Cluster 8 (ICT) is organising a special NECTAR session on “Mobile big data for spatial mobility and transport planning” at the Mobile Tartu Conference 2024, Tartu, Estonia, 12th – 14th of June 2024. The details can be found here:
The call for abstracts can be found here; Deadline for abstract submissions: 28 February 2022.
We are pleased to invite you for a special session Mobile Phones, mobility and Transportation organised by Cluster 8 (ICT) of NECTAR at the Mobile Tartu international conference in Tartu, Estonia, 28th – 30th of June 2022. The deadline for abstract submissions is 28 February 2022. Please find the call for abstracts here.
The call for abstracts can be found here.
We are pleased to invite you for a special session Mobile Phones, Travel and Transportation organized by Cluster 8 (ICT) of NECTAR at the Mobile Tartu international conference, Estonia, 29th of June – 1st of July 2020. Abstract submissions are due on 31 January 2020. The call can be found here.
This Special Issue published by the Journal of Transport Geography and edited by Emmanouil Tranos and Elizabeth Mack aims to critically assess and demonstrate how new sources of big data and the related methodological developments have influenced transport geography research. Specifically, the special issue demonstrates the value of such data sources by presenting a collection of cutting edge geographical empirical studies, which take advantage of the ‘three Vs’ that characterize these data (variety, volume, and velocity). In these pieces, a variety of data sources are utilized, which range from train timetables and flows to bike sharing data, to Tweets and to data about individual mobility trajectories from wearable global positioning system (GPS) devices. Transport geography has always been a cross-disciplinary community, but it seems that the availability of new sources of big data has drastically enhanced this characteristic of the field. The special issue can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.08.003
This special issue is the output of an international workshop, which was co-organized by the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and NECTAR Cluster 8 in March 2016 in Seville, Spain. The success of the event, in terms of the large number of participants (around 40 presentations), and also the cross-disciplinary nature of the participants, which included engineers, transportation geographers, urban planners, physicists and cultures geographers initiated this special issue.
International Conference on 27-29th of June 2018 in Tartu, Estonia
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
|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
Detailed information is available here.
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.
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.
Abstract submissions: 31 January 2018
Abstract acceptance: 15 February 2018
Paper deadline: 20 June 2016
Detailed information can be found here.
Cluster 8 of NECTAR on Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) is a organising a special session for the 63rd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC), November 9-12, Minneapolis, on big data applications in regional science and transport. Deadline for abstract submissions is June 24th. Detailed information can be found here.