Advances in Spatial Science

Methods and Models in Transport and Telecommunications

Cross Atlantic Perspectives

Editors: Reggiani, Aura, Schintler, Laurie A. (Eds.)

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One aspect of the new economy is a transition to a networked society, and the emergence of a highly interconnected, interdependent and complex system of networks to move people, goods and information. An example of this is the in creasing reliance of networked systems (e. g. , air transportation networks, electric power grid, maritime transport, etc. ) on telecommunications and information in frastructure. Many of the networks that evolved today have an added complexity in that they have both a spatial structure – i. e. , they are located in physical space but also an a spatial dimension brought on largely by their dependence on infor mation technology. They are also often just one component of a larger system of geographically integrated and overlapping networks operating at different spatial levels. An understanding of these complexities is imperative for the design of plans and policies that can be used to optimize the efficiency, performance and safety of transportation, telecommunications and other networked systems. In one sense, technological advances along with economic forces that encourage the clustering of activities in space to reduce transaction costs have led to more efficient network structures. At the same time the very properties that make these networks more ef ficient have also put them at a greater risk for becoming disconnected or signifi cantly disruptedwh en super connected nodes are removed either intentionally or through a targeted attack.

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"Methods and models consists of two introductory chapters … and 15 more chapters organized into four parts. … Mathematical material is generally well presented … . Methods and Models makes a valuable contribution to the international and interdisciplinary study of transport and telecommunication networks. It should spur researchers in each area to widen their horizons." (Robin Lindsey, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 47 (2), 2007)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Transportation, Communication and Sustainability: In Search of a Pathway to Comparative Research

    William R. Black, Peter Nijkamp

    Pages 9-22

  • Can Freight Transport Models Be Transferred Across the Atlantic?

    Kenneth Button

    Pages 121-141

  • Dynamic Game-Theoretic Models of Urban Freight: Formulation and Solution Approach

    Terry L. Friesz, Jose Holguín-Veras

    Pages 143-161

  • A Multi-Criteria Methodology for Stated Preferences Among Freight Transport Alternatives

    Michel Beuthe, Christophe Bouffioux, Jan De Maeyer, Giovanna Santamaria, Marie Vandresse, Els Vandaele, Frank Witlox

    Pages 163-179

  • European Perspectives on a New Fiscal Framework for Transport

    Stephen Potter, Graham Parkhurst, Ben Lane

    Pages 319-333

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methods and Models in Transport and Telecommunications
Book Subtitle
Cross Atlantic Perspectives
Editors
  • Aura Reggiani
  • Laurie A. Schintler
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28550-2
DOI
10.1007/3-540-28550-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25859-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06522-4
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 364
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