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TRA 2014 calls for competitions

The 5th edition of the conference "Transport Research Arena" will be hosted in France on April 14-17, 2014, in the CNIT (Paris la Défense).

This major European conference is organised by the French ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy and Ifsttar in partnership with the European Commission and the main stakeholders (ERRAC, ERTRAC, WATERBORNE TP and CEDR), for all those involved in research and innovation in ground transportation. Researchers, companies, decision makers, etc. are invited to this conference and exhibition, which provides great opportunity for large companies and SMEs active in road, rail, waterborne and cross modal transport, to present their works, innovative products and services, case studies and to develop networking and partnerships.

2000 to 3000 participants are expected and a dozen joint conferences and associated events will be welcomed by TRA2014external link.

One of the events is the TRAVISIONS contestexternal link, an action launched in support of two competitionsexternal link for Transport Research Awards:

The first competition is a research student competitionexternal link in sustainable surface transport. The goal is to stimulate the interest among young researchers and students in this field.

The official start date for the contestexternal link is May 15, 2013 and final submission deadline, January 31, 2014.

The second competition targets senior researchers in the field of innovative surface transport concepts based on results from EU-funded projects.

The competition launch date of the contestexternal link is July 2013 and deadline for submission of entries November 30, 2013.

A call for posters only named "Outreach marketplace" is also open for innovative companies and SMEs. The objective is to demonstrate the impact of research works on industrial and economic growth and job creation with an opportunity to display on-going projects and applications. This is a unique occasion for SMEs to become better known by a large audience and for companies to present outstanding innovation and achievements without any significant cost (registration of the poster author(s) to the conference only).

Authors are invited to submit their posters byOctober 31, 2013. Accepted posters will be exhibited in the exhibition area during the conference for one full day, and the authors will be invited to stand nearby and comment on them, above all during the session breaks.

Posters should focus on one or more transport modes: road, rail, waterborne, or co-modality, and cover one or more themes of TRA2014:

  1. Environment and energy
  2. Industry competitiveness
  3. Logistics and mobility systems and services
  4. Safety and security
  5. Transport infrastructures
  6. Transport policy research/Socio-economic/Human sciences
  7. Vehicles and vessels technologies

More information and poster templates are available on the submission websiteexternal link.  

Agora, brokerage events, etc. will be organised on request during the TRA2014.

Companies and organisations may also take part in the exhibition (booth rental), or become a TRA2014 sponsor (several options and fees are proposed).

tra2014@ifsttar.frexternal link