Traffic Safety Forum 2011 (Traffic 2011)

Venue: University of Dammam

Location: Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Event Date/Time: Dec 12, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 13, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 25, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Sep 10, 2011
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Call for Papers

The First Forum on Traffic Safety

Traffic Safety: The Reality, Experiences and Hope

Organized by

University of Dammam, KSA in collaboration with Saudi Aramco, the Eastern Province Traffic Safety Council and the Saudi Society for Traffic Safety (Salamh)


Road accidents are one of the most serious issues facing developed and developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) anticipates road accidents to be the third cause of death among the fifteen causes of death in 2020. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, rates of road accidents on the road networks have increased dramatically. It has become a phenomenon affecting negatively all sectors of the society. It causes human suffering to individuals, and huge financial losses to the state and public as a result of accidents and deaths, injuries and disabilities. More than 6,000 people die and 35,000 people get injured every year, and the economic losses exceed 13 billion Riyals annually. Therefore, the concerted efforts of the society and the governmental and private organizations are necessary to improve road safety system, reduce the number of, and minimize fatalities and injuries.

Road safety concept is not limited to the reduction of road accidents issue. It aims to adopt practically the road safety behavior by setting all necessary educational, engineering and medical programs and plans, traffic regulations, and preventive measures. This would reduce or prevent accidents, ensure human and properties’ safety, and preserve the human and economic wealth of Saudi Arabia. This should be considered as a national issue as it is strongly related to all aspects of life and death and has a close link with the preservation and sustaining the natural environment. Such problematic issues have motivated the organizers to foster the First Traffic Safety Forum. The Forum is consistent in line with the government efforts to achieve the highest degree of the traffic discipline through the activation of strict application of the Traffic’s Legislations and utilization of successful traffic safety practices at the government, organizations, academic institutions and experts’ levels.

Conference Venue:

The First International Forum on Traffic Safety will be held at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, University of Dammam, on Monday and Tuesday, 17-18 Muharram 1433 H (12-13 December 2011 G).

Objectives of the Forum:

· Promoting the exchange of knowledge between traffic safety researchers and administrators

· Activating the role and commitment of local institutions and organizations towards better traffic safety

· Highlighting the best practices in traffic safety

· Participating developing good behavior and attitudes towards traffic safety

· Participating preparing knowledgeable and well-trained staff in the field road safety

The Forum Topics:

Traffic Safety 2011 invites submissions of original research papers, posters and exhibitions on topics related to Traffic Safety, including but not limited to:

I. Education and awareness
• Ways, means and concepts of traffic safety that are used/ can be implemented in school/academic curriculum and activities

• Experiences and outcomes of road accident awareness campaigns

• Ways to improve and influence the behavior of road users

• The role of the media

• The role of parents in enhancing traffic safety practices for there children

II. Traffic enforcement

• The impact of traffic enforcement on traffic safety

• Advanced technologies/ systems and techniques that are used/ can be used to improve traffic safety (e.g. the role of simulation and traffic modeling technologies in improving traffic safety)

III. Traffic safety engineering

• The role of urban planning applications and practices in reduceing road accidents

• Strength and weaknesses in the existing National traffic engineering manuals and standards

• The evaluation of the present planning/design of roads and intersections/ junctions in reducing accidents

• Improving infrastructure and its impact in promoting traffic safety

• Safety standards in vehicles

• Inspection and evaluation of hazardous Road and intersection

• Heavy vehicle impact on traffic safety

IV. Emergency services and medical care

• Experiences of emergency medical services and first aid in reducing casualties

• Role of the ambulance and medical services in enhancing traffic safety

• Application of Air-Ambulance services

V. Planning and strategies

• Successful experiences in traffic safety (local, regional, international)

• Coordination experiences between entities concerned wit traffic safety

• Status of traffic safety in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (e.g. facts and statistics)

• Assessment of economic/ financial losses and traffic accidents

• The role of vehicle’s insurance and its’ impact on traffic safety

• National traffic safety strategy

• Assessment of traffic safety programs

Important Dates:

First Call for papers 12th May 2011

Deadline for abstract submission 25th June 2011

Notification of abstract acceptance 10th July 2011

Deadline for Full paper submission 10th September 2011

Notification of full paper acceptance 15th October 2011

Deadline for revised full paper submission 30th October 2011

Dates of the Conference 12-13 December 2011

Submission and Languages

Types of papers
Two types of papers could be submitted: papers that describe well-developed or completed research (max 6000 words, or around 12 pages of our template) and short papers that describe research in progress (max 3000 words, or around 6 pages of our template). Abstract submission must be in Arabic or English with no more than 500 words. Upon the acceptance of the abstract, full paper can also be submitted in Arabic with English abstract or English with Arabic abstract. For non Arabic speakers, the scientific committee will translate the English abstract into Arabic. Submissions should be sent in Word Document Format or Rich Text Format RTF. Each paper will be subjected to a blind review and will be sent to two to three referees. If the paper is accepted, author(s) will be invited to present the paper and have it included in the published Traffic Safety 2011 Forum proceedings. It is a condition of inclusion that at least one of the authors attends the conference.

Papers should be formatted according to the Traffic Safety template.

Scientific Committee:

Dr. Abd Al-Hameed Al-mojil, Assistant Professor, University of Dammam, College of Architecture (Head of the committee)

Dr. Bhzad Sidawi, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Dammam (Coordinator)

Dr. Nedal T. Ratrout, Chairman of Civil Engineering Department, KFUPM

Dr. Alesia M. Alrazi, Eng. Consultant

Dr. Saad A. Al-Mubayedh, CEO Transport Hi-Tech Consultants

Dr. Mahye Alwahhas, Emergency and Trauma Consultant, King Fahid Educational Hospital, University of Dammam

Mr. Ali Mohsen Al-Zahrani, Eng. Lieutenant Colonel, Cead of Traffic Department

Mr. Talal Abdulah Alharigi, Superintendent Medical Plant Division, Saudi Aramco

Mr. Ziyad S. Alkadi, Educational Adviser, Saudi Aramco


Organizing Committee:

Dr. Abd Al-Hameed Al-mojil, Assistant Professor, University of Dammam, College of Architecture

Mr. Ahmad Hassan Alghamdi, Supervisor of Traffic Awareness Team- Traffic Safety Signature Program (Head of the Committee)

Mr. Abood Al Amoodi, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Dammam


Please visit the forum website: for more Information.


31451 Dammam
Saudi Arabia