The 7th International Conference on

Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE 2019)

11-13 October, 2019 | Beijing, China

Special Issue

Till to March, 2019, over 13 papers (submitted to TSTE 2018) have been recommended to and published in SCI/SSCI journals. Submitted papers through strict review process will be recommended to and published in the special issue of the following SCI/SSCI journals (to be confirmed):

●Journal of Transport Geography

Transport Policy

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior


Sustainability in Transportation: Innovations in Governance  

Supporting Journals welcome submissions of articles developed from presentations at the conference:

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior

Economics of Transportation

Journal of Transport Geography

Transport Policy 

Call for papers for Special Issue: Sustainability On “Sustainable Urban Transport Policy in the Context of New Mobility”    


Driven by ICT development and smartphone application popularization (Shaheen et al, 2016), new forms of mobility such as bike-sharing (DeMaio, 2009; Cao et al, 2018), car sharing (Furuhata, 2013; Dowling, 2018), sharing freight and logistics (Krajewska et al, 2008; Gonzalez-Feliu & Morana, 2011) and so on developed very quickly in the recent decades worldwide. Transport policy plays an essential role to bring urban transportation into a desirable future (Gössling, 2018). It’s a very challenging problem faced by urban transport policy makers on how to design technologically, financially and environmentally sustainable transport policies accommodating new mobility and business models (Dowling and Kent, 2015). For example, the importance of regulating sharing platform to curb their negative externalities are addressed (Kc-claffy and Clark, 2014; Li et al, 2016).   
In this Special Issue, we call attention to theoretical and empirical studies as to sustainable urban transport policy driven by new mobility. This special issue will provide a platform for exchanging knowledge on emerging methods, practical implementation, and lessons learned concerning theoretical and empirical problems of sustainable urban transport policies related to new mobility. Specifically, the guest editors encourage submissions of original research articles that report significant research contributions with key words or directions including, but not limited to:   
•Recent development of new mobility and its impact on transport.
• New forms of transport services, business models driven by technology innovation. 
• Transport policy challenges especially brought forth by sharing transport faced by policy makers. 
• Fundamental theories as to regulation and governance of new types of mobility.   
•Theoretical research advancement as to sharing transport and beyond. 
• Quantitative modelling and big data analysis of the impacts of urban transport policy. 
• Case studies of pros can cons on sustainable urban transport policy on new mobility in China and other countries. 
• Co-ordinations and co-operations of anti-monopoly and industrial regulation needed to develop sustainable transport policy on new mobility. 
• Stakeholder analysis of the design of sustainable urban transport policy on new mobility.    

Submission Format and Guideline

All submitted papers must contain only original work, which has not been published by or currently under review for any other journal. Detailed submission guidelines are available in the form of “Instructions for Authors” at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/instructions.

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Sustainability website at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability. The authors must select “SI: Sustainable Urban Transport Policy in the Context of New Mobility” in the submission process.    

Guest Editors   

Prof. Dr. Yacan Wang

School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
Interests: transportation economics; sustainable transport system; transport behavior response   

Guest Editor 

Prof. Dr. Andrea Cirà

Department of Economics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
 Email: acira@unime.it
Interests: transport economics and sustainability; model choice in transport economics and tourism; tourism research; bioeconomics   

Guest Editor 

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Ioppolo

Department of Economics, University of Messina, Piazza Pugliatti 1, Messina, Italy
 Email: ioppolog@unime.it
Interests: Environmental Management; Industrial Ecology; Environmental Governance; Local Development   

