'Workshop on technologies for the organisation, adaptation and simulation of transportation systems', Lyon, France
2012-09-14 The 'Workshop on technologies for the organisation, adaptation and simulation of transportation systems' will take place on 14 September in Lyon, France.
There are many examples of the increasing mobility of people and goods around the globe, from everyday commuting to holiday trips, consumer goods, among many others. All this travel can be made by many different means of transport, each of which has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
As a consequence, the management of the transportation system as a whole has become a very complex task. It now requires a better knowledge of users' travels and behaviours as well as their interactions with their environment. To carry out this work, modeling methods and simulation tools are playing an increasingly importance for infrastructure design, network operation and new mobile services.
Self-adaptive and self-organising systems could offer some solutions. Self-adaptation allows transportation systems to continuously adapt and cope with the dynamism of an environment. Self-organising systems let different actors organise themselves, trying to achieve their goals without the need of a central authority forcing them to adopt a given behaviour.
The workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in order to discuss how methods and tools can be used for ground transportation applications.
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