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The World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) is organized every three years under the authority of a permanent body, the WCTR Society.  It brings together managers, policy analysts, advisers, operators and academics, all with a common interest in promoting state of the art and state of the practice in all areas of transport research.




The 6th World Conference on Transportation Research - Lyon, France, 1992

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The Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Transport Research are edited by the World Conference on Transport Research Society.

4-Volume Set, Hardbound, price : FF 600

The proceedings are available from :

WCTRS General Secretariat
14, avenue Berthelot
69363 LYON Cedex 07
Tel: 33 + 4 72 72 64 52
Fax: 33 + 4 72 72 64 48


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The 7th World Conference on Transportation Research - Sydney, Australia, 1995

The Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Transport Research are edited by David A. Hensher, Jenny King and Tae Oum on behalf of the World Conference on Transport Research Society.

4-Volume Set, Hardbound, price: NLG 635.00 , US$ 400.00

ISBN: 0-08-042770-7
2,400 pages

Unfortunately, the Proceedings of the 7th WCTR are now out of print. 

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The 8th World Conference on Transportation Research - Antwerp, Belgium, 1998


The 8th WCTR took place in Antwerp, Belgium in July 12-16, 1998. The Conference was organized by the University of Antwerp which is a confederation of three university units :

Conference Chair :
Professor Robert VERMERGHT (RUCA)
University of Antwerp
Middleheimlaan 1
Tel: 32+ 3 2180 732
Fax: 32+ 3 2180 746

coche.gif (1181 octets) Informations for ordering the 8th WCTR Proceedings


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Selected proceedings from the 8th WCTR

Antwerp Belgium, 12-17 July, 1998

Edited by Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde, Willy Winkelmans

4-Volume Set, price: US$ 485.50 / NLG 927.00

The themes of the four volumes are :

  • Volume 1: Transport Modes and Systems (incl. shipping, ports, aviation, inland waterways, rail, public transport, freight and logistics, intermodalism, etc.)
  • Volume 2: Planning, Operation, Management and Control (incl. multimodal planning, accidents, traffic modelling, urban transport strategies, road pricing, ITS, etc.)
  • Volume 3: Transport Modelling / Assessment (incl. LOGIT, SP, RP, route choice and assignment models, travel demand, environmental impact assessment, social and economic evaluation, etc.)
  • Volume 4: Transport Policy (incl. socio-economic, environmental, and spatial impacts of transport, energy
    and emissions, cycling, rail privatisation, transport in developing countries, etc.)

ISBN: 0-08-043590-4

Review in the Journal of Transport Geography :
"the proceedings of WCTR 8 should be on your bookshelves. They offer the convenience of a triennial one-stop-shop for contemporary transport research ... This publication was intended to provide, and potently succeeds in furnishing, a unique meeting place for diverse transport professionals ... Excellent papers ... these volumes surely represent a cost-effective investment for every transport researcher."
John Dinwoodie, University of Plymouth, in Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 9, 2001 ReviewDownload the review in full

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The 9th World Conference on Transportation Research - Seoul, Korea, 2001

Venue : ASEM International Convention Center, Seoul, Korea

Co-organizers : Korean Society of Transportation & the Korea Transport Institute
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  1. Transport Modes
  2. Transport Systems
  3. Planning, Operation, Management and Control
  4. Transport Modeling
  5. Assessment, Appraisal and Scenarios
  6. Spatial and Environmental Economics and Engineering
  7. Transport in Developing Countries
  8. Transport Policy, (De-)regulation, Subvention and/or Investment
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coche.gif (1181 octets) Conference Summary

The 9th WCTR was held on July 22-27, 2001 at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul, Korea. The conference was jointly organized by Korean Society of Transportation and The Korea Transport Institute.
There were around 750 conference registrations altogether. Among them, 301 are the WCTR-S members, 232 are non-members, 217 are students (among them, 7 are for developing countries, 14 are spouses and 3 for bursaries). Delegates from 51 countries attended the conference.
In Opening Ceremony held on July 23, over 700 delegates attended and there were addresses from Boo Sik Lee, Conference Co-Chairman of LOC, Chang-Ho Park, Conference Director, Hideo Nakamura, President of WCTR-S, Jang-Seop Oh, Minister of Korean Ministry of Construction and Transportation and Kun Goh, Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government. According to the scheduled session program, papers were presented and discussed.
In General Assembly held on July 24, there were reports on various activities of the WCTR-S in Term 1998-2001.
During the conference, more than 500 delegates attended the technical tours and had a useful time to understand the Korea’s transport development and future plans.
In Closing Ceremony held on July 26, Professor Chang-Ho Park, Conference Director of the 9th WCTR, summarized the 9th WCTR conference and expressed sincere thanks to all of the conference delegates. The Prize Award Sub-committee chaired by Professor Peter Bonsall announced the selection of two WCTR prizes, ‘2001 WCTR Prize’ open for all submitters and ‘2001 WCTR Young Prize’ only to authors under 35 years of age. ‘2001 WCTR Young Prize’ was awarded jointly to two papers, ‘Model-Based Multi-class Travel Time Estimation’ by Serge P. Hoogendoorn and ‘Information Reference Model Considering Uncertainty in Decision-making’ by Eiji Hato. ‘2001 WCTR Prize’ was awarded to the paper, ‘A Cell-based Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model’ authored by Hong K. Lo and Szeto W. Y. As the next president of the WCTR-S, Professor Werner Rothengatter made an inauguration speech. Professor Yucel Candimir, Conference Director of the 10th WCTR introduced the 10th WCTR to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2004. Finally, on behalf of the WCTR-S, Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva made concluding remarks on the 9th WCTR and gave special thanks to the members of LOC for the successful conference organization.

