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The EASTS holds international biennial conferences aimed at fostering excellent transportation research and practice. The interchange of knowledge in all aspects and mode of transportation that takes place at these conferences is valuable in upgrading and expanding the pool of experts who are expected to formulate and implement transportation development programs in the region.

The society already held 12 successful conferences; Manila (1995), Seoul (1997), Taipei (1999), Hanoi (2002), Fukuoka (2003), Bangkok (2005) , Dalian (2007), Surabaya (2009), Jeju (2011), Taipei (2013), Cebu (2015) and Ho Chi Minh City (2017). There had been a lot of reviewed and non-reviewed papers published in Asian Transport Studies (ATS), Journal of the EASTS and Proceedings of the EASTS. All abstract and paper submittals underwent strict selection procedure by the International Scientific Committee (ISC).

Details of the 12 conferences are summarized below.


Conference Theme

Number of Papers
Technical Tour Highligthts

Conference Report

12th Conference
in Ho Chi Minh City

Sheraton Saigon Hotel&Towers, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

18-21, 2017)

Safe, Green and Integrated Transport

530 papers (393 Reviewed and 137 Non-reviewed)

1) Construction site of Ba Son Metro Station
2) Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Center of Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh -DauGiayExpressway
3) Urban-Transport Developments in Binh Duong New City

11th Conference
in Cebu

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu, Cebu, Philippines

11-14, 2015)

Resilient and Inclusive Transportation Systems through Smarter Mobility

475 papers (377 Reviewed and 98 Non-reviewed)

1) Tsuneishi Shipyard
2) Cebu - Mactan Airport

Conference report

10th Conference
in Taipei

Chang Yung-Fa Foundation Building, Taipei, Taiwan

9-12, 2013)

Towards A Harmonized Transportation Society

500 papers (401 Academic and 99 Practical)

1) Taipei City Traffic Information Center
2) Taipei Mass Rapid Transit Construction Site
3) Taipei Mass Rapid Transit Depot
4) Taipei Maokong Gondola

Conference report

9th Conference
in Jeju

ICC JEJU, Jeju, Korea

(June, 20-23, 2011)

Green Growth and Transport 425 papers

Jeju Stone Park, Smart Grid Showroom
Olle Trekking, World Automobile Jeju Museum, Smart Grid Showroom, Seongsanilchulbong

Conference report

8th Conference
in Surabaya

Shangri-la Hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia

(November, 16-19, 2009)

Enhancing Transportation Infrastructure and Services in Rapid Regional Growth 535 papers

*# of Papers finally submitted and assigned on the final conference program

1)Purabaya Bus Station
2)Waru Train Station
3)Gubeng Train Station
4)Surabaya River Boat Sailing Experience
5)Cak Durasim Cultural Building
6)Harbour Tour on Cruise Ferry Ship

Conference report

7th Conference
in Dalian

Dalian Maritime University, Dalian

(September, 24-27, 2007)

Towards Integrated Transportation for Rising Asia 509 papers
(405 Academic
and 104 Practical)
*# of Papers finally submitted and assigned on the final conference program

1) LRT and Tram System
2) New Port Area

Conference report

6th Conference
in Bangkok

Queen Sirikit Convention Center, Bangkok

(September, 21-24, 2005)

Gearing Up for Sustainable Transportation in Eastern Asia 313/202

1) Underground Mass Rapid Transit System
2) New Bangkok International Airport
3) Industrial Ring Road, Bangkok

Conference report

5th Conference
in Fukuoka

Fukuoka International Congress Center

(October 29-
November 1, 2003

Connecting Eastern Asia through Better Transportation


1) Kitakyushu
2) Yufuin
3) Port of Hakata Cruise
4) Dazaifu

Conference report(1)

Conference report(2)

4th Conference
in Hanoi

Hanoi City Hanoi Daewoo Hotel

(October 24-27, 2001)

Transport for Equity, Economy, Mobility, and Sustainability

Ha Long Bay
(a world heritage site)


3rd Conference
in Taipei

Taipei City Grand Hotel

(September 15-17, 1999)

Sustainable Transport for the 21st Century

Taipei City Tour, Taitei Rapid Transit, Exclusive Bus Lane System

2nd Conference
in Seoul

Seoul Sheraton Walker-Hill Hotel

(October 29-31, 1997)

Inchon International Airport


1st Conference
in Manila

Metro Manila
Shangri-La EDSA Plaza Hotel

(September 28-30, 1995)



Subic Bay


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