The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised with great success the EU Road Safety Exchange – Final Event which was held in Brussels, on 18 May 2022. Dutch-inspired improvements to cycling infrastructure in Lithuania, harmonised day and night-time urban speed limits in Poland and major new national road safety strategies in Greece and Portugal are some of the changes inspired by the EU-funded Road Safety Exchange project. The recordings of the Final Event are now available
The World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) is organising the 16th World Conference on Transport Research which will be held in Montreal, Canada, on 17-24 July 2023. For the last 40 years, WCTR has been organised every three years by the WCTR Society. WCTR allowes sharing cutting-edge research and advanced state-of-practice and provides a unique opportunity for experts to exchange ideas in all areas of transport research.
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) will take place in Zurich, on 6-8 September 2023. The Symposium will offer an opportunity for in depth discussion in all scientific methods and analyses in transport. Event details such as registration and programme are going to be announced in due course.
The 8th Road Safety & Simulation International Conference 2022 (RSS2022) took place with great success on 08-10 June 2022 at Zappeion Megaron in Athens organized by NTUA and HITE under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and the City of Athens. 320 road safety scientists from 28 countries joined this first post-pandemic global road safety in-person major event, to discuss on current and future challenges of Road Safety in the Digital Era. Conference proceedings and presentations are now available:
hEART2022 – 10th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, Leuven, June 2022
The 10th Symposium of European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART2022), co-organized by KU Leuven and the University of Luxembourg took place in Leuven, on 1-3 June 2022. The Symposium offered an opportunity for in depth discussion in all scientific methods and analyses in transport including safety, in plenary, in focus groups and in a summer school for PhD students on 31 May 2022.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) is organising the 7th Meeting of the Safer City Streets Network, which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 18-19 October 2022. The Meeting’s agenda will reflect key issues such as Monitoring Progress in Urban Road Safety – Release of new data and report and Inclusion, Equity, Gender, Sustainability and Participatory initiatives. Abstract submissions deadline: 21 June 2022
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is organising the Road Safety Performance Index Annual Conference (PIN conference) which was held online, on 15 June 2022. This year’s PIN Conference we’ll be assessing how improving road safety can help countries reach the 2030 target to cut road deaths and serious injuries by 50% and it will also present the 2022 PIN Award to a country that has made outstanding progress on improving road safety.
The World Road Association (PIARC) is organising the XXVIIth World Road Congress, which will be held in Prague, on 2-6 October 2023. PIARC launches a call for papers on 49 topics to contribute to the programme of this Congress, wich will be held under the theme “Together on the road again”, presenting a unique opportunity to discuss in depth all subjects related to road infrastructures and road transport. Abstract submissions deadline: 26 August 2022
HUMANIST Summer School 2022 – Human Factors, Automated Driving and Active Mobility, Vienna, September 2022
HUMANIST is organising the “HUMANIST Summer School 2022“, which will be held in Vienna, Austria on 14-16 September 2022. The main topic of this Summer School session will be “Human Factors, Automated Driving and Active Mobility” with 2 focusses: Psychological fitness to manage automated driving & Changing mobility behaviour towards more active travel: measuring ‘experience’ and cultural factors. Registrations are open
The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Levitate (Societal Level Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles) is organising the Project’s Final Conference, which will be held in Brussels, on 25 May 2022. The LEVITATE partners are looking forward to sharing the results achieved and the tools developed to assess the potential societal impacts of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on the mobility system and wider livability goals, including safety, the environment, the economy and society. A focused presentation of the Levitate CCAM Policy Support Tool is also foreseen. Registrations are open
The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD), the Université Gustave Eiffel, CEREMA, ONISR and ENTPE are co-organising the 7th IRTAD Conference: Better Road Safety Data for Better Safety Outcomes, which will be held in Lyon, on 27 – 28 September 2022. The Conference aims to discuss improvements in the quality of data systems and data analysis in IRTAD and other countries as an essential way to build and monitor strong road safety policies in the Decade 2021-30.
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, are organising the Transport Research Arena Conference (TRA2022) which will be held in Lisbon, on 14-17 November 2022. The pillars of the Conference will be 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. TRAVISIONS 2022 will run a Young Researcher Competition for BSc, MSc and PhD students from all over Europe with innovative transport concepts. Submissions deadline: May 31st 2022
The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) is organising the 23rd International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference, which will be held in Rotterdam, on 28-31 August 2022. ICADTS provides delegates with a great opportunity to network and explore ideas and solutions to current and emerging issues relating to alcohol, drugs and traffic safety around the world.
The Intertraffic Exhibition 2022 was held in Amsterdam, on 29 March – 1 April 2022. The Exhibition offered mobility proffesionals the ability to experience the latest solutions for today’s challenges with all the experts in the field and to discover the latest trends in infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, road safety and parking. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentations:
The European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS) is organising the 20th European Transport Conference under the theme “After pandemic – before autonomous transport”, which will be held in Gyor, Hungary, on 9-10 June 2022. This Conference will be special, as it will be a joint event with the European Transport Congress organized by the European Platform of Transport Sciences.
