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*What*: 12th Aalto University Summer School on Transportation
– Enabling Human-Centered Mobility Systems

The theme of 12th Aalto University Summer School on Transportation
will be *Enabling
Human-Centered Mobility Systems*. The activities will include lectures,
site visit and envisioning workshop, all focused on various aspects of
planning and policy, including technological trends and variety of
quantitative and qualitative methods. The lecturers will include renowned
experts from Aalto University, as well as University of Oxford, Ghent
University, Tel Aviv University, Northumbria University, Karlstad
University, NTNU, University of Amsterdam and Technion - Israel Institute
of Technology. Graduate students (MSc and PhD) are eligible [...]
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:47 pm
Dear colleagues,

The launch of the Open Source Geospatial Lab at thePete Fisher Laboratory for Geocomputation atthe University of Leicester, United Kingdom [1] was formally announced byThe President and Vice Chancellor of University of LeicesterProfessor Paul Boyle at the GISRUK conference yesterday. I want to thank all colleagues at the University of Leicester for working together for making this possible. Once again excellent work that they all did to organise the GISRUK conference again at Leicester (after 25 years) following the great footsteps of Pete Fisher. It is a great way to carry on his legacy for the future generations with the launch [...]
Posted: April 19, 2018, 11:42 am
I am pleased to announce that we are looking for a researcher in urban governance to work with us on an ambitious two-year project. Further details below. Deadline 13th May

Research Fellow in Urban Governance

Institute for Transport Studies, Faculty of Environment

This post is for the lead research fellow in an exciting multi-disciplinary international collaboration to understand a set of on-going urban governance reforms in India. Whilst the need to accelerate the sustainable transformation of Indian cities is widely acknowledged, the capacity to do so lags behind due to weak urban governance. This project will develop cutting edge, theoretically [...]
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:18 am
Modelling World is the UK and Europe's longest running, best attended and biggest annual exhibition and conference specifically for transport and pedestrian modelling professionals, including data scientists, visualisation experts and attracting delegates from across the academic to consultancies to local and central government spectrum.

Once again, Modelling World's event partner Mott MacDonald is sponsoring 10 full delegate places for transport planning students who are interested in sharing ideas about the key issues to be discussed at Modelling World, and to act as rapporteurs for specific sessions. [...]
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:09 am
The Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS) at EPFL undertakes research on three main complementary directions: modeling, optimization and control of urban transport systems. Some of our interests include traffic flow modeling and control of large scale networks, optimization of car sharing systems, on-demand transportation, congestion propagation and clustering, networks, MFD. [...]
Posted: April 11, 2018, 2:34 pm
Dear Colleagues,

We will be teaching the following one-week courses at MIT this summer:

Discrete Choice Analysis, June 18 - 22, 2018

<http://professional.mit.edu/programs/short-programs/discrete-choice-analysi
s>
http://professional.mit.edu/programs/short-programs/discrete-choice-analysis

Discrete choice models are widely applied in areas such as transportation,
energy, health, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, and more.
Deep understanding of the underlying theoretical foundations and statistical
methods is necessary to avoid making mistakes. The course is designed for
modelers who wish to acquire in-depth understanding and need "to get it
right." It combines mathematical presentation with intuitive
interpretation, theory with hands-on real data practice, and behavioral
reasoning with detailed statistical analysis. [...]
Posted: April 10, 2018, 7:51 pm
Colleagues, you may find this initiative useful:

PARADE is collating material for its next book publication through the conference:

ALTERNATIVES TO THE PRESENT. A CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, SOCIOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING

November 2018. Kent State University, Cleveland.
Abstracts: 05 June 2018
http://architecturemps.com/cleveland/

