Smart-City-Driven Traffic Information Technology and Control Engineering Discipline Development Forum

Driven by technological innovations in response to Smart City challenges, connected and autonomous vehicles technologies, relevant data analytics and traffic network resilience, traffic information engineering and control disciplines have developed rapidly in the past decade. In responding to the subsequent challenges, the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) Technical Committee on Traffic Operations and ITS (COTA-TC01) has decided to set up the Traffic Information Engineering and Control Forum series in conjunction with the COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP). The first meeting of the Forum series will be held on July 8, during the CICTP 2016inShanghai, jointly hosted and organized by Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) and COTA. This Forum will serve as a major platform to facilitate the interactive discussion and exchange of research ideas and technology development, encourage multi-dimension collaborations and knowledge sharing, and enhance research, education, and outreach activities in transportation information and control disciplines.

Moderator: Dr. Yinhai Wang, Professor, University of Washington
8:00 – 12:00 AM, Friday, July 8, 2016
Grand Ballroom 3 Crowne Plaza Hotel

Proposed Agenda:
Opening Remarks
Dr. Yinhai Wang, Professor, University of Washington
8:00 – 8:15
Dr. Heng Wei, Forum Organizing Committee Chair, Professor, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Jizhen Guan, Forum Advisory Committee Chair, Deputy Secretary-General of ITS China, Chief Technology Officer at China ITS (Holdings) Co., Ltd.
Session I: “Thirteen five” scientific and technological innovation in transportation
Moderator: Dr. Xiaoguang Yang, Professor, Tongji University
8:15 – 8:30
Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration Facilitated by Traffic Information Dissemination
Dr. Yunpeng Wang, Professor, Beihang University
8:30 – 8:45
Major Technical Challenges in Traffic Engineering Driven by Smart City Innovation
Dr. Xiangmo Zhao, Professor, Chang’an University
Open Discussion
Session II: Multi-source traffic information fusion and sharing for enhanced traffic control and management
Moderator: Dr. Hongzhi Guan, Professor, Beijing University of Technology
9:05 – 9:25
ITS Sensor Data Collection, Processing, and Sharing
Dr. Zhi Yu, Professor, Sun Yat-sen Universitya
9:20 – 9:35
Smart City-enabled Traffic Safety and Security Challenges
Mr. Changjun Wang, Director, Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security
9:35 – 10:00
Open Discussion
10:00 – 10:15
Coffee/Tea Break
Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Drs. Wanjing Ma, Zhijun Qiu, Xiaofeng Chen, and Guohui Zhang
10:15 – 11:45
Participants: Domestic and international experts and scholars, department heads, chairmen, and leaders from the relevant research institutes and universities
Discussion Topics:
  1. Connected vehicle-based information sharing and control coordination: technology innovation and education integration
  2. Big data initiative-driven traffic information sharing and knowledge extraction: the strength and weakness of the existing traffic information engineering and control discipline to lead this effort
  3. The opportunities and challenges of traffic information engineering and control discipline growth under smart city initiatives:
  • Opportunities and collaborations for NSFC application
  • Enhanced scholarship and achievement recognition by the top journals
  • In-depth control discipline collaboration, resources sharing, and education

11:45 – 12:00
Closing Remarks

Dr. Yu Zhang, COTA President, Associate Professor, University of South Florida

Dr. Dianhai Wang, Professor, Zhejiang University

Transportation Practitioner Forum - Case Studies of Intersection Safety Improvements

Moderator: Dr. Jianming Ma, Transportation Engineer, TxDOT, USA
14:00 – 18:00 PM, Friday, July 8, 2016
Grand Ballroom 3 Crowne Plaza Hotel

Proposed Agenda:
Opening Remark
Dr. Hongbo Qian, College of Transport & Communications, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Session I: Case Studies and Analysis of the Intersection Safety Improvements
Moderator: Dr. Jianming Ma, Transportation Engineer, TxDOT, USA
14:10 - 14:30
Multi-leg Intersection Safety and Control Design
Dr. Haipeng Shao, Professor, Chang’an University, Xian, Shanxi, China
14:30 - 14:50
Innovative Intersection Safety Improvements for Two-Lane Rural Highways
Dr. Jianming Ma, TxDOT, USA
14:50 - 15:10
Effects of Traffic Control Devices on Driving Behavior: Driving Simulator Study
Dr. Xiaohua Zhao, Professor, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
15:10 - 15:30
High Risk Location Identification and Improvement in Shanghai
Dr. Xuesong Wang, Professor, Tongji University, Shang, China
15:30 – 15:50
Factors Analysis and Improvement Study on Red Light Violation
Dr. Hongbo Qian, Professor, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
15:50 – 16:10
Intersection Safety Improvement Practices in Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Mr. Kyle Liang, Montgomery Co. MD, USA
16:10 – 16:30
16:30 – 16:50
Tea/Coffee Break
Session II (Panel Discussion): How do We Review and Improve Intersection operations and safety in China? – Perspectives from Inside and Outside China
Moderator: Mr. Kyle Liang, Montgomery Co. MD, USA
16:50 – 18:00
Jianming Ma, Kyle Liang, Jason Wang, Xuesong Wang, Xiaohua Zhao, Haipeng Shao

Workshop: Introductions to Transportation Models and Applications

Moderator: Dr. Jia Hao Wu, Professor of Shanghai Maritime University, President of W & S Solutions
8:00 – 12:00 AM, Friday, July 8, 2016
Conference Hall (1st floor), College of Transport and Communication SMU Campus

Proposed Agenda:
13:30 – 14:10
AIMSUN Integration Method and Applications
Mr. Timothy Lim, Traffic Engineer, TSS
14:10 – 14:50
Transport Modeling in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data
Mr. Luke Cheng, Regional Director, Citilabs
14:50 – 15:30
Large-scale Travel Modeling, Simulation and Visual Analysis
Dr. Shuguang He, Senior Consultant, INRO
15:30 – 16:10
ADB Transportation Project in Mongolia: HH Individual Travel Survey and Modeling Network Development
Dr. Jia Hao Wu, Professor, Shanghai Maritime University, W & S Solutions
16:10 – 16:50
Big Data and Transportation Models
Dr. Zhiqun Qiu, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
16:50 – 17:30

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