This conference aims at bringing together the industry and academia involved in the transportation sector. The conference will emphasize on a two-way learning process i.e. from industry to academia and from academia to industry. Relatively higher importance will be given to case studies from the transportation sector, construction industries, consulting agencies and academia involved in such studies. The focus will remain to understand how transportation infrastructure projects have been conceptualized, designed and executed so as to bring the desired development in an area. The case studies from industry will present the bottlenecks experienced during the implementation of the project from its conceptualization stage to the execution stage and the corrective measures that were incorporated to achieve ultimate success. The case studies from academia will provide insights of the contributions made by them for the successful implementation of the projects on which consultation was sought by the Project Implementation Agencies (PIAs). Expected outcome of this conference will be the higher interaction between industry and academia in future. In the light of these, the conference will initiate the discussions in the following pattern:

A. It WILL NOT be related to

  • What can be done?
  • How can be done?
  • When can be done?

B. It WILL talk about

  • Why and what was done?
  • How it was done?
  • What pitfalls were encountered?
  • How it impacted and corrected?
  • Roles played by academia and PIAs?
  • What were the learning lessons?

The conference will focus on the thematic areas and sub-themes related to CASE STUDIES on Transportation Projects, e.g.,

  • Urban and Rural Transportation – Big and Small habitation connectivity
  • Intercity transportation (Road, Rail, Water/Ferry) to satisfy common and specific travel needs like for tourism, etc.
  • Transportation Projects’ implementation and Circulation Planning
  • Community and Social well-being through sustainable practices
  • Transportation Infrastructure
    • Bridges
    • Flyovers, Interchanges
    • Roads including Expressways
    • Rail based transportation including High speed trains
    • Ports/Harbours including inland water transportation
    • Airports
  • Smart and Intelligent Transport alternatives
  • Transport Modes and Systems
  • Sustainable Transportation related practices
    • Battery, Hybrid systems, gas waste, modal integration
    • New/Advanced/Sustainable materials for construction, sustainable and faster construction technology

The contributions will be invited in the form of power-point slides which can be presented within a time period of 10-20 minutes, as per presentation mode of technical session.

The conference will have presentations under two parts – Plenary Presentations and Session Presentations.
Plenary presentations are mainly invited presentations from higher level transportation professionals working in different fields. Sessions on the day will match the plenary presentations made in the morning slots.
Selected presentations for a session will be coordinated by a Session-Lead. All presentations will be requested a month before the conference dates and will be made available to the Session-Lead. Session-Lead will interact with the presenters before-hand and will organise the presentations. This will lead to better discussion after the presentations have been made.
Presentations in a session will be either of the two formats – Lecture or Rapid Fire. Lecture format will allow the presenter sufficient time to present detailed work, whereas, Rapid Fire will allow the audience to get an idea of the work in sufficient depth as required. The presentation time in Lecture format will be 20 minutes and 10 minutes in Rapid Fire. The number of slides in Rapid Fire may be restricted to 20. It is advisable not to have slides more than 30 in Lecture Format. In both formats, 30 minutes will be kept for discussion towards the end. It is expected that the Session-Lead will be able to prepare a brief summary of the discussion and carry forward which will be presented in the open House before the valedictory is done.
The conference will invite contributions from academia, transportation professionals working in consulting organizations, Ministry, PIUs and freelance transportation professionals in the form of extended abstract (details available under Presenter’s Info). After extended abstract has been accepted the ONLY presentation will be asked. If so needed, the presentation can be changed after arrival at the conference venue.