-

Conference Organisers:
This conference is organized by the Kent State University and the research organization AMPS and the scholarly journal Architecture_MPS. [...]
Posted: April 10, 2018, 3:12 pm
I have been asked to distribute information about the TRANSED 2018 conference. This is the 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons which is scheduled to be held in Taipei, Taiwan from 12-15 November, 2018 on theme: "Mobility for All: Connecting the World with Accessible Transportation". Further information is available on the conference website at www.transed2018.com. [...]
Posted: April 9, 2018, 1:46 pm
We are happy to announce call for papers for the 11th International
Conference on City Logistics on 12-14 June 2019 at Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Please find attached call for papers and submit your extended abstracts
by 30th September 2018. Also please circulate the call for papers to
your colleagues who may be interested in the conference. [...]
Posted: April 9, 2018, 10:01 am
Dear Colleagues,
Dr Janene Piip <https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-janene-piip-0906641a/> and I
would like to invite global and local #RailEducators
<https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/content/?keywords=%23RailEducators&origin=HASH_TAG_FROM_FEED>
and #RailTraining
<https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/content/?keywords=%23RailTraining&origin=HASH_TAG_FROM_FEED>
providers to complete our survey on ‘Barriers to digital learning in rail’.
The Survey is supported by UIC (International Union of Railways).

Quantitative analyses of the data collected will be used to construct a
list of barriers to digital learning in rail and suggest potential
solutions for overcoming them. [...]
Posted: April 9, 2018, 2:50 am
Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Open Source Geospatial Lab [1] at thePete Fisher Laboratory for Geocomputation at the  University of Leicester, United Kingdom during the26th annual GIScience Research UK conference (which will be held at the University of Leicester on17-20 April 2018).

The laboratory is dedicated to the memory of Professor Peter Fisher, who held a personal chair in the Department of Geography, University of Leicester. Pete’s career was truly exceptional for many reasons not least because he was one of the people at the helm of what became known as Geographical Information Science (GIScience) as it [...]
Posted: April 8, 2018, 7:30 am
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation provides atravel grant program to facilitate accessibility and diversity at our global and regional FOSS4G events. The Travel Grant Program for FOSS4G 2018 Dar es Salaam is open for applications between 6th April and 30th April 2018.

Details and how to apply athttps://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/foss4g-2018-travel-grant-programme/

Best wishes,

Suchith
Posted: April 7, 2018, 6:26 am
Apologies for Cross Posting.

The Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford is currently accepting applications for theGoverning Transitions in Urban Transport course, to be held Tuesday 26th- Friday 29th June 2018, 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.
The course will explore how technological, behavioural and institutional transitions in urban transport can be facilitated and steered through policy and planning. [...]
Posted: April 6, 2018, 1:10 pm
Standen, C (2018). The value of slow travel: An econometric method for valuing the user benefits of active transport infrastructure (PhD thesis). The University of Sydney. http://hdl.handle.net/2123/17914

Describes a method for valuing the user benefits of cycling interventions. Could be adapted to value the user benefits of walking interventions.

CHRIS STANDEN | Research Analyst
Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies | The University of Sydney Business School [...]
Posted: April 4, 2018, 2:13 am
Course in choice modelling and stated choice survey design

London, United Kingdom, 5-9 November 2018

This one week course, run by the Choice Modelling Centre (CMC) at the University of Leeds, will provide delegates with an in-depth introduction to basic and advanced choice modelling and stated choice survey design. The course will take place in central London (De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1PR). [...]
Posted: April 4, 2018, 12:21 am
Here are some related information sources:

Kelly J. Clifton, et al. (2015), Development of a Pedestrian Demand
Estimation Tool, National Institute for Transportation and Communities
(http://ppms.otrec.us); at
http://ppms.otrec.us/media/project_files/NITC-RR-677_Final_Report.pdf.

FHWA (2014), Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: Continued Progress
in Developing Walking and Bicycling Networks - May 2014 Report, John A Volpe
National Transportation Systems Center, USDOT (www.fhwa.dot.gov); at
www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/ntpp/2014_report/hep14035.pd
f.

