02nd - 04th November 2018 Nagpur, India
Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference cum Exhibition, Nagpur, India 02nd - 04th November, 2018 Call for Abstracts for Research Symposium
 
1. Introduction
The ninth Research Symposium on Urban Transport will be held as part of the 11th Urban Mobility India Conference cum Exhibition 2018 to be held from 2nd to 4th November, 2018 at the Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur. The event would be held under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. The symposium is a platform to highlight the current research activities in urban transport carried out by the academic and research institutes, especially by the young researchers belonging to various academic institutes and research institutes across India.
The purpose of the research symposium is to:

(i) Encourage young researchers working in various facets of urban transport to present their research work and provide them an opportunity for networking with fellow researchers and professionals.

(ii) Enhance capacity building of young researchers in the field of urban transport, and

(iii) Contribute towards building up of research data base, its dissemination and identification of research thrust in the country.


2. Who can participate?
Young researchers - Existing students of UG/PG/PhD Programme who appeared in the final exam this year or recently passed out students ( Not earlier than May, 2017 ) - willing to contribute a paper on any of the themes mentioned below are invited to submit an extended abstract of maximum 500 words.

3. Themes

The theme of UMI conference is on Green Urban Mobility. As part of the research symposium, abstracts of research papers are invited on the following broad themes:

(i) Integrating Land Use Transportation Planning:

    Land use transport integration, land use planning, travel behaviour data collection and analysis, location choice and travel behaviour, integrated land use transport models, transport planning for Indian cities.

(ii) Public Transport Planning :

    Public transport operation and management, public transport planning , public transport demand analysis, transit network modelling, transit scheduling, policies and regulations, users and operators issues, transit and passenger information system and ITS implementation, economics of public transport, paratransit.

(iii) Non-motorised Transport for Promoting Green Mobility:

    Pedestrian flow models, crowd simulation, pedestrian travel demand analysis, bicycle network studies, user studies, cycle rickshaw trips, non-motorised transport facility design,. Non-motorised and motorised transport interactions, non-motorised transport infrastructure in Indian cities.

(iv) Mobility and Environment:

    Urban environment issues and its integration in mobility, transition to sustainable development, energy related greenhouse gas emissions, use of clean technology to reduce pollution, low carbon mobility, avoid, shift and improve approach, strategy to reduce reliance on personal vehicles and increase the share of public transport and NMT, climate resilient policies in urban transport, cleaner and greener cities.

(v) Shared Mobility:

    Options, viability, relevance, polices and mechanism for shifting towards shared mobility pattern, alternative transit systems to supplement rail and bus services, first and last mile connectivity issues, regulatory mechanism, shared mobility as an alternative mode of public transport in Indian cities.

(vi) New Technologies in Urban Transportation:

    Innovation in transport system, use of new and emerging technologies, electric and hybrid vehicle technology, smart mobility, intelligent mobility for smarter, greener and efficient movement of people and goods, artificial intelligence and ITS for increasing the efficiency, sustainability and safety of transport system in Indian cities.

The final sessions will be based on the number of papers received and shortlisted for the presentation during the symposium. Abstracts not falling under the above themes are also encouraged to be submitted and can be considered if substantial number of papers are received to conduct a session.

4. Important Dates
Abstract submission - July 16, 2018
Abstract acceptance - July 25, 2018
Full paper submission - August 20, 2018
Final paper (after revision) submission - September 11, 2018
Presentation submission - October 1, 2018
Presentation in the Conference - November 3-4, 2018
(Research Symposium at Nagpur)

5. Guidelines
- All papers must be original and must not be submitted simultaneously to another Journal or Conference.
- Submission should be made online. Young researchers need to register on www.urbanmobilityindia.in under the section research symposium to submit their abstracts. The following details need to be provided for registration and submission of abstract:

• Name of First Author

• Name of Second Author, if any

• Name(s) of other Author, if any

- Information of the first author is to be provided in the following format.

• Institute/Organization of the First Author:

• Department:

• Head of Department:

• E Mail:

• Mobile No:

• Theme Selected:

• Title of the Abstract:

In case of incomplete information, the entry shall not be accepted.

6. Submission of abstract

- Abstract to be submitted in maximum 500 words. It should start with the title, using Times New Roman font, size 14 pts, bold first letter, centre aligned. For example An Integrated Approach to Public Transport Planning. The body of the abstract should also be in Times New Roman font, size 12 pt, fully justified, single spacing, no spacing between paragraphs, starting with the word ABSTRACT (bold).

- The abstract should be submitted in MS-Word. Note: The abstract / full paper should not contain the name of the author(s) or the institute. They are only to be filled online during registration. Abstracts/papers containing the name(s) of the author(s) and institute shall be disqualified.

The abstract must be submitted online for the peer review at www.urbanmobilityindia.in by 16th July, 2018.

- Intimation about the selection or otherwise of the abstract shall be communicated by email by 25th July, 2018 after which they would need to submit the full paper by 20th August, 2018. The guidelines for the submission of full paper will be communicated along with information about the selection or otherwise of the abstracts. Intimation of selection for presentation at the UMI conference will be communicated by email by 11th September, 2018. The selected authors will have to submit the full paper with revision if any and presentation for review by 01st October, 2018. Some papers may be selected for poster presentation. The posters are also to be submitted by the same date.


7. General Information

Research Scholars whose papers are selected for presentation in the research symposium shall be reimbursed the following costs for any one author against production of valid tickets:


• Travel by rail limited to AC- III tier / State Roadways bus fare by the shortest route.

• Out of pocket expense of Rs 2,000/- each

Selected research scholars shall have to make their own arrangements for, boarding, lodging and local travel in Nagpur.
NB 1: All queries regarding submission of Abstract/Paper etc. should be emailed to Ms. Kanika Kalra, Urban Transport Expert & Acting Director KMC at kanikakalra@iutindia.org (M) : (+91) 9891776175.

NB 2:Any query or issue regarding uploading of paper on website should be emailed to Ms. Reena Arora Srivastava, Manager (UMI) at umi@iutindia.org / reena@iutindia.org (M) : (+91) 78382 17719.

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