safety Declaration is available here: 

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: pdf5 International Tourism and Road Safety in Greece

 

April 25th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ERTRAC – Annual Conference Road Transport Research towards “Horizon Europe”, Brussels, 2019

ERTRAC organised the Annual Conference 2019: Road Transport Research towards “Horizon Europe” which took place with great success in Brussels, on 4 April 2019. The conference was dedicated to the preparation of the 9th Research Framework Programme “Horizon Europe”: which place for Road Transport Research and which key research challenges? Three new Roadmaps were presented and distributed: on “Connected Automated Driving“, on “Road Safety“, and on “Long Distance Freight Transport. The event included an exhibition showcasing some examples of innovation in the automotive and mobility sector. 

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

FEHRL – Infrastructure Research Meeting (FIRM19), Brussels, 2019

The FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2019 (FIRM19) took place with great success on 26-28 March 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The theme was “On-Ramp to innovation: Let’s co-create together our future transport infrastructure“ and it coincides with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of FEHRL. The main stakeholders (ECCEDRPIARCERTRACECTP) outlined the vision for the future cross-modal transport infrastructure and its implementation plan. 

FEHRL 30th anniversary video: 

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

EPTS – 17th European Transport Conference, Bratislava, 2019

The European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS) is oganising the 17th International Conference – ETC 2019 which will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 13-14 June 2019. Since its first meeting in 2001 in Vienna the purpose of EPTS is the enhancement of the dialogue between politics, science and economy in the field of European transport. This is to be accomplished by organising scientific events, encouraging the exchange of opinions and experiences, joint PR efforts, the enhancement of scientific research and continuing education, cooperation with other scientific institutions and support of young scientists, especially through the Young Forum of European Transport Sciences (YFE). 

 

April 11th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

RADAR – Road Safety Expert Group Meeting, Ljubljana, 2019

On March 27, 2019 in Ljubljana, the Interreg funded RADAR project organised the first Road Safety Expert Group meeting focusing on Safer Roads Investment Plans. Special emphasis was given into optimisation of using limited road investment and road safety investment funds, by supporting most cost-benefit effective engineering solutions at the most appropriate locations / road sections.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Key points for Road Sections Safety in Greece

March 27th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

IRCOBI – International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference, Florence, 2019

The 2019 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 11-13 September 2019. The focus of IRCOBI is on the avoidance and reduction of the severity of traffic accidents, with special emphasis on advanced safety technologies and the biomechanics of injury. 

March 27th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

Romanian EU Presidency – International Road Safety Conference, Bucharest, 2019

The Romanian EU Presidency, the Ministry of Transport of Romania and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised the International Road Safety Conference with great success in Bucharest on 20-21 March, 2019. Special focus was given on promoting and accelerating the implementation of effective road safety solutions, including digitalisation and innovation, reduction of serious injuries, speed management and infrastructure safety NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Progress in MAIS3+ Serious Injuries Data Collection

March 27th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

32nd ICTCT Conference, Warsaw, 2019

The 32nd ICTCT conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 24-25th October 2019, under the main topic “Vision zero for traffic fatalities and serious injuries – research questions and challenges”.  ICTCT approaches safety as an integral part of the wider road traffic system, envisaging all transport modes with a specific emphasis on vulnerable road users. The Abstract submission deadline is set for 31 May 2019. 

March 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

RSA Annual Conference International Best Practice in Road Safety Strategy Development, Dublin 2019

The Road Safety Authority of Ireland (RSA) is organising the Annual Conference under the theme “International Best Practice in Road Safety Strategy Development” which will take place in Dublin on 13 June 2019. This year’s conference will look at international developments and the benefits of a strategic approach to road safety. The speakers will share their expertise and experiences in the development of best practice in road safety strategy formulation and performance measures. The speakers will be from a variety of backgrounds including operational, academic and policy development. The Conference will be a precursor to the development of the next Government Road Safety Strategy.

