Networking Transportation Networkers 2014

Workshop at Coventry University
Tuesday, September 9th - Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Announcement

Following the success of the pilot workshop in 2013, it is our pleasure to announce that the Applied Mathematics Research Centre (AMRC) at Coventry University, UK organizes “Networking Transportation Networkers 2014”.

The NTN-Workshop is an informal workshop designed to facilitate the exchange of experience and ideas on transport networks and related issues. Its subject is spatially embedded networks and the dynamics on, or of, these systems. Problems of interest include, but are not limited to optimization, evolution and urbanization of transport networks, street pattern formation, dynamic modeling of transport operations, as well as resilience of transport networks against random failures and targeted attacks. The workshop welcomes the participation of both academics as well as professionals active in the field.

A specific feature of the workshop is that it promotes studies of transport networks using ideas and methods of complex network theory and statistical physics.

Organizers

Christian von Ferber
Taras Yavors'kii
Applied Mathematics Research Centre (AMRC)
Design Hub, Techno Park
Coventry University CV1 5FB
e-mail: ntn.amrc@gmail.com
tel: +44 (0) 24 7688 8560

Venue

The conference will be held at Coventry University. More details on the venue, program, and accommodation for the delegates will be published soon. If you have any questions, please contact the organizers directly at the above e-mail address.

About Coventry

Coventry is a city in the county of West Midlands in England and is well known for its rich history of industry. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Coventry became one of the three main UK centres of watch and clock manufacture. In 1885 in Coventry, Rover produced the first bicycle to include modern features such as a chain-driven rear wheel with equal-sized wheels on the front and rear. By the 1890s the cycle trade was booming and Coventry had developed the largest bicycle industry in the world. To this day, the bicycle is called "Rover" in Poland and Western Ukraine. The first British motor car was made in Coventry in 1897 by The Daimler Motor Company Limited.

Coventry's darkest hour came during World War II when Coventry was singled out for heavy bombing raids. Today the city is a centre of post-war reconciliation.

Coventry is also known for the legendary 11th century Lady Godiva who, according to legend, rode through the city on horseback clothed only in her long hair, in protest of high taxes being levied on the cityfolk by her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia.