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15 December 2020
Understanding the Relationships Between COVID-19 and Transportation
In 2020, we experienced a major pandemic that is still with us. Many organizations are studying the impacts of the pandemic in all aspects of our lives. These studies include exploration of best preparedness policies, actions during the onset and later stages of this pandemic, and post pandemic recovery plans. Transportation suffered direct and indirect impacts from this pandemic that span the entire spectrum of transport services. Recent conference presentations describe a variety of new data collection methods, new modeling and simulation approaches, and impact estimation. They also explore new policy recommendations and suggested guidelines. In addition, governments and private entities have reacted in different ways to the pandemic impacts depending on context and knowledge. These entities need timely guidance on the optimal strategy that is evidence-based and supported by scientific rigor. The purpose of this first special issue is to develop a first milestone in the ongoing rapid research advances and create a series of documented lessons learned from all these efforts happening throughout the world. In Transportation Letters we aim to produce timely publication and dissemination of these lessons learned.
For this special issue we favor short papers (maximum 4,000 words) from recent conferences that contain unpublished material that is strictly related to COVID-19. Full papers will also be considered.
Key topics are:
Data collection methods to track COVID-19 impacts
Data collection methods to understand before-during-after the COVID-19 onset behaviors
Enhancements to epidemiological models using transportation models
Modeling and simulation of pandemics including policies to combat transmission/contagion
Modeling and simulation of transportation systems and the movement of people and goods under different stages of this pandemic
Methodologies and models for ancillary and context describing systems to support the above
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Authors information: make sure to select the Special Issue "COVID-19" when submitting your paper at the step of the submission process entitled "Additional Information".
For any questions contact Professor Goulias ([email protected])
Submission Opens on September 15th, 2020.
Submission Closes on December 15th, 2020 (this is the early bird deadline for the first special issue)
Reviews Completed January 15th, 2021
Final Publications Online March 15th, 2021
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