Special NECTAR session at Mobile Tartu Conference 2018

Call for papers

We are pleased to invite you for a special session Mobile Phones, Travel and Transportation organised by Cluster 8 (ICT) of NECTAR at the Mobile Tartu international conference, Estonia, June 27-29th, 2018.

Main topic

The use of mobile phone data within the field of transportation is increasing. GSM and GPS data generated by phones are used for analysis varying from determining the average speed at certain road sections to gathering revealed preference data of travellers regarding their travel behaviour (e.g. mode and route choice). As a result mobile phone data is increasingly used to better understand the daily urban system providing decision information for road authorities as well as road users and private companies.

Topics of interest

We seek to attract papers which will provide insights both from a conceptual and an empirical perspective, on the use of mobile phone data or smart phone apps within the field of transportation.

Important dates

Abstract submissions: 31 January 2018

Abstract acceptance: 15 February 2018

Paper deadline: 20 June 2016

Detailed information can be found here.

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.

 

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.

 

NECTAR Joint Cluster 1 and Cluster 6 International Workshop

It is our pleasure to invite all NECTAR members for the joint meeting of Cluster 1 (Networks) and Cluster 6 (Accessibility) on “Transport Infrastructures for better Accessibility, Equity and Territorial Cohesion” which will be held 20-21 October 2016 in Warsaw. Abstracts can be submitted until 30th June 2016. More detailed information can be found here.