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COTA Awards Category

COTA presents a number of awards annually to recognize contributions made by members and volunteers as well as the technical excellence of its members, their projects or programs.
COTA awards include but not limit to the following categories:

  • COTA Appreciation Awards Series, which includes
    • Excellent Organizing Award
    • COTA Outstanding Leadership Award
    • COTA Outstanding Service Award
    • COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Best Paper Awards
  • Best Area Editor Awards
  • Best English Editor Awards
  • COTA Best Dissertation Award (2016) (New: Call for Candidates)



Year 2017


COTA Appreciation Awards


Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

Excellent Organizing Award
College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University

COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
全永燊 (Quan, Yongshen)

COTA Outstanding Service Award
Dr. Zhuo Yao

Best Paper Awards


Road Traffic Operations and Management*; Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
Qian YE*, Tongji University; Jian Cen, ; Xiaohong CHEN , School of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University; Hua Zhang,

Paper title: How Taxi Operation Change in the development of E-hailing APPs: Case Study in Shanghai, China


Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling*; Traffic Safety, Security and Emergencies
Yifei Cai*, Nanjing University of Science ; Zhuping Zhou, Nanjing University of Science and Technology; jiwei Yang, Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Paper title: A new grouping model based on velocity obstacle theory


Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)*; Road Traffic Operations and Management
JiaRun Lv*, Beijing Jiaotong University; JiangFeng Wang, ; RuoXi Xiong, ; DaLin Chen,

Paper title: Intersection Actuated Signal Phase and Timing Algorithms in Connected Vehicle Environment


Rail & Transit Operations and Management*; Big Data Application in Transportation
Yuyang ZHOU*, Beijing University of Technolo; Qianyang ZHAO, Beijing University of Technology; lin YAO, Beijing University of Technology; Yanyan Chen, ; Songtao TANG, Beijing University of Technology

Paper title: The Utilization Analysis of Long-distance Bus Based on Smart Card Data


Traffic Safety, Security and Emergencies*; Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
KUN JIANG*, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY; Diange YANG, Tsinghua University

Paper title: A New Accident Prevention System Based On The Prediction Of Vehicle Tire Forces By Using Digital Map and Unscented Kalman Filter


Aviation Management*
Xiaoqian Sun, Beihang University; Sebastian Wandelt*, Beihang University

Paper title: Spatial Aggregation of Worldwide Air Transportation Networks


Traffic Safety, Security and Emergencies*; Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Zhengwei Sun*, Tsinghua University; xin PEI, Tsinghua University; Pengju WANG, Tsinghua University; Haowei LIU, Tsinghua University; Dajun WANG, Tsinghua University; zuo zhang, Tsinghua University

Paper title: Longitudinal Risky Driving Behavior Recognition Based on Naturalistic Driving Study


Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)*; Road Traffic Operations and Management
Daxin Tian*, Beihang University

Paper title: Creating Bus Timetables with Maximal Synchronization by a New Algorithm Based on the PSO


CICTP Conference Awards


Best Area Editor Awards
Dr. Ke Han
Dr. Guohui Zhang
Dr. Heng Wei
Dr. Hao Li
Dr. Zhibin Li

Best English Editor Awards
Dr. David Hurwitz
Dr. Jianming Ma

Best Reviewer Awards
Dr. Jian Wang
Dr. Sebastian Wandelt
Dr. Yiming Bie
Dr. Wenbo Fan
Dr. Ting Zuo

Year 2016


COTA Appreciation Awards


Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

Excellent Organizing Award
College of Transport and Communications, Shanghai Maritime University

COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
杨佩昆

COTA Outstanding Service Award
Mr. Ken Yang

Best Paper Awards


Public Transit
Jianfeng Liu, Beijing Urban Construction Group Co. Ltd.; Xiaolei Ma*, Beihang University; Congcong Liu, Beihang University; Yinhai Wang, University of Washington; Jing Wang, Beijing Transportation Research Center

