Transport Research Arena, Vienna, 2018

The Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) took place with great success in Vienna, Austria from 16 to 19 April 2018. More than 3.500 participants actively contributed to this major European Conference on Transport Research, which under the motto ‘A digital era for transport‘ explored new promising and innovative opportunities that the era of digitalization and of the internet of everything offers for transport.  video  

NTUA actively contributed with 16 innovative presentations:

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

PIARC – International Conference on Road Safety, 2018

The International Conference on Road Safety: A Commitment to the Present and a Challenge for the Future, organized by the World Road Association (PIARC), with Infraestruturas of Portugal (IP) and the Institute of Mobility and Transport (IMT), was held on 19-20 April in Lisbon, Portugal with great success and it brought together international and national experts working on road safety to share experiences and results. It addressed in particular, the Safe Approach System and the Politics of Safety, as well as the role of the infrastructure in safety mobility

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

VTI – 18th international conference Road Safety on Five Continents, Jeju Island, South Korea 2018

The 18th international conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) took place with great success in May 16-18, 2018 on Jeju Island, South Korea. The conference is organised by VTI in close cooperation with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA). With focus on traffic safety and health, experts presented and discussed about hot topics and the latest research in the road transport area. By providing a mutual ground for sharing knowledge and a forum to discuss mutual problems and their solutions, researchers, officials and other stakeholders can learn from results, experiences and success stories. 

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

ICORSI – International Road Safety Symposium, Paris, 2018

The Independent Council for Road Safety International (ICORSI) organised the International Symposium: Road Safety Around the World: Future Concerns, which took place with great success in Paris, France on 18 March 2018. The one day symposium sponsored by ICORSI where fourteen papers were presented to focus on important theoretical and practical issues concerning road safety around the world. The papers have been specially prepared for wider dissemination after discussion at this symposium. 

The full proceedings (including text of  papers, presentations, and videos) are now available: 

March 25th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

SafetyCube – Better Decision Making for Road Safety Conference, Vienna, 2018

The SafetyCube European Conference on Better Decision Making for Road Safety took place with great success on 22-23 March 2018, in Vienna. The results of the SafetyCube EC Horizons 2020 research project were presented, with special focus on the European Road Safety Decision Support System  (DSS) (www.roadsafety-dss.eu) The SafetyCube DSS is expected to enable policy-makers and stakeholders to select and implement the most appropriate strategies, measures and cost-effective approaches to reduce casualties of all road user types and all severities in Europe and worldwide.  video

NTUA was actively contributed with six (6) presentations:

March 25th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

VTI – 7th Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP), 2020

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers (SAFER) are organising the 7th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP) which is going to be held on August 25-27th 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden. 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 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. link

Abstract submission opens on 25 August 2019 and closes on 25 December 2019. link

March 17th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

EEEE – Multi-Criteria Analysis in Transport Conference, Piraeus, 2018

The Greek Operational Research Society (Ε.Ε.Ε.Ε.), the Department of Business and Administration TEI Piraeus and the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry co-organised the 16th Conference of Operational Research focusing on Multi-Criteria Analysis and Decision Support in Transport, which took place with great success on 15-17 February in Piraeus, Greece.   NTUA actively contributed with two presentations:

 

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

UNECE – Road Safety Performance Review Project Final Capacity Building Workshop, Kachreti, 2018

UNECE‘s project “UNDA Road Safety Management Capacity Building Project” aims to assist four countries (Albania, Georgia, the Dominican Republic and Viet Nam) in the ECE, ESCAP and ECLAC regions to address their priority road safety needs by improving their national road safety management systems. The Final Road Safety Performance Review Capacity Building Workshop took place with great success in Kachreti, Georgia, on 15-16 February 2018 and was initiated by policy dialogue with national road safety stakeholders on how to use Road Safety Performance Review recommendations to generate road safety actions. The objective was to provide information and best practice for national government officials and other road safety stakeholders (NGO, academia, private sector) from Albania and Georgia. 

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Needs and Uses of Road Safety Data within the UN SafeFITS Model

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

Hersonissos, Crete – Road Safety Workshop, 2018

Hersonissos Municipality in Crete with the scientific guidance of the Laboratory of Health and Road Safety (LaHeRS) and of NTUA organized a two-day Road Safety Workshop, titled “Life Road” which took place with great success on 2-3 March, 2018. Key national and local decision makers, stakeholders and experts worked on an holistic approach on road behaviour and culture, with several parallel road safety campaigns and activities.  NTUA presentations concerned:

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

UNECE – Albania Road Safety Capacity Building Workshop, Durres 2018

The Albania Road Safety Performance Review Capacity Building Workshop was held with great success in Durres, Albania on 6-7 February 2018, in the framework of the UNECE‘s project “Road Safety Management Capacity Building” project  pdf5. The workshop objective was to provide information, best practice and training in identified priority areas for national government officials and other road safety stakeholders from the NGOs and private sector. pdf5

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5  Needs and Uses of Road Safety Data within the UN SafeFITS Model

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

SWOV – 6th Humanist Conference, the Hague, 2018

SWOV is organizing the 6th HUMANIST Conference which will be host on 13-14 June 2018 in the Hague, The Netherlands. The theme of the conference is “Towards Vehicle Automation – Human Factors Challenges“. The scope of the conference covers a wide range of topics on Human Factors in Transport. The 2018 conference has a special focus on the Human Factors issues related to transition towards self-driving vehicles. Topics for this year’s symposium include, but are not limited to: Automated Driving and ADAS, Human Machine Interaction, Transition of Control, Driver state, Driver workload and task demand, Interaction of (partly) automated vehicles with vulnerable road users, Human factors in mixed traffic conditions, Older drivers / novice drivers, Naturalistic Driving studies, and Eco-driving. 

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

ITS Hellas – Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Athens, 2018

The 3rd Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems and related developments in Greece, organised by ITS Hellas took place with great success in Athens, on 23-24 January 2018. The aim of the conference was to discuss the latest developments and the wide application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Greece, as a mean of economic development and prosperity and to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and transport safety for the benefit of users and the environment

NTUA’s presentation concerned: ppt5 A Critical Review of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Effectiveness Analysis

All Conference Conclusions and Presentations are available: 

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors – Traffic Society and Road Safety Workshop, Athens, 2018

The Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors with the support of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Hellenic Society of Automotive Engineers, organized the 3rd Interdisciplinary Conference “Traffic Society and Road Safety: Crossing Glances”, which took place with great success in Athens on 7-8 January 2018. This Interdisciplinary Road Safety Conference brought together all road safety experts, stakeholders and Authorities in Greece in order to discuss current road accident problems and solutions in Greece with emphasis on road safety training and education

NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: ppt5 Road infrastructure problems and solutions for childrens’ safety

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

97th TRB Annual Meeting – Washington, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting was held with great success in Washington, D.C., on 7-11 January 2018. 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 2018 meeting: Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future

NTUA presentations concerned:

January 7th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

Auto Forum 2017 Fondation Vinci Autoroutes, Athens, 2017

Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas”, the economic and investment magazine HRIMA and the Hellenic Association of Motor Vehicle Importers Representatives (AMVIR), organized Fondation Vinci Autoroutes – Auto Forum 2017 titled: “Technology for road safety”, which took place with great success on 2 November 2017 in Vouliagmeni, Athens. Fondation Vinci Autoroutes – Auto Forum 2017 highlighted all new advancements in the automobile industry and presented products and services that will circulate in the near future and will affect – one way or the other – road safety in our country. 

