COTA CICTP 2023     Author    Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 23rd joint COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP 2023) will be held July, 2023, in Beijing, China, jointly organized by Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) and Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). As the hosts and organizers of CICTP 2023, COTA and BJUT are pleased to invite submissions of innovative research and practice from both researchers and practitioners. As a world-class conference, the CICTP 2023 will focus on Technology Innovations-Empowered Sustainable, Intelligent, Decarbonized, and Connected Transportation. The CICTP 2023 Full Paper Template is available here. The format of the submission must be in compliance with the ASCE formatting requirements.

The CICTP2023 conference will encompass a series of technical sessions, plenary sessions, panel sessions, and special forums, including the World Bank Forum, the Dean's Forum, and COTA Career Development Forum for Young Scholars and Students and Transportation Studies Forum for International Students in China. The conference topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Emerging Transportation Technologies for Achieving Carbon Neutrality

  • Measuring transportation carbon emission based on multi-source data
  • Development and operation of distributed energy system in transportation
  • Integrated development of transportation and energy network
  • Monitoring and mitigation of pollutant emissions from transportation
  • Health impact assessment and targeted intervention to traffic-related pollution
  • Low-carbon energy of electricity, hydrogen, ammonia, solar energy, etc. in transportation
  • Emissions and air quality impacts of connected and autonomous technologies
  • Modeling of spatial and temporal variation of traffic emissions and exposure
  • Uncertainties in modeling transportation energy consumption and emissions

AI-driven Informatics, Sensing, Imaging and Big Data Analytics for CAVs

  • Multi-sensor information fusion
  • Innovative big data analytics
  • Innovative approaches and AI-driven algorithms for CV/AVs
  • Collaborative driving decision and platoons for CV/AVs
  • CV/AVs system and dynamic control
  • Drivers’ modelling, naturalistic driving characteristics and safety improvement
  • Development, test, and validation of CV/AVs

Intelligence and Digitalization in Multimodal Transportation Systems

  • Integration of multimodal transportation (i.e., road, rail, air, and maritime)
  • Frontier technologies (e.g., smart mobility, artificial intelligence, digital technology, etc.) in modern multimodal transportation systems
  • Influence of intelligence and digitalization on multimodal transportation systems
  • Intelligence and digitalization in multimodal transportation control
  • Digital products of multimodal transportation systems
  • Mobility-as-a-service platform
  • Activity and travel choice behavior analysis in modern multimodal transportation systems
  • Multimodal transportation, land use, and digital/smart city

Cyber-Physical Transportation System Security and Emergency Responses

  • Framework and insights for cyber-physical transportation systems
  • Data refinement and trustworthiness evaluation
  • Information security and privacy protection
  • Emerging technologies for cooperative perception
  • AI applications in cyber-physical transportation systems
  • Parallel simulation and decision-makings
  • Control strategies for emergency responses
  • Resilience improvement in multi-modal transport networks
  • Cooperative automation through the cloud

Reliable and Integrated Public Transportation

  • Multimodal public transportation planning and development
  • Coordination and connectivity in multimodal public transportation
  • Emergency management and response in public transportation
  • Connected and automated vehicles in future public transportation
  • Emerging technology in public transportation systems
  • Public transportation economic analysis and policy
  • Urban transit electrification and operations
  • Transit network planning and design
  • Transit vehicle scheduling and operations
  • Big data in public transportation systems
  • Public transportation accessibility modelling and evaluation
  • Transit-oriented developments in metropolitan areas
  • Transit priority strategies and service reliability

Shared, Electrified, and Automated (SEA) Mobility

  • Behavioral modeling advances for shared, electrified, and automated (SEA) mobility
  • Willingness-to-use and demands of SEA mobility-on-demand systems
  • Deployment of and access to SEA mobility hubs (service center)
  • Exploration of new service patterns and travel patterns
  • Induced SEA mobility demands and its space-time migration
  • Integrated machine learning and discrete choice models
  • Intelligent information system that addresses SEA mobility
  • Agent-based simulation system considering various policy incentives
  • Intelligent operation and maintenance system of SEA mobility hubs
  • Contributions of SEA mobility service towards green transportation

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Transportation Applications

  • Data quality analysis and control for multi-source traffic flow data
  • Traffic state estimation and prediction in the road network using deep learning models
  • Uncovering travel patterns of residents from spatial and temporal dimensions
  • OD (origin and destination) distribution estimation, modeling and prediction
  • Clustering method for understanding traffic states considering spatio-temporal features
  • Traffic state analysis using complex network theory

Data-driven Traffic Safety Modeling and Analysis

  • Driving risk under mixed traffic flow
  • Transportation psychology and safety
  • Application of traffic big data on behavior and safety analysis
  • Traffic control for safety improvement
  • Traffic safety and emergency responses

Emerging Innovations and Theories in Mixed Traffic Flow of Human-driven Vehicles and CAV Operations

  • Microscopic modeling for CAV/CV/AV
  • Macroscopic modeling for CAV/CV/AV
  • Dedicated lanes management in mixed traffic flow
  • Driving behavior evaluations in mixed traffic flow
  • Trajectory planning and control of CAV/CV/AV
  • Mixed traffic flow control at signalized intersection
  • Optimization method for improving operations of mixed traffic flow
  • New simulation technology for mixed traffic flow

Transportation System Planning, Optimization and Humanitarian Logistics

  • Scheduling problem in sharing transportation
  • Location analysis in sharing transportation
  • Stochastic analysis in sharing transportation
  • Location and scheduling in transit system
  • Disaster forecasting, prevention and planning
  • Logistics and transportation in humanitarian context

Spatiotemporal Behavior, Accessibility and Mobility Issues of Urban Vulnerable Groups

  • Spatiotemporal behavior sensing, analysis, and prediction for the vulnerable groups
  • Accessibility equity measurement for the urban vulnerable groups
  • Evaluation of barrier-free pedestrian environment based on multi-source data
  • Order adults-involved traffic accident analysis and prevention
  • Emerging technology, planning concept and traffic service to achieve barrier-free transportation

Metropolitan Urban Transportation Planning in New Era

  • TOD in metropolitan urban area
  • Multimode network modeling and optimization
  • Public transport planning and operation
  • Urban transportation resilience analysis and optimization
  • Urban traffic management with emerging techniques

Transportation System Risk and Resilience Analysis

  • Transportation system risk analysis
  • Transportation system risk assessment
  • Transportation system resilience analysis
  • Transportation system resilience assessment
  • Transportation system resilience optimization
  • Other transportation system properties


Abstract Submission

The online abstract submission opens at the the CICTP2020 conference website ( The abstract, no more than 300 words, must be written in English and should include the paper title, names of authors and their affiliations, as well as no more than five keywords.

ASCE Conference Proceedings Paper Formatting Instructions

Proceedings and Publications

The CICTP 2023 proceedings will be published and also submitted for EI Compendex by ASCE. Selected papers may be invited to submit to high-profile journals.

Conference Chairs

Dr. Xiuli DU, BJUT Vice President; Professor, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, China
Dr. Jianming Ma, COTA President, Taxes Department of Transportation, USA
Dr. Yanyan Chen, Dean of the College of Metropolitan Transportation, Professor, Beijing University of Technology, China

Conference Sponsors

Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA

Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA