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.

UTSG JISCmail website – http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/utsg.html

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The 16th Mathematics of Networks meeting will be held at the University
of Sussex, on Tuesday 12th September 2017. Thanks to Luc Berthouze,
George Parisis and Ian Wakeman for acting as local hosts for MoN16.
Thanks to Moogsoft for acting as sponsors (https://www.moogsoft.com/).
The meeting webpage is http://www.monmeetings.org/meeting16/ .

The theme of this meeting is control and management of networks. Talks
on any topic can be suggested, but those related to the theme will be
preferred. [...]
Posted: August 17, 2017, 3:45 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: August 16, 2017, 2:54 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: August 16, 2017, 2:49 pm
Dear all,

We are writing to inform you about the change of location of the Cycling
and Society Symposium for this year. Unfortunately, the organisers at
Portsmouth University cancelled their participation last week. But we have
found a space at Imperial College London and the Symposium will be held
there on the same dates: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September. [...]
Posted: August 15, 2017, 10:20 am
<!--#yiv9859357875 P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}-->Dear colleagues,

Research Data Alliance (RDA) https://www.rd-alliance.org       is  a global community-driven organisation launched and supported by the European Commission together with partners from other regions of the world. RDA has the goal of building the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing of research data across geographical boundaries and disciplines. The RDA Plenaries are working meetings held every six months in different places around the world focused on helping move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries. [...]
Posted: August 13, 2017, 9:38 am
#yiv7187380016 #yiv7187380016 -- P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}#yiv7187380016 Dear colleagues,

Version 11.0 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection ( http://live.osgeo.org    ) has been released, ready for FOSS4G 2017  http://2017.foss4g.org/    in Boston, USA.

We are very thankful for the  efforts of all  who have directly helped with OSGeo-Live packaging, documenting and translating, and thousands who have been involved in building the packaged software.   There is whole range of excellent software (DesktopGIS,  Databases, Webservices etc) available free for the benefit of everyone. [...]
Posted: August 12, 2017, 8:38 am
Would you be able to post the following message on my behalf?
Posted: August 11, 2017, 11:41 am
Call for papers, Transport Reviews: “Long-term implications of automated vehicles” (deadline November 1st, 2017)

http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/ttrv-cfp-longterm-implications-auto-vehic

About a century ago, private vehicles started being massively introduced into western societies. Several decades later preventing and/or mitigating adverse effects of this mobility technology became of critical importance for urban and transport policy. Automated driving technology is likely to bring substantial changes in future urban mobility. This special issue focuses on possible long-term social, economic and environmental implications of automated vehicles. [...]
Posted: August 11, 2017, 10:10 am
We want to call the attention to a new call for papers in *Transportation*
on improving policy making for emerging sharing, automation and
*electrification* transportation solutions, with a submission deadline of
December 1st, 2017.

