The 7th International Conference on

Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE 2019)

11-13 October, 2019 | Beijing, China


Call for papers for a Special Session of the 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE), 11-13 October 2019, Beijing, China

Title of the Special Session:
High-speed rail (HSR) Economics of Geography

Professor Jiugeng Wang

Lanzhou Jiaotong University

Special Session: High-speed rail (HSR) Geographic Economics

The rapid development of high-speed rail (HSR) around the world, especially in China, has attracted a great deal of attention in domestic and international academic circles due to its large-scale construction and rapid development during the past decade.

The periodical literature for HSR geographic economics has emerged with different opinions. There are still differing understanding on the relationship between HSR and geographic economics, and no persuasive theoretical explanation has been provided on the internal mechanism of the relationship. It is essential to sort out the research results on HSR economy from dimensions like HSR and land spatial development, HSR and spatial economic corridor, HSR and urban spatial layout.

Research on HSR geographic economics will have important academic value and practical significance to scientific decision making on the scale, structure, timing, mode, strategy and HSR system.

It aims to promote knowledge exchange and scientific excellence in this intriguing field. The scopes and topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) Quantitative analysis of spatial accessibility
(2) The impact of improved spatial accessibility on productivity distribution, land spatial development and regional balanced development.
(3) The impact of improved spatial accessibility on the development of less developed areas.
(4) The formation mechanism, development stage and development characteristics of spatial economic corridor
(5) Analysis on the dynamic evolution model of cities along the spatial economic corridor
(6) The influence of spatial economic corridor on industrial structure of cities along the route
(7) Study on the dissimilation of spatial use in spatial economic corridor
(8) Evaluation analysis on HSR Newtown
(9) Study on development mode of HSR Newtown
(10) The impact of HSR on the formation and spatial evolution mechanism of urban agglomeration
(11) The impact of HSR on the industrial pattern of urban agglomeration
(12) The influence of high-speed railway station layout on urban factor agglomeration

Submitted papers through strict review process will be recommended to the special session on High-speed rail (HSR) Geographic Economics (see http://tste.bjtu.edu.cn for details of submission)

Session Organizers:

Jiugeng Wang
Professor, Gansu institute of logistics and information technology, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China.
Email: 13919000080@163.com

Important Dates:

Extended abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2019

Full paper submission deadline: 31 August 2019

Final decision notification deadline: 10 September 2019

The massive construction and rapid development of the high-speed railway (HSR) in the whole world, especially in China, have attracted increasing attention from scholars over the past few decades. Researchers have different opinions on how HSR influences economic geography. A considerable amount of literature has been published on this relationship from many different dimensions such as how the HSR influences on the land use, the spatial economic corridor and the urban structure. However, the convincing theoretical explanation of the relationship is still absent from the literature. The continued developments of HSR have heightened the need for understanding the impacts of HSR on economic geography. The results of this type of research could provide valuable experience in the decision-making process on the topics like station scale, railway network, timing, mode and strategy. This special session aims to shed light on this important relationship and promote knowledge exchange in this field.

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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