Don't wait for accidents to happen

Inclusive and interdisciplinary road safety research

17–18 October 2024
the Hague, the Netherlands
Local organiser(s): Haneen Farah, Marjan Hagenzieker, Nicole Fontein
The conference is organized in close co-operation with the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Transport and Planning, Traffic and Transportation Safety Lab.

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Important dates

Date Action
15 May 2024
Abstract submission deadline
15 June 2024
Notification of acceptance
31 August 2024
Early Bird fee expiration
1 October 2024
Registration closed
15–16 October 2024
17–18 October 2024
19 October 2024
19 November 2024–
1 April 2025

Social media

Please, use the hashtags #ictct and #ictct2024thehague 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.

Registration

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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 expire on 31 August 2024. After that all fees will increase significantly.

Category A Category B Categories C & D
ICTCT member
€400
€320
€200
Non-member
€560
€450
€280
Student
€225
€180
€115

Full fees

Full fees apply during 1 September–15 October 2024.

Category A Category B Categories C & D
ICTCT member
€480
€385
€240
Non-member
€675
€540
€340
Student
€275
220
€140

On-site fees

On-site fees apply if paid during the conference days, 16–18 October 2023.

Category A Category B Categories C & D
ICTCT member
€600
€520
€400
Non-member
€760
€650
€480
Student
€425
€340
€215

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 (€95). 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 on Saturday is not included in the conference registration fee. The price (per person) is €tbd.

Accompanying persons

Ticket for an accompanying person for the Welcome reception and the Conference dinner can be purchased at additional costs of €150. The accompanying persons may also join the social events (see the pricing above).

Please, write clearly how many people will join you at which activity in ‘Comments to organizers’.

Registration and payment form

The conference registration will open shortly.

The payments are done using the most common credit card types (Visa, MaterCard, etc.). The process is handled by the event management service Dryfta, none of your credit card details is viewed or stored by the ICTCT.

Programme

Conference venue

The Scheveningen Pier opened in 1961, though it is actually the second pier built in the same location (the first one was lost lost during the Second World War).

Totally renewed in 2015, it was converted into a food boulevard, where you can find all kinds of street food, restaurants, bars, shops, and a 50 m tall Ferris wheel.

Besides that, the pier offers spacious venues for meetings and conferences.

Address: Strandweg 152, the Hague

Wednesday, 16 October 2024

19:00–21:30

Welcome reception

Thursday, 17 October 2024

8:30–9:00

Oral (special) session 1: Surrogate measures of safety

Chair: Salvatore Damiano Cafiso

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

Pawel Dabkowski
Piotr Olszewski
Witold Czajewski

8:30–9:00

Keynote speech I

Chair: Salvatore Damiano Cafiso

Alice Schippers
University of Humanistic Studies
the Netherlands

Alice Schippers is Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, and Executive Director of Disability Studies in the Netherlands.

As a teenager, Alice started with a voluntary job in the disability field. From that experience onwards, she was engaged with this field in many roles—as a researcher and a leader, as a volunteer and activist, and as a mother and friend.

Alice’s research focus on quality of life and social inclusion. She is a strong advocate of inclusive and collaborative research with and by people with disabilities and neuro-diverse experiences.

Alice is a member of the Board of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She act as an associate editor with two scientific journals and is active in several national and international committees.

Friday, 18 October 2024

8:30–9:00

Keynote speech I

Chair: Salvatore Damiano Cafiso

Geetam Tiwari
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
India

Geetam Tiwari is Professor Emeritus at the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre (TRIP), the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. She has held various positions at IIT Delhi since 1990s, including being the Head of TRIP Centre in 2021–2023.

Geetam’s research includes traffic and transport planning, and traffic safety focusing on pedestrians, bicycles, and bus systems and highway safety. She has worked with city, state and national governments in India on public transport and road safety projects.

Geetam is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion since 2009. She has been guest professor for sustainable urban transport at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (2007–2010). She is a board member of IATSS forum, LEAD India and DIMTS.

Over her long career, Geetam Tiwari received many national and international awards.

