Don't wait for accidents to happen

Challenges and actual opportunities offered by new technologies to improve traffic safety

photo: Comune di Catania
26–27 October 2023
Catania, Italy
Local organiser(s): Salvatore Damiano Cafiso, Giuseppina Pappalardo
The conference is organized in close co-operation with the University of Catania, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

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Important note

The ICTCT conference coincides with numerous events scheduled in Catania around the same period. We strongly recommend the conference participants to make hotel reservations as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute surprises.


Important dates

Date Action
15 May 2023
Abstract submission deadline
2 June 2023
Notification of acceptance
31 August 2023
Early Bird fee expiration
20 October 2023
Registration closed
24–25 October 2023
Traffic Safety Researcher's course
26–27 October 2023
35th ICTCT conference
28 October 2023
ICTCT General Assembly

Social media

Please, use the hashtags #ictct and #ictct2023catania in your posts related to the conference.

Traffic Safety Researcher's course

As usual, ICTCT organizes the Traffic Safety Researcher’s course in connection to the conference.

More information about the course can be found here.

General Assembly

The ICTCT General Assembly will meet after the conference.

Read more about the General Assembly here.


Many Intelligent Transport System technologies are already mature, and new technologies are around the corner. The digital evolution of mobility involves both vehicles and the road environment (e.g. Smart Roads, Smart Cities) with expectations for significant safety improvements, environmental, economic, and social benefits by reducing accidents, decreasing traffic congestion, reducing energy consumption, and emissions of vehicles. The safety benefits are based on the idea that technology can gradually reduce margins for human error in driving tasks with a drastically decreased number of road accidents and consequences towards the long-term goal of reaching Vision Zero with no one killed or severely in traffic by 2050.

In reality, the road scenery still limits the operational design domains of automated vehicle functions. The total transition from human-driven to high automated vehicles (SAE level 3+), in the shared traffic flow, is far from being achieved. Automation is likely to be much more difficult in complex—often urban—settings with a mixture of road users and traffic movements.

Therefore, the actual scenario will be a gradual transition over the next 20–30 years in which different forms and levels of smart mobility will coexist with ‘conventional’ modes of interaction. As for the safety challenges, we are only seeing the first effects on safety due to C-ITS and ADAS on cars (and driver behaviour) and very limited on vulnerable road users’ behaviour and accident pattern. Furthermore, the type and volume of data, available from mobile and (quasi-)stationary sensor units in smart roads, require new analysis models for extracting useful information and new solutions for active and preventive safety actions.

In such framework, the ICTCT 2023 Conference aims to illustrate the capacity of research to face the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technologies in road transport for enhancing safety.

Conference topics

A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

  • Autonomous vehicles, ADAS, C-ITS and technological developments supporting transport safety
  • Smart roads and smart cities connected to road safety
  • Human factors related to road safety and new technologies, in particular human response to new technology
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Road safety policies
  • Safer infrastructure design
  • Road infrastructure safety management

We also accept abstracts that are not directly related to the conference theme, but that relate to relevant aspects of road safety (e.g. surveys, analyses of trends, assessments of current practices or potential countermeasures).

Special sessions

  1. Surrogate Measures of Safety (SMoS). The use of surrogate measures of safety is the most relevant safety diagnosis for new technologies, due to the lack of retrospective accident data. This includes traffic conflict observations, analysis of near misses in naturalistic data and the use of all kinds of simulations. The scope of this session are practical and methodological studies using SMoS for diagnosis of the new safety solutions in smart mobility.
  2. How to use data from new technologies in traffic safety studies. In-vehicle sensors and units in smart roads highly increase the opportunities for traditional and new data collection. With this wide availability of data through different technologies, data sets can rapidly become so large and complex that it is fruitful to approach traffic safety research from new unforeseen and multidisciplinary angles. Hence, the special session will illustrate the opportunities and challenges in this area addressed by researchers in traffic safety.
Authors aiming at presenting in one of these sessions are requested to mark the appropriate checkbox during the submission process to ensure the correct assignment of reviewers.


General information

The conference registration fee depends on whether you are an ICTCT member (individual, or affiliated with an organization that is an institutional member) as well as on the country that you represent. The fee covers the conference materials, entrance to the Welcome reception (Wednesday), coffee breaks and lunches, and a seat at the Conference dinner (Thursday). It does not cover the social events.

