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  • The 7th International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA):

    Smart Transportation

    Hong Kong 
    6-8 June, 2018

    Jointly organized by

    Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU),

    Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong (HKU),

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and

    The Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS)


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    Dear colleagues and friends,


    It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 7th International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment in Hong Kong, 6-8 June, 2018. This Symposium aims to foster excellence in dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) research and practice, and provide a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and challenges on DTA and related transportation science research problems. The theme of this Symposium is smart transportation.

    Nowadays, in order to provide smooth traffic flow, high degree of safety and sustainable urban environment, smart transportation systems become popular. The systems include the integrated application of advanced management strategies and emerging technology. Such evolution can enhance the current transportation systems and come out positive in benefit-cost analyses. The systems are considered to be essential especially in addressing the challenges of complex matrix within smart cities. The DTA theory together with the latest technology, such as autonomous and electric vehicles, APPs, and GPS, are important ingredients towards the development of a smart city. Hong Kong is one of the cities moving towards this direction. This Symposium will attract international scholars to share their latest finding on DTA with local practitioners and academics to encourage the development of Hong Kong to be a leading smart city with more competitive advantages to adjacent cities, and eventually to make a positive impact on Hong Kong society.

    Practitioners and academics are cordially invited to share their knowledge, experience and insights on the design, analytics, investigations, analysis, planning, operation, engineering, co-ordination and management of smart transport systems, taking into account the time-varying characteristics of travel demand and supply and the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. The Symposium will last three full days (from Wednesday to Friday). The technical program may include plenary sessions, paper presentations, and interactive sessions.

    For details, please visit the conference website at:

    Call for papers and presentations

    Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of maximum 4 pages to the EasyChair paper management system <> by the deadline of Nov 30, 2017. Abstract submission instructions are available at Authors will be notified of acceptance of extended abstracts by Jan 31, 2018.

    The topics of the conference include both classical DTA topics and the dynamic aspects of transport systems and behavior in general, but not limited to:

    ·       dynamic route and/or departure time choice

    ·       within-day dynamic equilibrium

    ·       day-to-day dynamic processes

    ·       dynamic network loading and traffic simulation (micro/meso/macro),

    ·       dynamic link flow models and node models

    ·       solution algorithms and properties

    ·       dynamic OD estimation

    ·       dynamic traffic control and management

    ·       online dynamic models

    ·       activity-based modeling and analysis

    ·       travel behavior and travel choice principles

    ·       novel dynamic transport applications (smart transport, intelligent transportation systems, shared vehicles/taxis, connected and autonomous vehicles, electric and green vehicles, public transport, bike repositioning, dynamic vehicle routing)


    Important Dates

    30 Nov 2017:  Deadline for submission of extended abstracts

    31 Jan 2018:   Notification of acceptance of extended abstracts

    28 Feb 2018:   Deadline for submission of final extended abstracts and registration

    31 May 2018: Deadline for submission of full papers for special issue(s).

    6-8 Jun 2018:  DTA2018


    For enquiries, please feel free to contact:

    Conference Secretary



    Please kindly help circulate this Call for Papers to your colleagues who may be interested; and we are looking forward to welcoming you in June 2018 in Hong Kong.


    Yours sincerely,


    Conference Organizing Committee

  • Special issue: Transportation and Logistics by Young Researchers

    Guest editors: Jaume Barcelo, Anna Sciomachen and Riccardo Rossi
    • Deadline to submit manuscripts: May 31, 2017
    • Publication date: March 01, 2018

    At the occasion of EURO Winter Institute on "Methods and Models in Transportation Problems", organized by the EURO Working Group on Transportation in Bressanone (Italy) 14-23 February 2017, the EURO Journal in Transportation and Logistics organizes a Special Issue, edited by Jaume Barcelo, Anna Sciomachen and Riccardo Rossi. The main aim of the Special Issue is to collect papers coming from young researchers in the area of Transportation and Logistics. Only PhD students at the final stage of their course (last one or two years) and researchers who have less than three years research experience since completing a PhD are eligible for submitting papers as main author for the Special Issue. The review process will follow the standards of the journal, in terms of originality and quality. 

    In order to submit a paper for a Special Issue, 

    1. Log on the editorial manager using the Author Login.
    2. Select Submit New Manuscript in the main menu.
    3. In the drop down list associated with Choose Article Type, select the desired special issue. The entries corresponding to the special issues start with SI.
  • POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) in cooperation with ORSIS (Operations Research Society of Israel) invite you to attend the 2017 POMS International Conference to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 27 – 29, 2017.


    Two transportation related sessions are being organized:


    ·         Transportation Service Operations

    ·         Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management


    Researchers who are wish to present a talk are welcome to submit an abstract ( directly to me () or to the organizing committee ().


