Call-For-Papers HKSTS 2019

The conference organizing committee has the great pleasure of inviting you to attend the 24th international conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS) in Hong Kong, 14-16 December, 2019.

We are happy to announce that this year the conference will be hosted in The Mira Hong Kong, which is situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui – Hong Kong’s pulsating entertainment and shopping hub. It’s only 10 minutes’ walk to the magnificent Victoria Harbour and fabulous shopping malls along the Canton Road. You make also take an easy stroll to the Star Ferry and the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) network, the Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal to take a ride to Macau, and the upcoming High-Speed Rail Station, which allows you to access Chinese Mainland in only 14 minutes!

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, coordination 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, 2019. Abstract submission instructions are available at Authors will be notified of acceptance of abstracts and full papers will be invited by May 31, 2019.

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

1. Smart Mobility
Sharing economy
Big Data and transport
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

2. Transport and Climate Change
Carbon emissions
Transport and energy
Transport and environment

3. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management
Facility location and supply chain
Logistics and operations management

4. Transportation, Society, and People
Transport safety
Equity issues in transport
Transport and health

5. Transportation, Land Use and Built Environment
Transport policy
Transit-oriented development
Integrated land use and transport modelling

6. Regional and International Transportation
Maritime transport
Cross-boundary road transport
Multi-modal transport under One Belt One Road
Port competition and cooperation

7. Public transport
Transit operations
Taxi services
Scheduling and timetabling
Railway planning and operations

8. Transport Modeling and Surveys
Travel behavior modeling
Traffic management and control
Data integration
Innovations in transport data collection

9. Networks
Network optimisation
Freight transport networks
Multi-modal networks
Network reliability and vulnerability

10. Transport Infrastructure
Infrastructure financing
Project evaluation
Highway pavement engineering

Accepted full papers presented at the Conference will appear in the Conference Proceedings, which will be made available to registered participants.

Important Dates
15 Apr 2019 Deadline for submission of abstracts
31 May 2019 Notification of acceptance of abstracts
15 Aug 2019 Deadline for submission of full papers
16 Sep 2019 Notification of acceptance of full papers
15 Oct 2019 Deadline for submission of final papers
14-16 Dec 2019 The 24th 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 2019. 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.