The Collaborative Transport Hub of City University London is pleased to invite you to:
Anglo-Japanese seminar on car and passenger routing under travel time uncertainty
Thursday 15 November 2012, 14.00 - 16.00
Room C300, Tait Building, City University London, London EC1V 0HB (go to www.city.ac.uk/maps<http://www.city.ac.uk/maps> for maps and directions)
Abstract: The fact that travel time in transport networks is not constant, but entails an element of variability, resulting in uncertainty when attempting to predict it, has been recognised for a long time, and has therefore been extensively analysed from the traveller's perspective. Many studies have concluded that although travel time is an important factor affecting the traveller's route choice behaviour, travel time variability can be even more important. Travellers are interested in how long it will take them to reach their destination, but are even more concerned with how reliable their prediction of total travel time is. Quantifying this uncertainty and incorporating it in car and passenger routing algorithms can offer substantial advantages, primarily for the traveller by providing better information and service quality, but also for the transport system as a whole. This seminar will present innovative work on the topic conducted by a number of UK and Japanese researchers.
Speakers and titles:
· Ioannis Kaparias, City University London, UK
"Quantifying travel time reliability in transport networks"
· Daisuke Fukuda, Jianshan Ma and Kaoru Yamada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
"Dynamic route guidance in Japan: New technologies and new methodologies for considering uncertainty"
· Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Kyoto University of Technology, Japan
"Decision principles for routing strategies: Games against nature and demons"
The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for discussion.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Lecturer in Transport
City Collaborative Transport Hub
School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
City University London
London EC1V 0HB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7040 8746
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7040 8566
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