Lawrence Frank, Andrew Devlin, Shana Johnstone and Josh van Loon (2010),
Neighbourhood Design, Travel, and Health in Metro Vancouver: Using a
Walkability Index, Active Transportation Collaboratory, UBC
(www.act-trans.ubc.ca); at http://tinyurl.com/mngovbj. [...]
Posted: April 2, 2018, 2:40 pm
Sent by John Parkin on behalf of Sal Mohammed at NatCen

Dear Sir/Madam

I hope this email finds you well. NatCen Social Research is conducting a rapid evidence assessment (REA) on behalf of the UK Department for Transport on the effectiveness of cycling and walking interventions. The REA will be part of the government's call for evidence on this topic which will help inform a wider Cycling and Walking investment strategy. [...]
Posted: March 31, 2018, 3:04 pm
Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that the Connected Cities Group at the University of Greenwich is announcing its fifth workshop on Smart Urban Policy Futures.

The 2018 workshop is set to take place from July 9th -10th 2018, at the University of Greenwich, Maritime Campus.

This year we are planning an additional day (July 11th) to accommodate training events and site visits – details to be confirmed. [...]
Posted: March 29, 2018, 7:58 pm
Dear colleagues,
 You are welcome to follow the open discussions on this at the RDA at
https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/geospatial-ig/post/open-letter-importance-scientific-freedom-and-public-good
Best wishes,
Suchith
Posted: March 29, 2018, 3:09 pm
New and emerging forms of data for policy making: Transport, health and air quality management.

24th April 2018, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

This one day mini-conference will explore the way in which new and emerging forms of data (aka ‘big’ data – such as mobile phone data, social network data, geo-tagged data, image data) are contributing to innovation in: [...]
Posted: March 29, 2018, 11:27 am
Do you have an interest in promoting a switch to more sustainable transport?

Are you creative and passionate about communication?

Would you like to win up to €250 in Amazon or holiday vouchers?

We are looking for exciting and innovative vlogs and videos (<60 seconds) that will engage a wide ranging audience, which capture the essence of positive incentives for reducing the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles. [...]
Posted: March 28, 2018, 9:28 am
*Apologies for cross posting*

Dear all,

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is recruiting a Post-doc Researcher Smart Cities (m/f).

Due to technology-based innovations, cities are transforming. Currently, at the core of this trend are digital technologies, which enable the development and use of contextual sensing, social media and various e-services. Consequently, in these Smart Cities the spatio-temporal patterns of social interactions, traffic flows, use and exposures to environments might change. In addition, preferences for housing might look different in future from nowadays. From a policy perspective, decision-support systems for managing Smart Cities and digitalized self-management methods in various [...]
Posted: March 28, 2018, 8:51 am
*Apologies for cross posting*

Dear all,

The University of Southampton's Transportation Research Group are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow in GIS and Transport Engineering Data.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high profile multi-disciplinary research project which is helping to improve the performance and reduce the costs of Britain's rail network. The Track to the Future project (t2f.org.uk) is funded by a £5.2million Programme Grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is led by Prof William Powrie FREng at the University of Southampton, and follows on from the very successful Track21 programme. We [...]
Posted: March 28, 2018, 6:42 am
*Apologies for cross-posting*

Dear all,

The University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a full time Lecturer in Transportation.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at its new Boldrewood Innovation Campus in Southampton. This post is associated with the Transportation Group, a multi-disciplinary group founded in 1967 and recognised worldwide as a leading University centre for research, teaching and knowledge exchange in transportation. [...]
Posted: March 28, 2018, 6:34 am
Dear All,

The deadline for the submission of book chapter abstracts for the edited book has been extended until May 1st.
The details of the call can be seen below

Kind regards,
Eran

Apologies for cross-postings

Call for Papers – Edited Volume

THE EVOLVING IMPACT OF ICT ON ACTIVITIES AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR
Elsevier book series “Advances in Transport Policy and Planning” [...]
Posted: March 28, 2018, 6:17 am
The Centre for Transport Studies is pleased to welcome

