Call for papers Swiss Mobility Conference – 20th & 21st of October 2016 – University of Lausanne

The Swiss Mobility Conference (SMC) is the result of collaboration between the urban
sociology chairs (EPFL) and geography of mobilities (UNIL). The objective of SMC is to
provide a place for discussion and debate for researchers in humanities and social sciences
working on various forms of mobility.
Presentations will address the mobilities in their diversity, they can register in the following research areas:
-­ theoretical debates (and in particular the contributions of social theories to the study of mobilities)
-­ methodological innovations (using mobile methods)
-­ public policy and decision making in mobility
-­ regulation of mobility and its tools
-­ the actors and their logics of action (residential choice, modal practices, multilocal
living, etc.)
-­ the norms and values underlying mobility and social inequality
-­ temporality and spatiality of mobility
-­ mobility prospective
Abstracts of 3000 signs, must be sent by August 15, 2016 at the following address:
For more information:
– Prof. Vincent Kaufmann, Laboratoire de sociologie urbaine, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
– Prof. Patrick Rérat, Institut de géographie et durabilité, Université de Lausanne
Scientific committee:
Thomas Buhler, Université de Franche-Comté
Yves Delacrétaz, Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud
Frédéric Dobruszkes, Université libre de Bruxelles
Cédric Duchene-Lacroix, Universität Basel
Maxime Huré, Université Lyon 2
Timo Ohnmacht, Hochschule Luzern
Mathis Stock, Université de Lausanne
Jean Varlet, Université de Savoie
Gebhard Wulfhorst, Technische Universität München

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