[Open-transport] Conferences on open transport?

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Mon Nov 2 17:30:04 UTC 2015

...I already have a great idea for an entrance fee.

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On Monday, November 2, 2015 5:39:31 PM CEST, Aleksei Valikov wrote:
> Hi,
> I work for Deutsche Bahn (German Railways), I'm sure we'll have 
> people willing to participate.
> Write me in (alexey.valikov at deutschebahn.com), I'll forward it internally.
> Best wishes,
> Alexey
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM, Pieter Colpaert 
> <pieter.colpaert at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thank you for the enthusiasm! I have prepared a working 
> document with a draft of the plan to organise this workshop as 
> part of SOTM2016:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/13pEmsMxTnBvyVg3Vg0gYxq9vy0ZG3ysrqJdc_eyz6Nk/edit#
> Reply to me in person if you'd be interested in co-organising 
> this, or comment on the google drive document if you disagree 
> with something. If not, you'll see the call for papers being 
> sent out in January :)
> Kind regards,
> Pieter
> On 02-11-15 13:51, Paul Kelly wrote:
> On 11/02/2015 11:59 AM, Pieter Colpaert wrote:
> I would love to organise a conference focused on public transit route
> planning as well, and invite both academics, industry and facilitators.
> The industry, in this case not being transit companies, but creators of
> route planners such as GoAbout, Bing, Here, Mapzen, PlannerStack,
> MapBox, Ally, CityMapper, Hacon, Amadeus, TransitApp, Captain Train,
> Loco2, kisio (CanalTP), etc. and facilitators being for example, OpenOV,
> iRail, TrafficLab, European Passenger Federation, Open Knowledge, etc.
> I would be very interested in this if the subject matter also 
> incorporated fares (including the routes permitted for 
> travelling on a given fare, time and date restrictions etc.). 
> Some of this information has been open in Great Britain for a 
> few years now (<http://data.atoc.org/fares-data>), and just 
> recently I discovered that the Eurostar fares guide, containing 
> quite a bit of detail (although not live quota availability of 
> course) is also open: 
> <http://www.eurostar4agents.com/files/fareguidenovember2015.pdf>.
> I think there could be some really interesting papers and 
> discussions to be had about how to combine fares data with the 
> output of journey/route planners. But I can't think of a good 
> phrase (more general than "public transit route planning") that 
> covers all of this!
> Paul



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