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

RSA Workshop on Measuring Risk Exposure on Irish Roads, Dublin 2017

The Road Safety Authority of Ireland organised a workshop on  Measuring Risk Exposure on Irish Roads, which was held with great success in Dublin on 14 December 2017. The workshop’s main objective was to develop more effective means to measure risk exposure for road safety especially in the area of vehicle/kilometres travelled, and it was carried out within the framework of the Irish Government Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020.  NTUA actively contributed with a presentation:

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

POLIS Conference – Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions, Brussels, 2017

The 2017 Annual Polis Conference on “Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions” took place with great success on 6 and 7 December 2017 in Brussels, organised by POLIS, the European Cities Network. The conference provided 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.

Road Safety was one of the key areas of the Conference, as was also the subject of the special joint POLISITF workshop on Safer City Streets.   NTUA presentation concerned:

 

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

University of Patras – Smart Cities and Mobility as a Service Conference, 2017

The University of Patras, Department of Civil Engineering, in cooperation with ITS Hellas and with the support of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers organized the “Smart Cities and Mobility as a Service” Conference which took place with great success in Patras, Greece during 7-8 December 2017. The aim of the Conference was to present the latest research and results related to Smart Cities and Mobility as a Service topics.   All presentations are now available: .  NTUA actively contributed with 4 presentations:

December 10th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

IRF – Global Road Conference, Las Vegas, 2018

The International Road Federation (IRF) is organizing the IRF Global Road Conference on 7-9 November 2018, in Las Vegas, USA. The theme of the conference will be “Building the Transport Infrastructure of Tomorrow”. The IRF Global Road Conference is the new international meeting point where leading industry innovators, researchers, and stakeholders acquire essential engineering & business insights, and help build tomorrow’s transportation infrastructure today. 

Deadline for abstracts is set to 15 March 2018 

December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

iRAP – Innovation workshop, Helmond, Netherlands, 2017

iRAP organized a workshop entitled: “Tackling the transition to highly automated vehicles – the assessment of road and vehicle investment priorities” which took place with great success on 8-10 November 2017 in Automotive Campus, Helmond, Netherlands. The iRAP innovation workshop brings together policy and technical leaders, along with investment experts and those with the capacity to implement change and eliminate high-risk roads. Global leaders who, together, will play a significant role in ensuring safer infrastructure and safer speeds do their part in delivering a safe road and transport system

November 28th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

18th IRF World Road Meeting, Delhi, 2017

The International Road Federation’s 18th World Road Meeting (WRM), took place with great success in Delhi, India on November 14th – 17th, 2017. The theme of the 18th WRM was “Safe Roads and Smart Mobility : The Engines of Economic Growth.” WRM 2017 brought together representatives of business, industry, governments, public sector organisations, mult-ilateral institutions, leaders and transport experts from the automotive, financial, road and transport infrastructure, and construction sectors;  professionals, academics, consultants, infrastructure operators, contractors and manufacturers from across the world. link

The Delhi Declaration is available: pdf5

November 18th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , |

WASET – 20th International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Psychology, ICTTP, Bali, 2018

The World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) is organizing the ICTTP 2018: 20th International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Psychology on 22-23 October 2018, in Bali, Indonesia. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Traffic and Transportation Psychology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Traffic and Transportation Psychology. ICTTP 2018 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Traffic and Transportation Psychology

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline:   December 24, 2017
November 7th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

PRI/TIRF – The impact of Education and Training on Traffic Behaviour, Abu Dhabi, 2017

The International Conference on Traffic Safety “The impact of Education and Training on Traffic Behaviour” was organised by the Emirates Traffic Safety Society (ETSS), the Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prévention Routiére Internationale (PRI) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and took place with great success in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 1-2 November 2017. The conference’s main objectives were, among others, to ensure the importance of the individuals behavior as road users in society and to highlight the role of educational organizations in the different stages to implant the traffic education into students. pdf5 NTUA presentation concerned:

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

GRSP – 5th Africa Road Safety Event, 2017

The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) organised the 5th Africa Road Safety Event, which was held with great success in Cape Town, South Africa on 23-24 October 2017. To meet the fast-approaching UN SDG target to halve deaths by 2020 there is need for sharing successes and results across the region. GRSP brought together Governments, Financial Institutions, industry and civil society partners who are making an impact. The Africa Road Safety 2017 event provided practical knowledge on: Global success stories from GRSP, WHO Save LIVES package, the latest on GRSP Road Safety Management initiatives, and Coordinating action on Safer Road Users. 

NTUA contributed actively with two presentations:

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

RSS2017 – Road Safety and Simulation International Conference, Hague, 2017

The Road Safety & Simulation International Conference 2017 (RSS2017) organised by the Delft University of Technology in co-operation with the Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV) took place with great success on 17-19 October 2017, in Hague, Netherlands. The conference theme focuses on advancing the safety of all road users with special attention for vulnerable road users, especially in the upcoming era of advanced technologies and vehicle automation with new safety challenges emerging. 

NTUA actively contributed with 8 presentations:

October 19th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

NETS – Annual Conference of Employers for Traffic Safety, Charlottesville, 2017

2017 NETS’ Strength in numbers Annual Conference was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on October 14-15. 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 included: keynote presentations by industry leaders, road safety case studies, new research & technology solutions, emerging issues, ongoing projects, 2016 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report, opportunity to network with other road safety professionals. 

October 15th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

25th IRTAD Meeting – Marrakesh 2017

The 25th Meeting of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF) took place in Marrakesh, on 13 October 2017 

NTUA presentations concerned:

October 14th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, News|

UNECE – How to Achieve Transport and Trade Related Sustainable Development Goals? Podgorica, 2017

How can countries best harness transport and trade to drive progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How can enhancing countries’ statistics on trade, transport and road safety support this process? This was the focus of discussions at a Workshop organized by UNECE in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs and Ministry of Economy of Montenegro, on 11-12 October 2017 in Podgorica, Montenegro. A key objective was strengthening countries’ knowledge of road safety, transport and trade-related SDGs, with UNECE highlighting the relevance of the SDG framework to the sustainability of national transport and trade policies. 

