Workshop on Technologies for the
Organisation, Adaptation and
Simulation of Transportation Systems

September 14, 2012, Lyon, France

Workshop on Technologies for the Organisation, Adaptation and
Simulation of Transportation Systems

To be held at SASO 2012, in Lyon (France) on Friday, September 14, 2012

With the increasing mobility of people and goods around the globe, the management of the transportation system as a whole becomes a very complex task, and it requires a better knowledge of users' travels and behaviours as well as their interactions with their environment. To carry out this work, modeling methods and simulation tools are playing an increasingly importance.

Self-adaptive and self-organising systems seem to be particularly appropriate for infrastructure design, network operation and new mobile services. On one hand, self-adaptive systems allow the transportation systems to continuously adapt and cope with the dynamism of the environment (changing traffic conditions, dynamic demand, accidents, etc.). On the other hand, self-organising systems let the different involved actors to organise themselves, trying to achieve their goals without the need of a central authority forcing them to adopt a given behaviour. Also, the design of urban development and deployment of digital services can be expressed as of complex and self-* systems by the number and nature of the entities involved, their interactions and their respective dynamics.

The workshop is directed to researchers in the area of self-adaptive and self-organising systems whose work can be applied to problems related to transportation and to researchers in the field of transportation who may be interested in applying self-* systems approaches to solve their transportation problems.