mobil.TUM 2012

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014
Monday 19 March 2012 at 01:01
Tuesday 20 March 2012 at 01:01
Munich, Germany
Language: English
Past event
Sustainable mobility is at the heart of our global concerns about livable cities and regions, now and for the generations to come. Major efforts are needed in research and practice on both the invention and implementation of sustainable mobility solutions.
The mobil.TUM conference shall once again serve as an opportunity for international and interdisciplinary dialogue on the latest challenges and achievements in the field. The conference seeks to draw connections between issues of practice and new research contributions.

The mobil.TUM 2012 conference is organized by the Department of Urban Structure and Transport Planning at TUM’s Institute for Transportation. The conference will focus on strategies for sustainable accessibility. If one wants to ensure mobility for the future, one has to design and implement an integrated system of transport supply, spatial structure and mobility management in order to enable and foster sustainable mobility behavior. It is important to consider travel demand not as a given constraint, but as a dependant variable to be shaped. Transportation Demand Management in that sense can have an important impact on economic prosperity, social welfare and ecological viability.

Topic areas

In that context, the mobil.TUM 2012 conference invites submissions on the following topics built upon the given hypotheses:

Integrated land-use and transport concepts
Urban mobility is based upon walking.
Successful public transportation has to play its role as urban generator.

Interdependencies between supply and demand
Growing mobility needs restrictions in traffic.
Improved accessibility is inducing an increase in trip distances.

Urban and rural contexts
Replacing public transport by electric cars in rural areas contributes to sustainability.
Fast growing megacities can’t wait for long-term strategic planning.

Modeling mobility systems
Standard travel demand models can answer all questions about the future of mobility.
Accessibility-based system models lead the way to sustainable scenarios.

Assessment and funding
Today’s assessment methods and funding mechanisms allocate tax payer’s money on wrongheaded projects.
Public household deficits are a logical consequence of inefficient spatial patterns.

Governance and implementation
Successful governance is built on flexible cooperation and beneficial project realization.
Implementing sustainable projects needs less assessment and more democracy.

Submission guidelines

Please send your abstracts of 400 to 800 words as a .doc or .rtf file by Monday, 31st October 2011 to Submissions by Master and PhD students are appreciated.

Please include:
  • author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • contact address for corresponding author (e-mail, phone, fax, full postal address)
  • topic area addressed
  • title of the paper / poster
  • abstract text
  • key words

Proposals will be evaluated by an international scientific committee until the end of November 2011. Accepted proposals will be prepared as full papers (4.000 – 6.000 words) with a submission date of 31st January 2012. The papers submitted will be reviewed by the scientific committee and included in the draft conference proceedings. Final papers, after editorial and conference feedback, are requested by the end of April 2012 for publication. In parallel to the papers/presentations a dedicated poster session will be prepared. Up-to-date information will be provided on the conference website

Dipl.-Geogr. Benjamin Büttner