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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:


    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.
  • ********************* Last Chance to Register ******************************


    T echnical University of C rete

    D ynamic Systems and Simulation L aboratory

    Chania 73100, Greece




    12th Short Course 2016






    Lecturer: Prof. Markos Papageorgiou

    Date: 14-18 November 2016

    Location: Chania (Crete), Greece

    Fee: 1.700 € (for graduate students: 1.300 €)

    (20% reduction is granted in case of more than one participation from the same institution)






    The design, analysis, and evaluation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) requires good knowledge of traffic flow modelling and control techniques as well as of powerful methodologies from the areas of optimisation, control, networks and dynamic systems. The purpose of the intensive 5-day course is to cover the basic theory, methods and tools necessary for efficient design and evaluation of ITS on road and freeway networks. After a basic introduction to dynamic systems and control, the course continues with traffic flow modelling and validation issues, the modelling of traffic networks, dynamic traffic assignment and simulation tools. Measurement devices and estimation problems in traffic networks, including automatic incident detection and OD estimation, are presented and discussed. The state-of-the-art techniques in freeway traffic control, road traffic control and integrated traffic control, employing ramp metering, signal control, variable speed limits and route guidance, along with several field-implemented case studies are presented. Future prospects and challenges related to emerging vehicle automation and communication systems are discussed. Brief accounts of some optimisation, control and estimation techniques are provided. Some 50 exercises are used for consolidation of the provided knowledge. Extensive written materials, including all transparency copies, are handed out.

    Who Should Attend


    Graduate students, faculty members, engineers, researchers, consultants, and government employees who are interested in improving their understanding of advanced traffic flow modelling and control tools and in becoming familiar with their application in ITS.


    Please forward the information about the Short Course to any of your colleagues who may be interested.


    For more information


    For more information (Detailed Course Contents, About the Lecturer, Registration Form, Location, Accommodation, Evaluation of Previous Courses), please read the detailed file: or email   or contact:



    Prof. Markos Papageorgiou
    Dynamic Systems & Simulation Laboratory
    University Campus
    GR-73100 Chania, GREECE
    Tel: +30-28210-37240
    Fax: +30-28210-37584/69410

  • 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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