Conference: A Stream on Traffic Safety

Name of conference  A Stream on Traffic Safety 
Abbreviation  trasaf 
  • Transportation Engineering
Date of beginning  2018-06-04 
City  Athens 
Country  Greece 
Contact  Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos 
Deadline for abstract  2017-10-30 
Expected participants 
Memo  The Transportation Engineering Unit of ATINER organizes A Stream on Traffic Safety, 4-7 June 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Transportation, sponsored by the Athens Journal of Τechnology & Engineering. The last few years have witnessed a surge of technological advancements in high-fidelity driving simulation equipment and real-world traffic data collection devices. This led to an overwhelming increase in the amount of simulation and naturalistic driving data, which offer unique research opportunities to understand the driving behavior and its impact on operation and safety of surface transportation systems. Driving simulators are intelligent human-in-the-loop machines that offer a controlled environment to study the influence of various experimental factors on the effectiveness of new and existing operational and safety applications that would otherwise be prohibitively costly or unsafe to test in real-world environments. At the heart of a driving simulator is a machine that has advanced capabilities to depict various aspects of the real world such as rules of physics and human perception. Along with the driving simulator data, sources of naturalistic driving data have expanded in recent years because of the proliferation of GPS-enabled smart phones and other types of in-vehicle sensors that provide accurate information on the driving behavior of transportation system users in real time. This session will present case studies that exemplify the use of both driving simulator and naturalistic driving data for better understanding of the inherent complexities in driving behavior and the potential opportunities to enhance safety and improve the operational efficiency of transportation networks. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer. Fee structure information is available on Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit.