7th International scientific conference
Transportation Engineering and Sustainable Transport - ICTEST 2017
15-17 May 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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
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
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 author’s 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.
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. 150–250 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:
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
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
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:
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 author’s work)’’ as though the objective of research was to see if the results agreed with some other author’s 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 won’t 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 . 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 "; "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.
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