news | 08.09.2020 |

UBDC researchers to guest edit Special Issue of Sustainability

Dr Jinhyun Hong and Dr David McArthur are guest editing a Special Issue of Sustainability, an Open Access Journal by MDPI, on ‘Big Data, Travel Behaviour and Sustainable Transportation’.

New forms of data generated naturally by various technologies, sometimes referred to as Big Data, have provided unprecedented opportunities for transport researchers and planners. They include detailed mobility information at fine temporal and geographic scales. The richness of these data allows researchers to examine various aspects of sustainable transport systems and travel behaviours, which would not have been possible with traditional transport data such as travel surveys. However, there are a range of barriers to using them in research. These include issues such as privacy, data quality (representativeness, relevance), computational demands, and accessibility/cost. This Special Issue of Sustainability seeks to deepen our understanding of new opportunities and challenges of using big data for research in travel behaviour and sustainable transport.

Jin and David welcome papers on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Analysing travel behaviour using big data
  • Evaluating the effects of big infrastructure investments or transport policies on travel behaviour using big data
  • Understanding challenges related to privacy, data quality or accessibility, and the implications for research
  • Empirical studies that establish or enhance the representativeness of big data
  • Exploring the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on sustainable transport modes using big data
  • Future perspectives on the use of big data in transport research.

Commenting on the Special Issue, Editor-in-Chief Professor Marc Rosen said:

“I encourage you to contribute a research or comprehensive review article for consideration for publication in Sustainability, an international Open Access journal which provides an advanced forum for research findings in areas related to sustainability and sustainable development. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, conference proceedings (peer-reviewed full articles) and communications. I am confident you will find the journal contributes to enhancing understanding of sustainability and fostering initiatives and applications of sustainability-based measures and activities.”

The deadline for manuscript submissions for this Special Issue is 31 May 2021.

For more information about the journal and how to submit, visit the MDPI website.

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