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TRA 2010 is a chance for you to present your vision of cleaner, safer and smarter road transport for Europe. We invite you to submit abstracts to papers related to the themes of the conference (listed below) by 31st of March 2009. The abstracts, consisting of 300 words or less, will be evaluated by the members of the Programme Committee. The authors of the best quality abstracts will be invited to submit the full paper (template) which, after evaluation by the members of the Programme Committee, will be included in the CD of conference proceedings. The authors of a selected number of papers will be invited as speakers at TRA 2010. The top papers will be submitted for publication in an online journal. The TRA 2010 programme will be organised into six pillars built around the European research and innovation strategies while emphasising on climate change, CO2, fuel efficiency and supply. Abstracts can be submitted in electronic form by registered users only through this web site.

The main theme of TRA 2010:
Sustaining Road Transport Mobility through innovation in Europe

Pillars and topics

European Road Research Needs and Agendas, including:

  • Public-private joint research needs and agendas

  • Specific regional research needs

  • New concepts to fund research and innovation

Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure, including:

  • New mobility concepts

  • Intermodality

  • Demand management

  • Effective utilisation of existing urban and inter-urban road network

  • Road network robustness

  • Logistics and freight transport

  • Intelligent transport systems

  • Cooperative systems

  • Integrated mobility management

Safety and Security, including:

  • Accident prevention and analysis

  • Vulnerable road users

  • Human factors

  • Safety impact of road maintenance

  • Passive and active safety systems

  • Vulnerability of transport systems

Energy, Environment and Resources, including:

  • Mitigation of the environmental impact of transport networks

  • Air pollution

  • Noise reduction

  • Sustainable land use

  • Future energy resources for road transport

  • Greenhouse gas reduction

Design and Production (Vehicles and Infrastructure), including:

  • User driven design and production

  • Time to market reduction

  • Incentives for innovation in procurement and contracting

  • New materials

  • Pavement and infrastructure management

  • Asset management

  • New concepts of maintenance and monitoring

  • Adaptation to climate change

  • Life cycle analysis

Societal Importance of Road Transport, including:

  • Towards a sustainable society

  • Societal trends and behaviour

  • Scenarios for the future

  • Elderly and disabled people

  • Implementation and deployment

  • Socio-economic impact assessment



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