NTUA presentation concerned:

ppt5 Greek Road Safety Statistics – Best Practices

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

6th IRTAD International Conference, Marrakesh, 2017

The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD) organised with great success the 6th IRTAD Conference, “Better road safety data for better safety outcomes” on 10-12 October 2017, in Marrakesh, Morocco. The objectives of the conference were to discuss improvements in the quality of data systems and data analysis in IRTAD and other countries through discussion of methodological issues to improve road safety data collection and analysis at country and city level, through showcasing recent initiatives to improve the quality of safety data collection and analysis and through presentation of recent research and analysis undertaken by the IRTAD Group. 

Marrakech Declaration on Better Safety Data for Better Road Safety Outcomes: pdf5

NTUA actively contributed with 6 presentations:

ppt5 Pan-African Road Safety Knowledge and Data Centre

ppt5 A Critical Review of International Road Safety Databases

ppt5 An Overview of Road Safety Statistics in Africa

ppt5 Current and future challenges of the European Road Safety Observatory

ppt5 SafetyCube – The European Road Safety Decision Support System

ppt5 ppt5 An assessment of the effectiveness of formal tools to address road network deficiencies

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

SafetyCube – The European Road Safety Decision Support System launched, 2017

The SafetyCube European Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) was recently launched, developed within EU Horizons 2020 research project SafetyCube with the active contribution of NTUA. SafetyCube DSS is a long waited powerful tool offering for the first time worldwide, scientific evidence on the effects of a large number of road safety risks and related countermeasures on behaviour, infrastructure, vehicle and post-crash care, providing a wealth of scientific evidence to support road safety decision making.  video

NTUA presentation in the launch event concerned: ppt5 SafetyCube – the European Road Safety Decision Support System

October 6th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Data, Knowledge|

TISPOL Conference, Safer Roads: Everybody’s Opportunity, Manchester, 2017

The 2017 TISPOL Conference “Safer Roads: Everybody’s Opportunity” organised by the European Traffic Police Network took place on 3-4 October 2017, in Manchester. The event offered a fantastic opportunity to hear some of the latest thinking in the field of casualty reduction, deterrent, post-collision response, enforcement and protection of vulnerable road users. Two days of compelling and engaging content were delivered without exception by passionate and enthusiastic people, all with something worthwhile to add to the theme of innovation and success.

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

HITE / HIT – 8th International Congress on Transport Research (ICTR), Thessaloniki, 2017

The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (H.I.T.) co-organized the 8th International Congress on Transport Research (ICTR), which was held with great success on 27-29 September 2017, in Thessaloniki, Greece., with Scientific Committee Chair NTUA Prof. George Yannis. The spotlight theme of the 2017 Congress is: The Future of Transportation in Greece: A Vision for 2030. The ICTR has been a major event in the field of transportation research in Greece for the past 15 years with the active contribution of the research and academic community, the authorities as well as the public and private sector involved in the development and implementation of innovative projects in the field of transport. 

NTUA road safety presentations concerned:
pdf5 ppt5 Methodological Issues & Concerns from Using Smartphones to Collect Driving & Mobility Data
pdf5 ppt5 Modeling Powered Two Wheelers’ overtaking maneuvers using Game Theory
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Sessions’ minutes are available here: ppt5
Congress evaluation report is available here: pdf5
Oral presentations archive is available here: 
September 28th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Latest developments about Drivers and Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Athens 2017

On the occasion of the World Day of Alzheimer Disease (21/09/2017), the Department of Mental Disorders / Dementia of the Second Neurological Clinic of the University Hospital “Attikon” organized with great success an informational event on the latest developments in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia diseases, in Attikon General Hospital, on 23 September 2017. The event included speeches by professors of the Athens University Medical School and specialized health professionals who answered questions in relation to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and other topics related dementiasNTUA presentation concerned:

ppt5 Assessment of driving behaviour of patients with Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment; Diagnostic and Predictive Indicators

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

EuroSafe – 4th European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 2017

The 4th European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EU-Safety-2017) took place in Amsterdam on September 21-22, 2017, organised by EuroSafe in collaboration with VeiligheidNL (Consumer Safety Institute). The conference builds on the many European Injury Prevention Conferences successfully organised over the past decades by EuroSafe and the success of the World Safety-2016 Conference (in Tampere, September last year) which was attended by the largest European contingent ever. This year the main theme of the conference is: “Safety Promotion in Action”.  pdf5

September 21st, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

International Cycling Safety Conference, Davis, 2017

The 6th Annual International Cycling Safety Conference was held with great success, for the first time outside of Europe, in Davis, California, USA, the “Bicycling Capital of the United States” at 21-22 September 2017, organised by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) and the European initiators SWOV, TU Delft, TNO and Chalmers. The conference brought together a truly international group to discuss the most relevant topics on the safety of bicycling. 

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

IRCOBI – International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference, Antwerp, 2017

The 2017 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference took place in Antwerp, Belgium, on 13-15 September 2017. 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

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

I_HeERO Workshop & Demonstration in Athens, 2017

The Institute of Communication & Computer Systems and the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport are organising a workshop and demonstration of  I_HeERO – “Infrastructure Harmonised eCall European Pilot” implementation in Greece, that will be held on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport facilities, in Athens, Greece. The European project I_HeERO: Deployment pilot project of EU-wide eCall is aimed at the preparation of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the participant Member States (Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia) for the deployment of eCall based on 112 as reference implementations. The event is expected to attract a wide variety of participants from private and public institutions, local authorities, academic and research communities, manufacturers, road transport professionals and end users associations.  pdf5

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, News|

PIARC – First International Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety, 2018

The World Road Association (PIARC)’s Technical Committee D.5 “Road Tunnel Operations”, the French PIARC Committee and the French Center for Tunnel Studies (CETU) are pleased to announce the First International Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety, which will be held in Lyon, France on 3-5 October 2018. It will be of great relevance for owners, operators, designers, representatives of fire departments, suppliers, installers. PIARC’s Technical Committee on Road Tunnel Operations is recognised as a reference technical body. It brings together almost 140 people worldwide and is very active on the subject of the operation and safety of road tunnels. In recent years, it has published 8 technical reports and developed an on-line reference manual. 

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

12th ITS European Congress, Strasbourg, 2017

The 12th ITS European Congress took place with great success from 19 to 22 June 2017 at the Strasbourg Convention Centre. Under the theme “ITS Beyond Borders”, the Congress focused on the people, intelligent mobility users, as every day hundreds of thousands of them are crossing the French-German border to live their daily lives. During the Congress, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and ERTICO – ITS Europe hosted the second edition of the Mayors’ Summit. City mayors and leaders from Europe gathered again to explore opportunities, experiences and strategies related to present and future contributions of ITS to seamless travel and sustainable, efficient and innovative mobility. The 12th European ITS Congress 2017 was organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe in partnership with the European Commission and hosted by the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.