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Hongchang Li

School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China


Interests: transportation economics; transport policy, transport planning and evaluation, transport governance  
Full paper submission deadline: December, 30, 2019    
Shaheen, S., Cohen, A., & Zohdy, I. (2016). Shared mobility: current practices and guiding principles (No. FHWA-HOP-16-022).  
Shaheen, S., Cohen, A., Zohdy, I., & Kock, B. (2016). Smartphone applications to influence travel choices: practices and policies (No. FHWA-HOP-16-023).  
Furuhata, M., Dessouky, M., Ordóñez, F., Brunet, M. E., Wang, X., & Koenig, S. (2013). Ridesharing: The state-of-the-art and future directions. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 57, 28-46.  
Dowling, R., Maalsen, S., & Kent, J. L. (2018). Sharing as sociomaterial practice: Car sharing and the material reconstitution of automobility. Geoforum, 88, 10-16.  
Krajewska, M. A., Kopfer, H., Laporte, G., Ropke, S., & Zaccour, G. (2008). Horizontal cooperation among freight carriers: request allocation and profit sharing. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59(11), 1483-1491.  
Gonzalez-Feliu, J., & Morana, J. (2011). Collaborative transportation sharing: from theory to practice via a case study from France. In Technologies for supporting reasoning communities and collaborative decision making: Cooperative approaches (pp. 252-271). IGI Global.  
Gössling, S., Cohen, S., Higham, J., Peeters, P., & Eijgelaar, E. (2018). Desirable transport futures.Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 61, 301-309.  
Dowling, R., & Kent, J. (2015). Practice and public–private partnerships in sustainable transport governance: The case of car sharing in Sydney, Australia. Transport Policy, 40, 58-64.  
Kc-claffy, & Clark, D. (2014). Platform models for sustainable Internet regulation. Journal of Information Policy, 4, 463-488.  
Arbolino, R., Carlucci, F., Cirà, A., De Simone, L., Ioppolo, G., Yigitcanlar, T. (2018) Factors affecting transport privatization: An empirical analysis of the EU. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (110), 149-160  
Yigitcanlar, T., Kamruzzaman, Md., Buys, L., Ioppolo, G., Sabatini-Marques, J., Moreira da Costa, E., Yun J.J. (2018) Understanding ‘smart cities’: Intertwining development drivers with desired outcomes in a multidimensional framework. Cities 81, 145-160

Call for papers on Special Issue : Transport Policy on “High-speed Rail and Air Transport: Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Evidence” 


According to UIC (2018), high-speed rail (HSR) around the world has expanded quickly in the recent decades. In particular, China has constructed and operated the largest HSR network in the world. HSR has significant impacts on air transport (Ma et al., 2018; Li & Strauss, 2019). HSR is considered as a more environmentally friendly transport mode than air travel and has competitive advantages such as lower fare, higher frequency, and better on-time performance (e.g., Albalate et al., 2015; Wan et al., 2016; Wang et al., 2017). Not only competition, but also certain degree of cooperation between HSR and air transport is also studied (e.g., Clewlow, 2012; Yang & Zhang, 2012; Xia & Zhang, 2016). The emerging competition and cooperation between HSR and air transport is particularly important in the context of comprehensive transportation, regional and national economic development, wider economic impact (WEI), social and environmental considerations addressed by government sustainable development initiatives (Flyvbjerg et al., 2003; Rothengatter, 2010).   
In this special issue, we call attention to both theoretical analysis and empirical evidence on HSR and air transport. HSR can affect market supply such as scheduled seats (Dobruszkes et al., 2014), demand and profits of airlines (Yang & Zhang, 2012) and vice versa. The impact of HSR on greenhouse gas emission mitigation through substitution effect with other transport modes is also once facet of emerging HSR era (e.g., Robertson, 2016; D’Alfonso el al., 2016). However, there are strong arguments that HSR leads to induced demand and thus its environmental benefit is offset (Chen et al., 2016). Compared with conventional rail or highway, HSR may not be the best transportation mode with the lowest social cost to satisfy travel demand and regional economic development (e.g., Wu et al., 2014; Zhao et al., 2015; Zhang & Zhang, 2016). Therefore, it is imperative to deepen both theoretical and empirical studies with policy implications.    
This special issue will provide an opportunity for exchanging knowledge on HSR-related emerging theories (e.g., space & time theory), methodologies (e.g., big data analysis), comprehensive project evaluations, business models and competitive strategies. Specifically, we encourage submissions of original research articles that report significant research contributions including, but not limited to:   
•What are the possible economic impacts, as well as social and environmental consequences after HSR is introduced?

• What are the impacts of HSR on air travel demand, supply and social welfare?

• What are the challenges and opportunities for HSR project evaluation when economic evaluation cannot dominate the decision-making outcomes?
• What motivates stakeholders to get involved in the decision-making process of HSR development? What are their impacts on the development of HSR? 
• Who are the winners and losers in the context of competition and cooperation between HSR and air transport? Do passengers of the conventional railway suffer from the increased supply of HSR service? 
• What are the emergent business and governance models against the backdrop of big data and ICT technologies? To better satisfy market demand, what are possible strategies the HSR operator can take in the future? 
• What are the changes of commuting behaviors after the entry of HSR? Does HSR worsen off or improve housing-job spatial mismatch? 
• What is the financial performance of the HSR sector? 
• What regulation models are needed to address price and service quality regulations when intermodal competition exists? 
• What are positive or negative equity outcomes of HSR and air transport infrastructure and service expansion? 
• What are the new applications of data collection methods and tools of analysis in the domain of HSR and air transport development? 

