GIS Ostrava 2014
‘Geoinformatics for Intelligent Transportation’
27th – 29th January 2014
VSB – Technical University of Ostrava campus, the New Hall building, Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The symposium GIS Ostrava 2014 follows one main topic – Geoinformatics for Intelligent Transportation.
Shorter or longer movements inevitably accompany everyday people’s activities including commuting to work and school, shopping, leisure time, etc. Transportation developments have a significant impact on the evolution of human society. The demand for the fastest, cheapest, safest and ecologically friendly means of transport attracts professionals from various disciplines with one mutual goal, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation, and increase its intelligence. The impact of geoinformatics in the attainment of this goal is clearly evident. Advanced models of transport systems, integrated, accurate spatial representation of reality and the spatial relationships of agents are all supported by geospatial expertise. Computational performance, clouds, parallel processing and new algorithms provide the possibility to change our focus from units to individuals, analysing not just settlement-to-settlement but rather stop-to-stop and even door-to-door conditions, which enable a better understanding of the mobility attitudes and patterns. They improve our control and management of transportation in space. Also individuals still increasingly, and usually unknowingly, utilize geoinformation technologies to better plan their movements. Intelligent navigation systems have become common in all new cars and cell phones. The track logs from these sources provide an interesting volunteer data source for further studies of spatial behaviour, parameters such as average speed, transport densities, etc. New web applications provide extended possibility to search for the best route based on initial conditions, e.g. trying to avoid main roads to increase the safety of cyclists or pedestrians. Land use planning requires an improved design of transport routes and facilities to minimise negative impacts on the environment and society. The increasing number of cars on roads stimulates the development of intelligent transport systems dealing with real-time traffic data for efficient organisation of transport. The intelligent transport systems allows creation of realistic models for further detail simulation with large transport data sets often stored in spatial databases. Denser traffic increases the probability of congestion or accidents, and spatial analysis and simulations help to discover the most problematic locations, and to minimise risks. Geoinformatics also provides methods and tools to make public transport more attractive and more competitive thanks to the planning of fast, inexpensive, seamless, and safe public transport links even where there is the necessity to reduce financial support and to rationalise a system. Cartographers also meet new challenges to deal with enlarged volumes of traffic data towards more effective real-time or static visualisations.
The aim of the conference is to present and discuss new methods, issues and challenges of the geoinformatics contributing to make transportation more intelligent, efficient and human friendly. It is a chance for GI experts, geographers, transportation planners, developers, public sector as well as industry transportation specialists, and other professionals who are interested in using geoinformation technologies for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, innovations and inspirations. The Symposium annually attracts over 200 participants from dozens of countries.
- Intelligent transport systems – real-time traffic data, floating car data, floating cellular data, intelligent transport applications, city logistics, traffic simulations
- Sensor data and services – sensor data and services for transportation, data flows, collection and storing, processing issues
- GNSS, GPS and navigation systems – GNSS, signal availability, improvements for spatial location and orientation, GPS tracking logs
- Transport modelling – optimization, gravity modelling, artificial intelligence and bio-inspired methods for modelling and simulation, sustainability or transport systems, agent-based modelling, dynamic transport modelling, optimization of transport network, GIS integration
- Accessibility and serviceability – accessibility measurement and evaluation, territorial coverage and serviceability, factors influencing transport serviceability, door-to-door accessibility, spatial barriers, good and services deserts, social aspects of accessibility
- Transport sefety and security – resilience of transport system, searching critical sites, road accident data, transport density, congestions, crime in transport, cycling and pedestrian issues
- Transport planning and spatial organization – service planning, allocation, routing of commuting, routing of refuse disposal and capacity planning, reducing the travel demand, sustainability of transport systems, multimodal transport, seamless transport, park and ride, parking, spatial distribution of demand
- Land use planning and transport integration – optimisation of new road routes, land occupation, spatial aspects of construction works
- Spatial movement – storing and portraying spatial movement (related to transport), storage of movement data into databases, new forms of visualization, individual/group travel behaviour
- Transport services – public transport, logistic transport systems, ridesharing, carsharing, spatial aspects fo bycicle renting
- Spatial standards, legislation, interoperability for transport data and services – INSPIRE, OGC standards, web services, legislative requirements, organisationals issues
- Future transport systems – spatial aspects of new propulsion methods, vision of new transport systems and their requirements
- Prof. Bin Jiang – University of Gävle
- Prof. Tao Cheng – University College London
- Doc. Ing. Pavel Hrubes, Ph.D. – Czech Technical University in Prague
- and others
- October 11, 2013 full paper submission due
- December 1, 2013 notification of paper acceptance
- December 20, 2013 camera ready full paper due
- December 20, 2013 early registration (discounted fees)
- January 27-29, 2014 symposium days