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MTS 2015 : Summer School on Mobility-Management, Traffic-Safety and Simulations


When Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 16, 2015
Where Hasselt
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2015

Call For Papers

The Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) of Hasselt University organizes the second Summer School on 'Mobility-Management, Traffic-Safety and Simulations (MTS) 2015'.


This Summer School will take place at:

Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek | Agoralaan Building D | 3590 Diepenbeek
from Monday July 13th till Thursday July 16th
At MTS-2015 we have added a specially focused Industrial showcasing in partnership with our Industrial partner - ABEONA bvba. For details plese see section "Industrial Showcasing".


The Summer School will feature a series of lecturers by renowned researchers in the following topics:

Mobility modeling: basic principles and tools.

Behavior modeling, activity based models (activity selection, planning, daily schedule generation)
Multi-modal trips
Modeling cooperation, cooperative scheduling (e.g. carpooling)
Traffic and transportation related models, travel demand prediction models
Simulations in practice: what conclusions can be drawn?

Special focus: Agent based modeling and simulation for mobility, travel behavior, mobility market, electro-mobility (including smart grid, etc.) and freight transport modeling.

Delimiting the domain of applicability: where can agent based modeling be useful?
Models for cooperation, mutual influence, negotiation
Computability issues, scalability
How to interpret results? What can be expected?

Big data as source for modeling.

Big data repositories
Annotation, semantic enrichment of big data
Data mining and process mining to extract information from big data
Crowd sourcing and publicly available data: pitfalss and challenges
Using data from different sources: how to align?

Road Safety

Effectiveness evaluation studies & risk modelling
Conflict observation research
Driving simulation to study the effect of infrastructural measures on driving behavior
Driving simulation to understand underlying mechanisms of dangerous or distracted driving
Driving simulation to assess and train driving behavior

Transport applications

Electric vehicles (including smart grid concepts)
Carpooling (cooperation on trip traveling)
Multi-modality and car-sharing (cooperation on resource usage)
Markets based on big data related to traffic
Business models for EV, multi-modal trips, car-sharing, carpooling
Online support systems (ride sharing advisors)
Traffic load prediction systems
Effect of EV characteristics (range anxiety, charging time, limited range) on household travel behavior

Industry Showcasing

In partnership with a young and innovative company ABEONA bvba, the summer school will provide a unique opportunity for interested attendees to experience and work with real life solution and systems. ABEONA bvba will identify key technologies and their stakeholders in the field of transportation modeling, big mobility data analytics and road safety. Representatives from exhibiting companies will exhibit their solutions and products and will answer visitors questions and inform them about the latest trends in their domains. Example exhibitors will cover the following domains:

Driving simulator platforms (small and large) for both research and training purposes.
Mobility and accessibility mobile applications developers.
Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art activity based models which simulates personal mobility patterns.
Transport related agencies and establishments.

Target audience

The Summer School is suited for senior-researchers, early-stage researchers, students, practitioners and companies working in the domain of transportation sciences, data mining, agent/activity based modeling, road safety and related topics.

Participants interested only in applications and industry trends can attend the related events in the Summer School. Academic participants will have the opportunity to get feedback on their work during the graduate symposium sessions. Participants can submit a 1 page (A4) abstract motivating the main research challenge they are addressing and stating the approach being taken. All the submitted proposals will be presented in a graduate symposium. Abstracts can be submitted during registration (in the registration form) as soon as registration will open.

Participant Certificates

Participant Certificates will be issued to all participants of the MTS 2015 Summer School.

Please email us at: for more information.

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