Together with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland we have the pleasure of inviting you to the 13th International Conference on Road Safety to be held in Warsaw, Poland on October 5-7 2005. The conference is organized by the National Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), with active involvement of GRSP (Global Road Safety Partnership), FERSI (Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes), TRB (Transportation Research Board), CSIR of South Africa and ECTRI (European Conferences of Transport Research Institute). The host organisation in Poland includes National Road Safety Council and Gdansk University of Technology.
Who should attend?
The international research community, national safety experts, decision makers and all other with an interest in road safety development.
Apart from the exchange of new findings on road safety the main themes of the conference are:
Transfer of road safety knowledge, how do we accelerate its implementation?
Do first world answers fit third world problems?
Exchange of evaluated good practises.
In view of the widened scope of this conference co-operation, besides the active participation in organisation, is thought from the following international organisations dealing fully or partially with Road Safety: WHO, PIARC, OECD/ECMT, World Bank, PRI, ETSC, ITE and others.
Background and scope
This conference is the 13th in a series of road safety conferences starting in 1987 with emphasis on two continents, Europe and North America. In year 2000 the conference included three continents, also Africa, and this time emphasis is even broader with four continents including Asia. However, even that emphasis is on four continents the organisers welcome participation from other continents.
The main objective of the Conference is to explore emerging research and developments in the area of Road Safety. Special emphasis will be towards the application of research and to involve developing countries and countries in transition in the event both as presenters and as delegates. A principle theme is the pros and cons of applied research done in the 'north' to problems in the 'south'.