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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Geo-spatial Information Science

For a Special Issue on
Multi-scale and multi-mode human mobility: pre, peri and post COVID-19 pandemic

Manuscript deadline
15 February 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Tao Cheng, SpaceTimeLab, Dept of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, University College London
[email protected]

Huanfa Chen, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
[email protected]

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Multi-scale and multi-mode human mobility: pre, peri and post COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped human mobility to an unprecedented extent and on various scales (globally, nationally, regionally, and individually). Since early 2020, governments around the world have introduced measures to contain the pandemic, including lockdown, travel restrictions, border closures, reduction of public transport, and self-isolation of risky groups. The impact of these measures on mobility varies across space and time, as well as travel modes and demographic groups. As these measures are being lifted and the world is gradually recovering from the pandemic, it remains unknown whether human mobility would return to the pre-pandemic pattern, which is an important research question in geography and urban analytics.

This Special Issue entitled “Multi-scale and multi-mode human mobility: pre, peri and post COVID-19 pandemic” is dedicated to its exploration at the full range of spatial, temporal, and spatial-temporal scales and travel modes (walking, cycling, road vehicles, public transport, etc.), and to reflect the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on human mobility and the future of human mobility. We invite contributions on human mobility which provides insights on changes that human mobility undergoes during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Key Words:

  • Spatio-temporal analysis of human mobility
  • Multi-scale analysis of human mobility
  • Post-pandemic recovery of human mobility
  • Comparative study of human mobility
  • New datasets for human mobility
  • New methods for human mobility
  • GeoAI for human mobility
  • Agent-based models of human mobility

Submission Instructions

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for full paper manuscripts: 15 February, 2022
  • Submission deadline of finalized manuscripts: 15 June, 2022
  • Final notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 July, 2022

Perspective authors are recommended to prepare their manuscript by following the author instructions of the journal GSIS (see www.tandfonline.com/tgsi). Once you have finished preparing your manuscript, please submit it through the Taylor & Francis Submission Portal, ensuring that you select the appropriate Special Issue. Now Geo-spatial Information Science (GSIS) is indexed by the SCI (IF2020:4.288) and other databases (Scopus, DBLP, CSCD, GeoBase).

Publication charges (APCs) will be waived for invited manuscripts submitted to Geo-Spatial Information Science. Authors who require a waiver code should contact the Editorial Office ([email protected]; [email protected]) before papers are submitted.

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