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Call for Papers and contributionsLogo 2021

European Transport Conference, 13-15 September 2021

The Association of European Transport is delighted to publish the call for papers for ETC 2021. 

ETC 2021: a new, flexible format

2020 has been a year of uncertainty and, at the time of the publication of this Call for Contributions, it is not possible to be sure how things will be in September 2021.  The Association is committed to the continuity of ETC and has decided to extend the number of days over which the conference is held and to hold it online.  The multi-stream format will remain but with fewer sessions each day. It is also planned to offer more networking opportunities and some virtual tours over the weekend. Depending on the evolving situation, it may be possible to offer some actual seminars in Milan during the dates of the Conference.

The call for papers was closed 8 February 2021.

After closing of the abstract submission on the 8th of February 2021, the paper selection for the 2021 conference will commence. Authors will receive notification of acceptance at the end of April or in early May.

Authors of accepted contributions to the conference are expected to register for the conference and present their contribution.

The general call for papers can be found for download at the bottom of this page.  Specific calls for papers of the programme committees will also be added when they become available.

The Association is keen that the papers presented at the Conference address themes of relevance to the transport policy agenda in Europe and worldwide – from a research, policy or practice angle.

Papers that fit within programme committees’ areas of interest are very welcome.  The Programme Committees in place for the 2021 conference, and their mission statements, can be found on the Programme committee web page.  

 Key themes that interest the AET and Programme Committees are: 

  1. COVID-19 and the Consequences
    • E-commerce, resilience and supply chains
    • The changing nature of work and its impact on transport and land use
    • The viability of public transport
    • Long term impacts on air transport
    • Impacts on urban and rural economies
    • Covid and data security/privacy
    • Transport modelling and the pandemic
    • Economic appraisal in times of uncertainty

    2. The Climate Emergency
    • Decarbonising transport
    • Low Emission Zones and Road User Charging
    • Provision for non-motorised transport
    • Changes to taxation and tax revenues
    • The price of carbon in appraisal
    • Resilience of transport infrastructure to climate change

    3. Inclusion and Diversity
    • Catering for vulnerable road users
    • Transport modelling and inclusion
    • The 15-minute city
    • Biases in transport appraisal

Project meetings and dissemitation of research

We welcome papers on research, operational deployment, policy discussion, thought leadership and we want to hear from anyone interested to use ETC 2021 as a platform to hold your final project dissemination event in a parallel collocated stream. If you are interested in disseminating project results you can find more information here.

Poster sessions

The option of presenting material in a poster session is also available. Authors can choose the poster session for the presentation of material that would benefit from one-to-one discussion. This option can be selected in the form for Abstract submission.



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