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2018-04-04

Call for Papers, NECTAR Cluster 2: Policy and Environment, E-groceries, digitalization and sustainability: Which governance, planning and regulation mix do our cities need?

Grocery shopping is the most frequent and common form of shopping on one side and, on the other, is a very dynamic and fast growing segment. This workshop to be held in October 11-12 at Molde University, Norway, will provide a unique international forum for researchers and experts in the field of transport, city logistics, economics, planning, mobility, technology, retail, marketing, geography and other relevant disciplines. The deadline for submission of papers is set to April 14, 2018.

This workshop aims at developing a better understanding of the interactions with respect to consumer preferences, retailing options, technology, organizational innovations, city planning, policy tools and their contribution to the sustainable mobility of urban areas.

The papers presented and discussed at the workshop should aid governance, planning and regulation as well as building competence for the industry and the public sector and to address to what extent this area of digitalization is likely to contribute to a more effective, sustainable transport system.

Papers on any topic relevant to E-groceries, digitalization and sustainability in cities are welcome. Topics of special interest include, even if are not limited to:

  • Consumer preferences for on-line/off-line grocery buying
  • Alternative delivery service characteristics/configurations
  • Fulfilment issues with respect to on-line groceries retailing
  • Adoption of grocery online shopping
  • Grocery shopping and ageing population
  • Retailing strategies
  • Proximity stores, delivery fragmentation and routing
  • Modeling channel, store and mode choice
  • Modelling emissions for alternative distribution/delivery organization alternative
  • Public policy making and regulation

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 14
  • Abstract acceptance/rejection notification: June 5
  • Full paper due by October 10
  • Venue: 11-12 October, 2018 at Molde University College, Molde, Norway

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More information can also be obtain by taking contact with  edoardo.marcucci@himolde.no or valerio.gatta@uniroma3.it

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