Dr Milan Lovrić (Research Fellow, University of Southampton)
to lead a seminar entitled

Designing a Road Traffic Model for the Cross-sectoral Analysis of Future National Infrastructure
to be held on
Wednesday 28 March 2018 @ 16:00

Please join us for presentation and discussion at

Room B05, Chadwick Building, Gower St, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
Abstract
The proposed strategic model predicts passenger and freight vehicle flows on major UK roads using and elasticity-based simulation approach. The assessment of road capacity utilisation after the network assignment step facilitates the identification of "pinch points" [...]
Posted: March 27, 2018, 10:55 am
Monash Engineering is seeking to appoint outstanding emerging and
established academics that will become the next generation of leaders in
the fields of Smart Systems, including Intelligent Transportation Systems.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Monash Institute of Transport
Studies, one of the top-ranked transport groups in Australia. We are
located in Melbourne, ranked the world's most liveable city for seven years
in a row. [...]
Posted: March 26, 2018, 11:43 pm
We have a fully funded MPhil/PhD scholarship on : "Cultivating Sustainable Consumer Behaviours within the Sharing Economy: An Empirical Study of Bike-Sharing"
(REF: VCS-BUS-02-18)

Link to application information : https://docs.gre.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1570167/Web-Advert-VCS-BUS-02-18.pdf

Deadline for applications: 20th April 2018

Supervisor: Dr Yong Lin

Candidates can benefit from additional support from the Connected Cities Research Group.

Thanks for circulating this to interested candidates. [...]
Posted: March 26, 2018, 6:29 pm
(Resending now that I have actually subscribed to the mailing list.)

From: Stares, Sally
Sent: 26 March 2018 13:48
To: 'UTSG@JISCMAIL.AC.UK' <UTSG@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>; 'tom.cohen@UCL.AC.UK' <tom.cohen@UCL.AC.UK>
Subject: [UTSG] Calling social scientists interested in self-driving cars

Dear Tom,

This may be a message heading straight for your 'deleted messages' box, since I failed to note your 9am deadline for today - many apologies for that. [...]
Posted: March 26, 2018, 12:52 pm
Dear Colleagues,

We are currently advertising for a Lectureship in Smart infrastructure, including transportation.

Details are given on the School's web page:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/worldchangers/

Applications forms are here (search with reference number: 019746)
https://www.gla.ac.uk/it/iframe/jobs/

For informal enquiries, please contact:
Professor William Sloan
Email: William.Sloan@glasgow.ac.uk

Thanks
Dr. Konstantinos Ampountolas

[University of Glasgow: The Times Scottish University of the Year 2018]
Posted: March 26, 2018, 11:05 am
PhD in Transport and Mobility Systems [applications close 2 April 2018]

The Institute for Sustainable Futures are pleased to announce that we are seeking applications for one PhD student to join our Joint PhD program with the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB): 'Transport service towards 2050: shaping an innovative mobility paradigm'.

We are seeking a PhD student with an interest in articulating the features of a newly emerging user focussed mobility paradigm - or practitioner mind-set - that we call 'Service Engineering'. The focus of this PhD is to investigate approaches to integrating sensitivity to a spectrum of passenger needs and [...]
Posted: March 26, 2018, 2:59 am
Apologies for cross-posting…

Please see below for call for papers, extended deadline and new information regarding online abstract submission

Call for Papers

Joint New Zealand Geographical Society / Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2018 ‘Creative Conversations, constructive connections’
11-14 July 2018, University of Auckland, NZ
http://www.nzgs.co.nz/58-news-and-events/latest-news/398-nzgs-iag-conference-2018

