The UTSG Electronic Mailing List

An Email based mailing list has been established by the Universities Transport Study Group (UTSG). The list provides an electronic discussion forum and information resource for researchers in the field of transport primarily, but not exclusively, in the academic community.

The list was established in October 1993, and has a steadily growing membership, including researchers in all continents of the World.

The aim of the list is to facilitate information sharing, (e.g. news of new research, conferences, seminars and workshops) and to promote links, collaborative working, joint problem-solving and mutual support. Depending on the level of usage of the list and on demand, sub-lists may be set up in the future for special interests or particular types of information.

The list is administered by the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. It is one of several hundred lists managed by the JISCmail facility funded by the Higher and Further Education Councils of the UK.

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Dear UTSG members,

This year, the annual conference of Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN)
will take place in conjunction with the biennial conference *CERI 2018 *
organised by the Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (*CERAI*
The joint conference will be held in University College Dublin
from 29th-30th August, 2018.

I would like to invite you all to submit a paper from your group to the
joint conference via the following portal: **
<>*, **Track: Transportation (ITRN)* [...]
Posted: January 14, 2018, 10:28 pm
Dear UTSG Members,

The Organizing Committee of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation
Systems Conference 2018 (ITSC2018) solicits proposals for full and
half-day workshops to be held on Sunday, 04th November 2018. This day
of tutorials and workshops will precede the main conference, which
will take place from Monday, November 05 through Wednesday, November
07, in Hawaii, US. [...]
Posted: January 14, 2018, 2:45 pm
Call for Papers - “Changing Landscapes for Inclusive Mobility: new research insights and future directions” – RGS/IBG 2018
[With apologies for cross posting]
Dear all,

We are inviting abstract submissions from researchers and postgraduate students to the TGRG sponsored session “Changing Landscapes for Inclusive Mobility: new research insights and future directions” at the RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, which will take place from 28 to 31 August 2018 in Cardiff, UK. [...]
Posted: January 11, 2018, 12:26 pm
Dear Colleagues,

From January to March 2018, the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) at the University of Oxford will host a lecture series on the theme of 'Mobilities and Social Justice'. This series will bring together a group of leading academics and practitioners to unpack the connections between transport and mobility justice and broader issues of social justice. From the gig economy to the challenges of gender and generation, these four seminars will examine why mobility matters for social justice in a changing world, and what mobile justice might look like. [...]
Posted: January 11, 2018, 12:00 pm
Subject: RGS-IBG 2018 Session CfA: Cycle and bike-sharing accessibility and
equity in the changing urban transport landscape. Deadline 5th Feb
The 2018 The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International
be held at Cardiff University in Cardiff, from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31
August 2018. The chair's theme for the 2018 Annual Conference is
Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography. [...]
Posted: January 10, 2018, 4:41 pm
Dear UTSG Members,


The Transport Practitioners' Meeting (TPM) is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers to present topical papers, share knowledge, engage in constructive debates and disseminate the latest thinking across the profession. [...]
Posted: January 10, 2018, 3:24 pm
Dear colleagues,

A Happy New Year to you all!

I would like to draw your attention to the above event which will be held on 8 March 2018 at Coventry Museum of Transport. Please use this link to find all the details including the programme and speakers (

This event will inform the audience on the current status of electric motorsport and offer some insights into the design and technology currently in use. [...]
Posted: January 10, 2018, 3:02 pm
Dear all,

The Social Dynamics team at Bell Labs Cambridge (UK) is looking for summer
interns to work on the following internship projects (also available on

1. You are what You Eat - Study food consumption data and their
relationship with people well-being. Enrolled in PhD in Computational
Social Science or related fields. Experience with Python, machine learning,
network analysis. [...]
Posted: January 10, 2018, 1:35 am
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) is inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor
for Digitisation und Automation in the Transport and Mobility System.

