Seminar – Microscopic Simulation for Road Traffic Operation and Safety Evaluation

December 20, 2018 10.00 - 13.30 h

On 20 December 2018, TRAIL PhD researcher Aries van Beinum will defend his PhD thesis ‘Turbulence in Traffic at Motorway Ramps and its Impact on Traffic Operations and Safety’ at Delft University of Technology. The defence is public, and you are invited to join.

Moreover, on the occasion of this public defence, TRAIL and TU Delft have set up a seminar on: ‘Microscopic simulation for road traffic operation and safety evaluation: current challenges and future opportunities’.

Our transport world is becoming more and more complex to simulate. The need for better and more sophisticated representation of the behaviour of different road users (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists), the inclusion of public transit and traffic management plans, and consideration of new emerging transport modes require continuous research in this field. Additionally, the growing motorization rates in emerging countries create new challenges in managing rapidly growing transportation systems. The speakers in this seminar will discuss the challenges and demonstrate how to simulate such complex systems.

Programme seminar
Chairwoman: Dr. ir. Haneen Farah

10.00 – 10:05    Opening and welcome
10:05 – 10:20    Ir. Johan Vos – Form Follows Function: In complex designs the testing of functionality is of major importance. But what are the tools available?
10:20 – 10:55    Prof. dr. Lily Elefteriadou – Consideration of driver behaviour in microsimulation using driver simulator observations.
10:55 – 11:30    Prof. dr. Tomer Toledo – Simulation-based evaluation and optimization of complex intersection control plans.
11:30 – 12:00    Lunch break
12:00 – 12:35    Prof. dr. Hans van Lint – OpenTrafficSim: human factors and social interactions in traffic micro-simulation.
12:35 – 13:10    Prof. dr. Constantinos. Antoniou – Catching up on reality: enhancing simulation models in a rapidly changing world.
13:10 – 13:30    Discussion

TU Delft, Library (Prometheusplein 1)


Participation is free, registration is required: click here.

Public defence Aries van Beinum
At 15:00 h the public defence starts in the Senaatszaal of the Aula.
At 14:30 h Aries will give a brief presentation about his research in the same room.

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