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Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.
Vol. 190-2019-09-16

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Call for Abstracts: CICTP 2020

The CICTP 2020 will be held during July 4-6, 2020, in Xi'an, China, jointly organized by Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) and Chang'an University. As the hosts and organizers of CICTP 2020, COTA and CU are pleased to invite submissions of original research and practice from both researchers and practitioners. CICTP 2020 will address pressing challenges and embrace opportunities emerging from the development of new technologies.

At the same time, transportation research that address the needs of the "Transportation Development for Belt and Road Areas" is also very welcome. The conference will host a series of technical sessions, plenary sessions, and special forums, including the World Bank Forum, the Dean's Forum, COTA Career Development Forum for Young Scholars and Students and Transportation Studies Forum for International Students in China.
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.

We welcome original contributions in the following areas, but are not limited to:
Advanced Transportation Information and Control Engineering:
  • Transportation Optimization with V2X Applications
  • Informatics and Advanced Control Technology for Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Cooperative Operation and Management of Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Advanced Traffic Signal Control and Cooperative Intersections
  • Traffic Big Data
  • Advanced Information Technologies in Urban, Aviation, Rail and Water Transportation
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Green Transportation Energy and Eco-driving Management
  • Traffic Flow Theory and Network Modeling
Transportation Infrastructure Engineering:
  • Intelligent Transportation Infrastructures
  • Pavement Design and Evaluation
  • Sustainable Pavement Materials
  • Simulation and Characterization on Transportation Materials
  • Advanced Highway Maintenance and Preservation
  • Transportation Asset Management
  • Underground Transportation Construction and Operation
  • Geotech Technics and Embankment Engineering
  • Road Geometric Design and Safety Control
Vehicle Operation Engineering and Transportation Management:
  • Transportation Emission, Environment and Sustainability
  • Smart Mobility, Multimodal Transportation Integration and Logistics
  • Advanced Highway-Vehicle Cooperations and Management
  • Fleet Plan and Management
  • Transportation and Regional Sustainable Development
  • High Speed Rail and Subway Operation
Transportation Planning and Policy:
  • Multi-modal Public Transit Modeling and Analytics
  • Transportation Economics, Policy and Decision Making
  • Sustainable and Safety Transportation System
  • Advanced Technologies and Methods in Modeling Transportation System
  • On-demand and Sharing Mobility
  • Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction for Transportation System
  • Travel Survey and Data Analysis
  • Big Data Mining and Analysis in Transportation
  • Travel Demand Management
Transportation Behavior and Safety:
  • Travel Behavior and Activities
  • Driving Behavior and Human Factors
  • Traffic Safety and Emergency Responses
  • Social Behavior and Transportation Culture
  • Transportation Psychology
  • Transportation Geography
Future Transportation and Modern Logistics:
  • Green and Shared Transportation
  • Reliable and Civilized Transportation
  • Transportation Investment and Financing
  • Modern Logistics
  • Integrated Transportation
  • Green Development of The Belt and Road Initiatives
  • Transportation Management and Policy

Abstract Submission

The online abstract submission opens at the CICTP2020 conference website (http://cota-home.org/cictp/cictp2020.html). 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
  • Paper Registration Fee Deadline
  • Conference
  • September 20, 2019
  • September 30, 2019
  • October 31, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 15, 2019
  • January 10, 2020
  • July 4-6, 2020

Proceedings and Publication

The CICTP 2020 proceedings will be published and also submitted for EI Ccompendex by ASCE. Selected papers from previous CICTPs have ever been recommended for special issues of some SCI-indexed journals including
  • Transportation Research Part C
  • Transportation Research Part D
  • Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Journal of Advanced Transportation
  • China Journal of Highway and Transport
  • Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering
  • Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition)
  • Urban Rail Transit

Conference Chairs:

  • Dr. Lei Zhang (lei@umd.edu), President of COTA, USA
  • Dr. Aimin Sha (ams@chd.edu.cn), President of Chang'an University, China
  • Dr. Xiangmo Zhao (xmzhao@chd.edu.cn), Vice President of Chang'an University, China

Executive Committee Chairs:

  • Dr. Heng Wei (heng.wei@uc.edu), University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Dr. Shuanhai He (heshai@chd.edu.cn), Vice President of Chang'an University, China
  • Dr. Jianwei Wang (wjianwei@chd.edu.cn), Vice President of Chang'an University, China

Organizing Committee Chairs:

  • Dr. Yisheng An (ysh.an@chd.edu.cn), Chang'an University, China
  • Dr. Guohui Zhang (guohui@hawaii.edu), University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
  • Dr. Haizhong Wang (Haizhong.Wang@oregonstate.ed), Oregon State University, USA
  • Dr. Hainian Wang (wanghn@chd.edu.cn), Chang'an University, China
  • Dr. Wei Yuan (yuanwei@chd.edu.cn), Chang'an University, China
  • Dr. Zhigang Xu (xuzhigang@chd.edu.cn), Chang'an University, China
  • Dr. Lan Yang (lanyang@chd.edu.cn), Chang'an University, China

Conference Sponsors

  • Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • (ASCE), USA
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China

COTA in Action

Call for abstracts - CICTP 2020,-- Xi'an, July 4 - 6, 2020

Call for participation - 2nd ISETT, October 6 - 9, 2019


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