The position will become available from 1st January 2019 at the Institute for Transport Studies, Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). The successful candidate will establish a new research group that will analyse the impacts of digitisation and automation in transport and mobility at a systems level. Both professorship and research group are co-sponsored by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, [...]
Posted: January 9, 2018, 4:32 pm
Dear colleagues,

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund is inviting extended abstracts on subjects that develop the strategic thinking about the English Road network in two key areas - User Experience and Governance.

Following publication of its report 'A Major Road Network for England' the Fund is keen to continue the development of thinking about the entire road network (in England) in order that improvements can be achieved in planning and delivery of a better road service for the future. [...]
Posted: January 9, 2018, 2:50 pm
AIR QUALITY EXPOSURE AND MOBILITY TRACING: Monitoring, modelling and understanding local-level air quality and individual exposure to inform policy.

Monday January 29th, 13.00 -16.00, Science Central, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
(Science Central is located close to St James Metro Station. The Workshop will take place in the Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building, Room USB.3.032.MR)

An afternoon workshop that will demonstrate how new estimates of local air quality, coupled with individual mobility traces, can be used to better understand the impacts of air pollution and inform new transport/health policies. [...]
Posted: January 8, 2018, 12:10 pm
If you are attending TRB this year, you may consider joining us at the TRB Workshop on Doctoral Research in Transportation Modeling and Travel Behavior on Sunday, January 7th from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm (Convention Center, Room 146B, Washington, D.C.). A selected number of doctoral students who either graduated recently or will graduate soon will present their research in lightning talks, followed by a poster session. [...]
Posted: January 5, 2018, 3:16 pm
Dear colleagues,

Merry Christmas!

At the Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering of the Technical University of Munich, we have just opened a new doctoral position, on a very exciting new project on modelling the impacts of demand responsive van pooling “D-VanPool” . More information on the position and requirements is available here: [...]
Posted: December 24, 2017, 8:36 am
With apologies for cross posting...

------- Forwarded message follows -------

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department of Imperial College Business School is pleased to announce an ESRC Case PhD Studentship with a focus on Data Driven Business Models in Smart Cities.

The studentship is sponsored by the ESRC LISS Doctoral Training Partnership.

Deadline of applications is January 8 - with some flexibility though. [...]
Posted: December 21, 2017, 8:49 am
*Applications are invited for a permanent researcher to work with the
Advanced Data Analytics in Transport (ADAIT) team at Data61, CSIRO,
Australia. Please find the details below: *

*The position*

CSIRO's Data61 has an outstanding opportunity for an innovative researcher
with highly developed mathematical expertise to join their Advanced Data
Analytics in Transport Team.

At Data61 we bring together exceptional people from research and industry
to create an ICT research Centre of Excellence in Australia. The Advanced
Data Analytics in Transport (ADAIT) is a prestigious research and
development team of Data61. The ADAIT team resides in the Analytics Program
at [...]
Posted: December 21, 2017, 1:14 am
Hello all,

My colleagues at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro have sent me the
following Call for Abstracts (due 14 January 2018):

"The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and the European
Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), with its global network Scientists for Cycling
(S4C), are delighted to invite researchers working on cycling-related
issues from all around the world and all relevant academic disciplines to
participate in the Scientists for Cycling sessions at Velo-city Rio de
Janeiro, which will take place from 12 to 15 June 2018. [...]
Posted: December 20, 2017, 8:21 pm
The Transportation Special Interest Group of the System Dynamics Society are pleased to announce our upcoming workshop "System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling", hosted by BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, University of Vienna.

