TransformingTransport participated to the three-day 14th NECTAR Internatinonal Conference: Transport in a networked society. The conference was held in Madrid, Spain, from the 31st of May till the 2nd of June 2017 and organized by: NECTAR Network, tGIS, TRANSyT-UPM and the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC). TT was represented by UPM as the organizer of the event and more specifically by the coordinating partner (INDRA) in the main session on June the 2nd with the title: “Transfer transport innovations into business and institutions”. The session was chaired by Stephane Petti from the EIB and counted with the participation of different transport operators and authorities of Spain.
The conference contributed to the debate on aspects such as the consequences of ICTs on transport, their potential to be disruptive to existing public transport services, their implications for spatial and economic developments, equity issues such as the digital divide, the modelling of these new forms of interaction and its related uncertainty.
Almost 150 participants from 23 countries took part in the Conference, hosted by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), the conference constitutes one of the periodical activities organized by NECTAR-Network.
NECTAR (Network on European Communications and Transport Activity Research) is an initiative of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg to favor fundamental, social science instigated thinking on transportation and mobility. Rather than adopting a conventional engineering approach, the focus was mainly on social, economic, psychological and institutional aspects and driving forces of the transportation and communication sector.