+44 (0) 15 64 793552

Conference programme

Providing mobility and access for current and future generations

The climate emergency, increasing attention for equity issues and a changing economic reality continue to present challenges for transport planners. The increasingly critical public and political debate calls for a need to keep the focus on the solutions offered by professionals for current and future generations.

It is the transport planner’s task to provide transport solutions for people and goods to get to where they need to be, in a sustainable, inclusive, efficient, and affordable manner. Keeping public and political support is essential for this focus.

We need a diverse array of expertise from research policy and practice to achieve our mission. Let’s come together at the 52nd European Transport Conference in 2024. Together we explore new developments, new discussions, the challenges they pose, and the potential policy and infrastructure interventions.


We proudly present our conference programme, subject to change:

Wednesday 18 SeptemberThumbnail ETC Weds v1 Thursday 19 September
Thumbnail ETC Thurs v1
Friday 20 SeptemberThumbnail ETC Frid v1

Key Dates

Submission of abstracts period 11 December - 9 February
Notification of abstract acceptance to submitters 10 May
Speakers confirm participation 10 May - 3 June
Final programme available online 20 June
Uploading of presentation slides by presenters 9 September
Conference in Antwerp 18 - 20 September




From abstract to conference presentation

Abstract review and programme formation

After our Call for Papers closed in February, our twelve Programme Committees set to review al submitted abstracts. In early May the chairs of all the committees came together in Antwerp to create the three day programme for the conference. After notification of acceptance, the authors reconfirmed their contribution to the conference in early June. We now proudly present our programme for this year's European Transport Conference. Authors can find the presentation day and time slot on their abstract page, or look it up in our downloadable programme on this page.

Thumbnail ETC Weds v1Wednesday 18 September Thumbnail ETC Thurs v1Thursday 19 September Thumbnail ETC Frid v1Friday 20 September


Updating your abstract page

To access or update your abstract or presenter details, log in with your website account and navigate to the "My abstracts" section of your account. You can update your abstract yourself until the end of August. From September, any changes you make are not automatically copied onto our conference app. Please contact us via email aetransport.events@aetransport.org for any last minute changes after 1 September.

We understand that the abstract submitter (owner) might not be the colleague who will present the paper at the conference. The presenting author can be identified on the abstract submission form and can be updated by the abstract owner through their website account.


Writing papers and presentations

A style sheet for your conference paper can be found in the downloads at the bottom of this page, as well as more information on writing a conference paper and our guidelines for presenting at our conference. For questions about the abstract submission or programme process, please contact our teams at aetransport.events@aetransport.org.


Paper repository

The repository of ETC past papers is a valuable resource of the Association and is an important source of information for transport planners, researchers and engineers worldwide. Speakers are strongly encouraged to write and submit a full paper to be added to the repository. Full papers can be uploaded on your abstract page after receiving your acceptance notification for the programme in May. If you plan to make a paper available to the conference audience, please upload your paper before 9 September.


Uploading presentation slides

We ask speakers who are unable to upload their paper before the conference (or who would like to upload both a paper and a presentation) to upload their presentation slides (if possible) to their abstract page before 9 September. This will help our delegates choose their personal conference programme and help their audience to prepare informed questions for lively debates during the sessions.


Peer review

Presenters interested in peer review and publication online, or in special issues of journals, can indicate so on their abstract submission form. While full papers can be uploaded to your abstract page before the conference, any updated or changed versions of the final papers must be uploaded to the abstract pages by 11 November. Our Peer Review committee will then collect the submitted papers and start their selection process. More information can be found on our publications opportunities page