Call for abstracts
The call for abstracts for the Thredbo 16 conference is now open. It will close on 31 December 2018.
The Thredbo Conference Series is, first and foremost, about our delegates and their contributions. Through their thoughtful insights and the papers they prepare and present, informed discussions transpire which lead to the final conference report. Papers are invited from policy makers, planners, decision makers on infrastructure and service operators, consultants, researchers, academics and students with contributions encouraged on/from developing, as well as mature, economies.
Papers are invited that address one of the following eight workshop themes of the conference:
- Workshop 1: Models of Mainstream Public Transport Provision
- Workshop 2: Practical Considerations in Implementing Different Institutional Regimes
- Workshop 3: Emerging Business Models and Implications for the Transport Ecosystem
- Workshop 4: Realising the Potential Benefits of Demand-Responsive Travel
- Workshop 5: How Much Regulation should Disruptive Transportation Technologies be Subject to?
- Workshop 6: Better Service Delivery through Modal Integration
- Workshop 7: Assessing the Wider Benefits of Public Transport Projects
- Workshop 8: Beyond the Farebox: Sustainable Funding of Public Transport by Better Understanding Service Values
Full details of each workshop theme may be found on the Workshops page.
You will be asked to select a workshop when you submit your abstract. The conference will feature one and a half days of plenary sessions and two days of interactive workshops; delegates remain with their workshop throughout the workshop sessions in order to contribute to the evolving debate and discussion.
Early career professionals (less than ten years active in the field of transport, as an academic or practitioner) may nominate in the abstract submission process to have a paper, for which they are primary author, considered for the Michael Beesley Award. This award was established in honour of Professor Michael Beesley who was one of the most influential transport economists of his time and was co-founder (with Professor David Hensher) of the Thredbo conference series.
A selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be published in peer reviewed conference proceedings.
The maximum word length for abstracts is 500 words. All abstracts must be prepared in English. Multiple abstract submissions are permitted, however, only one oral presentation will be invited per delegate. Only papers with an author who is a registered delegate and is able to present the paper will be included in the conference program. Please check your data carefully before submitting; changes or additions will not be accepted after submission.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference program committee and authors notified of the outcome by the end of February 2019. Authors who submit an abstract with particular merit and fit to broad conference themes may be invited to prepare a paper for a plenary presentation.
Full papers will need to be submitted by 31 July 2019. Late papers will not be considered. Each paper must be prepared in Word using the template and guidelines provided and written in good English. Papers that fail to follow these instructions will not be included in the conference program. 10 minutes will be allowed for presentation of each paper, with a maximum of 10 PowerPoint slides.
All abstracts are to be submitted via the online submission process hosted by EasyChair. To submit your abstract you will need to have a (free) account with EasyChair.
If you have an EasyChair account:
Go to Log in to EasyChair for Thredbo 16 and sign into your account. Click on the New Submission tab and then carefully follow the steps on that page to submit your abstract following all instructions provided and clicking on Submit at the bottom of the page once you are sure all the information provided is correct. Once you submit your abstract you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of the abstract, as will any co-authors indicated as corresponding authors. Abstracts cannot be modified once submitted.
If you do not have an EasyChair account:
Go to Create an EasyChair Account and follow the steps indicated. You will receive an email to the email address you have registered with a link to activate your account. You will then need to complete a few more details online and your account will then be created. You will then be provided with this option: “To log in for Thredbo 16 click here”. Please login and then click on the New Submission tab (top left of the page), review and agree to the Terms of Service, click on the New Submission tab again and then carefully follow the steps on that page to submit your abstract following all instructions provided. Click on Submit at the bottom of the page once you are sure all the information provided is correct. Once you submit your abstract you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of the abstract, as will any co-authors indicated as corresponding authors. Abstracts cannot be modified once submitted.
If you have technical difficulties during the submission process there is a Help option in every EasyChair screen (top right of the page).
For any other questions about the Call for Abstracts please email the Conference Manager.