5 August 2018

WCTRS Young Conference Call for Extended Abstracts

WCTRS-Y is a one-day conference which will be held on the first day of the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, on 26thMay 2019.

Dedicated to the next generation of transport academics, professionals and experts, the WCTR-Y presents the work and achievements of PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and young researchers, giving them the opportunity to play a major role in the scientific progress, and to discuss and interchange on new developments and ideas in transportation.

The theme of WCTR-Y 2019 is “The Future of Transportation”. Sample topics welcomed by the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Smart Cities and Future Mobility
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Green Transport
  • Active Transportation
  • Integrated Planning for Transportation (Including Freight Transportation) and Resilient Transport Systems
  • Advanced Traffic Management, Operations, and Safety


  • Papers should be exclusively authored and presented by young members.
  • Young members are under 35 years before 26th May 2019, or have completed their PhD no more than four years prior to this date.
  • WCTRS-Y participants have to register to the main WCTR by 14th December 2018. No extra fee is required. There is no day delegate registration. Check the WCTR conference website for more information on registration.


Deadline for submission of extended abstracts:31th August 2018

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 14thSeptember 2018

Deadline for submission of full-length papers:2nd November 2018

Notification of acceptance of papers: 30thNovember 2018

Author registration deadline: 14th December 2018

Submission of final papers: 8th February 2019

Extended abstracts should summarise the research study in no more than 1,500 words, state clearly its objectives, methodology and present and discuss the results. There is no template for extended abstracts. Guidelines for the papers are provided on the main conference website.