2020 TRAIL International PhD Summer School on Automated Driving

Aim of the summer school
This summer school offers PhD students a multidisciplinary basis of knowledge and skills to understand the development and impacts of automated driving. These basis enables the PhD student to choose future research directions, better explain her/his research to colleagues and peers, as well as understand the research approaches and outcomes of her/his colleagues.

Date: Wednesday 24 June – Friday 26 June 2020

Location: Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Organized by: Research School for TRansport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TRAIL)

Target group: International PhD students, both TRAIL and non-TRAIL members

Credits: 1 ECTS

Costs: €750  for non-TRAIL members; free for TRAIL members
Special discount: TRAIL PhD Summer School on Automated Driving + IEEE Forum on Intelligent and Sustainable Transportation Systems  = €1000

How to apply?
– Submit your application with a short CV & letter of motivation before 1 May 2020 – CLICK HERE
– The course managers will select and inform a maximum of 25 candidates by 15 May 2020

Course managers: Prof. Bart van Arem & Dr. Goncalo Correia

Lecturers: Prof. Bart van Arem (TU Delft), Dr. Goncalo Correia (TU Delft), Dr. Niels Agatz (EUR), Tom Alkim MSc (European Commission), Dr. Haneen Farah (TU Delft), Prof. Kara Kockelman (UTexas), Robert Lohman MSc (2GetThere), Prof. Vincent Marchau (TU Delft/Radboud University), Margriet van Schijndel-de Nooij MSc (TU Eindhoven)

For whom is the summer school intended?
Participation is open for national and international PhD-students that are either performing research in the domain of automated driving or are interested in exploring this topic for their research.

Who is organizing this summer school?
The summer school is organized by TRAIL: the Dutch research school in the area of Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TIL), supported by 6 universities. Its main objective is to provide high quality training and education for PhD students in the TIL domain.
The summer school is organized in collaboration with the Spatial and Transport impacts of Automated Driving (STAD) project, funded by the Smart Urban Regions of the Future program of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. There is also support from the hEAT Lab (research on Electric and Automated Transport) from the Department of Transport & Planning of the TU Delft: https://www.tudelft.nl/citg/heat-lab/)

Setup of the summer school
This summer school will involve a mix of lectures, interactive sessions and field trips. The lectures will be given by top-scientists from different disciplines within TRAIL. Interactive sessions with intensive feedback from scientists and from fellow PhD students will be dedicated to the application of the theory to specific cases. A certificate of 1 ECTS will be provided upon successful completion

In short, the (provisional) program of the summer school is as follows:

  • Wednesday 24 June 2020: Welcome by TRAIL, Introduction to Automated Driving (Bart van Arem), International developments on Automated Driving (Margriet van Schijndel-de Nooij), Impacts of Automated Driving (Bart van Arem), Automated Driving Policymaking (Vincent Marchau), Dinner
  • Thursday 25 June 2020: Human factors: acceptance, behavioural adaptation, control transitions (Haneen Farah) Public transport and automated driving, field trip (Goncalo Correia, Robert Lohman)
  • Friday 26 June 2020: Automated driving and freight transport (Niels Agatz); EU developments (Tom Alkim); Preparing a nation for automated vehicles (Kara Kockelman, Goncalo Correia)

During this summer school you will learn from, and work under the supervision of top scientists in the domain of Automated Driving. This gives you the opportunity to make a major step forward in your research. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to extend your network and set-up new research contacts.

Registration: 1 May 2020
Admittance: 15 May 2020

Meals and accommodation
The participation fee includes coffee & tea, lunches (Wednesday- Friday) and a dinner on Wednesday. Travel expenses and hotel accommodation are not included.

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