Road congestion remains a persistent problem in major African cities, causing significant disruption. This situation has long prevailed in metropolises such as Lagos and Accra, while it is more recent in cities such as Ouagadougou. The repercussions of this phenomenon are manifold, adversely affecting health, the environment, the economy and the well-being of local residents.

There is a world-renowned conference such as the Transport Research Arena (TRA), supported by the European Union, which tackles the subject of transport in its entirety. However, the discussions at this event focus mainly on the realities specific to developed countries, such as driverless vehicles, high-speed trains, drone deliveries, vehicles capable of transforming into airplanes and so on. These themes do not necessarily correspond to the challenges faced by African countries, such as the energy deficit, infrastructure shortcomings, governance problems, etc., which are everyday aspects of our reality

Other local African realities, such as two-wheeled means of transport, are often the cause of accidents: for example, according to the statistical yearbook of Burkina Faso’s national police force, 13766 cases of accidents involving two-wheeled vehicles were recorded in 2022. Other local African realities, such as traditional animal-drawn means of transport, anarchic congestion of public roads and the very advanced age of motor vehicles, also need to be taken into account in African transport policies.

Conference themes


Transport infrastructure in Africa, professionalization of the informal transport system: challenges and opportunities


Sustainable urban mobility, resilience and innovative, efficient solutions


Regional integration, connectivity and digital collaboration


Governance, planning and socio-economic development of urban mobility


Abstract submission: June 20, 2024

Submission of articles: August 30, 2024

Notification to authors: September 15, 2024

Submission of final versions: September 30, 2024

Author registration: September 30, 2024

Instructions to authors

let's Meet Program committee

  • Pr YELEMOU Tiguiane, Université Nazi BONI
  • Dr TRAORE Yaya, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO
  • Dr GUINKO T. Ferdinand, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO
  • Dr NIKIEMA Aude, Institut des Sciences de la Société/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Dr SIGUÉ Ousseini, Institut des Sciences de la Société/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Dr YANOGO Isidore, Université Norbert ZONGO
  • Dr KIETTYETTA Jean, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO
  • Pr Jean-François KOBIANE, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO
  • Pr COMPAORE Georges, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO
  • Dr SANGLI Gabriel, Université Joseph KI-ZERBO
  • Dr OUEDRAOGO Mady, Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie
  • Dr Mahamadou BELEM, Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique/Université Nazi BONI, Burkina Faso

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Equipe de recherche "Systèmes d'information et Ingénierie de la Connaissance" (SIIC)
Laboratoire de Mathématique et Informatique
Université Joseph KI-ZERBO
Institut National des Sciences de la Société (INSS)
Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité Urbaine et de la Sécurité Routière (MTMUSR)
Ministère de la Transition Digitale, des Postes et des Communications Electroniques (MTDPCE)
Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Burkina Faso
SONABEL/Direction de la distribution
Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie (INSD)
Réseau des Enseignants chercheurs et Chercheurs en Informatique du Faso


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