Call for Papers of Special Track (Transport and Urban Analytics)

The proliferation and availability of mega-scale and multi-sourced data in the digital era provide great opportunities to engage in transport and urban analytics at larger and finer scales. Meanwhile, human and natural phenomenon are being modelled with increasing precision and representativeness. Many previously unattainable research subjects and hypotheses are now being investigated by leveraging the big data. This enables the identification of human mobility and travel behavior patterns, together with their relationship with urban environment, which are of great significance to the field of transportation, urban planning, and urban science. Admittedly, there are plenty of challenges in scientific explorations of transport and urban analytics harnessing the power of urban big data. These include the lack of socio-demographic information, the complicated task of processing the massive and often flawed data, the development of new analytic models, theories and algorithms for analyzing newly emerged problems, and the establishment of linkages between this new line of research and the classic theories in related fields, etc.

In this session, we cordially invite researchers to share new works on the analysis of big data for transport and urban research, development of methodologies and techniques in data processing and management, and new findings in urban science with data-driven approaches, and discuss the emerging opportunities, insights and challenges in this rapidly developing field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Large-scale mobile data management and fusion of multi-sourced data for transport or urban analytic; Integrated analysis of mobility big data and survey data; Data mining methods for mobility patterns; Data-driven urban mobility modeling and analysis; Mobile data visualization and visual analytics.

Submission Guidelines

Please use the following URL link for submissions. (choose "Special Track: Transport & Urban Analytics").

All submissions need to follow IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. See templates here. The followings are the page limits:

Regular papers: 8 pages + up to 2 additional pages for bibliography/appendix
Short papers: 5 pages + up to 1 additional page for bibliography/appendix

Important Dates

Paper Registration and Abstract Deadline: January 11, 2019 23:59
Extended to January 28, 2019 23:59 (anywhere on the earth)
Paper Submission Deadline: January 18, 2019 23:59
Extended to January 28, 2019 23:59 (anywhere on the earth)
Notification of Paper Acceptance: March 22, 2019
Camera-ready Deadline: April 2, 2019
Extended to May 3, 2019 (anywhere on the earth)


  • Donggen Wang, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Yang Yue, Department of Urban Informatics, Shenzhen University, China

Sponsored by:
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University
IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering (TCDE)
Croucher Foundation

Supported by:
Global eSolutions