17th International Symposium on
Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT17)
The 17th International Symposium on Transportation and
Traffic Theory ( ISTTT17 ) will be held at the Institution of Mechanical
Engineers, London, UK from July 23 - 25, 2007.
The ISTTT series is the main gathering for the world's
transportation and traffic theorists, and those who are interested in
contributing to or gaining a deeper understanding of the field. The
Symposium deals with both scientific and operational aspects of
transportation and traffic, spanning all modes of transport, and covering
freight as well as private and public transport.
The field of transportation and traffic theory is
continually undergoing change and renewal, driven by new technologies,
novel problems thrown up by new technologies or shifts in global
circumstances, and advances in associated disciplines. While
well-established themes invariably elicit interesting contributions, high
quality papers on new topics often stimulate fruitful research in novel
directions, frequently reported in subsequent Symposia. Careful refereeing
and selection of papers ensure that the Symposia provide a fertile and
erudite forum for seminal contributions, occasionally from researchers
previously unknown to the field. To ensure maximum impact, all sessions are
plenary, which necessarily limits the number of papers that can be
The ISTTT proceedings are published directly before each
Symposium and provided to each registered participant upon arrival. As the
interval between each Symposium has been reduced to two years from 2005,
the gap between abstract submission and paper publication is now less than
two years, which compares favourably with many international journals.
The Symposium proceedings carry the status of a
peer-reviewed international journal, an important consideration for junior
academics. For aspiring academics and researchers at all levels, the
Symposium may prove to be a career-defining moment.
Like its predecessors, ISTTT17 will keep an open mind about
the scope of the conference and what constitutes transportation and traffic
theory. Its ambition is to reflect the best work underway anywhere in the
world on the science and operation of traffic and transportation. We hope
to be surprised by the novelty of some of the contributions, even when they
may not fit directly into the line of work represented at previous
For information and pictures from the last symposium in the
series, visit the ISTTT16
web site .