Feb 072022


The 22nd International Conference on

Psycho-social analysis of sustainable mobility in the pre- and post-pandemic phase


in conjunction with

The 2022 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2022)
July 4th – July 7th 2022

Malaga, Spain



The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an upheaval in daily lifestyles and interpersonal dynamics, affecting the psychosocial well-being of the entire community. Health emergencies, such as the spread of epidemics, can cause significant stress and anxiety; this is even more understandable in light of the specific characteristics of the current pandemic and the restrictive measures deliberately adopted to deal with it.

COVID-19 has significantly affected urban mobility. Many people have reduced their travel due to local restrictions and have preferred to abandon public transport. The urban planning sector has felt the effects of the pandemic and has recognised the need of social distance in public transport. Road users tended to revert to use private vehicles for long distance travels, or they tended to use walking, cycling and micromobility for short distance trips. Cities and local authorities have organised themselves to create a range of interventions to rehabilitate or redesign walking, cycling and micromobility infrastructures in order to reduce car use and achieve sustainable mobility with zero-emission. In many countries, transport planners and policy makers have aimed to introduce a guideline for these sustainable travel modes. On the other hand, the pandemic period has not only changed daily travel behaviour but also has altered the travel demand for commercial needs. For instance, there has been an increase in e-commerce activities.

Regarding to these impacts of COVID-19 on the urban mobility, this workshop focuses on the psycho-social aspects of the pandemic, and possible outcomes on urban mobility for pre- and post-pandemic phases. The objective of this workshop is to bring researchers (scientific computing and applications in all fields of science, engineering, technology, economics, law and social sciences) as well as qualified professionals to present, compare and discuss their research progress, applications and achievements. This workshop stimulates the presentation of thoughtful insights by presenting original interdisciplinary research results and case studies on the relevant topic.

The current COVID-19 pandemic event is promoting actions aimed at defining a new sustainable and resilient mobility. Although significant progress has been made in the last decades, thanks to the adoption of shared mobility, the improvement of the electric power supply of vehicles and the promotion of walking and micro mobility for short distances electric mobility, challenges still remain on the nature of changes on mobility during the post COVID-19 era.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from different scientific communities dealing with urban mobility, land uses and infrastructure from the engineering, psychological and social, economic and legal points of view in order to focus on the evolution of alternative transport modes that serve the goals of sustainable urban mobility.

The workshop focuses on the treatment of various case studies related to the trends of urban transport and mobility sector before, during and after the pandemic with particular attention to evaluation methods and developments.

Following topics are of interests to the workshop:

  • Sustainable and resilient mobility development (models and principles applied in illustrative case studies, including reports on local practices, international thematic experiences, innovations in regional and national legislation).
  • Analysis of the economic and social aspects of post COVID-19 transport
  • Urban planning, sustainability, infrastructural and social challenges (social inclusion, territorial cooperation, planning for resilient communities, land use changes, participatory planning processes, and urban environment)
  • Comparison before, during and post COVID-19 mobility scenarios
  • Post-pandemic transport supply and demand analysis

Given the focus of the Conference on Computational Science issues, the workshop PSYCHE welcomes contributions on ICT and computational aspects, proposals and applications from a wide variety of scholars on the issues proposed.

Engineers, Geologists, Urban and Regional Planners, Landscape Architects, Geographers and Economic Geographers, Environmental Engineers, among others are welcome to contribute.

Keywords: Configurative analysis, cities, urban morphology, urban dynamics, sustainability.

Each paper will be independently reviewed by 3 programme committee members. Their individual scores will be evaluated by a small sub-committee and result in one of the following final decisions: accepted, or accepted on the condition that suggestions for improvement will be incorporated, or rejected. Notification of this decision will take place on April 2022.
Individuals and groups should submit complete papers (10 to 16 pages).
Accepted contributions will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes


Authors Guideline
Please adhere strictly to the formatting provided in the template to prepare your paper and refrain from modifying it. The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS. For formatting information, see the publisher’s web site (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

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Papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/
Please don’t forget to select “Psycho-social analysis of sustainable mobility in the pre- and post-pandemic phase” – PSYCHE_2022)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.


Papers accepted to “PSYCHE 2022” will be published in the ICCSA Conference proceedings, in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, with doi, indexed by WOS, Scopus and DBLP.


Important dates

27 March 2022: Deadline for full paper submission
15 April 2022: Notification of acceptance
10 May 2022: Early-bird registration ends
10 May 2022: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
4-7 July, 2022ICCSA 2022 Conference


Organizers Information:

Tiziana Campisi, (University of Enna KORE)
Socrates Basbas, (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Dilum Dissanayake, (Newcastle University, UK)
Nurten Akgün Tanbay, (Bursa Technical University, Turkey)
Elena Cocuzza, (DICAR, University of Catania)
Nazam Ali, (University of Management and Technology, Lahore – Pakistan)
Vincenza Torrisi, (DICAR, University of Catania)


Scientific Committee:

Tiziana Campisi, University of Enna Kore-Italy

Giovanni Tesoriere, University of Enna Kore-Italy

Socrates Basbas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki- Greece

Irena Ištoka Otković, University of Osijek-Croatia

Dilum Dissanayake, Newcastle University-UK


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