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Workshop on Traffic Simulation and Connected and Automated Vehicle Modeling
Beckman Center ~ Irvine, California
November 16-18, 2020 


A Workshop on Traffic Simulation and Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Modeling organized by the Joint Simulation Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board will be held in Irvine, California, November 16-18, 2020.   This workshop will bring together researchers, vendors, and users of transportation system simulation to identify persistent challenges, discuss solution approaches, present recent research findings, and identify future research needs. The discussion will involve the history, current status, and future of traffic simulation, plus CAVs modeling.  The workshop will include invited panels, sessions based on a call for papers/posters, and breakout sessions.

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of paper or poster for presentation at the meeting.  The paper or poster should focus on research and/or research applications in the areas of simulation and CAV modeling.  The followings are examples of topics of particular interest:

  • Methodological advancements in traffic simulation modeling
  • Simulation model applications and lessons learned
  • Multi-resolution modeling
  • Multi-agent simulation
  • Pedestrian and bicycle simulation
  • Multi-modal simulation 
  • Estimation of reliability, safety, and environmental impacts using simulation
  • Simulation support of active transportation and demand management
  • CAV and shared mobility simulation
  • Real-time simulation application including decision support systems
  • Hardware and software in the loop simulation

An extended abstract of no more than 1000 words should be submitted by May 8, 2020.   The submission should include the presentation title, name, affiliation, e-mail address of the corresponding author*. The abstract should be sufficiently detailed and should indicate at a minimum the objectives, methodology, results, and important conclusions of the work to be reported.  The extended abstract may include up to two figures, if this is necessary to illustrate the presented methodology or results.   The authors of the selected abstracts will be notified of the acceptance of their presentation by June 15, 2020.  A subset of the presented abstracts will be selected to submit a full paper for review for potential publication in a special issue of the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
*Only the corresponding author information needs to be entered for the initial submission.

The meeting agenda is available. Meeting information and fees will be available soon!