Conference details

European Transport Conference 2017

04 October 201706 October 2017

Casa Convalescencia, Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 171, Barcelona, 08041, Spain,

Uniquely in Europe, the European Transport Conference (ETC) provides a forum for the coming together of research, policy and practice in transport. The Association for European Transport is committed to providing a meeting place for transport practitioners and researchers from all parts of the world, from new entrants to the profession to established senior figures. Speakers are asked to draw out the policy implications of research – not to only concentrate on the design and operation of a model, for example. Equally, practitioners and policy makers are encouraged to relate their presentations to the research behind the implementation of schemes and policies. Attendance at ETC allows different groups to pose questions to fellow professionals and to assess what is possible in terms of delivery. Researchers are challenged by policy-makers; practitioners need to deliver on the ground what the policy-makers want.

Conference topics

  • Accessibility for those with impaired mobility: .
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles: .
  • Consideration of the needs of women in accessing transport services: .
  • Developments in electric vehicles and car-sharing: .
  • Developments in large-scale models and databases: .
  • Disruptive technologies - new ways of supplying mobility services: .
  • Equity in transport: .
  • National travel surveys: .
  • Planning for the safety and security of transport infrastructure and of interchanges: .
  • The challenges posed by increasing examples of extreme weather conditions: .
  • The role of ICT on spatial and transportation patterns: .
  • Transport and tourism: .
  • What is the future for the accessibility and connectivity of rural areas?: .
  • x Other: .