04th - 06th November 2017 Hyderabad, India
URBAN MOBILITY INDIA (UMI) YOUNG RESEARCHERS' SYMPOSIUM
The annual Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo is a flagship event under the aegis of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The event is inaugurated by Union Minister for Urban Development. The genesis of UMI is from the National Urban Transport Policy of the Government of India, 2006 (NUTP), which lays a very strong emphasis on building capabilities at the state and city level to address the problems associated with urban transport and undertakes the task of developing sustainable urban transport systems. The event essentially has three components, as described below.
Conference
The primary objective of the conference is to disseminate information to the cities, whose officials attend the conference, and to help them keep up-to-date with best urban transport practices. The conference provides an opportunity for key decision makers and delegates to interact with other professionals, experts, academia, industry, civil society, technology, services providers and other stakeholders in Urban Transport both domestic and international so that the delegates can carry home ideas to develop their urban transport along a sustainable path. It is also a forum to discuss key issues relevant to the sector and suggest measures to address them.
Young Researchers' Symposium
The symposium provides a platform to highlight the current research carried out by academia and research institutes in urban transport, especially by young researchers pursuing post graduate or Ph.D. programs.
Exhibition
The expo is a special feature of UMI to disseminate and showcase the latest development in urban transport technology and systems, implementation of best transport projects, propagation of innovative ideas, presentation of research in the topical areas of interest in urban transport and exchange of good urban transport initiatives and practices in the field.
This year 10th UMI Conference is jointly being organized with CODATU XVII Conference and Govt. of Telangana. CODATU is a French organization which promotes sustainable urban mobility in the developing world. Since 1980, every 2-3 years, CODATU is organizing International Conference on urban transport with the aim of promoting sustainable urban mobility policies in emerging cities. Each time, this even takes place alternatively in a city of Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America. By organizing this Conference in cooperation with local and international partners, CODATU aims at bringing together academics, researchers, practitioners, local authorities, private sector and civil society to discuss persisting challenges and future opportunities, and to share experiences to boost international cooperation. For each conference, CODATU establishes a dedicated International Scientific Committee which supervises the Call for Abstracts and the selection of papers. This year, 160 abstracts have been received and around 50 papers will be presented during the Conference on the topic "Transport for Inclusive Urban Societies".
Till date nine editions of the event have been held successfully. The tenth edition of the Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference will be held from 4th to 6th November, 2017 at Hyderabad. The theme of this year's conference is "Intelligent, Inclusive and Sustainable Mobility". The event will be organized by the Institute of Urban Transport (India).A Research Symposium will also be held as part of this conference on 5th–6th November 2017. The symposium is proposed as platform to highlight the current research undertaken by young researchers belonging to various academic/research institutions.
The purpose of the Research Symposium is to:
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,
Enhance capacity building of young researchers in the field of urban transport, and
Contribute towards building up of research database, its dissemination and identification of research thrust areas in the country.
Six research sub-themes in concurrence with the theme of the Conference have been identified for the Research Symposium. Papers pertaining to these sub-themes are being invited from young researchers and select papers for presentation at the Research Symposium would be shortlisted through a peer review process.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi will be coordinating the Research Symposium this year.
Conference Topics
We invite researchers from various academic/research institutions who have recently graduated (in the last 2 years), current students pursuing their graduation /post-graduation and PhD Scholars to submit abstracts for their papers on the following sub-themes. Papers focusing on issues/best practices from other countries may also be considered provided their applicability to Indian cities is clearly outlined.
1.Land Use, Travel Behaviour and Transport Planning: Land-use transport integration, land-use planning, travel behaviour data collection and analysis, land-use travel behaviour nexus, location choice and travel behaviour, integrated land-use transport models, transport planning for Indian cities.
2.Travel Demand Management and Transport Policy: Impact of travel demand management measures, policy measures for sustainable transport; case studies on successful transport policies, transport and environment.
3.Public Transport: Public transport operation and management, public transport planning, public transport demand analysis, transit network modelling, transit scheduling, policies and regulations, user and operator issues, transit and passenger information systems and ITS implementation, economics of public transport, paratransit.
4.Non-motorised Transport: 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.
5.Traffic Operations and Traffic Safety: Traffic data collection, flow modelling – microscopic and macroscopic, and traffic simulation, signal design and operations, geometric design, PCU estimation, optimisation of traffic systems, ITS applications, active traffic management, traffic crash data analysis, road safety, injury prevention, crash data modelling.
6.Logistics and Freight Transportation: Intercity and intracity freight transportation, freight transport networks, operator and user perception and analysis, e-commerce logistics, urban hyper-local delivery networks, transport network analysis and optimization, externalities of freight transportation.
Names for External Jury
1. Prof. Dr. Ali Huzayyin, Cairo University (Egypt)
2. Prof. Yoshitsugu Hayashi
Criteria for Paper Selection and Award
Paper Selection for Presentation:

