Call for Abstracts: Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, September 30-October 2, 2013
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Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations
September 30-October 2, 2013
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Center
Conference Website: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/abmconf/index.html
-Call for Abstracts-
(Qualified papers will be published in a special issue of Transportation Journal: Part C)
The Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations provides an international forum on the latest technical developments and research in the field of transportation planning and operations using agent-based approaches. Researchers, academicians, practitioners, and industry and government agencies are invited to this conference to discuss their research and applications pertaining to agent-based modeling in transportation planning and operations. The conference is supported by the Mid-Atlantic University Transportation Center Program and by Virginia Tech.
The conference has the following objectives:
- Present the current state of the art/science in agent-based modeling in transportation.
- Provide the lessons learned from the current research efforts in this field.
- Define where the future lies in this type of modeling effort and what steps and research agendas need to be taken to ensure its success.
Topics of interest in agent-based modeling include but are not limited to:
- Developing the daily activities of travelers
- Spatial markets simulations (housing, demographics, firm-graphics)
- Routing of travelers in a dynamic traffic simulation
- Large scale microscopic traffic simulations
- Impact of hybrid and plug-in-electric vehicles on mode choice and transportation system performance.
- Integrated Transportation Planning and Operations Applications
- Traveler willingness to pay for toll roads/HOT lanes
- Evacuation planning and emergency management
- Acceleration and braking behaviors of individual drivers
- Car following and lane changing behaviors in traffic models
- Aggressive vs. defensive drivers in the context of eco-driving
- Driver behavior in the environment of co-operative vehicle-highway systems
- Modeling heterogeneous vehicle to vehicle networks including driverless fleets
- Applications in freight transportation modeling
Submission Guidelines, Important dates, and Registration
The submitted abstracts should be between 1,000 words and 2,500 words in length. Authors should submit their contributions electronically in PDF format at:
Technical questions regarding abstracts should be directed to
Dr. Antoine Hobeika, Conference Chair
Submission process and registration questions should be directed to:
Continuing and Professional Education
The important dates for submission are:
- Abstract submission is due on : March 8, 2013
- Notification of acceptance : May 24, 2013
- Final revised submission : August 2, 2013
Please visit the following website to register: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/abmconf/registration.html
Proceedings and Publications
All abstracts accepted for the conference will be included in the conference proceedings that will be compiled on a flash drive and be given to all participants at the time of registration.
Authors of selective outstanding abstracts will be asked to submit full papers to be considered for publication in the special issue of Transportation Research: Part C dedicated for this conference. In preparing their final manuscript, invited authors should follow the paper submittal guidelines for the Transportation Research: Part C.
The chief editor of this special issue of Transportation Research-C is Lei Zhang from University of Maryland. The co-editors are: Hesham Rakha from Virginia Tech, Monty Abbas from Virginia Tech, and Eric Miller from University of Toronto.
I) Conference Chairmen:
Antoine G. Hobeika, Dept. of CEE, Virginia Tech
Hesham Rakha, Dept. of CEE/VTTI, Virginia Tech
II) Organizing Committee
Ihab El-Shawarby, Virginia Tech
David Roden, AECOM Inc.
Hubert Ley, Argonne National Laboratory
Lei Zhang, University of Maryland
Brian Park, University of Virginia
Mansoureh Jehani, Morgan State University
Venky Shankar, Penn State University
Laurence R. Rilett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Eric J. Miller, University of Toronto, Canada
Kai Nagel, Technical University of Berlin, Germany