7th International scientific conference

Transportation Engineering and Sustainable Transport - ICTEST 2017


15-17 May 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Conference Organizers

Moscow State University of Civil Engineering 

Research-and-Development and Engineering Institution "Venture"

Information support

Institute of Civil Engineering of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University


Call for papers

Topic fields are:

(01)         Construction and Maintenance of Road, Rail Track,Tunnels and Bridges

(02)         Transport Geotechnics

(03)         Computer Techniques and Simulations. Intelligent traffic signaling systems

(04)         Traction Vehicles

(05)         Electric Transport

(06)         Power Supply of Transport Systems

(07)         Traffic Planning and Traffic Safety

(08)         Infrastructure Projects and Infrastructure Management

(09)         Energy efficiency and Energy Saving Solutions for Transportation sector.

(10)         Energy saving materials and structures for transportation facilities;

(11)         Clean fuels.

(12)         Sustainable transport. Electric and hybrid Vehicles, Hydrogen vehicle

Paper Submission

Origin, Motivation and Contribution

Please note that papers must be original research manuscripts, never published before, and not under consideration for publication in any other conference proceeding (journal etc.). All papers are supposed to present novel research results of international interest. Papers need to be related to the main topic of the conference and conference topic fields. We publish papers written in good English only.

If a paper contains figures or tables taken from other sources, the author must get the respective permission for reproduction them from the corresponding publishers.

How to register yourself and upload the paper

Upload your paper (in MS Word) in strict accordance to the author's template at easychair.org by using your username and password and follow this link https://easychair.org/

How to prepare DOC files for upload

The conference language and the paper language is English. Make sure that all text elements, formulas, tables, signs and inscriptions in figures are in English. The Greek alphabet is valid in formulas. The manuscript must be in DOC (or DOCX) file. Your paper in MS Word is in strict accordance to the authors template. At the conference all papers have to be presented by one author at least. Both oral and poster reports are accepted. The language of reports and discussion is English only.

Manuscript Format

Title   The title may be reprinted in bibliographies and subject indexes, stored in bibliographic databases and cited in other articles. Therefore, the title is an extremely important component of the paper.  A good title of a research paper should: Limit to 12 words, Be easy to understand, Describe the contents of the paper accurately and specifically, Avoid abbreviations and jargon, Not include any verb, Not contain low-impact words such as Some notes on.. Investigations on.. Study of.. , Report the subject of the research rather than the results, Follow the style preference of the target journal.


Abstract   The Abstract is a short version of the full paper. 150250 words, The Abstract starts with a statement of rationale and objectives and reports the methods used, the main results including any newly observed facts, and the principal conclusions and their significance. The Abstract should not contain:Abbreviations or acronyms, References to tables or figures in the paper, Literature citations, General statements


1 Introduction  Introduction defines the nature and extent of the problems studied, relates the research to previous work (usually by a brief review of the literature clearly relevant to the problem), (Studies showed that ), or (Studies have shown that ). Introduction explains the objectives of investigation (The objective of the current study was) and defines any specialized terms or abbreviations to be used in what follows. Introduction leads logically to the hypothesis or principal theme of the paper. Do not repeat well-known facts nor state the obvious.


2 Materials and Methods The purpose of this section is to present what has been done, how, and when, and how the data were analyzed and presented. This section should provide all the information needed to allow another researcher to judge the study or actually repeat the experiment.

The section should include the following:
Description of the study location (climate, soil, to the extent such information is relevant to the study)
Materials used, with exact technical specifications. 
Assumptions made and their rationale
Statistical and mathematical procedures used to analyze and summarize the data.

Methods followed should be described, usually in chronological order, with as much precision and detail as necessary. Standard methods need only be mentioned, or may be described by reference to the literature.
If the method is new it should be described in detail.