SI: Transportation System Analysis for Better Policy-Making

~~~~~*Motivation*

The rise of shared mobility, manifested by services such as car-sharing,
ridesourcing, bike-sharing and crowdsourcing delivery, is fundamentally
changing the landscape of travel and transport. As the vehicle automation
and connectivity technology matures, these shared mobility services could
eventually evolve into a powerful alternative to the current model of car
ownership. Moreover, the collective ownership, being more rational [...]
Posted: August 10, 2017, 3:37 pm
The Irish Road Safety Authority is funding a PhD in the Trinity College Dublin Centre for Bioengineering, ideally to commence in October 2017. The topic of the PhD Project is: “Minor, severe and fatal cycling collisions in Ireland: an engineering assessment to prioritise injury/fatality prevention strategies”.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to complete this 4-year PhD. [...]
Posted: August 10, 2017, 5:41 am
Dear colleagues,

Following up on the previous, and to avoid any confusion by interested people, please note that there are two post-doc positions available at the Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering of the Technical University of Munich. More information:

https://www.tse.bgu.tum.de/index.php?id=noesis_position (the position previously announced, as per the message below)
and
https://www.tse.bgu.tum.de/index.php?id=tse104

There are subtle differences between the two, but both are great opportunities, so please let me know if you have any questions and please forward this opportunity to interested parties. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled: the expected project start date for [...]
Posted: August 7, 2017, 2:53 pm
Dear Colleagues

This is a gentle reminder that the deadline for abstracts for the UTSG 50th conference in University College London (UCL) is Friday 25th August 2017.

Please submit your abstract via this link:
http://www.utsg.net/confmgt/openconf.php

For this 50th Annual Conference the UTSG is expanding this call for papers beyond the UK and Ireland by welcoming abstracts submitted by members of universities in all countries worldwide. [...]
Posted: August 7, 2017, 10:39 am
Dear Colleagues

Up to £50K Catapult Researchers in Residence Programme is now open for applications.

The programme aims to help increase the connections between the UK research base and the Catapults. Research Councils UK is supporting the development of new collaborations through research visits/residencies for university (and other eligible research organisations) academics to spend time embedded within the Catapult teams. The scheme offers academics up to £50K to engage with one or more Catapults and is open for applications until 8th September. Successful grant awards go direct from EPSRC to the university to cover the researchers salary and travel and [...]
Posted: August 4, 2017, 1:59 pm
PhD Studentship: Understanding and Designing for the ‘Digital Native’ in the Context of Vehicle Human Machine Interfaces
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BDG743/phd-studentship-understanding-and-designing-for-the-digital-native-in-the-context-of-vehicle-human-machine-interfaces/

Project Detail:
In recent years there has been a growing trend in design which recognises the opportunities that arise from being aware of and designing for the behaviours of ‘digital natives’, otherwise known as ‘Generation Z’. This trend involves developing an understanding of the aspirations and behaviours of people who have grown up in an environment in which detailed information on practically any topic is instantly available and constant connectivity to others is an expectation. This ‘always connected’ generation has the potential [...]
Posted: August 3, 2017, 11:41 am
***APOLOGIES FOR CROSS POSTING***

Seed Corn Funding

Submissions Invited from UK and Irish University Researchers

Closing Date: Friday 25th August 2017

Guidelines for Applicants
The fund provides a small research grant on a ‘seed-corn’ basis to enable logistics, supply chain and public transport/planning researchers based at UK and Republic of Ireland universities to explore issues of current, practical and academic interest. Preference will be given to projects which aim to investigate or improve current practice.
Universities may submit more than one proposal per year, but they must relate to different research projects. The grant aims to assist researchers exploring new [...]
Posted: August 2, 2017, 10:00 am
#yiv5222282128 #yiv5222282128 -- P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}#yiv5222282128 Dear colleagues,

May i request all who are taking part in various Geo events (Geography Awareness Week, OSM Geo Week, GIS day etc ) to also make use of the opportunity to promote Open Principles in Education by sharing information on GeoForAll and welcoming those interested to be part of this. Please give away OSGeo Live DVDs [1]  and share GeoForAll ideas at these events. All universities and educators are welcome to start downloading all OSGeo software and install in your computers as you wish. You don't need anyone's permission to install OSGeo software and [...]
Posted: August 1, 2017, 7:43 pm
*Call for papers for the Special Issue on “Underground Transport” in the
Journal: Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology (Elsevier, 2016 Impact
Factor: 2.192)*

