$500.00 paper award DUE BY March 31, 2015
Due to the generous support from the Lowson family, an annual student paper award has been established. The late Martin Lowson was the visionary behind the ATN system at Heathrow airport. He loved working with students and fostering their creative and innovative ideas. Due to his dedication, hard work and entrepreneurial qualities the modern ATN vision was realized. ATRA thanks his family and honors his legacy with this award.
ATRA fosters the development of automation and networking to advance the quality and sustainability of transportation, particularly for our urban areas. The objective is to recognize high quality, original work that advances the thought and practice of fully automated networked public mobility systems. The inaugural student ATRA paper competition is now accepting papers! Papers must be authored and/or published by students within the last 5 years. To qualify as a student, the person must be enrolled at a degree granting institution either at the time of the authorship or publication/presentation of the paper, or time of submittal to the ATRA competition. The paper can have been previously published or have received prior awards. Papers may have been submitted to journals and/or conferences (in fact ATRA encourages this), or may be unique to the ATRA competition. The emphasis in the inaugural 2015 award is on Automated Transit Networks toward sustainable urban mobility.
In addition to the award amount, assistance may be provided to attend and present that paper at a suitable conference. The competition requires that you follow TRB paper guidelines for a blind peer review and selection process. ATRA reserves the right to publish all submitted papers on its website. Please submit all papers to: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2015.