Cancellation is not possible once the reservation has been made.

Early Bird fees

The Early Bird fees expired on 31 August 2023.

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Full fees

Full fees apply during 1 September–25 October 2023.

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On-site fees

On-site fees apply if paid during the conference days, 26–27 October 2023.

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Student rates

Students enrolled in Bachelor or Master courses can take advantage of the ‘student rates’. Student rate does not include Welcome reception and Conference dinner; these can be added as extra costs. To be eligible to the ‘student rate’, an official letter (in English) must be provided from the home university, duly signed and stamped and indicating the current status of the student. This document must be submitted when registering. Please send a scanned copy of this letter.

Country categories

ICTCT relies on World Bank’s country classification by income. The country categories below are given as an indication, the most recent classification must be checked on the World Bank web page for the current year.

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR (China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR (China), Malta, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Albania, American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, North Macedonia, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Türkiye, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu

Angola, Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo (Rep.), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep.), El Salvador,  Eswatini, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Rep.), Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao (PDR), Lebanon, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts.), Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar,  Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Dem. Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo, Uganda, Yemen (Rep.), Zambia

Special dietary requirements

Please be aware that the food served may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish or shellfish.

There will be vegetarian alternatives served.

If you are allergic to any food or ingredients, please state it clearly in ‘Other comments to organizers’.

Social event

The social event is not included in the conference registration fee. The price is (per person):

  • Excursion to Taormina with wine tasting: €70

Accompanying persons

Tickets for an accompanying person(s) for the Welcome reception and the Conference dinner can be purchased at additional costs of €35 and €75 respectively. The accompanying persons may also join the social events (see the pricing above).

Please, write clearly how many people will join you at which activities in ‘Other comments to organizers’.

Registration and payment form

Conference registration is now closed.

Instructions below are for the registered participants who have not completed their payments yet.

The payments are done using the most common credit card types (Visa, MaterCard, etc.). The process is handled by the event agency AV Eventi e Formazione srl, none of your credit card details is viewed or stored by the ICTCT.

Payment procedure


The submission processes is managed through EasyChair conference management system. If you have used this system before, you can login with the same username and password. In case this is your first time, you will need to create an account before continuing.

Your extended abstract (max 700 words) should include the following points:

  • Background
  • Aim
  • Method
  • Results (obtained or expected)
  • Conclusions

Please, submit your abstract as a pdf file using the template. Do not use references unless absolutely necessary. Provide 3-6 keywords characterizing your submission.

The assessment will be based upon the following criteria: i) relevance of the topic in relation to the conference theme; ii) scientific quality and iii) likelihood to raise the interest of the present audience and to stimulate discussion.

Contributions can be accepted for either a poster or an oral presentation. While the authors may indicate their preference, the final decision is taken by the organizers. The ultimate goal is to create a programme that is both balanced and engaging.

Submission deadline is 30 April 2023 15 May 2023.


Conference venue

Palazzo Pedagaggi, as the name suggests, is built by the Baron of Pedagaggi between 1803 and 1809. The palace was acquired by the University of Catania in 1989 and is now the headquarters of the Department of Political and Social Sciences. On the main floor, you can find the ‘Salone delle Danze’ (Dance Hall), which currently serves as the department’s main lecture hall and is adorned with frescoes by the Trapani artist Giuseppe Errante.

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 51, Catania

Programme at a glance

Detailed programme

Wednesday, 25 October 2023


Welcome reception

The Welcome reception will be held at the Museum of Representation (Villa Zingali Tetto), named after the lawyer Paolo Zingali Tetto who, at his death in 1969, donated his private residence to the University of Catania.

Thursday, 26 October 2023




🎙 Welcome


🎙 Keynote speech I

Chair: Salvatore Damiano Cafiso

Mohamed A. Abdel-Aty
University of Central Florida
the United States of America

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, PE is a Trustee Endowed Chair at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Pegasus Distinguished Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and has a joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science. He is leading the Future City initiative at UCF. As part of the initiative he introduced in 2019 the first MS degree in Smart Cities in Engineering in the US. He is also the director of the Smart and Safe Transportation Lab, the Winner of the USDOT Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge, Real-time crash risk visualization using integrated tools for traffic safety evaluation and management.

