Medical School of Hannover – 7th Expert Symposium on Accident Research (ESAR), Hannover 2016

The 7th International Expert Symposium on Accident Research (ESAR) took place with great success in Hannover on 9-10 June 2016. ESAR is organised by the Medical School of Hannover, the University of Technology of Dresden and the Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany and it is a scientific colloquium which can be seen as a platform for exchanges of information on accident research issues. Representatives from authorities as well as from medical and technical institutions came together to discuss new research issues and exchange experiences on accident prevention and methodologies of accident reconstruction. The goal of ESAR was to give the opportunity to all kind of studies on Accident Investigation Methodologies, Accident Analysis, Active and Passive Safety, Injury mechanisms and Injury Prevention to an audience of experts from government, industry and other researchers from all parts of the world. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

June 10th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

PRACT – Predicting Road Accidents Workshop – Manchester 2016

The final project workshop of the research projects PRACT (Predicting Road ACcidents) and ESRET (European Safety Review Tool) took place with great success on June 3rd, 2016, in Manchester, UK. pdf5

Both projects were carried out for the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR), within the framework of the CEDR Road Safety Programme.  The results of both projects provided very useful tools to support decision making in the field of road infrastructure safety in Europe. All presentations are now available.

NTUA presentations concerned:

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Congress of the European Academy of Neurology – Copenhagen 2016

The 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology took place with great success in Copenhagen, on 28-31 May 2016 and was attended by a total of 5521 participants.

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Driving performance in the frontotemporal dementia spectrum

ppt5 Incidental vs intentional memory in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

ppt5 Deviant driving measures of healthy controls, MCI and AD patients in simulated driving

ppt5 Deviant driving measures and variability in Parkinson’s disease patients and healthy controls in simulated driving

May 28th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Brest STU Conference on Artificial Intelligence and ITS – Brest 2016

An International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Transport Systems organised by the Brest State Technical University, took place with great success in Brest, Belarus on 25-28 May 2016, with the participation of several road safety experts and stakeholders from Belarus and other European countries.  This Conference took place within the framework of the BeSafe (Belorussian Road Safety Network) EU Tempus project, coordinated by the Research Centre for Transport and Logistics of Roma I University and the active participation of the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Loughborough.

NTUA presentations concerned:
May 27th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

VTI Road Safety on Five Continents, Rio de Janeiro 2016

The International Conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) took place with great success in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 17-19 May 2016. The RS5C is one of the premier and most prestigious international conferences in the road safety area and is organised by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), in close cooperation this time with the Brazilian National Association for Transportation Research and Education (ANPET) and in association with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI) and the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI)

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Development of a crash modification factors model in Europe‘  pdf5 ppt5

May 19th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

International Conference on Managing Fatigue – San Diego 2017

The 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue will take place on 20-23 March 2017, in San Diego, California. This International Conference is co-organised by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Transportation Research Board and the National Transportation Safety Board.

The theme of this event is “Managing Fatigue to Improve Safety, Wellness, and Effectiveness” and is seeking abstract and panel proposal submissions (deadline for abstracts submission: September 1, 2016) on related topics, such as: Measuring fatigue and fatigue risk, Scheduling systems and policies, Training and education, Fatigue risk management programs, Sleep health, Fatigue detection and management technologies, Operator workload, including distraction and drowsiness. 

May 11th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

PRI Road Safety Performance Index Conference – Tunis 2016

The international conference on the reliability of statistics & databases in measuring road safety performance index (PIN), took place with great success on 6-7 May 2016, in Tunis. This international conference was organised by the Prevention Routiere Internationale (PRI), the Association Tunisienne de la Protection des Accidents de la Route (ATPR) and the Arab Road Safety Association. Several road safety experts and stakeholders from Africa and Europe discussed the current and future challenges in road safety performance monitoring.  pdf5

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Monitoring Road Safety Policies and Performance‘  ppt5

May 8th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

11th ITS European Congress – Glasgow 2016

The 11th ITS European Congress, organised by ERTICO and the European Union will take place in Glasgow, on 6-9 June 2016. The Congress consists of an extensive exhibition, live demonstrations and a programme of high level and technical sessions with industry’s experts and political leaders, while the  theme is “Delivering Future Cities Now”. 

May 6th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems – Melbourne 2016

The 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, organised by ITS Asia Pacific, ITS America and ERTICO will take place in Melbourne, on 14-16 October 2016. During the event, there will be plenary, scientific, technical and interactive sessions, a dynamic exhibition plus technical demonstration and tours that showcase the applications of the latest ITS technology. 

May 6th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Safe2Wheelers – Accidentology and Motorcycle Simulator Workshop 2016

A workshop focusing on Accidentology and Simulators organised by Safe2Wheelers took place with great success on 27 April, 2016, in Würzburg, Germany. Safe2Wheelers COST TU1407 Research Action aims at improving Power Two Wheelers (PTW) safety with a holistic and integrated approach by acquiring, unifying and coordinating PTW safety research and ensuring broad dissemination towards PTW users, industry and public authorities. During the workshop, an overview of best practices and results from PTW accident investigationsand different existing motorcycle simulators was demonstrated and different technical solutions as well as potential use cases were discussed. The workshop was well attended by the industry and other researchers which discussed the latest scientific findings in the field of PTW safety. 

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

Driving Instructors & Safe Driving Workshop – Athens 2016

A workshop on ‘Driving Instructors and Safe Driving: The primary sector of road safety‘ organised by the Pan-hellenic Federation of Driving Instructors within the framework of Athens Money Show 2016, took place with great success on April 23rd, 2016, in Athens. Several presentations and discussions highlighted the key current road safety challenges in Greece, whereas driving instructors delivered safe and eco-driving seminars to visitors of Athens Money Show 2016 with the support of car and motorcycle driving simulators. pdf5

NTUA presentation concerned: Road accident charasteristics and countermeasures. ppt5

April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA presentations at the European Transport Research Arena – Warsaw 2016

During the European Transport Research Arena Conference 2016, that took place in Warsaw from 18 to 21 April 2016, NTUA has contributed a series of road safety presentations with key results from the various national and international road safety research activities that is involved:

pdf5 ppt5 An Exploration of Road Safety Parameters in Belarus and the European Union (BeSafe)

pdf5 ppt5 Pedestrian Risk Taking while Road Crossing: A Comparison of Observed and Declared Behaviour (PedMod)

pdf5 ppt5 Innovative Insurance Schemes: Pay As/How You Driver (PhD)

pdf5 ppt5 Predicting Road Accidents: a Rare-Events Modeling Approach (PhD)

pdf5 ppt5 Use of Accident Prediction Models in Road Safety Management – An International Inquiry(PRACT)

pdf5 ppt5 Development of a Transnational Accident Prediction Model (PRACT)

pdf5 ppt5 Management of Road Infrastructure Safety (IRTAD)

pdf5 ppt5 Road Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe (ROSEE)

pdf5 ppt5 Investigating the Effect of Area Type and Traffic Conditions on Distracted Driving Performance(Distract)

pdf5 ppt5 Which are the Critical Measures to Assess the Driving Performance of Drivers With Brain Pathologies? (DriverBrain)

pdf5 ppt5 How Safe Are Cyclists on European Roads? (ERSO+)

pdf5 ppt5 Characteristics and Causes of HGV and Buses Accidents in Europe (ERSO+)

ppt5 Socioeconomic status and traffic safety of pre-school children: a study in Athens (PhD)

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Transport Research Arena, Warsaw 2016

The 6th Edition of the Transport Research Arena 2016 (TRA 2016) took place with great success in Warsaw, Poland from 18 to 21 April 2016. TRA is the major European Conference on Transport Research, supported by the European Commission (EC), the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR) and the four European Technology Platforms on surface transport: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), WATERBORNE TP, and the Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration (ALICE).

