Save the date for one of the leading international conferences in the field of transport and logistics.

ZIRP is one of the region’s leading Conferences in the field of transport and logistics with international recognition (participants from around 20 countries). ZIRP provides the added value of networking, promoting solutions and ideas and strengthening one’s position in a professional environment.

A great networking opportunity where you can promote your ideas and create new relationships with likeminded scientists and professionals. ZIRP systematically promotes scientific and professional cooperation by introducing innovative solutions and implementation possibilities to the companies

The scope of the main topics covers many relevant issues outlined and discussed during the Conference, such as sustainable urban mobility and logistics, safety and policy, data science, process automation, inventory forecasting, improving competitiveness in the transport and logistics services market and raising customer satisfaction. The main aim of the Conference is to inspire innovation in the transport industry by providing the opportunity for the scientists and the practitioners to work together.


Call for Papers

September, 2019

Deadline for papers

15th June, 2020

Notification of Acceptance

20th June, 2020

Registration Deadline

20th July, 2020

Presentation Deadline

18th September, 2020

Conference day

29-30th September, 2020

To keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to move this year’s conference ZIRP 2020 online. All invited speeches and panel discussions, as well as all paper presentations, will be held as scheduled on 29-30th September 2020 using one ZOOM platform. In light of the present situation, the fee for accepted papers will be reduced to 150€. Other participants may take part in the conference free of charge. To attend Conference, please register here


Antonio Avenoso, M. Phil

European Transport Safety Council

Antonio Avenoso, M. Phil is the Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council where he has been working since 2001. Within ETSC Antonio has managed several international research networks and road safety programmes. He has worked in the “Railway and Interoperability Unity” of the Directorate General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission. He holds an academic degree cum laude in Political Science from the University of Pavia and an M.Phil. in European Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Matthew Baldwin

Deputy Director-General of DG MOVE

Matthew Baldwin is Deputy Director-General of DG MOVE and was appointed on 2 October 2018 as European Coordinator for road safety and sustainable mobility. These issues are now the main focus of his professional activities. He is also managing the Commission’s network of COVID-19 transport contact points with a particular focus on helping find a coordinated, safe and sustainable way out of the crisis. In his Commission career of more than 20 years, he has served in the cabinets of President Barroso, Commissioner Lamy, and Commissioner Hill, the last as Head of Cabinet. He has also been Director of Market Access and Industry in DG Trade and Director of Aviation in DG MOVE. He is of Italian and British nationality, has two sons, speaks English, French and Italian and lives in Brussels.

Hans-Dietrich Haasis, PhD

University of Bremen

Professor Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis is Full Professor in Maritime Business and Logistics since 2015. Before he was Full Professor in Industrial Economics and Production Manage-ment since 1994 at the University of Bremen, Germany. In line with this he is Chairman of the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics as well as member of the Governing Board of the Bremen Research Cluster in Logistics since several years. From 2001 to 2014 he was Managing Director of the ISL – Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics in Bremen. Moreover since 2014 he is official member of the Board of Academic Advisers to the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. He also is chairman of the Asian-German Knowledge Network of Transport and Logistics. He recei-ved his Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1983 and he completed his Doctoral Thesis in Karlsruhe in 1987 as well as his Habilitation in 1993. Within the last 30 years he was senior consultant and project manager for nume-rous national and international research and training projects related to the configurati-on and coordination of sustainable logistics systems, maritime business and transportati-on systems, value added services as well as production management and international distributed production networks. He is member of several editorial and scientific advisory boards. Through out his professional career, up tu now he published more than 100 books and papers, and graduated 45 Doctorate students. He is visiting professor at the Technical University in Zhengzhou, China.

Dirk Helbing, PhD

ETH Zurich

Dirk Helbing, PhD is Professor of Computational Social Science at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences and affiliate of the Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich. He studied physics and mathematics at the University of Göttingen and wrote his doctoral thesis at Stuttgart University on modeling social processes by means of game-theoretical approaches, stochastic methods, and complex systems theory. In 1996, he completed further studies on traffic dynamics and optimization. In 2000, he became a full professor and Managing Director of the Institute for Transport and Economics at Dresden University of Technology. Helbing is elected member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and of the World Academy of Art and Science. In January 2014 he received an honorary PhD from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Since June 2015 he is affiliate professor at the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft, where he leads the PhD school "Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future".

Tomislav Josip Mlinarić, PhD

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Science

Tomislav Josip Mlinarić, PhD is a full professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Department of Railway Transport. In 2002. he wrote his doctoral thesis titled “Long-term assessment of track geometry quality with the aim of maintenance demand identification“. During his academic career he published several dozen scientific papers. In period from 2004.-2005. he was a CEO and general director of Croatian Railways. From 2007. he is a member of journal Promet – Traffic and Transportation Editorial bord. In 2018. he is elected as Dean of the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.


Tuesday, 29th September

  • On- line registration

  • 13.40-14.00 Opening speech

  • 14.00-16.00 Panel discussion – Transport and logistics in times of COVID-19

    • Božana Matoš - Ancoris Ltd., CEO
    • Estera Rakić - Croatian Post, Executive Director
    • Hans Dietrich Haasis - University of Bremen, Maritime Business and Logistics
    • Igor Štimac – Zagreb Airport Ltd., Vice President
    • Jenny Carson - European Transport Safety Council, EU Road Safety Exchange
    • Milan Brkić – Rail Cargo Carrier-Croatia Ltd., Board member
    • Petar Šimić – Primacošped Ltd., CEO, Board member
    • Moderator: Mislav Togonal

Wednesday, 30th September

  • 11.00-12.40 Plenary session (Invited lectures)
  • Moderator: Mislav Togonal

  • 11.00-11.20 Matthew Baldwin – EU DG for Mobility and Transport, Deputy Director-General
  • “Safe and sustainable mobility and the European Green Deal: COVID-19 and beyond”

  • 11.20-11.40 Antonio Avenoso - European Transport Safety Council, Executive Director
  • “Safer Roads, Safer Cities Improving urban road safety in Europe"

  • 11.40-12.00 Dirk Helbing, PhD – ETH Zurich, Department of Humanities, Social and Political
  • “How to Upgrade Smart Cities with Collective Intelligence and Collective Action”

  • 12.00-12.20 Hans Dietrich Haasis, PhD – University of Bremen, Chair of Maritime Business and Logistics
  • "City Logistics of the Future"

  • 12.20-12.40 Tomislav Josip Mlinarić - University of Zagreb, Dean of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

  • Break

  • 14.00-17.00 Papers presentations

  • 17.00 Discussion & Conclusion of the Conference



29th - 30th September 2020, ON-LINE CONFERENCE


Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

Vukelićeva 4, HR-10000 Zagreb

E-mail address:

Contact phones:

+385 1 245 7933, +385 1 245 7906

Contact persons:

Mario Šafran, Tomislav Rožić