Call for Papers: Civil Engineering Applications in Public Transport

Friday, January 7, 2011


Third International Conference on Urban Transportation Systems


Conference Theme: “Civil Engineering Applications in Public Transportation

Date: April 18-20, 2012

Venue: Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris, France

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011


Potential Coordinating Organizations:

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), France; Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World (CODATU), France; French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (INRETS), France; International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Brussels; World Bank, USA; Institute of Transportation Engineers, USA; Institute of Urban Transport (India); China Society of Civil Engineers


Committee on Public Transportation of the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) invites you to submit papers for presentation at the ASCE’s Third International Conference on Urban Transportation Systems to be held during April 18-20, 2012 in Paris, France.  This Conference will offer a forum for civil engineers seeking to address civil engineering applications associated with all modes of public transportation, including bus and rail.  The civil engineering profession, through its many sub-disciplines, provides a vast array of specialized knowledge toward the science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods. Civil engineers throughout the world take on many important roles in support of the public transportation industry. The conference will have four parallel tracks covering the following topics:

·    Planning, environment, and finance: planning tools, environmental and sustainability issues, and innovative  financing mechanisms for planning, operations, and construction

·    Operations & maintenance of vehicles and infrastructure: security, safety, and efficiency

·    Design and construction of infrastructure: bus (bus rapid transit, exclusive bus lanes, etc.) and rail systems (underground, elevated, and surface alignments), stations, etc.

·    Innovative systems and practices: leading edge vehicle, infrastructure, and propulsion systems     


The submissions need to reflect the challenges that civil engineering professionals are faced with in planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining public transportation infrastructure and systems.  In addition, the papers should address the latest engineering advancements, yet to be tempered with the reality of limited scopes and budgets. 

If you are interested in presenting an applied or expository paper in any of the four parallel tracks, please prepare and submit a 250 word abstract summary to Pete Sklannik, Jr., Conference Program Chair, by e-mail at: The program committee also welcomes any suggestions for special session topics or speakers. If you have any ideas, please contact: Pete Sklannik, Jr.; Walter Kulyk (, Conference Chair; or Murthy Bondada (, Honorary Conference Chair, by e-mail.


Please note that lead authors will be required to pay a fee of $200 (USD) at the time of their paper is officially accepted for presentation. This fee will be credited to the author’s conference registration fee.  Papers accepted for presentation will be included in conference proceedings.