March 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

47th International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, New York, 2019

The International Neuropsychological Society organised the 47th Annual Meeting which took place with great success in New York from February 20-23, 2019. The topics of the Meeting included clinical neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychiatry and internationally renowned, innovative, and pioneering scientists and clinicians from multiple disciplines gave very interesting presentations. NTUA actively contributed with the following interdisciplinary presentation merging two scientific domains – neuroscience and road safety:

March 12th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

Saudi Arabia Traffic Safety Conference, Riyadh, 2019

The Saudi Arabia General Directorate of Traffic organized the Traffic Safety Conference (TSC 2019) which took place with great success in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 11-13 March 2019. The theme of the conference was “Enhancement of Traffic Safety” which is one of the main objectives of Saudi National Transformation Program 2020 and in line with Saudi Vision 2030: an ambitious Nation by reaching high standards in safe driving.   NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Traffic Safety in the European Union

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

8th International Conference Road Safety in Local Community, Banja Luka, 2019

Every year Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), loses many valuable human lives and incurs enormous economic costs caused by road accidents. The Traffic Safety Agency of Republic of Srpska in cooperation with the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) are organizing the 8th International Conference Road Safety in Local Community, which will take place in Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska on 24-25 October 2019 aiming to constantly strengthen and develop capacities at the local level and create groups of road safety experts who will have enough enthusiasm, courage and will to fight with this problem facing the country.  pdf5

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

HUMANIST Summer School 2019 on Human Factors issues linked to the autonomous car challenge, Lyon, 2019

HUMANIST is organising “HUMANIST Summer School 2019“, which is going to be held in Lyon, France on 9-11 July 2019. The Humanist Summer School 2019 will provide good insight into research in the area of Human Factors issues linked to the autonomous car challenge. The Summer School is a meeting place for Young and Senior Researchers, PhD or Professionals and offers plenty of opportunities to interact. 

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

30th POLIS Conference – Brussels, 2019

The 2019 Polis Conference will take place on 27 and 28 November 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, organised by POLIS, the European Cities Network, celebrating the network’s 30th anniversary. The conference will provide an opportunity for cities, metropolitan areas and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of local and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. Modern road safety problems and solutions in urban areas constitute a key focus area of the Conference.

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

7th international conference New Horizons of Transport and Communications, Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019

The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering Doboj, University of East Sarajevo, is organizing the 7th international conference New Horizons of Transport and Communications, which will be held on November 29-30, 2019 in Doboj, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of East Sarajevo. Conference attendees will have the chance to present their work on current traffic policy, sustainability and development strategy in the field of transport and traffic engineering, examples of good practice worldwide, solutions of respective problems in transport, scientific results, new models of technology and other achievements. 

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

MUARC – 8th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research, Melbourne, 2019

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) is organizing the 8th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research (NDRS 2019) which will be held in Melbourne, Australia on August 13-14, 2019. The 8th International Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium will provide with an overview of international naturalistic driving and riding studies and insight into the next generation of this type of studies, in addition to the opportunity to interact with panelists to discuss naturalistic driving in their respective countries. 

Abstracts due to April 5, 2019

February 20th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

NHTSA – 26th International Technical Conference on The Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV), Eindhoven, 2019

The United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in cooperation with participating ESV member countries are organizing the 26th International Technical Conference on The Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) which will take place in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on June 10-13, 2019. ESV provide opportunities to share innovative advances in motor vehicle safety and encourage international cooperation. 

Abstract submission is due to 8 March 2019.

February 17th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS), Vienna, 2019

The 10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2019) will take place in Vienna on 23-26 September 2019. The congress, focusing on the prevention of workplace accidents – WOS: Working on Safety – aims at bringing together experts from all over the world in order to facilitate a high-level exchange of experience, new findings and good practice solutions. The congress will be an excellent occasion for representatives of H&S organizations, labour inspectors, safety professionals, researchers, policy makers, labour administrators and other experts to broaden the personal prevention horizon and to get in touch with experts from other countries and other safety-cultures. 

February 17th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ASECAP/HELLASTRON – Modern Motorways: Prevention and Road Safety in Europe and Greece, 2018

The European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP), supported by the Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network (HELLASTRON), organised a Press Conference on Road Safety on the occasion of the EDWARD – European Day without a Road Death 2018, which took place with great success on September 19, 2018. The theme was “Modern motorways: Prevention and Road Safety in Europe and Greece” and Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: “I am glad to see such an engaging and dedicated contribution of Greece to the third European Day Without A Road Death (EDWARD) taking place this year on 19 September during the European Mobility Week. Thank you GREECE and all involved!”. 

