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 Colleagues,
We will host the international rail and mobility conference nextRail19 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Campus) in Zurich. Organised by ETH Zurich in cooperation with SMA and OpenTrack, the event will take place from 12 to 14 September 2019 and is entitled "Agile Models for railway system planners and managers". [...]
Posted: March 25, 2019, 1:02 pm
Dear all,

We are offering a Post-doc position to work at TU Delft, Department of Transport & Planning, on EV shared systems demand and impacts (Interreg project e-hubs). I'm managing this work package of the e-hubs project working together with Newcastle University.

Check the website for information on how to apply:

URL: [...]
Posted: March 25, 2019, 9:27 am
The research lab of Prof. Danjue Chen at Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell would like to recruit one PhD student to work on a recent grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation "Understanding the Impacts of Automated Vehicles on Traffic Flow Using Empirical Data" . Announcement can be found here: [...]
Posted: March 25, 2019, 3:39 am
Apologies for cross-posting.

Traffex is a major event in the highways and transport industry calendar in the UK and is free to attend. The stand described below might be of interest to those working in the West Midlands or who are seeking access to open data and collaborative projects with public/private sectors in the region. [...]
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:18 pm
Dear colleagues,

Organized and sponsored by the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA), Rome Tre University, the Sapienza University of Rome, and Transportation Research Board (TRB), the 2019 COTA International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Transportation (ISETT) will be held in Rome on October 3-5, 2019.

With a theme on emerging technology and policy trends related to urban transportation solutions, this Fall Symposium series is a new annual international addition to the successful Summer CICTP Conferences and Winter TRB COTA Workshops, organized by COTA and its international partners annually for the past 18 years. The first symposium (ISETT2018) was held in [...]
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:04 pm
The University of Stavanger has a vacant paid doctoral position. Feel free
to share it to potential applicants.

Deadline: 22.04.2019

Best regards,
Ari Tarigan
Posted: March 21, 2019, 8:06 pm
Sorry. Forwarded message re lecturer post missing the vital info that it is at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
I was posting in on Prof Simon Kingham's behalf. It is not at UCL.
Jenny Mindell

Sent from Jenny Mindell's very smart phone, in NZ.
I deal with emails when it is convenient for me and expect you will read them only during your own working hours.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 7:04 pm

Deadline for applications: May 7

The professorship in land use and transport planning focuses on the
integration of land-use and transport systems in urban and regional
planning. This includes various academic approaches to integrate the two
previously separate disciplines. While addressing topical sustainability
challenges, these integrative approaches can concern, for example, smart
urban and mobility models and interfaces, urban and regional accessibility
and mobility, everyday living and mobility in the built environment, or
strategic spatial planning and transport policy. With its emphasis on the
interaction of land use and transport systems, the position contributes
importantly to building a transdisciplinary [...]
Posted: March 21, 2019, 1:10 pm
On behalf of my colleague Phill Wheat, can I bring this exciting opportunity here at ITS to people's attention.

Lecturer in Railway Economics

Are you interested in working for a global leader in transport research and education? Would you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities? Do you have a background in economics and have an interest in applying your skills to applications in the railway sector? [...]
Posted: March 21, 2019, 8:37 am
Dear UTSG,

See new job opportunity, a new, 3 year, full time, post-doctoral position in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (in the UK) on building agent-based models for simulating urban systems. It’s linked to the ERC-funded ‘dust’ project (

Further details below, full details here:

Please get in touch with Associate Professor Nick Malleson ( if you’d like any more information, or to discuss an application. [...]
Posted: March 20, 2019, 9:58 am
Lecturer Quantitative Health Geography, GIS, Transport, Urban Development

We invite applications for a 4 year fixed term Lecturer position in Geography to teach into areas related to some combination of quantitative health geography, GIS, transport and urban development. You will be encouraged to develop a strong, externally-funded research programme and be expected to collaborate with other academics in the Department. The appointee will also be expected to develop links with and contribute to the wider science profession at local, national and international levels. [...]
Posted: March 20, 2019, 6:37 am
(apologies for cross-posting)

Please distribute widely to potentially interested people.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 8:09 pm
The query below comes from Prof Markos Papageorgiou, of the Technical University of Crete. If you are able to help in any way, please email him at:

"I am interested in knowing about the history of traffic lanes, specifically, when traffic lanes were first introduced in the UK or even in the world. My interest is mainly not on lane markings separating opposite directions on a road; but on same-direction lanes. I am interested in such uni-directional lanes both on urban-arterials and on motorways. I suppose that the first introduction of such parallel lanes was associated with lane-changing rules [...]
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:24 am
Dear all,

The abstract submission deadline for ITRN2019 is now fast approching.