Future Mobilities: transitions, trials and transformations
Sponsored by: NZGS Mobilities in Geography Research Group
Session convenors: Helen Fitt (University of Canterbury, NZ), Angela Curl (University of Canterbury, NZ), Debbie Hopkins (University of Oxford, UK) [...]
Posted: March 26, 2018, 2:40 am
Call for papers for the 15th Annual Cycling and Society Symposium

Joint with

the European Cyclists' Federation Scientists for Cycling colloquium

University of the West of England, 6th -7th September 2018
We are calling for papers to be presented at the joint Cycling and Society Symposium and the European Cyclists' for Cycling (ECF) Scientists for Cycling colloquium to be held on Thursday 6th September 2018 and the morning of Friday 7th September 2018. [...]
Posted: March 23, 2018, 12:29 pm
Apologies for any cross-posting. I would like to alert you to the upcoming workshops detailed below:

The ESRC are holding two workshops to explore the shape of a potential new research investment around Work.
The first held in conjunction with the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) will take place on 31 May 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh.
The second workshop is held in conjunction with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and will take place on 4 June 2018 at the Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria [...]
Posted: March 22, 2018, 7:40 pm
Apologies for any cross-posting.

ESRC is inviting applications from academics suitably experienced in the social sciences to act as members of our Grant Assessment Panels (GAPs).

The ESRC is the UK's leading agency for research and training in the social sciences. Our Grant Assessment Panels (GAPs) assess proposals for most responsive mode schemes across the range of ESRC's activities. [...]
Posted: March 22, 2018, 7:27 pm
Dear list members,

I will be teaching R for Transport Applications in just over a month,
26th - 27th April, in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) in
collaboration with the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS).

The first day will get you up-to-speed with handling spatial data
classes, the second will shift attention to transport datasets. [...]
Posted: March 22, 2018, 11:57 am
Dear colleagues,

My apologies for the second message to the list on this but I understand a link provided last time did not work.

I'm pleased to say that we have already got 50 of the original Transport Visions Network cast back together on the LinkedIn Group 'Transport Visions Network - Reunited' - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8657509 [...]
Posted: March 22, 2018, 10:35 am
Dear all

We're still keen to hear from you - if you're interested, please get back to me (tom.cohen@ucl.ac.uk<mailto:tom.cohen@ucl.ac.uk>) by Monday morning.

Thanks

Tom

****

Dear colleagues

On 30th April, UCL and the Transport Systems Catapult will be holding an event in London entitled "Self-driving cars - developing the social-science research agenda".

We hope to have a broad range of social-science disciplines represented at this highly participatory event. Also present will be policy makers and research funders. Please see the foot of this e-mail for further details. [...]
Posted: March 21, 2018, 8:51 pm
Dear All,

Transport Systems Catapult under the Academic Engagement Programme is offering summer internship opportunities for MSc and PhD students.

The internship projects relate to three focus areas in TSC:

* New Mobility Services for Transport

* Connected and Automated Transport

* Open Data Platform for Transport

All details are available at https://ts.catapult.org.uk/summer-placements/

To apply, please email your up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter by Friday 30th March to academia@ts.catapult.org.uk<mailto:academia@ts.catapult.org.uk> describing why you would like to be a TSC intern and explain how your degree and experience match the opportunity. [...]
Posted: March 20, 2018, 9:10 pm
The Centre for Transport Studies is pleased to welcome

Dr Milan Lovrić (Research Fellow, University of Southampton)

to lead a seminar entitled

Designing a Road Traffic Model for the Cross-sectoral Analysis of Future National Infrastructure

to be held

Wednesday 28 March 2018 @ 16:00

Please join us for presentation and discussion at

Room 218, Chadwick Building, Gower St, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT [...]
Posted: March 19, 2018, 4:03 pm
Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for abstract submission to the above seminar is extended to Friday 30th March 2018:
https://www.resilientroads.org/index-en.html
16th - 19th October 2018, Beijing, China

Main Topics:
1. Climate (change) impacts: assessment and evaluation
2. Impacts of road construction and operation on environment (climate)
3. Technologies that improve road resilience
4. Climate change adaption framework and policies
5. Adaptation strategies in design, construction and operation
6. Case studies
7. Innovative (Smart) technologies and systems [...]
Posted: March 17, 2018, 9:05 am
Hi Tom,

Can I ask for you to include Professor Martin Bauer (copied) from the LSE in your attendees for the event on 30th April, please? We should both be listed as Social Psychologists.

