Various special Sessions related to “urban transport planning and policy” will be organised at the AIIT 2nd International Congress “TIS ROMA 2019: Transport Infrastructure and Systems in a Changing World” in collaboration with the Italian Association for Traffic and Transport Engineering (AIIT), at the Automobile Club d’Italia Headquarters in Rome 23-24 September 2019. The call for abstracts (due by 12th February 2019) can be found here.
Marcin Stepniak, Veronique van Acker and Nikolas Thomopoulos are organizing a special session at the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference which will be held in Santiago de Compostela, 5-7th June 2019. The theme of special session is “Predicting Spatial Impacts of Automated Vehicles”. Submission deadline for abstracts is 28th February 2019. More details can be found here.
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/
The Transport and Geography Commission of IGU is organizing four themes of special sessions in the IGU 2018 Regional Conference, 6-10 August in Quebec City :
- Big data for mobilities studies: Applications and critical perspectives
- Relationships between airline networks, distance and technological change
- Effects of transport investment on regeneration and social inclusion
- Impacts of High Speed Rail
The Early Bird (cheapest rate Conference Fee) has been extended to 28th February.
** Submission Procedure:
Please send your abstract (max 250 words, including the object of study, research problem, methods, and conclusions), authors’ affiliation and contact details to the targeted session’s convener(s) as soon as possible (and in any case by 8 March).
Accepted contributors will then need to submit their abstract to the conference by 15 March 2018 at 11:59 pm EST through http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration-submission/how-to-submit/ .
This last step involves to first pay conference fees (see pricelist at http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration-submission/fees/).
Please see below details of our four special sessions.
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International Conference on 27-29th of June 2018 in Tartu, Estonia
The aim of the event is to discuss theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of research using mobility data – derived from mobile phone or crowd-sourced social media – and explore practical applications of this data in scientific research, planning, governance and location based services.
In addition, Mobile Tartu 2018 proposes special events:
1) PhD course “Mobile phone based data collection field experiment” on 27th of June
2) “Mobile phones, travel and transportation” organised by NECTAR (http://www.nectar-eu.eu/).
3) “Sensor Data for Smart City” organized by SmartEnCity project of EU H2020 (http://smartencity.eu/)
4) BIG mobile data in official statistics
|1 December 2017
||Registration and abstract submission opens
|31 January 2018
||Deadline of abstract (max 200 words) submission
|15 February 2018
||Notification of abstract acceptance
|31 March 2018
||Early Bird registration deadline
|13 June 2018
||Late registration deadline
|20 June 2018
||Deadline for submitting a full paper
Special session at 2018 International Geographical Union Regional Conference
Quebec City 6-10 August
The quantity and variety of Big Data have been increasing in recent years due to a network of sensors and portables, but also due to the use of Internet and social networks. This information is generated at great velocity which enables the study of dynamic processes in almost “real time”. In the technological era, human activity leaves a digital trace and frequently this trace is geolocalized. Some examples are the use of GPS for navigation, the activity/signal registered by our smartphones, the use of transport intelligent cards, bike renting systems, the use of credit cards or social networks.
These new sources of data are very useful for studying mobility patterns and improving transport planning. Therefore, we can estimate transit travel times using the API of Google Maps or TomTom data, or we can calculate origin and destination matrices using the activity recorded by our smartphones or transport intelligent cards. Traffic flows can be estimated using mobile phone data or using the video cameras to count cars or citizens in a street. Furthermore, public bicycle parking spots can be used to study their origin and destination flows and car parking data is useful to observe the number of cars parked in different locations. On the other hand, social networks are a valuable source of data for mobility pattern analysis, but also, we can look into qualitative aspects related with mobility by using semantic intelligence techniques.
Big Data also raises the issue of both its technical and scientific limits. There is a big challenge in knowing the biases’ magnitude associated with Big Data. Knowing what or who is covered depends on the source of data and whether it is representative of different social groups and different kinds of mobilities. Therefore within this session there will be room to also debate about data quality, potential biases (e.g., related to the use of data obtained from a single phone provider, use of social networks etc.) and various data restrictions.
If you are interested to participate in this special session, please send an abstract of your presentation (max 250 words, including the object of study, research problem, methods, and conclusions), authors’ affiliation and contact details to Ana Condeço – Melhorado (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by 15 February 2018. We will notify contributors of acceptance as they went along and by 22 February 2018 for last submissions.
Accepted contributors will then need to submit their abstract to the conference by 15 March 2018 at 11:59 pm EST through http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration-submission/how-to-submit/. This step involves to first pay conference fees (see pricelist at http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration-submission/fees/).
See call for abstracts here.
The annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) will take place March 29 – April 2, 2016 in San Francisco. Abstracts for a special paper session on (Im)mobilities in the city – creating knowledge for planning cities in the Global South and postcolonial cities can be submitted until October 20, 2015. See here for more information.