The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Levitate (Societal Level Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles) organised with great success a Webinar under the theme “Building a dialogue with the LEVITATE cities” which was held online, on 7 April 2022. The participants had the opportunity to learn about the principles of backcasting, how a dialogue with city authorities led to valuable qualitative inputs for the research, and how the final results of the impact assessment relate to the backcasting approach.
The International Road Federation (IRF) is organising the Innovation Driving the Future of Sustainable Mobility Workshop that will be held in Amsterdam, on 30 March 2022. This Workshop will mark the launch of a new IRF Committee on Innovation with the active participation of NTUA. An overarching Committee with subgroups that will provide a unique platform to share expertise and knowledge and to tailor solutions (policy and technical) to the pressing issues our sector is facing.
The Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) organised with great success a Webinar under the theme: Network-wide Road Safety Assessment (Article 5) of RISM II, which was held on 3 March 2022. CEDR WG Road Safety aims to develop and share knowledge among NRAs on the improvement of safety of road infrastructure. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV) and the European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EuroSafe) are co-organising the EU-Safety 2022 which will be held in Vienna, on 23-24 June 2022. The main topic of the Conference is the safety level in a digitalized and fast-changing world and how smart will injury prevention get. Call for registration: 1 March 2022
The School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens is organising 5 Workshops in the field of Urban and Spatial Planning which will be held in Athens, on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March 2022. In the Workshops, many interesting topics will be covered such as Metropolitan Planning, Urban Endurance and Sustainable Mobility. Professor George Yannis contributed actively with the following presentation:
ITS America, ERTICO and ITS Asia-Pasific are co-organising the 28th ITS World Congress which will be held in Los Angeles, on 18-22 September 2022, under the theme: “Transformation by Transportation”. 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.
ERTICO organised with great success the 14th ITS European Congress which will take place in Toulouse, on 30 May-1 June 2022. The ITS Congresses represent the ultimate showcase of mobility services deployment and are the means for the ITS Community to keep pace with the incredible evolution of the industry. Over the years, the European Congresses have offered a platform for thought leaders, developers, entrepreneurs and decision makers from the transport, logistics and IT industries to share ideas and progress smart and sustainable mobility. Registrations are open
The NTUA Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering organised with great success a Scientific Workshop titled “Telematics and Improvement of Driver Behavior” which took place in Athens on February 22nd, 2022. Key driver telematics research findings were demonstrated and discussed, highlighting spectacular safety benefits from monitoring, evaluation and improvement of driver behaviour through feedback tools, social gamification schemes and motivation for drivers.
- Telematics and improvement of driving behavior
- Telematics and Internet of Things
- Naturalistic driving experiments as a driving behavior recording tool
- Assesment and Improvement of driving behavior and safety through the application of BeSmart
- Investigation of speeding and aggressive behavior of professional drivers on highways through an innovative smartphone application
- Driver-vehicle-environment interactions and the safety tolerance zone – i-Dreams
- Predicting unsafe driving events on motorway segments – i-safemodels
- Smart city mapping for safer and eco driver behaviour – SmartMaps
POLIS, the European Cities Network, is organising the 2022 Annual Polis Conference, which will take place in Brussels, on 30 November and 1 December 2022. The POLIS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision-makers. Registrations will open in June 2022.
The International Traffic Safety Conference (ITSC2022) organised by The Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center (QTTSC), the Qatar University and the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) is postponed to 21-22 February 2023, in Doha. The Conference theme is: “Towards A World-Class Safe and Sustainable Transport and Traffic System for Developing Countries” and the main objectives are to recognize the transportation needs for the developing countries and to introduce, improve and strengthen arrangements for monitoring serious injuries from road traffic accidents to facilitate action to meet the new targets for the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
The University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering, Traffic, Transportation and Logistics Laboratory (TTLog), is organising the 6th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, which will take palace in Skiathos Island, Greece, on 31 August to 2 September 2022. The theme of this year’s Conference is: “Smart Energy for Smart Transport” highlighting interesting topics as electric and clean energy in transportation, emerging and innovative technologies in transport and active and non-motorized travel. Abstract submissions deadline: 31 January 2022
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is organising the Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) Conference, which will be held in Grapevine, Texas, on 10-12 October 2022. The Conference aims to be a leading source of research results and interaction in the transport area with focus on safety and health associated with road transport. By providing a platform for sharing knowledge and a forum to discuss mutual problem and their solutions, researchers, officials and other stakeholders can learn from results, experiences and success stories.
The Public Health Association in Australia (PHAA) in co-operation with the World Health Organization (WHO) are organising the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, which will be held in Adelaide, on 27-30 November 2022. The Conference will bring together people from across the globe to explore, discuss, and develop injury prevention strategies and it will hold workshops pre, post and during the conference, there will be debates, meetings, site visits, conference declarations, and on the weekend following a writing retreat.
