Invitation for Bids

Seventh International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP7)


Division 13 (Traffic and Transportation Psychology) of the IAAP and the ICTTP6 Organizing Committee are now inviting bids to host the Seventh International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, in 2020.

The inaugural ICTTP in 1996 was held in Valencia, Spain, with subsequent conferences hosted in Berne, Switzerland (2000), Nottingham, UK (2004), Washington, USA (2008), and Groningen (2012). Division members are also preparing for the Sixth International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP6), which will be held in Brisbane, Australia, 2-5 August 2016 and will be hosted by QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), and Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland. The conference theme is: “UN Decade of Action for Road Safety: The Half-way Point”. The conference will feature a strong programme of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, workshops and symposia. Each conference has been highly successful, and ICTTP has become a permanent feature of traffic and transportation psychology’s international calendar.

Coverage of topics is broad, and the conference attracts both academic researchers and practitioners. At ICTTP5, with around 340 delegates, 230 individual papers were delivered, as well as 10 symposia and three keynote addresses covering a wide range of traffic and transport related topics. IAAP Division 13 plays a key role in assessing ICTTP bids. Division 13 business meetings are part of the ICTTP scheduled program.

Evaluation of bids for ICTTP7 will be conducted by a joint committee representing Division 13 and the ICTTP6 Organizing Committee. Full bids are now invited for ICTTP7, which should as a minimum include details of the following:

1.    Relevant information about the host country and proposed venue (city, etc). The bid should make a strong case for a conference on traffic psychology being held in this location, for example providing details of what is attractive about the venue and host country. Include details of any local associations that could provide sponsorship or other support (e.g., from traffic psychologists or practitioners).

2.    Relevant information about the intended organisers, for example highlighting academic standing and previous conference organising experience.

3.    Relevant information about venue accessibility, for example in terms of international travel, particularly by air. Information about conference facilities (e.g., exhibition centres) and hotel accommodation should also be included.

4.    The proposed theme/philosophy, if any, for the conference.

5.    The proposed format of the conference (e.g., parallel sessions, number of keynote addresses, poster sessions, other features).

6.    Outline finances and budget, including projected conference fee.

Bids should be submitted by email to Lisa Dorn, President of Division 13 l.dorn@cranfield.ac.uk by June 30, 2016 at the latest. Earlier submission will be appreciated. We hope to announce the venue of ICTTP7 at ICTTP6 in Brisbane.

Traffic & Transportation Psychology, Division 13

Welcome to Division 13, Traffic & Transportation Psychology.  

Traffic and Transportation Psychology is substantially concerned with the what, the how, and the why of road safety. As well it is heavily involved in the field of evaluation of countermeasures, including work in simulators where research is often multi-disciplinary in nature involving engineers and statisticians. Specific areas in which Traffic Psychology is particularly visible include seat belts, behavioural measures relating to enforcement, the development of road signage, speed limits, driver distraction, and the older driver licensing question (when should people quit?).

Lisa Dorn is the President.  Email her at l.dorn@cranfield.ac.uk

The President-Elect is Kazumi Renge.  Email him at renge@tezukayama-u.ac.jp

The Past President is Gerald Matthews.