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'Energy efficient transportation networks', Paris, France

A conference entitled 'Energy efficient transportation networks' will take place will take place from 10 to 12 September 2012 in Paris, France.

Transport is a fundamental part of the European economy. The transport sector directly employs around 10 million people and accounts...

5 September 2012 - 5 September 2012
France

A conference entitled 'Energy efficient transportation networks' will take place will take place from 10 to 12 September 2012 in Paris, France.

Transport is a fundamental part of the European economy. The transport sector directly employs around 10 million people and accounts for about 5% of GDP in Europe. Effective transport systems are a key component of the ability of European companies to compete in the world economy. The quality of transport services also has a major impact on people's quality of life. However, climate change has forced society to think about how to be more fuel efficient.

Energy efficiency and energy consumption are intrinsically linked. Increased energy efficiency can lead to significant reductions in energy consumption provided that measures are in place to discourage the occurrence of rebound effects. Reducing energy consumption in transport as a result of energy efficiency progress and other factors such as fuel prices, modal shift, etc, can lead to significant reductions in environmental pressures, such as greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions.

The conference will be an opportunity for attendees to share research results in analysing, monitoring, modelling, forecasting and decision aiding in transportation and logistics systems. Session topics will include:
- transportation planning and design;
- transportation policy (including land use and pricing);
- network design and maintenance;
- traffic management and network operations;
- traffic modelling and control;
- fleet management and transportation sharing;
- vehicle routing and travel behaviour;
- logistics and supply chain management;
- intermodality and hub management;
- operating models for electric/hybrid mobility;
- modelling and evaluation of environmental impacts;
- reliability and quality of service.For further information, please visit: http://www.lvmt.fr/ewgt2012/home