Special Issue "Advanced Travel Demand Modelling for Sustainable Transportation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: land use; travel demand modelling; and econometrics
Travel demand models are developed for policy appraisal and impact assessment of changes in the behaviour of travellers, decisions of transportation providers/government agencies, and the infrastructure. These models, therefore, are tools to assist with making better financial decisions, addressing social fairness and equity concerns, or developing environmentally conscious policies where sustainability has the central focus. In response to this evolving perception of what transportation planning should take into account, advanced travel demand models, with a focus on sustainability, have evolved to account for previously neglected aspects of travellers’ choice, explicitly representing transport providers’ decisions and expanding the type and degree of transportation system changes captured by the models.
In this Special Issue, we invite submissions on the topic of Travel Demand Modelling for Sustainability to appear in the journal Sustainability. Specifically, we invite submissions contributing new, innovative models or mathematical formulations, supporting decision-making, informing policy implications, exploring behaviour through data analysis and discussing lessons learned from realistic case studies.
This Special Issue, aligning with the journal’s objective, is based on a fast track peer-review process that aims at supporting innovative research topics to incorporate sustainability measures into travel demand modelling. Papers, therefore, should be already as close as possible to publishing quality in order to allow for such an expeditious review process.
Topics of Interest
The overarching theme of this Special Issue is Advanced Travel Demand Modelling for Sustainable Transportation Planning which includes, but is not limited to, the following areas, assuming that advanced travel demand modelling is quite well known, which can include activity-based models and life-oriented behavioural as the most well-known topics:
- Equity and fairness assessment in transportation studies
- Sustainable transportation systems and technology
- Emission modelling
- Subjected well-being
- Health and transportation
- Energy consumption
- Societal impacts
- Integrated travel-demand modelling and LCA analysis
- Socially conscious transportation models
Dr. Mahdieh Allahviranloo
Prof. Francesco Ciari
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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