Monday, October 22, 2012

Fang Serves as Editor-in-Chief of ASCE Conference Proceedings on Multimodal Transportation Systems

Clara Fang, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, CETA, recently served as the editor-in-chief for the Proceedings of the 12th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP 2012): Convenient, Safe, Cost-Effective and Efficient Multimodal Transportation Systems, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The cover of the conference proceedings on multimodal transportation systems, for which Fang served as editor-in-chief.
The co-editors of the proceedings include Heng Wei, associate professor at the University of Cincinnati; and Yunpeng Wang and Jun Zhang, professors at Beihang University in Beijing, China. The conference proceedings are indexed via the EI Compendia, one of the most comprehensive engineering literature databases available to engineers.

As the editor-in-chief, Fang led and organized a rigorous two-stage (abstract and full-text paper) technical review and editing process. The CICTP 2012 received a large number of high-quality technical contributions. Among the nearly 900 abstract submissions, a total of 369 papers were finally accepted for publication in the proceedings. The conference papers address a wide range of topics in 11 areas, including transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems, public transportation, air transportation, railway, logistics and freight transportation, safety and emergence response, energy saving and environmental protection. It is expected that research and studies gathered in these proceedings will contribute to future needs of a multimodal transportation system, and help to advance transportation sustainability, energy independence, economic vitality, and quality of life.

The CICTP 2012, held in Beijing, China, from August 3-6, 2012, attracted more than 1,000 participants internationally from countries and regions including mainland China, the United States, Taiwan, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Egypt and Iran. Fang also served as the chair of the Conference Executive & Organizing Committee to lead the development of nearly 30 conference sessions including plenary, invited, technical, and forums. These talks addressed current practice and state-of-the-art transportation topics of interest to professionals from government, industry, and academic institutions.

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