TRA 2016 Conference contributed to innovation in sustainable mobility for Europe, with the active participation of more than 2.200 participants from more than 50 countries. The main theme of TRA 2016 was – MOVING FORWARD Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Mobility. TRA 2016 seeked to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the transport sector and, for this reason, addressed all stakeholders in both the public and private sectors and all professionals, regardless of their roles (researchers, practitioners, designers, constructors, operators, administrators, policy makers etc.).  Several road safety sessions and discussions were among the key activities of the TRA 2016 Conference.  

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

ICTTP Symposium: Older Drivers 2016

A dedicated Symposium on Older drivers is organised to take place on 3 August 2016, during the Sixth International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP2016) in Brisbane, Australia. This symposium will address current issues in older driver safe mobility and will present the results of significant research undertaken across two continents. Using the experiences learned from naturalistic driving studies, the participants will become aware of what is known about the driving patterns of older adults. 

April 8th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

ETSC Safe & Sober Campaign Workshop, Athens 2016

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), together with the Road Safety Institute ‘Panos Mylonas’ organised a round-table event under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks and in cooperation with the Hellenic Institute of Trasportation Engineers in order to raise awareness  amongst policy makers, the private sector and key opinion leaders of how to strenghten a systemic approach to reduce alcohol misuse in road transport, especially in poorly-performing EU Member States. The Workshop took place with great success on 21 March 2016 in Athens and NTUA Professor George Yannis coordinated the presentations and discussions among the more than 130 road safety decision makers, stakeholders and experts. During the conference the innovative system alcohol interlock was presented that does not allow the vehicle to start if the driver is found under the influence of alcohol. 

March 21st, 2016|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

Road Safety & Tourism Workshop in Peloponnese 2016

A Workshop on Road Safety and Tourism in Peloponnese, organised by the Greek Society of Regional Scientists and Make Safe Roads Hellas, took place with great success on 19 March 2016, in Vrachati Corinthias, Greece. The aim of this workshop was to emphasize on the necessity of regional level planning for road safety, with particular focus to touristic periods and related vulnerable road users and tourist industry professionals.  More than 80 key decision makers and stakeholders from the regional tourist and road safety sectors contributed and discussed problems and solutions for the upgrade of road safety in tourist areas in Peloponese and in Greece in general. 

All the presentations are now available: 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Road safety in Greece and at its touristic areas‘  ppt5

March 19th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

14th International Athens/Springfield Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Therapy, Athens, March 2016

The 14th International Athens/Springfield Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Therapy took place with great success on 9-12 of March 2016, at Athens, Greece. The very latest on Alzheimer therapy were discussed by the very top leaders in the world and it was the very best opportunity to learn and interact in a welcoming scientific environment. Leading scientists discussed new targets and drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and novel approaches to current therapy.

The Highlights of the Congress are available. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Association between motor ability tasks and driving parameters in healthy, patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

ppt5 Mini Mental State Examination and Montreal Cognitive Assessment: which is the best predictor of Driving Ability?

ppt5 Self-assessment of driving performance in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

ppt5 Mild Cognitive Impairment: The role of in-vehicle distraction in driving behavior

March 12th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

5th International Cycling Safety Conference, Bologna 2016

The 5th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC2016) organised by SWOV, TU Delft, TNO and Chalmers, will take place on 3-4 November 2016 in Bologna, Italy. The conference invites contributions on new developments, approaches and knowledge in the areas of cycling safety.

Topics for the conference include: Human factors – Safety-related behaviors and attitudes – Bicycle accident causation – Bicycle accident prevention – Active safety systems – Medical aspects of bicycle accidents – Cyclists’ injury prevention – Cycling infrastructures – Cycling education – Naturalistic cycling – Interaction between cyclists and cars/trucks – Helmet use – Cyclists’ impairment, distraction and inattention – Bicycle engineering including intelligent technology – Safe cycling in cities.

The deadline for abstract submission is 30 April, 2016. 

February 6th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

22nd International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment Crete, Greece, 21-23 June 2016

The 22nd International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment organised by Wessex Institute and the University of Naples Federico II, will take place in Crete, Greece, on 21-23 June 2016. This event has been successfully held annually for more than 20 years and its distinctive element is the interaction between academic and practical perspectives where theories and ideas are debated and their practical applications rigorously tested. 

February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

Road Safety for the International Business Traveler – Gothenburg 2016

A Road Safety Conference for the International Business Traveler, organised by the Department of Public Health, University of Gothenburg in cooperation with the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center at Chalmers (SAFER) will take place in Gothenburg, on 30 May 2016. The aim of the conference is to review road safety from the aspects of the quality of roads, cars, and drivers with a focus on developing countries, and to discuss corporate travel policies and how they can be tailored to avoid collisions and serious injuries among business travelers. 

January 30th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

2nd Serbian Road Congress, Belgrade 2016

The Second Serbian Road Congress organised by Road Association of Serbia “Via-Vita” will be held in Belgrade, on 9-10 June 2016. National and international experts will share their knowledge, experience and vision all topics of the forthcoming congress:

– Planning and Design

– Construction and Maintenance of Roads and Structures

– Road Management

– Transport, ITS and New Technologies

– Road Traffic Safety

– Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection  

January 24th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

TRB Annual Meeting – Washington 2016

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., in 10-14 January 2016. 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. More than 35 sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2016 meeting: Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future  and more than 75 sessions addressed one or more of three “hot topics”: Transformation Technologies, Resilience and Transportation and Public Health. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Development of a training course for road safety auditors in Greece

pdf5 ppt5 Road, traffic and human factors of pedestrian crossing behaviour: integrated choice and latent variables models

pdf5 ppt5 Modeling stopping sight distance on left-turn curves of freeways overlapped with crest vertical curves

ppt5 SafetyCube – Safety CaUsation, Benefits and Efficiency

January 15th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|

ITS Hellas – Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference – Athens 2015

A conference on intelligent transportation systems and related developments in Greece, organised by ITS Hellas took place with great success in Athens, on 15-16 December 2015. Aim of the conference was to discuss 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 presentation concerned: ‘Intelligent transportation systems and big data for the improvement of driver behavior and safety‘  ppt5

December 21st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

Road Safety in Local Communities Conference, Vrnjacka Banja, 2016

The Road Traffic Safety Agency of Serbia (RTSA) together with several Serbian and international road safety Governmental, Academic and other organisations are organising the 11th International conference Road Safety in Local Communities that will take place in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia, on 13-16 April 2016. 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
November 24th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

Annual POLIS Conference – Brussels 2015

POLIS, the European cities and regions networking for innovative transport solutions organised its Annual Conference on “Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions”, which took place with great success in Brussels, on 19-20 November 2015. More than 400 mobility professionals and experts from across Europe and beyond came together to debate on urban and regional mobility . At the conference, POLIS also launched its new policy paper “Sustainable Urban Mobility and the Smart City”, stating that the role and potential of urban mobility in making the city smarter is currently not sufficiently recognised. pdf5

All presentations are now available. 

