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  • Dear Colleagues,

    after several successful meetings around Europe the 20th  Euro Working Group on Transportation meeting comes to Budapest and will be held between 4-6 September 2017.

    The EWGT 2017 conference is organized by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). The conference will include several transportation related topics and will focus on issues of transport modeling, transport economics and policy, planning and operation, innovative solutions.

    We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers of the EWGT 2017 conference and the website of the conference:

    The deadline has been postponed to December 15th 2016.

    We are looking forward to your see you in Budapest!

    Best regards,

    Domokos Esztergár-Kiss (Conference Chairman) 

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
    Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering
    Hungary, 1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3.
  • Research Training Group (RTG) „SocialCars – cooperative, (de-)centralized traffic management“

    jointly hosted at Technischen Universität Braunschweig,  Technischen Universität Clausthal and Leibniz Universität Hannover

    The RTG SocialCars funded by the DFG is a joint collaborative program involving six interdisciplinary research groups representing the areas of traffic planning, traffic psychology, computer science, business information systems, communications technology, and geodetic science / geo-informatics.

    The focus of SocialCars is on significantly improving future urban road traffic, through cooperative approaches. „How can individual travelers make optimal use of the transport infrastructure, so that safety is increased and congestion and pollution are reduced?“ is the key question. SocialCars aims to answer this question by investigating the interaction between centralized (system-optimal) management and decentralized (user-optimal) decisions of traffic participants.

    A detailed description of the PhD projects, a list of supervisors as well as further information regarding the application process is available at our website.


    ·         Carry out research with emphasis on PhD project;

    ·         Participate in qualification and study program of the RTG;

    ·         Publish scientific papers;

    ·         Present your research results at national and international conferences;

    ·         Enjoy systematic individual supervision and mentoring throughout the doctoral work.

    We expect:

    ·         An outstanding Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering field;

    ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

    ·         Willingness to learn the German language;

    ·         Additional, disciplinary requirements are related to the different topics of PhD projects.

    General Conditions:

    ·         Tenable for three years from April 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

    ·         Salary: E 13 TV-L (German public service salary scale), full time

    ·         Working location will be partly at the hosting institute and partly at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) in Braunschweig

    ·         We specifically encourage applications by qualified female researchers;

    ·         Applications of disabled persons with corresponding aptitude for the positions will be prioritized.

    Applications in German or English language should be submitted by email (one pdf document) to  until January 02, 2017, they should include:

    ·         Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Full academic record (Certificates + Transcript of record)

    ·         Research Proposal (max. 5000 characters incl. spaces) motivating your specific interest in the RTG, highlighting your personal interest and strengths for a specific PhD topic, as well as initial research ideas concerning this topic

    ·         Completed application form

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an applicant’s workshop on February 02, 2017 in Hanover.


  • The Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications Committee (ABJ70) of the TRB has planned a Fall Webinar Series of the "2016 Kikuchi-Karlaftis Best Paper Award Candidates". Following is the schedule and the registration links. Please feel free to circulate this information. Thank you

    Tuesday, November 29th - Registration Link: 

    1. First Presentation, 4:00 – 4:45 pm EST: Diagnosis and Prediction of Traffic Congestion on Urban Road Networks Using Bayesian Networks by Jiwon Kim, from The University of Queensland, Australia
    2. Second Presentation 4:45 – 5:30 pm EST: Temporal Tracking of Congested Partitions in Dynamic Urban Road Networks by Tarique Anwar from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

     Friday, December 2nd - Registration Link: 

    1. First Presentation, 11:00 – 11:45 am EST: A Hazard-based Model for Estimation of Congestion Duration in Urban Rail Transit Considering Loss Minimization by Zhuangbin Shi from Southeast University, China
    2. Second Presentation 11:45 am – 12:30 pm EST: A Non-homogeneous Time Mixed Integer LP Formulation for Traffic Signal Control by Iain Guilliard from the National ICT Australia (NICTA)

    Tuesday, December 6th - Registration Link: 

    1. First Presentation, 4:00 – 4:45 pm EST: Estimate Link Speed Distribution from Probe Vehicle Data by Zhang(Gabriel) Li from, USA
    2. Second Presentation 4:45 – 5:30 pm EST: Comparison of Supervised Classification Techniques for Vision-Based Pavement Crack Detection by Dr. Soroush Mokhtari from the University of Central Florida, USA

     Friday, December 9th - Registration Link: 

