The 14th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)

Hiroshima, Japan

I. General Information

1. Conference Schedule and Venue

Quality Transport Towards Peace and Sustainability in Asia: Beyond the New Normal

Date: September 12-15, 2021 (to be decided at the end of March 2021)

Venue: Hiroshima, Japan

2. Paper Reviewing Process

Reviewed Papers: Academic or Practical papers are peer-reviewed for the publications in the Asian Transport Studies (ATS), the Journal of the EASTS, or the Proceedings of the EASTS. Papers selected for the ATS and Journal of the EASTS will be published on the journal’s official website in 2021 or 2022 after the conference.

Non-Reviewed Papers: These papers are briefly reviewed for acceptance to be presented. The accepted papers will be uploaded on the ISC website. These papers are not selected into the Proceedings of the EASTS, the Journal of the EASTS, or ATS, but financial support for some of these papers is still applicable.

ATS: ATS will also accept papers submitted by general authors, just like other international journals. Special issues may be prioritized. Call for special issues are announced at the journal’s official website (

3. Important Dates (All in 17:00 Taiwan National  Standard Time – UTC+08:00)

Reviewed Papers (Academic or Practical): Peer reviews are fully done for journal publications and financial support.

September 20, 2020Call for papers

March 15, 2021

February 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

Deadline for submission of full papers
May 14, 2021Notification of review results of full papers
July 9, 2021Deadline for submission of revised papers
July 9, 2021Deadline for registration for presentations at the conference
September 12-15, 2021The 14th International Conference of EASTS in Hiroshima, Japan
September 24, 2021Notification of review results for ATS
November 5, 2021Notification of acceptance of revised papers for Journal of the EASTS
November 27, 2021Publication of Proceedings of the EASTS
December 27, 2021Publication of Journal of the EASTS
December 31, 2021Publication of ATS Vol.7 (both conference and general papers)
December 31, 2022Publication of ATS Vol.8 (both conference and general papers)

Non-Reviewed Papers: Simple reviews are done for conference presentations and financial support.

March 19, 2021Deadline for submission of one-page abstracts
June 11, 2021Notification of acceptance of abstracts for presentations
July 2, 2021Deadline for registration for presentations at the conference
September 12-15, 2021The 14th International Conference of EASTS in Hiroshima, Japan

NOTE: Submission of the revised papers (Reviewed Papers only) and registration of the conference before the deadline are requirements for inclusion in the conference’s presentation program.

4. Official Language: English

II. Topic Codes

EASTS ISC calls for papers from various fields related to any kind of transportation mode and discipline. Please choose some of the appropriate topic codes shown below when you submit a paper or an abstract.

List of Topic Codes

A: Transportation General

      • – A01 Asia-Specific Issues
      • – A02 Transportation and Poverty Reduction
      • – A03 International Cooperation
      • – A04 Survey and Data Collection
      • – A05 Transportation and Natural Disasters
      • – A06 Historical Studies
      • – A07 Others

B: Transportation Economics and Policy

      • – B01 Pricing
      • – B02 Financing
      • – B03 Project Evaluation
      • – B04 (De)regulation, Organization, Privatization, and Public Management
      • – B05 TDM Policy and Mobility Management
      • – B06 Multimodal and Intermodal Policy
      • – B07 Sustainable Transportation Policy
      • – B08 Others

C: Travel Demand Analysis and Forecast

      • – C01 Travel Behavior Analysis
      • – C02 Travel Demand Modeling and Forecasting
      • – C03 Network Analysis and Traffic Assignment
      • – C04 Others

D: Logistics and Freight Transportation

      • – D01 Logistics and Freight Transportation Policy
      • – D02 International and Inter-Regional Logistics
      • – D03 City Logistics
      • – D04 Operation and Management in Logistics Business
      • – D05 Others

E: Regional Planning and Environment

      • – E01 Urban and Regional Planning
      • – E02 Land Use and Spatial Analysis
      • – E03 Transportation and Environment
      • – E04 Transportation and Energy
      • – E05 Landscape and Urban Design
      • – E06 Tourism and Leisure Activities
      • – E07 Others

F: Environment and Climate Change

G: Public and Non-motorized Transportation

      • – G01 Intercity Railway
      • – G02 Urban Railway, LRT, and Guided Transit System
      • – G03 Bus and BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)
      • – G04 Minibus and Paratransit
      • – G05 Pedestrian and Bicycle
      • – G06 Station/Stop/Terminal Facilities
      • – G07 Transit and Urban/Regional Development
      • – G08 Others

H: Highway Design and Maintenance

      • – H01 Highway Planning and Design Concept
      • – H02 Pavements
      • – H03 Road Maintenance
      • – H04 Parking facilities
      • – H05 Others

I: Road Traffic Engineering

      • – I01 Modeling of Vehicle Maneuvers and Drivers
      • – I02 Traffic Flow Analysis
      • – I03 Highway Capacity and Quality of Service
      • – I04 Network and Road Design
      • – I05 Traffic/Signal Control and Management
      • – I06 Traffic Simulation System and Analysis
      • – I07 Motorcycles
      • – I08 ITS
      • – I09 Others

J: Traffic Accident and Safety

      • – J01 Accident Analysis
      • – J02 Driving Behavior and Safety
      • – J03 ITS Technologies for Safety
      • – J04 Evaluation of Safety Measures
      • – J05 Others

K: Air and Water Transportation

      • – K01 Air/Water Transportation Policy
      • – K02 Port Planning, Engineering, and Management
      • – K03 Airport Planning, Engineering, and Management
      • – K04 Operation and Management of Air/Water Transportation
      • – K05 Others

L: Emerging Technology and New Transport Industry

      • – L01 Emerging Technology (C-ITS/Autonomous/IoT)
      • – L02 New Transport Industry (Car Sharing/Car Pool/Bike Sharing/Uber/Personal Mobility)
      • – L03 Impact Analysis
      • – L04 Others

P: Practical themes

      • – P01 Engineering, Technology, and Design
      • – P02 Policy, Planning, and Management
      • – P03 Institutional and Financial Aspects
      • – P04 Others

For the papers of IRGs ( members, the creation of special sessions might be possible depending on the number of submitted papers for each IRGs. Separate topic codes will be available during the paper submission process.

III. Contact ISC

If you have any inquiry about the paper submission, please do not hesitate to contact:

Yu-Chiun Chiou (Professor of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Chairperson of the ISC (International Scientific Committee), EASTS



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