His main expertise and interests are in the areas of traffic safety, AI, simulation, big data, digital twining and data analytics and CAV. He is pioneer and well recognized nationally and internationally in work and research in real-time safety, proactive traffic management, safety analytics, and Connected Vehicles. 


🎙 Oral (special) session 1: Surrogate measures of safety

Chair: Andrew Tarko

Pedestrian Danger Index – a new surrogate measure of pedestrian safety at unsignalized crossings

Pawel Dabkowski
Piotr Olszewski
Witold Czajewski

Re-stating the problem: a feasible framework for safety analysis using surrogate measures

Oksana Yastremska-Kravchenko
Zhankun Chen
Aliaksei Laureshyn 

From human driving errors to automated vehicle functional failures: theoretical and methodological issues

Henri Chajmowicz
Laura Bigi
Philippe Lesire
Cyril Chauvel
Jean-Baptiste Haué
Stéphane Buffat
Pierre Van Elslande

Detection and Analysis of Trajectory-Related Corner Cases at a Signalized Urban Intersection

Clemens Schicktanz
Kay Gimm


☕ Break and mingling


📈 Poster session A

Chair: Anja Huemer

Data collection methods for road safety performance indicators – experience from the Baseline and Trendline projects

Wouter Van den Berghe

Response characteristics of elder drivers following a transfer of control request from an autonomous level 3 system

Hanan Elias Enibtawi
Yoram Shiftan
Oren Musicant

The effects of different cycling crossing lengths and traffic signal regulations on cyclist-vehicle conflicts

Matin Nabavi Niaki
Govert Schermers

Estimating Intersections’ Near-crash Conflicts with the Drone-based Image-Recording Data (DIRD)

Yen-Lin Huang
Yen-Hsiang Chen
Gang-Len Chang

On the form of the N (crash-numbers) vs Q (traffic flow) curve

Peter Wagner
Andreas Leich
Ronald Nippold
Marek Junghans

Analysis of the application of different Road Safety Inspection procedures to investigate their inclusion in a Network-wide Road Safety Assessment

Andrea Paliotto
Giuseppina Pappalardo
Monica Meocci

Virtual Reality in road safety education as a contribution to Collision Zero

Nora Strauzenberg
Vanessa Sarah Hilse
Christian Thomas Erbsmehl
Maria Pohle

Pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents and their prevention in Finland: an equality perspective

Johannes Mesimäki
Fanny Malin
Merja Penttinen

Railway Crossings: opportunities and Challenges posed by emerging technologies and solutions

Filippo Giammaria Praticò
Pierpaolo Lombardo

The deployment of technology for vehicle administration in Lagos, Nigeria

Segun Alawa
Charles Asenime

An examination of pedestrian crossing behaviors at urban intersections with bus priority routes

Victoria Gitelman
Assaf Sharon

Introducing Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) in Driving Education: psychological perspectives among Norwegian practitioners

Giuseppe Marinelli
Özlem Simsekoglu
Rolf Robertsen

The use of driving simulator for assessing the interactions between partially automated and regular vehicles in the traffic flow

Roberta Gentile
Nicola Berloco
Stefano Coropulis
Paolo Intini
Vittorio Ranieri

Experimental study on the impact of an auditory driver distraction warning device on driver behaviour along urban roads

Alessandra Lioi
Marco Bassani

The diffusion of ADAS in Italy: exploring the factors influencing drivers’ perceptions

Natalia Distefano
Salvatore Leonardi


🥗 Lunch and mingling


🎙 Oral session 2: Road safety asset management

Chair: Alfonso Montella

Valuing the invaluable: monetary valuation of road fatalities and serious road injuries

Stijn Daniels

Transferability of safety inspection procedure for network wide safety assessment of two-lane rural roads: an Italian-Hungarian experiment

Attila Borsos
Salvatore Damiano Cafiso
Alessandro Di Graziano
Giuseppina Pappalardo

A cluster-based decision support tool: using road crash data to design effective safety countermeasures

João Pedro Maia
António Lobo
Miguel Lopes
Sérgio Pedro Duarte

Improving road tunnel resilience by dynamic risk analysis

Alessandro Focaracci
Francesca Zacchei
Luigi Martirano


📈 Poster session B

Chair: Mariusz Kiec

Insights in the criticality of bicycle-car and bicycle-truck turning interactions at an urban intersection

