International Scientific Conference on Aeronautics, Automotive and Railway Engineering and Technologies


Part of the Science Days - 2024 Scientific Forum, Technical University of Sofia

About BulTrans

The International Scientific Conference on Aeronautics, Automotive and Railway Engineering and Technologies BulTrans is organised by the Faculty of Transport at the Technical University of Sofia. It is held annually since 2009, as part of group of conferences, called “Science Days of Technical University of Sofia”. So far, fourteen editions have been carried out, thirteen of them in Sozopol and one (an Anniversary Edition) in Sofia.

The sixteenth issue of the conference, BulTrans-2024, will take place at the Summer Holiday House of Technical University of Sofia in Sozopol, 10th-13th September 2024.

Thorough scientific achievements in the field of transport are presented in the conference. BulTrans is the most prestigious scientific forum for road, rail and air transport in Bulgaria. The international interest is increasing every year. One of the reasons for the growing importance of the conference is that selected reports are published in separate volumes, indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. This has been made possible thanks to the efforts to expand the number of participants and reviewers, focusing on attracting professionals from all over the world.

In 2017 and 2018, BulTrans has partnered with the French publisher EDP Sciences. As a result, two volumes have been published in the open-access proceedings journal MATEC Web of Conferences - Volume 133(2017) and Volume 234(2018), and for 2019 and 2020, our partner was IOP Publishing.

Publishing partner of BulTrans since 2021 is AIP Publishing. Selected papers presented at this year's conference will be published in a separate volume of the AIP Conference Proceedings journal indexed in Scopus (SJR=0.189 (2021)), Web of Science (Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science), and others.

Conference Topics and Scientific Program

The topics of the conference are:

  • Aeronautics;
  • Automotive Engineering and Technologies;
  • Dynamics, Strength and Reliability in Transport;
  • Green Transport;
  • Information Technologies in Transport;
  • Internal Combustion Engines and Alternative Fuels;
  • Railway Engineering and Technologies;
  • Transport Infra-Structure;
  • Transport Management and Logistics;
  • Water Transport.

The program includes

  • Plenary lectures;
  • Scientific presentations and discussions;
  • Presentations of leading companies in the field of transport;
  • Presentations of student teams participating in prestigious international competitions in the field of transport.