A Truly Integrated Transport System for Sustainable and Efficient Logistics

SETRIS Deliverable “A Truly Integrated Transport System for Sustainable and Efficient Logistics”.This document provides a holistic overview of a truly integrated transport system as the vision to reach significant advances in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of freight transport and logistics, creating value and adding competitiveness to all manufacturing and retail sectors in Europe and supporting the achievement of societal challenges associated to freight transport. Read the pdf here. [https://v.gd/smzJZw]

The document has been prepared in the frame of SETRIS project and the contents have been reviewed and approved by the five transport European Technology Platforms (ETP): ERTRAC, ERRAC, ACARE, ALICE and WATERBORNE.

European Transport Research Review received first Impact Factor

The European Transport Research Review (ETRR), an open access journal co-funded by the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) and featuring many articles across the fields of passenger, freight and infrastructure, now has an Impact Factor of 0.672 for 2015, released by Thomson Reuters in their Journal Citation Reports®.

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RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum 2017 Mid-Term Conference CFP

Royal Geographic Society-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference

School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, 19th-21st April 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 10th March 2017

Two bursaries available for transport students for further details see: http://www.pgf.rgs.org/mid-term-conference-2017/bursaries/

We invite postgraduate researchers from all areas of geography, however broadly defined or conceived, and at any stage of their research, to submit an abstract to present a paper or poster.

The mid-term conference is a fantastic opportunity for all postgraduate students to present their current work and research to their peers in a friendly and supportive environment. Whether you’re a first time presenter, looking for friendly feedback on early results or a draft paper, or want an opportunity to practice and enhance your presenting skills, this event aims to foster a relaxed and informal space to discuss your research amongst your postgraduate peers.

The conference fee is £55* and will take place at Cardiff University on the 20th and 21st April 2017, preceded by an evening wine reception and keynote lecture on the 19th April. This cost also includes refreshments, lunches and a conference pack.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to rgsmidterm2017@cardiff.ac.uk using the subject heading “2017 RGS Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference”. Please include your full name and university along with four keywords, and your intention to present a poster or paper by no later than Friday 10th March 2017. For further instructions and advice please see our website.

Further Information

The conference is designed to specifically cater to the professional development needs of the postgraduate community. There will be:

  • A range of workshops covering qualitative and quantitative methods, mobile methods, publishing in academic journals, conducting citizen science via an app, using story maps on poster presentations, and generating both academic and non-academic impact;
  • An evening keynote will be provided by Daniel Raven-Ellison a guerrilla geographer, radical educator and National Geographic explorer (on the evening of 19th April);
  • A further keynote will be provided by Professor Mark-Jayne an urban, social and cultural geographer and established academic at Cardiff University; and
  • A three-course conference dinner will serve the finest Welsh sourced ingredients, taking place on the evening of the 20th April at Barley and Rye (this is included in the registration fee).
  • RGS Research Group opening events, bursaries, networking opportunities, and sponsored sessions.

Together these events will constitute a perfect opportunity for postgraduate researchers to develop both personal and professional working relationships with their peers from across the country.

If you have any queries please get in touch @RGSmidterm2017 or rgsmidterm2017@cardiff.ac.uk, we look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Lucy Baker, Melissa Dickinson, Charlotte Ford, Kieran O’Mahony, and Jen Owen

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2017 Organising Committee at Cardiff University

*Bursaries are available – please see the website for further information.


RGS-IBG 2017 CFP: Mobile lives in the digital age: implications, challenges and opportunities.

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2017, London, 30th August – 1st Sept 2017

Call for Papers

Joint session Transport Geography Research Group and Digital Geographies Working Group

Session co-convenors: Juliet Jain & Billy Clayton (UWE), Adele Ladkin (Bournemouth), and David Kirk (Northumbria).

Mobile lives in the digital age: implications, challenges and opportunities. 

Technology has reshaped the experiences of corporeal mobility for those people who are digitally connected on the move.  Academics have been grappling with understanding the intersection of corporeal and virtual mobility across disciplines since the 1990s and the broader social impacts of being continuously connected.  With smaller mobile devices, and an exponential growth in different communication platforms, the boundaries between domains such as home, work, and leisure have blurred for good and bad.  This growth in mobile device ownership and desire for continuous connection has implications for digital service providers, travel providers and the broader tourism and hospitality industry (e.g. hotels, cafes and destination locations).  At the same time others are considering ways of digitally disconnecting, raising the question whether travel should be such an opportunity.  Issues of gender and age are also implicit in these debates, especially who travels and who uses digital media, and how travel is validated in the digital world.

This session will aim to bring together three areas of corporeal mobility to discuss the implications, challenges, and opportunities of being simultaneously physically and digitally mobile for individuals, society, and/or infrastructure/service providers.  These three are:

  • mundane and routine travel (e.g. commuting and shopping)
  • travel in the context of work whether travel for work (e.g. business trips) or travel as work (e.g. drivers, sailors, and pilots)
  • leisure travel.

We welcome submissions of abstracts of no more than 200 words to be sent to Dr Juliet Jain Juliet.Jain@uwe.ac.uk by Friday 3rd February

We particularly welcome presentations using participant’s narratives, co-created knowledge, visual and other media that has engaged research participants, and/or effective public engagement.  Presentations can be in the form of a video.  However, standard presentations are also very welcome!

 The TGRG has a small prize for the best postgraduate presentation in any TGRG session at the RGS-IBG 2017 Conference. If you wish to enter for the Postgraduate Prize a full paper should be submitted to the Chair and Secretary of TGRG prior to the conference date for judging. For more information and to find out about entry criteria please contact TGRG postgraduate rep Clare Woroniuk (clare.woroniuk@newcastle.ac.uk).

University of Oxford Transport Studies Unit Hilary Term Seminar Series 2017: ‘Transport & Mobilities across the life course’

The TSU Hilary Term Seminar Series 2017, entitled ‘Transport & Mobilities Across the Life Course’, will be held from January to March at the School of Geography and the Environment as follows:  ALL SEMINARS:   4 – 6 pm |  Alternate Tuesdays from 24th January  | Hilary Term 2017  | School of Geography & the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY  |  ALL WELCOME!


24 January 2017 (Week 2) Beckit Room, SoGE

A life course perspective: new mobilities and demography

  • Prof Dr Joachim Scheiner, Technische Universitat, Dortmund
  • Clare Sheffield, Transport for London

Chair: Dr Tim Schwanen, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford


7 February 2017 (Week 4) Beckit Room, SoGE

The mobilities of young adults in the 21st Century

  • Prof Ann Berrington, University of Southampton
  • Jean Taylor, Lambeth Council

Chair: Dr Debbie Hopkins, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford


21 February 2017 (Week 6) Gottman Room, SoGE

Mobilities of an ageing population

  • Associate Prof Charles Musselwhite, Swansea University
  • Jane Vass OBE, AGE UK

Chair: Prof David Banister, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford


7 March 2017 (Week 8) Beckit Room, SoGE

Life events and mobilities across the life course

  • Dr Sara Tilley, University of Edinburgh
  • Emma Aldrich, Marie Stopes International

Chair: Dr Tim Schwanen, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford




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