24th Swiss Transport Research Conference

STRC | 2024


Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland


May 15-17, 2024


FHNW | University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Institute of Civil Engineering: Prof. Dr. Alexander Erath & Dr. Michael van Eggermond

HSLU | University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne HSLU, Institute for Tourism and Mobility, Competence Center of Mobility: Prof. Dr. Timo Ohnmacht & Noah Balthasar


Speaker Affiliation Title Download
Prof. Dr. Becky Loo University of Hong Kong A paradigm shift in transportation -
Prof. Dr. Eva Heinen TU Dortmund - -
Prof. Dr. Travis Waller TU Dresden How we move into the future: Automated transport planning that leverages pervasive data and evolutionary algorithms for humancentric mobility -
Prof. Dr. Bert van Wee TU Delft Controversial policies: Growing support after implementation -

About Prof. Dr. Becky Loo

Becky P.Y. Loo is Professor of Geography at the University of Hong Kong, and Chair Professor of Jiangxi Normal University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, United Kingdom. Becky also holds an Honourary Professorship at University College London (UCL) and Beijing Jiaotong University. Her core research interests are i) transit, walkability and urban form; ii) road safety and spatial analysis; iii) sustainability and transport decarbonization; and iv) smart cities.

Becky is Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of Travel Behaviour and Society and Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography. Her research papers are advancing the state-of-the-art in transport geography and her papers are often published in top-ranking journals with impact beyond her discipline. She is committed to fostering people-oriented and place-based interdisciplinary research. Her outstanding contributions to the local community have been recognized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government with the conferment of the Justice of Peace (JP) title.

About Prof. Dr. Eva Heinen

Eva Heinen is a Professor of Transport Planning at the TU Dortmund and will soon (1.7.24) start as a Professor of Transportation and Mobility Planning at ETH Zürich. She obtained her PhD at Delft University of Technology and after being a researcher at Cambridge University, she began her tenure-track career at the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies, where she was promoted to associate and full professor before moving to Germany. Eva is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Cycling and Micromobility Research and an editorial member of several other journals.

Eva has a strong interest in methodological improvement and policy-relevant research and has experience with collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data. Her research is strongly interdisciplinary and her core research interests include the impact of the built and social environment on travel behaviour, causal inference, active travel, emissions, and new forms of mobilities.

About Prof. Dr. Travis Waller

Steven “Travis” Waller is the Lighthouse Professor and Chair of Transport Modelling and Simulation at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, as well as a Professor at the Australian National University (ANU). Until his relocation to Germany in March 2022 he was Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney with previous roles at UNSW including Deputy Dean of Research (Faculty of Engineering), Founding and Executive Director of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) and the Advisian Chair of Transport Innovation. He began his tenure-track career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001 and, subsequently, at the University of Texas at Austin (where he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2007 and full Professor in 2011).

Travis explores the modelling and simulation of complex transportation networks with particular emphasis of emerging technology and the inclusion of social values. Particular applications have emphasized inherent system characteristics (e.g., dynamic assignment, adaptive equilibrium, strategic equilibrium), ethical quantification (e.g., environmental justice, equity, resilience) and emerging technology for planning tools (e.g., automation, decision-support). Across the aforementioned and related areas, he has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, supervised 43 completed PhD students and conducted over 60 funded research projects for 40 global sponsors.

About Prof. Dr. Bert van Wee

Bert van Wee is professor in Transport Policy at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, faculty Technology, Policy and Management (since 2003). His main interests are in long-term developments in transport, in particular in the areas of accessibility, land-use transport interaction, (evaluation of) large infrastructure projects, the environment, safety, policy analyses and ethics.

His research interests are in transport policy relevant issues, such as environmental impacts, accessibility, evaluation of policies, plans, and infrastructure projects, land-use and transport interaction, transport and ethics, and the role of technology in the transport system and related policy relevant effects.

Conference Schedule

















Registration and sandwich lunch


Keynote 1

14:00-15:00 Prof. Dr. Bert van Wee

Coffee break



15:20-16:40 Session 1A, 1B, 1C Details (PDF available soon)
Time 1A 1B 1C
15:20 1.1 1.5 1.9
15:40 1.2 1.6 1.10
16:00 1.3 1.7 1.11
16:20 1.4 1.8 1.12

Coffee break



17:00-18:00 Session 2A, 2B, 2C Details (PDF available soon)
Time 2A 2B 2C
17:00 2.1 2.4 2.7
17:20 2.2 2.5 2.8
17:40 2.3 2.6 2.9

Guided tour through Monte Verità




Film screening




Keynote 2

08:30-09:30 Prof. Dr. Becky Loo

Coffee break



09:50-11:00 Sessions 3A, 3B, 3C Details (PDF available soon)
Time 3A 3B 3C
9:50 3.1 3.5 3.9
10:10 3.2 3.6 3.10
10:30 3.3 3.7 3.11
10:50 3.4 3.8 3.12

Coffee break



11:30-12:30 Sessions 4A, 4B, 4C Details (PDF available soon)
Time 4A 4B 4C
11:30 4.1 4.4 4.7
11:50 4.2 4.5 4.8
12:10 4.3 4.6 4.9



Committee meeting


Keynote 3

14:30-15:30 Prof. Dr. Travis Waller

Coffee break



15:50-16:50 Sessions 5A, 5B, 5C Details (PDF available soon)
Time 5A 5B 5C
15:50 5.1 5.4 5.7
16:10 5.2 5.5 5.8
16:30 5.3 5.6 5.9

Coffee break



17:10-18:10 Sessions 6A, 6B, 6C Details (PDF available soon)
Time 6A 6B 6C
17:10 6.1 6.4 6.7
17:30 6.2 6.5 6.8
17:50 6.3 6.6 6.9



Gala dinner





09:40-10:40 Sessions 7A, 7B, 7C Details (PDF available soon)
Time 7A 7B 7C
9:40 7.1 7.4 7.7
10:00 7.2 7.5 7.8
10:20 7.3 7.6 7.9



Keynote 4

11:00-12:00 Prof. Dr. Eva Heinen

Closing of the conference



Please direct all questions to: strc@hslu.ch

And please note the CfP for the year 2024.