Saturday, 19 October 2024

10:00–12:30

General assembly

Please, note that the General Assembly will take place in Delft (not the Hague). Technically, however, it is a very easy and short trip between the two cities. Travelling instruction will be provided.

The social event (a walking tour around the historical Delft city centre) will depart from the General Assembly venue and end near the central railway station.

It is also easy to travel from Delft to the Amsterdam airport (Schiphol) with direct trains that depart several times per hour and take around 40 minutes.

12:30–17:00

Social event

We invite you for a walking tour around the historical city centre of Delft.

Delft is famous for its historical connections with the Dutch royal family, blue pottery, the painter Jan Vermeer, and, not the least, the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).

Special issues

During the extended abstract submission, authors may indicate whether they wish their paper to be considered for publication in one of the special issues organized in connection to the conference. Based on this self-selection, as well as considering the scope and review scores, the scientific committee will invite the selected authors to submit their full paper to the journals. The papers will be further processed based on the journals’ internal review policies.

The call for full papers is centered around the theme of the conference:

Enhanced and inclusive road safety in the era of increased urbanization and peri-urbanization, aging populations, and disruptive technologies

The need for improved and inclusive road safety has never been more crucial, given the pressing challenges of rising urbanization and peri-urbanization, aging populations, and disruptive technologies. At the same time, the prevalence of road crashes and injuries, and especially those involving vulnerable road users, remains alarmingly high. Addressing these challenges calls for research focused on creating inclusive and safe road designs, integrating diverse road users safely, and formulating inclusive road safety policies. This requires interdisciplinary and innovative research which combines different types of knowledge, data, and methods.

We welcome qualitative and quantitative, empirical as well as theoretical papers and studies using different research and data collection methodologies.

Traffic Safety Research

ISSN: 2004-3082

We advise authors to submit their papers to this special issue if the focus of their work is on road users’ safety, road traffic casualties, and interdisciplinary approaches for road safety investigation.

Traffic Safety Research is a Fair Open Access journal. Publication services are not contingent on the payment of any fees. If the authors have access to appropriate funds, they are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution of €500 to help sustain the journal operation.

Submission period:
1 November 2024–1 April 2025

Handling editors
Haneen Farah, Delft University of Technology
Marjan Hagenzieker, Delft University of Technology

Transportation Research Part F

ISSN: 1873-5517

We advise authors to submit their papers to this special issue if the focus of their work is on road users’ behavioural and psychological aspects.

Transportation Research Part F applies article publishing charge (for Open Access) of $2950. Discounts may apply.

Submission period:
1 November 2024–1 April 2025

Guest editors
Haneen Farah, Delft University of Technology
Marjan Hagenzieker, Delft University of Technology

Call

The demand for enhanced and inclusive road safety is becoming more critical than ever as societies face key challenges of increased urbanization, aging populations, and disruptive technologies while at the same time the numbers of road accidents and injuries remain high.

To be able to deal with these challenges, research is needed to develop knowledge on inclusive and safe road design, safe integration of heterogeneous road users, and inclusive road safety policies. This requires interdisciplinary and innovative research which combines different types of knowledge, data, and methods. The main theme of the conference addresses this issue.

Conference topics

A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:
  • Safety of vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, pedestrians, children and older persons
  • Vulnerable road users’ safety in low- and middle-income countries
  • Vulnerable road users’ safety in interaction with new technologies
  • Safe integration of micromobility in the transport system
  • Inclusive road infrastructure design
  • Safe mobility for people with disabilities or impairments
  • Interdisciplinary road safety research
  • Innovative research methodologies in road safety
  • Inclusive road safety policies.

Special sessions

  1. Surrogate Measures of Safety (SMoS). Surrogate Measures of Safety are meant as a complement (or even a substitute) to the traditional accident analysis. The underlying idea is that safety assessments could be made pro-actively by observing relevant situations in traffic which are not necessarily accidents. The session calls for presentations related to the practical applications of SMoS in various contexs, methodological advancements and validations, as well as the fundamental theories shaping the SMoS domain.
  2. Inclusiveness and accessibility for all road users. For this special session we welcome studies that focus on inclusiveness and accessibility for all road users with special attention to vulnerable road users and people with disabilities or impairments. Accessible and inclusive road environment is crucial for enhancing road safety. In this special session, studies that focus on these aspects will be presented.

