Data Science and Simulation in Transportation Research

Data Science and Simulation in Transportation Research

Davy Janssens (Hasselt University, Belgium), Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar (Hasselt University, Belgium) and Luk Knapen (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Release Date: December, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 350
ISBN13: 9781466649200|ISBN10: 1466649208|EISBN13: 9781466649217|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4920-0
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Given its effective techniques and theories from various sources and fields, data science is playing a vital role in transportation research and the consequences of the inevitable switch to electronic vehicles. This fundamental insight provides a step towards the solution of this important challenge.

Data Science and Simulation in Transportation Research highlights entirely new and detailed spatial-temporal micro-simulation methodologies for human mobility and the emerging dynamics of our society. Bringing together novel ideas grounded in big data from various data mining and transportation science sources, this book is an essential tool for professionals, students, and researchers in the fields of transportation research and data mining.

Topics Covered

  • Agent-Based Techniques
  • Big Data and Modeling Techniques
  • Complex Systems
  • Information Extraction
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Smart Grid
  • Transportation Models

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Harry Timmermans
Davy Janssens, Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Luk Knapen
Davy Janssens, Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Luk Knapen
Chapter 1
Mobility Profiling  (pages 1-29)
Mirco Nanni, Roberto Trasarti, Paolo Cintia, Barbara Furletti, Chiara Renso, Lorenzo Gabrielli, Salvatore Rinzivillo, Fosca Giannotti
The ability to understand the dynamics of human mobility is crucial for tasks like urban planning and transportation management. The recent rapidly... Sample PDF
Mobility Profiling
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Chapter 2
Nicola Corona, Fosca Giannotti, Anna Monreale, Roberto Trasarti
The pervasiveness of mobile devices and location-based services produces as side effects an increasing volume of mobility data, which in turn... Sample PDF
On Predicting the Future Locations of Moving Objects: The State of the Art
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Chapter 3
Sungjin Cho, Tom Bellemans, Lieve Creemers, Luk Knapen, Davy Janssens, Geert Wets
Activity-based approach, which aims to estimate an individual induced traffic demand derived from activities, has been applied for traffic demand... Sample PDF
Synthetic Population Techniques in Activity-Based Research
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Chapter 4
Won Do Lee, Chang-Hyeon Joh, Sungjin Cho, Bruno Kochan
Over the last decades, the trip-based approach, also known as the four-step model, has been playing an unrivaled role in transportation demand... Sample PDF
Issues in Feathers Application in the Seoul Metropolitan Area
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Chapter 5
Karthik C. Konduri, Ram M. Pendyala, Daehyun You, Yi-Chang Chiu, Mark Hickman, Hyunsoo Noh, Paul Waddell, Liming Wang, Brian Gardner
This chapter demonstrates the feasibility of applying an integrated microsimulation model of activity-travel demand and dynamic traffic assignment... Sample PDF
The Application of an Integrated Behavioral Activity-Travel Simulation Model for Pricing Policy Analysis
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Chapter 6
Muhammad Adnan, Mir Shabbar Ali
Underreporting of road accidents has been widely accepted as a common phenomenon. In many developing countries this remains a critical problem as... Sample PDF
An Effective Methodology for Road Accident Data Collection in Developing Countries
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Chapter 7
Ali Pirdavani, Tom Bellemans, Tom Brijs, Bruno Kochan, Geert Wets
Travel Demand Management (TDM) consists of a variety of policy measures that affect the transportation system’s effectiveness by changing travel... Sample PDF
Traffic Safety Implications of Travel Demand Management Policies: The Cases of Teleworking and Fuel Cost Increase
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Chapter 8
Christine Kopp, Bruno Kochan, Michael May, Luca Pappalardo, Salvatore Rinzivillo, Daniel Schulz, Filippo Simini
The increasing expressiveness of spatio-temporal microsimulation systems makes them attractive for a wide range of real world applications. However... Sample PDF
Evaluation of Spatio-Temporal Microsimulation Systems
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Chapter 9
Qiong Bao, Bruno Kochan, Tom Bellemans, Davy Janssens, Geert Wets
Activity-based models of travel demand employ in most cases a micro-simulation approach, thereby inevitably including a stochastic error that is... Sample PDF
Activity-Based Travel Demand Forecasting Using Micro-Simulation: Stochastic Error Investigation of FEATHERS Framework
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Chapter 10
Marco Lützenberger
Over the last decade, traffic simulation frameworks have advanced into an indispensible tool for traffic planning and infrastructure management. For... Sample PDF
A Driver’s Mind: Psychology Runs Simulation
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Chapter 11
Yunjie Zhao, Adel W. Sadek
The focus of this chapter is on issues surrounding the development and applications of large-scale agent-based traffic models. Following a brief... Sample PDF
Large-Scale Agent-Based Models for Transportation Network Management under Unplanned Events
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Chapter 12