Paper title: Temporal distribution analysis of Beijing subway ridership


Road Traffic Operations, Management, and Control
Rui Li*, Hohai University; Yuexin Chen, Hohai University; Li Yuan, HoHai University; Rui Zheng, Hohai University

Paper title: Transit signal priority optimization under arterial signal coordinated control condition


Traffic Safety, Security and Emergency Responses
Xin Zhang*, Shanghai Maritime University; Ning HU, Shanghai Maritime Universtiy

Paper title: Study on cleanup choice in ship oil spillage emergency response based on stated preference data


Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
Weibin Dai, Beihang University; Jun Zhang, Beihang University; Xiaoqian Sun*, ; Sebastian Wandelt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Paper title: Node Dependency in Multi-Commodity Flow Problem with Application to Transportation Networks


Operations and Management of Shipping and Ports
Yu, Hang

Paper title: A method for traffic congestion assessment in export container yards


CICTP Conference Awards


Best Area Editor Awards
Dr. Yinglin Fan
Dr. Yu Nie
Dr. Ziqi Song

Best English Editor Awards
Dr. Guohui Zhang
Dr. Jianming Ma

Year 2015


COTA Appreciation Awards


Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

Excellent Organizing Award
School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering Beijing Jiaotong University, China For hosting the 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its excellent collaboration with COTA.

COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
Prof. Guowu Zhang, For his pioneering contributions and persistent efforts to advancing high speed rail development in China.

COTA Outstanding Service Award
Mr. Kangzhi (Kyle) Liang, For his devoted service and outstanding contributions to the Chinese transportation professional community.

Best Paper Awards


High-Speed Rail Safety
Liu Xinyu, BJTU; Xuedong Yan*, BJTU

Paper title: Influence of Causing Factors on CRH2 EMU Failure Consequences Using Decision Trees


Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
Bo Yang, Beijing Jiaotong University; Xuedong Yan*, BJTU

Paper title: Special Service for Enhancing Late Arrival Passengers' Possibility of Catching up High-Speed Train's Departure Based on Arena Simulation


Traffic and driver behavior
Jinxian Weng*, Beijing Jiaotong University

Paper title: Evaluation of Keep-Right-Except-Pass Rule using Cellular Automata Model


Road Traffic Operations, Management, and Control
Pan Shang*, Tsinghua University; Ruimin Li, Tsinghua University

Paper title: Inclement Weather Impact on Urban Traffic Conditions


Aviation, Marine and Water Transportation
Xinmin Tang*, NUAA; Long Zhou, ; zhiyuan Shen, NUAA; Miao Tang, NUAA

Paper title: 4D Trajectory Prediction of Aircraft Taxiing Based on Fitting Velocity Profile


Traffic Safety, Security and Emergency Responses*
Jingsi Yang, Beijingjiaotong University; Xuedong Yan*, BJTU; Xiaomeng LI, Beijing Jiaotong University; Wang Xiang, Beijing Jiaotong University

Paper title: Driving Simulator Test of Variable Message Sign and Audio Warning Information at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings


Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
Wei Wang*, Southeast University; Taoning Li,

Paper title: Joint Development and How it Motivates the Development of the Urban Subway


Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Mengxi Ning*, Beijing Institute of Technolog; Shaobin Wu, Yuting Yang, Beijing Institute of Technolog

Paper title: Study on Collaboration Technology of Inter-vehicle Information Based on Internet of Vehicles


Logistics and Freight Transportation*
Hong-Qi LI*, Beihang University

Paper title: The pseudo-hypercycle and its effects: a study on a LTL trucking company in China


Pavement and Materials Engineering, and Highway Construction and Maintenance
Yuqin Zhu*, Southeast University; Fujian Ni, Southeast University

Paper title: Application of MEPDG Dynamic Modulus Prediction Model in China


Public Transit
dalin Wang, Southeast University; Zhirui Ye*, Southeast University

