Urban Transport 2018 WIT Conference

WIT Conferences: Urban Transport 2018
Urban Transport                        2018

24th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment
19 – 21 September, 2018
Seville, Spain

Urban Transport 2018 is organised by the Wessex Institute, UK and the University of Seville, Spain. It is sponsored by WIT Transactions on the Built Environment and the International Journal of Transport Development and Integration.

The aim of this conference is to arrive at optimal socio-economic solutions while reducing the negative environmental impacts of current transportation systems.

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Seville is approximately 2,200 years old and has a distinct personality and a large and well-preserved historical centre. The city is home to many convents, churches, palaces, museums and gardens including the Museum of Fine Arts, Parque de María Luisa and the Gothic Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede). It is believed that flamenco dance originated in Seville, and there are many flamenco shows on offer all over the city.

Conference Proceedings

Delegates will receive a copy of the papers presented at the Conference on a USB Flash drive. Following the Conference, authors will receive an electronic copy of the publication in which their paper has been published.

Indexing and Archiving

Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus and Scopus. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access

WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access in an effort to help its dissemination within the scientific and technical community. This means that you are now able to download any paper in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) without charge and without having to pre-register.

Google Scholar

This major development has the added benefit of allowing the Google Scholar search engines to fully index all WIT papers. Google Scholar is a search engine created specifically for researchers to facilitate the indexation and citation of academic papers without charge. This service is becoming the most accepted comprehensive benchmark and quality standard.

  • Urban transport planning and management
  • Urban strategies
  • Public transport systems
  • Environmental impact
  • Economic and social impact
  • Safety and security
  • Travel behaviour studies
  • Traffic control
  • Transportation modelling and simulation
  • Infrastructure development
  • Intelligent and advanced transport systems
  • Transportation integration
  • City logistics
  • Inter-modal transport systems
  • Mass transport strategies
  • Freight transport
  • Railway systems
  • Public policies and governance
  • Port and city
  • Mobility and public space
  • Life cycle management
  • Innovative and electric transportation
  • Eco-mobility transport systems
  • Integrated network systems
  • Traditional and alternative fuels and energy
  • Smart city transport
  • Driverless cars
  • Asset management
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How to Participate

Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. Delegates may also attend without submitting a paper. Submit your abstract online or by e-mailing the Conference Secretariat below.

Stephanie Everest

Wessex Institute
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst,
Southampton SO40 7AA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)238 029 3223
Fax: +44 (0)238 029 2853

Registration for the conference is available online now.

IIJAS 2018






Dear Colleague,


International Invention Journal of Agricultural and Soil Science (IIJAS) invites you to submit your manuscript in all areas of Agricultural and Soil Science presented in the English Language to her journal to be published in her December 2017 issue.



The scope of articles for this journal includes case studies, theoretical and empirically based research.

All manuscript shall be peer reviewed and selection will be based on the strength of quality, originality, and contribution to knowledge. The Journal stresses on academic excellence, research rigor, knowledge dissemination and collaborative scholarly efforts.


IIJAS welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the above criteria for publication. Kindly send your manuscript as e-mail attachment to the editorial office at iijas@internationalinventjournals.org   OR manuscript@internationalinventjournals.org to submit your manuscript if it does not fall within the scope of IIJAS.



IIJAS editorial board makes objective and quick decision on each manuscript and informs the corresponding author within two weeks of submission. If the editorial board accepts the paper, it will be published in the next available issue. Publications are made monthly (one volume per year) by International Invention Journals.


All published manuscripts and instructions for author will be available on the Journal’s website at www.internationalinventjournals.org



Open Access Journals


We are fully committed to providing unrestricted access to all journals as soon they are published. Kindly support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal. We strongly believe that our journal will help to develop your own professional career.



Best regards,


Juliet Umukoro,

Editorial Assistant,

International Invention Journal of Agricultural and Soil Science (IIJAS).

E-mail: iijas@internationalinventjournals.org


Academic Globalization and Inter-Cultural & Inter-Disciplinary Communication

Please consider contributing to the Special Session (and the respective journal's special issue) on Academic Globalization and Inter-Cultural & Inter-Disciplinary Communication: AGIIC 2018 (http://www.iiis-info2018.org/cfp-agiic2018.asp), to be held on March 13 – 16, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, and being organized in the context of:

  • The 9th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2018
  • The 9th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2018

These two events have different deadlines and policies. You can find the URLs of their web sites at detailed call for papers which URL was given above.