A special workshop of road safety data in the cities took place with great success, with the active contribution of NTUA. This workshop aimed at “Translating road safety data into policies and measures” with focuss on two approaches for local road safety policy: one on accident databases including data collection and how to identify measures and the second addressing the potential of road safety performance indicators (SPIs).

November 21st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety, Brasilia 2015

The Second Global High-level Conference on Road Safety: Time for Results, hosted by the Government of Brazil took place with great success in Brasilia, on 18-19 November 2015 with the active participation of more than 1.500 high level road safety decision makers and stakeholders from 150 countries. 

The 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety defined the urgent measures needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s ambitious target to halve road traffic deaths by the end of this decade. The Conference adopted the “Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety”, which will guide action through the end of the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and beyond.  

November 20th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

24th World ITMA Congress, Doha 2015

The 24th World ITMA Congres took place with great success in Doha, on 16-18 November 2015, covering all areas of Traffic Medicine and its associated disciplines. The motto of the 24th World ITMA Congress was Traffic Medicine and Road Safety in Fast Developing Countries.

The Congress focussed on the progress in traffic safety and traffic injury prevention and treatment in recent years, and brought together more than 400 traffic medicine experts who shared the most advanced traffic medicine concepts, theories and techniques in order to promote traffic crash prevention, traffic safety, first-aid, medical treatment, and accordingly reduce the mortality and disability resulting from traffic injury in the world, to raise the road user’s health standard and the quality of life.

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Developing efficient traffic safety law enforcement programmes in rapidly developing countries’ ppt5

November 18th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

4th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Sydney 2015

The 4th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI 2015) organised by the ARRB Group together with SAFER took place with great success was held in Sydney, Australia, on 9-11 November 2015. As driver distraction and inattention continue to be major contemporary road safety problems worldwide, DDI 2015 brought into the spotlight developments in research from mainstream and neighbouring disciplines, and showcased new and emerging technologies, products and countermeasures. The major themes for the conference this year included distraction and the automated vehicle, and the relationship between research findings yielded in experimental versus real world studies.   

November 9th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

HIT/HITE – 7th International Congress on Transportation Research, Athens 2015

The 7th International Congress on Transportation Research, organised by the Hellenic Institute of Transport and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers took place in Athens, on 5-6 November 2015. The main topic of the Congress was: ‘From basic research to innovative application‘. This Conference series on Transport Research (ICTR), is considered a well established event in the transport sector in Greece in which more than 250 transport experts, decision makers and stakeholders contributed and discussed state of the art research findings and challenges ahead for more efficient, safer, and environmental and energy friendly transportation systems, with focus on the design, development and implementation of innovative new applications. 
NTUA road safety presentations concerned:
pdf5 ppt5 Multivariate Statistical Methods for explaining Powered Two Wheelers’ Traffic in Urban Arterials
pdf5 ppt5 Development of an Educational Scheme for Road Safety Auditors in Greece
November 6th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

Ministry of Transport – e-Drive Academy Workshop, Athens 2015

A workshop on the innovative internet platform e-Drive organised by the General Directorate for Road Safety of the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks and supported by the European Commission and Digital Greece, took place with great success in Athens, on November 2nd, 2015. e-Drive is expected to become a central road safety web platform in Greece, for developing and exchanging road safety knowledge and resources with final objective to gradually develop conciousness towards an ecological and safe driving behaviour in Greece. The e-Drive Academy platform contains currently a series of programmes, destined for training of young, novice, older and professional drivers.

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

PIARC – XXVth World Road Congress, Seoul 2015

The XXVth PIARC World Road Congress took place with great success in Seoul, Korea on 2-6 November 2015. The congress was organized in close cooperation between the World Road Association (PIARC), responsible for the content and development of the programme, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Expressway Corporation, the Korea Road & Transportation Association and the PIARC Korean National Committee. The main theme of the XXVth World Road Congress concerned “Roads and Mobility – Creating New Value from Transport” with focus on sustainability and new technologies with the active five-days participation of thousands government officials, experts and business people from the road sector.

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Gothenburg 2016

The Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV’16)  sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) and organised by Chalmers University of Technology and SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre will take place inGothenburg, on 19-22 June 2016. Several technical sessions, workshops, poster sessions, exhibition, and technical visits will highlight the latest research and applications for Intelligent Vehicles and Vehicle-Infrastructure Cooperation. The final paper submission deadline is set for January 22nd, 2016.   

October 30th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

Crete TEI – Road Accidents, Injuries and Rehabilitation Conference, Iraklion 2015

An international conference on road accidents, injuries and rehabilitation organised by the Health School of TEI of Crete and Hannover Medical School, took place with great success in Iraklion, Crete, on 22-23 October 2015. During this Conference, the results of the EU co-funded project ‘Reducing the Harm and the Burden of Injuries and human Loss caused by road traffic crashes and Addressing Injury Demands through effective interventions‘ (REHABIL AID) were presented and discussed together with the socio-economic aspects of road accidents in Europe. More than 200 road safety experts, professionals and stakeholders contributed and discussed state of the art developments for road accident and injury prevention and safety promotion in Grece, in Europe and worldwide. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Road infrastructure safety management‘  ppt5

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2015

The FENS Featured Regional Meeting – FFRM 2015 meeting, organised by the Hellenic, Israel and Serbian Societies for Neuroscience, took place in Thessaloniki, on 7-10 October 2015. The three Neuroscience Societies came together for the first time, enhanced their relationships and represented themselves to an international audience. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Executive Functions and Driving Performance in a High Traffic Urban Condition in Mild Cognitive Impairment‘ ppt5

October 10th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

International Conference on green accessible intelligent transport – Istanbul 2015

An international conference on Green Accessible Intelligent Transport (GAIT2015) – Turkey – EU partnership for sustainable transportation, organised by the European Commission and the  Turkish Ministry of Transport, took place in Istanbul, on 8-9 October 2016.  The plenary and discussion sessions of the conference were attended by more than 700 participants and raised important issues belonging to the daily lives of Turkish and European citizens, varying from accessibility of transport services to the adaptation and mitigation challenges posed by climate change on the transport sector.  

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Road safety in urban mobility policies‘  ppt5

October 9th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

UCF – Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando 2015

The 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference (RSS), organised by the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) took place with great success on 6-8 October 2015, in Orlando, Florida, USA. Under the auspices of the Southeastern Transportation Center, three world-class research centers supported the conference: Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation and the Institute for Simulation and Training at UCF and UTK’s Center for Transportation Research. More than 200 road safety scientists showcased and discussed  advancements in traffic simulation and driving simulator technologies, introducing new initiatives and concepts that have emerged since the previous editions of the RSS conference . 