A quick stab at a position statement provided below, treat it as coming from both of us.

best wishes [...]
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:59 pm
Dear all,
Transport’s impact on the economy remains very relevant intransport planning. Now in its fourth year, the Institute for TransportStudies is pleased to offer a two day short course on Transport Infrastructureand Economics Performance.  After attending this course transportprofessionals will:

•                    have a solid grasp of how, when, why and to what extent transportinfrastructure affects businesses and the economy, [...]
Posted: March 15, 2018, 4:43 pm
Dear Colleagues

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

SHAPING TRANSPORT FOR A CHANGING WORLD

Details about the conference can be found at: www.starconference.org.uk<http://www.starconference.org.uk<http://www.starconference.org.uk%3chttp:/www.starconference.org.uk>>

The STAR programme has a mix of plenary presentations and parallel sessions which, this year, include papers on transport governance, transport policy, modelling, behaviour change, data, management of roads. There is something for everyone! [...]
Posted: March 15, 2018, 9:16 am
*with apologies for cross-posting*

Dear colleagues,
We would like to let you know that we will host a seminar at UCL, where Prof. Chandra Bhat will present about "The Multi-Dimensional Dependencies Among Shared Mobility Service Users".
The seminar will take place on the 16th of March at 17:30 UK time.

You can find more information at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/energy/events/2018/mar/multi-dimensional-dependencies-among-shared-mobility-service-users [...]
Posted: March 15, 2018, 3:09 am
[with apologies for crossposting]

Dear colleagues,

We are currently recruiting for a Research Associate position on Machine Learning and Simulation for Autonomous Vehicle Fleets. This post is funded from Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous and linked to a collaborative project that will design, trial and deploy a commercial, subscription-based platform, based on SAE Level 4 self-driving electric vehicles. The successful applicant will become a member of the Transport Systems & Logistics group (TSL) led by Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis, join the Centre for Transport Studies at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, and [...]
Posted: March 14, 2018, 3:44 am
Dear colleagues

On 30th April, UCL and the Transport Systems Catapult will be holding an event in London entitled "Self-driving cars - developing the social-science research agenda".

We hope to have a broad range of social-science disciplines represented at this highly participatory event. Also present will be policy makers and research funders. Please see the foot of this e-mail for further details. [...]
Posted: March 13, 2018, 10:14 pm
Open PhD Position at Transport & Planning, Delft University of Technology

A PhD Studentship on 'Performance and Safety Evaluation of Dedicated Lanes Design for Automated Vehicles' is available at Delft University of Technology as part of the ITS Edulab, and funded by Rijkswaterstaat who is responsible for the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. [...]
Posted: March 13, 2018, 4:32 pm
Dear colleagues,

If you were an active member of the Transport Visions Network (TVN) which ran from 2000-2003 then I'm pleased to say that 'we're putting the band back together'.

The TVN was conceived by myself, Kiron Chatterjee, Greg Marsden and Mark Beecroft (all then in the Transportation Research Group at Southampton University and all under 35). From 2000 to 2003 this network of some 250 young professionals explored the future of transport and produced a series of eight reports published by Landor. [...]
Posted: March 13, 2018, 11:50 am
On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:12 Gillian Harrison <G.Harrison@leeds.ac.uk>
wrote:

> Do you have an interest in promoting a switch to more sustainable
> transport?
>
> Plllllp
>
> Are you a vlogger who is creative and passionate about communication?
>
>
>
> Would you like to win up to €250 in Amazon or holiday vouchers?
>
>
>
> We are looking for exciting and innovative vlogs (<60 seconds) that will
> engage a wide ranging audience, which capture the essence of positive
> incentives for reducing the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles. Winning
> entries [...]
Posted: March 12, 2018, 9:46 pm
Dear Colleagues,

Visit www.transportconference.co.uk<http://www.transportconference.co.uk> for further information.