3 Results This section presents the new knowledge; therefore, it is the core of the paper. The value of the paper depends on what is contained in this (Results) section, and it must be presented in an absolutely clear manner. It is usually easiest to follow the results if they are presented in the same order as the objectives are presented in the Introduction. Some guidelines on presenting the results:

Present the results simply and clearly
Report only representative data rather than (endlessly) repetitive data
Do not report large masses of data; reduce them to statistically analyzed summary forms and present in tables or figures along with essential statistical information to facilitate understanding and comparing them 
Repeat in the text only the most important findings shown in tables and graphs; in other words, do not repeat in the text all or many of the data presented in tables and figures
Include negative data what was not foundonly if useful for interpreting the results
Include only tables and figures that are necessary, clear, and worth reproducing
Avoid verbose expressions: e.g., instead of saying It is clearly shown in

Tables and figures are an integral part of a well-written scientific paper, and they appear in the Results section (but there are exceptions). While tables present accurate numbers, figures show trends and features. Do not present the same data in tables and graphs.


4 Discussion This is the section where the authors explain meanings and implications of the results. The section pulls everything together and shows the importance and value of the work and is therefore the most innovative and difficult part of the paper to write. The authors skill in interpreting the results in the light of known facts and using the results as evidence for innovative explanations of the observed behavior should push the frontiers of knowledge and arouse the readers enthusiasm. Without such an engaging discussion, the reader may leave saying So what? and move on to other, more interesting papers. A good discussion should:
Not repeat what has already been said in the review of literature
Relate the results to the questions that were set out in the Introduction
Show how the results and interpretations agree, or do not agree, with current knowledge on the subject, i.e., previously published work
Explain the theoretical background of the observed results
Indicate the significance of the results
Suggest future research that is planned or needed to follow up
Deal with only the results reported in the study
Stay away from generalizations and conjectures that are not substantiated by the results presented

Mismatch between stated objectives and discussion/conclusion is a very common problem in many manuscripts. Often, authors make superficial statements such as this work agrees with the work of author X (some unknown authors work) as though the objective of research was to see if the results agreed with some other authors work published 20 or more years earlier. Another common problem in Discussion sections is the tendency to move away from the stated objectives and try to solve all problems. Here is the example of how differently the results obtained in a scientific research can be interpreted.

The story is about the elementary school science experiment to show the

danger of alcohol:

The teacher set up two glasses, one containing water and the other containing gin. A worm was dropped into each glass. The worm in gin died immediately while the worm in water swam around merrily. When the teacher asked the pupils what the experiment showed,

little Johnny blurted out If you drink gin, you wont have worms.


Conclusions Conclusions that have been drawn from the results and subsequent discussion.

Conclusions should, rather than just repeating results, state well-articulated outcomes of the study and briefly suggest future lines of research in the area based on findings reported in the paper.

In poor writing, it is not uncommon to find conclusions such as more research is needed before conclusions can be drawn. In that case, why publish a paper from which conclusions cannot be drawn?


References References are cited in the text by square brackets [1]. Two or more references at a time may be put in one set of brackets [3, 4]. The references are to be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text (e.g., "as discussed by Smith [9]"; "as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]"). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed. The recommended quantity of references is 15-25. The cited papers should be relatively recent (not older than 15 years!)



All accepted papers will be presented in digital format on CD for the discussion on the conference. The Conference committee will distribute the CDs among all participants at their registration.

Only accepted and reported (oral or poster) papers will be included in conference proceedings.

Important Dates

Paper submission till:

30th of March 2017

Notification of acceptance:

30th of April 2017


15th -17th of May 2017

Conference Fee

Participation (publication of one adopted paper 5-10 pages long and paper oral or poster presentation by one of authors) 250 EUR.

The participation for scientists from partners universities is defined by a special fee level.

The participation with poster report could ask for a special fee level.

Accompanying person 90 EUR.

Conference fee for participation covers (for one person): a conference bag with related documents (program and CD, badge, certificates etc.), participation in all sessions and conference events (lunches, coffee breaks, conference banquet).