June 25th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC – Who’s On Track? – Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Conference 2017

The 2017 PIN Conference took place with great success in Brussels on 20 June, organised by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). The EU has set a target to halve road deaths by 2020. Which countries are on track, and which are playing catch-up? At the 2017 PIN conference, ETSC launched its latest Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) annual report looking at why some countries are still making progress on road safety and some are going in reverse. Two areas were highlighted where action is needed to ensure future progress: work-related road safety and reducing deaths in single-vehicle collisions. The event also saw the unveiling of this year’s PIN Award winner, presented to Switzerland for outstanding progress on road safety. 

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

International Journal of Driving Science – Driving the intelligent vehicle Symposium, Haarlem, 2017

The International Journal of Driving Science (IJDS) organised the 1st IJDS symposium in Haarlem, The Netherlands, which took place on 14-15 June 2017. In this symposium, intelligent vehicle technologies integrated with human factors in applied research. Here, researchers and engineers from academia, industry and government meet and present their latest findings and state-of-the-art technology.  pdf5

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Universita Degli Studi di Brescia – Living and Walking in Cities Conference, Brescia, 2017

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 23rd edition, was held with great success in Brescia, on 15-16 June 2017. 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.  pdf5

June 16th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation – Vision Zero Conference, Stockholm 2017

The Vision Zero Conference organised by the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) and Transportstyrelsen (the Swedish Transport Agency) and took place in Stockholm on 14-15 June 2017. How do we reach Vision Zero in the light of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? The aim of the Vision Zero Conference was to provide new impetus to the promotion of road transport safety at the strategic level. The main focus was on best practice, innovation and future challenges. The Vision Zero Conference’s different sessions:

  • Vision Zero around the world/UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • 20 years with Vision Zero
  • Livable Cities
  • New Technology and Innovation
  • Role of Humans and Organisation from a Vision Zero perspective

Policy makers, road safety practitioners, together with high-level representatives from industry and international academia shared their experiences, aim to find common goals and discuss the way forward.  

 

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

RSI Panos Mylonas/ETSC – YEARS Country Seminar Athens 2017

The Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised with great success a country seminar in Athens on 12 June  2017, within the framework of the ETSC YEARS project (Young Europeans Acting for Road Safety). The aim was to debate on the dangers and policy recommendations for young road users on European and national level. Representatives from the Greek Authorities, road safety experts and stakeholders as well as the European Commission representation in Athens discussed and contributed on good practices in Greece and in Europe.   pdf5    NTUA presentation concerned:

ppt5 Problems and solutions for youth’s road safety in Greece and Europe

June 13th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

49th CIECA Congress, Trondheim, 2017

The 49th CIECA General Assembly and Congress took place in Trondheim, Norway, on 8-9 June 2017. With the Congress, entitled “Well-educated driving instructors and examiners: a pre-requisite for responsible drivers”, CIECA focused on the current efforts in the field to affirm that the quality of the education of driving examiners and driving instructors, has a decisive impact in the process of developing future responsible drivers. 

June 10th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

SWOV – UDRIVE and Naturalistic Driving Symposium, Hague, 2017

The 6th International Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium and the UDRIVE Final Event organized by SWOV, Virginia Tech and UDRIVE took place with great success in Hague, Netherlands, on 7-9 June 2017. The 6th International Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium provided with a thorough overview of international naturalistic driving and riding studies and insight into the next generation of this type of studies. In 2017, the symposium was organized in conjunction with the EC FP7 UDRIVE research project, where the results of this European Naturalistic Driving study were presented. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Naturalistic Aerial Approaches for Monitoring Powered Two Wheelers

pdf5 ppt5 Monitoring distraction through smartphone naturalistic driving experiment

June 9th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

LaHeRS Crete – Promoting Road Safety Culture, Heraklion, Crete, 2017

The Laboratory of Health and Road Safety of the TEI of Crete (LaHeRS) organised with great success a Workshop titled: “Promoting Road Safety Culture” in Heraklion, Crete, Greece on 29 May. Several presentations covered a large spectrum of promoting road safety culture such as research, interventions, promotion programs, targeted actions and good practices. The main conclusion of the Workshop is the need to adopt an holistic approach and to promote interdisciplinary cooperation in promoting road safetypdf5 pdf5  NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Road accidents characteristics and countermeasures

ppt5 The SafeCulture project – Results on safety culture in professional transport in Greece

June 5th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

50th CIECA Congress, Belfast, 2018

The 50th CIECA General Assembly and Congress took place with great success on 29 May – 01 June 2018, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The General Assembly and Congress was hosted by the Driver & Vehicle Agency. This year’s theme was “Safe driving for life: changing attitude and behaviour through education, training and testing” 

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors – Road Safety and Children Conference, Thessaloniki 2017

The Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors organised with great success the 1st International Interdisciplinary Conference on Road Safety and Children in Thessaloniki on 19-21 May 2017. Several results from road accident data analysis and methodologies and modern technologies related to road safety with focus to children were presented.  pdf5  NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Road accidents involving children in Europe and in Greece

ppt5 Problems and solutions for children road safety in developed countries

May 19th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – The Future of Road Safety Research Workshop, 2017

NTUA within the framework of the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week organised with great success a Workshop titled “The Future of Road Safety Research” on 15 May 2017 at the NTUA Campus in Athens. 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 Laboratory of Traffic Engineering and to open up the discussion in a round table on the future of road safety research in Greece, in Europe and worldwide. Special emphasis was be given to managing speed for improving road safety in line with the UN Global Road Safety Week objectives. pdf5

Workshop presentations concerned:

ppt5  The NTUA Road Safety Observatory – Nrso

ppt5  The European Road Safety Observatory – Erso+

ppt5  The European Road Safety Decision Support System – SafetyCube

ppt5  The CEDR Road Safety APM and CMF Repository – Pract

ppt5  The African Road Safety Observatory – SaferAfrica

ppt5  Global benchmarking of road safety in cities – IrtadCities

ppt5  Predicting road accidents with real time data – WeatherSafe

ppt5  Monitoring road safety culture in Europe – SafeCulture

ppt5  Monitoring road safety attitudes in Europe – Esra

ppt5  Monitoring behaviour of older road users in Europe – ElderSafe

ppt5  Monitoring road safety risk factors and measures – SafetyCube

ppt5  Monitoring driver distraction – Distract

ppt5  Monitoring behaviour of drivers with cognitive impairment – DriverBrain

ppt5  Monitoring driver behaviour through mobile phones – OSeven

   Round Table

ppt5  The future of road safety research – HELLASTRON

ppt5  The future of road safety research – Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

ppt5  Quantitative Methods in Road Safety – HITE

May 16th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

13th PRI World Congress and Exhibition, Tunisia, 2017

The 13th PRI World Congress and Exhibition on “Road Governance & its Impact on Road Safety: Achieving UN Decade of Action’s Road Safety Targets“, organised by La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) took place with great success in Gammarth, Tunisia, on 3 – 7 May 2017. The aim of the Congress was to: identify dangerous roadside hazards, understand the issues facing pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, public transport and non-motorized vehicle safety, obtain an understanding of work zones & how they can be made safer, learn how to create a road safety audit team and discuss how to collect data to assess the performance of roads, and how technology can be utilized to enhance operations and safety of roads.    NTUA presentation concerned:

ppt5 ‘Road Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Loughborough University – Short Course on Safe System Approach, Loughborough, 2017

A new two-day short course “The Safe System Approach: Managing for Better Road Safety Results” which has been developed by the Loughborough University Design School in association with Jeanne Breen Consulting took place with great success on 11-12 April 2017, in Loughborough. The background to this initiative is the adoption of Safe System by an increasing number of agencies, cities and jurisdictions in the United Kingdom and in the British Road Safety Statement.  This two-day course has been formulated to support professionals from the many sectors and disciplines involved in road safety and road traffic injury prevention, both in public and private sectors. The aim is to assist in the understanding of the Safe System goal and approach and what is involved in its broad implementation in terms of transport, planning, highway, vehicle, health, insurance, enforcement, education and research fields. 

