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NECTAR in the Azores!

NECTAR 2013 International Conference

São Miguel Island, Azores (Portugal), 16-18 June 2013

First Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce the XII NECTAR International Conference, to be held at University of Azores, São Miguel Island, Azores (Portugal), from 16 to 18 June 2013.

Theme of the Conference:

"Dynamics of Global and Local Networks"

The Conference is aimed at developing a better understanding of the way in which transport and communications networks are evolving in a rapidly changing world. It will consider the complex and diverse challenges facing providers of transport and communications services and those responsible for establishing the associated institutional structures.

Attention will be paid to the role and evolution of transport and communication networks, global and transatlantic as well as regional and local, with an emphasis on the context of peripheral territories and related local networks. The island of St. Miguel in the Azores Islands (Portugal), located between Europe and United States, will serve as the ideal platform for discussing these topics.

The meeting will provide a plenary session for keynote speakers, sessions with presentations of submitted papers, and NECTAR Cluster Meetings/Sessions.

Papers are welcome from the field of transport, communications and mobility at large. In addition to the Main Theme of the Conference, themes of specific interest are:

  • Network vulnerability
  • Policy and environment
  • Logistics and freight
  • Commuting, migration and the labour market
  • Accessibility
  • Transport security

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2012. Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the form available on the Conference website:

Criteria for acceptance: the scientific quality of the abstract and NECTAR membership. The number of participants will be limited to 100.

Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2012.

Venue: University of the Azores, Island of St Miguel, Azores, Portugal

Airport: Ponta Delgada (PDL)

Registration, meals and accommodation for 2 nights (16-17/6/2013) will be offered to NECTAR-members, for only one author per paper. All practical details will be communicated through the Conference Website.

In order to participate in the Conference, a consecutive two-year NECTAR membership (2012–2013 or 2013–2014) is necessary. Non-members can find details of how to join the association on the “Membership” page of NECTAR’s website:

Looking forward to meeting you on the exotic island of St. Miguel!

Aura Reggiani                                                                                                                      Tomaz Dentinho
 Nectar Chair                                                                                                                        Local Organiser