Call for paper of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS)

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(HKSTS 2017)


Hong Kong 
9-11 December, 2017>

Dear colleagues and friends,

The conference organizing committee has the great pleasure of inviting you to attend the 22nd international conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS) in Hong Kong, 9-11 December, 2017.  Established in February 1996, HKSTS <> aims to foster excellence in transportation research and practice, stimulate professional interchange in transportation, and provide a forum for exchanging ideas on transportation developments. The objective of the HKSTS conference is to gather international and local professionals in the area of transportation to present their work and contributions, disseminate research results, and discuss future developments. Practitioners and academics are cordially invited to share their knowledge, experience and insights on the design, analytics, investigations, analysis, planning, operation, engineering, co-ordination and management of transport systems and their impacts. The technical program may include plenary sessions, paper presentations and interactive sessions.

For details, please visit the conference website at:

Call for papers and presentations

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 300 to 500 words to the EasyChair paper management system <> by the deadline of April 15, 2017. Abstract submission instructions are available at Authors will be notified of acceptance of abstracts and full papers will be invited by May 31, 2017.

The topics of the conference includes, but not limited to:

  1. Transport and Social Impact
  • Transportation and health
  • Equity issues in transportation
  • Transportation safety
  1. Transportation and Climate Change
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy issues
  • Emergency planning
  • Transportation and the environment
  1. Transportation, Land Use and Built Environment
  • Transportation policy
  • Transportation and the economy
  • Transportation systems
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Integrated land use and transport modelling
  1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply chain management
  • Facility location and supply chain
  • Logistics and operations management
  • Intermodal freight transportation
  • Port operations and management
  1. Regional and International Transportation
  • Aviation
  • Cross-boundary transportation
  • Multi-modal transportation
  • Maritime transportation
  • Port-competition and cooperation
  1. Transit Management and Operations
  • Public transportation
  • Taxi services
  • Scheduling and timetabling
  • Railway planning and operations
  1. Transportation Modeling and Surveys
  • Travel behavior modeling
  • Activity-based analysis
  • Traffic management and control
  • Traffic flow theories
  • Transportation and traffic surveys
  1. Transport Networks
  • Facility location and network design
  • Freight transportation
  • Public transit
  • Network reliability and vulnerability
  1. Transportation Infrastructure
  • Financing infrastructure
  • Project evaluation
  • Highway pavement engineering
  1. Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Real time traveler information
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Global position system
  • Data integration and interoperability issues
  • Telecommunications and transport
  • Transport and big data


Accepted full papers presented at the Conference will appear in the Conference Proceedings, which will be made available to registered participants. Selected papers may also be published in special issues in international journals.

Important Dates

15 Apr 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
31 May 2017 Notification of acceptance of abstracts
15 Aug 2017 Deadline for submission of full papers
16 Sep 2017 Notification of acceptance of full papers
15 Oct 2017 Deadline for submission of final papers
9-11 Dec 2017 The 22nd HKSTS International Conference


HKSTS Outstanding Dissertation Paper Award

PhD graduates who are citizens of an Asian country and who have completed their PhD studies within three years of the HKSTS Conference at which the Award will be granted, are eligible to apply this award. An applicant should submit his/her PhD dissertation, together with a full paper that is based on the dissertation, and a certificate from the university confirming the award of a PhD degree, to the Award Committee by 31 March 2017.  The applicant must be the first author of the full paper, which must not have been submitted for publication or published elsewhere except for HKSTS journals. Further details of the Award can be found at the HKSTS website:

For enquiries, please feel free to contact:

Conference Secretary


Please kindly help circulate this Call for Papers to your colleagues who may be interested; and we are looking forward to welcoming you this December in Hong Kong.

Yours sincerely,

Conference Organizing Committee


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