Street networks, as one of the oldest infrastructure of transport in the world, play a significant role in modernization, sustainable development, and human daily activities in both ancient and modern times. Although street networks have been well studied in a variety of engineering and scientific disciplines including for instance transport, geography, urban planning, economics and even physics, our understanding of street networks in terms of their structure and dynamics is still very limited to deal with real world problems such as traffic jams, pollution, and human evacuations in case of disaster management. Thanks to the rapid development of geographic information science and related technologies, abundant data of street networks have been collected for better understanding the networks’ behavior, and human activities constrained by the networks. This ICA workshop is intended to gather researchers together to present the state of the art research and studies, in an interdisciplinary setting, on street networks and transport. Suggested topics include, but not limited to as long as they address issues related to street networks and/or transport:

Spatial statistics and spatial analysis along networks
Topological analysis and space syntax
Pattern recognition with street networks
Map generalization on street networks
Complexity measurement of street networks
Human evacuations and simulations
Transport modeling based on street networks
Geospatial analysis of the OpenStreetMap data

All manuscripts in a length of 6000-7000 words should be in English, single column, single-spaced with figures and tables within the text. The manuscripts in MS Word 2003 format should contain authors’ affiliation and email, abstract (no longer than 200 words), and up to five keywords. To submit, please use EasyChair at

Important dates
Deadline for receiving papers: April 25, 2013 (extended to May 15, 2013)
Acceptance notification: May 25, 2013
Workshop: August 23-24, 2013

The papers selected for the workshop will follow a peer-review process for publication as a theme issue of the international journal Geographical Analysis

Program committee
Sonit Bafna
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Marc Barthelemy
Institut de Physique Theorique, France
Mike Batty
University College London, UK
Itzhak Benenson
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Efrat Blumenfeld-Lieberthal
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Tao Cheng
University College London, UK
Georg Gartner
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Daniel A. Griffith
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Andrea De Montis
Università di Sassari, Italy
Seungjae Lee
University of Seoul, South Korea
David Levinson
University of Minnesota, USA
Jen-Jia Lin
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Yu Liu
Peking University, China

Feng Lu
Chinese Academy of Science, China
Harvey Miller
University of Utah, USA
Tomoki Nakaya
Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Itzhak Omer
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Toshihiro Osaragi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yukio Sadahiro
University of Tokyo, Japan
Monika Sester
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Shih-Lung Shaw
The University of Tennessee, USA
Hans Skov-Petersen
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jean-Claude Thill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Stephan Winter
University of Melbourne, Australia
Bisheng Yang
Wuhan University, China
Xiaobai Yao
University of Georgia, USA

Workshop organizers

Bin Jiang
University of Gävle, Sweden, email:, web:
Atsuyuki Okabe
Aoyama Gakuin University, email:, web:

NOTE: The workshop will be held in the 1st floor, room number: 105; see details on the following campus map. No registration fee is required, but we may collect some small money from individuals who take coffee/tea. There will be no organized lunches or dinners, but the ICC 2013 organizers have kindly suggested where to eat nearby at your own expenses. Herewith a bit info for your reference (across check with the campus map below): No. 32 is “Mensa Bergstraße” with cafeteria on Friday just across the street. On Saturday there is a cafeteria  “Siedepunkt” in PHF at Zellescher Weg and across the street “Bib-Lounge” at SLUB (47a).

Bin Jiang,
Aug 18, 2013, 4:25 AM
Bin Jiang,
Aug 18, 2013, 1:45 AM
Bin Jiang,
Aug 16, 2013, 9:27 AM
Bin Jiang,
Jun 7, 2013, 3:32 AM