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Special conference theme

The conference will have a special focus on climate action in transport. While all transport topics remain important, papers, keynote speakers, site visits and sponsorships related to this theme are highly encouraged. This will stimulate lively discussion and forward-looking thinking to move the transport research agenda towards a net zero future.

Key dates for the paper review process

Will you be reviewing papers for ATRF? If so, the following dates are relevant to you:

• Reviewers’ comments due: 26 June 2023

• Release of the reviewers’ comments: 17 July 2023

• Revised paper due: 1 September 2023

Please contact ATRF Scientific Committee ( for inqueries relating to paper submissions and reviews.

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ATRF 2023 will cover a broad range of topics including (but not limited to):

• Traffic modelling, forecasting and simulation (including control and management)

• Social, economic, and environmental effects of transport (climate change, air quality, and green/sustainable solutions)

• Transport demand modelling (including scenario planning and analysis and risk management)

• Travel behaviour change and demand management

• Public transport

• Active transport (cycling, walking, e-transport, etc.)

• Transport and land-use (including urban design)

• Transport economics, funding, pricing and appraisal

• Transport surveys and other data sources

• Aviation, maritime transport and business continuity management

• New vehicle technologies and innovative services (ITS connected and autonomous vehicles, Mobility-as-a-Service, on-demand transport, e-scooters/e-bicycles, smart cities, etc.)

• Freight and logistics, e-commerce, online retailing and supply chain resilience

• Transport safety and security

• Transport history

• Tourism and travel


As an encouragement for excellence in research and presentation, the following prizes will be awarded:

• John Taplin prize for the Best Conference Paper

• David Willis prize for the Best Young Researcher/Student Paper

• David A. Hensher prize for the Best Transport Demand Modelling Paper

Submissions closed

Three types of papers were invited, described below.

Research Paper (max 15 pages) – download the template

Primarily for those who want their work fully peer-reviewed. Once accepted, the Research Papers cannot be submitted elsewhere if they contain more than 15% of the content submitted to ATRF.

Professional Practice Paper (max 15 pages) – download the template

Professional Practice Papers will be assessed based on their contribution to professional practice and government policy and are expected to have relevance beyond the jurisdiction or organisation where the work was undertaken, demonstrating broader implications of their work. The papers must be free from obvious advertising or self-promotion. Once accepted, the papers cannot be submitted elsewhere if they contain more than 15% of the content submitted to ATRF.

Abridged Paper (recommended length 5-6 pages) – download the template

Primarily for those who wish to present work-in-progress and receive feedback to assist with the preparation of a full paper. Therefore, Abridged Papers may not have a detailed literature review or full results. They will be reviewed with the same rigour applied to other submission types. The Abridged Papers will be included in the ATRF Proceedings (along with other submission types) but the full paper can be submitted elsewhere in another format.