Transportation Panels

 
Date
Streams organized as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Transportation, 4-7 June 2018, Athens, Greece
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14-7 June 2018A Stream on Traffic Safety
organized by the Transportation Research Unit of ATINER
Stream Leader: Dr. Sherif Ishak, Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA.
The last few years have witnessed a surge of technological advancements in high-fidelity driving simulation equipment and real-world traffic data collection devices. This led to an overwhelming increase in the amount of simulation and naturalistic driving data, which offer unique research opportunities to understand the driving behavior and its impact on operation and safety of surface transportation systems. Driving simulators are intelligent human-in-the-loop machines that offer a controlled environment to study the influence of various experimental factors on the effectiveness of new and existing operational and safety applications that would otherwise be prohibitively costly or unsafe to test in real-world environments. At the heart of a driving simulator is a machine that has advanced capabilities to depict various aspects of the real world such as rules of physics and human perception. Along with the driving simulator data, sources of naturalistic driving data have expanded in recent years because of the proliferation of GPS-enabled smart phones and other types of in-vehicle sensors that provide accurate information on the driving behavior of transportation system users in real time. This session will present case studies that exemplify the use of both driving simulator and naturalistic driving data for better understanding of the inherent complexities in driving behavior and the potential opportunities to enhance safety and improve the operational efficiency of transportation networks.
Deadline: closed
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24-7 June 2018A Stream on “Sustainability and Transportation”
organized by the Transportation Research Unit of ATINER
Stream Leader: Dr. Nikiforos Stamatiadis, Professor, University of Kentucky, USA.
The aim of the stream is to create a forum for exchanging ideas and research findings on the area of sustainability and sustainable transportation concepts and solutions. Current budgetary constraints, environmental concerns, and multimodal transportation mobility needs require a more systemic approach in developing sustainable transportation solutions. This stream will engage researchers and practitioners on a global discussion on how to achieve this and continuously promote ideas to enhance current activities aiming to increase sustainable transportation options for all users.
Deadline: closed
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34-7 June 2018A Stream on “New Trends in Traffic Law”
organized by the Transportation Research Unit and the Law Unit of ATINER
Stream Leader: Dr. Natasa Tomic-Petrovic, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Fundamentals of Traffic Law, Maritime Law, Railroad Transportation Law Highway Transportation Law, Air Transportation Law, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety and all the related disciplines.
Deadline: closed
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44-7 June 2018A Stream on Simulation
organized by the Transportation Research Unit of ATINER
Stream Leader: Dr. Essam Radwan, Professor and CATSS Director, University of Central Florida, USA.
Microsimulation has been proven to be an effective and viable tool for assessing and enhancing traffic operations on roads and streets. There are numerous software available on the market that enabled traffic engineers and transportation planners to conduct evaluations of current and future designs of traffic enhancements. A new and evolving dimension for discrete event simulation is human centered simulation. This is done through utilizing driving simulators to mimic the real world in controlled settings. Advancements in this discipline has been phenomenal especially in the last decade. The affordability of installing sensors on facilities have created the luxury of collecting large data related to the system performance. The use of discrete event simulation software coupled with driving simulators and real time field data have added a new dimension to not only traffic operations but also road safety. This session covers recent research in using simulation to enhance the safety and operations of roads and streets.
Deadline: closed
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