13 – 14 June 2019
New Trends in Transport Systems

■ Network development ■ Road design
■ Maintenance and operation ■ Finance and project development
■ Traffic safety ■ Enviromental issuses
■ ITS ■ Human performance

17th International Conference - ETC 2019 organized by The European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS) is an independent European association of societies and associations working in the field of transport sciences and of other comparable national institutions in Europe who work in that field. Since its first meeting in 2001 in Vienna the purpose of EPTS is the enhancement of the dialogue between politics, science and economy in the field of European transport. This is to be accomplished by organising scientific events, encouraging the exchange of opinions and experiences, joint PR efforts, the enhancement of scientific research and continuing education, cooperation with other scientific institutions and support of young scientists, especially through the Young Forum of European Transport Sciences (YFE). The EPTS annually organizes the European Transport Congress each year in a different European country.


On Friday we will visit the Museum of Transport
Slovak Technical Museum – Museum of Transport – documents the development of railway and road transport of Slovakia. Cars with or without engine produced before the World War II. Bicycles, personal vehicles and lorries from the interwar period. Vehicles from the 60s and 70s of the 20th century. All this plus some temporary exhibitions will bring you closer to understand how Slovak transportation has changed in time. The exposures are situated in former stores, built in the characteristic industrial style of the early 20th century. During your visit you will travel in time.

icon Important dates

Conference dates: 13 – 14 June 2019
Full paper submission: 30 April 2019

icon Conference fees

Regular Fee: 240 EUR
EPTS Members: 200 EUR
Full time students: 100 EUR

Registration fee includes:
→ access to all ETC conference sessions
→ delegate bag including conference proceedings and a name badge
→ all refreshment breaks: coffee breaks and lunch, gala dinner.
Registration does not include accommodation.

icon Conference venue

Ambrušova 7
NH Hotel
821 04 Bratislava


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Paper submission
All accepted papers will be published in the Scientific Journal

Information for authors:

■ Language All articles should be written in English -- British or American as long as consistency is observed.
■ The submitted article has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
■ The article, or any part thereof, is in no way a violation of any existing original or derivative copyright.
■ The article and abstract file is in Microsoft Word document format only.
■ Articles poorly produced or incorrectly formatted may not be included in the TaC journal.
■ Submitted articles for publication in TaC Journal will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent experts in the particular area, the author will receive evaluation results within a month to decide the manuscript would be accepted or rejected.
■ Authors hold responsibility for linguistic quality (language as well as grammar accuracy) of the article.
■ Each author will receive the printed version of journal by traditional post.

Publication Ethics

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. It is important to avoid:
■ Data fabrication and falsification:
Data fabrication means the researcher did not actually do the study, but made up data. Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment, but then changed some of the data. Both of these practices make people distrust scientists. If the public is mistrustful of science then it will be less willing to provide funding support.
■ Plagiarism:
Taking the ideas and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism—use your own words instead.
■ Multiple submissions:
It is unethical to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. Doing this wastes the time of editors and peer reviewers, and can damage the reputation of journals if published in more than one.
■ Redundant publications (or ‘salami’ publications):
This means publishing many very similar manuscripts based on the same experiment. It can make readers less likely to pay attention to your manuscripts.
Improper author contribution or attribution:
All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. Don’t forget to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

  • member 1

    Antonín Kazda

    (Air Transport Department, University of Žilina)

  • member 1

    Verica Dancevska

    (UKLO University, Macedonia)

  • member 1

    Sebastian Belz

    (Secretary General, EPTS)

  • member 1

    Sönke Reise

    (University of Applied Sciences, Wismar)

  • member 1

    Krzysztof Krawiec

    (Silesian University of Technology)

  • member 2

    Jasmina Bunevska Talevska

    (St.Kliment Ohridski University - Bitola)

  • member 2

    Andrej Dávid

    (Department of Water Transport, University of Žilina)

  • member 2

    Jozef Gašparík

    (Department of Railway Transport, University of Žilina)

  • member 2

    Ueli Haefeli

    (INTERFACE Politikstudien Forschung Beratung)

  • member 2

    Adam Hoszman

    (Warsaw School of Economics)

  • member 2

    Elmar Fürst

    (Institute of Transport and Logistics Management)

  • member 1

    Jozef Čerňan

    (Air Transport Department, University of Žilina)

  • member 1

    Peter Faller

    (Institute of Transport and Logistics Management)

  • member 1

    Pavol Pecho

    (Air Transport Department, University of Žilina)

  • member 1

    Olga Vorobeva


  • member 1

    Stane Božičnik

    (University of Maribor)

  • member 1

    Filipe Škultéty

    (Air Transport Department, University of Žilina)

  • member 1

    Giuseppe Lugano

    (ERA, University of Žilina)

Contact details


icon 1 University of Zilina

Univerzitná 8215/1
010 26 ŽILINA, Slovakia

icon 2 +421 41 513 3451

icon 2 +421 41 513 1517

icon 317etc@fpedas.uniza.sk

icon 3www.17etc.uniza.sk


    Juliana Blašková,   Radovan Madleňák, Šimon Holoda

The University of Zilina

The Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport was founded in 1953 as one of the former faculties of the College of Railways in Prague, the original name of today’s University of Žilina. The main goal of the Faculty activities is transport and all modes of transport operational technologies. In 1980 the Faculty again changed the name to the Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications in order to recognise another professional orientation for technologies and services in communications. The Faculty works intensively in engineering, technology, business and trade. Reflecting its top interests, the Faculty focuses on preparing future generations of specialists in accredited three-level study programmes for all branches of transport and communications, i. e. for road, urban, railway, air and water transport systems, postal services and telecommunications. In 2000 another Faculty’s orientation started with educational and research activities in economics and management of corporation when lecturing in general economics as well as transport economics is provided.  

Chair of the ETC 2019:       

Assoc. Prof. Martin Bugaj, PhD. Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia

Chair of the NTCL 2019:       

Prof. Andrej Novák, PhD. Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia

Head of Scientific Committee:       

Prof. Radovan Madleňák, PhD. Department of Communication, University of Zilina, Slovakia


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