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/tunnelling-and-underground-space-technology/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-underground-transport

*Introduction*

The world’s population growth and increasing concentration of populations
in urban areas have allowed underground transport to become an appealing
solution to urbanisation problems, such as land shortage, traffic
congestion, air and noise pollution, and environmental deterioration. To
date, many cities have developed various underground transport systems,
including underground railway (subway) systems, underground roads and
expressways, underground pedestrian systems, underground freight transport,
underground car parks and, more recently, the underground components of
high-speed rail networks. [...]
Posted: July 31, 2017, 9:43 am
[sorry for cross posting]

Dear UTSG members,

The day 29 September 2017, Milan Politecnico will host a workshop on

LONG-DISTANCE PASSENGERS TRANSPORT: market, planning, innovation

The workshop will host 15 presentation from all over Europe on the main issues related to long distance transport. Participation is free, but you need to register before Sept 15th 2017 (please send an e-mail to: paolo.beria@polimi.it<mailto:paolo.beria@polimi.it> ). [...]
Posted: July 27, 2017, 10:13 am
Dear Colleague,

My name is Chris Clark and I am a Masters student at the University of
Westminster studying Transport Planning and Management and I am currently
undertaking a questionnaire survey for a study on on the impact of
Autonomous Vehicles / self-driving cars in London and their implementation.
This is in support of my dissertation as well as a session I am helping to
give at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical
Society at the end of August. [...]
Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:43 pm
#yiv2788771530 #yiv2788771530 -- P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}#yiv2788771530 Dear colleagues,

It is over a decade now since we started working on the philosophy of Openness in Geospatial Science  and Education [1],[2],[3]. Please find belowthe  pledge for  supporting Open Principles for Science and Education for building a better world for everyone [4].

“I believe Science is a public good and quality education opportunities should be open and accessible for everyone. [...]
Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:33 am
Dear colleague

We hope you'll be interested in our meeting next week. Richard Eason of Cycle Enfield and Tony Antoniou of Go Cycle Kingston will give their respective accounts of progress to date and lessons learnt, with a response from Dr Robin Hickman of UCL's Bartlett School of Planning.

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyclingtea-time-the-latest-from-the-enfield-and-kingston-mini-hollands-tickets-36482292519 [...]
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:46 pm
Dear UTSG list members

Colleagues of mine at LJMU are doing some interesting work on adaptation to climate change impacts on transport systems. This research is also supported by CILT and Aecom UK.

Could I please ask you to take 20 minutes to complete the survey at the link below. There are two surveys - one for road and one for rail. Please complete whichever is relevant to you (or both). [...]
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:26 pm
Dear Colleagues

On 9-13 October 2017, Molde University College, Norway (a Specialized University in Logistics) organizes a PhD Course in Supply Chain Performance Measurement, which is relevant for e.g. maritime shipping.
Please see http://www.himolde.no/english/studier/Documents/SCPM.2017.pdf for further details.

The registration form will be available online from 1st August at http://www.himolde.no/english/studier/Sider/PhD-Courses.aspx.

Best regards
Svein Bråthen
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:49 pm
Dear colleagues,

We have an exciting new 2-year post-doc opportunity in the field of Big Data in Transportation. The position is funded by the (Η2020 funded) NOESIS project ("NOvel Decision Support tool for Evaluating Strategic Big Data investments in Transport and Intelligent Mobility Services").

The position announcement can be found at https://www.tse.bgu.tum.de/index.php?id=noesis_position [...]
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:19 am
Colleagues who are not already aware may be interested to see the report produced from the Symposium organised by Highways England earlier this year on the topic of road safety behaviour. Details and the report can be found at: http://roadsafetyinsight.com/paving-the-way/

I also copy below the Foreword from the report.

Best wishes,

Glenn

Our context is changing. An ageing society; driverless cars; urbanisation; distributed workforce, air quality. These tides of social, economic and technological change force us to think differently; to look beyond our traditional boundaries and see what we can learn from other sectors. This report challenges us to examine [...]
Posted: July 21, 2017, 2:54 pm
The call for a position as Full Professor in Transport at TU Munich has just been announced:
http://portal.mytum.de/jobs/professuren/NewsArticle_20170707_124617
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:07 pm
We have a new postdoc opportunity at TU Delft, in the DiTTlab, which is part of the department of Transport & Planning.
