UTSG  51st Annual Conference

University of Leeds

8-10 July 2019

Call for Papers Deadline: 25th January 2019

We would like to bring to your attention that the call for submission of research outputs to the 51st Annual Conference of the Universities Transport Studies Group (UTSG) has now opened.

In this, UTSG’s 51st year, the conference will be hosted by the University of Leeds.  The conference will take place on Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th July 2019 inclusive. The conference has been moved to the summer time as part of an initiative to make it even more appealing and to increase attendance.  For the first time also, participants will have the option of submitting an extended abstract or a full paper; and papers are invited from universities transport study groups from institutions worldwide, not just the UK and Ireland.

The online submission form is available here. (Please note that you will need to create a new account.)

  • Please note that you will need to specify in your submission whether you are submitting a short or extended abstract:
  • To submit via the extended abstract (one-stage) option:
    • Use the extended abstract template provided on the UTSG conference website.
    • Upload your extended abstract to the Easychair conference website by 25th January 2019.  Paste the text into the abstract submission box on the Easychair conference website, but also upload the file at the same location.
    • We will notify you by March 2019 whether your extended abstract has been accepted.
  • To submit via the 300 word abstract (two-stage) option: 
    • Enter your details and paste the abstract text into the abstract submission box on the Easychair conference website by 25th January 2019.
    • We will notify you by March 2019 whether your abstract has been accepted.
    • If accepted, use the full paper template provided on the UTSG conference website to prepare a paper and submit this by 25th May 2019 by email to A.E.Whiteing@its.leeds.ac.uk.
    • For publication consideration, this option must be used.

Inclusion of papers in the conference does not constitute publication, and papers submitted to a journal for publication may also be submitted to the conference provided that they do not appear in a journal before the conference.

Selected full papers may, with their author’s consent, be considered for publication in a UTSG special issue of Transportation Planning and Technology.

Eligible authors are also invited to enter the competition for the Smeed Prize, which will be awarded to the best paper written and presented by a student from a university in the UK or Ireland: the first prize is £500 and the runner-up prize is £250.  The winning paper may also be published in an appropriate journal.  Prospective entrants should consult the Smeed Prize regulations at http://utsg.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/UTSG_Smeed_Rules.pdf, available from http://www.utsg.net.  Abstracts submitted for papers to be entered into the Smeed Prize competition are to be between 800-1000 words and should be supported by a confirmation message from the candidate’s supervisor, which must be sent to the conference organisers. Please note that a full paper submission after abstract acceptance is compulsory for the Smeed entrants.

Deadline for abstracts:  25th January 2019

Deadline for accepted papers: 25th May 2019

Full conference details including the ‘Call for Papers’ and the Smeed Prize rules can be found at http://www.utsg.net.