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The 4th ISTRC Annual Conference

27/06/2024: The 4th Annual & Students Conference of the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center

The 4th Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center Annual & Students Conference was hosted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on the 27th of June 2024.

This year's annual conference is overshadowed by the tragic events that unfolded on October 7th, 2023, in the Western Negev, where over 1,300 Israelis lost their lives, communities were devastated, roads turned into kill zones, reliable information was scarce, and residents were forced to flee and evacuate their homes to avoid harm. In respect, the conference was held in Beer Sheva at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, spotlighting the crucial issue of safeguarding transportation resilience in the face of disruptions and disasters.

The scope of the conference considers all aspects of transport systems research, including (but not limited) to: Vehicle and transport modes, Traffic management and control, Innovative transportation services, Transportation policy, Transportation planning, Transportation and road users’ behavior, Transport safety, Transport security, Automation and connectivity, Transportation systems in the context of Smart Cities.

DATE: June 27, 2024

LOCATION: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva


09:15-09:45 Registration and Welcome
09:45-10:15 Greetings and Introduction ♦ Prof. Raz Jelinek - VP and Dean for Research and Development, BGU
♦ Prof. Eran Ben-Elia - Head, BGU CITI Center for Intelligent Transportation and Innovation
10:15-11:15 Keynote ♦ Prof. Yoram Shiftan - Head, ISTRC
From Restoration to Resilience - Can Technology Recover Transportation Systems?
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Session 1 - Parallel Sessions ♦ Public Transport & Shared Mobility
Senate Hall (Building 71)
Chair: Prof. Eran Ben-Elia
♦ Autonomous Vehicles
Barkan Hall (Building 70)
Chair: Prof. Igal Bilik
13:00-14:00 Lunch Formula Student Exposition
13:45-14:45 Poster Sessions ♦ Civil, Chemical & Electric Engineering
♦ Road users: Behavior, Safety & Health
♦ Autonomous Vehicles
♦ Public Transport & Shared Mobility
♦ Traffic Control & Algorithms
14:45 -15:45 Session 2 - Parallel Sessions ♦ Road Users: Safety, Health & Ethics
Senate Hall (Building 71)
Chair: Prof. Tal Oron Gilad
♦ Algorithms, Optimization & Big Data
Barkan Hall (Building 70)
Chair: Prof. Hillel Bar-Gera
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:45 Panel Discussion:
Resilience to Disruption - Is Smart Transportation the Solution?
♦ Prof. Tal Oron Gilad - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, BGU
16:45-17:15 Prizes and Concluding Remarks ♦ Prof. Eran Ben-Elia - Head, BGU CITI Center for Intelligent Transportation and Innovation


Eran Ben-Elia, Tal-Oron Gilad, Igal Bilik, Hillel Bar-Gera

MFTS 2024

04-06/09/2024: MFTS: The 5th Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic System

ISTRC is a main sponsor of the 5th Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems (MFTS) which is organized and managed by the Technion. The international symposium is scheduled to take place on September 4-6, 2024 in Heraklion, Crete.

CONFERENCE DATES: September 4-6, 2024


ISTRC - ISERD Pilot for Horizon 2024 Calls

ISTRC – ISERD: Pilot for Horizon 2024 Calls in Smart Transportation – Roundtable Event

February 25, 2024

Technion, Water Research Institute

With the goal to increase the number of submissions to the Horizon 2024 Program in the area of Smart Mobility, ISTRC, together with ISERD, joined effort, and tailor a pilot towards Horizon Calls with deadline on September 5, 2024.

In this pilot we are aiming to provide a holistic support; maximizing ISERD tools & services as well as the ISTRC network and connections, to unite teams of researchers and to submit winning proposals.

As part of this effort, we hosted a roundtable event, with discussion groups led by scientific managers, each focusing on one specific "Horizon 2024 Call".


  1. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-04: AI for advanced and collective perception and decision making for CCAM applications (CCAM Partnership)
    Scientific Manager: Dr. Igal Bilik, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    Coordinator: We are looking for a coordinator, if you are interested please fill out this FORM.
  2. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-12: A new framework to improve traffic safety culture in the EU
    Scientific Manager and Coordinator: Prof. Wafa Elias, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering
  3. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-11: Effects of disruptive changes in transport: towards resilient, safe and energy efficient mobility
  4. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-09: Policies and governance shaping the future transport and mobility systems
  5. HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-06: Optimising multimodal network and traffic management, harnessing data from infrastructures, mobility of passengers and freight transport

Details about all the "Horizon 2024 Calls" in Smart Transportation to be submitted by September 5, 2024 can be found HERE.

Asaf Aharon, Head of Sector, ISERD
Tchiya Allon, General Manager, ISTRC

ISTRC Webinar - Call for research proposals - Ministry of Science

WEBINAR: Call for Research Proposals in the Fields of Smart Mobility and Transportation Infrastructure and Safety for 2023 – RECORDING

המרכז הישראלי למחקר בתחבורה חכמה
ערך וובינר בנוגע לקול קורא למחקר בנושאי תחבורה חכמה, בטיחות ותשתיות תחבורה לשנת 2023, שפרסם משרד החדשנות, המדע והטכנולוגיה, בשיתוף עם משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים, ונתיבי ישראל.

מטרת הוובינר
המרכז יארח את נציגי כל השותפים, אשר יציגו את מטרותיהם בקול קורא זה, כמו גם דגשים ותחומי מיקוד להצעות המחקר, ויספקו הבהרות לשאלות.

מועד הוובינר

קהל היעד
חוקרים.ות בתחום התחבורה החכמה

הקלטות של הוובינר

תחיה אלון – מנהלת מרכז המחקר הישראלי למחקר בתחבורה חכמה, טכניון

הימת יונס – מנהלת אגף חדשנות ותחבורה חכמה, משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים

ד"ר שי סופר – המדען הראשי, משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים

ד"ר רמי אהרוני – מנהל תחום הנדסה וטכנולוגיות מתקדמות, משרד החדשנות, המדע והטכנולוגיה

רויטל לוי – מנהלת אגף מו"פ הנדסי, נתיבי ישראל

בועז ברזילי – מנהל תחום רשויות מקומיות והסכמים, משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים

שאלות ותשובות

מידע מפורט
קול קורא להגשת הצעות מחקר בנושאי תחבורה חכמה, בטיחות ותשתיות תחבורה לשנת 2023


The 3rd Annual & Students Conference of the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center – RECORDINGS

The 3rd ISTRC Annual & Students Conference of the Israeli Smart Transportation Center was hosted by the Ruppin Academic Center on 27th and 28th of June 2023.

Information about the conference, e.g. detailed program, pictures, recordings of some of the lectures, winners of the conference student awards, can be found through the link below.


ISTRC Researchers Database Questionnaire

We invite researchers from all academic institutions in Israel who would like to collaborate in Smart Transportation research and beyond, to fill out the following questionnaire in order to be included in the Researchers database on our website.

The database is open to all and is used by thousands of users from all over the world providing an opportunity for collaboration in the Smart Transportation domain.

As Smart Transportation is an interdisciplinary field, it is important for us to reach out to researchers from a wide range of faculties, such as Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mathematics, Materials Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Science and Technology Education, Economics and Business Administration, Law, Geography, Public Policy, Industrial Design and more.