The Transport Practitioners' Meeting (TPM) is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, modellers, placemakers, highway engineers and urban transport designers. TPM brings the transport and built environment community together for two days of world class networking, idea sharing and lively debate.

PTRC is happy to announce the release of the 2018 Programme! We are excited to be welcoming so many of our industry peers to Oxford this year - take a look at the programme here. This year's conference features two plenary sessions, ten hands-on workshops, over 100 paper presentations, numerous [...]
Posted: March 12, 2018, 4:14 pm
Dear sir, madam,

Could you forward the message below to the members of the UTSG mailing
list?

Many thanks in advance,

Tim Busscher

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Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Planning and Environment of the Faculty of Spatial
Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG) is looking for an
Assistant Professor Urban Design and Mobility. The position focuses on
the relationship between urban planning, mobility issues, and digital
developments (e.g. traffic and mobility modelling, social media, and
virtual spaces) and should contribute to research on spatial and
institutional design. [...]
Posted: March 12, 2018, 11:02 am
Do you have an interest in promoting a switch to more sustainable transport?

Are you a vlogger who is creative and passionate about communication?

Would you like to win up to €250 in Amazon or holiday vouchers?

We are looking for exciting and innovative vlogs (<60 seconds) that will engage a wide ranging audience, which capture the essence of positive incentives for reducing the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles. Winning entries will be shown at an event at TRA 2018. [...]
Posted: March 12, 2018, 10:12 am
Apologies for cross-posting...

Call for Papers

Joint New Zealand Geographical Society / Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2018 'Creative Conversations, constructive connections'
11-14 July 2018, University of Auckland, NZ
http://www.nzgs.co.nz/58-news-and-events/latest-news/398-nzgs-iag-conference-2018

Future Mobilities: transitions, trials and transformations
Sponsored by: NZGS Mobilities in Geography Research Group
Session convenors: Helen Fitt (University of Canterbury, NZ), Angela Curl (University of Canterbury, NZ), Debbie Hopkins (University of Oxford, UK) [...]
Posted: March 11, 2018, 9:17 pm
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Transport
School of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and IT

Reference no. 779/0417B

• Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
• Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Transport Networks
• Full-time fixed-term for 3 years, remuneration package: $106k (which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation) [...]
Posted: March 8, 2018, 9:28 pm
Dear colleagues,

CEOS, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, coordinates civil spaceborne observations of the Earth. Participating agencies strive to address critical scientific questions and to harmonise satellite mission planning to address gaps and overlaps. CEOS and ESA have launched the EO handbook on ‘Satellite Earth Observations in support of the SDGs’ . The online version is at http://eohandbook.com/sdg/ [...]
Posted: March 8, 2018, 1:06 pm
Dear all,

The department of Urban Development and Mobility (UDM) of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Eeconomic Research (LISER) has a post-doc vacancy Smart Cities. For this position strong expertise in GIS is required.

On our website you can find a description of this vacancy: https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs/detail/post-doc-researcher-smart-cities-m-f-81<https://solismail.uu.nl/owa/redir.aspx?C=LxAr0jLOAm7X204lDSC1ah1eErxwYNfMhSr61BklmuXET6br5oTVCA..&URL=https%3a%2f%2fjobs.liser.lu%2fjobs%2fdetail%2fpost-doc-researcher-smart-cities-m-f-81>

Best regards,

Martin Dijst
Director of UDM

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Posted: March 8, 2018, 11:24 am
Dear all,

I’d like to call your attention to a special session we’re organizing on "Transport Modeling with Machine Learning and Travel Behavior Methods”, in the IEEE Intelligent Transport Systems Conference 2018 (​November 4-7, 2018, Maui, Hawaii, USA).