Imanol Irizar Da Silva
Peter Wagner
Meng Zhang
Kay Gimm

Evaluation of drivers’ behavior and attention in urban environment by eye tracking device

Monica Meocci
Andrea Paliotto
Alessandro Terrosi

Pre- and post-crash factors associated with Cameroon’s unabating road traffic injury epidemic: analysis of Cameroon trauma registry data

Serge Ngekeng Ngekeng
Catherine Juillard

A Model for Predicting the Rate of Multiple Passing Maneuvers on Two Lane Rural Highways

Arastoo Karimi Maskooni
Amin Mirza Boroujerdian
Marco Bassani

Safety and comfort for self-explaining roads: the particular case of tortuous low-speed two-lane rural roads

Stefano Coropulis
Nicola Berloco
Roberta Gentile
Paolo Intini
Vittorio Ranieri

E-scooter and cyclist users in shared paths: visual comparison of gaze behavior

Giuseppina Pappalardo
Salvatore Cafiso
Joanna Wachnicka
Oliver Giudice
Roberto Leotta
Sebastiano Battiato

Influence of Integrated Assistance Systems on Driver Performance: Intelligent Speed Adaptation for Visibility and Adaptive Cruise Control

Abrar Hazoor
Giuseppe Marinelli
Marco Bassani

E-scooter safety challenges: civilian’s risk perception

Fadi Shahin
Wafa Elias

Criteria for designing smart road infrastructures: case studies from real-world

Marco Guerrieri

Towards Implementation of Traffic Conflicts Technique to Safety Management Practice

Andrew Tarko
Vamsi Krishna Bandaru
Mario Romero

Forecasting the severity of design traffic loads exceeding on road’s bridges

Roberto Ventura
Benedetto Barabino
Giulio Maternini

The road ahead: Bridging perspectives on truck platooning

Vladimiro Lourenço
Sérgio Pedro Duarte
António Lobo
Sara Ferreira
Liliana Cunha

Enhancing Cyclist Safety at Urban Intersections: A Simulation-Based Evaluation of Signal Phasing Schemes

Sarah Salem
Axel Leonhardt

Safe bus stops on high-speed rural roads

Kevin Gildea
Aliaksei Laureshyn

Estimation of Bike Volume Based on GPS Data

Carmelo D’Agostino
Mariusz Kiec
Sylwia Pazdan

Performance Indexes for characterizing driving behaviour

Gaetano Bosurgi
Orazio Pellegrino
Alessia Ruggeri
Giuseppe Sollazzo


☕ Break and mingling


🎙 Oral session 3: Human factors in road safety

Chair: Victoria Gitelman

Incorporating Behavioral Adaptation of Human Drivers in Predicting Traffic Efficiency of Mixed Traffic: A Case Study of Priority T-Intersections

Nagarjun Reddy
Narayana Raju
Haneen Farah
Serge Hoogendoorn

Evaluation of pedestrians and drivers’ communication at pedestrian crossings using eye-camera

Symbat Zhanguzhinova
Emese Makó

When is road safety policy fully consistent with Safe System principles?

Rune Elvik

Hazard prediction and hazard perception test in the Czech Republic

Matus Sucha
Ralf Risser
Beáta Suriaková
Petr Zamecnik
Mikulas Toman
Petya Ventsislavova
David Crundall
Lydia Harrison


🥗 Conference dinner

The Ridge Royal Hotel (link) is located at Cape Coast, about one hour drive from Winneba. The restaurant serves International and Traditional Ghanaian cuisine.

The bus will pass the three recommended hotels to pick us up. Make sure to be in the lobby in good time.

The dinner starts at 19:30.

Friday, 27 October 2023




🎙 Keynote speech II

Chair: Wouter Van den Berghe

Oliver Carsten
University of Leeds
the United Kingdom

Oliver Carsten is Professor of Transport Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. His major research focus is on driver interaction and safety with driver assistance and automation systems. He is heavily involved in international regulatory activities on vehicle automation both on the road user side where he is a member of the Informal Group of Experts on Automated Driving (IGEAD). He also leads an informal group of human factors experts on automation under the auspices of the International Ergonomics Association, with the aim of providing human factors advice to international regulators in the area of automation.  He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Cognition, Technology and Work.


