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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 are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Centre for Transport and Society’s 2019 Spring Conference, which takes place on Thursday 16th May, 09:00 – 16:00, at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay campus.
This is a FREE all-day event, and a chance to hear presentations that reflect the breadth of the centre’s research activities.
This year we will have nine separate presentations, covering our latest research and thinking around future mobility services (Walking as a Service, Autonomous Vehicles, On-Demand Shared-Ride services), transport policy (road building and Clean Air Zones) and travel [...]
Posted: April 17, 2019, 1:37 pm
Dear all,

The School of Humanities at Tallinn University is looking for two PhD
students. Both PhD positions are offered for 4 years, starting on 1
September 2019 and are fully funded. The two positions are available within
the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) project "Public
transport as public space in European cities: Narrating, experiencing,
contesting (PUTSPACE)"
<http://heranet.info/projects/public-spaces-culture-and-integration-in-europe/public-transport-as-public-space-in-european-cities-narrating-experiencing-contesting/>.
PhD students are positioned at the interdisciplinary and international
School of Humanities of Tallinn University (Estonia) but their work entails
close collaboration with PUTSPACE project partners Åbo Akademi University
(Turku, Finland), Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (Leipzig,
Germany) and Université [...]
Posted: April 17, 2019, 1:20 pm
Apologies for cross-posting. Please distribute widely to potentially
interested people.

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2019 ***
Posted: April 16, 2019, 10:26 pm
Special Issue Proposal: Transportation Research: Part A (TR-A)<https://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-research-part-a-policy-and-practice>

Transport, Gender, Culture

Research on gender issues in urban transportation planning is paramount because more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, women make up half of the general population, and gender crosscuts all other 'vulnerable group' considerations. Issues of transport equity, inclusion, and justice are proving increasingly important to improve the sustainability and resilience of cities. In order to develop a panoramic view of gender issues in urban transport, we seek contributions that: [...]
Posted: April 16, 2019, 1:05 am
Extended deadline (1 May) 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: April 15, 2019, 10:05 am
Dear Colleagues,

The submission deadline for the Special Issue on Changing Travel Behaviour in the Connected Era in the Journal: Travel Behaviour and Society (Elsevier) has been extended to 1 July, 2019. This journal is now included in SSCI. We look forward to your submission.

Call for Papers:

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/travel-behaviour-and-society/call-for-papers/changing-travel-behaviour-in-the-connected-era

Guest Editors: Dr. Jenny Cui (Griffith University, Australia) and Professor Dr. Barbara Lenz (Institute of Transport Research at German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany) [...]
Posted: April 14, 2019, 8:27 am
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Transport Studies, Engineering (ENG129A)

The School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen is seeking the appointment of two Lecturer/Senior Lecturers in Transport Studies to play leading roles in preparing for the launch of a new MSc programme in Transport and Intelligent Mobility (TIM) as well as the continuing growth of our doctoral research programme in Transport Studies. The successful candidates will also be expected to generate external research income and contribute to teaching across existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School. [...]
Posted: April 12, 2019, 8:18 am
The 9th International (TDM) symposium will be organised by Edinburgh Napier University, and will take place from 19-21 June 2019, at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel in Edinburgh. The TDM symposium provides three days of intellectual exchange of your research findings with leading researchers and professionals in the field. The aim of the symposium is to bring together practitioners and researchers in order to inspire stronger collaborations for the benefit of the urban environment. It will be a platform for best practice sharing and networking with these researchers. [...]
Posted: April 11, 2019, 2:03 pm
Dear mailing list readers!

I'm looking for literature on the connection between monotony of
transport infrastructures (and their immediate surroundings) and the
velocities chosen by drivers (cars) or riders (bikes, motorcycles).
E.g. the more monotonous/bleak the surrounding, the faster the vehicles
and vice versa.

I'm grateful for every hint on qualitative or quantitative surveys.
Many thanks in advance and best regards from Vienna
T+
Posted: April 11, 2019, 12:06 pm
<Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2019; Deadline for full papers: May 1, 2020>

Dear all,

We have great pleasure in inviting you to submit abstracts to the 12th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods (https://www.isctsc2020.pt/) to be held in Portugal Hotel Golf Mar on the seaside, in Vimeiro, just 45 minutes north of Lisbon (https://www.hotelgolfmarvimeiro.pt). [...]
Posted: April 9, 2019, 3:57 pm
Dear Colleagues,
UCL MaaSLab has a job opening for a Senior Research Fellow in Software Engineering for Transport Simulation.
If you are interested in this position, you can find more information at: https://www.maaslab.org/events

In addition, if you are interested in pursuing a PhD, you still have time to apply for the PhD scholarship in Dynamic Travel Behaviour Modelling: https://www.maaslab.org/events [...]
Posted: April 8, 2019, 10:31 pm
Dear colleagues,
We are organizing a special session on "Advanced Monitoring, Prediction, and Control Methods for Urban Arterials " at the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference in Auckland, New Zealand 27-30 October 2019. The submission deadline has been extended to April 15. The session code is "w9y18"

This special session aims to bring together papers that explore theories, methods, and technologies for monitoring, predicting, and controlling urban arterial traffic.
Some potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to: [...]
Posted: April 4, 2019, 1:26 pm
Apologies for Cross Posting.

The Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford is currently accepting applications for the Governing Transitions in Urban Transport course, to be held Tuesday 25th- Friday 28th June 2019, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

The course is part of our Global Challenges in Transport Programme, that provides researchers and practitioners with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to address the complexity associated with making transport sustainable. [...]
Posted: April 4, 2019, 8:11 am
The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) is currently seeking a Postgraduate Research Associate (project employment).

