URBAN TRAFFIC MODELING

AND CONTROL

(4 - 8 September 2018)

                                       

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COURSE COORDINATOR

COURSE COORDINATOR

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Maurya

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,

IIT Guwahati, Assam 781039, INDIA

Dr. Rajan Choudhary

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,

IIT Guwahati, Assam 781039, INDIA

Overview:

Social and economic development of any country is closely tied to the efficiency of its transportation systems. The fast pace of growth of vehicle ownership as well as rapid urbanization experienced in many parts of India has caused significant deterioration in mobility in the recent past. Urban congestion also has impacts by way of massive costs in energy usage, loss of productivity from delays, and deleterious environmental effects from vehicle emissions. Controlling vehicle movements with a proper understanding of the fundamentals of traffic behavior as well as the region-specific characteristics is thus important, underscoring the urgent need to produce more experts on the topic.

 

Traffic modeling and control have had several decades of history around the world, though it is not sufficiently well-understood and practiced in many cities and townships in India, outside of the larger metro areas where rapid developments have happened in the past two decades. Though many Indian universities lately produce graduates who are well-versed in transportation planning, expertise in traffic control still requires a certain level of maturation nation-wide.  This is particularly so, when it comes to the detection of traffic state in the networks, and use of real-time information, including the use of applications and other facilities possible via smart phone communication that is prevalent in India. Thus it is timely that policy-makers, professionals, academics and students of transportation systems are exposed to the fundamentals of traffic behaviors and control within a more information-rich environment that is increasingly available now.

Internationally acclaimed academicians, researchers and practitioners with proven knowledge, experience, and demonstrable ability in teaching, consultancy, research, and training in the field of Traffic Flow Modeling will deliver lectures and discuss potential research problems in the course.