Paper title: Effects of Bus Stop Location on the Efficiency of Bus Priority for Arterials with Segmented Signal Progression Control


Rail Operations, Management and Control
Qu Zhen, Tsinghua University; Shi Jing*, Tsinghua University

Paper title: Optimization Method of the Last Train Timetable in Urban Rail Transit Based on Auxiliary Decision Support


CICTP Conference Awards


Best Area Editor Awards
Dr. Yuanchang Xie
Dr. Yingyan Lou
Dr. Wenxin Qiao

Best English Editor Awards
Dr. Jianming Ma
Dr. Xiaokun Wang

Year 2014


COTA Appreciation Awards


Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) Ministry of Transport (MOT) of China, for hosting the 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collaboration with COTA.

Excellent Organizing Award
School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering Central South University, China For hosting the 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its excellent collaboration with COTA.

COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Yongfu Sun, for his pioneering contributions and persistent efforts to advancing high speed rail development in China.

COTA Outstanding Leadership Award
Professor Heng Wei, University of Cincinnati, for his excellent leadership during his tenure as the president of COTA between January 2012 and January 2014.

Best Paper Awards


Pavement
Yong Peng, Liangping Fan, Xiaojian Xu, Yanwei Li

Paper title: Effects of Asphalt-aggregate Ratios and Compaction Efforts on Horizontal Aggregate Homogeneity in Asphalt Mixtures.


Planning
Fengjun Yin, Mao Ye, Xiucheng Guo, Miao YU

Paper title: Modeling Activity-Travel Behavior of Urban Low-Income Residents.


Rail
Chenyu Li, Xiaomin Song, Jun Xu

Paper title: Toward a Model and Algorithm of Rail Passenger Flow Assignment Based on Train Timetable


Safety
Liande Zhong, Xin Li, Ronggui Zhou, Tongyan Qi

Paper title: Minimum Inside Shoulder Width of Multi-Lane Freeway Considering the Need for Vehicle Parking


Year 2013


COTA Appreciation Awards


COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Qixin Shi, Professor Emeritus at Tsinghua University.

COTA Outstanding Service Award
Dr. Bin Ran, Professor at University of Wisconsin, for his devoted service and outstanding contributions to the Chinese transportation professional community.

Best Paper Awards


Hui Duan, Pan Liu, Zhibin Li and Liteng Zha

Paper title: Evaluating the Effects of Different Control Strategies on Traffic Operations at Isolated Merge Bottlenecks


Han Jiang, Zhiheng Li, Rui Jiang, Jingyan Song, Li Li

Paper title: Three-Velocity Queueing Model for Congested Traffic Flow Simulation


Jianchuan Xianyu

Paper title: An exploration of the interdependencies between trip chaining behavior and travel mode choice


Shi Jianjuna, Wu Xu, Guan Jizhen, Chen Yangzhou

Paper title: The analysis of traffic control cyber-physical systems


Year 2012


COTA Appreciation Awards


Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) presents its appreciation to the National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology at Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport, China for hosting the 12th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its dedication to collabo-ration with COTA.

Excellent Organizing Award
School of Transportation Science & Engineering, Beihang University, China for hosting the 12th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals and its excellent collaboration with COTA.

COTA Lifetime Achievement Award
Emeritus Professor Liren Duan, for his pioneering contributions and persistent efforts to advancing traffic operations and management in China.

COTA Outstanding Leadership Award
Professor Yinhai Wang, University of Washington, for his excellent leadership during his tenure as the president of COTA between January 2010 and January 2012.

COTA Outstanding Service Award
Mr. Jun (Jason) Wang, for his devoted service and outstanding contributions to the Chinese trans-portation professional community.

Best Paper Awards


Infrastructure
Yan Li, Wei Zhang & Yang Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology.

Paper title: A Method Based On Meta-Model For Updating the Finite Element Model Of Bridges Using The Meas-ured Static And Dynamic Data.


