The International Doctoral Seminar (IDS) is organized by traffic and transport institutes of currently five universities: Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), Nagoya University (Japan), Tongji University (China), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India), and Vietnamese German University (Vietnam). In the IDS, the doctoral students of the respective well acknowledged transport research institutes present their current research and gain feedback in an extended discussion with an international expert audience. The first seminars organized by TU Darmstadt took place in Kleinwalsertal (Austria) with increasing international participation in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Then, very successful seminars have been held in Gotemba (Japan) 2008, in Darmstadt/Kleinwalsertal (Germany/Austria) 2009, in Shanghai/Wuzhen (China) 2010, in Hochiminh city (Vietnam) 2011, in Darmstadt/Kleinwalsertal (Germany/Austria) 2012.
The IDS aims at giving doctoral candidates the opportunity