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Call for papers: On Themed Volume ‘Data Analytics for International Transportation Management’ in Research in Transportation Business and Management

Call for papers: On Themed Volume ‘Data Analytics for International Transportation Management’ in Research in Transportation Business and Management

Themed Volume Editors: Wei Yim Yap, Singapore University of Social Sciences and Jasmine Siu Lee Lam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Data analytics can be broadly defined as the process of analysing sets of data for the purpose of deriving conclusions based on the information contained. The application of data analytics in transportation business and management has seen its widespread use especially in the areas of descriptive analytics, diagnostic analytics, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. Increasingly, we are witnessing data analytics being applied beyond the scope of individual companies and organisations to include partners and stakeholders with the purpose of enhancing performance and competitive offering of an entire community system. Advances in technology particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence and big data also hold immense possibilities for data analytics to bring about innovative and transformative solutions to the area of transportation management. The nature of derived demand faced by the transport industry also means that the transportation sector becomes an important, and in some cases, a critical enabler of economy and society. In many instances, we are beginning to see the role of technological innovations becoming not only as a support to the transport sector, but instead define the nature of the business. With ongoing developments and progress in areas such as automation, robotics and Machine Learning, more significant changes are expected to transform the transportation sector in momentous ways than we can anticipate.

In view of the fast-changing landscape and developments in this area, the journal volume aims to publish a collection of research papers focusing on data analytics for international transportation management. The transportation modes involved can be air, sea, land, intermodal, and multimodal. The perspectives from private companies and the public sector are both welcomed. Studies should draw attention to managerial implications as well as pertinent issues and challenges concerning data analytics’ application to international transportation.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Abstracts (300 words maximum) should be submitted to Wei Yim Yap or Jasmine Siu Lee Lam for review purposes. Following the feedback from the editors, the full paper should be submitted via EVISE on the RTBM website by the 15th July 2019. It is important that during the online submission authors choose the right themed volume, i.e. "SI: Data Analytics ".

Proposed Schedule 15th July 2019 Deadline for full paper submission

Early 2020 Volume Publication

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