Call for Chapters: Implications of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Urban and Rural Environments


António Amaral
Luís Barreto
Sara Baltazar
João Pedro Silva
Luísa Gonçalves

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 1, 2019
Submission Date: August 24, 2019


This book offers a global overview on the sustainable mobility theme, as well as presents the main implications of performing an integrated analysis about the type of issues that commonly arise from the implementation and stimulus of sustainable practices into mobility. New concerns are gaining reinforced importance namely those regarding the environmental and demographic concerns, social equity and quality of life towards being properly considered to achieve the global best solutions. A multicriteria trip scenario approach was used, and beyond the state-of-the-art technology support tools and measures needed to operationalize the smart mobility requirements. In recent years, the degree of awareness increased the necessity of integrating, into the city planning, practices and policies towards rethinking the mobility infrastructures in order to improve the citizens’ quality of life. The mobility paradigm is changing from being merely focused on predicting and providing to predict and prevent, managing demand instead of just meeting demand, which brings also a positive impact in the environment. The combination and integration of all of these procedures will play an important role into the definition and development of the next generation of mobility systems. Therefore, the aim of this book is to provide new perspectives and present the latest mobility improvements regarding this global challenge based on the adoption of competitive solutions for transport efficiency and sustainability, in urban and rural environments with the introduction on a tipping point to the mobility of the future, known as Mobility as a Service (MaaS).


The purpose of this book is to discuss the recent advances in the urban and rural mobility contexts which will have a major impact in the future citizen’s quality of life, as well as bringing a multidisciplinary view between stakeholders with complementary views and competencies like engineers, researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of MaaS, Intelligent Transport Systems, Social Inclusion, Sustainability, among others.

Target Audience

The topics regarding the sustainable mobility theme will be extremely useful in different domains, specially the following e.g. rural mobility management and planning, social inclusion for the elderly and disabled people, environmental assessment and impacts, mobility platforms, soft transport modes, mobility management and planning. Moreover, the proposed book will serve as an insight and aide provider to a broader audience like professors, students, researchers, as well as to the governmental point of view, mobility planning agencies and authorities, and environmental management.

Recommended Topics

The chapters of this book are expected to cover the following areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Sustainable development, policy for transport and mobility, inter-modal transportation
• Smart mobility
• Alternative vehicle, carbon-free energy device
• Efficiency and security
• Soft modes mobility
• Human-Machine interaction (HMI), vehicle, bicycles and pedestrians sharing route
• Alternative vehicle, hybrid cars, electrical vehicles
• Passenger comfort and security, active and passive security
• Urban and rural mobility
• MaaS
• Demand transportation services
• Flexible Transportation services
• Emerging transport technologies
• IoT for Transportation Improvement
• Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning use case in Mobility
• Impact on organizations, society and individuals
• Implementations and case studies

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 31, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by June 3, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 1st, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Implications of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Urban and Rural Environments. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

May 31, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 3, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
July 1, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
July 31, 2019: Review Results Returned
August 18, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
August 24, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


Luís Barreto

Sara Baltazar

António Amaral

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