News & Updates


The ATRF Executive Committee and the ATRF 2022 Local Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the 43nd Australasian Transport Research Forum will be held at Flinders University (Tonsley Campus), Adelaide from 28-30 September 2022. The call for papers PDF: 243 KB has been released. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 3 June 2022. More details about the conference will be made available in the near future.

Submissions may be made via the EasyChair system. Authors not already registered on EasyChair will need to create an account to access the templates and submit their papers. More details are available as downloads within EasyChair. Templates for authors can be downloaded from:


The 42nd Australasian Transport Research Forum was successfully held on 8-10 December 2021 at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. The following papers were recognised as :

  • The J H Taplin Prize for the best paper at the conference was awarded to James Reynolds, David Pham and Graham Currie for their paper: “Do Trackless Trams Need Stronger Roads? The Weight of Evidence”.
  • The David Willis Memorial Prize for the best paper by a young researcher was conferred to Shah Kalid Khan (RMIT) for the paper entitled: “Dynamic Assessment of Regulation and Policy Framework in the Cybersecurity of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles”.
  • The inaugural David A. Hensher prize PDF: 500 KB for the best paper in transport demand modelling was awarded to Thomas Hancock, Stephane Hess, Charisma Choudhury and Panagiotis Tsoleridis for their paper entitled: “Decision field theory: an extension for real-world settings”.


ATRF 2020 Webinar: 'Work Beyond COVID-19' – 30 November 2020

In lieu of this year’s annual conference, the ATRF Scientific Committee held a free Webinar on the issue of Work Beyond COVID-19. Topics such as workplace and wellbeing, resilience, new global trends in mobility and the role of spatial and temporal flexibility will form lively debate and interaction.

A copy of the event brochure is available here ATRF 2020: 'Work Beyond COVID-19'

A recording of the event is available at and a follow-up post by Professor Glenn Lyons is available at