Due to high demand from authors and organisers form Europe, Asia – Pacific and the Americas, the deadline for all type of contributions has been extended to 19 January 2018.

The International Programme Committee invites ITS experts to submit their contributions to be considered for presentation and publication at the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen in 2018.

Call for Scientific / Technical / Commercial Papers

Technical Papers may address the institutional, business, societal and economic aspects of ITS and include technical subjects.

Scientific Papers should concentrate on research and scholarship and they will be independently refereed to academic journal standards.

Commercial Papers should describe near-market work rather than pre-market work. Authors working for or in close collaboration with commercial companies are welcome to submit papers.

 A draft submission will be required for each paper. The reviewers will need enough content to be able to judge your paper appropriately, so for Technical or Commercial Papers we require a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 10 pages (for the final paper). Scientific Papers we require a minimum of 7 pages and a maximum of 12 (for the final paper).

  • Papers which are submitted as Scientific, but which are not judged to be of this top rating standard or relevance, may still be accepted as Technical Papers.
  • Technical and Commercial papers will be submitted to a technical review and authors will be notified if they are accepted, conditionally accepted or rejected.
  • If a draft paper has been accepted, the author will be asked to submit a final version. A confirmation of the draft paper is acceptable, but this is also an opportunity for the author to update the draft, add diagrams, tables, results etc.
  • If a draft paper has been conditionally accepted, the author must revise it and address the reservations of the reviewers when submitting its final version.
  • Proposals must be original and report on recent significant and substantive achievements. Topics may address any mode of transport.
  • The official language of the Congress is English. Papers not submitted in English will be rejected by default.
  • Authors can submit a maximum of 2 papers and will not be allocated more than 2 speaking opportunities for presenting their papers.

Call for Special Interest Session proposals

A limited number of Special Interest Sessions will be included in the programme, in addition to conventional presentations, discussion sessions, executive and plenary sessions.

To ensure as wide a range of sessions as possible, and to give an equal opportunity to all potential session bidders due to the increase competition for slots, the International Programme Committee will apply the following criteria:

  • Bids will not be considered unless the complete contact  details of the moderator and at least 3 confirmed speakers are listed.
  • If a majority of speakers named in the preliminary Programme are not registered by the speaker deadline, the session will be removed and the slot given to a candidate from the reserve list.
  • SIS proposals that address a single project will be given low priority compared to those that tackle a broad area.
  • All sessions proposals must be submitted online, e-mail contributions will not be accepted.
  • During the submission process you will be requested to provide the additional information on the session format and scope.

N.B. Upon completion of our contribution the system will automatically generate an acknowledgment e-mail with details of your submission. This is a confirmation of receipt and not a proof of acceptance.

Key Dates

Call for Contributions deadline: extended to 19 January 2018
Status notification to paper authors and SIS organisers: End March 2018
Re-submission deadline for Conditionally Accepted papers: 4 May 2018
Final paper submission deadline: 1 July 2018
Speaker registration deadline: 1 July 2018


For more information about papers and sessions submissions please contact:

Andrea Hržić
Tel: +32 (0)2 400 0730