TRA 2018 – 7th European Transport Research Arena in Vienna

APR 16-19

A Digital Era for Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment

The Transport Research Arena TRA is THE European research and technology biennial conference on transport and mobility. After a decade of successful editions around Europe the 7th TRA will take place in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018.

Digitalisation and decarbonisation are high on the agenda of TRA 2018 and will be reflected throughout the conference, as the key dimensions expected to overhaul the transport system for all stakeholders. An important aim of TRA 2018 will be to imagine, sketch and investigate scenarios where ground-breaking digital and low-carbon technologies are deployed and impact on people, the transport system and the environment as we know it will be discussed.

TRA 2018 will be hosted and organised by

  • Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology as Chair of the Management Committee
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as Chair of the Programme Committee
  • AustriaTech as Chair of the Organising Committee


Call for Marketplace Poster Abstract open

The Call for Marketplace Posters (MPP) is now open until December 5th, 2017! For submitting a Marketplace Poster please register or login to ConfTool.

Marketplace Posters (MPP) will show innovations and solutions with high market relevance and implementation potential at the TRA 2018 in Vienna. The posters will be presented in the Exhibition Area.

Submit Your Marketplace Poster Abstract!

Dates and facts for your submission

27 September 2017Call opens
05 December 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
15 January 2018 Notification of MPP-Authors about the final decisions
01 March 2018MPPs to be uploaded to ConfTool



Invitation to become Reviewer for TRA 2018!

Due to the high number of submissions TRA 2018 is still looking for reviewers who will help to guarantee high quality of scientific and technical contributions at the conference.

If you are interested please contact Mrs. Veronika Prändl-Zika: Programme(at)

03-30 October 2017 Review of full papers
28 Nov 2017 Full paper review and format decision sent to authors
25 Jan 2018    Final programme publication
21 March 2018Submission of PowerPoint slides for checking by the Session Chair
21 March 2018Submission of Poster
16-19 April 2018 7th European Transport Research Arena, Reed Messe Wien, Vienna/Austria


High number of abstract submissions for TRA 2018 in Vienna from more than 50 countries around the world



Programme Committee

TRA VISIONS 2018 Competitions Launch

TRA VISIONS 2018 invites young and senior researchers from all over Europe to submit innovative transport concepts to The two European-funded TRA VISIONS 2018 competitions – one for young researchers and the second for senior researchers – have started their ideation phase. Young and senior researchers throughout Europe are invited to submit innovative concepts on future transport matters until the end of October 2017 to enhance the efficient and sustainable transport and mobility of people and goods.