Luk Knapen, Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Sungjin Cho, Tom Bellemans
Modeling activities and travel for individuals in order to estimate traffic demand leads to large scale simulations. Most current models simulate... Sample PDF
Agent-Based Modeling for Carpooling
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Chapter 13
Jesus Fraile-Ardanuy, Dionisio Ramirez, Sergio Martinez, Jairo Gonzalez, Roberto Alvaro
In this chapter, an overview of electric power systems is presented. The purpose is to describe the structure and operation of the power system and... Sample PDF
The Evolution from Electric Grid to Smart Grid
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Chapter 14
Rashid A. Waraich, Gil Georges, Matthias D. Galus, Kay W. Axhausen
Battery-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles are envisioned by many as a way to reduce CO2 traffic emissions, support the integration of... Sample PDF
Adding Electric Vehicle Modeling Capability to an Agent-Based Transport Simulation
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Chapter 15
Jesus Fraile-Ardanuy, Dionisio Ramirez, Sergio Martinez, Roberto Alvaro, Jairo Gonzalez, Luk Knapen, Davy Janssens
Electric mobility is becoming an option for reducing greenhouse gas emissions of road transport and decreasing the external dependence on fossil... Sample PDF
Impacts of Electric Mobility on the Electric Grid
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Chapter 16
Fjo De Ridder, Reinhilde D’hulst, Luk Knapen, Davy Janssens
This chapter presents a coordination algorithm for charging electric vehicles that can be used for avoiding capacity problems in the power... Sample PDF
Electric Vehicles in the Smart Grid
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Chapter 17
Niels Leemput, Juan Van Roy, Frederik Geth, Johan Driesen, Sven De Breucker
This chapter assesses the impact of different technical solutions and their impact on the ability of a fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to... Sample PDF
Grid and Fleet Impact Mapping of EV Charge Opportunities
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About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Davy Janssens graduated in 2001 as Commercial Engineer in Management Informatics at Limburg University. After his graduation, he worked as PhD candidate and teaching assistant at Hasselt University within the faculty of Applied Economic Sciences. In 2005 he got his PhD at Hasselt University, where he is now working as a professor. He is teaching different courses in the domain of transportation sciences. At the level of scientific research, he is a member of the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) at Hasselt University, where he is programme leader in the domain of travel behaviour research. His area of interest is also situated within the application domain of advanced quantitative modelling (e.g. data mining), such as Bayesian networks and research about Reinforcement Learning and in activity-based transportation modelling.
Prof. dr. ir. Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar (EUR ING) was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He finished his Bachelors of Computer Software Engineering degree from Foundation University Islamabad in 2005. Afterwards, he joined Linkoping University Sweden and finished his Masters in Computer Science and Engineering degree (specializing in Communication and Interactivity) in 2007. In November 2007, he joined the DistriNet research group at the Department of Computer Science of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and started his PhD research on context-based communication in large scale vehicular networks under the supervision of Prof. dr. ir. Yolande Berbers. During the course of his PhD studies, Dr. Yasar was involved in the Context-Aware Local Service Fabrics in Large Scale Ubicomp Environments (CoLaSUE) project funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). After finishing his PhD in Engineering in August 2011, he has worked as a postdoc researcher and a (part-time) professor at the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), Hasselt University, Belgium since October 2011. At IMOB, he is working on the European FP7 project DATA SIM (2011 - 2014). Furthermore, a part of his current job includes international collaborations, projects, and business development at IMOB. He is also responsible for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) course for the masters of transportation sciences students at UHasselt. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, context-aware communication, VANETs, intelligent transport systems, and mobility management. He has (co -) authored several research articles in renowned international journals, conferences, books, and workshops. Furthermore, he has been involved in organization of many international peer-reviewed conferences, summer schools, and other scientific events. Dr. Yasar is also a Technical Expert to evaluate project proposals submitted to the EUREKA - EuroStars framework. Dr. Yasar is multi-lingual with Urdu & Punjabi as native languages, has working proficiency of English, basic knowledge of Dutch (Flemish), and basic knowledge of Swedish.
Luk Knapen graduated in 1974 as a civil engineer in Construction Engineering and finished the Applied Mathematics Engineering program in 1979 both at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven). He worked in software industry developing distributed realtime monitoring systems and engineering applications in the fields of construction engineering and transportation. Currently he is a Ph.D. student at IMOB (Hasselt University, Belgium). His current research focuses on algorithms to handle schedule adaptation and cooperation in activity based models.


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