INSTR 2015

6th International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability
-The Value of Reliability, Robustness and Resilience-

 2-3 August 2015, Nara, Japan


The 6th International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability (INSTR) will be held in Nara, ancient capital of Japan, from 2-3 August, 2015. The symposium is jointly organised by the Department of Urban Management, Kyoto University, and the Japan Society of Transportation Engineering. The INSTR series is the premier gathering for the world’s leading researchers and professionals interested in transportation network reliability, to discuss both recent research and future directions in this increasingly important field of research.


To present a paper at this conference, an extended abstract (1,000 words) should be submitted electronically (word or pdf format) to the organisers though our website 
by 30 May 2014 (submission page) for the first round review.

We encourage submission of abstracts and full papers via the easychair system.
Please do not forget to check “Abstract only” check-box in order not to upload the full paper at this moment.
If you have problems creating an easychair account or with uploading your paper, please contact us.

If the abstract is accepted, a full length manuscript will need to be submitted by 19 December 2014 for final evaluation. The evaluation will be undertaken by references drawn from the International Committee of the INSTR and other prominent researchers from around the world. Final acceptance of a paper will thus be based on peer review of the full paper. Authors of accepted paper will be asked to produce a final camera ready manuscript in Word format by 20 May 2015, for publication in the proceedings of the Symposium. It is further envisaged to arrange special issues in prominent journals with papers drawn from the symposium proceedings.


The most important dates for INSTR2015 are shown below:

 30 May, 2014  : Submission of extended abstract (1,000 words)
 3 September, 2014  : Notification of acceptance of abstract
 19 December, 2014  : Submission of full papers of peer review
 16 March, 2015  : Notification of acceptance of full paper
 20 May, 2015  : Submission of full, revised papers in camera-format
 2-3 August, 2015  : INSTR2015 in Nara