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Special Session:
Spatial Perspectives on Active Mobility

There are many good reasons to promote active mobility: road congestions, limited space resources, public health issues, air pollution and noise emission, to name just a few. Consequently, various institutions and research domains have active mobility at the core of their activities. The geographical space can serve as common denominator that brings together the multiple approaches towards active mobility. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) hereby serve as integrative platforms that combine, model and analyze the variety of perspectives and data. The overall aim is to facilitate holistic approaches and to extract relevant information for stakeholders and decision makers.

The 2017 GI-Forum special session will be the third of a series that deals with relevant research topics at the intersection of GIS and mobility. We invite researchers from any domain to submit original research, which has spatial information at its core. Relevant topics are (but are not limited to):

  • Spatial data acquisition for active mobility research (OGD, VGI etc.)
  • Spatial models and simulations for pedestrian and bicycle traffic
  • Spatial analysis of barriers for active mobility (safety, accessibility, attitudes and behavior)
  • GIS in planning and decision support systems for active mobility promotion
  • Showcases from all disciplines (sports science, environmental psychology, transport science, planning etc.) that build on spatial information

Contributions can either be submitted as full paper, extended abstract or poster. Any contribution needs to be submitted via the conference submission website and will be object to the double-blind, peer-review process. Authors of accepted full papers are going to be invited to present and discuss their paper (15’+5’) in the special session. Authors of extended abstracts and posters are going to be invited for an elevator pitch (5’). Full papers and extended abstracts will be published in the GI-Forum Journal (Open Access).

Besides the special session, which will be organized as paper session, we will provide opportunities for further exchange, project drafting or discussing potential joint publications in an informal workshop format.

Information: Call for Papers

Call for Papers closed since February 1!

The special session is organized by the GI Mobility Lab (Z_GIS). Any inquiries can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special Session Spatial Perspectives on Active Mobility | Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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05. Juli 2017
17:00 - 18:30

Automatic generation of landmark-based indoor routing instructions
Fellner Irene Vienna University of Economics and Business

Competition or supplement? Tracing the relationship of public transport and bike-sharing in Vienna
Leth Ulrich Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Transportation, Research Center of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering

Network Based Point Pattern Analysis of Bicycle Accidents to Improve Cyclist Safety: Vienna Case
Hauger Georg Vienna University of Technology

Modelling intermodal accessibility considering quality aspects of transport - a GIS-based approach for the State of Salzburg
Butzhammer Anna iSpace
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