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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.

Workshops on “Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions”

WCTR-Society’s Special Interest Group G2 “National and Regional Transport Planning and Policy” is organizing intermediate workshops “Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions” in this autumn. We would like to share the invitation to these upcoming mid-term events in Vienna (24-25 September 2018) and Beijing (13 October 2018).

The Vienna Workshop is organized as a stand-alone event at Vienna University of Technology. Invitation with details are available at: https://web2.bilab.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/mediapool-verkehrsplanung/Diverse/Links/Invitation_WCTR_SIG_G2_mid-term_event.pdf

The Beijing Workshop is organized as a part of TSTE2018 conference. Registration is now open. Further information is available at: http://tste.bjtu.edu.cn/

PhD position at the U of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

The Ph.D. Program Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria under the BioMedAqua project is looking for one Early Stage Researcher (ESR7). Full details are in the enclosed document. The research topic concerns the economic value loss of fish anomalies. Choice modeling will be applied as the main method. The application deadline is 30 August 2018.

 

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.