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Special session at WCTR 2016: Call for papers

SIGD4 of WCTRS kindly invites abstract submissions for session track D4. – “ICT, Activities, Time Use and Travel Behaviour”. There is a possibility to join the Special Interest Group on the track topic. The deadline for abstracts is 15 March 2015. There is a choice between a track with full review and without. Reviewed papers will be considered for special issues organized by the different tracks. For more information visit the link: http://www.wctrs-conference.com/resources/updateable/pdf/sessions/D4.pdf

Call for papers for the 2015 IGU Moscow Conference

The IGU Transport and Geography Commission are organising three thematic sessions of research papers for the 2015 IGU Moscow Conference

  1. Andrew Goetz (University of Denver, USA) and Becky Loo (University of Hong Kong) are co-convening a session on the theme of Geographical Impacts of Transport and Regional Development, including the study of economic, social, and environmental effects of transport infrastructure investment.
  2. Yves Boquet (University of Bourgogne, France), Anastasia Lomakina (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), and Vladimir Shuvalov are co-convening a session on the theme of Transport Development in Regions of High Latitudes or High Altitude.
  3. Yves Boquet (University of Bourgogne, France), Anastasia Lomakina (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), and Vladimir Shuvalov are co-convening a session on the theme of Russian Transport Issues: Cities, Regions and Neighboring Countries.

For more information please see here.

Call for sessions and papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

The call for sessions and papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open and we would like to invite suggestions for sessions sponsored by the Transport Geography Research Group. The conference will take place at the University of Exeter from the 2nd-4th September and will be chaired by Professor Sarah Whatmore (University of Oxford). The conference theme is Geographies of the Anthropocene

If you would like to have your session sponsored by TGRG, please submit your session proposal to angela.curl@glasgow.ac.uk by Monday 5th January. We will confirm sponsorship the same week and you will then have until Friday 20th February to send out your Call for Papers, choose your presenters and submit your full session proposal to RGS. (more…)

Job post: 250 Academic Fellowships at the University of Leeds

The University of Leeds’ biggest ever recruitment of academic researchers includes exciting new opportunities to join the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS).

A £100m investment (250greatminds.leeds.ac.uk) launched on Wednesday 1 October will recruit 250 early career academic fellows over the next three years. Successful applicants will embark on a five year structured development programme, leading to an established position as an Associate Professor.

Applications are invited to three of the Institute’s core themes, but we also welcome informal inquiries from those with the skills and potential to secure a fellowship in other thematic areas:

  • Big Data and Transport Modelling
  • Transport Resilience
  • Vehicle and Road Automation

Call for papers Cluster 1

Enhancing the network efficiency: air transport and sustainability

NECTAR Cluster 1 workshop 7-8 May 2015, Cranfield, United Kingdom

There are many reasons to strive to improve the efficiency of transport networks. While economic reasons used to dominate the debate, environmental reasons are gaining importance but not, for now, social reasons although increasingly equity is seen as another dimension of efficiency. Air transport networks are a special and important case to examine network efficiency. Demand for air transport is steadily growing over time, on average over 4-5% per annum and this has been taking place for several decades and is predicted to continue in the near future. This is fuelled by economic growth and is seen as an important contributor to growth, but air transport requires heavy investment and is costly to operate. (more…)

Enhancing the network efficiency: air transport and sustainability

NECTAR Cluster 1 workshop 7-8 May 2015, Cranfield, United Kingdom

There are many reasons to strive to improve the efficiency of transport networks. While economic reasons used to dominate the debate, environmental reasons are gaining importance but not, for now, social reasons although increasingly equity is seen as another dimension of efficiency. Air transport networks are a special and important case to examine network efficiency. Demand for air transport is steadily growing over time, on average over 4-5% per annum and this has been taking place for several decades and is predicted to continue in the near future. (more…)