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Call for Abstracts – Special sessions at WCTR SIG G3 Urban Transport Planning and Policy

Various special Sessions related to “urban transport planning and policy” will be organised at the AIIT 2nd International Congress “TIS ROMA 2019: Transport Infrastructure and Systems in a Changing World” in collaboration with the Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering (AIIT), at the Automobile Club d’Italia Headquarters in Rome 23-24 September 2019. The call for abstracts (due by 12th February 2019) can be found here.

 

Special Session SS10: Predicting spatial impacts of automated vehicles

Marcin Stepniak, Veronique van Acker and Nikolas Thomopoulos are organizing a special session at the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference which will be held in Santiago de Compostela, 5-7th June 2019. The theme of special session is “Predicting Spatial Impacts of Automated Vehicles”. Submission deadline for abstracts is 28th February 2019. More details can be found here.

NECTAR PhD Award

The 3rd NECTAR PhD award will consider PhD theses written in English which have been or will be defended between June 2017 and May 2019. We will also consider submissions consisting of sets of journal papers which are to be included in a future thesis, and which are representative for its quality. PhD thesis work can be submitted only by a supervisor who should be a NECTAR member (i.e. 2018 and 2019 membership is paid).

PhD supervisors who wish to submit their PhD thesis work for consideration should send (a) an electronic copy of the summary of the thesis and (b) the PhD thesis (or collection of papers) in PDF format before January 31, 2019 to the NECTAR secretariat (Ana Condeço-Melhorado) at nectar.secretariat@gmail.com

See here for more information.

Call for papers “Transport Infrastructures: Investments, Evaluation and Regional Economic Growth”

Cluster 2 and Cluster 1 of NECTAR (Network of European Communications and Transport Activities Research) together with TRELAB (Transport Research Lab, Roma Tre University) are organizing a workshop in Rome (Italy) on the 22 of March 2019. More information can be found on the workshop website. The call for papers can be found here.

Research assistant fellowship in Lisbon

We would like to inform you about a 18 month research assistant fellowship in Lisbon funded by the Portuguese Research Foundation for the research project: Transport Infrastructure and Urban Spatial Structure: Economic, Social and Environmental Effects. Candidates must hold a master’s degree in civil engineering, transport planning, geography and spatial planning or similar fields. They should have experience in GIS modelling and accessibility analysis. For full details see here or the following link:
http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=105157&lang=pt
The closing date for applications is 15/11/2018 Successful applicants will be encouraged to apply for a FCT PhD fellowship during the duration of the contract.

Special issue: “Big Data: A New Opportunity for Transport Geography?”

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.