🎙 Oral (special) session 4: New technologies in road safety

Chair: Marco Bassani
How did COVID-19 restrictions impact the safety on Czech roads? Exploratory study combining the traditional and novel traffic data collection technologies

Jirí Ambros
Robert Zuvala
Katerina Bucsuházy
Lucie Vyskocilová
Barbora Halaštová
Mariusz Kiec

Driving simulator studies to evaluate the effectiveness of advanced warning systems integrated with connected vehicles technology

Alessandro Calvi
Fabrizio D’Amico
Andrea Vennarucci

How do subsequent manual drivers evaluate and react to automated lead vehicles in ambiguous driving situations in urban mixed traffic?

Vanessa Stange
Nele Burgstaler
Mark Vollrath

Distributed ODD awareness to ensure safety of automated driving
Risto Kulmala


☕ Break and mingling


📈 Poster session C

Chair: Carmelo D’Agostino
Investigating interactions between bicycles and vehicles at intersections using real-world trajectories

Meng Zhang
Peter Wagner
Benjamin Coueraud
Imanol Irizar Da Silva
Marek Junghans

Optimizing the selection of sites for planning network-wide road safety interventions

Paolo Intini
Nicola Berloco
Stefano Coropulis
Vittorio Ranieri

Research on Risk-based Safety Management and Its Tools – An Example of Indiana Rural Freeways

Raul Pineda Mendez
Mario Romero
Andrew Tarko

The investigation of hotspot using cellular automata simulation: is there any Spatial-temporal interaction between hotspots in road network?

Kamal Jetto
Zineb Tahiri
Abdillah Benyoussef
Abdallah El Kenz

Do cyclists notice the absence of a driver when interacting with a driverless vehicle? A field study

Haneen Farah
Siri Berge
Joost De Winter
Dimitra Dodou
Nagarjun Reddy
Yongqi Dong
Narayana Raju
Amir Pooyan Afghari
Eleonora Papadimitriou

Investigating the Effect of Traffic Sign Sheet Classes Retroreflectivity on LIDAR Intensity for Enhanced Road Safety

Ziyad N. Aldoski
Csaba Koren

Anomalous Driver Behaviour Detection through Deep Transfer Learning

Shumayla Yaqoob
Salvatore Damiano Cafiso
Giacomo Morabito
Giuseppina Pappalardo

Exploration of merging and diverging manoeuvres to validate driving simulator at expressway weaving sections

Suyi Mao
Arastoo Karimi
Jaeyoung Lee
Alessandra Lioi
Marco Bassani

Method of road safety audit of a high number of unsignalised pedestrian crossings

Tomasz Mackun
Wojciech Kustra
Marcin Budzynski
Joanna Wachnicka

Optimal configurations for speed-control kissing gates: Balancing safety and effectiveness

Kevin Gildea
Aliaksei Laureshyn

A Study on Seasonal Variations in Driving of Older Adult Drivers with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mio Suzuki

Integrating the logistic regression model with EVT: an example in crash injury estimation

Zhankun Chen
Carmelo D’Agostino

Driver Behavior and Safety Evaluation at the Intersection with Right-Turn-On-Red

Joanna Wachnicka
Anna Juchum
Radosław Bąk
Mariusz Kiec
Giuseppina Pappalardo

Effect of Intersection Conflict Warning System on Driving Performance Measures at an Unsignalized Intersection

Rachakonda Yashasvi
Digvijay S. Pawar

Comprehensive discussion of the potential of using System Dynamics in modeling and forecasting road safety. Brief state-of-the-art review, pros and cons in light of the limitations of relevant traditional approaches

Kyandoghere Kyamakya
Antoine Kayisu Kazadi
Witesyavwirwa Vianney Kambale
Paraskevi Fasouli
Taha Benarbia
Pitshou Bokoro

Evaluation of drivers’ behavior by using an unmanned aerial vehicle

Anton Pashkevich
Arkadiusz Bylica


🥗 Lunch and mingling


🎙 Oral session 5: Bicycle safety

Chair: Haneen Farah
A reference-driver model for overtaking a cyclist

Pierluigi Olleja
Alexander Rasch
Jonas Bärgman

How realistic a bike simulator can be? A validation study

Amira Hammami
Attila Borsos
Ágoston Pál Sándor

Analysis of cyclists’ safety on “bicycle streets” in four large Dutch municipalities: A crash risk and conflict study

