Call for Abstracts

The 18th COTA conference International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2018) will be held during July 5-8, 2018, in Beijing, China, jointly organized by Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) and Tsinghua University (THU). As the hosts and organizers of CICTP2018, COTA and THU invite submissions of original research and innovative practice from both researchers and practitioners. CICTP2018 will address challenges and opportunities emerging from the development of new technologies. Transportation research that supports the exploration of intelligence connection and mobility is especially encouraged. The conference will host a series of technical sessions, plenary sessions, and special forums, including the World Bank Forum, the Dean’s Forum, and COTA Career Development Forum for Young Scholars and Students. The best-paper awards and other professional awards will be granted to the authors of excellent papers or institutes/enterprises which have made outstanding contributions to the development of transportation systems in China.

Highlight Events of CICTP 2018:
  • Dean Summit
  • Young Scholar Forum
  • World Bank Forum
  • Meet the Journal Editor-in-Chiefs
  • Keynote Speech on Intelligence, Connection, and Mobility
  • Career Development Forum for Young Faculty and Postdocs
  • Traffic Big Data Forum
  • Electrification of Transportation System
  • Future Transportation System Forum
  • Green & Shareing Transportation System Forum
Conference Spotlight Theme: Intelligence, Connection, and Mobility
We welcome any topics in the following areas, but not limited to:
  • Intelligent and Connected Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
  • Electrification of Transportation
  • Smart Mobility and Shared Economy
  • Pavement and Materials Engineering, and Highway Construction and Maintenance
  • Public Transit
  • Rail Operations, Management and Control
  • Logistics and Freight Transportation
  • Road Traffic Operations, Management, and Control
  • Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
  • Traffic Safety, Security and Emergency Responses
  • Transportation Energy, Environment and Sustainability
  • Transportation Cloud, Data Mining and Applications
  • V2X Technologies
Abstract Submission
The online abstract submission opens via the CICTP2018 conference website at The abstract, no more than 300 words, must be written in English and include the paper title, the names of authors and their affiliations as well as no more than five keywords.
Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline:
Abstract Acceptance Notification:
Full Paper Submission Deadline:
Full Paper Acceptance Notification:
Revised Paper Submission Deadline:
September 15, 2017
September 30, 2017
October 31, 2017
December 10, 2017
January 5, 2018
July 5-8, 2018
Proceedings and Publication
The conference proceedings will be published and indexed via the EI Compendex. Selected papers from previous CICTPs have been invited to submit to special issues of SCI-indexed journals such as IET Intelligent Transportation Systems Journal, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Transportation Research Part C and Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. We plan to continue this tradition and seek to publish special journal issues for CICTP2018 on internationally recognized journals, including:
  • ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering
  • ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development
  • Transportation Research (Part A through C)
  • Journal of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles
Conference Sponsors
Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA
Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA
Contact Information
For more information about CICTP 2018. please visit the conference website through ( Questions about this conference should be directed to

Tsinghua University: Dr. Diange Yang (
COTA: Dr. Xiaokun (Cara) Wang (
or Dr. Yu Zhang (

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Tsinghua University:
Dr. Diange Yang (

Dr. Xiaokun (Cara) Wang (, or
Dr. Yu Zhang (