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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UTSG List Archives

Call for Papers:
“The role of users in low-carbon transport innovations: Electrified, autonomous and shared mobility”

Special Issue of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Co-Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Robert Noland and Prof. Oliver Gao

Guest editors:
Jonn Axsen, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Benjamin K. Sovacool, University of Sussex, UK and Aarhus University, Denmark

The continued dominance of privately-owned, petroleum-powered vehicles used primarily by single occupants is a major contributor to several societal problems, including climate change, air pollution, excessive congestion, and land-use impacts. Many policymakers and other stakeholders have explored and supported efforts to transition towards more sustainable forms of [...]
Posted: September 26, 2017, 1:06 pm
Dear All,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a researcher links workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, which is jointly organised by NewRail, Newcastle University and Cluster of Logistics and Rail Engineering (CLARE), Mahidol University. The workshop is centred on the topic of “Freight Transport of the Future” and will be funded by the British Council’s Newton Fund programme. [...]
Posted: September 25, 2017, 7:41 pm
Hi everyone

URGENT: Here a vacancy for a Marie Curie PhD position in transport, open to international student in Italy. I hope this can be of interest to some. Deadline is fast approaching!

The objective of the PhD research project consists in:
. Developing a low-cost tool being able to ensure the best resources use for road pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. In the past few years, there has been a drastic increase in the use of Image-Based Modelling (IBM) low-cost techniques to create a high metric and visual quality, reality-based 3D models
. The main innovative aspect lies in the [...]
Posted: September 25, 2017, 6:28 pm
Dear Colleagues,

The Journal of Transport and Health has issued a call for papers for a special issue on ‘Behaviour Change in Transport’. The submission deadline has been extended to 31st October 2017. Rachel Carey, Kiron Chatterjee and Ian Walker are the guest editors.

For more information, see:

We look forward to receiving your submissions. [...]
Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:37 pm

This is an exciting time to consider a Senior Leadership role as Dean of School at Edinburgh Napier University. Aligning to our overarching Strategy 2020 (, we are looking for a passionate leader who will shape teaching, research, student experience and provide strategic direction for growth within our School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Our University Leadership team are committed to investing in the growth of our academic reputation and are committed to building on our existing achievements and business partnerships to further improve the [...]
Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:51 am
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service and it carries out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.

The Economics of Climate Change, Energy and Transport Unit at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC–Seville) plans to recruit a transport modeller and policy analyst to contribute to their work on the economic analysis of the transport sector and the quantitative (model-based) analysis of transport policies at EU level. [...]
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:57 pm
The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds is currently advertising for a Lecturer in Transport Engineering. The closing date is Wednesday 11 October 2017 and the link to the job advertisement is . The summary of the role is given below.
Best wishes

Lecturer in Transport Engineering

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching in transport engineering? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? [...]
Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:09 pm
Dear colleagues,

The Department of Transport Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, is inviting applications for a full-time PhD position in the field of automated public transport systems. The focus of the position is the development of simulation methodologies for analyzing the performance of autonomous bus systems in urban areas, as well as quantitative methods for optimizing such systems in terms of vehicle types, network design, operational strategies, etc. We are looking for candidates with a background in optimization, control theory, computer science or similar with a strong interest in urban transport applications, or a background in transport science [...]
Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:38 am
<!--#yiv3659548526 P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}-->Dear all,

Reminder to join us for today’s Research Data Alliance Geospatial IG meeting to discuss ideas for keep building the global research agenda for Geospatial Data Science.

Agenda and connecting details are at 

For those of you who are at RDA , please come to the  International 1 room at Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal . Our meeting at 16:00-17:30 (Montreal time) . I will be there to welcome you. [...]
Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:48 pm
On Friday we held a very successful conference here in Bristol on "Making Traffic-free Spaces" aimed mainly at practitioners in local authorities and consultancies who work for them. We have created a website with a Forum and an emailing list (to be used very sparingly) to continue the dialogue begun at the conference. By "traffic removal" we mean: [...]
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:12 am
Dear all,

Just a quick message to share a list of books currently available to review
for the Journal of Transport Geography.

Reviewers receive either an electronic or hard copy of the book to keep and
have 2-3 months to review with some flexibility around other commitments.
If you are interested please get in touch and share a few details of your
expertise and interest in the area. Books will generally be shared on a
first requested first served basis. [...]
Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:09 pm
Dear Colleagues,

The 15th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2018) (<>) will take place in Savona, Italy, on 6-8 June 2018.

I am the organiser and editor of a Special Track on "Freeway Traffic Control". If you are interested in participating, sending a paper to this Special Track, please send me (via email at<>) some information related to your contribution (title, authors' names and affiliations) by September 30, 2017. A full paper, that will undergo a peer review process, is then required by October 10, 2017. [...]
Posted: September 13, 2017, 3:05 pm
Dear colleagues,

I've just been made aware of this workshop at the ILS research institute in Germany which may be of interest to some of you ( Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is this Friday.

