IATBR 2012 Overview

The 13th International Conference of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) will be held in Toronto Canada July 15-20, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

The IATBR Conference series is recognized worldwide as the premier occasion for networking with fellow travel behaviour researchers, sharing cutting-edge research and development through high-impact presentations, learning about the latest techniques in the field, and defining the research agenda for the profession. Following on the successful series of past IATBR Conferences, the 13th conference will serve as a venue to bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world who aim to understand, model, and measure travel behaviour, and who apply travel behaviour research methods to the development and evaluation of transport policies in a wide variety of economic, demographic, socio-cultural, and geographic contexts.

IATBR is pleased to organize the 13th conference in the City of Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario and the seat of its provincial government. Toronto is the largest city in Canada, with a diverse population of more than 2.7 million people. The city is the key to one of North America's most vibrant regions, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). 4.5 million Canadians live in the GTA, and it is arguably the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of Canada.
Following the IATBR tradition, the conference will primarily consist of workshops, plenary sessions, and parallel sessions. Keynote papers will be presented in plenary sessions, invited resource papers will be presented in interactive-discussion format workshops, and contributed papers will be presented in parallel sessions. In addition, one or more poster sessions may be introduced in the program to accommodate the growing number of papers received by this conference series and to provide a forum for post-graduate students (Masters and Doctoral) to present their work. Interactive discussions at the workshops will focus on a "theme" or "topic" and lead to the development of a research agenda for the particular theme or topic. Workshop themes are currently being finalized by the program committee and will be available soon at the conference website.