Masha Odijk
Matin Nabavi Niaki
Mehmet Baran Ulak
Karst Geurs

The effect of speed on driver behavior when overtaking cyclists: Results from driving-simulator and test-track data

Alexander Rasch
Marco Dozza


📈 Poster session D

Chair: Alessandro Di Graziano

Methods for Assessing Traffic Safety in Low Visibility

Tomáš Kohout
Pavel Vrtal

A novel approach for evaluating human factors on urban roads: an application of BIM and Digital Twin methods to road safety analysis

Fabrizio D’Amico
Alessandro Calvi
Luca Bertolini
Jhon Romer Diezmos Manalo
Antonio Napolitano

Experimental analysis of road characteristics’ impact on the performance of lane support system

Salvatore Cafiso
Haneen Farah
Omid Ghaderi
Giuseppina Pappalardo

Semi-supervised Machine Learning with Surrogate Safety Measures for Abnormal Driving Behaviour Detection

Yongqi Dong
Lanxin Zhang
Haneen Farah
Bart van Arem

A driving simulation study into the effects on driver behaviour of the implementation of different bicycle lane layouts on urban streets

Alberto Portera
Luca Tefa
Marco Bassani

How can global leaders in road safety continue to improve and actually reach Vision Zero

Matilda Magnusson
Tor-Olav Nævestad
Aliaksei Laureshyn

Modelling speed at urban road sections in Warsaw

Wojciech Kustra
Aleksandra Romanowska

Analysis of Driver’s Longitudinal and Lateral Acceleration Behaviour on Ramp Interchanges in India

Sarika Pothukuchi
Digvijay Pawar

Comprehensive discussion of the potential of combining a “System Dynamics” framework and a “Graph Attention Neural Network” framework for a comprehensive “Digital Twin” for online (and real-time) modelling and forecasting of road safety

Kyandoghere Kyamakya
Antoine Kayisu Kazadi
Witesyavwirwa Vianney Kambale
Paraskevi Fasouli
Taha Benarbia
Pitshou Bokoro

HMI communication strategies of a highly automated vehicle with its on-board user to reduce user’s uncertainty in complex traffic situations with multiple other road users as interaction partners

Michael Oehl
Marc Wilbrink

“Are you feeling safe on-board our autonomous shuttles?” – Results from the user experience survey at Terhills, Belgium

Tim De Ceunynck
Mario Cools

How do drivers pass cyclists on European roads? Toward a common regulation for overtaking across Europe

Marco Dozza

Mixed logit model to investigate cyclists crash severity

Antonella Scarano
Alfonso Montella
Maria Rella Riccardi
Filomena Mauriello
Carmelo D’Agostino

A spatial multi-criteria approach to support the design of infrastructures for e-scooters: the case of the University of Catania

Michela Le Pira
Martina Fazio
Nadia Giuffrida
Elena Cocuzza
Giuseppe Inturri
Matteo Ignaccolo

Proposal for a phenomenologically-based semi-physical model for the determination of the average speed of a cyclist in mixed traffic conditions

Zarina Rocío García Rodríguez
Aníbal Leodegario Altamira

Intelligent Speed Adaption – ISA. Why so little progress?

Christer Hydén
Risto Kulmala


☕ Break and mingling


🎙 Oral session 6: Education in road safety

Chair: Aliaksei Laureshyn
Traffic Education of Young Drivers in Driving Schools in Czechia

Beáta Suriaková
Matúš Šucha

Evaluation of Factors on Driving Recidivism & Questioning Punishment Effectivity Reducing this Behavior

Roy Hazut
Wafa Elias
Yoram Shiftan

An evaluation study of the safety effects of an advanced training course for motorcycle riders

Assaf Sharon
Dikla Rimon


🎙 Closing


🥗 Social pre-event: dinner

For those staying in Catania after the conference, we will reserve seats at some of the local restaurants for yet another dinner with the colleagues. We will ‘count heads’ during the day, and you will pay directly to the restaurant for your food and drinks.