The Transportation Public Health Link (TPH Link) is organising the International Conference on Transport & Health (ICTH2022) which will be held in Cardiff and online, on 13-30 June 2022. The theme for ICTH 2022 is “Looking upstream to identify downstream Social Determinants of Health” in order to analyse the impact of transport (and urban/rural) planning and design on quality of life, health and well-being in communities. Abstract submissions deadline: 14 February 2022
Boussias Communications is organising the Connected Vehicle Conference 2022, that will be held online, on 22 February 2022. The Conference, thought many interesting presentations, aims to cover all innovative steps taken towards vehicles’ inteconnected services and to exlplain how telematics and connectivity add value the vehicle fleet management. Registration is open
The International Transport Forum (ITF) is organising the ITF 2022 Summit, that will be held in Leipzig, Germany, on 18-20 May 2022. The theme of the 2022 Summit is Transport for Inclusive Societies and transport experts will explore silo-breaking measures that boost inclusiveness and debate over all modes and diverse geographic levels and show the importance of inter-sectoral and multi-level governance.
The European Commission together with 2Zero, ERTRAC, and CCAM are organising the 5th European Conference H2020RTR21, which will be held in Brussels, on 29-30 March 2022. 65 H2020 projects will present their new discoveries and achievements, how they tackled hurdles and resolved challenges, and what are the next research steps in different important areas for road transport: Green Vehicles, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety, Automated Road Transport. Registration is open
The Forum of European Road Safety Research Organisations (FERSI) is organising the 2022 Road Safety Conference which will take place on 6-7 October 2022 in Hague, Netherlands. This highly interesting Conference focuses on the exchange of national and regional experiences and implemented evidence-based road safety measures, both positive and negative ones. There will be a specific focus on the road to successful implementation, including overcoming the barriers encountered along the way. Contribution submission new deadline: 13 March 2022
The Chambre de Commerce et d’ Institute France-Grece (CCIFG) organised with great success the Sustainable Transport Infrastucture Forum, which was held in Athens on 15 December 2021. Several topics where discussed such as Sustainable Cities with Smart Transportation and Sustainable Public Transport. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The Editorial Board of the Accident Analysis & Prevention organised with great success the 2nd International Symposium on Accident Analysis & Prevention (ISAAP2021), which was held online, on 29 November 2021. The Symposium principally focused on the road safety under the environment of intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) and approximately 300 attendees participated from twenty different countries. All videos, posters, and related publications are available.
The Network of regional Road Safety Observatories (RSO), namely the European (ERSO), Ibero American (OISEVI), African (ARSO), Asia and Pacific (APRSO), Western Balkans (WBRSO) and the about to be formalized Easter Parnership (EaPRSO) and Arab (AIRSO), organised with great success the 2nd Meeting of Western Balkans Road Safety Observatories, which was hed in Skopjie on 30 November – 1 December 2021. This meeting discussed the integration of the 2nd Decade for Action Plan into the observatories´ work plans and reached agreement from RSO members on proposed indicators, policy goals, and procedures. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
CIVINET organised with great success the 1st CIVINET Greece-Cyprus Forum under the theme “Greek Society Towards the Challenge of Sustainable Mobility on the horizon of 2030”, which was held in Athens, on 9-10 December 2021. The Conference was an opportunity for scientific organisations and researchers all over Europe to share their research results, tools, studies, and innovative solutions, with the rapidly growing Greek-speaking sustainable mobility community. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The Hellenic Association for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS Hellas), organised with great success the 7th ITS Hellas Conference which was held in Athens, on 8-9 December 2021. This hybrid Conference was held under the theme “Transportation & Logistics 4.0: Exploring Innovation”, focusing on the challenges, the needs and the benefits that will be brought by the progression in the area of transportation in Greece. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
POLIS, the European Cities Network, organised with great success the 2021 Annual Polis Conference, which took place on 1-2 December 2021 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Conference provided an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers. With a focus on innovation, sustainability and co-creation, Gothenburg hosted one of Europe’s most dynamic clusters within the field of mobility and safety. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM), organised with great success the European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM2021), which was held in Cacais, Portugal, on 24-25 November 2021, under the theme Beginning of a New Era – Accelerating Shifting to Sustainable Mobility. Considering the necessary deep changes in economy, society, policy, environment and technology, ECOMM 2021 encouraged the discussion and exchange on the Beginning of a New Era at a European level. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Levitate (Societal Level Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles) organised with great success a Webinar under the theme “Social Level Impact of Connected and Automated Vehicles“. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The University of Bologna, within the framework of the EU funded Horizon 2020 project PREDICT: Theory of prediction in the digital society, organised with great success a Workhop that was held in Bologna, on 18-19 November 2021. PREDICT aims to investigate a more extensive form of rationality in contemporary prediction, and the main Workshop theme was “The Future of Insurance: How does algorithmic prediction affect insurance practices?”. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The European Federation of Road Victims (FEVR) together with FIAFoundation and UNRSC members commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2021 (#WDoR2021) on 21 November 2021. The slogan of WDoR2021 was Remember-Support-Act and the main objectives were to provide a platform for road traffic victims and their families to remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads, acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services and to draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries. The World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) has organised a Conversation on Road Safety.
