WCTR 2023

17 - 21 July, 2023 in Montréal, Québec, Canada


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:

  • A: Transport Modes – General
  • B: Freight Transport and Logistics
  • C: Traffic Management, Operations and Control
  • D: Activity and Transport Demand
  • E: Transport Economics and Finance
  • F: Transport, Land-use and Sustainability
  • G: Transport Planning and Policy
  • H: Transport in Developing and Emerging Countries
  • I: Infrastructure Design and Maintenance


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 also connected to the Montreal subway (Place d'Armes station) system.

Location map of the Palais.

Please visit our Submissions section for the Call of Papers and more information on the submission process.


The conference secretariat is based at the Interuniversitary Research Centre on Entreprise Networks, Logistics and Transport (CIRRELT). More information on registration will be posted soon. For specific questions, please contact wctr2023@cirrelt.ca.


Call for papers

Please refer to the PDF version of the call for papers for more information on the topics of the conference.

The deadline for the submission of full papers is October 15th, 2022.

There is also an opportunity for young researchers! Please refer to the WCTRS-Y call for papers.

Submission instructions

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.

Template and format

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.

Publication process

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.

Cost to participate to the conference

The cost of registration to the conference will vary around 500-850 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.

Information for filling Easychair submission form sections

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.


Conference Directorate

  • President, Tae OUM (Vancouver, CANADA)
  • Chair Scientific Committee Lóránt TAVASSZY (Delft, NETHERLANDS)
  • SCC Vice-chair Conference Gopal PATIL (Mumbai, INDIA)
  • Secretary General Greg MARSDEN (Leeds, ENGLAND)
  • Chair of Local Organizing Committee, CIRRELT Director Martin TREPANIER (Montreal, CANADA)
  • Local Conference President Catherine Morency (Montreal, CANADA)

Local organizing committee

  • Ahsan Habib, Dalhousie University
  • Babak Mehran, University of Manitoba
  • Catherine Morency, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Claude Comtois, Université de Montréal
  • Francesco Ciari, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Geneviève Boisjoly, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Lina Kattan, University of Calgary
  • Luis F. Miranda-Moreno, McGill University
  • Marie-Soleil Cloutier, Institut nationale de la recherche scientifique
  • Martin Trépanier, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Matthew Roorda, University of Toronto
  • Nicolas Saunier, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Owen Waygood, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Nicolas Saunier, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Radhwane Boukelouha, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Trevor Hanson,University of New Brunswick
  • Ugo Lachapelle, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Yan Cimon, Université Laval
  • Zachary Patterson, Concordia University

Support staff:

  • Radhwane Boukelouha, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Pierre Marchand, Université Laval
  • Pierre-Léo Mongeon-Bourbonnais, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Nathalie Sargo Andrade, Université de Montréal

Our Sponsors

CARGOM CargoM’s mission is to bring together all Greater Montreal freight transport and logistics stakeholders whose activities promote Montreal as an industry hub around common goals and concerted actions to increase its cohesion, competitiveness, growth and reach.
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Civil The mission of Civilia is to be at the heart of the urban mobility transformation by providing cities and public transit authorities the tools and knowledge to drive a more fluid and efficient mobility.
Communauto Communauto is the largest car sharing operator in Canada, with more than 3,000 cars available in station-based or free-floating services in more than 15 cities.
Kiewit Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected engineering and construction organizations.
Palais The convention centre that combines the very best in experiential trends and knowhow with Montréal’s trademark creativity. Always at the service of international visitors looking for a unique and safe experience, the Palais promises unforgettable events and memories.
Civil The synergy of 900 members, partners and tourism industry stakeholders who collectively aim to maximize the economic benefits of tourism in Montréal and across all of Québec.
CIRRELT Interuniversitary Research Centre on Entreprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation. A group of 120 professors from 15 universities of the province of Quebec.