The intention of the 4rd International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure – CETRA 2016 is to bring together scientists and experts in the fields of road and railway engineering, and give them one more opportunity to present the results of their research, findings and innovations. The development of a society, particularly its economic development, is presently unthinkable without a developed transportation infrastructure, roads and railways in particular. The conference will be an opportunity for scientists and experts in the field of roads and railways to analyze problems encountered in everyday engineering practice and to offer possible solutions for a more efficient planning, design, construction and maintenance in these areas.
A great novelty is that the CETRA 2016 conference will be indexed in the TRID base, which is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database, and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide. In addition, the TRID base has accepted all papers that were published at previous CETRA conferences. Papers form CETRA 2014 will fully be entered in the base by the end of November, those from the CETRA 2012 conference by the end of December, and papers from CETRA 2010 by the end of January 2016. We are still waiting for the decision on indexing the already published CETRA conference papers in the SCOPUS and Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge. The indexation in such bases is important for achieving greater recognition for the conference itself, for the published papers and, clearly, for their authors.