23 September 2008

Call for papers: Public Transport Management

Call for papers: Public Transport Management

A special issue of World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research

Most commuters experience more than one mode of transport in a single journey to a destination. For example, trains link with urban bus systems, subway stations and often extend to local airports, not to mention pedestrian walks and bicycle paths. A major goal of public transport management is to reduce dependence on the private car and increase use of a more environmentally sustainable transport. The interface between different modes, including walking and cycling, are essential features of success. Public transport management describes the process of planning, designing, organising and managing the transport infrastructure for optimising the physical and virtual mobility of human beings, whilst preserving “quality of life”. Moreover, it includes coordination and collaboration between service providers, which can be transport companies, facilities providers, transport vehicle manufacturers, regional planning authorities, virtual mobility and integration systems, and end-users, over modal interfaces.

The goal of this special issue is to address these interfaces with special concern for energy use and environmental preservation. At this age of rapid growth in human mobility, the special issue will contribute to the debate on how to induce the switch from the private car to more environmentally friendly transport through better modal interfaces, as well as policy and management approaches.

The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:
  • Public transport management and the environment
  • Public transport management and sustainability issues
  • Public transport management and human health
  • Effective design of mobility environments
  • Emerging mobility technologies and devices that directly facilitate public transport use
  • Management of user perceptions and image in public transport
  • Usability studies involving user performance and preferences
  • Privacy and public transport management solutions
  • Development of new public transport management tools and applications
  • Web-based public transport applications and user perspectives
  • The future of public transport management
  • Design and evaluation methodologies for public transport interfaces
  • Strategy formulation in public transport management
  • Education and skill development in public transport management
  • Public transport management and the elderly and disabled
  • Cross-cultural issues in public transport management
  • Comparisons between electronic and mobile government from users' perspectives
  • Public sector policy to facilitate public transport
  • Human interaction issues in mobility management
  • Cooperation management between public transport companies
  • Management of public transport industry interactions and user issues
  • Support for public transport user interaction
  • Critical success factors in public transport management
  • Software development for public transport management solutions
  • Knowledge management in public transport modal interfacing
  • Demand management in public transport
  • Supply management in public transport
Important Dates
Proposal deadline (optional): 15 December, 2008
Full paper deadline: 15 February, 2009
Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 15 May, 2009
Final version of paper: 15 June, 2009

1 comment:

Chelsey said...

A major goal of public transport management is to reduce dependence on the private car and increase use of a more environmentally sustainable transport. The interface between different modes, including walking and cycling, are essential features of success.
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