Analytical Methods for Traffic Models for Calibration and Validation
AHB45 - Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics
ABJ80 - Statistical Methods
Over the past few decades, a lot of research activity has been devoted on the development of traffic simulation models, which have, at the same time, seen extensive use in the commercial sector. These models are often complex systems of components with many diverse types of inputs and parameters. Calibration and validation are key components of development and application of these models and this has been the focus of the recent EU MULTITUDE project. After a long period of ad-hoc and heuristic calibration efforts, rigorous mathematical and statistical methods are becoming the state of the practice for simulation studies. Furthermore, recent advances in algorithms and statistical procedures may support improvements in the calibration and validation procedures. These novel analytical methods and tools can now handle more complex and dynamic problems, and allow researchers to account for many anomalies in the data such that the outcomes are more efficient, robust, and precise.The objective of this call for papers is to present the state-of-the-art in analytical techniques that have already demonstrated the impact on the field of traffic model calibration and validation, or are emerging approaches that have promise for wide-spread use.Papers on all aspects of calibration, validation and sensitivity analysis of traffic simulation models are suitable for this session, including but not limited to:* Algorithms and methodological framework development;* Demand and supply calibration and validation;* Case studies and applications.Please indicate "AHB45/ABJ80" on the Submission Review form to indicate that the paper is being submitted in response to this call for papers. In addition, authors who have submitted papers are requested to email the paper number and title to each of the session coordinators by August 4, 2012.Session coordinators:Vincenzo Punzo, AHB45 and MULTITUDESenior Researcher, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.firstname.lastname@example.orgMark Brackstone, MULTITUDE and friend of AHB45,Consultant, IOMI, Southampton, U.K.email@example.comLinda Ng Boyle, Chair, ABJ80Associate Professor, University of Washingtonlinda@u.washington.eduGeorge List, Chair, Chair, AHB45(1)Professor North Carolina State University firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations and Traffic Management
Planning and Forecasting
Authors interested in submitting papers are advised to visit www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting and review the Information for Authors. Authors submitting papers in response to this Call for Papers should submit full papers for peer review to the Transportation Research Board online at www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting. This paper submission is open from June 1 to August 1. Please show the sponsoring committee name or the Call for Papers title on the papers submission form. Please contact the Call for Papers organizer if you are submitting a paper or need additional information.
Paper Submission Requirements
TRB has a single paper submittal deadline for the Annual Meeting. Papers must be in PDF format and submitted by August 1. The paper submission website will close when it is no longer August 1 anywhere in the world. Also, authors are asked to add line numbering to their papers in their word-processing program (starting with number one on each page) prior to converting to PDF to facilitate the review process. TRB recommends that authors submit their papers well before the deadline to avoid last minute complications and delays.
Vincenzo Punzo (email@example.com)
Call For Papers · TRB 92nd Annual Meeting · January 13-17, 2013