Programme starts at 12.00 EEST


12.00 EEST Opening words

  • Finnish Road Association


12.10 EEST University of Oulu

  • Overview of transport research at the University of Oulu – Pekka Leviäkangas, Head of Civil Engineering, Professor of Infrastructure & Transport
  • Business models in sustainable transport services – MSc Valtteri Ahonen, PhD Candidate
  • Measuring sustainability in transport – MSc Shahid Hussain, PhD Candidate
  • Automated vehicles and work machines – Prof. Rauno Heikkilä
  • Sustainable future logistics – Prof. Jouni Juntunen
  • 6G and the future of intelligent transport system – Mr. Risto Jurva, Research Manager

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13.40 EEST Research Centre Terra, Tampere University

  • Overview of Terra’s research and education by Pauli Kolisoja
  • AI-aided CPTu interpretation in determination of soil stratification by Mohammad Sadegh Farhadi
  • Reducing the lead times of street construction sites by Maiju Örmä
  • Modeling functionality of railway structures under increasing train loads by Marko Peltomäki
  • Discussion

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14.45 EEST Research Centre Verne, Tampere University

  • Overview of Verne’s research and education by Heikki Liimatainen
  • Transport for the aging population by Fatemeh Hatami
  • Logistics emission reporting as a tool for decarbonisation by Erika Kallionpää
  • Finnish car fleet and emission scenarios by Riku Viri
  • Discussion

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15.30 EEST Aalto University

  • Overview of transport-related research at Aalto University – Claudio Roncoli, Augusto Cannone Falchetto, Milos Mladenovic
  • Citizen diversity and representation in integrated land-use and transport policies – Linda Karjalainen
  • Managing the demand-responsive transport niche within the urban mobility ecosystem – Atiullah Saif
  • LinTim: An open-source tool for integrated optimization in public transport planning –Philine Schiewe
  • Multiple Recycling of Asphalt Pavement: A Finnish Case Study – Yuxuan Sun
  • Rheology prediction of asphalt binders based on artificial intelligence – Fan Zhang
  • Explaining the transition to the sustainable mobility paradigm through policy calibrations: The case of transport policies in Espoo – Thu Pham

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Programme ends around 17.00 EEST



Transport Research Finland 2024 conference is organized for fifth time


Transport Research Finland 2024 brings together the leading researchers in the fields of transport infrastructure and transportation and other related multidisciplinary research. Conference target is to make post doctorate research recognized in Finland and around the world.

The event creates networking opportunities among researchers and between research organizations and industry. The conference brings together research clients and researchers, as well as research organizations and companies in Finland and across the world.

In 2020 the virtual conference had over 600 participants from 13 different countries. The event was held in Tampere in 2016, in Helsinki in 2018 and in 2020 as a virtual conference in cooperation with the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Road Association and Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL.

The event is free for participants. 


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