The Annual conference of Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN) will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from 5th-6th September, 2019.

Authors are invited to submit their research paper to the Conference.

As a reminder, topics include but are not limited to:

* Transportation Systems Analysis
* Traffic Management, Operations and Safety
* Transport Planning and Policy
* Transportation and Public Health
* Transport and Environment
* Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
* Logistics & Freight Transport
* Infrastructure Design and Maintenance
* Emerging Technologies in Transport and Traffic [...]
Posted: March 18, 2019, 2:05 pm
Hello All,

See new job opportunity, below - a lecturing position in transport and urban planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Could you pass onto any potential candidates.

Look forward to seeing many strong applications!


The Bartlett School of Planning at UCL is a research-led planning school with an international reputation, offering innovative planning and built environment teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. [...]
Posted: March 18, 2019, 11:12 am
Dear colleagues, please see the call for papers below

Call for papers - Sustainability Issues in Public Transport (Sustainability - an Open Access Journal by MDPI (Impact Factor 2.075).

This Special Issue will focus on all the fields of research contributing to the sustainability of public transport systems. We welcome authors to present the state-of-the-art research and applications, and to discuss the latest progress, new techniques, methodologies and potential research topics, particularly new research directions of unsolved issues. [...]
Posted: March 12, 2019, 5:40 pm
Dear Colleagues,
UCL MaaSLab offers a 3-year PhD scholarship in Dynamic Travel Behaviour Modelling. The PhD scholarship is part of the H2020 funded HARMONY project.
For more information, please visit: .
We would really appreciate sharing this with your students or anyone who may be interested in pursuing a PhD.

*PhD scholarship's objective*
The proposed PhD topic includes the development of advanced dynamic travel behaviour models that take into account the dynamics of new mobility services and technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to master a broad range of theory including choice models, econometrics, machine learning and big [...]
Posted: March 12, 2019, 1:38 pm
Dear Colleague,

*with apologies for cross-posting*

I would like to bring the call for papers for the special issue on *ICT,
Social Media and Travel* at the journal of Travel Behavior and Society to
your attention. *Please spread the word to interested

Details of the call is attached below and can also be accessed here
<> [...]
Posted: March 12, 2019, 12:47 pm
**** CALL FOR PAPERS ***************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

The 9th Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems

MoCS 2019

In conjunction with IEEE ISCC 2019 - Barcelona, Spain


The last years have witnessed a permanent change of vision of cloud systems. Nowadays, the most important stakeholders such as private companies, public agencies, research communities and citizens rely on the cloud for a number of purposes, stemming from sharing hardware infrastructures to software, data, and sensing services. [...]
Posted: March 11, 2019, 1:40 pm
Dear UTSG members,

The 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2019: will be held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, Australia, from 1 to 6 December 2019. Paper submission and registration is open now. This year a session “New Trends in Modelling and Simulation of Future Mobility” is organised at MODSIM2019. Details of this session can be downloaded from the link below: [...]
Posted: March 11, 2019, 4:00 am
** Invitation to participate **

As part of the launch of our new centre, the Connected Cities Research Group is organising its sixth workshop on Smart Urban Policy Futures on 9th - 12th July 2019 at the Maritime campus of the University of Greenwich. This year we have combined the workshop with the annual business symposium we host for our international partner institutions. [...]
Posted: March 8, 2019, 3:31 pm
*Comparative Planning, Learning and Evolving Governance*

****Edited by ****Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen and Stefan Verweij

/Deadline for Abstracts: //30 June 2019**//| Deadline for Full Papers: 1
October 2019/
Urban Planning, peer-reviewed journal indexed in the Web of Science-ESCI
and recently also in Scopus, welcomes article proposals for its thematic
issue "
Comparative Planning, Learning and Evolving Governance
", edited by **Kristof Van Assche (University of Alberta, Canada), Raoul
Beunen (Open University of the Netherlands/Wageningen University, the
Netherlands) and Stefan Verweij (University of Groningen, The Netherlands).
In this thematic issue we want to bring together authors with [...]
Posted: March 8, 2019, 2:54 pm
Invitation for the TRAIL International PhD summer school "Cycling in Cities" in Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands

9 -13 September 2019

TRAIL research school in the Netherlands organizes an international summer school on 'Cycling in Cities'. It is offered to all PhD students who are involved in research on the social, spatial, mobility and policy aspects of cycling. It does not matter whether you are about to start or whether you are well on the way! [...]
Posted: March 7, 2019, 1:40 pm
Dear Colleagues,

We are currently advertising for a prestigious 3 years Post-doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position in Transport Analytics at Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) - Specifically, the job requires expertise in transport studies such as travel behaviour, shared mobility services, or connected/automated vehicles as well as analytical skills (e.g., the manipulation and analysis of diverse new forms of data). [...]
Posted: March 6, 2019, 8:20 pm
This submission date has been further extended to 18 March 2019

Richard Allsop
Centre for Transport Studies
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Please note that the above email address is now
the only one that can be relied on to reach me at UCL
Posted: March 6, 2019, 3:11 pm
The 5th International Conference on Transport and Health will take place 6th to 8th November 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, with pre-meeting workshops on 4th November. Registration is already open; this email it to notify you that abstract submission is now open.

