Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full-paper trackExtended-abstract track
(up to 1000 word)
5 January 2021Deadline for submission of full papers (updated)1 March 2021Deadline for extended abstract submission (updated)
15 April 2021Notification of the 1st-round review of full papers, and acceptance for presentation15 May 2021Notification of the review result, and acceptance for presentation
15 July 2021Submission of revised version for selected full papers15 August 2021Submission of revised version of the extended abstracts


Papers accepted to journals (following a review process) will be published in three journals:

  • Public Transport
  • Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Transport Policy

This publication includes:

  • Papers accepted from the outset for the full-paper track
  • Full papers from accepted extended abstracts, which will be published subsequent to the conference.

List of Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning (network design, timetabling, vehicle and driver scheduling)
  • Operations (monitoring, control, robustness, flexibility, efficiency, reliability)
  • Control (real-time strategies, synchronization)
  • Modelling, optimization, visualization and simulation techniques
  • Mobility and accessibility needs, social equity, security
  • Policy (governance, economics, tendering)
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), Mobility on Demand and ride-sharing
  • Modal shift, multimodality, integration of modes
  • Behavioral models (mode and route choice)
  • Facilities and asset management (rolling stock, terminals, switches)
  • Environmental impacts (emissions, noise control, energy)
  • Traffic modeling and engineering, and safety aspects of transit services
  • Big data, ITS (decision-making and management support)
  • Case studies
  • Future challenges and opportunities.