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First Announcement : TRANSED 2018

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

15th International Conference on

Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons

(TRANSED 2018)

Taipei, Taiwan

November 12 - 15, 2018

Theme: "Mobility for All: Connecting the World with Accessible Transportation"

 

WELCOME TO TRANSED 2018!

Eden Social Welfare Foundation, with the support of Taiwan Government is proud to host TRANSED 2018. Past TRANSED and TRANSED 2018 have been co-sponsored by the US Transportation Research Board.

Held every three years, the TRANSED conferences are milestone events in the field of accessible transportation, attracting researchers, policy-makers, transport operators, consumers and other specialists worldwide to share innovations and best practices.

Delegates from around the world will be meeting in Taipei to exchange strategic and technical experience, including an exhibition showcasing the latest technological developments on accessible transportation and universal design.

 

TRANSED 2018 INTRODUCTION

A. Date, Time and Venue

15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2018) will be held in Taipei from Monday November 12 to Thursday November 15, 2018 at the Taipei International Convention Center, No. 1 Hsin-Yi Road, Section 5, Taipei 11049, Taiwan R. O. C.

B. Objectives

The objective of TRANSED 2018 is to review advances in research, profile international breakthroughs and explore perspectives for technological innovations in response to the mobility challenges of an ageing population and persons with disabilities. It will also be an occasion to determine where the challenges lie and to provide direction on how to address these challenges.

C. Tentative Program

Delegates, including researchers, policy-makers, transport operators, consumers and other specialists from around the world, will be meeting in Taipei to engage in strategic and technical exchanges under the theme "Mobility for All: Connecting the World with Accessible Transportation".

November 12 is the pre-conference workshop and pre-conference visit, November 13 to 15 is the main conference and exhibition and November 16-19 is the post-conference accessible tour.

The Conference will pay particular attention the topic of "smart city network & smart growth", which is building momentum in Asia and the Pacific Region, as well as worldwide.

This event will also feature an exhibition showcasing the latest technological developments in accessible transportation and universal design.

Accessible tours will be arranged to Yingge, Sanxia, Bali, Danshui and Wulai. These are a few of the main townships in Taipei City and New Taipei City that have witnessed major developments in the last few years.

D. Hosting Organization

Eden Social Welfare Foundation, with the support of Taiwan Government, is proud to host this conference and exhibition. TRANSED is traditionally held in Europe and North America; Taiwan is the fourth city in Asia to host TRANSED following India.

Eden Social Welfare Foundation advocates an inclusive society for all. Eden owns 6 fleets of 403 accessible buses and coaches for older adults and persons with disabilities in Taiwan and off-shore islands.

As a world-class city in Asia, Taipei is a vibrant and cosmopolitan community featuring the best of East and West. This balance produces a creative and dynamic culture and an ideal environment for conference participants from around the world to exchange ideas and network.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number of scholarships will be offered to authors and delegates whose abstract/participation discuss work that has substantial contribution in their home country and who are in need of financial assistance to attend the conference.

A) Selection criteria:

  • recognized contribution to the development of an inclusive society and promotion of accessibility;
  • originates from a developing country and has financial limitations that prevent travel to Taipei and participation in TRANSED 2018;
  • persons with disability will be given priority consideration;
  • the basis of accepted abstract for a paper or poster, e.g. giving a presentation that will benefit all the participants of the conference;
  • ability and willingness to promote exchange and share knowledge with the local community.

B) Scholarships are being provided in the form of:

  • travel allowance, i.e. air tickets, local transfer, etc; and/or
  • accommodation allowance; and/or
  • conference fees; and/or
  • personal attendant support.

C) Minimum scholarship amount per person is $550 USD and an additional $120 USD for care attendant, if warranted.

D) You are not required to submit an application for scholarship until your abstract has been accepted and you have been notified of such an acceptance.

E) The Scientific Committee is the final authority and has full discretion in deciding on a scholarship, the format, the level and the method.

 

CONFERENCE LANGUAGES

The conference will be conducted in English and Chinese (Putonghua / Mandarin) with simultaneous interpretation. Braille transcriptions and large-printed copies must be requested in advance.

 

INVITATION TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS

Interested parties are encouraged to submit abstracts for papers and posters. The accepted abstracts and papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted poster abstracts are encouraged to write papers for inclusion in the proceedings.

 

Call for abstracts is now open. Deadline: April 30th, 2018

Visit the TRANSED 2018 official website http://www.transed2018.com/

 

CRITICAL DATES

Please mark your calendar:

Date Activity
November, 2017 Call for registration
November, 2017 Call for abstracts of papers/posters
February 1st, 2018 Expression of interest
April 30th, 2018 Deadline for submission of abstracts
June 30th, 2018 Notification of abstract acceptance
July 20th , 2018 Early bird registration deadline
September 30th, 2018 Deadline for submission of full papers/posters
November 12th, 2018 Pre-conference workshop and Pre-conference visit
November 13th, 2018 – November 15th, 2018 Conference, exhibition and seminars
November 16th, 2018 – November 19th, 2018 Post-conference accessible tour

Dates are provisional and subject to change.

Visit the TRANSED 2018 official website http://www.transed2018.com/

Please email us at transed2018@transed2018.com to show your interest and receive updates on all conference developments.

Please help us promote the event by:

  • forwarding this message to interested parties on your contact lists;
  • linking our website to yours;
  • posting TRANSED 2018 information in your newsletters.

 

For more information, please contact:

TRNSED 2018 Secretariat

Ms. Eileen Lu
Tel: +886-2-2230-6670 ext.: 2202
Fax: +886-2-2230-6181
Add: 1F., No. 55, Section 1, Wanmei Street, Taipei City 11665, Taiwan, R. O. C.
E-mail:doia@eden.org.tw

Ms. May Chien
TEL: 886-2-2766-5367#17
FAX: 886-2-2756-3323
Add: 14F-4, No. 230, Sec. 5, Nanjing E. Rd., Taipei City 10570, Taiwan, ROC.
E-mail:may@willypco.com.tw

Personal information that you provide is protected under the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act of Taiwan, R. O. C.


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