Warm greetings from the EASTS ECR Forum Organising Committee!

       The Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) conference brings together professionals, early career researchers (ECRs), and Research Higher Degree (RHD) students who are not only eager to meet and hear from fellow scholars and professionals in the transportation industry but are also keen to share their excellent work and experiences on transportation research.

       EASTS, along with the Women in Transport Leadership (WITL) Knowledge Network, would like to invite RHD students and ECRs in the field of Transportation to come together to attend the 2nd EASTS ECR Forum. The theme of the ECR Forum is:

Shaping more resilient transport professionals in the new normal and beyond   

       Specifically, the ECR Forum aims to (1) strengthen the research skills of students and ECRs through knowledge-sharing with academics, particularly on conducting and publishing research in Transportation amidst the current situation, (2) facilitate discussions among students, ECRs, and industry leaders, particularly on the opportunities and challenges for future professional development, and (3) provide opportunities to establish networks and linkages among fellow transportation researchers and professionals in the region.

       The Forum aims to provide an inclusive platform to the broader research community. We highly encourage Ph.D. students in the late stages of their research candidature (2nd, 3rd year, or over), or early career researchers (maximum of 5 years post-PhD), and women to apply. We are interested in the participation of researchers who research Global South or Asia-specific transport research topics.

       This ECR Forum will be held online via Zoom on 10-11 September 2021. It is free to registered participants.

       If you are interested in attending this ECR Forum, please complete the online Expression of Interest form HERE by 11 August 2021. Selected participants will be notified of the finalized program by 31 August 2021. If the link does not work, please copy the link below and paste it on a browser https://melbourneuni.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FydCUFMYXexGAK   

       Your participation in this program is highly appreciated. Please feel free to forward this to your colleagues and students.

       If you have questions or suggestions, please send an email to ecr.easts2021@gmail.com. This online Forum is supported by EASTS, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

       Stay healthy, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

       Second EASTS ECR Forum organizing committee 

      1. Ms. Katrina Ganzon, University of Melbourne
      2. Dr. Noor Azreena Kamaluddin, Universiti Teknologi MARA
      3. Mr. Hoai Nguyen Pham, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
      4. Dr. Somsiri Siewwuttanagul, Mahidol University
      5. Mr. Dadang Utomo, University of Melbourne

       Advisor: Dr. Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, WITL and University of Melbourne