The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising the 2nd Symposium on Management of Future motorway and urban Traffic System (MFTS), which will be held in Ispra, Italy, at the premises of the JRC, on 11th and 12th June 2018.
The Symposium 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 Symposium will provide a remarkable opportunity to share novel ideas and discuss future research directions.
The Symposium will adopt a threefold perspective, representing the views and activities of the Policy, Industry and Research / Academia sectors. One of the Symposium days will be a “Science-meets-policy-and-industry day”, which will foster exchanges between European policy makers, local authorities, researchers and industrial partners dealing with transport connectivity and automation. The other Symposium day will be dedicated to science and to uncovering up-to-date contributions from the scientific community on core subjects of the Symposium.
MFTS 2018 is open for participation to researchers and academics; transport infrastructure managers and owners; traffic operation managers, road transport operators; industry, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers; public authorities, governmental bodies; non-governmental organisations; and other road transport stakeholders.
Registration is free of charge and includes access to all symposium sessions, symposium material, lunches, coffee breaks and transport arrangements. For questions, abstracts submission and registrations, please contact: JRC-MFTSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
A call for abstracts will be launched at the end of 2017. For more information, as the event approaches, keep an eye on the TM 2.0 website.