Papers will be selected based on the grades awarded by reviewers. Papers will be rank-ordered based on review grades and the top thirty in the ranked list will be recommended for presentation.

Criteria for Award:

Nine papers from the pool of thirty recommended for presentation will be included in the initial list for award. These papers will be evaluated by the jury during the presentation and a weighted score, based on review grades and jury’s marks, will be calculated. The papers will then be rank ordered based on the new scores and the top 3 will be considered for award.

Submission Guidelines
The research symposium provides a platform to highlight the current research carried out by academia and research institutes in urban transport, especially by young researchers pursuing post graduate orM.Tech / Ph.D. programs.Papers are invited for submission by young researchers pursuing post graduate, Ph.D. program or those who recently completed Ph.D.in the last 2 years( not earlier than May, 2016 ).
Submission should be made online. Young researchers need to register on www.urbanmobilityindia.in under the section research symposium to submit their abstracts.
Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Authors are invited to submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) by the deadline of 31st july 2017. The maximum number of words is 500. Start the page with the paper title, using Times New Roman, 14 pts Bold Capital Font, centered. For Example "AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROVISION". The body of the abstract should be Times New Roman font, size 12 pt, fully justified, single spacing, no spacing between paragraphs, starting with the word "ABSTRACT" (bold). The submission should be in the MS-Word. Note: the abstract should not contain name of the author(s) and College (s) / Institution (s). The abstract must be submitted online for the peer review at www.urbanmobilityindia.in by 31st July 2017.
Information about the selection or otherwise of the abstracts shall be communicated by email by August 5, 2017 after which they would need to submit the full paper by September 5, 2017. 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 conference will be communicated by email by 30th September, 2017. The selected authors will have to submit the presentation for review by 15th October, 2017.
Important Dates
Abstract submissionJuly 31, 2017
Abstract acceptanceAugust 5, 2017
Full paper submissionSeptember 5, 2017
Full paper acceptanceSeptember 30, 2017
Final paper (after revision) submissionOctober 15, 2017
Committees
Program Committee
Geetam Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
K. Ramachandra Rao, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Sewa Ram, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
H. M. Shivanand Swamy, CEPT, Ahmedabad
S. Velmurugan, Central Road Research Institute, Delhi
Bhargab Maitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
SudeshnaMitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
GitakrishnanRamadurai, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
P. Vedagiri, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
M. Parida, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Vinod Vasudevan, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Nezamuddin, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Manoj M., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Venue
The conference will be held in Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, India.
Contact
All questions about submissions should be emailed to umi2017.iitd@gmail.com or contact the undersigned
Mahesh Gaur | Project Officer
Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP)
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
New Delhi - 110016
Phone: +91 11 2659 6361
Fax: +91 11 2685 8703
Email: umi2017.iitd@gmail.com
Website: http://www.urbanmobilityindia.in

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