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:
Shared Transportation Systems

Shared transportation systems represent a new transportation paradigm that potentially provides a more cost-saving and environment-friendly travel alternative than drive-alone trip making while still maintaining a high level of travel flexibility, convenience, and comfort.  The underlying reason is that shared transportation implies a more efficient and sufficient utilization of previously unused or underutilized transportation capacity in space and over time. To achieve the expected system performance, we need to have a better understanding than before on the complex interaction between the supplies and demands of any shared transportation system, both of which are often distributive, responsive and competitive, and accordingly develop and implement a smart and effective supply-demand coordination or distribution mechanism. Moreover, how to manage the impacts of shared transportation services to the entire transportation system and how to operate shared transportation systems in a profitable way pose very challenging questions from both theoretical and practical perspectives. As a venue for discussing these emerging issues, this special session is proposed to call for submissions of recent research advances and practical lessons, from both the academic and industrial sectors, in developing, operating and regulating shared transportation systems towards profitability, sustainability, and system optimality. This special session invites contributions to address research problems related to shared transportation systems in all modes. 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) On-demand ride services
(2) Carsharing
(3) Ridesharing
(4) Ridesplitting
(5) Bikesharing
(6) Shared parking
(7) Shared public transit
(8) Shared mobility
(9) Crowdsourcing
(10) Implications for relevant policy makers

Submitted papers through a strict review process will be recommended to and published in the Special Issue of SCI/SSCI journals.

Session Organizers:

Chi Xie
Professor, College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Email: chi.xie@tongji.edu.cn
Web: tongji.academia.edu/chixie

Xiqun (Michael) Chen
"Hundred Talents Program" Professor, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Email: chenxiqun@zju.edu.cn
Web: person.zju.edu.cn/xiqun

Important Dates:
Extended abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2019
Full paper submission deadline: 31 July 2019
Final decision notification deadline: 10 August 2019

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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