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Workshops on “Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions”

WCTR-Society’s Special Interest Group G2 “National and Regional Transport Planning and Policy” is organizing intermediate workshops “Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions” in this autumn. We would like to share the invitation to these upcoming mid-term events in Vienna (24-25 September 2018) and Beijing (13 October 2018).

The Vienna Workshop is organized as a stand-alone event at Vienna University of Technology. Invitation with details are available at: https://web2.bilab.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/mediapool-verkehrsplanung/Diverse/Links/Invitation_WCTR_SIG_G2_mid-term_event.pdf

The Beijing Workshop is organized as a part of TSTE2018 conference. Registration is now open. Further information is available at: http://tste.bjtu.edu.cn/

PhD position at the U of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

The Ph.D. Program Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria under the BioMedAqua project is looking for one Early Stage Researcher (ESR7). Full details are in the enclosed document. The research topic concerns the economic value loss of fish anomalies. Choice modeling will be applied as the main method. The application deadline is 30 August 2018.

 

Themed volume on “Aging and Mobility” in the journal “Research in Transportation Business and Management”

Population aging is a social phenomenon which is affecting different sectors in life including transport. As a result, the body of literature dealing with the mobility of older people and its determinants is developing. On the one hand, older people are remaining much more active and mobile being healthier, licensed to drive, more educated and working longer. On the other hand, the highest increase in the older population is within the older-old segment due to the “aging of aging”. The benefits of mobility in later life and active aging have been widely documented and evidenced. However older people are usually considered as one of the transport disadvantaged groups. More knowledge is needed on the management of transport systems so as to cater for and adapt to the needs of aging societies. This themed volume focuses specifically on managing mobility and transport systems so as to improve the quality of life of older people whilst simultaneously working towards sustainable mobility.

This themed volume welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions that address the management of mobility in later life. Invited topics should be related, but not limited to:

  • Evaluation of different transport infrastructures and their impact on older people as drivers, pedestrians, cyclist or public transport users;
  • The effects of neighbourhood designs and built environment on the quality of life and mobility of older people (e.g. age in place concepts).
  • Assessment of “new” transport services that can improve the mobility of older people;
  • Novel methods that identify and manage the mobility needs and perceptions of older people that have a higher risk of transport deficiency;
  • Empirical data from under-researched case studies such as from contexts in the developing world;
  • Analysis and implications of new technologies specifically targeted to improve mobility as people age.

If you are interested in submitting a paper, you are kindly requested to send a 300 word abstract by the 20th August 2018 to deborah.mifsud@um.edu.mt and maria.attard@um.edu.mt

Following the review of all the abstracts received we will submit the proposal to the editors for consideration and provide feedback to the authors. We expect the full papers by 19th November 2018 to start the review process. We expect publication of the themed volume before the end of 2019.

 

New book on “Inequality in Transport”

Everyone needs transport to move around and to access everyday needs, but for each individual those needs are different, and they change over time and space: herein lie the seeds of inequalities in transport. In Inequality in Transport, David Banister addresses this complex problem, first through an exploration of inequality, its nature, measurement and extent. He then links inequality and the transport sector through detailed analysis of the variations in daily and long-distance travel in Great Britain over a ten-year period. He argues that there must be a much wider interpretation of inequality – one that links actual travel with measures of wellbeing and sustainability, recognizing that these will change over time. In drawing his findings together, he concludes that there must be new thinking in transport policy and planning if transport inequalities are to be alleviated.

The book is now available through amazon kindle https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F2QMS6X/  (price: £9.99) and will be published as a paperback on 12th July through Alexandrine Press (price: £30.00).

Cluster 2 Workshop: E-groceries, digitalization and sustainability

Cluster 2 of NECTAR focuses on policy and environment and is organizing a meeting in Molde (Norway) on the 11th and 12th of October 2018 on the topic of E-groceries, digitalization and sustainability: Which governance, planning and regulation mix do our cities need?

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline 14th April
  • Abstract acceptance/rejection notification 5th June
  • Full paper due 10th October

Updates concerning the workshop will be posted at:

http://www.himolde.no/english/konferanser-og-seminar/cluster2/Pages/side.aspx

The full call for abstracts can be found here.

2018 International Geographical Union Regional Conference

The Transport and Geography Commission of IGU is organizing four themes of special sessions in the IGU 2018 Regional Conference, 6-10 August in Quebec City :

  • Big data for mobilities studies: Applications and critical perspectives
  • Relationships between airline networks, distance and technological change
  • Effects of transport investment on regeneration and social inclusion
  • Impacts of High Speed Rail

The Early Bird (cheapest rate Conference Fee) has been extended to 28th February.

** Submission Procedure:

Please send your abstract (max 250 words, including the object of study, research problem, methods, and conclusions), authors’ affiliation and contact details to the targeted session’s convener(s) as soon as possible (and in any case by 8 March).

Accepted contributors will then need to submit their abstract to the conference by 15 March 2018 at 11:59 pm EST through http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration-submission/how-to-submit/ .

This last step involves to first pay conference fees (see pricelist at http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration-submission/fees/).

Please see below details of our four special sessions.

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Call for Papers: The evolving impact of ICT on activities and travel behavior

Submissions are invited for an edited volume on “The evolving impact of ICT on activities and travel behavior”, which will be part of the Elsevier book series Advances in Transport Policy and Planning”. The call can be found here.

Tentative book chapter titles and 500 word abstracts can be submitted until April 1, 2018. Please contact Eran Ben-Elia for further information.

Mobile Tartu 2018

International Conference on 27-29th of June 2018 in Tartu, Estonia

http://mobiletartu.ut.ee

The aim of the event is to discuss theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of research using mobility data – derived from mobile phone or crowd-sourced social media – and explore practical applications of this data in scientific research, planning, governance and location based services.

In addition, Mobile Tartu 2018 proposes special events:

1) PhD course “Mobile phone based data collection field experiment” on 27th of June

2) “Mobile phones, travel and transportation” organised by NECTAR (http://www.nectar-eu.eu/).

3) “Sensor Data for Smart City” organized by SmartEnCity project of EU H2020 (http://smartencity.eu/)

4) BIG mobile data in official statistics

 

Key dates

1 December 2017 Registration and abstract submission opens
31 January 2018 Deadline of abstract (max 200 words) submission
15 February 2018 Notification of abstract acceptance
31 March 2018 Early Bird registration deadline
13 June 2018 Late registration deadline
20 June 2018 Deadline for submitting a full paper