15th - 17th November 2019 Lucknow, India
Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference cum Exhibition, Lucknow, India 15 th- 17 th November, 2019 Call for Abstracts for Research Symposium
1. Introduction
The tenth Research Symposium on Urban Transport will be held as part of the 12th Urban Mobility India Conference cum Exhibition 2019 scheduled from 15th to 17th November, 2019 at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow. 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 academic and research institutes, especially by young researchers
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 PG/PhD Programme who have appeared in the final year exam this year or recently passed out students ( Not earlier than May, 2018 ) - 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 “ Accessible and liveable Cities “. As part of the research symposium, abstracts of research papers are invited on the following broad themes:

(i) Improving Public Transport

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.

(ii) Inclusive Urban Transport

Disabled friendly transport system, walkable connectivity, inclusive design, walkable, bikeable and accessible city, mobility with safety and civility, mobility of all - for all - by all, social and economic inclusion.

(iii) Compact Development for Improved Accessibility

High density and mixed land use development, integration of transport and land use, transit oriented development, re-orienting urban design, complete neighbourhoods, Vibrant public spaces

(iv) Artificial Intelligence in Urban Transport

Intelligent transport system, connecting people, places and services across all modes through intelligent mobility, convergence of technologies, smart connected and liveable cities, smart parking, intelligent traffic management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, high tech infrastructure, robotics in transport.

(v) Use of Big Data in Planning for Urban Transport

Use of huge data generated by urban transport for better transport planning, Capturing large amount of data in digital format, Smart transport system, real time tracking, electronic ticketing system, Mobile application.

(vi) Impact of Urban transport on climate change

Energy efficient transport mode and technology, impact on transportation system from climate change, regulatory instruments dealing with climate change, better urban planning, modal shift to public transport, increasing walking and transit use, low carbon mobility, alternate / hybrid technologies.

(vii) Electric Mobility

Electric mobility initiatives and technologies, hybrids and electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, cleaner technologies, modes of electric transport, opportunities in electric vehicle industries, enabling policies, awareness programmes.

(viii) Innovation and 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 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
Call for paper - 30th May, 2019
Abstract submission - 19th July, 2019
Abstract acceptance - 10th August, 2019
Full paper submission - 15th September, 2019
Intimation for Selection of Paper - 1st October, 2019
Submission of Presentation - 20th October, 2019
Presentation in the Conference - 16th – 17th November, 2019

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 on register 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 Improving Public Transport. 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 19th July, 2019.

- Intimation about the selection or otherwise of the abstract shall be communicated by email by 10th August, 2019 after which they would need to submit the full paper by 15th September, 2019. 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 1st October, 2019. The selected authors will have to submit the full paper with revision if any and presentation ( as per the UMI format ) for review by 20th October, 2019. 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 Lucknow.
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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