8th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR)

Postponed 1-year due to COVID-19.


You are warmly invited to submit extended abstracts (maximum 2500 words) to the 8th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR), which will be hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden on 24-26 June 2020. The INSTR series is the premier gathering for the world’s leading researchers and professionals interested in transport network reliability, to discuss both recent research and future directions in this increasingly important field of research. The scope of the symposium includes all aspects of analysis and design to improve network reliability, including:


  • User perception of unreliability and vulnerability
  • Public policy and reliability of travel times
  • The valuation and economics of reliability
  • Network reliability modeling and estimation
  • Transport network robustness and resilience
  • Transport network risk evaluation and management
  • Evacuation and disaster relief distribution
  • Network interdependencies and cyber security
  • Reliability of public transport and supply chains
  • Travel behavior under uncertainty
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling under uncertainty
  • Traffic management (including ITS) to improve network reliability
  • Reliability of connected and automated vehicles
  • Reliability and resilience of emerging mobility systems


Important dates

15th October 2019: Extended abstract submission

15th January 2020: Acceptance notification

15th March 2020: Submission of accepted extended abstracts


Special issue

The local organizing committee are arranging agreements with selected journals for special issues. Currently, the special issue on “Reliability and Resilience of Emerging Mobility Systems” in Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamicshas been accepted. Guest editors will invite full papers to be submitted to these journals, which will be reviewed under the normal process.


Submission instructions and further information can be found on the conference website: https://www.instr2020.se


We look forward to your contributions and to seeing you in Stockholm next year!
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,

Erik Jenelius (chair)