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International Traffic Safety Conference

The number of road traffic deaths continues to rise steadily, reaching 1.35 million in 2016, as reported by (WHO 2018). To add to this, road traffic injuries are now the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5–29 years. The concern about road safety has significantly grown over the past years globally and in Qatar. The National Road Safety Action Plan was developed in 2013 as the first step towards achieving the ambitious vision outlined in the Qatar Road Safety Strategy (2013-2022) for "a safe road transport system that protects all road users from death and serious injury". One of the action plans is to organize a bi-annual traffic safety conference to bring experts, scholars and practitioners of road safety together. In 2018, the 1st International Traffic Safety Conference (ITSC 2018) was organized in Doha from 26 – 27 November under the patronage of His Excellency, The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The goal of ITSC is to showcase practical approaches and innovative solutions through multi-track platforms. As a continuation of this successful conference, the 2nd ITSC will be held on 21st and 22nd of March 2022 under the Patronage of His Excellency, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and President of the National Traffic Safety Committee, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani. The main objectives are to recognize the transportation needs for the developing countries and to introduce, improve and strengthen arrangements for monitoring serious injuries from road traffic accidents to facilitate action to meet the new targets for the Decade of Action for Road Safety. Moreover, to encourage developing and implementing comprehensive legislation and policies to decrease the numbers of deaths and injuries in these countries. ITSC 2022 will jointly be organized by Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center- Qatar University, and National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) - Ministry of Interior, in collaboration with Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Public Health, General Directorate of Traffic, and Public Works Authority.

COVID 19- ITSC 2022 Status Update

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and with the main objective to preserve the well-being of our delegates, this conference format will be hybrid (Virtual and In-person). All international presenters will have the opportunity to present online.

The online conference programme will comprise both accepted papers and presentations upon receiving approval from their authors. The conference programme will be available on this website.

Important Dates

  • Abstract/Full Paper Submission Deadline: December 31st 2021
  • Review Results: January 31st 2022
  • Camera Ready (revised abstracts) submission: February 28th 2022
  • Conference: March 21st-22nd 2022

Theme and Topics:

The proposed conference theme is: "Towards A World-Class Safe and Sustainable Transport and Traffic System for Developing Countries". The following are the proposed topics (but not limited to):

  • Transport Safety
  • Public Transportation
  • Traffic Flow Analysis and Control
  • Road Geometric Design
  • Naturalistic Driving Behaviour
  • Intelligent Transportation System
  • Crash Data Analysis and Prediction
  • Multimodal Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Injury Prevention
  • Traffic Mobility and Accessibility
  • Big Data in Traffic Safety
  • Sustainability in Traffic and Transportation
  • Transport Economics
  • Law Enforcement
  • In-Vehicle Technology
  • Road Safety Awareness Programs
  • Youth and Traffic Safety
  • Education and Road Safety
  • Road Users Behaviour
  • Emergency Services
  • Personal Mobility Devices
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Transport Policy
  • Telematics in Road Safety

Conference Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Qatar

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