February 1st, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

AET – 47th European Transport Conference, Dublin 2019

The Association for European Transport is organising the 47th European Transport Conference, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on 9-11 October 2019. The European Transport Conference (ETC) is the annual conference of the Association for European Transport. Each year the conference presents the opportunity to interact with a range of speakers across the Transport Industry, including several Road Safety Topics. The range of topics, the multi-seminar approach and the networking environment makes ETC unique among transport conferences, making it the established premier event of its type.  pdf5

January 26th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

Universita Degli Studi di Brescia – Living and Walking in Cities Conference, Brescia, 2019

The Living and Walking in Cities Conference, organised by the Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics of Universita Degli Studi di Brescia, now in its 24rd edition, will be held in Brescia, on 12-13 September 2019. This Conference traditionally looks at different themes concerning the quality of life in urban areas and the goal of this event is to gather researchers, road users, administrators, technicians, city representatives and experts aiming to discuss problems that affect the safety of pedestrians in the city, especially of children and persons with reduced mobility. The conference covers international issues, national and local policies and the implementation of projects at the local level. 

January 20th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ISHGD – International Symposium for Highway Geometric Design, Amsterdam, 2020

The next International Symposium for Highway Geometric Design will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 28 June – 1 July, 2020. Held every five years, the Symposium aims to encourage the continuous improvement of highway geometric design. This event focuses on the latest breakthrough practices relating to highway engineering in their different life phases, including daily operational effects and safe highway designs. Traditionally, the ISHGD Symposium consists of informative podium sessions on a range of geometric design issues from around the world, combined with country reports featuring recent local developments in road design, policy and practices, technical software demos, design and research products and technical tours of local highway design and construction practices. 

Abstract submissions due to 30th April 2019.

January 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

98th TRB Annual Meeting – Washington, 2019

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting was held with great success in Washington, D.C., on 13-17 January 2019. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future  NTUA road safety presentations concerned:

January 18th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

47th Annual ASECAP Conference, Messinia, Greece

The 47th Annual ASECAP Conference (known as 47th ASECAP Information Days) will take place on 29-31 May, 2019 in Costa Navarino, Messinia, in southwestern Peloponnese in Greece. Given the disruptive nature of the technological developments of the last 10 years and the trends foreseen which will dramatically impact mobility, ASECAP’s Technical Program Committee is issuing an Open Invitation for Presentations in order to attract presenters in the very wide field of Development, Financing, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Motorways and all related mobility fields and activities. 

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Conferences|

ITS Hellas – 4th Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Athens, 2018

The 4th Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems and related developments in Greece, which was organised by ITS Hellas, took place with great success in Athens, on 18-19 December 2018. The aim of the conference was to discuss the broad deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as a tool to achieve economic growth and prosperity and ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of transport for the benefit of the respective industry, the end-users and the environment.  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:  ppt5 Telematics for Safe, Green and Smart Driving: The BeSmart Project

December 19th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

HITE / HIT – 9th International Congress on Transport Research (ICTR), Athens, 2019

The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (H.I.T.) are co-organizing the 9th International Congress on Transport Research (ICTR), which will be held on 24-25 October 2019, in Athens, Greece. The spotlight theme of the 2019 Congress is: “Transportation 4.0: The Smart Evolution”. ICTR 2019 will host innovative research and development work in the field of transportation systems, operations and infrastructures, in Greece and abroad. 