The position is working with traveller behaviour and data analytics. The candidate should have a good knowledge of machine learning and data analytics, preferably having used these in their PhD or recent work. Therefore the position is well suited for those with a background in computer-science, data science, applied mathematics, etc. However could also be suitable for traffic and transport engineers with vast experience in these areas. [...]
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:09 pm
Job Opportunity at the University of Salford - Manchester, UK

Lecturer in Transport Engineering and Planning with a closing date of 17 August 2017.

This is a part time job which is equivalent to 0.5 full time of a Grade 8 (£39,324 - £46,924).

For further details, please follow the link:

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTY1OTgwOSZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05MTkmb3duZXI9NTAzNjMyOCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ=

---

Dr Saad Yousif [...]
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:21 pm
Dear all,

For those interested on DfT's research agenda, please read Duncan's e-mail and check the link to view the DfT's Areas of Research Interest 2016-7.

Kind Regards
Alex

Dr Alexandros Nikitas

MEng, MSc, MA, PGCHE, FHEA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Transport

UTSG Executive Committee Member

Tel: +44 (0) 1484 471815

E-mail: a.nikitas@hud.ac.uk<mailto:a.nikitas@hud.ac.uk>

Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing | Huddersfield Business School | University of Huddersfield [...]
Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:34 pm
***APOLOGIES FOR CROSS POSTING***

Seed Corn Funding

Submissions Invited from UK and Irish University Researchers

Closing Date: Friday 25th August 2017

Guidelines for Applicants
The fund provides a small research grant on a ‘seed-corn’ basis to enable logistics, supply chain and public transport/planning researchers based at UK and Republic of Ireland universities to explore issues of current, practical and academic interest. Preference will be given to projects which aim to investigate or improve current practice.
Universities may submit more than one proposal per year, but they must relate to different research projects. The grant aims to assist researchers exploring new [...]
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:00 am
The Department of Civil Engineering, of the Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente invites candidates to apply for an assistant professorship position in the area of Data Science in Transport Engineering. We look for an independent researcher who is able to identify the academic questions in practical applications related to Data Science in Transport Engineering and to translate academic research results into engineering practice. He/she is expected work on transport research projects with multiple-source (big) data, to publish research results in high quality international refereed journals, and to attract external funding (national science foundation, EU, government and [...]
Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:10 pm
This one-day conference is about traffic-removal, pedestrianisation and traffic filtering. Its focus is practical, on the benefits but also on the challenges: the political opposition, the technical problems, and how some authorities are overcoming them. It will hear from the people leading traffic removal projects today in: London, Leicester, Cambridge, and Taunton. It will hear from a developer about the potential for new housing in traffic-free areas and it will finish with smaller workshop sessions, to exchange experience of what works, what doesn’t and how these leading cities have overcome barriers and opposition to make it all happen. [...]
Posted: July 18, 2017, 11:22 am
*REMINDER*
*APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING*

Choice Modelling Centre Seminar
Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds

Time use models and the values of work, leisure and travel: a personal research perspective
Speaker: Prof. Sergio R. Jara-Diaz, Professor of Transport Economics, Universidad de Chile
Tuesday 18 July, 11:00 to 12:00
University of Leeds, Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.15)

Departing from Becker (1965), DeSerpa (1972), Evans (1972), Train and McFadden (1978) and others, the evolution of a series of microeconomic models of time use is presented. The kernel idea was that to obtain the conditional indirect utility function that commands discrete travel [...]
Posted: July 16, 2017, 4:50 pm
[message sent on behalf of Dr Eva Nedbalova]

The National Centre for Research Methods has just opened the second round of its Fellowship Placements.

One of these fellowships is with the Department for Transport, looking at improving young driver safety.

Deadline for Applications: 16:00 on Wednesday 06 September 2017

The approximately start date for this placement is mid-September 2017. [...]
Posted: July 14, 2017, 2:47 pm
Apologies for Cross Posting.

The Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford is currently accepting applications for the Infrastructure, Development and Finance course, to be held Tuesday 5th-Friday 8th September 2017, at the 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.
This course introduces a range of approaches to thinking about transport investments, from megaprojects to small-scale infrastructure developments. More specifically it considers the [...]
Posted: July 14, 2017, 11:46 am