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 In-vehicle distraction and brain pathologies: Effects on reaction time and accident probability

pdf5 ppt5 Cell phone use and driving performance of different age groups

pdf5 ppt5 Comparative analysis of young drivers behavior in normal and simulation conditions at a rural road

October 6th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

International Cycling Safety Conference, Hannover 2015

The 4th International Cycling Safety Conference took place with great success in Hannover on 15-16 September 2015, hosted by the Accident Research Unit of the Hannover Medical School, in cooperation with the Deutsche Verkehrswacht, the DVR and the ETSC. This conference started as a Dutch initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, TNO, Fietsberaad (Dutch center of expertise on bicycle policy), SWOV and Delft University of Technology together with Chalmers University of Technology. The International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) developed to a premium forum for researchers and development engineers in the field of cycling safetyto exchange their knowledge, to extent their network and to bring up new research topics and safety solutions. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 ppt5 Analysis of Preferences for the Use of a Bicycling Sharing System in Athens

pdf5 ppt5 ppt5 Cycling Acceptability Investigation among University Students in Athens, Greece

September 17th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

Access Management International Conference, Pretoria 2016

The 3rd International Conference on Access Management, organised by the Transportation Division of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) and the Access Management Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) will take place in Pretoria, South Africa, on 6-7 July 2016. It be the 3rd International Conference following on from Athens in 2011 and Shanghai in 2014. The aim is to provide a forum to bring together specialists from around the world to interact, debate and exchange information with practitioners, researchers, academics, officials applying access management as well as students and others interested in the subject. The deadline for abstract submission is set for September 30th, 2015. 

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

ICADTS – 21st International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, Gramado 2016

The  21st International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety organised by the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) will take place inGramado, Brazil on 16-19 October 2016. This international Conference sets an excellent opportunity to meet all those involved in Road Safety Research, particularly from the fields of Drugs and Alcohol, and promotes discussion and interaction with investigators, academics and professionals working in this area. 

August 18th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

TRANSED International Conference, Lisbon 2015

The 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons (TRANSED) took place with great success in Lisbon on 28-31 July 2015. The main objective of the Conference was to promote and encourage the development of transport services and systems that meet the needs of people with some sort of disability through the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and experience. New cases and experiences and new knowledge were presented with focus on ambitious aim setting and management for inclusive access for all types of temporary or permanent disabilities

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Road traffic casualties in the elderly in Europe: analysis of macroscopic and in-depth data

pdf5 ppt5 Assessing driving behaviour in the elderly: methodological issues

pdf5 ppt5 How does distracted driving affect reaction time of older drivers?

pdf5 ppt5 Driving performance profiles of drivers with parkinson’s disease

pdf5 ppt5 Driving difficulties as reported by elderly drivers with MCI and without neurological impairment: implications for road design

July 31st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

European Transport Conference, Frankfurt 2015

The 43rd European Transport Conference (ETC) will take place in Franfurt, on 28-30 September 2015. The ETC connects the worlds of research, consultancy, policy and practice. The conference programme is now available here.  

July 21st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

UCL – International Conference on Transport and Health – London 2015

The 1st International Conference on Transport and Health organised by the University College London (UCL) and the Transportation Public Health Link (TPH Link) took place with great success in London on 6-8 July 2015. This innovative event combined presentations of submitted work with cross-disciplinary workshops lead by teams of transport and public health professionals on several topics, including Global Road Safety & Injury Prevention.

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Investigating the different distraction mechanism between cell phone use and conversation with the passenger, through a driving simulator experiment

ppt5 How cell phone use affects reaction time of older drivers

ppt5 How drivers with brain pathologies deal with in-vehicle distraction, what are their emotions and driving habits: a questionnaire assessment

July 8th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA/UOA – Cognition, Behaviour and Driving Inter-disciplinary Conference, Athens 2015

A targeted Interdisciplinary Conference on Cognition, Behaviour and Driving took place with great success on June 26th, 2015 in Athens, co-organised by the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the Department of Neurology, Psychiatry and Social Medicine, and the Department of Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA).  

At this Conference, the results of the following two interdisciplinary research projects were presented:

  • DRIVERBRAIN – Performance of drivers with cerebral diseases at unexpected incidents, within the framework of the ARISTEIA research programme,
  • DISTRACT – Causes and impacts of driver distraction: a driving simulator study, within the framework of the THALES research programme,

both granted through open and highly competitive procedures by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs.

Conference presentations concerned:

ppt5 Driving errors, accidents and their predictors in patients with cognitive disorders

ppt5 Design of a dedicated driving simulator experiment on driving behaviour

ppt5 Investigating driver distraction with driving simulator experiments

ppt5 A multimodal model for the prediction of driving behavior

ppt5 Driving Behaviour and Mental Status Correlation Models

ppt5 Driver distraction in patients with neurodegenerative diseases

ppt5 The effect of driver distraction on driving performance

ppt5 Psychiatric symptoms and disorders in driving

ppt5 Driving behaviour, elderly and Mild Cognitive Impairment

ppt5 Driving behaviour and Parkinson disease

ppt5 Driving behaviour and mild Dementia

ppt5 Self-assessment of driving in relation to driving performance

ppt5 The effect of driver distraction on patients with brain diseases

ppt5 The role of memory on patients with mild cognitive impairment

June 26th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

1st Congress of the European Academy of Neurology, Berlin 2015

The 1st Congress of the European Academy of Neurology took place with great success in Berlin, on 20-23 June 2015. More than 6.000 participants from more than 100 countries attended with an overwhelmingly positive feedback 8 Symposia, 25 Teaching courses, 23 Focused workshops, 5 Hands-on courses, 3 Interactive sessions, 5 Special Sessions and showed 1.546 posters, including 2 Scientific and 17 Industry Satellite Symposia. Few sessions concerned cognitive impairment and driving

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Accident risk of drivers with cognitive impairments

ppt5 Assessment of driving performance of drivers with cognitive impairments: which are the critical measures?

ppt5 Cerebral diseases and distractibility while driving

ppt5 Self-awareness of performance in cognitive testing: differences between healthy elderly and patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD)

ppt5 Self-assessment of change in driving in relation to current driving performance on a driving simulator in patients with various neurological conditions

ppt5 Assessing incidental memory in cognitively intact individuals versus patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

ppt5 The role of sleeping abnormalities on the driving performance of individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment

ppt5 Exploring indexes of driving performance in cognitively intact drivers and drivers with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

5th-international-symposium-on-highway-geometric-design-vancouver-2015

The 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design organised by TRB (Trasport Research Board)UBC (University of Columbia) and TRANSOFT took place with great success in Vancouver, on  22-24 June 2015. More than 300 road experts from more than 40 countries contributed to the discussions of more than 150 presentations on geometric design issues throughout the world, together with country reports featuring recent developments in road design, policy and practices, design and research products

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Design Considerations of Modern Roundabouts

ppt5 3D SSD Control on Left-turn Curves of Freeways Overlapped with Vertical Curves

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

SiEBEN / NTUA – Road Safety and Tunnel Users, Athens 2015

A very interesting workshop targeting the upgrade of road transport safety through the improvement of tunnel user behaviour with new training technologies took place in Athens, on 16 June 2015. The workshop was organised by SiEBEN, Mediascape, SYNERGEIA and the Laboratory of Industrial Engineering of the School of Mechanical Engineering of NTUA and concerned very interesting presentations and discussions on the findings of the respective research project safetunnels4u, funded by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology.pdf5video

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Road Safety Infrastructure management‘  ppt5

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

National Conference of the Hellenic Neurological Society, Alexandroupolis 2015

The 27th National Conference of the Hellenic Neurological Society took place with great success in Alexandroupolis, on 6-9 June 2015. One of the conference sessions was dedicated to neurological diseases and driving.

