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Subject: Call for Papers: Transportation & Social Interactions, 14-16 October 2007, Amsterdam, Netherlands
From: "Elenna R. Dugundji" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Elenna R. Dugundji
Date:Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:55:17 +0100

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Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday-Tuesday, 14-16 October 2007

In collaboration with the Transportation Research Board, Committee on
Transportation Demand Forecasting, Subcommittee on Emerging Methods,
ADB40(1) [ ]


The topic of social interaction, and its relationships to travel and
transportation, is rapidly gaining interest in the transportation community.
Going beyond the study of intra-household interactions, a more general view
of social contact is sought that can help to explain the motivation for, and
characteristics of, travel behavior. The study of inter-household
interactions, as well as interpersonal interaction in settings other than
the household, represents a promising way to improve our understanding of
different aspects of travel behavior, including modal choice, work and
non-work travel, the decision to telework, the planning and execution of
activities, and locational decisions.

The 2007 Workshop is planned as a continuation of the Workshop "Frontiers in
Transportation: Social and Spatial Interactions," Amsterdam, Netherlands,
2-5 July 2005. After a successful meeting that produced a collection of
papers on the topic of social contact and transportation (forthcoming in
Environment & Planning B), the objective of this event is to further extend
the lines of inquiry identified in the previous workshop. Being at a
research frontier, there are numerous outstanding challenges associated with
this topic, including the role of simulation studies, the need for empirical
research documenting the effect of social contact on travel, data collection
protocols, and methodological and analytical issues.
The workshop welcomes contributions to enhance our understanding of the role
of social contact in transportation and travel behavior, or that help to
advance a research agenda on the topic. Examples include, but are not
limited to, social networks as motivators and shapers of travel behavior,
social influence in travel-related decisions, the role of transport in
building social capital, and social contact and inclusion.

Abstracts are invited by 1 May 2007. Authors will be notified by 1 June
2007. Authors of approved abstracts will be invited to submit full papers of
maximum length 7500 words by 1 August 2007. These will be collected in
informal proceedings and made available in advance to all workshop
participants in order to stimulate thoughtful discussion during the
workshop. The copyright for all papers will remain with the individual

Abstract and paper submission is electronic. Please prepare a short abstract
of length 500 words in plain text format, and a list of two to five
keywords, then follow this link:

Enter the Frontiers 2007 Abstract and Paper Submission System! 
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Submissions may be freely revised and updated by authors in the secure
system any number of times before the final abstract and paper submission

For further information about the 2005 Workshop see: What do we mean by
social and spatial interactions?  [ ]


Theo Arentze, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands | Kay
Axhausen, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland | Xinyu
Cao, North Dakota State University, USA | Juan Carrasco, Universidad de
Concepcion, Chile | Jianquan Cheng, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK |
Elenna Dugundji, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands | Fabrice Marchal,
French National Center for Scientific Research Lyon, France | Hitomi
Nakanishi, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan | Antonio Pez,
McMaster University, Canada | Joan Walker, Boston University, USA


This workshop is made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of
the Office of International Science & Engineering of the U.S. National
Science Foundation (NSF - OISE) and the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan
& International Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam (UvA -

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