The responsibility of the research associate is to carry out research that aims to develop and implement sustainable mobility solutions in tourism and peripheral areas, mainly in the European funded projects EcoVeloTours and SMACKER. A research focus is on the analysis of innovative so-called "soft measures" (e.g. providing information) and "nudging", i.e. the design of incentive systems for the achievement of behavioural change. An essential task is the identification of best practice examples whose transferability [...]
Posted: April 4, 2019, 5:19 am
Dear all,

We are advertising for a Senior Research Fellow post to support existing work as part of the NIHR funded Nepal Injury Research Centre (NIRC).

This post is primarily to ensure the delivery of the research on (i) inter-professional learning for road danger reduction and (ii) increasing social science research within the NIRC, both of which were funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund award to the University of the West of England, Bristol. In addition the post holder will help support the delivery of our other studies, help with the preparation of reports for the NIHR and help [...]
Posted: April 3, 2019, 1:20 pm
TDM Symposium - 19th-21st June 2019, Edinburgh

The 9th International (TDM) symposium will be organised by Edinburgh Napier University, and will take place from 19-21 June 2019, at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel in Edinburgh. The TDM symposium provides three days of intellectual exchange of your research findings with leading researchers and professionals in the field. The aim of the symposium is to bring together practitioners and researchers in order to inspire stronger collaborations for the benefit of the urban environment. It will be a platform for best practice sharing and networking with these researchers. [...]
Posted: April 3, 2019, 11:57 am
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

We are collecting abstract submissions for a special session on Venture Capital and Shared Mobility, at Infrastructural Futures Across Cities of the Global North, an international workshop funded by the University of Manchester, the University of Toronto and the Urban Studies Foundation.

University of Manchester, UK
19-20 September 2019

Session Title: Flexible Infrastructure: Venture Capital Finance and Shared Mobility Infrastructures in Global North Cities [...]
Posted: April 3, 2019, 10:25 am
We are inviting applications for a Research Fellow in Modelling and Governance of Innovative Transport Measures to join the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.

The Research Fellow will primarily contribute to the JPI Europe -China funded project U-PASS. Motivated by the world-wide shared desire and need for more efficient, reliable and environmentally sustainable urban transport, this project will investigate how to achieve this through new policies and services. We conduct real experiments and build models, both in China and in Europe, and integrate the two approaches. We focus on policies and services such as tradable credits schemes, automated [...]
Posted: April 3, 2019, 10:06 am
23rd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT23)
Dear colleagues,
We are very pleased to inform you that we are ready to welcome you at the 23rd International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory (ISTTT23), to be held on the EPFL campus, in Lausanne (Switzerland) on July 24 – 26, 2019. On July, 23th, a summer school will be organized with distinguished lectures. [...]
Posted: April 3, 2019, 9:45 am
Interested authors are invited to submit abstracts for this special issue of Cities, the international journal of urban policy and planning<https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cities>
<https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cities>

Special Issue Call for Abstracts "Autonomous mobility transitions: socio-spatial dimensions and the role of urban planning and policy"

Special Issue of Cities, the International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning<https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cities>

This special issue seeks to bring together a collection of critical perspectives on the social and spatial implications of the diffusion of autonomous vehicles in cities. In particular, the special issue will seek to publish contributions that stimulate debates and improve our understanding of how urban planning and [...]
Posted: April 2, 2019, 4:33 pm
UTSG list members may be interested to know that we are currently advertising three aviation academic staff positions at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. This is following recent growth in student numbers across our pilot training and aviation management programs.

Please feel free to circulate to those you think would be suitable candidates. If you are keen to apply, please search for further information at: https://www.griffith.edu.au/future-staff<https://www.griffith.edu.au/future-staff> (Job Search - ID 112042). The closing date for applications is the 29th April 2019. [...]
Posted: April 2, 2019, 9:56 am
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The 9th Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems

MoCS 2019

https://mocs19.gforge.uni.lu/

In conjunction with IEEE ISCC 2019 - Barcelona, Spain

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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: April 2, 2019, 9:19 am
Dear all:

We invite applications for the inaugural STEAM Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research program, starting Summer/Autumn 2019. The program offers a two-year postdoctoral opportunity for scholars focused on one of the following two themes:
(1) The Future of Mobility and Smart Cities
(2) Sustainable Urban Systems

As a STEAM Postdoctoral researcher, you would be expected to work directly with at least two core faculty mentors and their research groups, establishing a joint project that has potential for broader impact and innovative inquiry. If you have a background in the areas of travel behavior or transportation systems and are interested in working [...]
Posted: April 1, 2019, 9:24 pm
Dear all,

Applications are invited for a funded PhD studentship at The University of
Sheffield on "Localised energy generation and storage for EV fleet vehicle
charging".

Please feel free to share with anyone that may be interested in this
opportunity.

For more information about the project, please visit:
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.837243!/file/Localised-energy-generation-and-storage-for-EV-fleet-vehicle-charging.pdf

Eligibility:

This studentship is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Studentship scheme and is open
to *UK/EU citizens*. [...]
Posted: April 1, 2019, 4:37 pm
Dear all,

Two PhD and one postdoc positions are open at Delft University of Technology as part of the SAMEN project ‘Safe and efficient operation of AutoMated and human drivEN vehicles in mixed traffic’, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

If you want to be part of this ambitious project and of an inspiring research environment, then check the following open positions: [...]
Posted: April 1, 2019, 6:59 am