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Rapidly evolving problems and policy contexts are compelling us to advance the state-of-the-art of survey methods, tools, strategies and protocols, while assuring the stability and coherence of the data from which trends can be tracked and understood. The Portugal conference will build on outputs from previous conferences and try to address these emerging research issues. It will place particular emphasis on two related elements:

1. Traditional survey methods. For which kind of data do we still need travel surveys? How can we treat traditional challenges (sampling, response rate, respondent burden, data quality…) with new technologies and emerging survey techniques?

2. Big data. More and more passive big data are available in transport and mobility. How can we assess their quality and representativeness, can we develop automatic processes to enrich and use them, how can we combine them with more traditional data collection?

We still need travel surveys but what are the consequences of new data sources? Which kind of data still need to be produced by travel surveys? Are there specific challenges for traditional question (sampling, response rate, respondent burden, data quality…) within traditional or new and emerging survey techniques?


Abstracts on any aspect of transport survey methods are eligible, but we particularly encourage those that address the two main themes of the conference above and the priority topics that have arisen through past conferences that are listed below.

Abstracts of 1,000 words are required, and should include full contact information for the corresponding author(s). Workshop themes will be defined in accordance with proposed abstracts. Papers will be presented in workshop or poster sessions.

Please submit your abstracts in English by June 15th, 2019 via Easychair: ISCTSC2020 ( Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance on October 2019. Full Papers will be due February 15th 2022.


Instructions for Authors

Papers should in the range of 4,000 to 6,000 words plus, if needed, a modest number of tables, figures and/or illustrations. Include an abstract of 100 words maximum. For structure, style and reference citation, please use the template below:

•  Template DOC format

Template LATEX format


Because the template is not totally identical to the one on easychair. You can get the good templates on easychair when you login as authors under "templates"


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