2022 Call for Abstracts

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2022 Call for Abstracts





Abstracts due by May 15, 2021.

We are soliciting abstracts for conference presentations on the following topics:

  1. Local/last mile pickup and delivery
  2. Modes and nodes
  3. Urban modeling and planning
  4. Technology and automation
  5. Changing consumption, production, and spatial organization
  6. Best practices

Reimagining Freight is a cross-cutting theme.  For example, we welcome papers on environmental impacts or mitigation strategies in all thematic areas.  We also welcome proposals for special sessions. Send proposals for special sessions to [email protected]

Abstract Submission Requirements

Submit abstracts here. (You will be asked to register first before submitting your abstract.  You may need to check your junk or spam mailbox for your registration confirmation email.)

There is a limit of two abstracts per person.

Abstracts must be submitted by May 15, 2021. The abstract is limited to 500 words and must include 1) a statement of the research, methodology, and data and 2) a brief summary of results and conclusions. Submit as a PDF. The format for abstracts is as follows:

  • Title
  • Topic area (from above list)
  • Authors with full contact information
  • Indicate if you plan to send in a final paper. A submission of a paper is not required.  
  • Abstract text

If a sufficient number of complementary papers are submitted, METRANS will invite authors to submit to a special journal issue.

Important dates

May 15, 2021 – deadline for abstract submissions
June 30, 2021 - abstracts reviewed and authors notified of results

Additional information

Presentations and Papers will be posted on the METRANS website after the event unless the author or authors advise us otherwise.