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Symposium “THE FUTURE OF URBAN NETWORK RESEARCH”, September 18 – 20, 2017 at Ghent University (Belgium)

References to ‘urban networks’ in academic books and articles have grown dramatically since the 1950s, and research on the topic of urban networks now extends across many social and natural science disciplines (e.g. geography, sociology, engineering, physics) and over many scales of analysis from the local formation of social networks among neighbours in cities, to the regional formation of inter-city transportation networks, to the global formation of transnational urban-economic networks. This rapid growth in the size, scope, and scale of urban network research has left the area invigorated, but without a clear agenda for future work.

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Special Issue on “Technologies and Control for Sustainable Transportation”

Transportation Research Part C will publish a Special Issue on “Technologies and Control for Sustainable Transportation”. The CFP is available here: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-research-part-c-emerging-technologies/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-technologies-and-control-for-sustainable

This special issue calls for papers that contribute to mathematical models, methodologies, quantitative analyses, and advanced applications that address the impacts of novel technologies and control systems to enhance the sustainability of (urban) transportation systems.

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2016

Tenure track assistant/associate professor Engineering Smart Cities

The Department of Civil Engineering from the University of Twente is seeking candidates for a TT position on Engineering Smart Cities. This TT position focuses on research related to smart city development and links the civil engineering research fields transport, water management and infrastructure management to other relevant fields such as computer science and governance studies. This position is one of 8 TT positions at the Faculty of Engineering Technology. You can submit your application, including a recent CV and motivation letter, before July 10th 2016. See for more information: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UT/vacancy/34705/lang/en/

 

 

NARSC Special Session on “Big data in regional science and transport”

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.

6 full time research positions on cycling in the Netherlands (PhD, researcher/lecturer and postdoctoral researcher)

Cycling booms in many Dutch cities. While smart cycling innovations promise to increase cycling’s modal share in the (peri-)urban transport system even further, little is understood of their impacts or cost and benefit. The “Smart Cycling Futures (SCF)” program investigates if and how smart cycling innovations ─ including ICT-enabled cycling innovations, infrastructures, and social innovations like new business models ─ contribute to more resilient and livable Dutch urban regions.

The program offers 6 fulltime research positions. Deadline for applications May 10th.

For more information, please visithttp://cyclingacademics.blogspot.com/2016/04/6-research-positions-on-cycling.html

Joint NECTAR Cluster 6 and Regional Science Academy Meeting

We are pleased to invite you for a joint NECTAR Cluster 6 and Regional Science Academy meeting on “Geolocalized Data and Accessibility: Benefits and Threats” in Marne-la-Vallée, Paris area, 2-4 June 2016. We are seeking participants who are able to participate for the full three days of this important joint scientific event, which will be a combination of research papers presentation and brainstorm thinking on new roadmaps for future research in this field.

Deadline for submissions is: 31 March 2016

Abstracts should be sent to pierre.zembri@enpc.fr and olivier.bonin@ifsttar.fr.

The call for abstracts can be found here.