December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

46th Annual Meeting International Neuropshychological Society, Washington, 2018

The International Neuropsychological Society organised the 46th Annual Meeting which took place with great success in Washington, DC from February 14-17, 2018. The topics of the Meeting include clinical neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychiatry and internationally renowned, innovative, and pioneering scientists and clinicians from multiple disciplines gave very interesting presentations. NTUA actively contributed with the following interdisciplinary presentation merging two scientific domains – neuroscience and road safetyppt5  Predictors of Accidents in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Mild Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Controls in Simulated Driving

The online program of the meeting is available: pdf5

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

UNECE – National Road Safety Policy Development – Trends and Challenges, Tbilisi, 2018

UNECE and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia organised a Workshop titled: “National Road Safety Policy development – trends and challenges| which was held with great success in Tbilisi, Georgia on 13-14 November 2018. The aim of the workshop was to strengthen the knowledge of Central Asia, Caucasus and East-Europe countries on how to define national road safety policy and improve road safety situation. As such, the workshop helped participants to better understand international and regional best practices on road safety management, collection and utilization of robust and reliable road safety statistics and tools (SafeFITS, and RSPR) and methodologies for setting up road safety strategic goals. pdf5  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

WHO – 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Bangkok, 2018

The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2018) took place with great success on 5-7 November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference was hosted by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, and co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEM) and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion brought together over 1000 of the world’s leading researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and activists to share information and experiences and to discuss solutions. Conference major theme was “Advancing injury and violence prevention towards SDGs”. 

November 21st, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

KFV/ETSC – Road Safety 2020+ The Future of Safe EU Road Transport, 2018

The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised a high level road safety conference which took place with great success in Vienna on 13 November 2018.  The conference featured a high level panel debate “Road safety 2020+: Challenges in Human Factors, Vehicles and Infrastructure”. Conference participants discussed priority measures and actions of the upcoming EU and national road safety strategies with politicians, experts, researchers, NGOs and representatives of the EU institutions. link

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

Institute of Public Health – Workshop on Road Accidents, Athens, 2018

The American College of Greece – Institute of Public Health organized with great success a workshop on “Road Accidents and Safe Traffic Behaviour: Are they prevented or are they just cured?” on 14 November 2018 in Athens, Greece, with key note speakers NTUA Professor George Yannis and NKUA Em.Professor George Baltopoulos. pdf5

NTUA’s presentation concerned:  ppt5  Road Accidents, Traffic Behaviour and Safety

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

Ethos Events – 2nd Auto Forum “Change your car!”, 2018

Ethos Events in collaboration with the financial and business portal banks.com.gr and the magazine CHRIMA organized with great success the 2nd Auto Forum titled: “Change your car!” on 7 November 2018 in Athens. The focus was on the latest technological advances in the field of passive safety in the automotive sector and the need for consumers to understand the potential of the new technology in order to “escape” untouchable or at least slightly injured after a violent collision caused by a traffic accident. 

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 The Road to Traffic Automation

November 10th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, Singapore, 2019

Under the theme “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities“, 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, the world’s leading transport technology congress, will arrive at the shores of Singapore from 21 – 25 October 2019, organized by Land Transport Authority (LTA)Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) and co-hosted by ERTICO – ITS Europe together with ITS America,  ITS Asia. With a comprehensive format of plenary and interactive sessions, as well as a dynamic exhibition with technical demonstrations and tours, the World Congress 2019 will be an opportunity for our sponsors and partners to network, discuss and share ground-breaking transport technology, and forge mutually beneficial partnerships to further unleash the power of ITS.  twitter

November 5th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

RSS2019 – Road Safety and Simulation International Conference, Iowa, 2019

The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) of the University of Iowa is organizing the Road Safety & Simulation International Conference 2019 (RSS2019) which will be held on 14-17 October 2019 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. The conference theme focuses on Transformations in Transportation, and conference topics include, but are not limited to: Automated Vehicles Technology, Connected Vehicles Technology, Vulnerable Road Users, Roadway Infrastructure Design, and Distributed Simulation Technology. 

November 5th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

27th Meeting of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD), Belgrade, 2018

The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF) organised a Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, on 17-18 October 2018, in which the latest international road safety developments were discussed.  NTUA contributed actively with 3 presentations:

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Knowledge|

8th International Cycling Safety Conference, Brisbane, 2019

The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) is organizing the 8th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC2019) which is going to be held in Brisbane, Australia, on 18-20 November 2019. 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 or safety solutions. The conference facilitates interaction between participants and offers a premium forum to share scientific results and ideas, and favours networking in the cycling safety community. 