May 8th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Transportation Alternatives – Vision Zero Cities Conference, New York 2017

Since New York City adopted its Vision Zero policy in 2014, other cities across the US have launched their own initiatives aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The street safety advocacy group Transportation Alternatives held its third Vision Zero Cities conference, on 4-5 May in New York City, bringing together policy makers and experts from around the nation and world to formulate new strategies to save lives. “With traffic fatalities and injuries spiking across the nation, many Vision Zero cities are experiencing setbacks in their efforts as we begin 2017,” said Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives. “We’re calling on our street safety warriors and defenders to join forces and share ideas to keep the movement on track and rolling.” 

May 6th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

ITF / Polis – Safer City Streets Workshop, Paris 2017

More than 50 experts from cities around the world met in Paris, France, on April 20-21 for the first Workshop of the “Safer City Streets” global traffic safety network for liveable cities created by the International Transport Forum with support from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) in October 2016. Just over six months after its launch, Safer City Streets counts 38 participating cities around the world. The first meeting provided the opportunity to exchange knowledge on road safety policies and learn from other cities’ experiences.

A joint workshop session with POLIS, the European network of cities and regions for sustainable transport, further explored the issue of risk exposure data and addressed collaboration with hospitals to improve knowledge of crashes.  pdf5  NTUA’s presentation concerned:

pdf5 Safer City Streets – Methodological Framework

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

IRU – Workshop on Mobility 2030: A Global Vision, New Delhi, 2017

The International Road Transport Union (IRU), the world’s road transport organisation, is leading a global initiative looking into the role and place of passenger transport, in particular that of buses and taxis, in the future mobility ecosystem by 2030. IRU is organising a Workshop on Mobility 2030, on 9 May 2017 in New Delhi, India. This workshop aims at contributing to a global vision on Mobility for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and implementing New Urban Agenda as also to help the developing countries like India to address the challenge of rising congestion and pollution, particularly in urban areas, and to better tap into the tremendous opportunities that sustainable transport can make possible. 

April 28th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Road Safety in Local Communities, Tara Mountain, Serbia, 2017

The Road Traffic Safety Agency of Serbia (RTSA) together with several Serbian and international road safety Governmental, Academic and other organisations organised the 12th International conference Road Safety in Local Communities that was held in Tara Mountain, Serbia, on 19-22 April 2017.  
The conference subject areas are the following:
  • Strengthening of institutional capacity to further national road safety efforts
  • Improve the safety of road network
  • Improve vehicle safety
  • Improve road safety behaviors
  • Improve care after traffic accident

April 25th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

FEHRL – Infrastructure Research Meeting (FIRM17), Brussels, 2017

The FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2017 (FIRM17) took place with great success on 5-7th April 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The theme was “The future transport system: a public-private enterprise embracing infrastructure and vehicles across all modes“, Key highlights included the presentation of FEHRL’s new Strategic European Road Research Programme (SERRP), key addresses from the main stakeholders (EC, CEDR, PIARC, ERTRAC, ECTP), outline of the vision for the future cross-modal transport infrastructure and its implementation plan, a round table of the deployment of automated connected vehicles and a workshop about training and knowledge transfer for transport stakeholders. 
The presentations are now available: 
April 11th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

10th ASECAP Road Safety Conference, Brussels, 2017

The European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP) held with great success its 10th Annual Road Safety Conference on Tuesday 21 March 2017 in Brussels on the theme: “Road safety – A shared responsibility. A story of success or failure?”, composed by two parts. Part One focused on a) EU priority on road safety: are we fulfilling the EU safety action plan? and b) The infrastructure of tomorrow: what role to play in the EU safety action plan (explanations and expectations)? Part Two concerned the theme Life saving chain: avoiding road safety fatalities and reducing serious injuries. 

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

5th Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims, Kuala Lumpur, 2017

The Fifth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims took place on 3-6 April 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Alliance brought together global members, dignitaries and distinguished guests from the field of road safety and public health. There were ample opportunities for networking and learning from NGOs around the world. The main aims were to facilitate members’ continued involvement in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and to prepare for important road safety key events, such as the Fourth UN Road Safety Week in May 2017. 

April 10th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

EC – 1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving, Brussels, 2017

The European Commission, with the support of the EC-funded projects CARTRE and SCOUT, organized its First European Conference on connected and automated driving: ‘Connected and Automated Driving – Together, shaping the future’. The high-level conference was held in Brussels on the 3 and 4 April 2017. The event was a unique opportunity for all participants to network and to discuss on how to boost the development and deployment of connected and automated driving technologies from a fourfold perspective: transport policy issues; technological challenges; legal and regulatory frame, and digital transformation. 

April 5th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – High-Level Conference on Road Safety, Malta, 2017

The European Commission, in collaboration with the Maltese Presidency of the European Union, organised with great success a High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Valletta, Malta. This participatory stakeholder event brought together road safety experts, stakeholders and political decision-makers on 28th March 2017, followed by a Ministerial Conference on the 29th March 2017. The objective of this conference was to launch a political debate and outline future political direction. 

  • The Presentation of the 2016 road safety statistics by the Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Violeta Bulcvideo
  • The Valletta Declaration on Road Safety: pdf5
  • The Recommendations about: Road safety strategies and policies pdf5, Enforcement of traffic rules pdf5, Infrastructure safety pdf5, Smart road solutions pdf5, Vulnerable road users pdf5
April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

IFSTTAR – 5th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Paris 2017

The 5th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention organised by IFSTTAR, ARRB Group and SAFER took place with great success (20-22 March 2017), in Paris. Presentations concern new forms of mobility (e.g. autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, soft modes of transport, etc.), other road user groups (e.g. motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, etc.), new modes of HMI interaction (e.g. voice recognition, I-watches, gesturing, etc.), new sources of distraction from outside the vehicle (e.g. advertising on moving trucks, bus shelters, mobile trailers, etc.), and sources of distraction in domains other than transport (e.g. aviation, medicine, process control, etc.).  The e-proceedings of DDI17 are now available:  NTUA contributed with two presentations concerning:

pdf5 ppt5 The detrimental effect of mobile phone use on the driving competence of patients with neurological diseases affecting cognitive functions

pdf5 ppt5 How does distracted driving affect lateral position of older drivers?