Transportation Planning, Policy and Economics
Hui Chen, Xuewu Chen, Zha-oming Chu & Ming Yang, Southeast University.

Paper title: Modeling Activity-Travel Behavior of Urban Low-Income Residents.


Multimodal and Sustainable Transportation
Xiaoshu Cao & Linna Li, Sun Yat-Sen University and The University of Hong Kong.

Paper title: Accessibility Distribution Impact Of Intercity Rail Transit Development On Pearl River Delta Region In China.


Weina WANG, Xilan ZHI, Xuesong MAO, Zhongjie HOU; Chang’an University.

Paper title: Numerical Simulation of Embankment Deformation Caused by Southern and Northern Slopes in Seasonally Frozen Ground Region (#08-1284).


Safety and Security
Jianjun Shi, Qing Zhao & Shuanghong Zhang, Beijing University of Technology.

Paper title:Driving Behavior Comprehension through Motion Capture System: Modeling And Its Implications.


CICTP Conference Awards


Best Area Editor Awards
Qing Lu (Univ. of South Florida)
Wen Cheng (Cal Poly Pomona)
Yingyan Lou (Univ. of Alabama)

Best English Editor Awards
Hao Liu (Univ. of Cincinnati)
Zhixia Li (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Year 2011


COTA Appreciation Awards


COTA Lifetime Achievement Awards
Emeritus Professor Jiqian Xu, Southeast University

Best Paper Awards


Lihui ZHANG, Dalian University of Technology.

Paper title: Directional Lane-Allocation in Urban Transportation Networks (#02-0375).


Yunpeng WANG, Wenjuan E, Daxin TIAN, Guanquan LU, and Guizhen YU; Beihang University and Jilin University.

Paper title: The Ramp Merging Control Algorithm and Simulation Based on VII (#04-0823).


Ting-ting ZHAO, Zhi-heng LI, Bei-peng MU, and Yi ZHANG; Tsinghua University.

Paper title: Exploring the Influence of Real-time Traveler Information on the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagrams (#04-1364).


Weina WANG, Xilan ZHI, Xuesong MAO, Zhongjie HOU; Chang’an University.

Paper title: Numerical Simulation of Embankment Deformation Caused by Southern and Northern Slopes in Seasonally Frozen Ground Region (#08-1284).


Jianzhang WANG, Li LEI, Heng ZHANG; Shandong University.

Paper title: Analysis of Traveling Speed and Fuel Consumption Based on Vehicle Traveling Data Recorder for BRT in Jinan (#07-0356).


Mingwei HU; Shenzhen University.

Paper title: A Survey and Simulation of Passenger Flow Organization of the Shenzhen Urban Rail Transit Station (#07-1436).


Xu QU, Wei WANG, and Wenfu WANG; Southeast University.

Paper title: Identification of Traffic Conditions Leading to Sideswipe Crashes on Freeways (#05-0646).

Year 2010


COTA Appreciation Awards


COTA Lifetime Achievement Awards
Emeritus Professor Futian Ren, Beijing University of Technology

Best ICCTP Paper Awards


Zhiyong ZHANG and Yi HUANG; Beijing University of Technology and North China Institute of Science and Technology.

Paper title: A regression model of distance headway in car following behavioral at acceleration & deceleration regime (# 1004012).


Shu HAN, Shouen FANG, Xuesong WANG, Xiaohong CHEN, and Yiyi CAI; Tongji University.

Paper title: A Simulation-based Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model For Emergency Management on the Hangzhou Bay Bridge (#1002155).


COTA Advanced Technology Promotion Award

Shanghai Meihui Software Co. Ltd.


COTA Best Dissertation Award

The COTA Best Dissertation Award is established to recognize outstanding students with Chinese nationalities for their accomplishments of pursuing doctoral degrees in the transportation field. The award will be presented annually to two selected graduate students for their PhD dissertations, one in transportation policy & planning and the other on transportation science & technology.