Submission deadline: 22 February 2019

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

UN Fifth Global Road Safety Week 2019

The UN Road Safety Collaboration is organizing the global campaign for the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week, 6-12 May 2019, under the theme “leadership for road safety”. The goal of the global road safety week, is to generate a demand from the public and the civil society to generate demands for strong leadership for road safety, especially around concrete, evidence-based interventions which will save lives and to inspire leaders to take action by showcasing examples of strong leadership for road safety within governments, international agencies, NGOs, foundations, schools and universities, and private companies. link

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Knowledge|

ETSS/AROSO/PRI/IRF – Safer Roads & Mobility Conference, Abu Dhabi, 2018

The Emirati Traffic Safety Society (ETSS) along with the Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prevention Routière Internationale (PRI) and the International Road Federation (Geneva, Switzerland) co-organized an International Conference on: “Safer Roads & Mobility” which was held with great success in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 24 – 25th, October, 2018. The conference program focused specifically on Pillar II “Safer Roads and Mobility” of the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) due to its sensitive impact on reducing road traffic fatalities.  pdf5

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Critical Safety Choices in Urban Mobility Policies

 

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

31st ICTCT Conference, Porto, 2018

The 31st ICTCT conference was held with great success in Porto, Portugal on 25-26th October 2018, under the main topic “On the track of future urban mobility: safety, human factors and technology”. The conference was organised in close co-operation with the Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal. The objective of the conference was to support the understanding of future trends in urban mobility and their implications for the safety of all road users. 

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Road Safety and Automation

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

ERF/IRF Global – European Road Conference “Corridors for Shared Prosperity”, Dubrovnik, 2018

The European Union Road Federation (ERF) together with IRF Global and the support of NTUA, organised the European Road Conference “Corridors for Shared Prosperity”, which took place with great success in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 22-24 October 2018. This conference offered an essential platform to deepen the understanding of these challenges, widen the engagement framework with regional road stakeholders, and achieve consensus on key policy, investment and planning measures

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

AET – 46th European Transport Conference, Dublin 2018

The Association for European Transport organised the 46th European Transport Conference, which took place with great success in Dublin, Ireland, on 10-12 October, 2018.  The European Transport Conference (ETC) is the annual conference of the Association for European Transport. Each year the conference presents the opportunity to interact with a range of speakers across the Transport Industry, including several Road Safety Topics. The range of topics, the multi-seminar approach and the networking environment makes ETC unique among transport conferences, making it the established premier event of its type. 

October 24th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

7th International Conference Road Safety in Local Community, Banja Luca, 2018

Every year Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, loses many valuable human lives and incurs enormous economic costs caused by road accidents. The Traffic Safety Agency of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organized the 7th International Conference Road Safety in Local Community, which took place with great success in Banja Luca, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 25-26 October 2018 aiming to constantly strengthen and develop capacities at the local level and create groups of road safety experts who will have enough enthusiasm, courage and will to fight with this problem facing the country.  pdf5

October 24th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

SAFER – 6th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gothenburg, 2018

The 6th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2018) was held with great success in Gothenburg, Sweden, during October 15-17, 2018. Nearly 190 delegates from 26 countries attended DDI2018  which is a record number of delegates. The conference was hosted and co-organised by the SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers in Sweden, the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), and the Australian Road Research Group (ARRB). The conference’s theme was “Driver engagement during assisted driving” and a majority of the research results gave new valuable knowledge about how self-propelled vehicles should be designed to enable drivers to handle them. 

DDI2018 proceedings are available: 

October 20th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

8th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), Budapest, 2019

The 8th conference of European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART) will take place in Budapest on 4-6 September 2019. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), and will cover relevant areas of transportation research with specific focus on methods, models and planning of transport systems. The aim of the conference is to connect researchers in transport modeling, transport economics and transport policy with advanced practice. Bringing together leading experts and promising young researchers, the symposium offers an opportunity for scientific discussion and interaction in relatively small groups. The conference will be accompanied by social events, and a summer school intended for PhD students the day before the symposium. link

Short paper submission deadline: 15th February 2019

October 18th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

7th International Cycling Safety Conference, Barcelona, 2018

The 7th Annual International Cycling Safety Conference, organised by Chalmers, TNO, SWOV, and TU Delft took place with great success in Barcelona, Spain, on 10-11 October 2018. 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 or safety solutions. The conference facilitates interaction between participants and offers a premium forum to share scientific results and ideas, and favours networking in the cycling safety community