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 23-25 August 2022. The Conference philosophy is Taking the Vision Zero Initiative into a New Decade and the key focus will 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.
The International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) organised with great success the 7th GIFTS Symposium, which was held online, on 18 November. In this 7th forum, experts in transportation and safety as well as specialists from international organizations, kicked around the roles of transportation policy in response to regional and national characteristics. The aim was to exchange opinions and discuss various issues to be resolved for a sustainable transportation society and future prospects, while keeping the ideal post-corona society in mind. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organised with great success the 33rd Meeting which was held online on 16 November. In this Conference the latest international road safety developments were discussed. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentation:
Lund University and The Swedish Cycling Research Centre at VTI co-organised with great success the ICSC2021 under the theme “Safe cycling as an integral part of the future mobility system: planning and designing for a safe interaction between road users“, which was held online, on 10-12 November 2021. The Conference took place on the virtual networking platform in which efficient social interactions were made possible and it had a special session under the theme “Cycling in pandemic time“. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The Road Traffic Safety Agency of Serbia (RTSA) together with several Serbian and international road safety Governmental, Academic and other organisations are organising the 17th International Conference Road Safety in Local Communities, which will be held in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia on 13-16 April 2022. In this Conference participants will have the opportunity to present and or hear about the activities of local communities, through a number of workshops and round tables.
The European Commission (DG Move) has organised with great success the CARE Expert Meeting, that was held online, on 28 October 2021. The Meeting was a great opportunity for an open discussion on data gathered on road crashes and fatalities. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
- TRAVisions 2022 Young Researcher Competition, is aimed at university and technical institute students pursuing bachelor, master and PhD degrees
- TRAVisions 2022 Senior Researcher Competition, a competition for senior researchers in the field of innovative surface transport concepts based on results only from EU-funded projects
ESRA2 – International Conference on Traffic Safety Culture and Performance Indicators, online, April 2022
The ESRA2 Group (E-Survey of Road Users’ Attitudes) together with IFSTTAR/Universite Gustave Eiffel are organising the International Conference on Traffic Safety Culture and Performance Indicators that will be held online, on 21 April 2022. The Conference will be an opportunity to learn from in-depth scientific analyses of the ESRA databases, in relation to different types of road users and different aspects of attitudes, behaviour and culture and highlight key road safety problems and solutions.
The Dresden Technical University is organising the International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC2022) which will be held in Dresden, Germany on 8–10 November 2022. 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. More details will follow in due time. Abstracts submission deadline: 1 May 2022
SAFER/UGE/UNSW – 8th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gotherburg, October 2022
The SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre, the Université Gustave Eiffel (UGE) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are co-organising the 8th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2022) which will be held in Gothenburg, on 19-20 October 2022. The Conference will bring participants – from academia, industry and government – up-to-date on the developments and trends in the field of inattention and distraction in driving. Abstracts submission deadline: 27 March 2022
The International Road Federation (IRF) organised with great success the IRF Annual Conference 2021, under the theme “Innovation: Charting Pathways to Sustainable Mobility” which was held on 20-21 October 2021. With fast-growing populations leading to significant urbanisation, the demand for new transport infrastructure is predicted to see massive growth in coming decades. The new challenges that the Conference focused on, were the increasing expectations of businesses, service users and the public and the need to reduce carbon emissions and waste.
The 2022 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference will be held in Porto, Portugal, on 14-16 September 2022. 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.
The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR) organised with great success the 7th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2021) under the theme “Disconnected drivers during manual, assisted, and automated driving”, which was held online, on 18-20 October. The Conference topics included theory, measurement, effects, crash risks, and prevention/mitigation related to driver distraction and inattention. Moreover, DDI2021 focused on the driver/occupant status. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Levitate (Societal Level Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles) organised with great success a Webinar under the theme Policy interventions, which was held online, on 18 October. The Webinar provided insights on the potential impacts of introducing policy measures related to on-street parking repurposing, road-user pricing and dedicated CAV lanes. These policy interventions have been assessed using realistic traffic models in terms of their impacts on traffic, the environment (CO2, NOx and PM) and road safety.
The United Nations (UN) organised with great success the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference which took place in Beijing, on 14-16 October 2021. The Conference focused attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport worldwide. The programme of the Conference reflected the diversity and complexity of the transport sector and provided an opportunity for policy dialogue as well as forging partnerships and initiatives to advance sustainable transport.
