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Call for Papers - Innovations in Pricing of Transportation

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Call for Papers - Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Reply with quote

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Call for Papers

Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Systems: Workshop and Conference

May 13-14, 2010
Royal Plaza Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Conference and Workshop on Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Systems to be held on May 13 and 14, 2010 at the Royal Plaza in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida. This conference and workshop is sponsored by the Center for Multimodal Solutions for Congestion Mitigation (University of Florida), National Science Foundation, and Congestion Pricing Committee.

The focus of this conference and workshop is on innovative market-based approaches, perhaps in combinations with other strategies, to encourage a more efficient use of transportation systems and to devise better financing schemes for improving or enhancing these systems. The main purpose is to bring together practitioners, experts, and researchers from various transportation agencies and background (e.g., economics, transportation, civil engineering, operations research, industrial engineering, urban planning, social science, etc.) to discuss and share innovative ideas in pricing of transportation systems. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:

Airport pricing, Area-based pricing, Auction-based pricing, Behavioral responses to pricing, Congestion options, Cordon pricing, Costs and benefits of pricing, Cross-subsidization, Dynamic pricing, Equity in pricing, First-best pricing, Freight pricing and comprehensive policies, Managed lanes, Nonlinear pricing, Parking management, Pricing of transit systems, Public acceptability, Public-private partnerships, Revenue distribution, Second-best pricing, Subsidies and incentives, Time-of-day pricing, Variable pricing, Vehicle-mile-travel (VMT) based charge, Vehicle-mile-travel (VMT) insurance, Welfare and distributional effects of pricing

Publications: Selected papers from this conference and workshop will be invited to submit for possible publications in special issues on pricing in Network and Spatial Economics.

Abstract Submissions: Interested speakers should submit an abstract of no longer than 500 words online by January 31, 2010 at the conference website below. Notification of acceptance will be provided by February 15, 2010. You can submit an abstract here:

http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/Pricing/abstract.aspx

Conference Registration: The conference registration fee of $325 is due by March 15, 2010.

Travel Awards: Selected full-time students will receive some financial support for travel, lodging, and conference registration.

University of Florida Conference Website: http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/pricing/

We look forward to receiving your contribution and welcoming you to Orlando, Florida.
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