17th International Symposium on
Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT17)

 

 

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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 accepted.

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 Symposia.

For information and pictures from the last symposium in the series, visit the ISTTT16 web site .