Accepted and presented papers of AGIIC 2018 will be included in the IMCIC/ICSIT Proceedings; which has been indexed by Elsevier/Scopus since 2010.

The call for papers, which URL is given above, has detailed information with regards to:

  • Deadlines.
  • How to submit your full draft paper (2000-5000 words) for face-to-face or virtual presentation.
  • Presentations and Publications.
  • About the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI).
  • Purpose of AGIIC 2018.
  • General Areas of this Special Event and Journal's Issue.
  • Suggested Non-Exclusionary Topics.

The Journal is indexed by EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), etc. We provide DOAJ with the metadata required for its further indexation. DOAJ affirms that "Many aggregators, databases, libraries, publishers and search portals collect our free metadata and include it in their products. Examples are Scopus, Serial Solutions and EBSCO."

1st CfP: international Metaheuristics Summer School – Taormina, Italy

1st Call for Participation (apologies for multiple copies)

MESS 2018 – Metaheuristics Summer School
– from Design to Implementation –
21-25 July 2018, Taormina, Italy


** APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th April 2018 **

MESS 2018 is aimed at qualified and strongly motivated MSc and PhD students; post-docs; young researchers, and both academic and industrial professionals to provide an overview on the several metaheuristics techniques, and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art. As first edition, MESS 2018 wants to analyze all metaheuristics from its designing to its implementation. In particular, in MESS 2018 will be analyzed modern heuristic methods for search and optimization problems, as well as the classical exact optimization methods, seen also in the metaheuristics context.

All participants will have plenty of opportunities for debate and work with leaders in the field, benefiting from direct interaction and discussions in a stimulating environment. They will also have the possibility to present their recently results and/or their working in progress through oral or poster presentations, and interact with their scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

** Confirmed Speakers

+ Christian Blum, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

+ Salvatore Greco, University of Catania, Italy & University of Portsmouth, UK

+ Yaochu Jin, University of Surrey, UK

+ Gunther Raidl, Technische Universitat Wien, Austria

+ Helena Ramalhinho Lourenco, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

+ Celso Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

+ El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille 1, France

+ Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Italy

More Speakers will be announced soon!!

** Short Talk and Poster Presentation

All participants may submit an abstract of their recent results, or works in progress, for presentation and having the opportunities for debate and interact with leaders in the field. Mini-Workshop Organizers and Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and will recommend for the format of the presentation (oral or poster). All abstracts will be published on the electronic hands-out book of the summer school.

The Abstracts must be submitted by *April 15, 2018*.

** Metaheuristics Competition

All students of the school will be invited to the ?Metaheuristics Competition?, where each of them, divided in working groups, will develop a metaheuristic solution on a given problem.

** School Directors

+ Salvatore Greco, University of Catania, Italy
+ Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
+ Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
+ El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille 1, France
+ Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Italy

** Oral & Poster Presentation Organizers

+ Luca Di Gaspero, Unviersity of Udine, Italy
+ Paola Festa, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy

Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance indicating the number of hours of lectures.

https://www.ANTs-lab.it/mess2018/   —   mess.school@ANTs-lab.it
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MetaheuristicsSchool/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MESS_school

SGIoT 2018 – EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and Internet of Things

Web version

EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and IoT

July 11 – 13, 2018
 | Niagara Falls, Canada
Submission Deadline: January 22, 2018


The IoT is a grand vision as it ascribes the concept of millions of interconnected intelligent devices that can communicate with one another, and thereby control the world around us. Technically speaking, the smart grid can be considered to be an example of the IoT composed of embedded machines, which sense and control the behavior of the energy world.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to SGIoT 2018. They should be in English, following the SPRINGER formatting guidelines (see Initial Submission).


Accepted authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to the Special Issue in WINET SI Journal.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).


 •  IoT enabled smart grid architectures and models
 •  Communication networks for smart grids and smart metering
 •  Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communication and management
 •  Sensor, actuator, and machine-to-machine (M2M) networks for smart grid
 •  Support for storage, renewable or green energy resources, and micro-grids
 •  Demand side management, demand response, and dynamic pricing for smart grid
 •  Smart grid cyber security
 •  Emerging applications, services, and management models of smart grid
 •  Reliability, availability, resiliency, and robustness of smart grid
 •  Simulation and performance analysis of smart grid communications and operations

Find out more about Workshop Proposals

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: January 22, 2018

Notification Deadline: March 12, 2018

Camera-ready deadline: May 11, 2018

Start of Conference: July 11, 2018

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