ReviewDownload the complete Report of the Conference

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Secretariat of the 9th WCTR
The Korea Transport Institute
Daehwa-Dong, Ilsan-Gu,
Koyang-city, Kyonggi-Do, 411-410, Korea
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The 10th World Conference on Transportation Research - Istanbul, Turkey, 2004

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Professor Yücel CANDEMIR

Chairman of the 10th WCTR 2004 Istanbul

Local Organising Committee
Programme Committee
Vice Chairman, Greece
Conference Co-Chairman
Güldem CERIT
9 Eylul University
Member - IBB
Iowa State University, USA
Member - TBMM
SUNY at Albany, USA
Members from ITU : Özgür KAYALICA, Suat KÜÇÜKÇIFÇI, Lerzan ÖZKALE, Cengiz GÜNGÖR Members from ITU : Emine AGAR, Ergun GEDIZLIOGLU, Yasemin BIRO, Sule ÖNSEL SAHIN, Y. Ilker TOPÇU, Burç ÜLENGIN, Emel AKTAS, Özgür KABAK
Sabanci University
  Vedat VERTER, McGill University, Canada

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Welcome Message From the Chairman of WCTR 2004 Local Organising Committee

Those who have been in touch with the WCTR meetings of the past know well that it is not only a forum of transport professionals of all brands, but it is also a fountain for those who are thirsty of inspiration for planning the future. This is something which the researchers of the Third World need more than those of the Developed World and more than ever so right at this time of the walk of the humankind into the future.

When you come to think that the so-called process of globalization is a fact, a fait accompli, of our time now, then, you should know that the main aim of that process is to maximize the volume of global trade. Then, you have to accept the critical importance of transportation. A recent World Bank report says the effect of transport costs outweighs that of customs taxes. This means well-designed transport policies have an important stake in the destiny of developing countries vis-à-vis the globalization. Here, these countries face one of their most ruthless barriers for progress: lack of research.

To overcome the problems arising from the incompetence of research infrastructure, the developing countries must topple not only the financial barriers, but barriers in the minds as well. This is indeed so, because allocating more resources for research is basically more a matter of preference than a matter of abundance / scarcity – as in all other spheres of the economy. In the case of transportation research, situation is not much different and we can proudly say that WCTR tradition has always offered ample chances to all. This time, in 2004, we took a step further and offer more chances to the developing world. If you look at our website, you will see that there is a great difference between the Registration fees of high and low-income countries. The difference is our offer (as a subsidy) to the low-income countries. Then: why not try to catch the train?

We look forward to see you in Istanbul in 2004 where the two continents meet to make the whole world come together. See you in Istanbul.

Yücel Candemir
Chairman of the Local Organising Committee

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ReviewDownload the complete Report of the Conference

Registered participants (nationalities can be seen in sheet "list of registered participan

Oral Presentation 623
Poster Presentation 18
Oral Presentation (not presented) 205
Poster Presentation (not presented) 35
Total number of Sessions 213
Average number of Presentations per Session 2,93
Fullpapers received from the authors 679
Fullpapers in the first CD 581
Fulpapers accepted for revised CD 257
Fulpapers accepted for revised CD and approved by authors (by August 24th) 225

coche.gif (1181 octets) The conditions of publishing the 10th WCTR Proceedings

coche.gif (1181 octets)The conditions of obtaining the 10th WCTR Proceedings CD-ROM

  • At the last meeting of the Steering committee (July 1, 2005 in Lyon), it as been decided that with only € 50, anybody can both become WCTRS member for the time remaining to the 2004-2006 membership, and obtain the CD-ROM of the Proceedings of the last conference at Istanbul. What best present of welcome one could expect !
  • So, we hope it will decide you to join our society. For further information, please contact the WCTRS secretariat at Lyon : See our Contact on this website.



The 11th World Conference on Transportation Research

Berkeley, USA,

24-28 June 2007




Welcome Message From the Chairwoman

On behalf of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) and the local organizing committee, I am happy to invite you to participate in the 11th World Conference on Transport Research, to be held June 24-28, 2007, in Berkeley, California with the University of California as host.

The four day conference will include plenary and concurrent sessions, field trips, and special events. Participants may give papers, organize sessions, or simply come to the conference and join in the discussions.

All sessions will be held on the Berkeley campus. Local hotel rooms have been reserved close by. For those who prefer to stay in the city center of San Francisco or Oakland, many more hotel rooms can be easily reached by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART.) For those who are interested in lower-cost accommodations, single and double rooms will be available in campus housing complexes.

Proposed paper abstracts and session proposals are due by Friday, April 28, 2006. Please visit the conference website at to submit your materials.

Berkeley summers are mild, with little or no rain and moderate temperatures. Participants who wish to avail themselves of Berkeley’s many social, cultural, and recreational opportunities can walk or take a bus or taxi to fine restaurants, theatres, museums, and clubs in town, or travel by BART to downtown San Francisco. Visitors also may wish to plan to spend a day or more just before or just after the conference touring the California wine country, visiting a redwood forest, or touring Yosemite or the California Coast.

We look forward to seeing you at Berkeley in 2007 !