Call for Abstracts

Conference Chairs
Professor Shou'en Fang, Vice President of Tongji University
Professor Yu Zhang, President of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA)

The 17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2017) will be held during July 7-9, 2017, in Shanghai, China, jointly organized by Tongji University and Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA). CICTP 2017 will address new challenges emerging from the comprehensive transportation reform and change. The conference will host a series of technical sessions, plenary sessions, and ten featured forums, including the Dean Summit, World Bank Forum, Meet the Journal Editors-in-Chief, etc.

As the hosts and organizer of CICTP 2017, Tongji and COTA invite submissions of both research and practical papers. 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.

Conference Spotlight Theme: Transportation Reform and Change: Equity, Inclusiveness, Sharing, and Innovation

We welcome any topics in the following areas, but not limited to:
  • Aviation Management
  • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
  • Logistics and Freight Transportation
  • Rail & Transit Operations and Management
  • Traffic Safety, Security and Emergencies
  • Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
  • Big Data Application in Transportation
  • Infrastructure Maintenance and Preservation
  • Multimodal Transportation
  • Road Traffic Operation and Management
  • Transportation Energy and Environment
  • Green Pavement & sustainable infrastructure
Abstract Submission
The online abstract submission opens via the CICTP2017 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:
October 16, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 15, 2016
February 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
July 7-9, 2017
Proceedings and Publication
The conference proceedings will be published by ASCE and will be indexed via EI Compendex. Selected papers will be invited to submit to SCI-indexed journals or to be compiled into journal special issues. Those journals include: Journal of Central South University, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, IET Intelligent Transportation Systems Journal, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Research Part C and Transportation Research Part D.
Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA)
Tongji University

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

Contact Information
For more information about CICTP 2017, please visit the conference website through ( Questions about this conference should be directed to

Tongji University: Dr. Jian Lu ( or Dr. Jian Sun (
COTA: Dr. Yu Zhang ( or Dr. Haizhong Wang (

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Tongji University:
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