Call for extended abstracts, INTERTRAN Conference

Call for extended abstracts:

INTERTRAN Conference – Thursday and Friday, 17-18 MARCH 2022, Helsinki, Finland

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Implementing “Fit for 55” – The right logistics and transport infrastructure for a net zero-carbon future

The Nordics at the Helm?

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The INTERTRAN Research Group for Sustainable Law and Business (INTERTRAN), at the University of Helsinki and Turku School of Economics welcomes proposals for extended abstracts to be presented at the upcoming international conference on Implementing Fit for 55 – The right transport and logistics infrastructure for a net zero-carbon future. The Nordics at the Helm, organized in collaboration with the Finnish Swedish Chamber of Commerce (FINSVE), the Institute for Sustainability Science at the University of Helsinki (HELSUS) and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland (Svenska kulturfonden).

The conference is open to scholars from different disciplines with a research interest in the topic (e.g. Law, Logistics, Economics). The conference will include presentations by invited participants (March 17) as well as by extended abstracts selected in the course of this call (March 18). For more information, please see:

Proposals for presentations should deal with questions related to the overall theme of the conference. We welcome extended abstracts on the conference theme - The right transport and logistics infrastructure for a net zero-carbon future -, which could address, but are not limited to, topics such as:

  1. Climate Change – challenges and opportunities  (e.g. policy, climate goals, legal framework, international agreements, aims and tools, responsibility and liability, biodiversity and climate policies, just transition, who sets the standards/rules, who pays)
  2. Creating a sustainable physical infrastructure (e.g. multimodal mobility and transport hubs, alternative fuel infrastructure, carbon captures, sustainable supply chain management practices for greening freight transport/logistics)
  3. Operational efforts towards net zero-carbon emissions in logistics and transport (e.g. instruments, tools, leadership towards zero carbon society, market-based measures for greening freight transport/logistics, challenges and opportunities, contracts, (self-regulatory) emission measurement models, Nudging sustainable behavior of transport stakeholders: Information and Transparency – reporting, Emission trading (EU ETS) 
  4. Green financial instruments and economic incentives towards a net zero-carbon future (e.g. classification for environmentally sustainable activities, framework to facilitate sustainable investment (EU taxonomy regulation), carbon pricing
  5. Digitalization of transport and mobility (e.g. challenges and opportunities, security, transport digitalization, autonomous vehicles and shipping, automated contracting, multimodal integrated ticketing)

We invite submissions of extended abstracts of no more than 500 words (Deadline January 15, 2022). Please see the instructions for the extended abstract on the next page.


Instructions for the submission of an extended abstract


  • The maximum length of your extended structured abstract is 500 words in total, including keywords.
  • Abstracts should not contain any tables, graphs, diagrams, etc.
  • Submit your abstract latest January 15, 2022 to
  • If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to


Abstract requirements:



Author(‘s) name(s), affiliation(s), contact email of corresponding author.


From here 500 words are counted. Four sub-headings below and their accompanying explanations must be included:

Purpose/Problem/Research Question:

Description of the overall aim and reasons for undertaking your research, as well as a statement of the problem and research question. If you are building upon previous research, briefly explain why you felt it was important to do so – research gap. This is your opportunity to let readers know why you chose to study your topic or problem and its relevance. Let reader know what your key argument is.

Approach/Design/Methodology (where appropriate/applicable):

This is ‘how’ you did it. Let readers know what you did to reach your (aimed) results. Outline of the approach and/or methodology you have used. Where relevant, include a description of practical methods, tools, protocols, as well as datasets and/or sources that were utilized.

Findings/(Preliminary) conclusions:

Here you explain ‘what’ you found or what you are aiming to find during your study, whether it answers the problem you set out to explore, or whether your hypothesis is/was confirmed.

Originality/Value/Relation to the theme of the conference:

Provide an explanation of the value or expected value of your results regarding the contribution to a net zero-carbon future. This can include theoretical contribution(s) and/or practical implications and/or social impacts. This may also include a conjecture what future research steps could be.