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Welcome to the

2nd International Time-Geography Conference

September 21-23, 2016

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden


The 2nd International Time-Geography Conference will inspire intellectual challenges and fruitful discussions among researchers from various disciplines with interest in the time-geographic approach. There will be discussions among PhD students, junior researchers, lecturers and senior professors. You are welcome to participate in the conference!

Following the conference a special issue of a peer reviewed scientific journal will be edited with a selection of papers presented at the Conference.

The Conference offers you a unique opportunity to present your time-geographically inspired research and discuss with colleagues with profound knowledge of the approach. You will

  • attend presentations from leading researchers utilizing the time-geographic approach
  • obtain expert comments on your own research work and ideas
  • participate in in-depth discussions with presenters and participants in small groups
  • get new research contacts and make friends with time-geographically interested researchers from other parts of the world

Key note speakers

Martin Dijst, Professor, Human Geography, Faculty of Geoscience, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Lena-Karin Erlandsson, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden.

Mei-Po Kwan, Professor, Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Kohei Okamoto, Professor, Human Geography, Nagoya University, Japan.

Ling Yin, PhD, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Yan Zhang, PhD, Institute of Beijing Studies, Beijing Union University, Beijing, China.


What are the current international achievements and developments inspired by the time-geographic approach including methodological, conceptual and theoretical developments?

The main themes for the 2nd International Time-Geography Conference are

  • Urban planning and development – facilitating sustainable urban life
  • Mobility, transportation and migration – connection processes
  • Supporting health and wellbeing in everyday life – considering the individual perspective
  • The human in the environment development process – policies and actions
  • New technologies – 1) social interaction in the physical an virtual worlds, 2) the collecting, analyzing and visualizing big data


How to register for the conference and the excursion:

Conference registration: to register for the conference, please use this webpage: http://www.tema.liu.se/tema-t/tidsgeografi?l=sv

When you register for the 2nd International Time-Geography Conference 2016, please fill in the fields about what dates you will attend and your food preferences.

If you are interested in participating in the excursion to Vallastaden on September 24, please register for the event at the registration website.

At the registration webpage there is practical information about accommodation and how to get to Linköping.

We recommend you to arrive the day before the conference start.

More information?

If you have any questions about the conference, do not hesitate to contact me at kajsa.ellegard@liu.se


Most welcome to the 2nd International Time-Geography Conference in Linköping!

Kajsa Ellegård, Professor, Technology and Social change, Linköping University, Sweden


and the scientific committee members:

Yanwei Chai, Professor, Peking University, China
Martin Dijst, Professor, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Mei-Po Kwan, Professor, University of Illinois, USA
Bo Lenntorp, Emeritus Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden
Harvey Miller, Professor, Ohio State University, USA
Tim Schwanen, Associate Professor, University of Oxford, UK
Shih-Lung Shaw, Professor, University of Tennessee, USA
Elin Wihlborg, Professor, Linköping University, Sweden



Key note speakers

Paper submission

Conference Program overview


Letter of Invitation

Practical information about travel and accomodation


Important dates:

Call for Abstract closes: March 21, 2016

Acceptance of abstract: About April 10

Registration closes:  August 31

Deadline for full papers:  September 10

Conference dates: September 21-23 + exkursion September 24






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