The workshop will take place on Friday 23rd March, with an informal evening meal on Thursday 22nd March. [...]
Posted: December 20, 2017, 5:18 pm
#yiv3370740104 #yiv3370740104 -- P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}#yiv3370740104 Dear colleagues and friends,

As 2017 is nearly over, I wish to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support and contributions for Open Principles in Science and Education. Our thanks to all of you for your  selfless contributions that helped us achieve a wonderful 2017.  [...]
Posted: December 19, 2017, 1:03 pm
Dear colleagues,

[Call for Papers "Impacts of new mobility services from the viewpoint of
Local Communities and Regions"]

World Conference on Transport Research Society's Special Interest Group
WCTR SIG G2 "National and Regional Transport Planning and Policy" is
announcing a new Call for Papers *"Impacts of new mobility services from
the viewpoint of Local Communities and Regions"* for two workshops that
will be planned in autumn 2018 in Vienna, Austria and in Beijing, China. [...]
Posted: December 19, 2017, 11:11 am
[apologies for cross posting]

Dear all,
Call for Papers on 'Changing Landscapes of Work and Travel'
RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, 28-31 August 2018, Cardiff, UK.
Session sponsored by Transport Geography Research Group.
Session convenors: Simon Blainey & Darja Reuschke (University of Southampton)
The landscapes of work are rapidly changing in mature economies, as economic and lifestyle transitions lead an increasing number of people to work in ways which are different from the traditional 'nine to five' pattern.  Whether this involves flexible working hours, home working, mobile working, itinerant working, peripatetic working, or real or notional self-employment [...]
Posted: December 19, 2017, 8:42 am
PhD Scholarship on 'Modelling transport and energy choices using big data sources' for Home UK/EU Students at ITS Leeds

We are looking for a highly motivated student to conduct PhD research on using emerging big data sources for choice modelling including, but not limited to, GPS traces, mobile phone records, bank and loyalty card transactions and geo-coded social-media data. Please see details below. [...]
Posted: December 18, 2017, 1:55 pm
Dear colleagues,
The 2018 AESOP Association of European Schools of Planning Conference will take place in Gothenburg 10-14 July 2018. I hope you may be interested to participate and send your contribution to the ‘Mobilities’ track!

The call for papers (extended abstract) is available at the following link (deadline 15th January):

And more info on the ‘Mobilities’ track is available here: [...]
Posted: December 18, 2017, 12:11 pm
Dear colleagues,

As you may know, hEART 2018 will take place in Athens, Greece, during September 5-7, 2018. The 1st Call for Papers (extended abstracts) is available at the following link:

(the deadline is March 1st, but it is never too early to start thinking about this!)

The conference website, where up-to-date information will be continuously available, is [...]
Posted: December 16, 2017, 9:44 pm
UTSG 50th Annual Conference


3rd -5th January 2018

Registration Deadline: 19th December

It is a gentle reminder that the 50th UTSG Annual Conference (3rd-5th January 2018) registration is available only until 19th December.

Please follow the registration link on to register.
Please check the registration fees for students and staff from academic institutions at [...]
Posted: December 15, 2017, 8:06 pm
Research Associate: Kinetic Energy Recovery for Urban Logistics Applications
Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a full-time researcher to work on a collaborative project entitled 'Kinetic Energy Recovery for Urban Logistics Applications (KERS-URBAN)', which received funding from the Innovate UK and Office for Low Emissions Vehicles low emissions freight and logistics trial competition. The work will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Marc Stettler. [...]
Posted: December 15, 2017, 5:37 pm

The Midlands Intelligent Mobility Conference will take place at the Nottingham Conference Centre on 24th January 2018. It will provide a national platform to bring together industry, government and the academic sectors to look at the national strategies to integrate new transport technologies and services. This conference will offer a critical look at the myths about future transport and explore issues brought about by the transition to Intelligent Mobility assessing potential benefits and dis-benefits. [...]
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:59 am
Would you like to keep abreast of current happenings in urban planning around the world but don’t have time to search various outlets? The planning team at the University of Queensland has created a custom Flipboard magazine for planners and city aficionados. Follow our Int’l Urban Planning News magazine on the web ( or in the Flipboard App. Enjoy! Dorina Pojani Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland Australia Web: Sent with AquaMail for Android
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:50 am
Dear Colleague,
UCL'a Transport Institute has published a new report, 'The Landscape for Transport Research: Academic Research Funding, Paradigm Shift, and Recommendations for the Research Community,’ which draws on interviews with stakeholders who conduct, commission, or fund transport research in the UK.

