Sunday, March 8, 2020

Call for papers: Advances in Spatial and Transport Network Analysis

The Int Journal of Geo-information has opened a call for papers for special issue on "Advances in Spatial and Transport Network Analysis". This issue is edited by Henrikki Tenkanen, Elsa Arcaute, Marta C. Gonzalez and myself. This is a great opportunity to create a dialogue between network and social scientists, transport geographers, engineers etc working on transport and mobility networks. This dialogue raises new challenges, though, as discussed in this thoughtful recent paper by Tim Schwanen.

Here is a short snippet of the cfp:
"This Special Issue is dedicated to papers focusing on recent advances in the development of new measures and methodologies to evaluate and analyze the performance of transportation networks. These measures might include, but are not limited to, environmental costs or exposures (e.g., CO2 , noise, pollution); monetary costs (the price of access), complexity, and resilience of multimodal transportation networks; or focus on qualitative aspects of travel, where travel might be seen as a gain instead of cost (such as exposure to aesthetic or green environments). Methodologically, we welcome works using novel ways to measure transport network connectivity, performance, and accessibility, including recent advances in machine learning and AI. Special attention will be paid to papers studying transport-related questions with interdisciplinary approaches."