ERTICO organised with great success the ITS World Congress which took place on 11-15 October 2021, in Hamburg, Germany under the theme “Experience Future Mobility Now“. Every year, ERTICO organises an ITS regional or World Congress in Europe. The Congresses are the yearly celebration of smart and safe mobility: they underline the importance of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), particularly in cities and regions where they are hosted, and are important channels to raise awareness of smart and safe mobility solutions among policy makers, experts and the general public. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The network of thematic experts Vip4Ride organised with great success the 2nd International Conference which was held in Alexandroupolis, on 14-15 October, under the theme: “Intermodal Transports: Innovations in Planning, Management, Business Development & Decision Making” and focusing on the main economic advantages of developing intermodal transport, energy and tourism sectors. Special attention was given to decision making for investments and project financing in large infrastructures to promote intermodal options. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:
iRAP in cooperation with the Regional Road Safety Observatories in Africa (ARSO), Asia-Pacific (APRSO), Ibero-America (OISEVI), Europe (ERSO) and West Balkans (WBRSO), organised with great success the 2021 iRAP Innovation Workshop which was held online, on 7 and 14 October. The Workshop took place under the theme “Data Driven Innovation to Halve Global Road Deaths by 2030” and it brought together global innovation, policy, technical and road safety leaders, along with investment experts, with the capacity to implement change and eliminate high-risk roads.
The Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI) organised with great success a Symposium titled: “Implementing evidence-based road safety measures, removing barriers and enhancing public support“, which was held online, on 14 October 2021. The Symposium had three presentations on vulnerable road users, speed and road safety management. Practitioners and decision makers who have been successful in implementing effective but sometimes controversial road safety measures shared their experiences. The symposium was a prelude to a physical conference on the same topic that will held in the autumn of 2022.
The European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS) organised with great success the 19th European Trasnport Conference which was held in Maribor, on 7-8 October 2021. The main themes of the Conference were smart urban traffic management for sustainable urban mobility and freight, digitalisation and automatization of urban mobility and freight, AI in mobility and logistics in urban areas and new organisational and business models for mobility and logistics.
The Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft (AHG) together with the london School of Economics (LSE) organised with great success the Athens Urban Age Task Force-Sustainable Transport and Walkability Workshop, online, on October 1st 2021. The Workshop focused on key areas of urban intervention such as public spaces, access and walkability and urban greening. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentation:
The SHOW project (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) organised with great success the 2nd Pan-European Workshop, titled “Which path for a meaningful, sustainable and feasible CCAM in Europe?”, which was held in Brussels and online, on 30 September. In the workshop, speakers from European and national governmental bodies, industry, public authorities and academia will share concrete experiences from the SHOW project and other initiatives.
The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce in Greece organised with great success the 19th Corporate Responsibility Conference under the theme Citizen Sustain: Building a better urban future, which was held in Athens, on 30 September. The Conference aimed at setting the post-pandemic urban scene from a human-centric perspective and at driving policy-changing discussions in an inclusive collaboration among state, city authorities, business, and civil society, will feature four areas of discussion.
The Horizon 2020 research project SHOW organised with great success the Pre-Hackathon Workshop, which took place during the ITS World Congress, in Hamburg, on 12 October. The aim of this Workshop was to develop innovative solutions to increase user acceptance and user benefit of automated mobility, focusing on human assistance stand-by in case of problems, adapting capacity to increase in demand in a flexible way and accessibility and assistance for persons with reduced mobility.
The RADAR project within the framework of Interreg Danube Transnational Programme organised with great success the Final Conference under the theme: Striving for Safer Infrastructure for All Road Users in Danube Area, which was held in Slovenia and online, on 23 September. Concluding the three and a half years of joint efforts in road safety methodologies, policy, and practice integration, the project comes to an end and this Conference was an opportunity to undeline the need to work towards the implementation of both the United Nations and European Commission goals on road safety. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentation:
The Sao Paulo State Department of Traffic, together with Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) organised with great success the 1st Decade of Action for UN Road Safety Webinar, which was held online on 21 September. It was an interesting discussion on the advances and challenges of road safety and mobility in Greece, Colombia and Buenos Aires. NTUA Professor George Yannis contributed the following key note presentation:
IEEE/ITSS – 24th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Indianapolis, September 2021
The IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) organised with great success the 24th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) which was held in Indianapolis, on 19-22 September 2021. ITSC 2021 welcomed articles and presentations in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems, conveying new developments in theory, analytical and numerical simulation and modeling, experimentation, advanced deployment and case studies. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics of Universita Degli Studi di Brescia, organised with great success the 25th Living and Walking in Cities Conference in Brescia, on 9-10 September 2021. 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. The main areas and topics of the Conference were transport system and infrastructure, safe mobility for innovative cities and urban planning. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentation:
The Association for European Transport organised with great success the 49th European Transport Conference which was held online, on 13-15 September. The ETC 2021 conference maintains its unique identity of a multidisciplinary, multi-seminar format but in an online environment and it will offer eight simultaneous seminars per day plus plenary sessions. Key conference themes explored this year included COVID-19 and the consequences, the Climate Emergency and Inclusion and Diversity.
