The 7th International Conference on

Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE 2019)

11-13 October, 2019 | Beijing, China


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


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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