Nowadays, everything is being built up taking advantage in sensor’s data (e.g.: bridges, computers, houses, vehicles). The Public Transport is not an exception. By being highly dependent on the dynamics of the human behavior (both drivers and passengers), it is intrinsically connected to the data derived from them as well. In the past, this was completely unrealistic. The Data Miners worked closed on their labs with their impractical Machine Learning algorithms - as there was no large-scale data to apply them. On the other hand, the Civil Engineers aimed to model such dynamics assuming theoretical levels of stochasticity and/or optimistic scenarios. Such models comprise a fair but still inaccurate approach to such dynamic behavior. Today’s reality increased dramatically the availability of the mobility-based data by the multiple social infrastructures that already use intelligent sensors and real-time communicational frameworks (e.g. 3G).
The availability of these type of data (e.g. smartphones, traffic light sensors, APC/AVL, fare-based, etc.) on a large- scale changed the way that both Civil and Computer Scientists faced the problematics around Public Transportation. It enables a whole new bunch of possibilities which are still far by being fully explored. On the other hand, it also brings novel issues regarding each individual’s and/or company’s privacy that are worthy to be discussed and analyzed. Where are we going? Where do we want to go? Which are the current trends? How can we explore these data to improve the Public Transportation? Which can be done to improve the bus transfers coordination? How about the taxi dispatching? Preventive Maintenance? The Planning and The Control of Public Transportation in general?
These problematics are addressed by this workshop’s scope. It includes (but is not limited to):
The researchers/engineers on related topics are encouraged to participate and take advantage of this opportunity to exchange ideas and/or to share their R&D findings/experiences. This first edition will serve to enforce solid bonds on this growing research community in order to establish solid ground for further editions. We want to highlight that ALL THE PAPERS accepted for this workshop will be published in the IEEE XPLORE (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/home.jsp). ==== Important Dates ==== Here we have the Important Dates: http://www.itsc2015.org/important-dates Paper submissions DEADLINE: May 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2015 Final paper submission deadline : July 1, 2015 Workshop dates: September 15, 2015 ==== Submission Details ==== You may find a quick guide on how to submit your paper here: http://www.itsc2015.org/submit-your-paper Anyhow, you can submit directly your workshop paper using our submission platform (http://itsc2015.exordo.com/login) using the Workshops and Special Session Track (Workshop Code: WS1). ==== Confirmed Presenting Venues ==== * IEEE ITSC 2015 - IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems ==== Workshop Overview ==== The first edition of the workshop was a success. In 2015, the workshop took place at September 15, 2015 in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain. Seven interesting presentation kept a full room audience over interesting discussions. You can check our schedule here or remind a bit of our workshop with the below pictures.