The 2020 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference took place with great success online, on 8-10 September. The focus of IRCOBI was on the avoidance and reduction of the severity of traffic accidents, with special emphasis on advanced safety technologies and the biomechanics of injury.
University of Aveiro organised with great success the 24th Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT 2021) which was held online, on 8-10 September 2021. The main goal of the Meeting was to share information and experiences of research activities, to encourage joint research and the development of theoretical methods and applications, to promote the cooperation among different institutions and organisations, leaders at national level in the field of traffic, transportation and logistic systems.
The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH) co-organized with great success the “10th International Congress on Transportation Research” (ICTR 2021), which was held on 2-3 September, 2021, in Rhodes. The spotlight theme of the 2021 Congress was: “Future Mobility and Resilient Transport: Transition to innovation“. NTUA contributed actively with the following 30 scientific papers and presentations:
- Modelling the Safety Tolerance Zone: Recommendations from the i-DREAMS project (Young Researcher Best Road Safety Paper Award)
- Impacts of autonomous transit services on urban networks: The case of Athens, Greece
- Forecasting impacts of Connected and Automated Transport Systems within the Levitate project
- Key Performance Indicators for safe fluid interactions within automated vehicles
- Identifying KPIs for the safety assessment of autonomous vehicles through traffic microsimulation
- Traffic impact assessment of the pilot implementation of Athens Great Walk
- Traffic Impact Assessment of Innovative Traffic and Parking Measures in the Center of Athens
- Analysis of traffic and parking characteristics in Athens
- Lessons Learned from Bicycle Traffic Rules in OECD Countries
- Investigating the acceptance of environmental parking charging and congestion charging in urban centers in Greece
- Investigation of speeding and aggressive behavior of professional drivers on highways through an innovative smartphone application
- Challenges, Opportunities and Constraints of Open Science in Transport Research
- Clash of cultures in Greek traffic? What happens when a Southern European road safety culture is mixed with a Northern European road safety culture?
- Fatigue among HGV drivers in Norway and Greece: examining the influence of national road safety culture
- Development of the Road Safety Strategic Plan in Greece 2021-2030
- Assessment of the evolution of road safety in Greece
- A Common Methodology for the Collection of Key Performance Indicators for Road Safety in the EU
- Action Plan for promoting electromobility in the Region of Attica
- Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis for Electromobility in the Region of Attica
- A four-country comparative overview of the impact of COVID-19 on traffic safety behavior
- Best practice for safe roads around schools
- Urban Planning Standards and transportation planning
- Design Considerations of Compound Alignments Resulting from Visibility Restrictions by Median Jersey Barriers
- Feasibility study of pedestrian bridge construction in urban arterials in Athens
- Investigation of factors affecting serious crash injuries in Europe
- Public opinion on Flying Autonomous Vehicles in Greece: a stated preference approach
- Public opinion on e-scooters in Athens: a stated preference approach
- The impact of weather conditions and driver characteristics on road safety
- What is the area of influence of a vehicle on the road? Theoretical Aspects and Some empirical Findings
- Comparative Investigation of Road Accident Cost in The European Union
- Forecasting and backcasting of Connected-Automated Vehicle impacts using multiple methodological inputs
The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) and La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) in partnership with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and Desjardins, organised with great success the 2020 Joint Conference which was held online on 22-25 August 2021. The theme of the conference was “Equitability: Road Safety for all through Vision Zero and Sustainable Safety” and it will integrate two events, the 30th CARSP Conference and the 14th PRI World Congress. Equitability was chosen to highlight the need for “road safety for all” across road users, while road safety deficiencies are experienced universally. This year’s conference offered the Students Paper Competition, the Vehicle Safety Enhancement Special Student Award and the Student Poster Competition whereby students presented their work on a road safety topic.
The 33rd ICTCT Conference will be held online, on 28-29 October under the theme: Paving the way to safer active urban mobility—challenges and opportunities. Among other topics, the Conference will include two special sessions titled: Processing of traffic safety relevant data: data generation, data fusion, data enhancement and Surrogate measures of safety. Registration is open
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Bar-Ilan University organised with great success the 29 Annual Conference of the Research Institute of Human Factors Road Safety which was held online, on 8 July 2021. Experts from all over the world discussed the latest experiences and developments in road safety, with emphasis on the pandemic effect on road crashes. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentations:
- Road Safety in Greece A success story? (key-note presentation)
- Key factors of COVID-19 impact on mobility and safety
The Association of Young Local Authorities (ENA) in collaboration with the Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas” (RSI), organised with great success a Conference titled “Road Safety in Greek islands“, which was held online, on 23 June 2021. The Conference was opened by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Yannis Kefalogiannis, who referred to the National Action Plan on Road Safety and pointed out the important distinctions of Greece in this field. In addition, Mr. Panagiotis Papantoniou (President of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers), Mrs. Amalia Polydoropoulou (Professor of the University of the Aegean), Mr. Vangelis Makris (Collaborator of the IOAS “Panos Mylonas”), Mr. Giannis Themelaros (Deputy Regional Minister of Transport and Communications of Dodecanese) and Mr. George Karamanolis (CTO / CIO Co-Founder of Crowdpolic), participated in the event. The Conference focused on the effort to reduce road accidents for the safety of inhabitants and tourists of the greek islands.
