Cutting-edge researches in traffic simulation

forsterforest080200049.jpgIn recent years, the transport simulation of large road networks has become far more rapid and detailed, and many exciting developments in this field have emerged. Transport simulation has broadened from the simulation of automobiles to include pedestrian and rail elements. Advances in transport simulation and the evolving Intelligent Transport System (ITS) are leading to new applications, such as the linking of driving simulators with traffic simulation to give a more realistic environment of driver behaviour surrounding the subject vehicles.

To provide a forum for researchers who are engaged in cutting-edge research in transport simulation would gather from all over the world, the inaugural International Symposium on Transport Simulation (ISTS02) was held in Yokohama, Japan in 2002. There, experts could present their results, discuss research issues and identify future directions of development. Selected papers from ISTS02 were published in Simulation approaches in transportation analysis – Recent advances and challenges, edited by R. Kitamura and M. Kuwahara.

Following the success of ISTS02, the second International Symposium on Transport Simulation (ISTS06) was held in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2006. A total of 80 abstracts were received and 43 papers were accepted for presentation, in addition to the four invited speakers. This present book contains a selection of the papers presented at the symposium; each has been reviewed, revised and updated.

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Les auteurs :

Edward Chung received his PhD in Traffic Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 1993. From 1994 to 2002, he worked as a senior scientist at ARRB Transport Research and later as Manager of infrastructure analysis and modelling at the Victorian Department of Infrastructure in Australia. In 2002, he joined the Centre for Collaborative Research of the University of Tokyo as Visiting Professor and was appointed to Adjunct Professor at Collaborative Research Centre for Advanced Mobility (ITS Centre), University of Tokyo in 2005. At present, Dr. Chung works in the Traffic Facilities Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

André-Gilles Dumont received his Diploma as Civil Engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 1977. In 1991 he was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering at EPFL where he directed the Laboratory of Traffic Facilities. He teaches and conducts research in three domains: road design and telematics, pavement design and road maintenance.

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