19 - 21 June, 2013

This workshop will bring together researchers from multiple academic disciplines, including mathematics, engineering and computer science, as well as stakeholders from government and industry, to discuss the application of mathematics to the design and operation of transportation networks. Understanding the inherently multi-scale nature of such networks will be a central focus. Topics covered will include traffic flow theory and simulation, optimisation and control, data mining, intelligent transport systems, logistics, and infrastructure planning.

Public Lecture

  • Prof Mark Wallace, Monash University and Opturion
  • Cheap Solutions to The Transport Problem

    The term “rush hour” is out-of-date: morning traffic congestion in Melbourne lasts from 6:30 until 9:30am. ...

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof Serge Hoogendoorn, Delft University of Technology
  • A primer in traffic flow modeling and management

    Traffic flow theory finds its roots in the work of Bruce Greenshields, who in 1934 published his seminar paper on the so-called fundamental diagram, ...

  • Prof Travis Waller, The University of New South Wales
  • Transport network equilibrium models incorporating adaptivity and volatility

    The goal of this talk is to summarize certain classes of network modelling tools in the transport domain and provide an insight into emerging techniques. ...

  • Prof Pascal van Hentenryck, NICTA
  • Optimization over Transportation Networks

    This talk reviews how to apply modern optimization techniques to a number of applications in disaster management and large-scale supply chains. ...

  • Dr Jürg von Känel, IBM
  • Large scale traffic modelling from city planning to emergency evacuations

    As more and more people life in cities, planning for the handling of increasing traffic volumes becomes a crucial capability. ...

  • Prof Katsuhiro Nishinari, The University of Tokyo
  • Jamology - traffic jams of self-driven particles

    Jamming phenomena are seen in various transportation system including cars, buses, pedestrians, ants and molecular motors, which are considered as “self-driven particles”. ...

  • Dr Majid Sarvi, Monash University
  • A quantitative measure for the lifetime analysis of transport networks

    A new measure is introduced to analyse and evaluate the performance of transport networks. It is a measure of growth and shift in traffic load that a network can sustain. ...


Monash Academy for Cross & Interdisciplinary Mathematical Applications (MAXIMA)

Melbourne Advanced Transportation Research Initiative (MATRIx)

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

This event is sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). AMSI allocates a travel allowance annually to each of its member universities. Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to their Head of Mathematical Sciences for subsidy of travel, accommodation and registration fee for out of the departmental travel allowance.