World Conference on Transportation Research 2013 in Rio
WCTR is one of the biggest and most important conferences related to transportation research. It is organized every three years by WCTR Society starting in early 70ies, bringing together managers, policy analysts, operators and researchers, all with a common interest in promoting state of the art and state of the practice in all areas of transport research; making the conference multi-modal, multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary!
This year the conference was held in Rio, Brazil and gathered more than 800 researchers, policy makers and practitioners from all around the world! There were 8 technical sessions that under full 4 days hosted all accepted research papers for the conference. Topic areas covered were following: Transport modes; Freight & Logistics; Traffic; Demand; Economics & Finance; Land use and sustainability; Planning, Policy and Management; and Developing countries. Apart from technical sessions there were 35 special sessions aimed to discuss emerging Transport research topics such as: Transport at natural disasters; Smart logistics hubs, etc.
Three Chalmers researchers involved in LOGINN project attend the WCTR 15th-18th July and presented their research:
A Hagen & G Stefansson: Exploring support infrastructures for freight transport operations.
P-O Arnäs & J Woxenius: Approach for handling heterogeneous goods in intermodal freight networks – revisited
V Roso, D Russell, K Ruamsook & G Stefansson: Connecting inland ports and seaports via intermodal transportation: a process evaluation