The conference is an initiative of the World Conference on Transport Research Society.
The aims of the conference are to bring together experts in all areas of transport research from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the field of transport policy and practice.
The conference covers the following topic areas (Special Interest Groups, or SIGs):
Please visit this page to know more about each of these SIGs and their sub-SIGs.
The 16th World Conference on Transport Research will be held on-site at the Palais des congrès in Montreal, Canada, from 17 to 21 July 2023.
The Palais des congrès (convention centre) is located at the heart of downtown Montreal and there are plenty of accommodation options all around the site. The Palais is connected to the Montreal subway (Place d'Armes station) system and you will receive a public transport pass to travel across the city.
Please visit our Submissions section for more information on the submission process.
Please visit our Registration section for more information on fees and visa for travel (if needed).
The program will be available later in 2023. Here is a quick overview:
Mon 17 Jul : WCTRS-Young initiative and Welcome Cocktail
Tue 18 Jul : Opening Ceremony + Technical, plenaries and special Sessions
Wed 19 Jul : Technical, plenaries and special Sessions
Thu 20 Jul : Technical, plenaries and special Sessions + Gala Dinner
Fri 21 Jul : Closing Ceremony + Technical, plenaries and special Sessions
Registration includes breaks and lunches, and the welcome cocktail. A gala dinner with be held at the Port of Montreal (additional fee).
Many technical tours will be available during the event. Details to come.
Please remind these important deadlines for the conference.
As soon as possible: request for visa letter (please visit our Registration section
for more details)
20th January: registration opens
15th March: deadline for special session submissions
15th March: last day to send out responses to authors
17th April: deadline for early registration fee (presenters must register before this date)
31st May: deadline for paper updating in Easychair
10th July: deadline for online registration
17th July: conference begins (on-site registration)
Summer is a busy season in Montreal. Please plan your trip early (flight and accommodation).
Registration is now open! Please follow this link to access full information on fees and register to the conference.
If you need a visa, we will have to send you an invitation letter for the application. Click here to fill a form asking for the information that are needed.
There are a number of bursaries available for some participants, depending on their country of affiliation. Please see this Call for bursary awards for more information.
We are now inviting SIG/ST chairs to submit a proposal to create a special session for consideration to be included in the WCTRS 2023 program. Special sessions are meant to provide additional flavor to the conference besides regular technical sessions. Please note that you must be registered to the conference to participate to these sessions. Deadline for proposal: 15th March 2023. The proposals may be sent to email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for special sessions (PDF format)
Call for special sessions (Word format)
Submissions for regular tracks must be made through Easychair. Please log in or create an Easychair account and click on this page: EasyChair WCTR 2023. Select "make a new submission" to access the submission page and the instructions.
Here are some instructions that can be found on the EasyChair page.
Paper must be submitted in PDF format, using the templates that
are provided :
either click on the link "Submission templates" at the upper right of the EasyChair submission page, or
click here to access Microsoft Word template files,
click here to access LateX template files,
or click here to see a sample PDF file.
Papers must be a maximum of 20 pages, including references and appendices.
WCTRS publishes select papers in Elsevier Transport Research Procedia and special issues of many reputed journals. The list of planned special issues will be published on this website. Your submission must be made using the Proceedia model, but additional instruction may follow if your paper is recommended for the special issue of another journal. You must use the template even though you do not wish to publish your work via WCTR. Your paper must not have been presented or published elsewhere.
The cost of registration to the conference will vary around 500-950 USD (early rate), depending of your country of origin and the date of registration. This includes the WCTRS membership fees for 3 years, attendance to sessions, midday lunches and coffee break.
1) Author information. Provide information for all authors of the paper, and identify the presenter and the corresponding author.
2) Title and Abstract. Enter the title and a short abstract of your paper.
3) Keywords. Give at least 3 keywords that describe the content of your paper.
4) Topics. Provide a WCTR topic for your paper (to facilitate the reviewing process). You can visit the WCTRS website to know more about the special interest groups at https://wctrs-society.com/special-interest-groups/.
5) Other Information and Files
You are asked to write at least 3 highlights sentences for your paper. Highlights are very valuable to facilitate the review process.
You are asked if you want your paper to be considered for the publication process. If not, the paper will be reviewed for presentation, but will not be published via WCTR.
At the end, upload your paper in PDF format.
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