Symposium on Human Dynamics Research in the Age of Smart/Intelligent Systems: Time-Geography - understanding the digital society III

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Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM (MDT)
Room: Congressional B, Omni, West
Organizers: Kajsa Ellegård, Åsa Westermark
Chairs: Kajsa Ellegård


The Time-Geography session "Time-Geography - understanding the digital society" is organized within the

“Symposium on Human Dynamics Research” at 2019 AAG meeting in Washington DC

We invite researchers, teachers, students and planners to submit abstracts to the time-geography session

Session abstract:

The time-geographic approach builds on a way of thinking that helps getting a coherent understanding of big issues of today’s society and it opens perspectives of interest for researchers in geography as well as in other disciplines. Time-geographic thinking grounds for understanding the complexity of societal developments, such as digitalization. Its contextual approach recognizes the indivisible individual as a fundamental starting point for analyses and it underlines the importance of combining qualitative (micro level) and quantitative (macro level) approaches.

The session will focus on current developments in time-geographic research. How are time-geographic concepts and methods used when investigating consequences of digital technologies intruding into people’s daily life? What new kinds of couplings in the time-space appear from digitalization? How do the new digital infrastructures influence urban and regional planning and thereby peoples’ daily life? How do people adjust to the embracing digitalization? How is the time-geographic approach developed and utilized for studying environmental issues and climate change in the digital society?

What are the current achievements and challenges in time-geographically inspired research? How does time-geography inspire spatiotemporal analysis and human dynamics research? What time-geographic concepts assist in developing approaches bring contextual into such analyses? How can the potential of time-geography be better utilized for research on the vitally important environmental issues of today?

This time-geography session aims at bringing researchers together who employ the time-geographic thinking in their research and teaching. How are the time-geographic concepts and notation system utilized to get a deeper understanding of how current societal developments might influence the future society?

The time-geography session organizers welcome papers with theoretical, methodological, conceptual and empirical orientations. Many empirical fields are of interest, among them health, urban and regional planning, mobility, communication, use of resources (like food, water, materials and energy), organization of work in industrial production and service organization, new trends in consumption, everyday life activity patterns, education, and activity patterns at aggregate level.

Please contact Professor Kajsa Ellegård ( and Åsa Westermark ( for further information about the time-geography session.

Professor Kajsa Ellegård, Linköping University, Sweden,
Dr Åsa Westermark, Jönköping University, Sweden,


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Zifeng Chen*, The University of Hong Kong, Anthony G.O. Yeh, The University of Hong Kong, Diverse Effects of Improved Individual Accessibility on Activity-travel Behavior in Suburban China: A Case of Guangzhou 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Jinhyung Lee*, The Ohio State University, Harvey J. Miller, The Ohio State University, Analyzing collective accessibility using average space-time prisms 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Greg Rybarczyk*, University of Michigan-Flint, Does cycling stress you out? Examining cyclist comfort using real-time data, empirical analysis, and GIS 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Young Jaegal*, The Ohio State University, Harvey J. Miller, The Ohio State University, Measuring the semantic similarity of network-time prisms using temporal signatures 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Kajsa Ellegård*, Linköping University, Time-space trajectories of materials in the digital society 20 2:00 PM

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