TRA 2020 – first submissions completed!

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The call for submissions has now been closed. The Conference Organisation and the Programme Committee are amazed about the high number and quality of the submissions. Chair of TRA2020 Programme Committee, Dr Pekka Leviäkangas comments the submission process as follows:

“We received 759 submissions altogether and are very pleased with this number. Especially the high number of journal track submissions surprised us positively – more than 200 journal track manuscripts were sent to be evaluated. Of these, 64 have been pre-selected for journals’ review process. There was a good balance between topics, although mode-wise the road mode dominated submissions. About 50% of all the sent papers were associated with road mode or road infrastructure. We are extremely thankful of the activity of the European, and even global, research community who have taken their time to make their achievements known through the TRA. We appreciate every submission and sincerely thank the researchers and experts for their contribution.

We can expect an interesting conference because of the wide spectrum of topics and issues that were covered by the submissions – there is something for everyone! It was also delightful to see how many researchers were willing to participate the VISIONS competitions for junior and senior researchers. All in all 247 competitors were registered through the submission site.

The review process starts next both for the conference and journal track. This process relies on the comprehensive work of Reviewers that have contributed and will continue to contribute to the success of the conference. We want to express our highest appreciation to all the reviewers as well.”

Dr Pekka Leviäkangas
Chair of the TRA2020 Programme Committee
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.,
pekka.leviakangas (at)

Even though the call for submissions is now closed, the call for demonstrations will stay open until October 1st. Welcome to present your innovations to the TRA audience in the demonstration area! The first step is to fill in the Express of Interest form in