As proposed recently in the TRB ADB40 subcommittee (“Transportation Demand Forecast”), this is part of a strategy to bring together the two communities of Computer Science (particularly Machine Learning) and Travel Demand Modeling together. So we encourage everyone to join, if you come from any (or both) of these angles. [...]
Posted: March 6, 2018, 2:23 pm
Hi,

We are seeking highly motivated and talented applicants with strong background and interest in traffic flow theory and transport network modelling to contribute to our growing research in transportation engineering at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney. The PhD position is funded by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW. [...]
Posted: March 4, 2018, 9:49 am
Postdoctoral Position

A full-time postdoctoral research position in the area of data management is available at the University of Hong Kong, starting from June 2018 or earlier. The position is for one year and renewable to up to two years depending on the performance of the applicant, assessed by the publication of the work in top peer reviewed conferences and journals. Interested applicants must have a strong background in the area of database management and data mining with a good working knowledge of mathematics demonstrated through publications in international conferences and journals. Experience and knowledge in big transportation data is [...]
Posted: March 4, 2018, 8:59 am
Dear mailing list!

As some of you may be interested and able to join to one or the other
lecture (German speaking list members and English lectures), I'd like to
bring this year's edition to your attention.

For details please see the link:
http://www.fvv.tuwien.ac.at/lehre/ringvorlesungen/230030-aktive-mobilitaet-radfahren-und-gehen-in-der-stadt-2018/

Regards from Vienna
T+

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Mr. Tadej Brezina, MSc
Project assistent

Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Transportation
Research Center of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering
Gußhausstraße 30/230-1, 1040 Vienna, Austria [...]
Posted: March 2, 2018, 5:22 pm
Colleagues

The UCL Energy Institute will host a seminar on

The Multi-Dimensional Dependencies Among Shared Mobility Service Users

by

Prof. Chandra Bhat

Director of the Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning USDOT Center
University of Texas at Austin

16 March, at 17:30

Room G01 Central House

14 Upper Woburn Place
London WC1H 0NN

The registration link is: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-multi-dimensional-dependencies-among-shared-mobility-service-users-tickets-43746808883

Organiser:

Dr. Maria Kamargianni
Lecturer in Transport & Energy
Head of MaaSLab<http://www.maaslab.org/>
UCL Energy Institute<http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/energy>
University College London [...]
Posted: March 2, 2018, 3:13 pm
SHORT COURSE ON TRANSPORT AND THE ECONOMY

LEEDS, UK. 26TH - 27TH APRIL 2018

Transport's impact on the economy is very relevant in transport planning. Now in its fourth year the Institute for Transport Studies is pleased to offer a two day short course on Transport Infrastructure and Economics Performance. After attending this course transport professionals will: [...]
Posted: March 1, 2018, 4:40 pm
The Mobile Lives Forum is inviting applications from researchers around the world for its new funding round.

The Forum funds projects in the field of mobilities, both academic and artistic, that we feel are of significant interest for society as a whole. Our aim is to enhance our understanding of, and contribute to the transition towards lifestyles that correspond to people’s aspirations, while at the same time reducing our collective impact on the environment. [...]
Posted: March 1, 2018, 12:41 pm
Dear colleagues,

On behalf of GeoForAll, I send our warm greetings to all colleagues on Open Data Day 2018. Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the seventh time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. All outputs are open for everyone to use and re-use. [...]
Posted: March 1, 2018, 12:25 pm
Dear Colleagues,

Due to continuing strike action, the final TSU seminar "mobility justice: gender and generation" next Tuesday ( 6th March) at 4pm has been postponed. This will be rescheduled in Trinity term, further information to follow shortly.

Best wishes

The TSU Team
Posted: March 1, 2018, 12:01 pm