Invite contributions to the following issues:
 Concepts of accessibility in transport planning
 Methodological and empirical challenges in accessibility modelling (Big Data, Citizen Sourcing)
 Digitalization and accessibility
 Methods and concepts to tackle subjective and objective aspects of accessibility
Further topics related to the role of accessibility in the sustainable transformation of cities are welcome as well [...]
Posted: September 13, 2017, 9:45 am
Dear all,

Please find a call for paper for a virtual Special Issue in Transportation Research Part A below. The aim of the special issue is to introduce and systematize critical perspectives on transport and I hope it resonates with transport and mobility researchers in this group. Together with my fellow co-editors, we look forward to receiving your abstracts. [...]
Posted: September 12, 2017, 12:18 pm
Again, on behalf of Yvonne Lawrie and colleagues at Edinburgh Napier University...

Dear UTSG member

A position has become available for a Lecturer or an Associate Professor in Transport Engineering at TRI, within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment .

Our School of Engineering & the Built Environment has a long history of innovative applied research, working with both industry specialists and the government on cutting edge projects that are internationally renowned and world leading. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking for career progression from lecturer to associate professor or you are currently at associate [...]
Posted: September 12, 2017, 12:04 pm
On behalf of Yvonne Lawrie and coleagues at Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University's 3rd Electric Vehicle Event Wednesday 11th October 2017 Rivers Suite, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh.

Keynote address: Scotland's Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf

For registration and payment, please click on the link below: [...]
Posted: September 12, 2017, 11:59 am
Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting.
Posted: September 11, 2017, 1:34 am
Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting.

Announcement: Special Issues series (2019-2022) on Transport, Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism.


Call for Papers: Special Issue for the Journal of Sustainable Tourism on ‘Innovative Approaches to the Study and Practice of Sustainable Transport, Mobility and Tourism’

Guest Editor: Dr. Debbie Hopkins, University of Oxford,<>

Transport is woven into the fabric of everyday life. Societal processes are both shaped by, and shape transport and mobility. Transport has also been central to the development of the contemporary tourism industry, enabling massive growth in tourism through the redefinition of time-distance-cost thresholds. The tourism industry is highly [...]
Posted: September 7, 2017, 9:04 pm
Dear colleagues,

The Smart Public Transport Lab at Delft University of Technology offers a new fully-funded PhD-student position in our group.

You can find the announcement on the university vacancies page: (under Civil engineering)

Closing dates for submitting applications: 10 October 2017

Best wishes,

Dr. Oded Cats
Assistant Professor in Public Transport
TU Delft / Transport & Planning
Posted: September 7, 2017, 8:33 am

Please note opportunity below at the University of Sydney.

Best wishes,


Please find below a link to the advertisement on the University of Sydney website.

Link - Chair in Public Transport<,CurBID,jobsListKey&lid=49019610008>

Closing date - 11.30pm 2 November 2017

Please distribute amongst your relevant networks or to any interested parties.

Many thanks,
Kapila Patel | Executive Officer<>
Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies | The University of Sydney Business School
Room 201, Level 2, 378 Abercrombie Street, Darlington, Sydney, NSW 2008 [...]
Posted: September 7, 2017, 7:46 am
*Apologies for cross-posting*

Enter the new UBDC cycling Data Challenge to win great prizes!

Download the data, develop your ideas and pitch your innovations to an expert judging panel to win our exciting new cycling Data Challenge and take home the £1,000 voucher prize >>>

The benefits of cycling as a mode of transport are well documented - including saving money, improving health and a cleaner environment for all. [...]
Posted: September 6, 2017, 2:17 pm
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Posted: September 6, 2017, 7:02 am
On behalf of Denise Pasquet,

This is a reminder that applications for up to £50k to build collaborations with the Transport Systems Catapult through the Researchers in Residence call<> will close at 5 pm this Friday 8th September.

Don't miss this great opportunity to start a long-term relationship with the Transport Systems Catapult. [...]
Posted: September 5, 2017, 9:55 pm
Dear colleagues,

This doctoral workshop is held on Sunday afternoon at TRB in January. It's a great chance for doctoral students to present their in-progress or recently-completed research in front of a diverse and interested audience.

Apologies for cross-posting.
Best wishes,
Pat Mokhtarian and Rolf Moeckel.
Posted: September 5, 2017, 4:21 pm
Dear colleagues,

A reminder that the deadline for this very interesting Full Professor position at TU Munich is September 30, 2017!
The position announcement can be found at:

This position has a high profile in the German and international communities. Prof Fritz Busch will retire in 2018 and the successful candidate will succeed him as the Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control. If you want to find out more about the current areas of teaching and research, please check [...]
Posted: September 4, 2017, 8:49 am