Thank you all for participating to 2014 GIS Urban Modelling Symposium!

     The 2014 symposium of the French Scientific Network “Urban Modelling” will be organized in Lyon by the LET (Transport Economics Laboratory). Contributions will cover the scope of the urban modelling. This includes, without claiming to the exhaustiveness, the built environment and the physical phenomena, the urban morphologies and the spatial and temporal dynamics, the nature and the living in town. This scope mobilizes the human and social sciences, the sciences of the environment and the engineering sciences. The main theme of the 2014 symposium is about the integrated modelling of urban systems. The scientific committee of the symposium wishes to favour research papers tackling urban issues from the point of view of the integrated modelling and the removing of barriers between urban dimensions and between disciplines.

About 60 proposals have been selected for oral presentation. The program will combine plenary sessions (including keynote speeches) and a stream of two parallel sessions. A preliminary program of the symposium will be available on this site at the end of August.

We are happy to announce three confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr Jason Ching (University of North Carolina), a worldwide known specialist of urban and regional air quality modelling, at the heart of efforts to build a world-wide coverage database for computer models (WUDAPT) for climate, meteorological, dispersion and air quality computer modelling systems.

Prof. Richard Dawson (University of Newcastle), whose research aims at a city-scale understanding of the inter-relationships between global change, resource consumption, land use and infrastructure systems and subsequently use this understanding to design and adapt cities so that they require fewer resources, are more resilient to climate change and ultimately more sustainable.

Prof. Anthony May (Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds) who has over 40 years' experience in transport planning and traffic engineering, both teaching and practical experience in consultancy. His experience includes policy on highways, traffic management and transport-related land use planning, and management of major studies on traffic restraint, parking policy and motorway traffic control.

Important dates

  • Submissions closed on 15th April 2014
  • Notification of acceptance sent: 8th July 2014
  • Early Bird registration deadline: Delayed up to Friday 26th Sept!
  • Symposium dates: 15-17th October 2014

Provisional session themes

According to the abstracts selection, sessions of the symposium will likely be organised around the following themes: 

  • Mobility, traffic, parking
  • Urban climate
  • Air pollution
  • City logistics
  • Land use and microsimulation
  • Ecosystems and sustainability
  • Integrated models: calibration, validation and data
  • Energy
  • Accessibility and equity
  • Water, flood
  • Accessibility and location
  • Miscellaneous

This list is a draft program and might be prone to changes according to the number of registred authors.

Registration process is open

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Note the Early Bird registration deadline (reduced fee) :  Delayed up to Friday 26th Sept!



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(Early Bird fee / Late registration)

All participants: 250€/350€

Students: 125€/225€

Gala diner supplement: 40€

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