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The Israeli Association of Transportation Research Annual Conference 2023

18/05/2023: הכנס השנתי של האגודה הישראלית למחקר תחבורה

הכנס השנתי של האגודה הישראלית למחקר תחבורה (איל"ת) יתקיים ב-18 במאי 2023 בתל אביב. האגודה מזמינה סטודנטים/יות וחוקרים/ות צעירים/ות להציע הצעות להרצאות בנושאי תחבורה שונים.



The 3rd ISTRC Annual Conference

27-28/06/2023 The 3rd Annual & Students Conference of the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center

This year, the ISTRC Annual Conference and the ISTRC Students Conference are merged together into a unified event: The 3rd Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center Annual & Students Conference.

    A 2 days academic interdisciplinary conference covering all areas of transportation research. The goal is to connect research in Smart Transportation with advanced practice and to bring together leading experts and promising young researchers.
    We invite Researchers from all sectors as well as Students to submit an abstract (see instructions in the Call for Abstracts).

Abstract Submission Deadline
: April 17, 2023
Conference Dates: June 27-28, 2023

Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer, Israel

Ayelet Gal-Tzur, Natan Pinhas, Gila Albert
Contact email

Professional Committees Workshop 2023

ISTRC Professional Committee Members Workshop 2023 – Roundtable Event – RECORDING

February 05, 2023

The ISTRC Professional Committee Members Workshop 2023 - Roundtable Event was held in collaboration with ISERD (Israel-Europe Research & Innovation Directorate).
The workshop was designed to unite groups of researchers towards Horizon Europe 2023-24 Calls in the Smart Transportation domain:

  • Get familiar with relevant Horizon Europe 2023-24 Calls
  • Get familiar and network with potential partners from all sectors

10 selected Calls were chosen by the ISTRC Professional Committees' chairs to be presented at the workshop, while the following 3 Calls were discussed in the "Round Tables" facilitated by ISERD and ISTRC:

  1. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-08: Improved transport infrastructure performance – Innovative digital tools and solutions to monitor and improve the management and operation of transport infrastructure
  2. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-06: Optimising multimodal network and traffic management, harnessing data from infrastructures, mobility of passengers and freight transport
  3. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-09: Policies and governance shaping the future transport and mobility systems

A summary of the selected Calls (in Hebrew) is available HERE


Event’s Goals and Program
Tchiya Allon, General Manager, ISTRC
Prof. Erel Avineri, Afeka Academic College of Engineering

Information about the ISTRC 2023 Annual and Student Conference
Dr. Ayelet Gal-Tzur, Ruppin Academic Center

Daniella Gera Margaliot, Deputy Managing Director, Smart Mobility Initiative

Success story - The Municipality of Eilat
Assaf Admon, Head of Eilat-Eilot Environmental Unit

Selected Horizon Calls – Overview and Tips
Hagit Schwimmer, Senior Director, ISERD
Asaf Aharon, Head of Sector, ISERD

February 05, 2023

Afeka Academic College of Engineering in Tel Aviv

ISTRC Professional Committees' Members and Smart Transportation researchers (academy, industry and public sector)

Prof. Erel Avineri (Afeka Academic College of Engineering), Prof. Eyal Yaniv (Bar-Ilan University), Tchiya Allon (ISTRC)

Meet the Industry - Public Sector Webinar 2022

“Meet the Industry and the Public Sector” Webinar – RECORDING

December 27, 2022

All researchers in the Israeli academy

Provide a glimpse into industry and public sector challenges & opportunities in order to promote collaborative research.


  • Promote academy-industry / public sector research collaboration, aligned with the center’s Smart Transportation Zero Externalities Vision.
  • Get familiar with:
    1. Initiatives in the Smart Transportation field in Israel
    2. Their research interest
    3. Contact person to collaborate with


Thiya Allon, General Manager, ISTRC

The National Initiative For Autonomous Public Transportation - an Israeli Innovation Authorities Project/Experiment
Dror Ben David, Initiative Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Waze for Cities
Noam Reshef, Partnerships Community Manager, Waze

The Municipality of Eilat
Assaf Admon, Head of Eilat-Eilot Environmental Unit

Andromeda TeleOperation Consortium’s Technology and Beyond
Eli Shapira, System Architect, Andromeda

CASPT 2022

06-10/11/2022: The 15th International Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport 2022 (CASPT2022)

The 15th International Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport (CASPT2022) will be held in Tel Aviv (Israel) from 6th to 10th of November 2022.
It will be in conjunction with the 8th International Workshop and Symposium on Research and Applications on the Use of Passive Data from Public Transport (TRANSIT DATA).

ISERD - Horizon 2023-24

ISERD – Horizon Europe 2023-2024 – Calls for Proposals in Smart Mobility and Clean Transportation

ISERD - Israel-Europe Research & Innovation Directorate is Israel's national contact point for participation in the European Framework programme and is also responsible for promoting the participation of Israeli entities in the European Framework Programmes and in bilateral and multilateral research and innovation activities with European countries.

Horizon Europe is the 9th European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the years 2021-2027.
Horizon Europe is promoting excellence and providing support to top researchers and innovators to ensure a green, healthy and resilient Europe.

Draft versions of the Calls of Proposals for years 2023-2024 under the European R&I funding program - Horizon Europe - are available, and you can start working and enjoy the benefits of early start!

Please refer to ISERD's Leaflets (in the links below) for exploring funding and collaboration opportunities for any kind of innovation technologies and methods in the fields of Smart Mobility and Clean Transportation.

  • Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM)
  • Multimodal transport, infrastructure and logistics
  • Safety and resilience
  • Zero-emission road transport
  • Aviation
  • Waterborne transport
  • Impact of transport on environment and human health
  • Battery value chain
  • Emerging breakthrough technologies and climate solutions

For more details, please contact Hagit Schwimmer.