The Loughborough University hosted with great success the 53rd Annual UTSG Conference, which was held online, on 5-6 July. It was an annual conference for staff, research students and other relative newcomers to transport research of member institutions and overseas universities, which was designed to discuss research needs, research in progress, and to give research students the opportunity to present papers on their work.
The Technical Chamber of Greece organised with great success the Green Deal Greece 2021 Conference, which was held in Athens, on June 29, 2021. The theme of the Conference was “2020-2030: a decade of a green revolution” and it focused on the opportunities and the challenges that Greece has to face regarding the European Green Deal. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentation:
The Transportation Public Health Link (TPH Link) organised with great success the International Conference on Transport & Health (ICTH) which was held online, on 14-30 June. ICTH provided valuable insights into the health impacts of transport and urban planning, governance, strategic management, policy-making, performance metric tools and the potential return on investment of a dynamic system.
The UK Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) organised with great success the PACTS Conference: Safe and healthy travel, which was held online, on 29 June 2021. The Conference was supported by the Department for Transport and Highways England and focused on Vision Zero, active travel, micro-mobility, speed and infrastructure. NTUA Professor George Yannis contributed the following key note presentation:
The International Transport Forum (ITF) together with the Swedish Transport Administration, VTI, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), and the motorcycle manufacturers associations (IMMA and ACEM) organised with great success the “Motorcyclists Safety Workshop: Riding in a Safe System” which was held online on 9-23 June. It was a follow-up to the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety and focused on the nine recommendations of the Academic Expert Group and their application to motorcyclists’ safety.
Τhe European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised with great success the LEARN! Manual Webinar, which was held online, on 23 June. The LEARN! Manual is a handbook for developing and evaluating activities and programmes for traffic safety and mobility education. It sets out recommendations, criteria and guidance to develop and implement sound educational activities in an accessible way. This webinar presented the LEARN! Manual, and showed how its different steps can be applied in practice through examples from across Europe.
The Horizon 2020 projects BeOpen (European forum and Observatory for open science in transport) and OSCAR (Open ScienCe Aeronautic & Air Transport Research) co-organised with great success the “BE OPEN meets OSCAR: Open Science Collaboration” joint workshop, which was held online, on 16 June 2021. The event focused on providing general guidelines for Open Science promotion, regulatory schemes for Open Science operationalization and presenting interactive tools for enhancing Open Science collaboration amongst transport stakeholders. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentation: European Code of Conduct of Open Science in Transport
The 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) took place virtually with great success, on 19-22 June, 2021. The theme of the congress was “Towards Precision Neurology”. Latest best practices in neurology was discussed, including cognitive impairment role in fitness to drive. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentation: Alzheimer’s Dementia and predictors of Driving Cessation: Results from a 4-year Longitudinal Study
The RADAR project within the framework of Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, organised on 15 June 2021 the 6th Road Safety Expert Group online Meeting with focus on road infrastructure safety management. Key experts contributed into a vivid discussion on the challenges and opportunities brought by the new EU Directive on road infrastructure safety management. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Network-wide Road Safety Assessment
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) published the 15th edition of PIN Annual Report , with the active contribution of NTUA, presented at the 2021 ETSC Road Safety Performance Index Award event which took place online with great success on 16 June 2021. While the collective EU road death reduction target for 2020 was not met, all countries made improvements, and saved lives by trying to reach it. Only Greece reached the target with a 54% reduction in road deaths. Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, Slovenia, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Denmark, Austria and Hungary achieved a decrease above the EU average of 37%, while the other countries progressed to a lesser extent. The progress was slowest in the Netherlands with a 5% decrease and the UK with 14%.
Urbanism Next, New Urban Mobility alliance (NUMO), POLIS, TNO, Gemeente Rotterdam, and Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management organised with great success the Urbanism Next Europe which took place online on 9-11 June 2021. The sessions at Urbanism Next Europe featured in-depth presentations exploring how technological, societal and economic mobility trends will change land use, urban design, transport, real estate, environment, equity, health, economy and governance. The conference gathered 350 decision-makers and urban professionals from Europe and beyond.