Conference fee for accompanying person covers: lunches, coffee breaks, conference banquet.

Conference fee does not include accommodation payment. The costs of travel and accommodation paper presenters cover themselves.

All payments from the Russian citizens and organizations are made in rubles.

All payments are made only after acceptance of an article for publication.


Venue and Accommodation


The conference will be held in the Ambassador hotel, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Ambassador Hotel is located in the historic center of St. Petersburg. Nearby there are St. Isaac and St. Nicholas Cathedrals, the world-famous Mariinsky Theater and Yusupov Garden.
Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad) is the second largest city in Russian Federation, politically incorporated as a federal subject of Russian Federation. It is located on the Neva River at the coast of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.

Scientific Committee







PhD, prof.

University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture, bostjan.kovacic@um.si


Aleksey Adamtsevich

PhD, Senior Researcher

Head of Department of Scientific Policy

Moscow State University of Civil Engineering



Nikolai Vatin

D.Sc., professor, director of Civil Engineering Institute

Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University


Erik Bessimbayev

D.Sc., professor, director of Institute

Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I.Satpayev, Almaty


Alberto Borboni

PhD, professor

University of Brescia,


Anatolijs Borodinecs

Prof. Dr.sc.ing., Department of Heat and Gas technology, Institute of Heat, Gas and Water technology

Riga Technical University


Luís Bragança

Prof. Dr. Director of the Building Physics & Technology Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department

University of Minho


Paulo Cachim

PhD, Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

University of Aveiro


Aires Camões

Vice-director Building Physics & Technology Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department

University of Minho


Alexander Chusov

PhD, professor, chief of department

Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University


Ivana Barišić

Ph.D., doc

Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Osijek 



Tomas Hanak

PhD, ass. professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Brno University of Technology hanak.t@fce.vutbr.cz

Czech Republic

Markku Heinisuo

Director of Research Centre of Metal Structures, Dr.Sc. (eng)

Tampere University of Technology


Tadeusz Mikolajczuk


PhD, professor

University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz


Milorad Jovanovski

PhD, professor

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje


Arturas Kaklauskas

D.Sc., professor

Vilnus Gideminas Technical University


Milena Kichekova

Assoc.Prof. Ph.D., head of Department of Construction Engineering

Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar


Milos Knezevic

PhD, ass. professor,

University of Montenegro


Artem Korsun

Prof. Ph.D.

Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture


Volodimir Korsun

Dr.Sc., Professor

Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture


Vladimir Lalin

D.Sc., professor, chief of department

Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University


Sergey Leonovich

Head of the Construction Technology Department, D.Sc., Professor

Belarusian National Technical University


Boris Melnikov

D.Sc., professor, chief of department

Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University


Darko Moslavac

PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje


Volodimir Mushchanov

Vice-Rector for Research, Head of the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Department, D.Sc., professor

Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture


Roman Orlovich

D.Sc., professor

West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin


Leonids Pakrastiņš

Dr.sc.ing., Director of the Structural Engineering and Reconstruction Institute of the Faculty of Civil Engineering

Riga Technical University


Mikhail Petrichenko

D.Sc., professor, chief of department

Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University


Zdenka Popovic

D.Sc., professor,
Head of Department of Roads, Airports and Railways

University of Belgrade


Miroslav Premrov

D.Sc., professor,
Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering

University of Maribor


Biljana Stamatovic

D.Sc., professor

Donja Gorica
University of Donja Gorica


Vesna Žegarac- Leskovar

PhD, ass. professor

University of Maribor
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Architecture




Post mailing address

Vavilovih  4-1-455
Saint Petersburg,
195220, Russia

Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Aleksey Adamtsevich

mob. +7926 463 7255

Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Nikolai Vatin

mob. +79219643762

Conference coordinator
Boštjan Kovačič

mob. +38268415 209