Call for Chapters: Implications of Digital Systems on Mobility as a Service


Dr John Easton, University of Birmingham, UK

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2021
Full Chapters Due: January 30, 2022


The transport sector has undone a period of rapid change in the past 30 years, and while these changes have taken on different forms within individual transport modes (low-cost business models in aviation, digitalisation of assets and and the introduction of in-cab signalling on the railways, the deployment of managed motorways and traffic control on the highways) all have been enabled by the greater use of ICT and by the exploitation of data (customer, asset, and environmental).
"Implications of Digital Systems on Mobility as a Service" explores the role of data in the future of multimodal transport, showcasing the work of leading organisations in the transportation research community, and highlighting the roles that promising new technologies will play in readying our transport networks for the 21st century.


The book will showcase outstanding examples of ongoing work in the transport research community, and use them as a platform to discuss the implications of digital systems on the growth of Mobility as a Service. It will provide a snapshot of the challenges facing transport, both as individual modes and as a multimodal provider of mobility services to travellers. Infrastructure, financial, and climate pressures mean that all sectors must adapt to modern ways of working, and individual transport modes cannot continue to function in isolation if we are to deliver, as an industry, the benefits that we all claim in terms of a cleaner, greener, more personalised travel experience in the future.

Target Audience

The target audience includes:
* Researchers new to the transportation field, or those looking to update their understanding of Mobility as a Service and modal integration;
* Industry members / transport professionals looking for guidance on future trends;
* Students working on transport planning or related projects.

Recommended Topics

Examples of topics include: * Big data for transport simulation and passenger choice modelling (e.g. modelling passenger flows in metro systems); * Data driven Digital Twins of transport system assets (e.g. dynamic modelling of transport interchanges); * Big data technology and transportation safety (e.g. analysis of driver data for identification of dangerous intersections); * Business analytics of transport data (e.g. planning of service provision); * The Internet of Transport Things (e.g. monitoring of freight in transit); * Big Data in support of asset management (e.g. Condition Monitoring of vehicles and infrastructure); * Improved services for customers (e.g. dynamic journey planning during disruptions, delivering the end-to-end journey across transport modes); * Traffic management and real-time transport operations (e.g. real-time management of traffic congestion).

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2021, 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 January 5, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 30, 2022, 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, Teacher Reflections on Transitioning from K-12 to Higher Education Classrooms. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® 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

December 30, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 5, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
January 30, 2022: Full Chapter Submission


For further information, or with any queries, please contact the editor by email

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