Submission Guidelines
(1). Only papers presented at either of the following two conferences will be considered for this special issue:  
1.2019 International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE 2019)
2.2019 UIBE Workshop on Transportation Research   
(2). Our special issue papers will be processed as the Virtual Special Issue (VSI) papers with the following procedures specified by Transport Policy:  
1.For papers presented at the 2019 TSTE conference, please submit to the guest editor, Hongchang Li, at hchli@bjtu.edu.cn. For papers presented at the 2019 UIBE Workshop, please submit to the guest editor, Hangjun Yang, at hangjunyang@uibe.edu.cn. In the email title, please clearly indicate this is a special issue submission. 
2.The guest editors will invite two referees to review the submitted papers. 
3.Based on two referee reports, the guest editors will shortlist papers for revision-and-resubmission. 
4.After revising the manuscript, the corresponding author has to inform the guest editor to acquire a consent email to allow submission to “Transport Policy” via the EVISE system at https://www.evise.com/profile/#/JTRP/login. The authors must select “SI: High-speed Rail and Air Transport” in the submission process.   
(3). The following documents must be attached with this submission:  
1.Guest Editor’s permission to submit the revised paper (an email copy is sufficient); 
2.Referee reports from two reviewers; 
3.Response letter from the authors to address the reviewers’ comments; 
4.The revised manuscript.   
 (4). All submitted papers must contain only original work, which has not been published by or currently under review for any other journal. Detailed format guidelines are available in the form of a “Guide for Authors” at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/transport-policy/0967-070x/guide-for-authors.  
Guest Editors  
Anming Zhang, Professor, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada, anming.zhang@sauder.ubc.ca (Lead GE)  
Hangjun Yang, Professor, School of International Economics and Trade, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, hangjunyang@uibe.edu.cn  
Hongchang Li, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, hchli@bjtu.edu.cn  
Important Dates  
Full paper submission deadline: November 30, 2019  
Final decision notification deadline: November 30, 2020    
Albalate, D., Bel, G., & Fageda, X. (2015). Competition and cooperation between high-speed rail and air transportation services in Europe. Journal of Transport Geography, 42, 166-174.  
Chen, Z., Xue, J., Rose, A.Z., Hayne, K.E. (2016) The impact of high-speed rail investment on economic and environmental change in China: a dynamic CGE analysis, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 92, 232-245.  
Clewlow, R. R., Sussman, J. M., & Balakrishnan, H. (2012). Interaction of High-Speed Rail and Aviation: Exploring Air–Rail Connectivity. Transportation Research Record, 2266(1), 1-10.  
D’Alfonso, T., Jiang, C., & Bracaglia, V. (2016). Air transport and high-speed rail competition: Environmental implications and mitigation strategies. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 92, 261-276.  
Dobruszkes, F., Dehon, C., & Givoni, M. (2014). Does European high-speed rail affect the current level of air services? An EU-wide analysis. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 69, 461-475.  
Flyvbjerg, B., Bruzelius, N., & Rothengatter, W. (2003). Megaprojects and risk: An anatomy of ambition. Cambridge University Press.  
Li, H., Strauss, J., & Lu, L. (2019). The impact of high-speed rail on civil aviation in China. Transport Policy, 74, 187-200.  
Ma, W., Wang, Q., Yang, H., Zhang, A., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Effects of Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail on air travel: Passenger types, airline groups and tacit collusion. Forthcoming at Research in Transportation Economics.  
Rothengatter, W. (2010). Competition between airlines and high-speed rail. In Critical issues in air transport economics and business (pp. 329-352). Routledge.  
Robertson, S. (2016). The potential mitigation of CO2 emissions via modal substitution of high-speed rail for short-haul air travel from a life cycle perspective–An Australian case study. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 46, 365-380.  
UIC. International Union of Railways (2018). Available at https://uic.org/high-speed-database-maps   
Wang, K., Xia, W., & Zhang, A. (2017). Should China further expand its high-speed rail network? Consider the low-cost carrier factor. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 100, 105-120.  
Wan, Y., Ha, H. K., Yoshida, Y., & Zhang, A. (2016). Airlines’ reaction to high-speed rail entries: Empirical study of the Northeast Asian market. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 94, 532-557.  
Wu, J., Nash, C., & Wang, D. (2014). Is high speed rail an appropriate solution to China’s rail capacity problems?. Journal of Transport Geography, 40, 100-111.  
Xia, W., & Zhang, A. (2016). High-speed rail and air transport competition and cooperation: A vertical differentiation approach. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 94, 456-481.  
Yang, H., & Zhang, A. (2012). Effects of high-speed rail and air transport competition on prices, profits and welfare. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 46(10), 1322-1333.  
Zhao, J., Zhao, Y., & Li, Y. (2015). The variation in the value of travel-time savings and the dilemma of high-speed rail in China. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 82, 130-140.  
Zhang, Y., & Zhang, A. (2016). Determinants of air passenger flows in China and gravity model: deregulation, LCCs, and high-speed rail. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 50(3), 287-303.

