Call for Letters on Emerging Mobility Services
Recent developments in technological enablers and innovation in the design of mobility services provide no shortage of models and solutions to rethink the future of transportation. This new era is also supported by the rapidly evolving landscape of mobility operators which play a pivotal role in shaping demand and supply for transportation.
It is critical that research adapts to this new set of rules by targeting topical issues in the field and by promoting the rapid dissemination of findings. We invite submissions for a special issue on the topic of Emerging Mobility Services to appear in Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research. Specifically, we invite submissions contributing new models or mathematical formulations, supporting decision-making, informing on policy implications, exploring behavior through data analysis and discussing lessons learned from realistic case studies. This special issue is based on a short-cycle peer-review process that aims to support the publication of letters, i.e. short and focused articles that shall not require much revision prior to publication.
The overarching theme of this special issue is Emerging Mobility Services which includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- Shared mobility services – designing and optimizing public and ride-sharing/hailing mobility services.
- Autonomous mobility services – integrating autonomous vehicular and infrastructure technology in future transport systems.
- User-centric mobility services – conceiving mobility solutions for improved user experience.
- Data-driven mobility services – leveraging data and machine learning for understanding and optimizing mobility.
- Multi-modal mobility services – modeling and incentivizing trips involving multiple transport modes.
- Mobility as a service – rethinking mobility in market-driven urban traffic networks.
Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research is a quarterly journal that publishes high-quality peer-reviewed and mini-review papers as well as technical notes and book reviews on the state-of-the-art in transportation research.
This special issue targets the rapid publication of letter-sized manuscripts. Manuscripts must respect a strict maximum of 6 pages, double-column, including authors affiliations, abstract and references. Dedicated Latex and Word templates are available and recommended. In addition, the number of sections is limited to a maximum of four sections and the following manuscript structure is suggested: 1) Introduction, 2) Method / Formulation / Model, 3) Results / Numerical Results / Findings and 4) Discussion / Perspectives. All literature review shall be kept concise and written mainly in the introduction.
All manuscripts submitted to the special issue will undergo a standard peer-review process with a review period of one month. To ensure a short publication cycle, only reviewed manuscripts that do not require substantial major revisions will be considered for publication in the special issue. Manuscripts of interests requiring major revisions that possibly involve significant additional numerical experiments or analytical developments will be declined to avoid lengthy peer-reviewing and overlength papers. In addition, all manuscripts are expected to be publication-ready by respecting formatting requirements and guidelines. All manuscripts should be written in English. Poor grammar or poorly written manuscripts will be immediately declined.
Letters will be reviewed upon reception and a decision for each letter will be made as soon as the review process is complete. Therefore, early submission is encouraged for an early decision. The deadlines for this special issue are provided below:
- Submission open: January 15, 2019
- Submission close: September 1, 2019
Authors information: make sure to select the Special Issue "Emerging Mobility Services" when submitting your paper at the step of the submission process entitled "Additional Information".
Dr. David Rey
Room CE105, Building H20
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney, 2052, NSW, Australia
(+61 2) 9385 5056
Dr. Meead Saberi
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
UNSW Sydney, 2052, NSW, Australia