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

NETS – Annual Conference of Employers for Traffic Safety, Frisko, USA, 2018

2018 NETS’ Strength in numbers Annual Conference took place in Frisco, Texas on October 10 & 11, 2018. The conference convenes each year to review the results of NETS’ annual Strength in numbers Fleet Safety Benchmark Report, as well as to hear about featured road safety case studies, new research, emerging issues, and projects that are underway. This year the conference include: keynote presentations by industry leaders, road safety case studies, new research & technology solutions, emerging issues, ongoing projects, 2017 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report, opportunity to network with other road safety professionals. 

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

HITE/University of Thessaly – 7th Pan-hellenic Road Safety Conference, Larissa 2018

The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly co-organized the 7th pan-Hellenic Road Safety Conference, which was held with great success in Larissa, Greece on October 11-12, 2018. The main objectives of the Conference were to investigate and evaluate the level of road safety in Greece, as well as the efforts and innovations that are designed and implemented to improve road safety of drivers, vehicles and pedestrians in the Greek road network.  pdf5   NTUA contributed actively with the following 12 presentations (full papers with review and presentation):

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

TISPOL Conference, Expanding our Horizons, Manchester, 2018

The 2018 TISPOL Conference “Expanding our Horizons” organised by the European Traffic Police Network was held with great success on 9-10 October 2018, in Manchester. The 2018 theme was ‘Expanding our Horizons’ – giving the opportunity to discuss who are the right partners for long-term success in reducing death and serious injury on the roads of Europe. The participants had the opportunity to showcase a selection of innovative work in road safety enforcement, as well as presenting a special discussion and debate on the future direction for Project EDWARD, our ‘European Day Without A Road Death’

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

InDeV, PROSPECT, XCYCLE – Final Event on Traffic Safety of Vulnerable Road Users, 2018

The final event of the three Horizon 2020 projects InDeV, PROSPECT and XCYCLE took place on October 12th 2018 at Applus+ IDIADA, 70 km south of the city of Barcelona. At this one-day event, results of these three projects on traffic safety analysis and integrated approach towards better protection of vulnerable road users were presented. Participants also had the opportunity to see live demonstrations that were performed. link

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

1st African Road Safety Forum, Marrakesh, 13-15 November

Comité National de Prévention des Accidents de la Circulation and SSATP are organizing the 1st African Road Safety Forum which is going to take place on 13-15 November 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco. The main objective is to bring road safety to the political attention of the African continent to achieve the goals of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda and to promote international cooperation in the field of road safety and sustainable mobility. link

September 30th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

25th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Copenhagen, 2018

The 25th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe together with ITS America,  ITS Asia took place with great success in Copenhagen, on 17-21 September 2018. The Congress provided the ideal opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, discuss and make the necessary contacts to move initiatives forward and to develop their business by exhibiting and demonstrating state of the art ITS solutions. The Congress also showcased the latest ITS achievements, and can help increase awareness of ITS in the Host region itself.  twitter

The ITS Congress consist of three main areas:

  • Congress programme sessions and presentations of the latest developments in ITS
  • Demonstrations – showcases of current ITS technology being developed and deployed throughout the world)
  • Exhibition – exhibition booths and dedicated sessions/events
September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

IRCOBI – International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference, Athens, 2018

The 2018 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference took place with great success in Athens, Greece, on 12-14 September 2018. The focus of IRCOBI is on the avoidance and reduction of the severity of traffic accidents, with special emphasis on advanced safety technologies and the biomechanics of injury.  

