Symposium on Human Dynamics Research: Temporal Dynamics of Place

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups:
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 9
Organizers: Kevin Sparks, Grant McKenzie, Gautam Thakur, Patrizia Sulis
Chairs: Kevin Sparks

Call for Submissions

Despite variation in population, climate, economics, politics and culture, everyone around the world shares the same time constraints. No country or city has more time in a day (or in a week) than anyone else. Yet, the activity patterns of when people interact with public, private, and commercial locations change across space and across spatial scales, from neighborhoods to countries. How late in the day people are active and when businesses close differ from country to country and city to city. The temporal dynamics of a place is a unique reflection of the complex social, economic, and cultural interactions of humans at that location. While we recognize that temporal dynamics differ across geographies, there is a need to identify and discuss more datasets that capture unique perspectives of temporal dynamics for places around the world. Furthermore, we must move towards a comprehensive understanding of how the temporal patterns of a place are created, and to what extent those temporal patterns influence the social, cultural, and economic aspects of that place.


This will be the first year that we have organized the Temporal Dynamics of Place session at AAG. In this session we invite papers that propose general discussions on how temporal dynamics/patterns are created and how they can impact the dynamics and identity of a place. We also invite papers using a variety of data sources to explore and identify the temporal patterns of places and facility types at all spatial scales.

Kevin Sparks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Grant McKenzie, McGill University
Patrizia Sulis, European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Gautam Thakur, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

If you would like to participate, please send us your abstract PIN and your abstract (250 words max).

Contact: Kevin Sparks, (


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Nick Reinicke*, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Matt Moniot, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Brennan Borlaug, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Changes in When and Where People are Spending Time in Response to COVID-19 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Yaxuan Zhang*, University of Minnesota, Ying Song, University of Minnesota, Yingling Fan, University of Minnesota, Rethinking Prism Anchors: Investigating Space-Time Fixity and Flexibility of Activities using Smartphone-Based Activity-Travel Survey Data 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Wei Chen*, Iowa State University, Yuyu Zhou, Iowa State University, Modeling High Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Urban Building Anthropogenic Heat Fluxes 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Fikriyah Winata*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Using Activity Space and GIS Space-Time Approaches to Understand the Importance of Rest Day for Female Domestic Workers 15 2:15 PM
Presenter Christa Brelsford*, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Kevin Sparks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Temporal Distribution of US Mobility Patterns 15 2:30 PM

To access contact information login