Call for Papers on Special Issue: Emerging Issues in Sustainable Urban Transport: Behavioral Models and Experiments


Transportation Research Part F

Special Issue Call for Papers

Topic: Modeling and managing emerging issues in sustainable transport


Urban sustainable transport research is multi-disciplinary and highly complex, involving the interplay between technology and psychological factors. This special issue offers readers an understanding of the key emerging issues within sustainable transport with special focus on human factors associated with the uptake and usage pattern associated with the new mobility solutions. Key topics include psychological and behavioural research on sustainable transport, experimental study of traffic behaviour, attitudes and behavioural responses to new transport technologies and shared economies and individual behaviour responses. Research published in the special issue will demonstrate a wide range of methods used to conduct research into these increasingly important challenges.

Scope of the special issue

The focus of this special issue is on innovative approaches, models and algorithms for traffic control, behavioural management and evaluation of sustainable urban transports. Potential topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Psychological and behaviour research on sustainable transport

  2. Experimental study of traffic behaviour

  3. Interdependent choice over time and across transport domains

  4. Social and individual response to regulation and governance

  5. Risky and nuisance behaviour in traffic system

  6. Choice research based on Big Data in transport system

  7. Shared Economy and individual behaviour responds (Airbnb, DiDi, Uber, Ofo, Mobike, etc.)

  8. Human attitude towards new transport technologies (Automation, AI, IoT, energy-saving and health-promotion traffic facilities)

Submission method

Guidelines for manuscript submission can be found at: https://www.evise.com/evise/jrnl/TRF.

When submitting your manuscript, please choose “VSI: Sustainable Urban Transport” for “Article Type”. This is to ensure that your submission will be considered for this Special Issue instead of being handled as a regular paper.

Important dates

Papers will be reviewed upon submission through the open window (October30th, 2019 - April 30th, 2020), and a decision for each paper will be made as soon as the review process is complete. The targeted review time for the first decision is about 10 weeks. Therefore, early submission is encouraged for an early decision. Below are the deadlines for paper submission and reviews.

  • Special issue article type becomes available in EVISE: October 30th, 2019

  • Submission deadline: April 30th, 2020

  • Special issue completed: January 1 st, 2021

For any queries please feel free to contact the Guest Editors:

Yacan Wang, Professor
School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing, P.R. China
Mail: ycwang@bjtu.edu.cn

Charisma F. Choudhury, Associate Professor
Institute of Transport Studies, Leeds University
Leeds, U.K.
Mail: C.F.Choudhury@leeds.ac.uk

Huiyu Zhou, Associate Professor
School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing, P.R. China
Mail: hyzhou@bjtu.edu.cn

Call for Papers on Special Issue: Journal of Air Transport Management


Special issue: Aviation markets in China and the world – Selected papers from the 10th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (SAR Hong Kong) and 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics (Beijing, China)



The C.Y. Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies (C.Y. Tung ICMS) and the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS) of The Faculty of Business (FB) are organising the 10th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2019 in Hong Kong, from 20 to 24 May 2019 (Monday-Friday). Themed “Beyond Breakthroughs, above Excellence”, IFSPA 2019 is devoted to providing an interactive platform for international universities, institutions, industry leaders, global stakeholders and related associations to collaborate and discuss technological, environmental, economic, policy, and operational management issues in transport and logistics.


The 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE 2019), organized by Beijing Jiaotong University, will take place from 11th October to 13th October 2019 in Beijing, China. The theme of TSTE 2019 is Sustainable Development of City Transportation. Growing economies in cities often face increased traffic congestion, leading to longer trip times, increased pollution and fuel waste. Sustainable transport systems make a positive contribution to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the communities they serve. It aims at bringing together researchers, practitioners and government regulators working in industry and academia. TSTE 2019 provide them with a platform to report on the latest developments, achievements, deployments, technology trends and research findings as well as initiatives related to sustainable development of city transportation, space-time economics, and their applications.


The idea of this special issue is to combine excellent aviation- and China-related submissions to IFSPA 2019 and TSTE 2019 in a single special issue. The Chinese aviation market will soon be the largest aviation market in the world. We therefore strongly believe that this special issue will be of great interest to academics, practitioners and policy makers.

