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Monthly Archive: November 2017

Special NECTAR session at Mobile Tartu Conference 2018

Call for papers

We are pleased to invite you for a special session Mobile Phones, Travel and Transportation organised by Cluster 8 (ICT) of NECTAR at the Mobile Tartu international conference, Estonia, June 27-29th, 2018.

Main topic

The use of mobile phone data within the field of transportation is increasing. GSM and GPS data generated by phones are used for analysis varying from determining the average speed at certain road sections to gathering revealed preference data of travellers regarding their travel behaviour (e.g. mode and route choice). As a result mobile phone data is increasingly used to better understand the daily urban system providing decision information for road authorities as well as road users and private companies.

Topics of interest

We seek to attract papers which will provide insights both from a conceptual and an empirical perspective, on the use of mobile phone data or smart phone apps within the field of transportation.

Important dates

Abstract submissions: 31 January 2018

Abstract acceptance: 15 February 2018

Paper deadline: 20 June 2016

Detailed information can be found here.

Special NECTAR session at the Regional Science Association Conference 2018

It is our pleasure to invite you to a Special Session promoted by NECTAR Cluster 5 (Leisure, Recreation and Tourism) during the 12th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), to be held in Goa (India), between May 29 and June 1, 2018. A broad range of topics related to regional science will be discussed, including a special session about “The future of tourism” (see call for papers here). All the information about the Congress (including a large group of notorious keynote speakers) can be found here: http://regionalscience.org/2018worldcongress/

The call for papers is open until November 30.


7th International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment, Hong Kong

The 7th International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA): Smart Transportation takes place in Hong Kong 6-8 June, 2018. This Symposium aims to foster excellence in dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) research and practice, and provide a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and challenges on DTA and related transportation science research problems. The theme of this Symposium is smart transportation. It is jointly organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the The Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS).

Practitioners and academics are cordially invited to share their knowledge, experience and insights on the design, analytics, investigations, analysis, planning, operation, engineering, co-ordination and management of smart transport systems, taking into account the time-varying characteristics of travel demand and supply and the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. The Symposium will last three full days (from Wednesday to Friday). The technical program may include plenary sessions, paper presentations, and interactive sessions. Deadline for submission of extended abstracts is 30 November 2017.

For details, please visit the conference website at:  http://www.hksts.org/dta2018/