Hosted by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), organized by China Highway & Transportation Society (CHTS), and with the support of the Ministry of Transport (MOT), Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and other sponsoring organizations, the 2017 World Transport Convention (WTC) has achieved a grand success.
In order to advance research and development of the transport industry, and further promote international exchange and cooperation in this field, especially the transport infrastructure connectivity among countries along “the Belt and Road”, WTC 2018 is scheduled to convene at China National Convention Center, Beijing from June 18 to 21, 2018.
With the theme of “Better Transport, Better World”, WTC 2018 is composed of five major parts: 1) opening ceremony and keynote speeches; 2) transport expo, technical sessions and workshops; 3) 2018 urban traffic innovative design competition; 4) 2018 college student bridge design competition; and 5) " the Belt and Road " special activities.
It is expected that over 5,000 participants will attend WTC 2018, including invited guests, representatives from transport and related industries, competition finalists and award winners, paper authors and representatives of the news media.
I. Dates, Venue and Languages
Dates: June 18 - Registration; June 19 to 21 - WTC Sessions
Venue: China National Convention Center, Beijing
Languages: Chinese & English
II. Technical Topics
Technical topics for the academic sessions include, but not limited to the following tracks:
1. Highway Engineering
2. Structural Engineering
3. Traffic Engineering
4. Transportation Planning
5. Water Transportation
6. Rail Transit
7. Air Transportation
8. Cross-Cutting Themes
III. Papers submitted and reviewed
Deadline for paper submission is January 31, 2018. All papers should be submitted through the 2018 WTC paper submission system at http://wtc.9811.com.cn. The system will be automatically closed after the deadline. If you are an author or participant of WTC who submitted a paper to 2017WTC, you can use the registered email address to reactivate your account and update your user information in the new 2018WTC system. If you are a new author or participant of WTC, you should register a new ID before submitting a paper. After successful submission, you will receive an email notification automatically generated by the system.
Each author has three options for the paper submission: (1) presentation only; (2) presentation and inclusion in the proceedings of the convention; (3) presentation and publication in journals. If you choose Options (2) and (3), your paper must be original and has not been published or submitted for publication in other journals or conferences.
Each paper submitted will be peer-reviewed by a WTC technical committee for its originality, innovation, technical feasibility, language clarity and other aspects.
IV. Important Dates
Full Paper Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018
Full Paper Acceptance Notification: March 31, 2018
Revised Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
CHINA ASSOCIATION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CHINA HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION SOCIETY (CHTS)
China Institute of Navigation(CIN), China Railway Society(CSAA), China Air Transport Association(CATA), Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronauts, Service Center for societies of CAST, China Science and Technology Exchange Center, Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport.
Tel: 86-10-84976578,or 86-10-64813501