Spatial perspectives on transportation modelling

Workshop at GI-Forum internetcall for submission

Transportation is a dynamic spatial phenomenon by its very nature. Thus transportation modelling requires explicit integration of time and space. This workshop intends to bridge disciplines to provide a spatial perspective on transportation modelling: mobility research, traffic planning, telematics, GIScience, geography, maths and physics. The goal is to identify methodological overlaps and potential synergies and to foster trans-disciplinary networking.

Date: July 7th-10th 2015. Exact day of the workshop will be announced in March or April.
Submission deadline: February 1st 2015
Venue: GI-Forum conference in Salzburg (Austria)
Organizers: Dr. Gudrun Wallentin & Martin Loidl (Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS internet, University of Salzburg)


Scope of the Workshop

We seek to bring together a bunch of young and experienced researchers and professionals dealing with any kind of transportation modelling. Fresh ideas often emerge from such transdisciplinary collaboration, which in turn cross-fertilize current research approaches and everyday practice. Using the physical space as a common denominator and thus promote an integrated view on the system, we provide a format to seek collaborations outside the bounds of professional settings or experiences, make new discoveries, explore different perspectives, develop and exchange ideas, and, of course, gain new insights.

Workshop organizers

Modelling the complexity of any transportation system requires strong methodological and thematic competence. This interplay is reflected by the organizers of this joint workshop, coming from two different research groups at the Department of Geoinformatics, Z_GIS (University of Salzburg), namely “Multidimensional Modelling & Simulation across Scales internet” and the “GI Mobility Lab internet”.

Workshop format

Providing an appropriate context for the above described goals, we are open to any kind of presentation mode. We expect the workshop to be held in a rather informal setting with enough opportunities to discuss and further develop presented approaches. Depending on the number of submissions the workshop organizers will coordinate the framework with prospective participants in detail.

Submission guidelines

All participants need to submit their original work either as extended abstract or as full paper via the conference’s submission portal. For formal details please refer to the author’s guidelines internet. The workshop is also open for poster presentations. Guidelines for this can be found here internet.
Extended abstracts and full papers will be published in the GI-Forum journal as hardcopy and online. All contributions will be reviewed according to the general procedure of GI-Forum. Students can participate in the best student paper contest (AGIT/GI-Forum Trophy).
All workshop presentations and documents will be made available online.

Please feel free to spread this call among your colleagues and partners. We are looking forward to a variety of spatial perspectives on transportation modelling!
Further information can be found at the conference website: internet


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  1. Pingback: Call for contributions: “Spatial Perspectives on Transport” | gicycle

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