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13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Madeira Island, Portugal, 19 – 22 September 2010

On the Way to Intelligent Sustainable Mobility


We are proud to offer the following workshop events at the 2010 Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference:

  • W-1: Emergent Cooperative Technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems;
  • W-2: Traffic Behavior, Modeling and Optimization;
  • W-3: Artificial Transportation Systems and Simulation (ATSS'2010).

The workshops will de held on the 19th of September at the main conference venue with the following tentative template schedule:

9:00-10:30 Technical Session*

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Technical Session*

12:30-14:00 Lunch (NOT PROVIDED)

14:00-15:30 Technical Session*

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Technical Session*

* depending on the specific workshop, the Technical Session might be Regular Paper presentations in 20 minute slots; Keynote/invited talks; Panel discussion or even a Poster Session. Poster sessions can partially overlap with coffee breaks.

Please see below for a detailed description of the workshops.


1. Workshop on "Emergent Cooperative Technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems"
Workshop website:

Duration: 09:00-17:30
Location: Nautilus I

Miguel Ángel Sotelo, University of Alcalá, Spain (
Urbano Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal (
Ljubo Vlacic, Griffith University, Australia (
Hans Van Lint, TU Delft, The Netherlands (

Abstract: Transport accounts for 30% of total energy consumption in western countries. While some governments are currently negotiating with the automotive industry on how to reach an average CO2 emission of 120g/km for the new cars fleet by 2012, ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) technologies offer a new, complementary way of reducing CO2 emissions and increasing safety of the whole transportation system. This includes dynamic transport management and control strategies involving multiple interactions with vehicles. The objective of this workshop is to disseminate the best research results from cross-disciplinary researchers working on Emergent Cooperative Technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems.

This Workshop is soliciting contributions on Emergent Cooperative Technologies in ITS. Papers with the following emphases are particularly welcome:
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Cooperative Systems;
- Floating Car Data Providing in ITS;
- Cooperative Traffic Control and Management Systems;
- Large Scale Traffic Management;
- Simulation and Models;
- Energy-Efficient Intelligent Infrastructure;
- New Mobility Concepts;
- Eco-driving;
- Intelligent Devices for Cooperative Navigation.

2. Workshop on "Traffic Behavior, Modeling and Optimization"
Workshop website:

Duration: 09:00-17:30
Location: Buzios II

Manuel J. Galán Moreno, Department of Mathematics, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (
Javier J. Sánchez Medina, CICEI, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (

Abstract: Traffic management has become a key quality of life issue for national, state and local authorities across the world. The energy, environmental and economic crises that many of our citizens are experiencing is motivating the scientific community to engage in research aimed at addressing the negative impacts of traffic congestion towards achieving sustainable mobility goals. In addition, roads safety is also a priority issue. Every year thousands die in the roads, and there are many public institutions funding research projects in order to reduce that numbers. In this context multiple research groups are exploring different approaches aiming at a better understanding of driver behavior, the resulting traffic dynamics, and on strategies to improve the efficiency of the roadway infrastructure for all its users, be it drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or transit riders. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, mainly from academia, in an open and informal environment, in order to share results, to discuss solutions and to plan for and be aware of future research initiatives.

The workshop will consist of invited talks and paper presentations. Interested authors are welcome to submit their contributions. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Traffic Simulation;
- Intelligent Transportation Systems;
- Traffic Flow Optimization;
- Traffic Behavior Modeling;
- Dynamic Traffic Control;
- Traffic vs. Environmental Issues;
- Traffic Logistics Optimization;
- Artificial Intelligence Methods for analysis of and solutions to the traffic problem;
- Urban Planning toward Sustainable Mobility;
- Pedestrian and Crowd Simulation;
- Advanced Public Transportation Systems.

3. Workshop on "Artificial Transportation Systems and Simulation (ATSS'2010)"
Workshop website:

Duration: 09:00-17:30
Location: Buzios I

Rosaldo Rossetti, University of Porto, Portugal (
Henry Liu, University of Minnesota, USA (
Shuming Tang, Shandong Academy of Sciences, China (

Abstract: The aim of the ATSS Workshop series is to foster the discussion on issues concerning the development of Artificial Transportation Systems and Simulation as a means to devise, test and validate ITS-based technologies. With the ability to integrate different transportation models and solutions in a virtual environment, ATSS serve as an aid to support decisions made by engineers and practitioners in a controlled and safe manner. They also provide a natural ground where new approaches can be experimented while avoiding natural drawbacks of dealing directly with real critical domains, such as ITS. On the basis of theories and methodologies borrowed from a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as the Social Sciences, Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Multi-agent Systems, Virtual Reality and many others, many important issues arise which challenge and motivate many researchers and practitioners from multidisciplinary fields, as well as different technical and scientific communities.

Topics of interest to the workshop include (but are not limited to):
(1) Agent-based modelling and simulation;
(2) Real agent architectures;
(3) Hardware and software-in-the-loop simulation;
(4) Agent-human interactions;
(5) Environment modelling and interaction protocols;
(6) Learning and adaptation;
(7) Collaboration, cooperation, competition, coalitions in traffic and transportation models;
(8) Social and emergent behaviour in MAS-T (multi-agent systems applied to traffic and transport);
(9) Large scale simulation of agent-based microscopic traffic models;
(10) Calibration and validation of agent-based models for traffic and transportation.

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