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Relationship between sleep disorders and driving behavior of people with mild cognitive impairment

ppt5 Self-awareness of cognitive performance: differences between healthy elderly and patients with mild cognitive impairment

ppt5 Walking in a direct line as a prognosis indicator of fitness to drive in Parkinson disease patients

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

National Congress on Psychological Research, Nicosia 2015

The 15th National Congress on Psychological Research organised by  the Hellenic Psychological Society and the University of Cyprus took place with great success in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 27-31 May 2015.  The theme of the conference was ‘Psychology in Greece and the Mediterranean‘ and included topics on driver psychology. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Neuropsychological factors in driving with or without distraction‘ ppt5

June 1st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

SafetyCube Road Safety Decision Support System Workshop, Brussels 2015

The Stakeholders Workshop on the European Road Safety Decision Support System to be developed by the SafetyCube Horizons 2020 research project is scheduled for June 17th 2015 in Brussels. The purpose of this Workshop it to identify the needs and initiate the discussion between key road safety experts and stakeholders for the development of a European Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) which will provide reliable and easily accessible information for the identification of the most cost-effective measures addressing each specific road safety problem.

The Workshop programme focuses on two main goals:

– to identify user for the European Road Safety Decision Support System

– to identify “hot topics” in terms of risk factors, safety effects and cost-benefit analyses to be considered in the SafetyCube DSS

Attendance is free on first-come first-served basis to those registered at the following link pdf5

May 30th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

EUSDR – First Danube Region Road Safety Conference, Ljubljana 2015

The First Danube Region Road Safety Conference: “Towards an Increased Road Safety in the Danube Region, towards Zero Vision”, organised by the EU Strategy for the Danube Region Programme (EUSDR PA1b), together with the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastucture of the Republic of Serbia, took place with great success in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20 – 21 May 2015.

More than 100 policy makers, lead experts and international academia gathered in Ljubljana to discuss present and future road safety relevant challenges, solutions and best practices for the 14 countries of the Danube macro-region and beyond, including road safety soft and hard measures, improvement and development of road infrastructure, road safety management and human behaviour in traffic. 

All presentations are now available.

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Monitoring Road Safety Policies and Performance‘ ppt5

May 21st, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – IFSTTAR – Modelling Pedestrian Behaviour Workshop – Paris 2015

A Workshop on Observation and Modelling of Pedestrian Behaviour in Urban Areas organised by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR) took place with great success in Marne-la-Valée – Paris, on 4 May 2015, within the framework of the Post Doctoral research project “PEDMOD- Models of pedestrian behaviour and safety” of NTUA Research Associate Dr. Eleonora Papadimitriou. The objective of the Workshop was the analysis of the state of the art on pedestrian behaviour observation and modelling, through the exchange of experiences in implementing meaningful pedestrian behaviour measurements, testing novel methodologies to explore pedestrian strategies, choices and behavioural patterns, and developing flexible and robust models to predict and understand pedestrian walking and crossing behaviour in urban areas. pdf5

All presentations are now available:

ppt5 The PEDMOD research project – Overview (George Yannis – NTUA)

ppt5 Analysis of pedestrian trajectories: behavioural patterns and individual practices (Sylvain Lassarre – IFSTTAR)

ppt5 Integration of human factors in pedestrian crossing choice models (Eleonora Papadimitriou – NTUA)

ppt5 Methods for observing pedestrian behaviour: ethologic observation and declared questionnaire (Marie-Axelle Granié – IFSTTAR)

ppt5 Observation of children pedestrian behaviours – the ESSAIM project (Marie-Soleil Cloutier – INRS)

ppt5 Pedestrian trajectories in stations (Zoi Christoforou & Pierre Argoul – LVMT/ENPC)

ppt5 Pedestrian behaviour through experimental studies on street-crossing simulator (Aurelie Dommes – IFSTTAR)

ppt5 Modelling for the pedestrians simulation (Jean-Michel Auberlet – IFSTTAR)

May 4th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

OSCE Road Safety Regional Conference, Pristina 2015

A Regional Conference on Road Traffic Safety and activities within the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020″, organised by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – Mission for Kosovo, took place in Pristina, Kosovo on 29 April 2015. More than 50 road safety decision makers, experts and stakeholders adressed all current and future aspects of road safety in Kosovo.pdf5

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Monitoring Road Safety Policies and Performance‘ ppt5

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Washington 2015

The 67th AAN Annual Meeting organised by the American Academy of Neurology took place with great success in Washington, DC, on 18-25 April 2015. A special session ondriving performance contained very interesting contributions.

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 City and rural driving performance in healthy controls, MCI, and AD patients: Preliminary results from a driving simulation experiment with the use of distraction

ppt5 Motor abilities and driving performance in Parkinson’s disease (PD)

ppt5 Motorway driving performance in healthy controls, MCI, and AD patients: Preliminary results from a driving simulation experiment  

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

9th Panhellenic Conference of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, Thessaloniki 2015

The 9th Panhellenic Conference of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders organised by the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders took place in Thessaloniki, on 23-26 April 2015. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Relationship between depression and driving behavior of people with mild cognitive impairment 

ppt5 Walking in a direct line as a prognosis indicator of fitness to drive in Parkinson disease patients

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

RTSA – Road Safety in Local Communities Conference, Kragujevac 2015

The Road Traffic Safety Agency of Serbia (RTSA) together with several Serbian and international road safety Governmental, Academic and other organisations organised with great success the 10th Jubilee International Conference on Road Safety in Local Communities, in Kragujevac, Serbia, on 22-25 April 2015. More than 150 national and international road safety decision makers, experts and stakeholders contributed to very fruitful discussion focussing all five pillars of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Integrated speed management strategies in local communities in South East Europe‘ pdf5ppt5

April 24th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

IBSR – International Symposium on Road Safety Behaviour Measurements and Indicators, Brussels 2015

An International Symposium on Road Safety Behaviour Measurements and Indicators, organised by the Belgian Road Safety Institute, took place with great success in Brussels, on 23 April 2015. The event featured presentations by international experts on behaviour monitoring, exchange of experiences in implementing behaviour measurements and discussions about methodologies used to build representative indicators. 

All the presentations of the conference are now available. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Star rating driver traffic and safety behaviour through OBD and smartphone data collection‘ ppt5

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting – Brussels 2015

The Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) organised the FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting (FIRM15), which took place in Brussels, on 22-23 April 2015. This key event, gathered some 120 transport infrastructure innovation and research experts, including European and national policy makers, leading industry, standardisation agencies, SME’s and the media. 

With the theme of “Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure. Faster, cheaper, more reliable, safer, greener”, FIRM15 featured multiple information sessions on the following themes:

• Infrastructure level: Engineering and technical solutions

• System level: operations including monitoring inspections

• Governance level: management and financial issues

All the presentations of the event are now available. 

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

TISPOL Road Safety Conference, Manchester 2015

This year’s Road Safety Conference organised by TISPOL will take place in Manchester, on 7 October 2015. This year’s conference will focus on the challenges of protecting vulnerable road users, and the importance of finding effective solutions to reduce death and serious injury on Europe’s roads. There will be an interesting and varied line-up of speakers from police, policymaking and industry across Europe. 