The RADAR project team organised with great success the 5th Road Safety Expert Group (RSEG) Meeting, which was held online, on 27 May 2021, under the theme: “Transport Safety and COVID-19“. There is a reasonable threat that investments in road infrastructure safety will be largely affected by the covid-19 and will shrink already small budgets dedicated to road infrastructure safety. Improving road infrastructure safety in the Danube area in this critical time requires action to demonstrate by facts the real impact of the pandemic outbreak on road safety. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: COVID-19 impact on mobility and safety
DDI2022 – 8th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gothenburg, October 2022
SAFER Vehicle, the Université Gustave Eiffel and the University of New South Wales are co-organising the 8th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2022), which will be held in Gothenburg, on 19-20 October 2022. DDI2022 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.
The UN Road Safety Collaboration organised with great success the global campaign for the Sixth UN Global Road Safety Week, with was held on 17-23 May 2021. The 6th Global Road Safety Week will have as theme Managing Speeding, with focus on city streets safety and the introduction of 30km/h speed limit in cities. It was a great opportunity to mobilise the global population (Authorities, stakeholders, citizens) and launch the global plan for the proclaimed Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. During that week, several road safety events were organised worldwide, including the active participation of NTUA.
NTUA participated actively in the Sixth UN Global Road Safety Week by organising a key Scientific Workshop titled “Innovation in Road Safety Research” held online on 20 May 2021 , contributing at the Together for Safer Roads Vision Zero Fleet Forum and several other workshops and endorsing the pledge of the UN Global Road Safety Week for speed limits of 30km/h in urban areas, together with the United Nations, World Health Organisation, International Road Federation, World Bank GRSF, ETSC/FEVR, RSI P.Mylonas, EFTHITA, Interamerican.
Together for Safer Roads organised with great success the Vision Zero Fleet Forum, which was held online on May 19th, 2021. With focused contributions from key safety experts, this fleet-specific forum, focused on Vision Zero practices that maximize global learning and impact for fleet safety managers, city authorities, vision zero practitioners and city streets users. NTUA actively contributed in the section Commercial Fleets, Vision Zero & Data Sharing.
NTUA within the framework of the Sixth UN Global Road Safety Week organised with great success a Scientific Workshop titled “Innovation in Road Safety Research” which was held online on May 20th, 2021. 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 and to open up the discussion in a round table with high-level experts on key innovations in road safety research in Greece, in Europe and worldwide. NTUA supports actively the UN Global Road Safety Week pledge for speed limits of 30km/h in urban areas.
Workshop presentations concerned:
- The NTUA Road Safety Observatory
- Driver needs and behaviour in automated traffic – Drive2theFuture
- Societal impacts of connected and automated vehicles – Levitate
- Shared Automation Operating Models for Worldwide Adoption – Show
- Holistic Approach for Driver Role Integration into Automation – Hadrian
- Driver-vehicle-environment interactions and safety tolerance – i-Dreams
- Smart city mapping for safer and eco driver behaviour – SmartMaps
- Smartphone applications for driver safety behaviour support – BeSmart
- Development of the Road Safety Strategic Plan in Greece 2021-2030
- Collection of Road Safety KPIs in Greece – Baseline-G
- EU Methodology for Road Safety KPI Collection – Baseline-I
- Open science in road safety – BeOpen
- A Methodology for Network-wide Road Assessment – NetSafety
- Modelling crash modification factors globally – i-SafeModels
- Road Safety Audit of the Hellinikon Metropolitan Pole
- Monitoring road safety attitudes globally – Esra2
- Investigation of driver distraction effect using big data from smartphones
- Safety behaviour assessment of older drivers in real driving conditions
- Covid-19 impact on mobility and safety
- Model traffic and parking arrangements for the Athens Great Walk
- Electromobility as driver for sustainable mobility and safety – e-Mopoli
- Socio-economic impact of environmental transport charging – EcoCharge
Round table discussion:
The Province of Brescia, leader partner of the Interreg Europe project Electro MObility as driver to support POLicy Instruments for sustainable mobility (e-MOPOLI) organised with great success the e-MOPOLI Final Interregional Conference (phase 1) which was held online, on 19 May 2021. The meeting focused on presentation of project outputs, such as good practices, recommendations and on 9 partners regional action plan from Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Flanders, Finland, Norway, Romania and Latvia. It also presented key results and future scenarios of alternative fuel mobility. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:
The International Transport Forum (ITF) organised with great success the 2021 ITF Summit which was held online, on 17-28 May. ITF’s research unit supported the Summit with topical analyses and a pre-summit Research Day was organised with leading institutions to provide cutting-edge academic input to the Summit debate. Side events hosted by ITF partner organisations took place in and around the Summit thereby allowing greater opportunities for presentations of recent work and dialogue on key issues complementing the Summit theme.
The Research in Mobility Committee of the UITP organised with great success an online event on 27 April, in which Road Safety and many other interesting topics were discussed.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Mobility and Safety Research Challenges in Public Transport
The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF) organised online the 32nd Meeting on 12-13 April in which the latest international road safety developments were discussed. NTUA contributed actively with the following presentations: