hEART 2023

11th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation

6-8 September 2023 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland


2023 hEART impressions


September 11, 2023

Impressions of the 11th hEART Symposium are to be found in the picture gallery.

2023 hEART Best Paper Award

Best paper award

September 7, 2023

This year's best paper award goes to Janody Pougala from EPFL's TRANSP-OR. Toutes nos félicitations!

Journal of Cycling and Micromobility Research (JCMR) call for papers for special issue
Special issue

Advancing cycling and micromobility research: Papers from hEART 2023

August 17, 2023

This special issue focuses on multidisciplinary research that advances our understanding of Micromobility, cycling and active modes within the broader context of transportation systems but urban areas in particular. Publish your paper with us!

Call for papers

We invite you to participate in the 11th hEART Symposium that will take place from September 6th until 8th 2023 in Zurich. On the 5th of September a Summer school is taking place.

The hEART 2023 scientific committee welcomes the submission of high-quality contributions focusing on a wide variety of mobility, transport, and logistics-related topics.

Conference topics

Mobility, transport, logistics

Submission guidelines

Short papers of 2000-3000 words are invited for submission by 5th of March 2023. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the scientific committee. The short papers should clearly state the research goals, elaborate methods, and discuss the results to allow the scientific committee to assess their quality. Ongoing research is not preferred, as we are expecting a clear indication of the conclusions from the research. Only original contributions are considered for presentation at the conference.

A maximum of one presentation is allowed per person attending the conference. This means that an author can be a co-author in multiple papers, but is not allowed to present more than one paper. The final decision on whether a submission is accepted will be taken by the scientific committee.

Submission instructions

Submissions are to be written in English and should be submitted electronically using the Easychair portal.

All submissions must be relevant to the conference topics. Authors will be asked to select the themes from the topic list that suit best to their submission. This is to assist with the review process and the creation of the conference program itself.

Authors will be requested to submit a summary (max. 150 words) as well as a short paper (max. 3000 words). Please use the provided templates for Word or LaTeX.

Please upload your short paper as a Word or LaTeX document. After that, create a PDF and upload this as well. Your PDF and Word/LaTeX document should have exactly the same name. Please name your documents as followed: “last name_first name_hEART2023”.

LaTeX template (ZIP) Word template (DOTX)

Important dates

Description Dates
Open for submission 01 November 2022
Extended deadline for short paper submission 05 March 2023
Deadline for extended abstract submission (MATSim User Meeting) 15 June 2023
Notification of acceptance 01 June 2023
Early bird registration 01 July 2023
MATSim User Meeting 05 September 2023
Conference 06-08 September 2023

Registration information

The conference registration fee includes

  • Access to all conference sessions as well as the welcome reception on Tuesday Sep 5, 2023
  • Conference dinner on Thursday Sep 7, 2023
  • All coffee breaks and lunches during the Conference
  • Conference materials
  • One conference excursion.

*Student fee

  • You are eligible for the student fee if you are a student (Bachelor, Master or PhD) within the academic year 2022-2023.
  • If you register as a student, you will need to upload your proof during the registration. (Either a student ID card including the academic year, a letter from your supervisor or a registration or attendance certificate).

We offer five workshops in total, four on Tuesday Sep 5th and one on Friday Sep 8th. The MATSim User Meeting cost CHF 50 including coffee breaks and lunch. All remaining workshops are free of charge. More information can be found in the programme.

The workshops have space limits, we apply a first come, first served principle.

You can register for the workshops without registering for the conference. However, registration for any workshop does not include access to the conference and its activities.

We have organized a series of optional cultural and historical excursions in Zurich for the afternoon of Thursday Sep 7th, just before the conference dinner.

The excursions have space limits, we apply a first come, first served principle.

You can choose to bring an accompanying person to selected social activities (the fee for your accompanying person is CHF 130).

Please note that accompanying persons can only participate in the social events, not in the scientific ones.

Registration process

  • Confirmation of registration and payment: You will receive a first email with an automatic confirmation that the registration has been received. After payment you will receive a second email confirming that we have received your payment. If you don’t receive these emails, either your registration or payment was unsuccessful. Should this happen, please contact us.
  • Payment information: All payments are to be made with a credit card during the registration process.
Register for the conference, workshops, excursions

Cancellation policy

Unpaid reservations will be cancelled by the conference office 4 weeks after they have been made. The conference office must be notified in writing of cancellation of registration. Please send possible changes for registrations and cancellations by email:

  • Full refund for cancellations received before Jul 31, 2023
  • 50% refund for cancellations received before Aug 15, 2023
  • No refunds after Aug 15, 2023

Conference Schedule



















MATSim User Meeting

9:00-10:30 HIT E51 and F12 Schedule (PDF)

10:00-13:00 HIL H 35.1


10:30-11:00 HIT Foyer

MATSim User Meeting

11:00-12:30 HIT E51 and F12 Schedule (PDF)


12:30-14:00 Bellavista

MATSim User Meeting

14:00-15:30 HIT E51 and F12 Schedule (PDF)


15:10-15:40 HIL F 36.1


15:30-16:00 HIT Foyer


15:45-16:15 HIL F 36.1

MATSim User Meeting

16:00-17:30 HIT E51 and F12 Schedule (PDF)

17:30-19:00 HIL H 35.1 ID: 629 5887 2570

18:30-19:30 HIT Foyer


8:30-9:00 Alumni Lounge

Welcome address

9:00-9:30 HIL E 3

9:30-10:30 HIL E 3 Maria Lezzi


10:30-11:00 Alumni Lounge

Sessions: A1, B1, C1, D1, E1

11:00-12:30 HIL E3 E6 E7 E8 E9 Abstracts (PDF)


12:30-14:00 Bellavista

12:30-14:00 HIL H 35.1

Sessions: A2, B2, C2, D2, E2

14:00-15:30 HIL E3 E6 E7 E8 E9 Abstracts (PDF)


15:30-16:00 Alumni Lounge

Sessions: A3, B3, C3, D3, E3

16:00-17:30 HIL E3 E6 E7 E8 E9 Abstracts (PDF)


17:30-18:00 Alumni Lounge

Sessions: A4, B4, C4, D4, E4

18:00-19:30 HIL E3 E6 E7 E8 E9 Abstracts (PDF)


19:30-23:00 Various locations in the city (center)


8:30-9:00 Alumni Lounge

Sessions: A5, B5, C5, D5, E5

9:00-10:30 HIL E3 E6 E7 E8 E9 Abstracts (PDF)


10:30-11:00 Alumni Lounge

Sessions: A6, B6, C6, D6, E6

11:00-12:30 HIL E3 E6 E7 E8 E9 Abstracts (PDF)


12:30-14:00 Bellavista

12:30-14:00 HIL H 35.1

14:00-15:00 HIL E 3 Mónica Menéndez


15:00-15:30 Alumni Lounge

Sessions: A7, B7, C7, D7, E7

15:30-17:00 HIL E3 E6 E7 E8 E9 Abstracts (PDF)



Gala dinner

19:30-23:00 Die Waid


9:00-9:30 Alumni Lounge

Sessions: A8, B8, C8, D8, E8

9:30-11:00 HIL E3 E6 E7 E8 E9 Abstracts (PDF)


11:00-11:30 Alumni Lounge

11:30-12:30 HIL E 3 Philipp Furler

Closing of the conference

12:30-13:00 HIL E 3

14:00-16:00 HIL H 35.1


Video of the Railway Operations Laboratory on Youtube

Swiss Railway Operations Laboratory (Eisenbahnbetriebslabor)

The Swiss Railway Operations Laboratory promotes innovation in railway operations and understanding of the railway and public transport system. It used to be a teaching tool at ETH with realistic timing for control actions: Märklin three-wire track, H0, 24 km track on a scale of 1:100, around 750 m of model railway tracks, 91 main and advance signals, 109 switches, 30 locomotives, 7 multiple units, around 50 passenger and 100 freight cars, and a maximum speed of 125 km/h can be simulated.

A group of 30 conference participants can have a guided tour of the laboratory and learn about how it is used for training.

Grafische Sammlung ETH
Graphic Arts Collection at ETH Zurich

Graphic Arts Collection (Grafische Sammlung)

The Graphic Arts Collection at ETH Zurich is one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in Switzerland. It contains some 160,000 high-quality artworks on paper from the 15th century to the present day.

During this excursion 15 conference participants can explore works from Albrecht Dürer to Emmanuelle Antille and Louise Bourgeois, from Rembrandt van Rijn via Pablo Picasso to Silvia Bächli, and from Francisco de Goya via Miriam Cahn to Andy Warhol.

Tram Museum
Tram Museum Zurich

Tram Museum Zurich

Discover the story of Zurich by visiting the tram museum, where tales of the economic and industrial changes in the city leading to urban mobility and the development of the city transport network can be discovered.

Up to 25 conference participants will find an active display of original trams and associated material from 1897 to 1960, including engines, uniforms, ticket machines, a model layout of working trams, a rolling Baby Cobra tram and lots more, all housed in the old tram depot of Burgwies.

Art Museum Zurich

Art Museum (Kunsthaus)

The Art Museum Zurich is home to one of Switzerland's most important art collections, with around 4,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 95,000 prints and drawings from the 13th century to the present day.

About 60 conference participants will be able to join two or more groups of private guided tours to view collections on exhibition as well as around 1,000 artworks that are on permanent display.

Swiss National Museum

Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum)

If you are curious about the historical progress and daily life of Switzerland, then the excursion to the Swiss National Museum is the right experience.

About 60 conference participants will get a chance of two or more groups of private guided tours to see the museum's collection of about 900,000 objects, learn about the Swiss traditions and see the 1,000m2 Swiss history exhibition depicts how Switzerland changed through five centuries beginning in the late Middle Ages and ending with the challenges facing democratic institutions in the present.


Werner Siemens Auditorium

HIT E 51, Campus Hoenggerberg, ETH Zurich

ETH Hoenggerberg

Getting to the campus

ETH Zurich