March 22nd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA / HITE – 6th Pan-hellenic Road Safety Conference, Athens 2015

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers organised the 6th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Road Safety, which took place with great success in Athens at the Amphitheater of the Ministry of Infrastructure, on 12-13 March 2015. The main objectives of the conference were to explore and assess the level of road safety in the country and the efforts and innovations implemented to improve the road safety of drivers, vehicles and pedestrians in Greece. More than 300 road safety experts and stakeholders participated at the 8 sessions with 35 oral and 24 poster presentations.
The Conference Proceedings and the respective presentations are available at the Conference website. 
 NTUA presentations concerned:
pdf5 ppt5 Identification of potential hazardous locations on existing roads as related to road alignment
pdf5 ppt5 Investigation of the influence of  the road grade in determining the Stopping Sight Distance
ppt5 Safety considerations in road infrastructure design
March 13th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

ERF / NTUA / HITE – Road Infrastructure Safety Equipment Technical Conference – Athens 2015

More than 200 road infrastructure safety experts and stakeholders have attended the 2-day Technical Conference on ‘Current Advances in Road Infrastructure Safety Equipment’ organised by the European Union Road Federation (ERF), in cooperation with the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), that took place on 12-13 February 2015, in the Acropolis Museum, Athens.

The first day of the Technical Conference was dedicated to European and Greek policies and legislation with respect to road infrastructure safety, with the second focusing more on European standards and their implementation in Greece, together with good practices for road infrastructure safety equipment. Technical sessions focused on road restraint systems, horizontal and vertical signage, work-zones, passive support and maintenance. All presentations are now available. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Management of Road Infrastructure Safety‘ ppt5

February 13th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

SAFER – FAST-zero Symposium, Gothenburg 2015

The FAST-zero Symposium organised by SAFER – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre and Chalmers University of Technology in co-operation with Swedish Vehicular Engineering Association will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 9-11 September 2015. The symposium will be held outside Japan for the first time. Sweden is a natural choice for a FAST-zero symposium since the Swedish parliament was the first to announce a Vision Zero policy. The main idea is simple: No loss of life in traffic is acceptable. But the approach is innovative; since humans make mistakes, instead of making the driver responsible, vehicles and traffic system solutions must be designed so that accidents are avoided. 

February 8th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

SAFER/STA/NHTSA – International Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, Gothenburg 2015

The 24th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) organised by the Swedish Transport Administration and the SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on June 8-11, 2015. The ESV conference is internationally focused on vehicle safety and is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and many other participating Governments across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. 

February 8th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

FEMA – 4th European Motorcyclists’ Forum – Brussels 2015

The 4th European Motorcyclists Forum, organised by the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA), hosted by the European Parliament members Inés Ayalá-Sender (S&D), and Wim van de Camp (EPP), Transport Committee Vice-Chairman Dominique Riquet (ALDE) took place in Brussels, on 2-3 February 2015. This year’s Forum focused on the question “How to tackle motorcycle safety challenges for the next decade?

After a series of presentations and discussions on the 2nd of February the second day was used to obtain views on the outcomes of the EU co-financed project RIDERSCAN– A European Scanning Tour for Motorcycle Safety, including the state of the art of motorcycle safety knowledge, access to powered two wheelers, the traffic and road environment, and how to convey safety messages to riding community, in order to set up a result-based PTW safety strategy. Subsequently, the Debate-Session in the Parliament took place in the morning of Tuesday 3rd of February and further expand on motorcycling safety in the context of the mid-term evaluation of Commission road safety policy orientations 2011-2020. 

February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

TRB Annual Meeting – Washington 2015

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., in  11-15 January 2015. The TRB Annual Meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees-policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting was Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Multilevel comparative analysis of road safety in european capital cities

pdf5 ppt5 Introducing human factors in pedestrian crossing behavior models

pdf5 ppt5 Driving behaviour of drivers with mild cognitive impairment and alzheimer’s disease: a driving simulator study

pdf5 ppt5 Do simulator measures improve identification of older drivers with MCI?

pdf5 ppt5 Localization and driving behavior classification using smartphone sensors in the direct absence of GNSS

pdf5 ppt5 Controlling crest vertical curvature rates based on variable grade stopping sight distance calculation

ppt5 Management of Road Infrastructure Safety

January 16th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

ITS World Congress – Bordeaux 2015

The ITS World Congress will take place on 5-9 October 2015 in Bordeaux, France. The ITS Congress and Exhibition is the world’s largest event in intelligent transport systems and services. Through the main theme “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space”, the Bordeaux Congress will focus not only on how achieving intelligent mobility will change our lives but also on the benefits space can bring to ITS applications. 

January 14th, 2015|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission Transport Safety Conference – Genoa 2014

The Conference on Transport Safety: Societal challenges, Research solutions, was organised by the European Commission and the Italian EU Presidency and took place with great success on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy. More than 350  road safety experts, stakeholders and decision-makers participated and contributed actively at the Conference structured interactive debates. 

The conference addressed the safety challenges specific to each mode but also the common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond. The Conference results are summarised at the Conference Final Statement. pdf5

NTUA Prof. George Yannis delivered the final key note speech titled: ‘Major societal challenges and research solutions in transport safety in Europe‘ ppt5

December 5th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

9th Internationational Congress on Vascular Dementia – Ljubljiana 2015

The 9th Internationational Congress on Vascular Dementia (ICVD 2015) will take place on 15-18 October 2015, in Ljubljiana, Slovenia. The goal of this Congress is to facilitate a fruitful exchange of knowledge between clinicians and researchers in the field, with a particular interest in its overlaps with Alzheimer’s disease as well as the effects of vascular brain disease. 

December 1st, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

BASt – Ageing and Safe Mobility Conference, Bergisch-Gladbach 2014

The International Conference on Ageing and Safe Mobility, organised by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), the Forum of the European Road Safety Research Institutes(FERSI), the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the European Transport Research Alliance (ETRA), the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) and the Human Centred Design for Information Society Technologies Network (HUMANIST) took place with great success in Bergisch-Gladbach, on 27-28 November 2014.

The Conference was attended by more than 200 road safety experts and focused on the road safety problems of elderly road users and it aimed at elaborating policy recommendations concerning implementation of available road safety evidence based research results. In the nine sessions that took place over two days participants discussed all aspects of the road safety for elderly: human factors, infrastructure, vehicle engineering and traffic management systems

NTUA presentations concerned:

pdf5 ppt5 Assessment of driving performance of drivers with brain pathologies in urban roads, using a driving simulator

pdf5 ppt5 Is distracted driving performance affected by age? First findings from a driving simulator study

pdf5 ppt5 Exploring the Association between Working Memory and Parkinson’s Disease in a Driving Simulator

pdf5 ppt5 Older drivers’ self assessment and cognitive impairments

November 28th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

PRI/TIRF – Communication Technologies and Road Safety Symposium – Abu Dhabi 2014

The International Symposium on Communication Technologies and Road Safety 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 in Abu Dhabi, on 26-27 November 2014. The symposium objective among others was to highlight the solutions offered by modern technology to ensure positive impact on the behaviour of drivers while driving. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Distracted driving and mobile phone use: overview of impacts and countermeasures‘ pdf5ppt5

November 28th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ROSEE – Road Safety International Conference – Brescia 2014

The International Conference ‘Infrastructures and Behaviours to Enhance Road Safety’ organised by ALOT – the Agency of East Lombardy for Transport and Logistics, took place with great succes in Brescia on 21 November 2014. This event was organized in order to present the final results of the ROSEE project, carried out within the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme (SEE). In this Conference, the current situation of road safety potential in South East Europe was presented by international specialists followed by all the project results, with emphassis on road safety infrastructural and behavioural issues, including the relative pilot actions and investment proposals which emerged from the ROSEE project. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Proposals for Road Infrastructure Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe‘ ppt5

November 22nd, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Make Roads Safe Hellas – Infrastructures Workshop – Athens 2014

An Infrastructures Road Safety Workshop, organised by Make Roads Safe Hellas took place in Athens on 20 November 2014. The aim of the workshop was to bring together international and national road safety experts, stakeholders and decision-makers and give them the opportunity to share their knowledge and discuss ways to continue improving infrastructures’ road safety. Make Roads Safe Hellas, as the Lead Partner of the SENSoR project had the opportunity to present the results of a comprehensive study regarding the assessment of the TEN-T network safety for first time in Greece, according to the international EuroRAP protocolspdf5

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Road Safety in South-East Europe‘ ppt5

November 21st, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

SAFER – International Cycling Safety Conference – Gothenburg 2014

The 3rd International Cycling Safety Conference – ICSC2014, organised by SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers, Chalmers University of Technology and City of Gothenburg took place with great success in Gothenburg, on 18-19 November 2014. The conference was a great opportunity for the more than 160 researchers, legislators, politicians, and members of cycling associations to exchange knowledge on cycling safety and discuss new research topics and safety solutions. All the presentations and peer-reviewed papers are now available onto the conference website. 

