The 2nd Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems (MFTS2018) will be hosted by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra (Italy).
On two days, 11 and 12 June 2018, representatives of policy, industry and science will discuss the latest advances in the field of traffic management.
MFTS2018 aims to give answers to
- How to address challenges of current and future traffic management
- How connectivity and automation can support an enhanced traffic management in the future
- Options for a future enhanced traffic management: centralized vs. decentralised
- Steven Shladover, California PATH Program Manager. University of California, Berkeley
- Dirk Helbing, Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences. ETH Zurich
- Umberto Fugiglando, Senseable City Lab. Massachussets Institute of Technology
A number of selected speakers will provide key contributions in the form of presentations/posters.
After the selection process for abstracts, the following draft programme has been drafted.
Call for abstracts
Presenters will be selected on the basis of the information provided in the abstracts submitted.
Please submit your abstract to JRC-MFTSfirstname.lastname@example.org
- using the provided template
- clearly formulate your main messages
- have at least 250 words but no more than 1000 words
- can contain figures, tables and references
(Please replace content in the example abstract with your own contribution)
Change of deadline: the new deadline for submission of abstracts is now 28 February 2018.
Selected presenter will be informed by 30 March 2018.
A book of abstracts will be edited and published as European Commission Report after the MFTS2018.
Additionally, presenters will be offered the possibility of submitting a journal version of their contribution to a special issue on management of future motorway and urban traffic systems in a specialised journal.
Venue and travel information
Joint Research Centre
Via E. Fermi 2479
I – 21027 Ispra (Varese)
Transport from the main transportation hubs (Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan Linate Airport, Lugano Airport, Milan Central Station and Lugano Railway Station) to the MFTS2018 venue will be provided.
Also the transport from/to the hotel and the dinner location will be provided.
Contact and committees
For any questions, abstracts submission and registrations, please mail to JRC-MFTSemail@example.com.
The organising committee is responsible for the overall organisation of the event.
The scientific committee supports the organising committee in the selection of the scientific topics, key-note speakers and the presenters based on the abstract submitted.
The MFTS2018 will focus on future traffic management systems, covering the subjects of traffic control, estimation, and modelling of motorway and urban networks, with particular emphasis on the presence of advanced vehicle communication and automation technologies.
As connectivity and automation are being progressively introduced in our transport and mobility systems, there is indeed a growing need to understand the implications and opportunities for an enhanced traffic management as well as to identify innovative ways and tools to optimise traffic efficiency.
In particular the debate on centralized versus decentralized traffic management in the presence of connected and automated vehicles has started attracting the attention of the research community.
In this context, the MFTS2018 will provide a remarkable opportunity to share novel ideas and discuss future research directions.
The MFTS2018 will be the second of a series initiated in Chania in 2016, in the framework of the ERC grant TRAMAN21.
It intends to give continuation to the topics that were discussed at the former event and specifically recognise the opportunities for enhanced traffic management approaches on the basis of advanced communication and automation technologies.
The organisation of the MFTS2018 is coordinated with the organisation of the 15th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems ( event to be held on June 6-8, 2018 in Savona, IT).
What we do
The r-evolution of driving: from Connected Vehicles to Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART): Part I: Framework for a safe & efficient Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) system (PDF)