European Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna – A digital era for transport

Vienna, Austria 16 April - 19 April 2018

The Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA) is an arena for researchers, companies, and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy. Togehter they will share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Together they will experience and shape the future of transport and mobility for people and goods.

The Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA) is an arena for researchers, companies, and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy. Togehter they will share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Together they will experience and shape the future of transport and mobility for people and goods. Key focus areas will be:

  • How digitalisation is transforming transport & mobility systems
  • Decarbonisation & future growth – how to change our mobility system & remain competitive
  • Shaping the new mobility landscape – a vision for transport & mobility for Europe

The TRA 2018 programme includes a range of different session formats that will offer ample opportunity to share information on recent findings and to discuss the aforementioned challenges and opportunities. In scientific and technical sessions, a broad spectrum of research and innovation activities will be discussed, ranging from basic research findings over application-oriented engineering and socio-economic aspects to policies and standards.

TRA is THE European research and technology biennial conference on transport and mobility. After a decade of successful editions around Europe (2006 Göteborg, Sweden; 2008 Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2010 Brussels, Belgium; 2012 Athens, Greece; 2014 Paris, France; and 2016 Warsaw, Poland), the 7th TRA will take place in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018.

Digitalisation and decarbonisation are high on the agenda of TRA 2018 and will be reflected throughout the conference, as the key dimensions expected to overhaul the transport system for all stakeholders. An important aim of TRA 2018 will be to imagine, sketch and investigate scenarios where ground-breaking digital and low-carbon technologies are deployed and impact on people, the transport system and the environment as we know it will be discussed.

TRA 2018 will combine the new challenges of mobility and logistics with still open questions of transport and infrastructure and will cover all modes of transport: road, rail, waterborne, aviation as well as cross-modality. Passenger and freight transport in urban, inter-urban and long distance settings will be considered. For the first time all modes will be integrated to achieve a comprehensive, seamless transport system. While presenting the most advanced research, the latest technological and industrial breakthroughs as well as future policies for Europe and beyond, TRA 2018 is conceived and designed as an “arena”, where the interplay across the entire spectrum of transport stakeholders facilitates open discussion and exchanges and offers a unique occasion to showcase European and international cutting edge transport research and innovation.

For more information, please visit the conference website http://www.traconference.eu