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Safe Roads Safe Kids Summit 2014

The Safe Roads | Safe Kids Global Road Safety Summit will take place in Washington D.C., on 11-12 December 2014. This high level Summit will focus on strong action steps to end the epidemic of traffic deaths and injuries that threatens children worldwide. It will bring together International Agencies, Governments, Foundations, NGOs, the private sector and families.

The starting point of the discusions is the fact that every day, more than 500 children are killed in a road traffic collision, and tens of thousands are injured, often suffering lifelong disabilities.  Unless concrete action is taken now, the global toll of traffic injuries will explode, placing millions of children at risk. The Safe Kids Campaign and the Child Declaration for Road Safety are key global campaigns of road safety for kids. 

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

NAN – 34th Annual Conference, Puerto Rico 2014

The 34th Annual Conference of the US National Academy of Neuropsychology took place in Puerto Rico, on 12-15 November 2014. This year’s NAN conference theme was New Horizons in Neuropsychology Research and Practice

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Neurocognitive correlates of driving behaviour

ppt5 Differential simulator driving patterns among community-dwelling healthy and mildly neurologicaly impaired adults during driver distraction conditions’

November 15th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

19th IRTAD Meeting – Cologne 2014

The 19th Meeting of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF) took place in Cologne, on 7-8 November 2014

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 ROSEE – Road safety in South East European regions: Final recommendations on investments and interventions

ppt5 An overview on the effect of weather and traffic conditions on road safety

November 13th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ERF RoadSide Safety Design Seminar – Brussels 2014

The AFB 20 (2) Roadside Safety Design Seminar was organised by the European Union Road Federation (ERF) in cooperation with the International Road Federation and the Transportation Research Board and took place with great success on 5 November 2014 in Brussels. The conference was attended by more than 100 road safety experts and stakeholders from around the globe to gather and exchange information concerning the latest trends and developments in the area ofpassive safety and road infrastructure safety design. All presentations are now available. 

NTUA presentation concerned: ‘Effectiveness of Roadside Safety Measures‘ ppt5

November 6th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

WHO – International conference on Healthy Cities – Athens 2014

The International Conference on Healthy Cities organised by the World Health Organisation, took place in Athens on 22-25 October 2014. This year’s international conference marked 25 years of implementation of the Healthy Cities programme in the European region of the WHO and the launch of the sixth 5-year phase, 2014-2018. It also marked the implementation of thenew WHO agenda, “Health 2020. Road safety was addressed on several occasions in this international conference. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Traffic safety in urban mobility policy‘ ppt5

October 25th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Athens Business Chamber – Driving instructors retraining seminar – Athens 2014

A driving instructors retraining seminar organised by the Athens Business Chamber and the Citizen’s Movement, took place in Athens on 18 October 2014. The seminar aimed to improve drivers’ knowledge on certain topics, to highlight some aspects of safe driving and to develop the communication between driver instructors and new drivers.  

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Functional traffic accident statistics in Greece‘ ppt5

October 18th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

UNECE – Regional Road Safety Workshop – Belgrade 2014

A regional Road Safety Workshop, organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Government of the Republic of Serbia (Ministry of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure (MCTI), the Road Traffic Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) in partnership with the South-East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO), took place in Belgrade on 15-16 October 2014. The workshop brought together a wide range of road safety stakeholders and interested parties from the public and private sectors, including decision makers, planning authorities, and international organizations. The Workshop focused primarily on good practices and experiences on Road Safety Managementin South-East Europe and the Western Balkans. 

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Road Safety Management in Greece

ppt5 Road Safety Management in South East Europe

ppt5 Different forms of inter-agency coordination their potential benefits and risks

October 16th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ETSC Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels 2014

A European conference on work-related road safety organised by ETSC took place in Brussels on 13 October 2014. The conference covered the business case for work-related road safety as well as a section on safety issues for van operators. ETSC’s PRAISE project‘s aim is to promote best practice in order to help employers secure high road safety standards for their employees. PRAISE is co-ordinated by the ETSC secretariat with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, the German Road Safety Council (DVR), the Belgian Road Safety Institute (IBSR)and the Dräger Foundation.

The Hellenic Air Force was awarded as the Public Authority engaged on work related road safety.

October 15th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: |

American Neurological Association’s Annual Meeting – Baltimore 2014

The American Neurological Association‘s 2014 Annual Meeting, took place in Baltimore on 12-14 October 2014. This year’s Annual Meeting offered scientific symposia on new sensation in the afferent limb, diseases of the synapse, brain initiative, expanded views on neurodegeneration, and neurological challenges of current chronic or recurring viral infections, plus Special Interest Group Symposia on 17 different subspecialties.Behaviour of drivers with cognitive impairements was addressed on several occasions in this ANA Annual Meeting.  

NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Compensatory strategies in the driving behavior of MCI, AD, and PD patients: Preliminary results from a large driving simulation experiment with the use of distraction

ppt5 Exploring the capacity of neurological and neuropsychological measures to predict driving performance in individuals with MCI

October 14th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

NTUA – Road Safety Workshop – Athens 2014

A Road Safety Workshop was organised by the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of NTUA in the framework of the ROSEE project of the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme (SEE) in Athens, on 2 October 2014. Results achieved within the ROSEE project were presented in combination with valuable input from the members of the Greek National Advisory Group which was implemented within the project. This workshop was a great opportunity for knowledge exchange between the various Greek road safety stakeholders on key Road Safety issues in Greece and in the South East European Region in relation toroad safety policies, road infrastructure safety and road user behaviour. More than 80 people attended the Workshop including representatives of competent Ministries, road operators, NGOs and other road safety stakeholders. All presentations are available at the ROSEE project website. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Proposals for Road Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe‘ ppt5

October 3rd, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ROSEE – SENSOR Final Conference – Ljubljana 2014

The Conference “Road Safety: risk mapping, infrastructures and behaviour” organised by the projects ROSEE and SENSOR in the framework of the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme (SEE), took place in Ljubljana on 25 September 2014. All results achieved by both ROSEE and SENSOR projects were presented. This conference was a precious opportunity to get updated and discuss with international experts about the major Road Safety issues faced in the South East Region both from Road Safety Audit and Inspections to road users’ behaviour perspectives. 

