Transport Research Arena 2012

The 4th European ‘Transport Research Arena’ (TRA) Conference, will be held in Athens, Greece, 23-26 April 2012, hosted by the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure Transport & Networks and supported by the main transport industry stakeholders in Europe: the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR), the European Commission (EC), the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and the European Technology Platform Waterborne (WATERBORNE). TRA 2012 seeks to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the transport sector and, for this reason, addresses all stakeholders in both the public and private sectors and all professionals, regardless of their roles (researchers, practitioners, designers, constructors, operators, administrators etc.).

The Programme Committee of TRA 2012 invites all those involved in any surface transport mode to submit an Abstract presenting their work and vision on greener, safer and smarter surface transport for Europe and the rest of the world. The main theme of TRA 2012 is “Sustainable Mobility through Innovation” and the Conference will focus on all aspects of all surface transport modes with the exception of overseas shipping.

The Chairman of the Programme Committee Prof. Panos Papaioannou stated: «TRA 2012 aims to enable the exchange of knowledge among those who play an active role in the transport sector and to promote the dissemination of research findings, best practice, and application techniques that have been successfully implemented. At the same time, it provides experts from different disciplines with a forum for creative discussions about the future of transport at a location where Greek philosophers debated the burning issues of the day some 25 centuries ago». The ‘First Announcement Call for Abstracts/Papers’ full brochure is available for downloading at the TRA2012 website:

The deadline for submission of 300-word Abstracts is 15 April 2011.

: Governance of the transport system
: Transport, mobility and infrastructure
: Safety and security
: Energy, environment and resources
: Design and production (vehicles, vessels and infrastructure)
: Complementarities of transport modes

Important Dates

Task   Deadline
Submission of abstracts (max. 300 words) 15 April 2011
Decision on abstracts/ invitation to prepare paper 15 June 2011
Submission of full papers 15 September 2011
Decision on full papers 20 November 2011
Submission of final papers 15 January 2012


Thessaloniki Public Transport Authority
Attn Prof. Panos Papaioannou
65 Georgikis Scholis Ave.
57001 Pilea, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +302310 483070
Fax: +302310 483071

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