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.

Submission

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.

Please, use the following template to prepare your extended abstract. The limit is 1000 words or max 2 pages. Extended abstracts that do not meet these formatting requirements will be returned. The organizing committee reserves the right to edit abstracts for clarity or correctness of English but will consult the author if any significant changes are needed. The extended abstract should have the following sections:

  • Introduction, including research aim and objectives
  • Research methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusions.

Please, submit your abstract as a pdf file named surname_name.pdf.

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 15 May 2024.

Presentation

Poster format

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 matus.sucha@upol.cz. 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

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 matus.sucha@upol.cz 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.

Travel

Getting to the Hague

By air

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international air transport hub of the Netherlands. Direct train connections are available to major cities including Amsterdam, the Hague and Delft.

Getting to and from airport

The train is the fastest and the most convenient way to get to and from the airport.

After collecting your luggage, make your way to the central hall called Schiphol Plaza. Here you will be able to get the travel information and buy the train tickets.

You can purchase train tickets in electronic machines at Schiphol Plaza, but also via the NS app (download the app at Apple Store or Google Play). The app provides the real time information about the departure and arrival times, deviations, departure track, etc.  

Please note that the Dutch name of the Hague is Den Haag. We advise you to take the direct intercity trains which have the direction (richting) Den Haag Centraal.

By car

Take the highway A4, A12, A 13 or A44/N44 towards ‘Den Haag – ‘Scheveningen Strand – Haven’. Follow the signs to the car park ‘Parking Strand’ and at the ANWB-station you go right to the car park ‘Parking Strand’. Try to park your car as far in the back of the garage as possible. Upon exiting the car park, go right and walk straight ahead to the intersection towards the boulevard.

The Pier is easily accessible as there is plenty of parking spaces near the beach and shopping areas.

Public transport

You can plan your trip using the online service 9292.nl.

The conference venue is the Pier in Scheveningen (GoogleMaps link). To get there by public transport, you can take tram 9 at the Hague central station. Exit at the stop Kurhaus.

Accommodation

Conference participants can use this link to book a hotel with a 10% discount.

Practical information

Visa requirements

You can enter the Netherlands 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.

Other

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

Language: The official language spoken throughout the Netherlands is Dutch.

Climate: In October, The Hague generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 16°C. But by evening, they drop to around 10°C.

Electric current: the Netherlands uses the Type F electrical plug. This plug has two round pins, spaced about 2 cm apart, and is the same as those used in many countries in Continental Europe. The standard voltage is 230-volts.

Currency: The currency used in the Netherlands 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.

Sponsors

We invite potential sponsors to contribute to this exciting scientific event. We offer several sponsorship levels as well as tailored solutions to meet your needs and interests.

Gold Silver Award
€10 000
€5 500
€2 500
  • Entry to scientific sessions for 2 persons
  • Conference dinner for 2 persons
  • Welcome reception
  • All lunches and coffee breaks
  • Sponsor name mentioned in conference opening and closing
    ceremonies
  • Logo on conference website
  • Possibility for giving 15 minutes pitch before or after keynote
    speakers
  • Large booth
  • Entry to scientific sessions for 1 person
  • Conference dinner for 1 person
  • Welcome reception
  • All lunches and coffee breaks
  • Sponsor name mentioned in conference opening and closing
    ceremonies
  • Logo on conference website
  • Possibility for giving 10 minutes pitch before or after keynote
    speakers
  • Medium booth
  • Entry to scientific sessions for 1 person
  • Conference dinner for 1 person
  • Welcome reception
  • All lunches and coffee breaks
  • Logo on conference website and Award certificates
  • Possibility to shortly introduce your company during award ceremony

Read more about the sponsoring conditions in our Sponsor booklet.

Contact

ICTCT Local organiser
Contact person
Niels Agerholm
Haneen Farah
Marjan Hagenzieker
Nicole Fontein
Affiliation
ICTCT Secretariat
Traffic and Transportation Safety Lab
Department of Transport and Planning
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Delft University of Technology
the Netherlands
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