Call for papers cluster 1

Enhancing the network efficiency: air transport and sustainability

NECTAR Cluster 1 workshop 7-8 May 2015, Cranfield, United Kingdom

There are many reasons to strive to improve the efficiency of transport networks. While economic reasons used to dominate the debate, environmental reasons are gaining importance but not, for now, social reasons although increasingly equity is seen as another dimension of efficiency. Air transport networks are a special and important case to examine network efficiency. Demand for air transport is steadily growing over time, on average over 4-5% per annum and this has been taking place for several decades and is predicted to continue in the near future. Read More...

Call for papers Climate Change Targets and Urban Transport Policy

Climate Change Targets and Urban Transport Policy

Valletta, Malta, 13-­14 April, 2015

The WCTRS SIG G3 focuses on Urban Transport Planning and Policy, and is organizing an international conference dealing with Climate Change Targets and Urban Transport Policy. The conference will take place on the 13‐14 April, 2015, at the University of Malta, in the Mediterranean islands of Malta. The conference aims to bring together leading researchers from around the world, with the potential for submitting their work to a special issue in a Journal or Book as a direct output of the Conference.

More details here or download the call here.

Interested participants are requested to submit an extended abstract of up to 500 words, by the 31 October 2014, including title and the author’s name, affiliation and contact to the undersigned. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit a full paper by 31 January 2015. There will also be opportunities for PhD students to present posters and contribute to the discussion.

Call for papers XIII NECTAR International Conference

Smart Transport—Smart Planning

It is our pleasure to announce that the XIII NECTAR International Conference will be held at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States of America), from 14 to 16 June 2015.

The transportation field is undergoing a technological revolution in information and communication technologies including “big” data, connected vehicles, modeling techniques, and—just over the horizon—self-driving cars. For these smart transport developments to fulfil their promise, they need to be guided by and deployed in service of smart planning: a planning that improves the fairness of transportation’s distribution and lessens its environmental impact and societal costs. Technological innovations must be implemented in a way that applies the lessons of history on the relationship of transportation and urban form to forestall unwanted outcomes. Fundamentally, these advances must be part of a shift that values accessibility over simple movement as the overarching purpose of transportation. The conference will facilitate interaction between North American and European transport and communications researchers on all these topics. Read More...

Call for papers cluster 3

Logistics and Freight Transport Workshop

Algarve, 16-17 April 2015

We are pleased to invite you to a NECTAR (Network of European Communications and Transportation Academic Researchers) Cluster 3 workshop. The meeting will take place in Algarve, Portugal (16 - 17 April 2015 ) and will be dealing with the topic of “Sustainable freight transport - are cities willing and ready for the recent advances in transport technologies?” This meeting will bring together leading researchers from a number of disciplines and countries in a friendly environment to debate the recent developments on the study of logistics and freight transport. Find the call here.

Special Session of NECTAR Cluster 6

Dear NECTAR friend,

The COST Action TU1002 on Accessibility Instruments for Planning Practice will organize a Special Session of NECTAR Cluster 6 during its final conference dedicated to the theme Bridging the Implementation Gap of Accessibility Instruments and Planning Support Systems.

Please find all information below

Call for papers Cluster 4

Dear NECTAR friends,
Please find here the call for papers for the next NECTAR Cluster 4 meeting on 'Commuting, migration, housing and labour market' that will be held on June 12th-13th (2014), in Stockholm, Sweden.
Abstract submission: April 4, 2014
Submission of abstracts and further inquiries should be sent to or

RSA workshop co-organised by ENDURANCE, Thessaloniki

Dear NECTAR members

those interested in 'smart' and 'green' urban and regional development are invited to submit a 250 words abstract by 15th March 2014 for the RSA workshop co-organised by ENDURANCE to be held on 5th-6th June in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Call for Abstracts and full workshop details, including travel bursaries, can be found at Read More...