Dr. Tijs Neutens

Tijs Neutens (°1983, Brugge) holds a Master in Geography and Geomatics (2005, Ghent University) and a PhD in Geography (2010, Ghent University). Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Geography Department of Ghent University. His research is financed by the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) and addresses various questions in the realm of transport and urban geography through the use of geographical information science (GIS). In particular, the focus of Tijs' research is on the analysis of spatial differences and individual disparities in space-time accessibility using concepts from time geography. In addition, he is also interested in the tracking and analysis of human travel and activity behavior, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of urban systems.

Tijs is one of the four main researchers involved in the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme 'TranSENDaNC' between the University of Oxford, Universidad de Concepcion and Ghent University. This project focuses on role of transport in enhancing or undermining social equity, exclusion and cohesion, health, well-being and quality of life .

Publications in international peer-reviewed journals

  1. Versichele, M., De Groote, L., Neutens, T., Claeys-Bouuaert, M, & Van de Weghe, N. (2014). Pattern mining in tourist attraction visits through association rule learning on Bluetooth tracking data: a case study of Ghent, Belgium, Tourism Management (In press).

  2. Kwan, M.-P., & Neutens, T. (2014). Guest editorial: special issue on space-time research in GIScience, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (In press).

  3. Van de Weghe, N., De Roo, B., Qiang, Y., Versichele, M., De Maeyer, P., & Neutens, T. (2014). The stevel approach: A multi-scale spatio-temporal model, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (In press)

  4. Chavoshi, H., De Baets, B., Neutens, T., Ban, H., Ahlqvist, O., & Van de Weghe, N. (2014). Knowledge discovery in choreographic data using relative motion matrices and dynamic time warping, Applied Geography (In press).

  5. Versichele, M., Neutens, T., Claeys-Bouuaert, M., & Van de Weghe, N. (2014). Time-geographic derivation of feasible co-presence opportunities from network-constrained episodic movement data. Transactions in GIS (In press).

  6. Farber, S., Neutens, T., Rojas, C., and Carrasco, J. A. (2014). Social interaction potential and the spatial distribution of face-to-face social interactions. Environment and Planning B (In press).

  7. Neutens, T., Daniels, S., Minnen, J., De Maeyer, P., Glorieux, I., & Van de Weghe, N. (2014). Spatiotemporal accessibility within urban regions: A comparative analysis among subgroups of the population, Danish Journal of Geography (In press).

  8. Farber, S., Neutens, T., Miller, H.J., and Li, X., 2013. A metric for the social interaction potential of metropolitan regions: A time-geographic approach using joint accessibility. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103, 3, 483-504. (IF: 2.110, rank: 10/72)

  9. Neutens, T., Vyncke, V., De Winter, D., & Willems, S. (2013). Neighborhood differences in social capital in Ghent (Belgium): a multilevel approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS, 12. IF: 2.195, rank: 23/136. (times cited: 0)

  10. Dewulf, B., Neutens, T., De Weerdt, Y., & Van de Weghe, N. (2013). Accessibility to primary health care in Belgium: an evaluation of policies awarding financial assistance in shortage areas. BMC FAMILY PRACTICE, 14.

  11. Widener, M. J., Farber, S., Neutens, T., & Horner, M. (2013). Using urban commuting data to calculate a spatiotemporal accessibility measure for healthy food environment studies. Health and Place, 21, 1–9.

  12. Neutens, T., Farber, S., Delafontaine, M., & Boussauw, K. (2013). Spatial variation in the potential for social interaction: a case study in Flanders (Belgium). COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS, 41, 318–331. IF: 1.795, rank: 17/72. (times cited: 2)

  13. Boussauw, K., Neutens, T., & Witlox, F. (2012). Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance: the effect of the compact city. REGIONAL STUDIES, 46(6), 687–706. IF: 1.465, rank: 83/332.

  14. Dewulf, B., Neutens, T., Van Dyck, D., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., & Van de Weghe, N. (2012). Correspondence between objective and perceived walking times to urban destinations: influence of physical activity, neighbourhood walkability, and socio-demographics. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS, 11. IF: 2.195, rank: 23/136.

