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38th Australasian Transport Research Forum - Call for abstracts is now open!

by Australian Road Research Board on February 24, 2016

The 38th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF 2016) will be held in Melbourne from 16-18 November 2016.

The ATRF is the principal transport research conference in Australia and New Zealand. It brings together transport researchers, policymakers, advisors and practitioners from a range of disciplines to share and build upon the latest research and thinking.

Note that the conference will be co-located with the ARRB conference in 2016, with a shared exhibitor space. Prospective exhibitors are urged to contact Ms Jess Jackson, ATRF 2016 Conference Sponsorship, Exhibition and Marketing Coordinator on +61 3 9881 1502; sponsorconf@arrb.com.au. Further details can be found at the hosts’ website at http://www.atrf2016.com.au/sponsor
ATRF 2016 is moving into a new era with the development of a co-ordinating Central Committee, ATRF Scientific Committee and Local Co-ordinating Committee.

The ATRF Scientific Committee (ATRF-SC) is being formed to take responsibility for the reviewing of papers, with leading experts assisting with coordination of peer-review for abstracts and papers submitted in the following theme groups:
• T01: Freight & Logistics
• T02: Transport modelling, forecasting and simulation
• T03: Transport analysis & big data
• T04: Active Transport (cycling, walking, etc.)
• T05: Public Transport
• T06: Transport & Land Use / Urban Design
• T07: Planning & Policy
• T08: Transport Economics
• T09: Aviation / Maritime
• T10: Transport Surveys
• T11: Safety
• T12: Environment
• T13: Advanced technology, automation and ITS
• T14: Travel behaviour change and Travel demand management
• T15: Other transport research

ATRF accepts papers on any aspect of transport, including work in progress. The conference is cross-disciplinary and submissions are encouraged from across all fields including economics, psychology, engineering, information technology, planning, geography, policy studies and more.

We especially encourage practitioners to submit.

Papers can be research based and/or demonstrate the use of innovative or novel approaches to transport issues, behaviour, policy, planning, technology and systems.

ATRF provides excellent outlets for publication with strong peer-review processes. The proceedings of past ATRF conferences provide one of the leading repositories of transport research from Australian and New Zealand (see www.atrf.info/papers).

For ATRF 2016 discussions have commenced with high-ranking academic transport journals, including the Journal of Transport and Land Use, about possible special issues to be drawn from the conference paper submissions in specific topic areas. Details on this will be provided as news comes to hand.

Submission of Abstracts
The closing date for submitting abstracts is 24 March 2016. Please refer to the hosts' web site http://www.atrf2016.com.au/ for further details and for paper submission and decision dates.

Call for abstracts is now open - please click here to submit an abstract

ATRF abstract submission is through EasyChair.

Do you have an existing account with EasyChair?
If you have an existing account with EasyChair you will be able to log in with your user details and submit you’re abstract.

I don’t have an account with EasyChair, what do I do?
If you are new user to EasyChair you will need to create a new account. Once your account is set up you will then be able to submit you’re abstract.

Please note authors will be advised if their abstract has been accepted or rejected by Friday 8th April 2016.

Further, the 38th ATRF Conference will be collocated over the same time period with the 27th ARRB conference, allowing ATRF attendees to partake in the activities of this conference as well as the ATRF Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in 2016 in Melbourne!

Professor William Young
Chair | Local Organising Committee
ATRF 2016