The report identifies several tensions between the academic research community and commissioners and funders. There are four recommendations, the broadest of which suggests the community should come together to assess research needs and articulate their preferred paradigm for academic research. Such a process would be particularly relevant for contributing to the shape of EPSRC’s next three-year delivery plan [...]
Posted: December 14, 2017, 11:13 pm
Apologies for resending this but the weblink in the previous version did not work -- this has now been corrected.

Please pass this message on to people who might be interested.

At the Transport Studies Unit we are hiring a Research Associate for a three year project on informal everyday mobilities in cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and possibly in India and/or Colombia. The project will consider how and to what extent informal transport systems – (mini)bus, taxi, motorcycle/moped, tri/bicycle – enable upward social mobility and wellbeing for both end users and those, like drivers and operators, who provide such systems. [...]
Posted: December 14, 2017, 7:53 am
The International Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport (CASPT) and the International Transit Data Symposium are coming to Brisbane, 23-25 July 2018. I hope you may be interested to participate! More information is at<>

There is also still time to get in an extended abstract for the conference. We are extending the submission deadline for the abstracts to 31 December 2017! Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. [...]
Posted: December 14, 2017, 3:27 am
Apologies for cross-posting

At the Transport Studies Unit we are hiring a Research Associate for a three year project on informal everyday mobilities in cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and possibly in India and/or Colombia. The project will consider how and to what extent informal transport systems - (mini)bus, taxi, motorcycle/moped, tri/bicycle - enable upward social mobility and wellbeing for both end users and those, like drivers and operators, who provide such systems. It will combine multiple methods and data, including GPS data, interviews and ethnography, to explore a range of topics such as: [...]
Posted: December 13, 2017, 2:25 pm
This conference scheduled for May 2018 in Glasgow brings together transport researchers and practitioners. The call for abstracts is still open at
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:44 pm
Dear Colleagues

Join us on the 13th December 2017 at 4pm at Imperial College London for the next Centre for Transport Studies Seminar.

This week we host Dr. Jonn Axsen of Simon Fraser University to provide insights on how policy-makers, consumers, and other stakeholders can help make the transition to electric mobility a success. [...]
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:15 pm
Dear colleagues,

The IGU Transport & Geography Commission is delighted to announce four
special sessions to be held within the next IGU Regional Conference
(Quebec City, 6-10 August 2018):

- 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 [...]
Posted: December 11, 2017, 12:11 pm
Dear all,

Please follow the below link to find information about the Mobile Tartu 2018.

For those not familiar with the conference, this is an established event which started in 2008 and aims 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. [...]
Posted: December 8, 2017, 10:05 am
*With apologies for cross posting*

Dear all,

A PhD Studentship on 'Understanding Travel Patterns of Multi-Location Workers' is available at the University of Southampton as part of the ESRC South Coast DTP.

This project will study various forms of multi-location working (where workers usually work in more than one place) to understand how the work and non-work travel of multi-location workers impacts on society and the environment. For example, does multi-location working increase or decrease travel and under which circumstances? The project will involve analysis of complex secondary datasets and the development of multivariate models. [...]
Posted: December 8, 2017, 9:40 am
INSTR2018, Sydney, 16 to 19 January 2018

Registration for 7th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR2018), which takes place in Sydney from 16 to 19 January 2018, will close on 17 December 2017. To register, please visit<>.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BELL | Chair of Ports and Maritime Logistics
Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) | University of Sydney Business School [...]
Posted: December 8, 2017, 3:57 am
The Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship funded by the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) entitled: "Accelerating innovation in new mobility services”. This is a prestigious and generous 3-year fellowship, open to candidates who are within 4 years of submission of their PhD thesis. [...]
Posted: December 7, 2017, 5:27 pm
Dear Colleagues,

We are currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship funded by the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) on the "Social and Economic Implications of Transport Sharing and Automation”.