  15. Vanclooster, A., Neutens, T., Fack, V., Van de Weghe, N., & De Maeyer, P. (2012). Measuring the exitability of buildings : a new perspective on indoor accessibility. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY, 34, 507–518. IF: 2.779, rank: 5/72.

  16. Neutens, T., Delafontaine, M., Scott, D. M., & De Maeyer, P. (2012). An analysis of day-to-day variations in individual space-time accessibility. JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY, 23, 81–91. IF: 1.942, rank: 50/332. (times cited: 12)

  17. Neutens, T., Delafontaine, M., Scott, D. M., & De Maeyer, P. (2012). A GIS-based method to identify spatiotemporal gaps in public service delivery. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY, 32(2), 253–264. IF: 2.779, rank: 5/72. (times cited: 9)

  18. Delafontaine, M., Versichele, M., Neutens, T., & Van de Weghe, N. (2012). Analysing spatiotemporal sequences in Bluetooth tracking data. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY, 34, 659–668.
    IF: 2.779, category: GEOGRAPHY, rank: 5/72.

  19. Versichele, M., Neutens, T., Delafontaine, M., & Van de Weghe, N. (2012). The use of Bluetooth for analysing spatiotemporal dynamics of human movement at mass events : a case study of the Ghent Festivities. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY, 32(2), 208–220. IF: 2.779, rank: 5/72.

  20. Qiang, Y., Delafontaine, M., Neutens, T., Stichelbaut, B., De Tré, G., De Maeyer, P., & Van de Weghe, N. (2012). Analysing imperfect temporal information in GIS using the Triangular Model. CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL, 49(3), 265–280. IF: 0.424, rank: 58/72.

  21. Versichele, M., Neutens, T., Goudeseune, S., Van Bossche, F., & Van de Weghe, N. (2012). Mobile mapping of sporting event spectators using Bluetooth sensors: Tour of Flanders 2011. SENSORS, 12(10), 14196–14213. IF: 1.953, rank: 9/57.

  22. Kellens, W, Neutens, T., Deckers, P., Reyns, J., & De Maeyer, P. (2012). Coastal flood risks and seasonal tourism : analysing the effects of tourism dynamics on casualty calculations. NATURAL HAZARDS, 60(3), 1211–1229. IF: 1.639, rank: 31/80.

  23. Delafontaine, M., Neutens, T., & Van de Weghe, N. (2012). A GIS toolkit for measuring and mapping space-time accessibility from a place-based perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, 26(6), 1131–1154. IF: 1.613, rank: 16/84.

  24. Boussauw, K., Neutens, T., & Witlox, F. (2012). Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance: the effect of the compact city. REGIONAL STUDIES, 46(6), 687–706. IF: 1.465, rank: 83/332.

  25. Dewulf, B., Neutens, T., Van Dyck, D., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., & Van de Weghe, N. (2012). Correspondence between objective and perceived walking times to urban destinations: influence of physical activity, neighbourhood walkability, and socio-demographics. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS, 11. IF: 2.195, rank: 23/136.

  26. Neutens, T., Delafontaine, M., Schwanen, T., & Van de Weghe, N. (2012). The relationship between opening hours and accessibility of public service delivery. JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY, 25, 128–140. IF: 1.942, rank: 50/332.

  27. Delafontaine, M., Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., & Van de Weghe, N. (2011). The impact of opening hours on the equity of individual space-time accessibility. COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS, 35(4), 276–288. IF: 1.795, rank: 17/72.

  28. Delafontaine, M., Neutens, T., & Van de Weghe, N. (2011). Modelling potential movement in constrained travel environments using rough space-time prisms. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, 25(9), 1389–1411. IF: 1.472, rank: 20/83.

  29. Kellens, W., Zaalberg, R., Neutens, T., Vanneuville, W., & De Maeyer, P. (2011). An analysis of the public perception of flood risk on the Belgian coast. RISK ANALYSIS, 31(7), 1055–1068. IF: 2.366, rank: 7/92.

