Call for Papers

The 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2015) will be held July 25-27, 2015, in Beijing, China, jointly organized by Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) and Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA). The conference proceedings will be published by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and papers included in all previous CICTP proceedings published by ASCE have been indexed via the EI Compendex and can be accessed worldwide. The CICTP series, established by COTA and sponsored by ASCE and Transportation Research Board (TRB), is a premier gathering of transportation professionals worldwide who are interested in contributing to or gaining a profound understanding of transportation development in China. As the hosts and organizers of CICTP2015, BJTU and COTA warmly welcome transportation professionals from academia, industry, and government agencies to participate in and/or contribute to CICTP2015.
CICTP2015 will address critical issues and challenges emerging from the development of efficient, safe and green multimodal transportation systems. The conference will provide a platform for exchanging and sharing of international experiences in developing and applying innovative solutions and advanced technologies in transportation. In addition to regular technical sessions, several plenary sessions are planned for internationally prestigious experts and scholars to discuss the state-of-the-art/practice transportation development. Other special forums will be focused on issues that are of great interest to the audience of various backgrounds, including the World Bank Forum, the Dean’s Forum, and COTA Career Development Forum for Young Scholars and Students. The best-paper awards and other professional awards will be granted to the authors of excellent papers or institutes/enterprises which have made outstanding contributions to the development of transportation systems in China.

Conference Spotlight Theme Efficient, Safe, and Green Multimodal Transportation

We solicit submissions of original research and innovative practice from both researchers and practitioners. We welcome any topics in the following areas:
  • Aviation, Marine and Water Transportation
  • High-Speed Rail Safety
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Logistics and Freight Transportation
  • Public Transit
  • Pavement and Materials Engineering, and Highway Construction and Maintenance
  • Rail Operations, Management and Control
  • Road Traffic Operations, Management, and Control
  • Transportation Policy, Planning and Modeling
  • Traffic Safety, Security and Emergency Responses
  • Transportation Energy, Environment and Sustainability
  • Traffic and driver behavior
Abstract Submission
The online abstract submission opens via the CICTP2015 conference website at The abstract, no more than 300 words, must be written in English and include the paper title, the names of authors and their affiliations as well as no more than five keywords.
Important Dates
Abstract Submission:
Abstract Acceptance:
Full Paper Submission:
Full Paper Acceptance:
Revised Paper Submission:
October 1, 2014
November 1, 2014
December 25, 2014
February 15, 2015
March 15, 2015
July 25-27, 2015
Proceedings and Publication
The conference proceedings will be published by ASCE. Selected papers from previous CICTPs have been invited to submit to special issues of SCI-indexed journals such as IET Intelligent Transportation Systems Journal, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Transportation Research Part C and Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. We plan to continue this tradition and seek to publish special journal issues for CICTP2015 on internationally recognized journals, including:
  • ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering
  • ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development
  • IET Intelligent Transportation Systems Journal
  • Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Transportation Research Part C
  • Transportation Research Part D
  • Journal of Central South University
Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA)
Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU)

Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA
Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA
China Natural Science Foundation, China

Questions about this conference should be directed to

Beijing Jiaotong University: Dr. Xuedong Yan (
COTA: Dr. Yu Zhang (
or Dr. Yafeng Yin (

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