The overall objective of the RCUK Innovation Fellowship is to undertake innovation-oriented research, where the research questions are co-produced with industry partners, and to further the goals of the Industrial Strategy. Industry partners include Petter Brett Associates, MasS Scotland, and PTV UK. [...]
Posted: December 7, 2017, 3:52 pm
Dear all,

Since the deadline for applying is only a few days away from now (11 Dec. 23:59 - UK time), this is the last reminder for those interested to start doctoral studies with us.

This e-mail means to advertise an intriguing new opportunity for a full three-year PhD Scholarship in a state-of-the-art thematic area referring to Cybersecurity and Autonomous Vehicles under my supervision, starting this January (or soon after) at the University of Huddersfield.
This is a studentship funded by the Huddersfield Business School and the University's prestigious Artificial Intelligence Research Fund initiative. [...]
Posted: December 7, 2017, 11:03 am
Dear all,

We are currently working on a rapid Review on Automation in Freight Transport and Handling Systems, within a Foresight project on the Future of Mobility. The project is within the UK government, and it aims to inform and support policy makers to make decisions on the future of mobility looking at 2040. [...]
Posted: December 6, 2017, 4:56 pm
Dear Colleagues

The deadline for the receipt of abstracts for STAR 2018 is 15 December 2017

The 14th annual STAR (Scottish Transport Applications and Research) Conference will be held in Glasgow on 22 May 2018.


Details about the conference can be found at:<<>>

The Call for Abstracts can be downloaded from the site. [...]
Posted: December 6, 2017, 4:23 pm

Please forward the following post to appropriate ECAs and graduates in your faculties:

The successful post-holder will work with the WISE-ACT Chair (Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport), Dr Nikolas Thomopoulos, but could also benefit from other training and working opportunities in the department.


Posted: December 4, 2017, 9:26 pm
The Institute for Transport Studies (IVe) at the University of Natural Resources an Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna is looking for a part-time (20h/week) postdoctoral research associate to establish a research area with focus on System Dynamics Modelling in transport, while at the same time building a strong link to already established research activities at the institute. [...]
Posted: December 4, 2017, 9:23 am
Apologies for Cross Posting.

Dear all, 

Following a late cancellation, we have one vacancy left for our executive education course on Health, Wellbeing and Transport, to be held Tuesday 5th- Friday 8th December 2017, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

The course is part of our Global Challenges in Transport programme, which provides researchers and practitioners with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise, supported by the latest research evidence, to address the complexity associated with making transport sustainable. [...]
Posted: December 2, 2017, 9:02 am
Dear colleagues,

just in case there are french-speaking / francophile researchers on this list. The first francophone conference on transport and mobility (Rencontres Francophones Transport-Mobilité - RFTM) will be held in Lyon on 6-8 June 2018. All the details are at

There are call for papers for 34 thematic sessions. I will co-host a session titled "Interroger les interfaces de la mobilité, de l’énergie domestique et les choix de localisation résidentielle" ( We see this as a follow up to the recently published special issue of Transport Policy on "Household transport costs, economic stress and energy vulnerability" ( The [...]
Posted: December 1, 2017, 11:08 am
Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to submit original and high-quality manuscripts to the IJGIS special issue of "Real-time GIS for Smart Cities." This special issue aims to link GIS to smart cities in terms of real-time sensing. We look for research that reports new approaches considering the fusion of conventional data sources with real-time GIS data, as well as new space-time analytics to advance smart city research and implementations. Research that bridges the gap between ad-hoc real-time GIS approaches and more formal, theoretical data and models are especially welcome.cfp is attached. Abstract submission is due on Jan 31, 2018. [...]
Posted: December 1, 2017, 9:34 am
#yiv3711750792 #yiv3711750792 -- P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}#yiv3711750792 Please join us  today for webinar  and discussions  from colleagues at the North Carolina State University . I thank University of Colorado Denver for hosting the GeoForAll Webinars.

Some background reading materials on Open Geospatial Science at 

Best wishes,

Posted: December 1, 2017, 9:34 am