The annual Symposium provides a platform for transport research students, academics, and practitioners to discuss relevant topics in transport. Research students and postdocs will have the opportunity to showcase their research and attendees will have the opportunity to meet transport students, academics, and practitioners in an informal setting.

The Symposium will be organised each year by one of the participating universities. The second Symposium on 3 December 2019 is organised and sponsored by UNSW and registration is free of charge for researchers in transport from the three participating universities as well as for transport experts at Transport for NSW. Personal invitations will be sent by email on 18 October 2019.

Expression of interest to present (HDR research students and postdocs)

We would like to invite research students (MPhil and PhD), research fellows and research associates from the participating universities to submit an expression of interest (EoI) to present at the Symposium on one of the themes (listed below) that are based on the strategic research directions of the Transport for NSW Research Hub.

For the EoI, please send an email with subject header “EoI” to before Tuesday 20 September 2019 and we will email you a personal invitation to submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) via our online portal.

Symposium themes

  1. Future mobility
  • Traffic flow simulation, management and control
  • Travel demand forecasting and survey methods
  • Travel behaviour and values
  • Transport network modelling and optimisation
  • Scenario analysis
  1. Successful places
  • Integrated transport and urban planning
  • Land use
  1. Sustainability
  • Active travel and health
  • Public transport
  • Energy and emissions
  1. Technological drivers of change
  • Big data in transport
  • Impact of alternative-fuel and autonomous vehicles
  • Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)
  1. Freight transport
  • Maritime and aviation
  • City logistics
  1. Safety and security
  • Traffic safety analysis and evaluation
  • Disaster planning and resilience
  1. Valuing wider benefits
  • Transport economics, pricing, and appraisal
  • Evaluation and benefits realisation of transport projects and programs
  • Transport business strategy


Important dates

  • 15 September 2019: Abstract submission opens
  • 20 September 2019: Deadline for expression of interest 
  • 30 September 2019: Deadline for abstract submissions
  • 18 October 2019: Notification of acceptance of abstracts for presentation
  • 1 October 2019: Registration (for delegates from participating organisations) opens
  • 15 November 2019: Registration closes
  • Tuesday 3 December 2019: TRANSW Symposium

Symposium Committee

Taha Rashidi, UNSW                 Emily Moylan, USYD        Claudine Moutou, UTS         Lisa Iverach, TfNSW   

Symposium Coordinator 

Michiel Bliemer, USYD