The ‘Call for Abstracts’ for the 2020 AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference are now open.

The 2020 AITPM Conference will be held in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  The conference will open with a Welcome Reception on the evening of Tuesday 28 July; the main conference will take place on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 July, followed by workshops/forums held on Friday 31 July.

The conference features three streams:

  • Traffic Engineering and Management;
  • Transport Planning; and
  • Transport and Land Use Modelling.

Within these streams, authors are asked to identify their key areas of interest from the list in the following table. Other new innovative topics within these streams are welcome.

Traffic Engineering and Management Transport PlanningTransport and Land Use Modelling
  • Corridor optimisation for traffic and buses
  • Parking Infrastructure
  • Healthy Streets
  • Road safety
  • Safe Systems approach
  • Freight Management and Transport Logistics
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Advanced Technology and Automation
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Managed motorways operation
  • Road pricing
  • Smart Road infrastructure
  • Heavy Vehicle Access
  • Land Use Traffic Generation
  • Design for Pedestrian Access
  • Planning policy and legislation
  • Integrated Transport Plans and Strategies
  • Land Use/ Transport integration
  • Rail, bus, tram, light rail, ferry and multimodal interchange planning
  • Transport Corridor and Alignment Planning
  • Public Transport Streets
  • Behaviour Change
  • Travel Demand Management
  • Parking Policy
  • Smart Cities
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Active Transport Initiatives and walking and cycling plans
  • Transport Funding and Pricing
  • Transport Economics
  • Environmental Planning for Transport Infrastructure
  • Port and airport planning and design
  • New methods of community engagement
  • Multi-modal Modelling
  • Public Transport Optimisation
  • Freight and Logistics
  • Land-Use/Transport Integration for Demand Modelling
  • Data Visualisation
  • Pedestrian and Cycling Demand Forecasting
  • Transport Modelling, Forecasting and Simulation
  • Activity Based Modelling
  • Transport Analysis and  Big Data
  • Animation and Virtual Reality Methods
  • Macro, Meso and Microscopic Modelling and Simulation
  • Exploiting the Internet of Things


  • Multiple areas of interested may be nominated for a single paper
  • Abstracts are grouped by three streams for review purposes however the conference may include four streams subject to the topics received during the abstract review.

Abstract submission process

  • Abstracts must be submitted as a written submission and/or video using the online form (including headshot) by Saturday 30 November 2019
  • Applicants will be informed whether or not their abstract has been accepted by the end of January 2020
  • Successful applicants will be invited to prepare their paper and PowerPoint presentation (following specified formatting guidelines) and submit for review by 30 March 2020
  • Each paper and presentation will be reviewed by members of the Selection Panel who will determine whether the paper and presentation should be accepted, revised or rejected
  • Applicants will then be advised of the reviewers’ decisions and any revisions that may be required, by 6 May 2020
  • The deadline for final presentations and papers is 30 May 2020
  • Where an accepted paper has multiple authors, at least one of the authors must be present at the conference
  • Presenters are eligible for a discounted registration rate, but are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and expenses

Any queries should be directed to

Submit Abstract


This summary will be what is published in the Conference Handbook and should be written in a way to encourage people to attend your presentation. This should be no longer than two paragraphs.

No more than 200 words

Maximum 300 words

50 words maximum. This will be used by the Session Chair for your introduction if successful.

150 words maximum. This will be used in written publications

For all other authors, please include their full name, organisation, state, short bio and long bio

Please upload a good quality headshot for use in the conference program

Please upload a good quality headshot for use in the conference program

Please upload a good quality headshot for use in the conference program

Please upload a good quality headshot for use in the conference program