Saturday, 28 October 2023


ICTCT General Assembly

Read more about the General Assembly here.


Social event: Taormina visit & wine tasting

The city of Taormina is located in about one hour drive from Catania. It boasts a rich artistic, historical and cultural heritage that with the healthy climate and beautiful natural scenery, has attracted visitors since the middle of the eighteenth century. You will have several hours to wonder around the city at your own pace.

The day will end with a wine tasting and a dinner at one of the local Etna wineries.


Poster presentation

ICTCT is very serious in promoting poster format as equally important as and in many cases superior to an oral talk. Your poster will receive sufficient time and audience, while face-to-face contact allows for going into more detail with those who are genuinely interested in your research.

Poster pitch

Prior to the poster session start, you will have an opportunity to engage the visitors with one-slide pitch (max two minutes per presenter). Please, use the suggested template (download here) and DO NOT change the timer settings.

Please send your one-slide pitch before the conference to To save time during the speaker changes, all slides will be combined in one file by the conference team. Just in case, bring your slide on a USB stick, too, and get in contact with the chair person before the session and make sure that everything works well.

Poster design

Important note

The venue has informed us that the boards for displaying posters are designed for B1 (707 x 1000 mm) paper size and portrait orientation only. This is smaller than the A0 size that you are probably more used too. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is beyond our control.

The poster template provided below is adjusted for this paper size.

Your poster has to be made in English. Use ICTCT poster template (here), which also contains useful tips and links to further reading on how to best design a poster that attracts attention.

Poster stands and fixing materials will be provided. Please, note that printing, delivering and setting up the poster before the session, as well as removing it at the end of the session, is entirely your responsibility. No local printing services will be arranged.

Poster presentation

Make sure to be near your poster during the entire poster session. You get more of it if you actively engage in discussions with the visitors.

It could be a good idea to have some give-away materials with you, for example contact cards, small prints of the poster (A4-size), full-text paper or additional visuals in your iPad. Having a notebook and a pen for making notes or elaborating while answering a question is also a good idea.

Oral format

It is a tradition of the ICTCT conferences to reserve sufficient time for questions and discussion after each oral presentation. Therefore please limit your presentation to 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for the discussion.

You can download the ICTCT presentation template here. You may use other templates, for example created by your organisation. The 16:9 aspect ratio is to be preferred.

Please send your presentation before the conference to and bring it along on a USB stick to the session. Be present ten minutes before your session starts and get in contact with the chairperson to make sure that your slides are ready and work well.

Instructions for chairpersons

Before the conference

  • Well in advance, have a look at the abstracts of your sessions (uploaded on the conference web page under Programme).
  • Ask the presenters of your session for a short bio (two–three sentences) so that you can introduce them. Contact emails will be provided by the organizers.

Before your session

  • Be present at the podium at least ten minutes before your session starts. Make sure that all speakers are present and their slides are uploaded on the computer.
  • Encourage the presenters to test the equipment—slides, pointer, microphone, etc.
  • Make sure to receive the presenters’ certificates from the organizers.

During the session

  • In the beginning, introduce yourself.
  • Before each talk, introduce the speaker (using the short bio) and the title of the presentation.
  • Each presenter will have 15 minutes speech time followed by 5 minutes of discussion (20 minutes in total). It is your responsibility to keep an eye on the timing. Warn the presenter 3 minutes before the end of the speech time. Be ruthless and cut off when 20 minutes are used up.
  • Be prepared to ask at least one question yourself in case of awkward silence and no questions from the audience.
  • After the presentation, thank the presenter and hand over the certificate.


Full papers are not required but are welcomed.

Participants of the conference are encouraged to submit their full-text papers to the special issues connected to the conference. Papers will be processed based on the review policy of the journal(s).

Besides that, you can publish the full paper (not peer reviewed) in the conference proceedings at the ICTCT web page.

The authors are also free to publish their papers elsewhere.

Special issues

ISSN: 1824-5463

Advances in Transportation Studies

Article Processing Charges (APC) may apply—more information will follow.

Deadline for submissions:
30 November 2023

Guest Editors
Salvatore Damiano Cafiso, University of Catania, Italy
TBD, a member of ICTCT Steering Committee

Open Access

Online ISSN: 2589-0379
Print ISSN: 2095-7564

Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition)

Article Processing Charges (APC) may apply—more information will follow.