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: pdf5 ppt5 A preliminary analysis of in-depth accident data for powered two-wheelers and bicycles in Europe

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

TUM/NTUA – 7th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), Athens, 2018

The chair of Transportation System Engineering of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) co-organised the 7th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), which took place with great success in September 5-7 2018 in Athens, Greece. hEART is an interdisciplinary research conference, covering all areas of transportation research, with a focus on quantitative methods and analysis of transport systems. The aim of the Symposium was to connect research in transport modelling, transport economics and transport policy with advanced practice  NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

TIRF – 17th International Alcohol Interlock Symposium, Austin-Texas, 2018

The 17th International Alcohol Interlock Symposium organised by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), took place with great success on 19-21 August 2018, in Austin-Texas, USA. This year’s event will feature a theme surrounding the “Versatility of Alcohol Interlocks”, meant to emphasize the potential interlocks have to deal with the increasing availability of other impairing substances that can be used in combination with alcohol. As interlock technology evolves and devices become easier to use and less intrusive, it becomes increasingly important to understand how intelligent devices can enhance road safety globally.

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

VVTI – International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research, Blacksburg, USA, 2018

The 7th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research is organized by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VVTI) and National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) and was held in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 28-30, 2018. The 7th International Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium provided with an overview of international naturalistic driving and riding studies and insight into the next generation of this type of studies, in addition to the opportunity to interact with panelists to discuss naturalistic driving in their respective countries

September 8th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

ICoRSI International Symposium on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users, Changsha, China, 2019

The ICoRSI International Symposium on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users will be held in Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China, on 25-26 March 2019. This is the second symposium in a series of which the first was held in Paris, France. The conference theme is “Sharing Experiences on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users“. In addition to presentation of scientific papers, international experts will also make keynote presentations on themes related to vulnerable road users. The conference encourages participants to exchange research ideas and practical experiences dealing with: Statistics and surveillance, Safety campaigns, Education, safety and training, Enforcement of rules and legislation, Vehicle and safety equipment interventions, Infrastructure design and safety, Post-crash care of victims. link

The Symposium program: pdf5

 

September 5th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

PIARC – World Road Congress Abu Dhabi, 2019

The World Road Association (PIARC) organises the XXVIth World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 6 to 10 October 2019, jointly with the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport. It will include around 50 sessions, a large exhibition, technical visits and social activities and will attract over 5,000 ministers, companies, administrations, experts from all over the world. Road safety is a major component of the PIARC Conference. link

The program of the congress is available: link

September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

VTI-SAFER – 7th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP), Gothenburg, 2020

VTI – Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute in collaboration with SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center at Chalmers are organizing the 7th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP), which will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 25-27 August 2020. The conference philosophy is Taking the Vision Zero Initiative into a New Decade. The Swedish Vision Zero Initiative on road safety is an ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic. The key focus of this conference will, therefore, be on the role that traffic and transport psychology can play in reaching the ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic by providing a common ground for future interdisciplinary research. 

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

EuroSafe – European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Luxembourg, 2019

EuroSafe, in collaboration with Luxembourg Institute of Health, is organizing European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion 2019 (EU-Safety 2019) which will take place on 03-04 October 2019, in Luxembourg. This conference builds on the series of European Injury Prevention Conferences successfully organised over the past decades by EuroSafe and the success of the World Safety-Conferences attended by a large European contingent. This year, the main theme is: “Research for enhancing impact of strategies and actions”. The conference will bring together stakeholders in the prevention of accidents and injuries from Europe to exchange, debate and discuss the latest results in injury research, policies and practices.  

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

10th International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety, Edmonton, 2018

The city of Edmonton organized the 10th Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety, which took place with great success on 9-12 July, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Just as all road users feel the impact of traffic safety, the responsibility to promote traffic safety was shared by many disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach is more evident now than it ever was before. When jurisdictions and agencies refer to Vision Zero Action Plans and Road Safety Strategies, their underlying theme revolves around collaborating with all partners whether they are engineers, enforcement officers, medical professionals, planners, political leaders, or public health representatives.  

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Risks and Countermeasures for Road Traffic of the Elderly in Europe

July 15th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

Bar Ilan University – Annual Road Safety Conference, Tel-Aviv, 2018

The Annual Road Safety Conference of the Bar Ilan University, took place with great success on 5th July 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The conference dealt with pedestrians as well as with drivers’ behavior, the connection between them and solutions for improving safety for road users. This year the Keynote Speaker was Prof. Neville Stanton, PhD, DSc, Head of Human Factors Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, UK, and his presentation concerned: “Driver Reactions to Vehicle Automation”. 

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|