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

RSI/HITE – Road Safety Week 2017

The 10th Road Safety Week organised by the Road Safety Institute ‘Panos Mylonas’ (RSI) and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers  (HITE) on 18-24 March 2017, with information and awareness actions in Attica and throughout Greece, in order to provide appropriate information for accident prevention which are a scourge on our society. With the quote “Responsible driving means respect for life!“, this year’s tenth road safety week gives priority to enhancing road safety, responsible driving and courtesy on the Greek roads, through initiatives for education and awareness to road safety for all users road: students, parents, teachers, citizens and policy makers.  pdf5

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

World Bank / IRTAD – Road Safety Data Workshop, Marrakech, 2017

The first SSATP Annual Meeting under the Third Development Plan (DP3) took place with great success in Marrakech, Morocco during the week of February 20-24, 2017. Within this Annual Meeting a Workshop regarding road safety data was co-organised by the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) of the World Bank and the International Road Traffic Accident Database organisation (IRTAD) of the ITF/OECD, in which several road safety experts and stakeholders from Africa and worldwide contributed in vivid discussion for the improvement of road safety data in Africa. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Quelles données de sécurité routière pour quels usages? Les acteurs

ppt5 L’Observatoire de Sécurité Routière SaferAfrica

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Transport Research Arena – Research Awards TRAVisions 2018

TRAVisions concerns two competitions for transport research awards to be announced in a prestigious award ceremony at the Transport Research Arena Conference on 16-19th April 2018 in Vienna:  pdf5 twitter

  • TRAVisions 2018 Young Researcher Competition, an academic student competition with the goal of stimulating the interest among young researchers and students in the field of sustainable surface transport 
  • TRAVisions 2018 Senior Researcher Competition , a competition for senior researchers in the field of innovative surface transport concepts based on results only from EU-funded projects .
February 24th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, News|

10th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, Thessaloniki, 2017

The 10th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and the 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases, took place with great success in Thessaloniki, on 2-5 February 2017. The Panhellenic Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, in cooperation with the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders organized this, well-established, meeting of top scientists from Greece and around the world, at the fertile ground of a Conference, which for sixteen years informs and educates health professionals and caregivers. 

A special session dedicated to “driving behavior in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease” included the NTUA presentation:

ppt5 Drivers with AD and MCI: The predictive value of neurological and neuropsychological measures

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

TRB Annual Meeting – Washington 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting was held with great success in Washington, D.C., on 8-12 January 2017. The information-packed program attracted a record number of more than 14,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 5,800 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. The 800 sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2017 meeting: Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change video twitter

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Stochastic cusp catastrophe models with traffic and weather data for crash severity analysis on urban arterials

pdf5 ppt5 Willingness-to-Pay for Usage-Based Motor Insurance

pdf5 ppt5 Can driving at the simulator “diagnose” cognitive impairments?

pdf5 ppt5 When no difference makes a difference: older drivers, medical conditions, and freeway ramp negotiation

ppt5 SaferAfrica: Innovating Dialogue and Problems Appraisal for a Safer Africa

ppt5 Developing the European Road Safety Support System within the SafetyCube project

ppt5 Roadside and Median Deficiencies within the SafetyCube Road Safety Decision Support System

January 30th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors – Interdisciplinary Road Safety Conference, Athens, 2017

The Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors with the support of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Hellenic Society of Automotive Engineers, organised the 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference “Society of Traffic and Road Safety: Crossing Glances”, which took place with great success in Athens on 7-9 January 2017. This Interdisciplinary Road Safety Conference brought together all road safety experts, stakeholders and Authorities in Greece in order to discuss current road accident problems and solutions in Greece with emphasis on road safety training and education

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Autonomous vehicles safety challenges

ppt5 The role of driving instructors on mixed traffic of autonomous and not-autonomous vehicles

January 12th, 2017|Categories: Conferences|

ITS Hellas – Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Athens, 2016

The 2nd Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems and related developments in Greece, organised by ITS Hellas took place with great success in Athens, on 19-20 December 2016. Aim of the conference was to discuss the latest developments and the wide application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Greece, as a mean of economic development and prosperity and to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and transport safety for the benefit of users and the environment.  pdf5

The NTUA presentation concerned: Intelligent Transportation Systems supporting older drivers: Review and Future directions pdf5

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Word Bank/IRTAD/UNECE – Road Safety in Africa Workshop, Nairobi, 2016

A Regional workshop on road safety, hosted by the Kenya National Transport and Safety Authority and co-organised by the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) of the World Bank, the International Road Traffic Accident Database organisation (IRTAD) of the ITF/OECD and the United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa and for Europe, took place with great success in Nairobi, Kenya from 13 to 15 December 2016. 

This Workshop covered United Nations Road Safety legal instruments, fundamentals of road safety data management and minimum data requirements for all African countries to monitor progress towards the Decade of Action for Road Safety and Sustainable Development Goals, with active participation of African international road safety stakeholders and experts, including the active contribution of NTUA with the following presentations:

Africa Road Safety Workshop Safety Performance Indicators pdf5

The SaferAfrica Road Safety Observatory pdf5

Basic Aspects of Road Safety in Africa – Short Questionnaire pdf5

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Annual POLIS Conference, Rotterdam, 2016

This year’s Annual Polis Conference on “Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions” took place with great success on 1 and 2 December 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, organised by POLIS, the European cities and regions networking for innovative transport solutions. More than 400 mobility professionals and experts from across Europe and beyond came together to debate on urban and regional mobility.  pdf5

All presentations are now available. 

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

ETSS – 3rd International Congress “Traffic Enforcement: Challenges & Perspectives”, Abu Dhabi, 2016

The 3rd International Congress “Traffic Enforcement: Challenges & Perspectives” was organised by the Emirates Traffic Safety Society (ETSS), the Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prévention Routiére Internationale (PRI) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and took place with great success in Abu Dhabi, on 2-3 November 2016. Key road safety experts contributed the state of the art developments on traffic safety enforcement worldwide. The final programme of the Congress is available here: pdf5

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Best Practices for Efficient Traffic Safety Law Enforcement Programs‘ ppt5

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Safe Kids Worldwide for our Safe Roads – Safe Kids Summit, Washington, 2016

The 2016 Safe Roads – Safe Kids Summit took place with great success on December 8-9, 2016, in Washington D.C. It was a biennial event designed to significantly enhance the visibility of global road safety on the international agenda and to reduce the number of deaths and injuries among children. The Summit offered stakeholders at all levels the opportunity to work together in a manner that is action-oriented and focused on meaningful outcomes, including international organizations, governments, corporations, foundations, researchers, non-governmental organizations, health care workers, first responders, law enforcement, families and children. The 2016 Safe Roads – Safe Kids Summit built momentum for urgently-needed progress on road safety for children worldwide. It focused on rapid implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) as they apply to road safety for children.  twitter

The agenda is available here: pdf5

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

UN – Intergovernmental Tenth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum, Vientiane, 2017

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Lao PDR, the Ministry of the Environmet (MoE), Japan, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) are organising the Intergovernmental Tenth Regional EST Forum in Asia under the theme “2030 Road Map for Sustainable Transport ~ Aligning with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The forum will be held from 14 to 16 March 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. It is expected that approximately 500 participants, including senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific countries, city mayors, international experts, resource persons, and others as listed below will be attending the conference. 