    1. First Presentation, 11:00 – 11:45 am EST: A Fuzzy C-Means Image Segmentation Approach for Axle-based Vehicle Classification by Dr. Heng Wei from the University of Cincinnati, USA
    2. Second Presentation 11:45 am – 12:30 pm EST: A GA-Based Approach For Optimal Deployment of Road Side Units in Connected/Automated Vehicle Environments” by Dr. Osama Osman from Louisiana State University, USA

     Yours sincerely,

    TRB's Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications Committee, ABJ70 

  • 30th September 2016

    The EURO Winter Institute on “Methods and Models in Transportation Problems” will take place in Bressanone, Italy, from the 14th to the 23rd of February 2017. The event will be hosted by University of Padova and is organized by Euro Working Group on Transportation, under the patronage and sponsorship of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). It aims at gathering early stage researchers will establish a network of outstanding people who hopefully will continue to work together in the future.

    The course will be composed by morning lectures and afternoon workshops and tutorials.

    Applicants must have a single-authored or co-authored paper in the selected field, which has not yet been published, nor accepted for publication. 

    Joint cultural and outdoors activities are also planned.

    To apply to the EWI have to submit their curriculum vitae, their paper together with a motivation statement to the Scientific Committee of the EWI. 

    The official language is English.

    Scheduled deadline for application has been postponed to 15th October 2016.

    For detailed information visit the 2017 WI-EWGT page.

    EWGT Coordinator

  • Dear Friends,

    on behalf of the Board of the EWGT and of our community I'm pleased to convey heartfelt thanks to the participants to the EWGT2016 for attending and contributing to the Conference.

    We have also to warmly thank the members of the local Organizing Committee, Hilmi Berk Celikoglu, Abdullah Hilmi Lav, Mehmet Ali Silgu, Koray Gelmez, the undergraduate students of ITU Industrial Product Design Department and the Graduate students of ITU Civil Engineering Department. All of us have appreciated very much their great and efficient efforts in realizing a successful event both from the scientific and social point of view. Thank you very much…

    I think we can claim without any doubts that the level of the works presented in these days has been very good; many subjects have been debated in a profitable way. We have to give our thanks to the authors and also to all the reviewers that have contributed for selecting a so good set of works.

    We have also to thank the keynote speakers Peter Wagner, Jaume Barcelo and Mohamed Abdel-Aty for their great contribution to the Conference.

    See you in Budapest next year…..

    Warms regards,

    Riccardo Rossi

  • EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) seeks to fill a new Faculty position in Transportation Systems.

    Follow this link for detailed information:

    Prof. Michel Bierlaire

    Director of TRANSP-OR Lab

    Email : 

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  • The Group was founded in July 1991 in Cetraro (Italy) during the 7th Euro Summer Institute on Urban Traffic Management. This name was changed during the EURO Conference in Glasgow in July 1994 to Transportation, in order to extend the topics addressed and to involve more people in participation.

    EWGT main targets concern providing a forum to share research information and experience, encouraging joint research and the development of both theoretical methods and applications, promoting cooperation among the many institutions and organisations which are leaders at national level in the field of transportation, traffic and logistics.

    Since the foundation of the Working Group, the Coordinator has been Prof. Maurizio Bielli, from National Research Council of Italy. Since September 2011 the Coordinator is Prof. Riccardo Rossi from Padua University, Italy.

    The 1st Meeting of the EWGT was held in Landshut, Germany, 1-3 October 1992, organized by Prof. Markos Papageorgiou. Next Meetings were held in different European cities, i.e. Paris, Barcelona, Newcastle upon Tyne, Goteborg, Helsinki, Budva, Rome, Bari, Poznan, Ischia, Padova, Poznan, Paris, Porto and Sevilla.

    Moreover, we usually give our sponsorship and cooperation to the most relevant events on transportation (such as Tristan and Odysseus). For example we organized Tristan II Conference held in Capri Island, Italy, in the 1994 year, probably the most exciting and great event people can remember.

    From the education point of view, we started our activity with the organization of the Summer School on Urban Traffic Management in 1991 in a wonderful seaside place in South Italy, where several young researchers presented their first contributions and several academic professors gave lessons and reviews on classical traffic and transport topics.

    We supported as well the Course on Advanced Methods for Planning and Management of Transportation Networks, held in Capri Island, Italy, in the 1999 year. Moreover, we organized a Short Course for young researchers during the EWGT Meeting in Bari, 2006.

    We have also to remark the organization by Prof. Markos Papageorgiou of the Short Courses on Dynamic traffic flow modelling and control, held in Chania, Greece, for many years.

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