Deadline for submissions:
30 November 2023

Guest Editors
Giuseppina Pappalardo, University of Catania, Italy
TBD, a member of ICTCT Steering Committee


Travelling to Catania

By air

The best way to arrive to Catania is by plane. The Vincenzo Bellini Airport (CAT) has connections to most major cities in Italy and across Europe, including both flights on traditional (ITA, Lufthansa, KLM) and low-cost carriers (EasyJet, Ryanair, Vueling, WizzAir).

Getting to and from airport

AMTS bus 457 Alibus goes every 20 minutes (from 5 a.m. to midnight) between the Catania’s train station and the airport. The ticket costs €4 and the travel time is about 30 minutes. More information can be found here.

Local taxis at the Catania airport calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. There is a flat fare from Airport to city center of €25 during the day and €28 for night or weekend trips.

Getting around Catania

The conference venue is located in the historical city centre at walking distance from many hotels and points of interest. We expect mild weather in October, therefore walking is the option to prefer.

Catania is served by a dense network of bus routes. The cost of a bus ticket is €1 and it is valid for 90 minutes. On-board purchase is possible. The most reliable and frequent bus service is provided by the BRT lines, that serves from piazza Stesicoro to the University, with stops along the famous via Etnea street. More information can be found here

Catania Metro, with just one line and ten stops, is an option only for selected location. The most important stops for the conference attendees are Stesicoro (15 minutes walking distance from the conference venue) and Borgo (for the welcome reception at Museo della Rappresentazione). The fare for one ride is €1 euro, and the ticket is valid for 90 minutes. You may use the FCE Catania app (AppStore, GooglePlay) to buy the metro tickets. More information can be found here.

AmiGO is the bike sharing service in Catania. More information can be found here.

You can also take a ride with an e-scooter provided by Dott. Mote information can be found here.


The university does not have any special deals, so use or similar services. Accommodations in the city centre are within walking distance from the conference venue.

Practical information

Visa requirements

You can enter Italy from all EU and non-EU countries. The conditions and documentation required vary depending on the traveller’s country of origin. More information can be found here.


As of 1 June 2022, the Italian government no longer requires a green pass for entry into the country. This means that travellers do not have to show any Covid-19 documentation upon entry (vaccination or recovery certificate or negative Covid test). Anyway, rules can be subject to changes, therefore we recommend to check the latest requirements before the departure here.


Time: CET (Central European Time) is applied throughout Italy. From early autumn to late winter, standard time is applied, corresponding to CUT+1, one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Language: The official language spoken throughout Italy is Italian.

Climate: We are in the heart of the Mediterranean, floating on the sea yet anchored to the Etna volcano 3 357 m high. The generally mild climate means you can visit Catania in October with temperature ranging from 4° to 26°C.

Electric current: Electricity available everywhere in Italy at 220 V alternating current at a frequency of 50 Hz. Electrical sockets comply with European legislation. Most hotels have adapters for special plugs.

Currency: The currency used in Italy is the Euro. Airports and large stations usually have banks and exchange agencies for withdrawals or related services. Banks (with 24-hour ATMs) are located at the airport and all over the town.

Electronic payments: In addition to cash, you can pay for your purchases using the most common credit cards.


Conference supporters

Sponsorship opportunities

Gold Silver Bronze
Fee (excl. VAT)
Quantity available
Registrations included

Discounted registration (€ 200 off)

Recognition of sponsor page of conference site
Logo in printed program and on signs at conference
Logo on welcome slides at the plenary session (Size as per Partnership Level)
Company brochure in the conference bag
Table-top (table, chair, power socket) and roll-up at the exhibit, poster and break area

Sponsor items

Besides a package there are possibilities to sponsor items in the conference. When sponsoring an item, you will get the publicity related to that item.

Sponsors Mentioning Price (excl. VAT)
Coffee breaks
Offered by … with logo
Supported by … with logo
Welcome reception
Offered by … with logo
Conference dinner
Supported by … with logo

How to get invovled?

Please, get in contact with the local conference organizers.


ICTCT Local organiser
Contact person
Niels Agerholm
Salvatore Damiano Cafiso
Giuseppina Pappalardo
ICTCT Secretariat
University of Catania
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Contact ICTCT


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