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

International Conference on Transport & Health, Barcelona, 2017

The Transportation Public Health Link (TPH Link), the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) are organising the International Conference on Transport & Health (ICTH). ICTH is a direct participatory experience. Policy-makers, practitioners and academics from multiple disciplines involved in transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, economics and beyond came together in Barcelona, Spain, on 27-29 June 2017, and shared their stories of success and failure; build world-wide collaborative friendships; but most importantly, leave inspired! The theme for ICTH 2017-Barcelona was “Changing Perspectives: Health Impacts of Urban & Transport Related Exposures.”

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

ICTCT – 29th workshop, Lund, 2016

The 29th ICTCT workshop took place in Lund, Sweden, on 20-21st October 2016 and offered a multidisciplinary forum for lively discussion among inter­national experts in an open-minded and friendly atmosphere. The workshop mainly dealt with the question how to assess traffic safety. According to the philosophy of ICTCT, the safety assessment should not only rely on accident data but actively utilise other non-accident indicators that reflect the accident risk. Such methods are widely used in in rail and air transport, while acceptance is still low among road safety professionals. 

The programme is available here: pdf5

October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Knowledge|

ERF European Road Infrastructure Congress, Leeds, 2016

The 1st edition of the European Road Infrastructure Congress organised by the European Union Road Federation, in partnership with the Road Safety Markings Association, took place with great success in Leeds, on 18-20 October 2016. The Congress brought together more than 500 policy makers, academics, research institutes, road authorities and industry representatives from across the continent to explore the following three overarching themes: 1. Delivery of the road infrastructure, 2. Road Safety, 3. Adaptation of the road infrastructure. 
All presentations of each congress session are now available: 
October 19th, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Knowledge|

Athens Medical Society – Therapeutic Alliance Workshop, Athens, 2016

The Therapeutic Alliance Workshop, organised by the Athens Medical Society, at this year’s conference was aiming to highlight all modern reinforcement tools for patients and enhance their communication with physicians and other health professionals which can contribute decisively to a more secure and effective management of chronic diseases. The 5th Session of the Conference concerned Cognitive Impairments/Dementia: road and traffic safety issues of patients with the active contribution of NTUA. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 The driving behaviour of patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia

ppt5 The behaviour of pedestrians with mild dementia

October 19th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

ETSC – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels, 2016

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held the 6th Annual European PRAISE Conference on work-related road safety in Brussels on 19 October. Using the roads is a necessary part of our working lives but it’s an ordinary activity that leads to an incredibly high level of injury and death. The conference brought together fleet safety managers, EU institutions, government representatives and road safety experts to discuss the latest developments and priorities in work related road safety. The winners of the ETSC PRAISE awards 2016 were also announced. The program included contributions from leading occupational health and safety experts and featured presentations of ETSC’s new reports: ‘Managing Grey Fleet Safety’ and ‘Making Taxis Safer’. link

The agenda pdf5 and the press release link are now available.

October 19th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

TISPOL Conference, Manchester, 2016

The 2016 TISPOL Conference organised by the European Traffic Police Network took place with great success on 4-5 October, in Manchester. There was an interesting and varied line-up of speakers from police, policymaking and industry across Europe coverning a wide range of traffic enforcement and road safety topics. The 200+ people involved with TISPOL International Road Safety Conference made it an exceptionally useful and worthwhile event. Two days of compelling and engaging content were delivered without exception by passionate and enthusiastic people, all with something worthwhile to add to the theme of innovation and success. video

October 12th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

ICGP/INA – Meeting on Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Athens 2016

A joint congress event consisting of the “16th Annual Meeting of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology” and the “5th International Congress on Psychiatry and the Neurosciences” took place with great success in Athens from the 6th to the 8th of October 2016. These congresses were organized jointly by the International College of Geriatric Psychopharmacology (ICGP) and the Hellenic Society for the Advancement of Psychiatry and Related Sciences (HSAPRS), aiming to promote the interface and interaction among various disciplines and to relate to Neuropsychiatry and Geriatric Psychopharmacology.   The book of abstracts is available here: pdf5

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Relationship of neuropsychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and driving behavior

ppt5 Driving performance and MCI: The influence of neuropsychiatric symptoms (Best Poster Presentation Award)

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Society of Applied Neuroscience Conference, Corfu 2016

The Society of Applied Neuroscience in cooperation with the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Neurology of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, organised with great success the SAN2016 meeting, which was held in Corfu Island, Greece from 6-9 October 2016. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 The driving simulator as a valid measure of driving behavior

ppt5 Self-awareness of cognitive and driving abilities in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and healthy elderly

ppt5 Incidental and intentional memory performance in depression and amnestic mild cognitive impairment

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

5th Panhellenic Interdisciplinary Conference of Special Psychiatric Hospitals, Kalamata 2016

The 5th Panhellenic Interdisciplinary Conference of Special Psychiatric Hospitals and the 3rd Panhellenic Conference of Holistic Addressing with Severe Mental Disorder took place with great success in Kalamata, from 29th September to 2nd October, 2016. pdf5

NTUA presentation concerned: “Driving ability assessment process of the elderlyppt5

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

27th ARRB Conference, Melbourne, 2016

The 27th ARRB Conference took place with great success in Melbourne, Australia from 16th to 18th November 2016. The ARRB Research Conference creates the opportunity for road and transport professionals to share and explore the latest ideas, knowledge and technologies in order to maximize the total economic and social benefit of road infrastructure. The 27th Conference in this series is to explore infrastructure and its associated technologies in the context of the reasons for which the roads exist and the users for whom they exist. link

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

WHO – 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Tampere 2016

The 12th International Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Safety 2016, took place with great success in Tampere, Finland, on 18-21 September, 2016. It was an initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its network of WHO-Collaborating Centres for injury prevention, attended by more than 1.100 participants from more than 120 countries. The conference programme consisted of 1.004 presentations and traffic safety was one of the major conference topics. pdf5