  30. Boussauw, K., Neutens, T., & Witlox, F. (2011). Minimum commuting distance as a spatial characteristic in a non-monocentric urban system: the case of Flanders. PAPERS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE, 90(1), 47–66. IF: 1.43, rank: 73/320.

  31. Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., & Witlox, F. (2011). The prism of everyday life : towards a new research agenda for time geography. TRANSPORT REVIEWS, 31(1), 25–47. IF: 1.875, rank: 5/24.

  32. Kuijpers, B., Miller, H., Neutens, T., & Othman, W. (2010). Anchor uncertainty and space-time prisms on road networks. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, 24(8), 1223–1248. IF: 1.489, rank: 21/76.

  33. Neutens, T., Versichele, M., & Schwanen, T. (2010). Arranging place and time : a GIS toolkit to assess person-based accessibility of urban opportunities. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY, 30(4), 561–575. IF: 1.904, rank: 10/65.

  34. Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., Witlox, F., & De Maeyer, P. (2010). Evaluating the temporal organization of public service provision using space-time accessibility analysis. URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 31(8), 1039–1064. IF: 1.187, rank: 10/36.

  35. Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., & Miller, H. (2010). Dealing with timing and synchronization in opportunities for joint activity participation. GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS, 42(3), 245–266. IF: 1.5, rank: 19/65.

  36. Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., Witlox, F., & De Maeyer, P. (2010). Equity of urban service delivery : a comparison of different accessibility measures. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 42(7), 1613–1635. IF: 2.07, rank: 7/65.

  37. Dullaert, W., Neutens, T., Vanden Berghe, G., Vermeulen, T., Vernimmen, B., & Witlox, F. (2009). MamMoeT : an intelligent agent-based communication support platform for multimodal transport. EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, 36(7), 10280–10287. IF: 2.908, rank: 3/73.

  38. Witlox, F., Antrop, M., Bogaert, P., De Maeyer, P., Derudder, B., Neutens, T., Van Acker, V., et al. (2009). Introducing functional classification theory to land use planning by means of decision tables. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, 46(4), 875–881. IF: 2.622, rank: 4/73.

  39. Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., Witlox, F., & De Maeyer, P. (2008). My space or your space? Towards a measure of joint accessibility. COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS, 32(5), 331–342. IF: 1.025, rank: 30/58.

  40. Neutens, T., Van de Weghe, N., Witlox, F., & De Maeyer, P. (2008). A three-dimensional network-based space-time prism. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SYSTEMS, 10(1), 89–107. IF: 1.25, rank: 24/51.

  41. Neutens, T., Witlox, F., and De Maeyer, P., 2007. Individual accessibility and travel possibilities: A literature review on time geography, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 7(4), 335–352. IF: 1.224, rank: 15/26.

  42. Neutens, T., Witlox, F., Van de Weghe, N., & De Maeyer, P. (2007). Human interaction spaces under uncertainty. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, (2021), 28–35.

  43. Neutens, T., Witlox, F., Van de Weghe, N., & De Maeyer, P. (2007). Space-time opportunities for multiple agents: A constraint-based approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, 21(10), 1061–1076. IF: 1.822, rank: 7/55.

Awards

  • BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Award 2012. This prize is awarded biannually by the Benelux Interuniversity Association of Transport Economists (BIVEC-GIBET), April 2012.
  • RSAI Dissertation Award 2011. This prestigious prize recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the area of regional science, awarded by the Regional Science Association International, October 2011.
  • PhD Dissertation Award for outstanding research in the field of transport geography, awarded by the Transport Geography Specialty Group (TGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 2011.
    Title of the dissertation: Space, time and accessibility: Analyzing human activities and travel possibilities from a time geographic perspective
  • Best Paper Award at the 3rd International BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day, May 27, 2009.
    Title of the paper: A comparative analysis of different accessibility measures in the context of public service delivery
    Authors: Neutens, T., Schwanen, T., Wiltox, F. & De Maeyer, P.
  • Best Student Paper Award at the CVS Transport Policy Conference, November 19-20, 2009.
    Title of the paper: Arranging place and time: A GIS toolkit to assess individual and joint accessibility to urban opportunities
    Authors: Neutens, T. & Versichele, M.