We look forward to receiving your submissions in a special issue in Transportation Research part B related to MFD research. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any queries. Information follows below or https://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-research-part-b-methodological/call-for-papers/advances-in-network-macroscopic-fundamental-diagram-research .
With best regards,
Ludovic and Nikolas
Special Issue in Transportation Research Part B: Advances in Network Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram Research
Creating realistic detailed models and control strategies for large-scale transportation systems remains a big challenge, due to the high unpredictability and heterogeneity of traveler decisions (in terms of route, time and mode of travel), the uncertainty in their reactions to control and the spatiotemporal propagation of congestion, and the lack of coordinated actions coupled with the limited infrastructure available.
Instead of a detailed microscopic approach of traffic congestion, the macroscopic or network fundamental diagram (MFD or NFD) aims to simplify the complex task of the urban network modeling and consider the collective traffic flow dynamics of sub-networks to describe traffic operations at a network-wide level. Original work in large-scale modeling and traffic management of urban networks is encouraged to be submitted to address both theoretical and empirical aspects. Emphasis of papers on real data analysis will be well received. Investigation on current limitations of existing work is also welcome. The scope of the call includes, but not limited to:
1. Properties and field of use of MFD models, particularly for congested large-scale networks
2. Estimation of network wide variables with multi-sensor data
3. Traffic instabilities in networks
4. Advanced large-scale demand and traffic control strategies (coordinated traffic signal control, congestion pricing, incentive strategies, parking etc.)
5. Large-scale modeling for multimodal systems
6. Scalability of traffic dynamics
7. Connection with other network traffic research
Guest Editors: (alphabetically)
Prof. Nikolas Geroliminis:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Prof. Ludovic Leclercq: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
The estimated times for the various steps of this special issue are as follows:
Submission window will close on: December 30th, 2017
Planned publication: July 2018
All submissions should be submitted via the Transportation Research Part B online<http://ees.elsevier.com/trb/default.asp> submission system.
When you submit your paper to the special issue, please choose article type
“SI: Advances in NMFD Research” otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript.