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Cluster 2 Workshop: E-groceries, digitalization and sustainability

Cluster 2 of NECTAR focuses on policy and environment and is organizing a meeting in Molde (Norway) on the 11th and 12th of October 2018 on the topic of E-groceries, digitalization and sustainability: Which governance, planning and regulation mix do our cities need?

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline 14th April
  • Abstract acceptance/rejection notification 5th June
  • Full paper due 10th October

Updates concerning the workshop will be posted at: http://www.himolde.no/english/konferanser- og-seminar/cluster2/Pages/side.aspx

The full call for abstracts can be found here.

Cluster 6 Workshop: Accessibility in urban modelling: from measurement to policy instruction

It is our pleasure to invite you to the accessibility workshop of NECTAR Cluster 6 which will be held in Lyon, France, the 18 and 19th of June 2018. This workshop welcomes all works dealing with accessibility. If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send an abstract of your presentation (about 500 words) including author names and affiliations and keywords, to Ouassim Manout  and Ioannis Baraklianos, before February 15th. The call for abstracts can be found here. Note that the workshop will be followed by a meeting of the Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) (June 20th).

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/

Workshop: Smart Cities – Governing Accessibility, Air Pollution and Equity

The call for papers for a special joint Cluster 2/6 workshop Smart Cities – Governing Accessibility, Air Pollution and Equity at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, August 24-25, 2017 can be found here.

This workshop aims to discuss the complex relationships between transport, urbanization, inequalities in accessibility and air pollution, and the governance and policy implications of the development of smart and equitable cities and transport policies. The workshop focuses on major cities and metropolitan areas in Europe, North America and Brasil.

 Please note that is a small sized workshop (20 persons) for which University of São Paulo will apply for co-funding from the São Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP. For this application, the full workshop programme, including abstracts and CVs of presenters, is needed. We will be able to fund airline tickets, meals and accommodation for three nights, for one author per paper, if FAPESP provides funding. In the unlikely case that FAPESP funding is unavailable, conference dinner and accommodation for two nights will be offered to 20 participants, for only one author per paper. In addition to invited speakers a limited number of abstracts will be accepted.

 If you are interested to participate in this workshop, please send an abstract of your presentation (about 500 words) including author names and affiliations and keywords, and your CV (2-4 pages) in PDF format to k.t.geurs@utwente.nl and j.p.pritchard@utwente.nl before January 31, 2017.


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.


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.