24th - 29th September, 2017 in Estérel, Québec


The 11th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods will be held in L'Estérel Resort in the Laurentians region of Quebec, Canada. The venue is located 100 km north of Montreal.

Access to conference venue

Bus service will be provided between Montreal Trudeau Airport and L'Estérel Resort on Sunday (September 24th) and Friday (September 29th).

Conference dinner

The Conference dinner will be held at Mont-Tremblant.

Special activity

Visit of Downtown Montreal on Wednesday.

Scientific committee

The scientific committee is co-chaired by Prof. Marcela Munizaga, from the University of Chile, and Dr. Patrick Bonnel, from the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat, France.

Pr. Marcela Munizaga
University of Chile
Dr. Patrick Bonnel
Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat, France.

Local organising committee

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Pr. Catherine Morency
Polytechnique Montréal
Pr. Martin Trépanier
Polytechnique Montréal
Hubert Verreault
Polytechnique Montréal
Alfred Chu
Agence métropolitaine de transport
Public sector
Pierre Tremblay
Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports
Public sector
Pr. Martin Lee-Gosselin
Université Laval
Special Advisor

Important dates

Other dates to be announced soon


Abstracts due


Notification of abstract acceptance




Full papers due

Conference Format

The conference is held in a unique and remote environment to create an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and sharing of knowledge. The conference is organized in the form of two workshops that result in synthesis and actions, plus plenary meetings.


ISCTSC 2017 Program

There are 16 workshops divided in two sessions A and B:

A workshops (first part of the week)

  • A1 - attitudes/perception how to measure in quantitative survey
  • A2 - New Directions in Experimental Design
  • A3 - New developments in travel diary collection systems based on smartphones and GPS receivers
  • A4 - Smart card data: new method and applications for public transport
  • A5 - Household Travel Surveys in an Era of Evolving Data Need for Passenger Travel Demands
  • A6 - Representativeness in surveys: challenges and solutions
  • A7 - Comparing and combining methods for travel survey sampling and data retrieval
  • A8 - Validation under "ground truth" in surveys

B workshops (second part of the week)

  • B1 - Use of social media, social networks and qualitative approaches as innovative ways to collect and enrich travel data
  • B2 - Behavioral changes in travel – Challenges and implications for their identification and measurement
  • B3 - Passive and sensor data: potential and application
  • B4 - Web-based: new insight to address main challenges
  • B5 - Immobility and survey non response
  • B6 - Increasing survey participation levels without changing travel behavior
  • B7 - Data Fusion: Needs and Challenges in a New Transportation Data Landscape
  • B8 - Surveys on long distance travel and other rare events

Three 2-hours time slots are dedicated for each workshop + a workshop report slot. Two workshop co-chairs have been nominated for each workshop in order to lead and stimulate discussion between all workshop participants. Each workshop will produce a synthesis with the aim to establish the state of the art and the state of practice and main research needs on the workshop topics.


The conference secretariat is based at the Interuniversitary Research Centre on Entreprise Networks, Logistics and Transport (CIRRELT).The conference registration includes accommodation, meals, transportation, conference documents and special activities for the whole duration.

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Event Location

39 Chemin Fridolin-Simard,
Estérel, QC, Canada J0T 1E0

Phone: 1-888-ESTEREL (378-3735)