    The following are important dates (all dates are subject to change):


    March 1, 2017 – Abstract submission deadline

    April 1, 2017 – Notification of conditional acceptance to authors

    April 30, 2017 – Early registration deadline

    June 1, 2017 – Publication of the academic program

    June 15, 2017 – Online registration deadline

  •  Call for Papers and Sessions within the Stream


    at the 21st IFORS Conference

    July 17-21, 2017 in Quebec, Canada


    Following the success of the Public Transport stream on previous EURO and IFORS

    conferences, IFORS 2017 will again offer a stream "Optimization for Public Transport"

    organized by Marie Schmidt and Anita Schˆbel.


    We are now looking for session organizers and for papers fitting in this stream!


    Would you be interested to organize a session of 4 talks on some particular

    topic within this stream?

    This task involves choosing the specific topic, contacting speakers and handling their

    submission in the online system of the conference, to which you will then get access.

    Usually, but not necessarily, the session organizer is also session speaker and/or chair.

    If you are interested, please let us know.


    Would you like to present a paper within the stream?

    Then, please let us know as well. We are glad to send you a session code 

    such that you may submit your paper in an invited session.


    We are looking forward to a successful Public Transportation stream at IFORS 2017

    and to meeting you in Quebec!


    Anita and Marie


    Marie Schmidt                                   Anita Schoebel

    Erasmus University Rotterdam              University of Gottingen







  • 30th September 2016

    The EURO Winter Institute on “Methods and Models in Transportation Problems” will take place in Bressanone, Italy, from the 14th to the 23rd of February 2017. The event will be hosted by University of Padova and is organized by Euro Working Group on Transportation, under the patronage and sponsorship of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). It aims at gathering early stage researchers will establish a network of outstanding people who hopefully will continue to work together in the future.

    The course will be composed by morning lectures and afternoon workshops and tutorials.

    Applicants must have a single-authored or co-authored paper in the selected field, which has not yet been published, nor accepted for publication. 

    Joint cultural and outdoors activities are also planned.

    To apply to the EWI have to submit their curriculum vitae, their paper together with a motivation statement to the Scientific Committee of the EWI. 

    The official language is English.

    Scheduled deadline for application has been postponed to 15th October 2016.

    For detailed information visit the 2017 WI-EWGT page.

    EWGT Coordinator

  • Dear Friends,

    on behalf of the Board of the EWGT and of our community I'm pleased to convey heartfelt thanks to the participants to the EWGT2016 for attending and contributing to the Conference.

    We have also to warmly thank the members of the local Organizing Committee, Hilmi Berk Celikoglu, Abdullah Hilmi Lav, Mehmet Ali Silgu, Koray Gelmez, the undergraduate students of ITU Industrial Product Design Department and the Graduate students of ITU Civil Engineering Department. All of us have appreciated very much their great and efficient efforts in realizing a successful event both from the scientific and social point of view. Thank you very much…

    I think we can claim without any doubts that the level of the works presented in these days has been very good; many subjects have been debated in a profitable way. We have to give our thanks to the authors and also to all the reviewers that have contributed for selecting a so good set of works.

    We have also to thank the keynote speakers Peter Wagner, Jaume Barcelo and Mohamed Abdel-Aty for their great contribution to the Conference.

    See you in Budapest next year…..

    Warms regards,

    Riccardo Rossi

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  • The Group was founded in July 1991 in Cetraro (Italy) during the 7th Euro Summer Institute on Urban Traffic Management. This name was changed during the EURO Conference in Glasgow in July 1994 to Transportation, in order to extend the topics addressed and to involve more people in participation.

    EWGT main targets concern providing a forum to share research information and experience, encouraging joint research and the development of both theoretical methods and applications, promoting cooperation among the many institutions and organisations which are leaders at national level in the field of transportation, traffic and logistics.

    Since the foundation of the Working Group, the Coordinator has been Prof. Maurizio Bielli, from National Research Council of Italy. Since September 2011 the Coordinator is Prof. Riccardo Rossi from Padua University, Italy.

    The 1st Meeting of the EWGT was held in Landshut, Germany, 1-3 October 1992, organized by Prof. Markos Papageorgiou. Next Meetings were held in different European cities, i.e. Paris, Barcelona, Newcastle upon Tyne, Goteborg, Helsinki, Budva, Rome, Bari, Poznan, Ischia, Padova, Poznan, Paris, Porto and Sevilla.

    Moreover, we usually give our sponsorship and cooperation to the most relevant events on transportation (such as Tristan and Odysseus). For example we organized Tristan II Conference held in Capri Island, Italy, in the 1994 year, probably the most exciting and great event people can remember.

    From the education point of view, we started our activity with the organization of the Summer School on Urban Traffic Management in 1991 in a wonderful seaside place in South Italy, where several young researchers presented their first contributions and several academic professors gave lessons and reviews on classical traffic and transport topics.

    We supported as well the Course on Advanced Methods for Planning and Management of Transportation Networks, held in Capri Island, Italy, in the 1999 year. Moreover, we organized a Short Course for young researchers during the EWGT Meeting in Bari, 2006.

    We have also to remark the organization by Prof. Markos Papageorgiou of the Short Courses on Dynamic traffic flow modelling and control, held in Chania, Greece, for many years.

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