Topic Area C: Traffic Management, Operations and Safety

 

Topic Area C is concerned with interurban highways as well as with urban roads, including traffic theory and modelling, traffic control and management, transport network analysis, information and communication technologies for traffic systems, and infrastructure management. Safety analysis and policy is comprehensively addressed in this topic area, both in relation to traffic safety, and as an important issue for all modes and intermodal transport. Public transport management, operations and control is covered as a part of this topic area. Regarding developing and emerging countries, there will be a close cooperation with Session Track H3.

SIG C1 – Traffic Theory and Modelling/Optimization and Traffic Flow

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to promote the development of transportation network analysis and traffic flow theories.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to anyone with a research interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact either of the Chairs listed below.

SIG C1 Chair- Xiaopeng Li (University of South Florida)

SIG C1 Chair- Xiaobo Qu (Chalmers University of Technology)

 

SIG C2 – Urban Transport Operations

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to strengthen a network of academics and traffic engineers to undertake international scientific activities in urban traffic control, management, and operations.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to any academic researcher or practitioner with an interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact any of the Chairs listed below.

SIG C2 Chair- Keshuang Tang (Tongji University)

SIG C2 Co-Chair- Zong Tian (University of Nevada, Reno)

SIG C2 Co-Chair- Azusa Toriumi (The University of Tokyo)

The full membership list for this Group is available at the SIG C2 website.

Further Information

SIG C2 Urban Transport Operations Website

SIG C3 – Intelligent Transport Systems

Upcoming Events

SIG C3 2021 Webinar Series- ‘Performance and behavioral analytics using mobility traces in public transport systems‘ by Dr Oded Cats (Delft University of Technology)

Human mobility has been known to exhibit some common features that extend beyond time and space. Automated fare collection (AFC) systems, in particular smart card data, passively collect data concerning individual mobility patterns. In this talk Prof Cats will provide an overview of how analysts and planners can capitalize on smart card data and showcase a series of studies ranging from delay propagation assessment and route choice estimation to user segmentation from cities in Europe and North America.

Date: Wednesday 4th August 2021

Time: 11am-12pm (Delft, GMT+2), 1 pm -2 pm (UAE, GMT+4), 7 pm – 8 pm (Brisbane, GMT +10)

Zoom Meeting ID:  873 0949 4246, Password: 068287
Zoom link

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to facilitate closer links between the research communities, institutions and practitioners working in the area of Intelligent Transport Systems to develop and exchange ideas and methodologies.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to all those who are committed to contributing to the topic. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact either of the Chairs listed below.

SIG C3 Chair- Ashish Bhaskar (Queensland University of Technology)

SIG C3 Chair- Monica Menendez (New York University in Abu Dhabi)

 

SIG C4 – Traffic Safety Analysis and Policy

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to bring together the disparate research on transport safety and promote it within the WCTRS.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to government officials, industry representatives, medical personnel, economists, psychologists, and policy oriented engineers. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact the Chair Wael Alhajayseen.

SIG C4 Chair- Wael Alhajayseen (Qatar University)

SIG C4 Co-Chair- Geetam Tiwari (Indian Institute of Technology)

SIG C4 Co-Chair- Babak Mehran (University of Manitoba)