, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 479–497 | Cite as

Epilogue: the new frontiers of behavioral research on the interrelationships between ICT, activities, time use and mobility

  • Eran Ben-Elia
  • Glenn Lyons
  • Patricia L. Mokhtarian


This special issue is a product of the international symposium on “ICT, Activities, Time Use and Travel” that was hosted by Nanjing University from 16 to 18 July 2016. The symposium brought together leading scholars from all over the world to congregate with Chinese scholars and students and to share and discuss the research frontiers at this nexus. It was motivated by a recognition of the changing goals and scope of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research in conjunction with the development of new ICTs and the emergence of new ICT-enabled behaviors. Consequently, the symposium and later this special issue have drawn together significant scholarly contributions that provide new behavioral insights as well as new theoretical and methodological advances. The symposium culminated in three roundtable panel discussions addressing the following cross-cutting themes: (1) time use while travelling (led by Glenn Lyons); (2) ICT and travel behavior (led by Pat Mokhtarian); and (3) Big Data, activities and urban space (led by Eran Ben-Elia). In this epilogue to the special issue we offer a distillation of these discussions.


ICT Time use Big data Activities Travel behavior 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Environmental DevelopmentBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeershebaIsrael
  2. 2.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK
  3. 3.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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