Scope of the special issue

The special issue covers all aviation topics of interest to academics, practitioners and policy makers in China and the world. Both, empirical and theoretical management and economics studies are welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Airport congestion and congestion management,

  • Aviation and tourism,

  • Airport investments,

  • Aviation and economic growth,

  • Airline alliances,

  • Airline networks,

  • Arline scheduling,

  • Air traffic management,

  • Aviation cost structures,

  • Air cargo,

  • Low-cost airlines,

  • Market entry,

  • Aviation finance.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission:

All manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system (EVISE) of the Journal of Air Transport Management. During the submission process, it must be indicated that the manuscript is intended for this special issue by selecting SI: “Aviation markets in China”.


Before submission, authors must carefully read the journal's ‘Author instructions’ (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-air-transport-management).

The papers are reviewed by at least two reviewers and are evaluated by the Guest Editors. The accepted papers are published online individually as ‘Articles in Press’ after final acceptance, and before final print publication.

Publication Schedule:

Manuscript submission will open on 1 June 2019

Manuscript submission deadline 31 January 2020

Publication date 31 October 2020


Guest Editors (alphabetical order):

Achim I. Czerny, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Email: achim.czerny@polyu.edu.hk

Xiaowen Fu, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Email: xiaowen.fu@polyu.edu.hk

Yulai (Sarah) Wan, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Email: sarah.wan@polyu.edu.hk



All inquiries about the special issue should be communicated through the Guest Editors Achim I. Czerny (achim.czerny@polyu.edu.hk), Xiaowen Fu (xiaowen.fu@polyu.edu.hk) and Yulai (Sarah) Wan (sarah.wan@polyu.edu.hk).



Transport governance involves multiple stakeholders and plays an essential role in bringing urban mobility into a reliable and sustainable future. Currently, urban mobility services that leverage on information and communication technologies (ICT) are changing the mobility. They will not only alter our travel demand patterns but also the allocation of fundamental transport resources, both at the vehicle fleet and infrastructure levels. Subsequently, significant changes are under way in the design of innovative mobility services and policies, in the set-up of new types of experiments, and in the development and integration of new types of models. These bring transport governance innovations in urban mobility development. Therefore, this themed volume is devoted to design and analyze innovative transport governance and provide impact evaluation for achieving sustainable urban mobility development.

The submissions are encouraged to be based on empirical works using either quantitative or qualitative methods techniques. Submissions should be fully grounded in the existing theoretical literature associated with transport governance and, to the extent possible, the practical implications of the findings.

This themed volume will include contributions (but not restricted to) of the 7thinternational conference on Transportation and Space-Time Economics (TSTE).

This special issue is directly aligned with the journal’s theme of transport governance as it contributes to the body of knowledge and evidence base about how the transport governance would lead to a reliable and sustainable mobility development.

Potential topics include (but not limited to):

  • Relations and interaction between policy makers, government departments, infrastructure owners, and the public, especially their behavior responses to transport governance;

  • Empirical experiences in the management, delivery and evaluation of innovative mobility services in urban mobility development;

  • Equity and efficiency balances for sustainable mobility development, which including connectivity of rural communities, regulation of innovative governance model for equity and reallocation;

  • The robustness of urban mobility system and urban traffic network governance;

  • How institutional arrangements affect transport governance, development and decision-making;

  • The role of politics, power, process, resources and legitimacy in transport governance;

  • Data driven social, economic and environmental impacts analyses with emerging modes in urban mobility development.


Tentative timeline:

25th March 2020 Deadline for full paper submission in the RTBM EVISE system

31st July 2020 Reviews given to authors

1st January 2021 Deadline for submission of revised papers

April 2021 Volume publication

Manuscript Preparation and Submission:

To prepare their manuscript, authors are requested to follow the “Guide to Authors” of Research in Transportation Business & Management, available at https://www.elsevier.com/journals/research-in-transportation-business-and-management/2210-5395/guide-for-authors

Manuscripts will be refereed according to the standards of the Journal. The manuscripts can be submitted using the online submission system of the journal, EVISE.

Authors should indicate that the paper is being submitted for consideration for publication in this special issue. When choosing “Article Type” during the submission procedure, please select: “Governance innovation and policy effect”, otherwise your submission will be delayed.


All inquiries regarding this call for papers should be directed to:

Meng Xu (mengxu@bjtu.edu.cn) or

Guenter Emberger (Guenter.Emberger@tuwien.ac.at)

Important Dates
  • 15  March, 2019  Extended abstract submission opens
  • 31  May, 2019 Deadline for extended abstract submission
  • 15  June, 2019 Acceptance notification of extended abstract
  • 31  August, 2019 Deadline for full paper submission
  • 5  September, 2019 Formal review process for Special Issue and Best Papers to be published

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