The International Cycling Conference in Mannheim 19th to 21st September 2017 remains open for registration, see links below. Note that there is no fee for the conference which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment.

REGISTRATION
We kindly ask all partners who have not yet registered but are planning to participate to fill in the registration form online: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/en/international-cycling-conference-2017 [...]
Posted: July 11, 2017, 6:01 pm
Dear all,

This e-mail is the final reminder (six days to go) of an intriguing new opportunity for a full three-year PhD Scholarship (tuition fees covered) in a state-of-the-art thematic area referring to Cybersecurity and Autonomous Vehicles under my supervision, starting this September at the University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK. This is a studentship funded by the Huddersfield Business School and the University's prestigious Artificial Intelligence Research Fund initiative. The student will be part of our growing PGR community in the Huddersfield Business School. The second supervisor is Dr Kyle Wilson and is a Lecturer in Applied Cognitive Psychology from [...]
Posted: July 11, 2017, 3:20 pm
Dear all,

Please see the below request to take part in a survey about Uber use in London. Please feel free to forward the survey onto colleagues or students or to fill in the questionnaire yourself.

Many thanks in anticipation,
Dr Ben Clark

Dear all,

My name is Diego and I am a MSc Transport Planning student at the University of the West of England. I have a short survey that is intended for people who have used Uber in London in the past, regardless of their place of residence. [...]
Posted: July 11, 2017, 2:06 pm
Dear colleagues,

Elsevier is publishing a new edited book and we invite abstracts for the Volume entitled "Preparing for the New Era of Transport Policies – Learning from Experience"

Authors who wish to contribute to this book, should send an extended abstract of up to 1,000 words to the volume editors by 15 August, 2017. The volume editors are: Prof. Yoram Shiftan (shiftan@technion.ac.il) and Dr. Maria Kamargianni (m.kamargianni@ucl.ac.uk) [...]
Posted: July 10, 2017, 10:04 am
Dear UTSG members
Please find below a call for papers for an upcoming conference of the Italian Association of Transport Economics.
Thanks
Jason (UTSG secretary)
Posted: July 10, 2017, 6:43 am
Dear all - details of a talk at Transport for Greater Manchester following the fourth evidence session of the Commission on Travel Demand on 25th July. Registration is essential if you can come.

Commission on Travel Demand - Evening Discussion
Tuesday 25th July 2017
Transport for Greater Manchester
5:45pm to 6:45pm with reception to follow [...]
Posted: July 6, 2017, 2:45 pm
We seek highly qualified and motivated individuals for Postdoctoral
Researchers at the Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering group,
at the Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, Aalto
University, Finland. The position is for a period of 2 years and should
start before January 2018. The applicants are expected to engage in
high-quality research, in any area related to expertise in the Spatial
Planning and Transportation Engineering group (for more info, see
http://builtenv.aalto.fi/en/research/spatial_planning_and_transportation_engineering/).
For further information about the Postdoctoral Researcher position, please
see http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1400/. Interested
applicants should contact group professors before applying. [...]
Posted: July 6, 2017, 12:46 pm
We have a new postdoc opportunity at TU Delft, in the DiTTlab, which is part of the department of Transport & Planning.
The position is working with traveller behaviour and data analytics. The candidate should have a good knowledge of machine learning and data analytics, preferably having used these in their PhD or recent work. Therefore the position is well suited for those with a background in computer-science, data science, applied mathematics, etc. However could also be suitable for traffic and transport engineers with vast experience in these areas. [...]
Posted: July 6, 2017, 8:36 am
Are you a PhD student in your final year or have you finished your PhD no more than 3 years ago? If you are interested in a PostDoc position at the Technical University of Munich, you should consider applying to participate at the Research Opportunities Week (https://www.tum.de/en/research/postdocs/research-opportunities-week/), or ROW.

There is a two-step application process. First, you apply to participate at ROW. If accepted, you will be invited for a trip to Munich (all travel expenses will be covered) to get to know TUM. Those who attended ROW are eligible to apply for the TUM University Foundation Fellowship (TUFF) to [...]
Posted: July 4, 2017, 2:41 pm
This is a reminder that Transport Scotland have embarked on a review of their National Transport Strategy. There is currently a call for evidence to underpin this work, closing date 14th July.

The questions and suggestions of the type of information we would like to receive can be found at this link: https://www.transport.gov.scot/consultation/national-transport-strategy-call-for-evidence/ and the current NTS can be found here https://www.transport.gov.scot/our-approach/strategy/national-transport-strategy/#37279 [...]
Posted: July 4, 2017, 1:30 pm