2nd International Conference on
Mobility as a Service
Tampere 3.–4.12.2019
Tampere University
Call for Papers now open!

Background

“Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand.” This is the definition of MaaS as provided by the MaaS Alliance. The 1st International Conference on Mobility as a Service (ICoMaaS) was held between 28–29 November 2017 in Tampere, Finland. The conference aimed to summarise the state-of-the-art of MaaS research, and to provide insights as to the preconditions, success factors, and the effects of MaaS. Some of the papers presented in the conference resulted in a Themed Volume of Research in Transportation Business and Management journal.

The second International Conference on Mobility as a Service (ICoMaaS) aims to further increase our knowledge on the preconditions of MaaS, experiences from trials and commercial services, and the effects of MaaS, in particular on climate change, travel behaviour and transport poverty.

Scope

The conference covers all aspects related to Mobility as a Service and welcomes both scientific papers and presentations of business cases.

The purpose of the conference is to build bridges between government, research and business and to identify knowledge gaps requiring further research. Covered topics include, but are not limited to:

Customer experiences

  • customer added value in MaaS
  • behavioural aspects in MaaS
  • aspects and opportunities of MaaS in rural areas
  • environmental effects of MaaS
  • economical effects of MaaS

Business cases

  • experiences and challenges of MaaS pilots
  • scaling the MaaS operations from trials to operational level
  • prospects of automated vehicles in MaaS
  • pricing of MaaS solutions

Enabler perspectives

  • preconditions of successful MaaS operations
  • regulation as enabler of MaaS
  • integrating all modes of transport in MaaS
  • blockchains as a MaaS transaction tool
  • MaaS’s effects on transport infrastructure

Call for Papers

All abstracts should be submitted online via Lyyti by 30th April. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and include at least the following headings: Purpose, Methodology, Findings and Implications. The abstracts will be blind reviewed, so no author information should be included in the text. A PDF version of Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

Selected papers from the conference have the opportunity to be considered to the Topical Collection of European Transport Research Review and the journal’s open access fees will be covered by the conference.

The authors should choose the appropriate track for the paper between scientific tracks and business case track. Scientific papers will be reviewed and should be approximately 7500 words long. Business case presentations will not be reviewed and should be 3–4 pages long.

Registration

Early bird registration fees are 200 € for presenters and 350 € for others until 31.8.2019.
After that registration fees are 300 € for presenters and 500 € for others.

The link for registration will be opened later.

Key dates

  • 30.4. Abstract submission deadline for scientific and business papers
  • 30.6. Abstract decisions
  • 31.8. Early bird registration ends
  • 31.10. Full paper deadline for scientific and business papers
  • 24.11. Last registration date
  • 3.–4.12. CONFERENCE

Plan Your Conference

The conference will be held at Tampere-talo in Tampere, Finland.

Accommodation

Conference participants are asked to make their own hotel reservations and pay for their own accommodation at the hotel. Quota reservations have been made to the nearby hotels listed below, but the availability of the limited number of rooms can only be guaranteed for a limited time.

Please check the deadlines and booking codes for reservations mentioned in each hotel info. These room prices are available only for bookings made directly with the hotel by email or by phone. All prices are per room and per night, including breakfast buffet and VAT.

Lapland Hotels Tampere

  • Yliopistonkatu 44
    33100 Tampere
  • tampere@laplandhotels.com
    +358 3 383 0000
  • Single room 117 EUR
    Double room 132 EUR
  • Reserve by 2.11.2019
    Booking code: ICoMaaS2019

Original Sokos Hotel Villa

  • Sumeliuksenkatu 14
    33100 Tampere
  • Sokos Hotels Sales Service Centre:
    sokos.hotels@sok.fi
    +358 20 1234 600
  • Standard single room 120 EUR
    Standard double room 140 EUR
  • Reserve by 1.11.2019
    Booking code: ICoMaaS2019

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere

  • Ratapihankatu 43
    33100 Tampere
  • Sokos Hotels Sales Service Centre:
    sokos.hotels@sok.fi
    +358 20 1234 600
  • Solo single room 130 EUR
    Solo double room 150 EUR
  • Reserve by 1.11.2019
    Booking code: ICoMaaS2019

Contact

For further details contact icomaas@tuni.fi.