Volvo Research and Educational Foundations

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Government of India

Ministry of Urban Development
Government of India






The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, is organizing its 22nd International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety in New Delhi, India, from 03 -10 December 2012. On the 22nd anniversary of the Course a TRIPP Annual Seminar on Road Traffic Safety will be held on 6th December 2012 and a research method workshop on 11th December 2012. Interested persons may register for the workshop

Course Objectives
This seven day Course will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning, safety promotion, biomechanics of impact and vehicle crashworthiness, trauma and pre-hospital care, and acquaint them with state-of-the-art information.  The course is especially designed for an interdisciplinary audience of traffic and road engineers, behavioural scientists, mechanical and automotive engineers, law enforcers, and police officers.  The contents of the course are focused to give a global perspective to the road safety problem.  The course will have a common component for the first three days, followed by three parallel sessions on Traffic Safety, Biomechanics and Trauma and Pre-hospital Care in the next three days.

This course will be followed by a one day research method
workshop on Statistical methods for traffic safety: Beyond simple descriptive. This workshop will be beneficial for doctorate students and graduates engaged in traffic safety research. Following topics may be covered:

By the end of the Course the participants should:

Be aware of Be able to Participants

The Course will have a limited number of participants who must have a working knowledge in English. The participants will be selected on the basis of their involvement in transportation planning and road safety research, involvement in policy making and implementation of safety measures. An attempt will be made to have a balanced mix of engineers, law enforcers, social scientists and medical professionals.

Host Institution

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

The faculty members associated with TRIPP have been involved in safety research for the past two decades. The Institute has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology. The members of TRIPP have expertise in epidemiological studies, designs of vehicles and safety equipment, traffic flow modelling, transportation planning and care of injured persons.

Course Outline

The course content is organized as follows

* Common for all participants -  03-05 & 10 December

Module 1

Three separate concurrent sessions - 07-09 December

Module 2A
Traffic Safety
Module 2B
Biomechanics and Crashworthiness
Module 2C
Prehospital Care and Trauma
  • Traffic safety
  • Urban transport planning
  • Traffic calming
  • Highway safety audit
  • Public transport safety
  • Non motorised transport safety
  • Biomechanics and crashworthiness
  • Frequency and nature of injuries
  • Biomechanics of impact
  • Injury severity scaling
  • Vehicle crashworthiness
  • Prehospital care and trauma 
  • Principles of prehospital care
  • Controversies in prehospital care
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • First aid training for lay persons
  • Course Coordinator

    Professor Geetam Tiwari,  IIT Delhi


    Anoop Chawla, IIT Delhi, India: Crash modeling
    Christer Hyden, Lund University, Sweden: Pedestrian & bicycle safety
    Dinesh Mohan,  
    IIT Delhi, India: Bio-mechanics and road safety
    Farida Saad,  
    IFSTTAR, France: Human factors
    Geetam Tiwari,  
    IIT Delhi, India: Transport planning
    Harald Zellmer, Autoliv research and development, Germany: Restraint systems
    Hermann Knoflacher, Technical University of Vienna: Traffic calming and road designs
    Janusz Kajzer,  
    Kabimec Consulting, Sweden: Biomechanics
    Kavi Bhalla, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA: Biomechanics and public health
    K.N. Jha, IIT Delhi, India: Structure and construction safety

    Mathew Varghese, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India: Pre Hospital Care
    Nicole Muhlrad, IFSTTAR, France: Safety management
    Pierre Van Elslande, IFSTTAR, France: In-depth accident analysis, human factors
    Puneet Mahajan, IIT, Delhi, India: Crash helmets & human vibration
    Richard Kent, University of Virginia, USA: Crashworthiness mechanics
    R.R. Kalaga, IIT, Delhi, India: Transportation engineering
    Shrikant Bangdiwala, Univ. of North Carolina, USA: Data analysis
    Sudipto Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India: Crashworthiness mechanics
    Sylvain Lassarre,  IFSTTAR, France: Risk analysis

    Indian industry and international participants
    : US$ 850 or INR 20,000
    Indian educational institutions & public sector organisations: INR 7,500

    Research Method Workshop only: INR 2,000

    All fees include tuition, course material, lunches and tea/coffee between morning and afternoon sessions.

    Very limited funds are available for partial support. For details please refer to the course application form.

    Lodging arrangements
    Basic: US $ 75 - 100 per day for a single/double room.
    3/4 star Hotel: US$ 100/125 per day for a single/double room.


  • All applicants must complete the Course Application Form and submit before October 01, 2012 along with a brief bio-data.
  • Those selected will be informed by October 15, 2012
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    Correspondence address

    Peter Tennent / Diya Walia

    Professional Conference Management Services

    D-1, Kalindi Colony, New Delhi - 110065, India
    Phone: +91-11-26849399, 26919377
    Fax: 2684 8343







    IRD Conference Room, 8th Floor, Main Building
    Indian Institute of Technology
    Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India


    9am - 5pm daily


     03 - 10 December 2012