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Characteristics of road accidents with youngsters in Europe

ppt5 Comparative analysis of road accidents by gender in Europe

ppt5 Exploration of accident probability of drivers with brain pathologies

ppt5 Developing the European Road Safety Decision Support System

ppt5 Exploring the difference of traffic parameters by severity level and accident type in urban areas

ppt5 Correlation of road safety performance with social and economic indicators in the EU

ppt5 Willingness to pay for innovative vehicle insurance schemes

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

TIRF/ETSC – 15th International Alcohol Interlock Symposium, Brussels 2016

The 15th International Alcohol Interlock Symposium organised by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), took place with great success on 13-15 September, in Brussels. Alcohol interlock programs have expanded greatly in recent decades. Today, programs combine technological advances with more tailored and efficient monitoring strategies to deliver high-quality services. The theme of the 2016 Symposium is “Efficiency Through Automation”. As alcohol interlock technology evolves, it becomes increasingly important to understand how intelligent devices can be embedded in sophisticated vehicles and linked to database systems to make services more accessible and enhance road safety

Please use the following link to download the presentations:

NTUA presentation concerned: Alcohol Interlocks & Building Capacity for Automated Solutions ppt5

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Regulating drink driving to protect all road users, Brussels 2016

A workshop on ‘Regulating drink driving to protect all road users’ will take place on 18 October 2016, in Brussels. This year’s European Transport Safety Lecture will be given by Prof Richard Allsop, Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies, University College London and will be followed by a panel debate. The event is part of the SMART project on drink driving. link

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Brisbane 2016

The Sixth International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP2016), organised by QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) and Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland took place in Brisbane, Australia, on 2-5 August 2016. It was the first time an ICTTP has been held in the Southern Hemisphere and only the second time outside of Europe. The Conference was a global forum, with a theme of “UN Decade of Action For Road Safety: The Half-way Point”, at which nearly 400 road safety experts from 39 countries attended, including researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry from the areas of public health, law, medicine, economics, law enforcement, public policy, education, human factors, and psychology met, presented and discussed on the latest work being undertaken in these areas.

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

WCTRS – World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai 2016

The World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) organised by the WCTRS and the Tongji University took place on 10-15 of July 2016, at Shanghai, China. The programme included more than 1.170 papers presented in oral and poster sessions. The authors from 65 countries ensured WCTR 2016 as a truly international event. The aims of the WCTR Conference were to offer a unique opportunity to bring together experts in all aspects of transport research, from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of transport research. 

The Conference Key Findings are now available. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Human factors of pedestrian walking and crossing behaviour

pdf5 ppt5 Road safety data and priorities in South-East European regions

pdf5 ppt5 Review of driving performance parameters critical for distracted driving

pdf5 ppt5 Assessing the driving performance of drivers with cerebral diseases

pdf5 ppt5 Investigation of road accident severity per vehicle type

pdf5 ppt5 Texting on Young Drivers Behavior by Means of Multivariate Copulae Analysis

July 15th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

AVIS – Benchmarking Albania towards EU Road Safety Conference, Tirana 2016

The Benchmarking Albania towards EU Road Safety Conference organised by AVIS Albania and Trans Andriatic Pipeline (TAP) took place on 6 July 2016, in Tirana. The Conference provided a platform for private stakeholders, government officials and international entities operating in Albania to raise awareness regarding the importance of road safety. Discussions also focused on current road safety reality and challenges and, above all, promoting ideas for new initiatives and policies.  

NTUA presentation concerned:  Road Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe ppt5

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Bar Ilan University – Annual Road Safety Conference, Tel-Aviv, 2016

The Annual Road Safety Conference of the Bar Ilan University, took place with great success in Tel-Aviv on 7 July 2016. More than 100 road safety experts and stakeholders have discussed on current developments and challenges on road safety worldwide, with emphassis on driver behaviour and respective road safety measures.

NTUA presentation concerned: Risk factors, driver behaviour and accident probability. The case of distracted drivingppt5

July 5th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

SafetyCube Road Safety Workshop, Brussels, 2016

A Road Safety Workshop was organised by the SafetyCube EC funded project, regarding the first viewing of the SafetyCube European Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS). It took place with great success at BRSI in Brussels, on 27 September 2016. The purpose of the workshop was to illustrate how existing road safety knowledge can be collected, structured and distilled into the SafetyCube DSS that can be queried in terms of safety risk factors and potential countermeasures, including crash scenarios. Key road safety stakeholders had the opportunity to watch the methodology followed and test the SafetyCube DSS prototype, allowing vivid discussion for its further improvement.  

The NTUA presentations concerned

ppt5 Design of the European Road Safety Decision Support System

ppt5 SafetyCube – Infrastructure risk factors and measures

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

ESRA Conference on European road users’ safety attitudes, Brussels 2016

The results of the European Survey of Road users’ safety Attitudes (ESRA) were presented at a targeted Conference that took place with great success on 20 June 2016, in Brussels. This Conference was organised by the Consortium of 17 Institutes that participated at the survey under the coordination of the Belgian Institute for Road Safety (IBSR).  

During the conference, the Main Results of the ESRA Survey 2015 were presented together with the first six Thematic Reports on European drivers attitudes towards:

pdf5 Speeding

pdf5 Driving under the influence of alcohol & drugs

pdf5 Distraction & fatigue

pdf5 Subjective safety & risk perception

pdf5 Enforcement & support for road safety policy measures

pdf5 Seat belt and child restraint systems

NTUA presentation concerned: ESRA Thematic Report – Speeding ppt5

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC – Annual PRAISE Awards 2016

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) presents annual awards, as part of the PRAISE project, in recognition of organisations that have made an outstanding commitment to improving work-related road safety. The competition is divided into three separate categories according to the size and type of the applicant organisations: SME (Small-Medium Enterprise), large company and public authority. The winners will be chosen by an independent panel of experts appointed by ETSC. The deadline for applications is the 1st of September 2016 and the awards will be presented at ETSC Annual PRAISE Conference in Brussels in Autumn 2016. 

June 17th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Gdańsk University – 11th International Road Safety Seminar GAMBIT. Gdańsk 2016

The 11th International Road Safety Seminar GAMBIT 2016 is organised by Gdańsk University of Technology in collaboration with the Motor Transport Institute, the Road and Bridge Research Institute and the Foundation for the Development of Civil Engineering and will take place on 17-18 November 2016, in Gdańsk. This year’s special formula of the GAMBIT Seminar ties in with “Development of Road Innovations”, a research programme of the National Centre for Research and Development and the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways.  

June 16th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Together for Safer Roads Global Coalition – Round Table Discussion, New York 2016

The Private Sector Global Coalition Together for Safer Roads (TSR) composed by 16 leading global companies has organised on June 14th, 2016, in New York a Round Table Discussion on Technology’s Impact on Road Safety. The Members of the TSR Coalition Expert Panel initiated the discussion on three key domains: a) The Technology Horizon and the People/Technology Interface, b) Using Information and Communication Technologies – and More – to Make Roads Safer and c) Policy and Partnerships Supporting Road Safety Technologies. This Round Table Discussion demonstrated the high potential of technology for safety improvement as well as the role of the Member Companies to promote and exploit this potential.

NTUA presentation concerned:  Star rating driver safety behaviour by the use of smart technologies   ppt5

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|