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Proposals for Road Safety Investments and Interventions in South East Europe‘ ppt5

September 26th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

OMICS – Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Conference Valencia 2014

The 2nd Intenational Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, organised by OMICS Group International took place in Valencia on 23-25 September 2014. The Conference aimed at bringing together the professors, researchers, and students in all areas of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia and to provide an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences which concentrate on both theory and practices, with a special session on Geriatrics, Care Practice and  Cognitive Disorder including impact on driving performance

NTUA presentation concerned ‘Speed and accident rates in MCI and mild AD patients: preliminary results from a large driving simulation experiment‘ ppt5

September 25th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ERF Future Road Infrastructure Challenges Symposium – Brussels 2014

The Symposium on Future Road Infrastructure Challenges was organised by the European Union Road Federation (ERF) and took place with great success in Brussels on 18 June 2014. It was a highly dynamic and interactive forum in which the current challenges faced by the sector were discussed by the more than 100 experts, decision makers and stakeholders.  The ERF event was structured around five principal themes: safety, sustainability, ITS, financing and innovation. All presentations are now available. 

June 19th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

European Commission – Road Infrastructure Safety Management Conference – Brussels 2014

The stakeholder Conference on Road Infrastructure Safety Management organised by the European Commision took place with great success on 13 June 2014, in Brussels. More than 80 key road safety experts, stakeholders and decision makers participated and contributed actively to the Conference discussions. The Conference was part of the study for theevaluation of the costs and benefits associated with Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management and focused on three key topics: Vulnerable Road Users, Intelligent Transport Systems and Measurement of Safety Performance of the Roads. 

The complete conclusions are now available. pdf5

NTUA Associate Professor George Yannis summarised the challenges and the concluding remarks for each of the three key topics: ‘Current and future challenges of the Directive 2008/96/EC‘ ppt5

June 13th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Congress of European Neurology – Istanbul 2014

The Joint Congress of European Neurology, organised by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS) took place on 31 May – 3 June, 2014, in Istanbul. This scientific meeting provided a platform for continuing education in all fields of neurology, covering a broad spectrum of topics with state-of-the-art lectures by acknowledged experts. 

NTUA contributed to the following road safety presentations:

ppt5 Predictors of driving performance in individuals with MCI: preliminary results

ppt5 Prediction of driving performance in patients with Parkinson’s disease: preliminary findings on the role of the Comprehensive Trail Making test

ppt5 Reaction time to incidents as a function of age and neurological disease: preliminary findings from a large driving simulation experiment

ppt5 The relation between intentional and incidental memory in healthy young versus older individuals

June 3rd, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

European Road Safety Charter – Together we are Road Safety Workshop Athens 2014

The workshop ‘Together we are road safety’, organised by the European Road Safety Charter and the Road Safety Institute ‘Panos Mylonas’ took place with great success on May 28th in Athens . pdf5

The purpose of the workshop was to promote best practices and explore new ideas in relation to awareness and education of young people on road safety issues.

NTUA Professors George Yannis and Constantinos Antoniou presented: ‘Safety statistics at the Greek roads’.  ppt5

May 29th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Sixth European Road Safety Day – Athens 2014

The Sixth European Road Safety Day took place with great success in Athens on May 9th, 2014 organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the Greek EU Presidency. This one-day conference, centred around the headline theme ‘Safe and smart infrastructure’, brought together more than 250 road safety experts, stakeholders and decision-makers from Greece and from Europe who participated actively at the two round table discussions on infrastructure challenges and on technological solutions. In parallel, several interesting road safety products, services and concepts were presented at the information stands offered by leading European and Greek road safety organisations. 

NTUA Professor Emeritus George Kanellaidis presentation concerned Road safety strategy and measures. pdf5

 

May 9th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

42nd annual ASECAP Study and Information Days Athens 2014

The 42nd Annual ASECAP Study and Information Days organised by the European Association with tolled motorways (ASECAP) took place with great success on 26-28 May in Athens. The conference reflected the interconnection, under the umbrella of sustainability, between questions regardingtolling and concessions, road safety and security and Intelligent Transport Systems, and exploited the added value of combining the unmatched technical expertise and field experience of ASECAP Members with top-notch political considerations. On the first day of the discussion a special session focused on Road safety, security and sustainability.  All conference presentations are now available. 

May 6th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ITS, eCall and Road Safety Conference – Athens 2014

A conference on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), eCall and road safety was organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks of the Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the European Commission and ERTICO, under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference took place with great success on 25th April, in Athens. More than 200 key stakeholders and decision makers on ITS and road safety discused and contributed with the latest developments in the field with focus on the potential deployment of these techologies in Greece. 

April 25th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

Transport Research Arena, Paris 2014

The Transport Research Arena 2014 (TRA 2014) took place with great success in Paris on 14-17 April 2014. TRA 2014 isthe major conference on transport research in Europe, organised by IFSTTAR, the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors, and the three European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and the Waterborne TP

Almost 3,000 participants from 56 countries attended over 130 sessions, 650 presentations and 15 associated events. Bernard Jacob, IFSTTAR Deputy Scientific Director, stated that researchers and industrial and public policy players had vivid discussions on our society’s changing transport usage and requirements in the face of increasingly serious energy and environmental challenges. Current and future road safety challenges were discussed in several sessions, including the Transport Safety strategic session chaired by NTUA Associate Professor George Yannis.  NTUA presentations concerned:

ppt5 Transport Safety in Europe – a cross modal approach

ppt5 European perspectives for reliable crash modification factors

pdf5 ppt5 Development of the European Road Safety Knowledge System

pdf5 ppt5 Analysis of road safety management systems in Europe

pdf5 ppt5 European Road Safety and e-Safety

pdf5 ppt5 Assessment of road safety legislation, policy and institutional capacity in South-East European regions

pdf5 ppt5 First exploration of the effect of road environment on distracted driving through a driving simulator study

pdf5 ppt5 First findings from a simulator study on driving behaviour of drivers with cerebral diseases

pdf5 ppt5 Attitudes of Greek drivers towards mobile phone use while driving

pdf5 ppt5 Mobility and safety of powered two-wheelers in the OECD countries

April 17th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|

ITF Distracted Driving and Sleepiness Seminar – Paris 2014

A Seminar on the Impact of Distracted Driving and Sleepiness on Road Safety, organised by the International Transport Forum, took place in Paris on 15 April 2014, during the Transport Research Arena Conference. The objectives of the Seminar were to discuss latest research work in ITF countries to better understand the impact of distraction and fatigue on driving performance and road safety and identify measures that can help in the short and longer term in mitigating the effects on crash occurrence. The Seminar involved key stakeholders, including researchers, policy advisors, industry, police, user associations to highlight latest knowledge on these emerging road safety issues, and discuss forthcoming developments in regulation, vehicle and IT technology that have an impact on distraction and fatigue. All presentations are now available.  

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |

ROSEE – Transnational Road Safety Workshop, Budapest 2014

The Transnational Road Safety Workshop took place in Budapest, on April 9th, 2014 and was organised by the ROSEE project in the framework of the South East Europe transnational cooperation programme. Representatives from the ROSEE project countries (Italy, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Bulgaria) discussed on the current road safety situation in the South-East European regions, explored the potential for the improvement of the road users’ and the road infrastructure safety and contributed in forming proposals and recommendations for road safety investments. All presentations are available at the ROSEE project website. 

The NTUA presentation concerned the Transnational Report on road safety in South-East Europe, focussing on specific road safety issues related to the policy framework, the road infrastructure and the behaviour of road users in this region. ppt5

April 9th, 2014|Categories: Conferences|