Here's the link:<>
Abstracts on any topic on 'Transport and health' will be considered. Accepted abstracts that will be presented are published in a supplement to the Journal of Transport and Health. [...]
Posted: March 5, 2019, 11:48 pm
Dear All,

The Final Project Symposium for the Freight Traffic Control 2050 project (<>) will take place in London on Tuesday 25 June 2019. The day will consist of presentations, panel and poster discussions about operational, land-use, technological and policy implications of urban last-mile deliveries. Please see the agenda below for further details. [...]
Posted: March 5, 2019, 4:30 pm
(apologies for cross-posting)

Session proposal for International Conference of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M)

“Mobilities and Materialities: Building Bridges Between Past and Future”

Paris, 16th-19th October, 2019

Public transport as public space

Convenors: Tauri Tuvikene (Tallinn University), Wojciech Kębłowski (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles), Wladimir Sgibnev (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography)

As public transport continues to be studied primarily by engineers and planners, who rely on the dominant economistic and technocratic readings and approaches, it remains peripheral in the social sciences and humanities literature. Yet, public transport embraces intense and intimate sites for encountering cultural diversity, facilitating social [...]
Posted: March 5, 2019, 3:08 pm
On behalf of Patrick Bonnel...

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring your attention to the following Special Session, we are organizing on: " Public transportation and big data: data processing and valuation<>", on behalf the 59th congress of the European Regional Science Association (27 - 30 August 2019, Lyon, France).

Convenors: Patrick Bonnel (LAET-ENTPE, University of Lyon), Oscar Egu (LAET-ENTPE, University of Lyon / Keolis), Catherine Morency (Polytechnique Montréal), Martin Trépanier (Polytechnique Montréal) [...]
Posted: March 4, 2019, 8:45 am
Apologies for cross-posting

Dear all,

We are inviting applications for a funded PhD scholarship between University of Liverpool in the UK and National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan (NTHU) on a research project entitled “The effects of high-speed rail on innovation and developing inter-connected high-tech science landscape in Taiwan”.

Please feel free to share with anyone who might be interested. [...]
Posted: March 4, 2019, 12:13 am
** With apologies for cross-posting **

Two Post-Doctoral Fellow positions for highly motivated researchers are available in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The applicant are expected to conduct research activities in the domain of connected and automated vehicles; and electric vehicles operations and infrastructure planning. The positions are for an initial period of twelve months, with the possibility of extension. [...]
Posted: March 2, 2019, 6:13 am
Dear colleagues,
Due to several requests for extensions, the deadline for this special issue has now been extended to 20th March. All other timings remain unaffected.
CfPs for a special issue for the Journal of Sustainable Tourism (IF: 3.329).
Transport, Tourism and Environmental Crisis
Guest Editor: Dr Debbie Hopkins, University of Oxford,<>
This special issue seeks to examine the complex relationships between transport, tourism mobilities and environmental crises. Drawing from interdisciplinary thinking on risks, hazards, and crises, the special issue seeks wide-ranging contributions that uncover the socio-political, ethical, cultural, and spatial dimensions of environmental crises and their intersections with [...]
Posted: March 1, 2019, 1:56 pm
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring your attention to the following Special Session, we are organizing on: "Students, University and the City: Location Choice and Mobility behaviour<>", on behalf the 59th congress of the European Regional Science Association (27 - 30 August 2019, Lyon, France).

Convenors: Louafi Bouzouina, Chloe Morhain, Ayman Zoubir (LAET, ENTPE, University of Lyon) [...]
Posted: March 1, 2019, 9:38 am
We are pleased to announce the initial published papers in Transport Findings. David Levinson of the University of Sydney in the Editor (I am on the Editorial Board). Transport Findings is an open access peer reviewed publication with low APC ($150USD). The contribution of the journal is the template of a new type of transport paper--maximum 1,000 words, 3 tables and 3 figures. We aim for quick turnaround on papers--measured in weeks, not months. Please consider submitting your work. Submissions are open.
Dave King
Transport Findings<>
Transport Findings is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal focused on short, clear, [...]
Posted: March 1, 2019, 12:48 am