Call for Abstracts

Conference Chairs
Professor Youfang Huang, President of Shanghai Maritime University (SMU)
Professor Yafeng Yin, President of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA)

The 16th COTA conference International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2016) will be held during July 6-9, 2016, in Shanghai, China, jointly organized by Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) and Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA). As the hosts and organizers of CICTP2016, SMU and COTA invite submissions of original research and innovative practice from both researchers and practitioners.
CICTP2016 will address challenges emerging from the development of green and multimodal transportation and logistics systems. Transportation research that supports the “one belt, one road” initiative is especially encouraged. The conference will host a series of technical sessions, plenary sessions, and special forums, 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: Green and Multimodal Transportation and Logistic

We welcome any topics in the following areas, but not limited to:
  • 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
  • Multimodal transportation
  • Operations and management of shipping and ports
  • Global supply chains/networks
  • Green logistics
  • Transportation Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Abstract Submission
The online abstract submission opens via the CICTP2016 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:
September 20, 2015
October 10, 2015
November 22, 2015
January 1, 2016
February 1, 2016
July 6-9, 2016
Proceedings and Publication
The conference proceedings will be published and indexed via the EI Compendex. 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 CICTP2016 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
Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA)
Shanghai Maritime University (SMU)

Conference Sponsors
Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA
Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA
China Natural Science Foundation, China
Lloyd's Registration Foundation

Contact Information
For more information about CICTP 2016, please visit the conference website through ( Questions about this conference should be directed to

Shanghai Maritime University: Dr. Ying-En Ge (
COTA: Dr. Xiaokun (Cara) Wang (
or Dr. Yafeng Yin (

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Shanghai Maritime University:
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Dr. Xiaokun Wang (, or
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