Theme issue: Advances in Shared Mobility: New Models, System Optimization Algorithms and Smart Automated Solutions [CFP]

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

Guest editors

Muhammad Adnan Hasselt University, Belgium
Ansar Yasar Hasselt University, Belgium
Stephane Galland Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France

Shared mobility is emerging as a hybrid of private and public transport.
It encompasses systems that overcome mobility issues, especially for large and populous cities, as a step towards sustainability - including carsharing, bicycle sharing, ridesharing, ride hailing, carpooling and microtransit systems.
The concept has gained momentum, and players like Uber and lyft are continuously evolving their products. New operational models, novel optimization algorithms and smart technologies are emerging constantly.
Shared mobility systems have been in operation in many cities of the world for some time, bringing benefits including transport accessibility, decreased personal vehicle ownership, reduction in vehicle travel and reduced emissions. It is expected that the shared mobility market will continue to grow and by 2026 the global market will reach USD240 billion. With the evolution of digital technologies, policies and legislation relating to shared mobility are of increasing importance as are new technological developments.
This special issue looks at recent advances in shared mobility and brings together engineers, researchers and practitioners interested in advances in the field including new mobility models, optimization algorithms, communication technology, intelligent transport systems, big data and IoT.


Topics of interest for this issue include, but are not limited to:
Routings & Protocols; Protocols for shared mobility systems
Advanced system optimization algorithms for shared mobility
Big data and shared mobility analytics
Operational models and intelligent solutions
Automated and connected vehicles and shared mobility
Cognitive and context aware intelligence
Data Trustworthiness in shared mobility platforms
Multimodal and integrated shared mobility platforms
IoT in shared mobility
Smartphone applications of shared mobility and user experiences
Agent-based simulations of shared mobility
Large-scale demand and supply simulation and models of shared mobility
Sustainable and smart transport solutions
Impacts of shared mobility solutions
Real-time demand responsive mobility
Data mining and machine learning for shared mobility
Integration of vehicle communication and shared mobility communication systems


Submissions should be original papers and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Extended versions of papers from relevant conferences and workshops are invited as long as the additional contribution is substantial (at least 30% of new content).
Authors should follow the formatting and submission instructions for Personal and Ubiquitous Computing at .
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During the first submission step in Editorial Manager select Original article as the article type. In further steps, you should confirm that your submission belongs to this special issue by choosing the special issue title from the drop-down menu.
All papers will be peer-reviewed.

Important dates

Submission due date: 31st January, 2022
First notification: 15th March, 2022
Submission of revised manuscript: 15th April, 2022
Notification of the re-review: 10th May, 2022
Final notification: 31st May, 2022

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