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The Swedish Transportation Research Conference & the 3rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight will be held during the same week in October, in Gothenburg, Sweden

October for transport professionals and researchers is especially valid as the city is going to host two transport conferences within the same week. The Swedish Transportation Research Conference will be held 15-16 October and will be directly followed by the Third VREF Conference on Urban Freight 17-19 October.


15-16 October 2018: Swedish Transportation Research Conference

The conference covers all traffic modes and all transport related questions. It welcomes contributions from all disciplines and areas covering analysis, understanding, planning and evaluation of the transportation system. The primary conference language is Swedish but abstracts and presentations may be either in Swedish or English. See the call for papers attached. The abstract deadline is June 15.

More information on the conference here:

17-19 October: 3rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight

The conference will present current issues influencing urban freight research and discuss the complexity of designing urban space and managing flows for liveable cities. It includes 1) a series of presentations of research papers on the basis of submitted abstracts (17 October); and 2) invited presentations, panels and break-out sessions (18-19 October) discussing innovative solutions that consider the perspectives from authorities, transport operators, retailers, architects, planners, other industry stakeholders and researchers.

More information on the conference here:

Regarding news, Chalmers and Northern LEAD published 3 news about the conference, including a video with Alison Conway and a short conference summary. The links to these news articles are available on UFP's conference homepage.


Details on application:

Event 1: Swedish Transportation Research Conference, 15-16 October 2018

Event 2: Third VREF Conference on Urban Freight, 17-19 October 2018

If any questions about the conference arise, please contact the conference organizers.


For Further info:

Follow Urban Freight Platform on Twitter and keep yourself updated about the conference: @UFP_Gbg

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