Building effective and user-friendly transportation systems is one of the big challenges for engineers in the 21st century. The rapid change of location, enabled by plane, high-speed rail, sea and road travel, has constantly become easier and more natural. These days we travel without any of the difficulties that accompanied taking a trip less than a century ago. All we have to do is to organize and to pick up the transport mode that comes closest to our objectives. In much the same way, many new opportunities for the delivery of goods are being explored and commercially exploited.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together in order to set up visions on how agent technology can be and is used for today's isolated IT-tools so as to model, simulate, and manage large-scale complex transportation systems. Therefore, we are interested in research papers, case studies and practitioners' reports on the implementation and use of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems in all areas related to transportation, traffic and logistics. From this perspective, the problem areas address in the workshop have a significant overlapping with the research goals of the Autonomic Road Transport Systems COST action. Submissions from participants of this action are welcome.
Besides running real-world applications, we are also interested in papers concerning demonstrators or testbed that are still under development. Innovative conceptual papers and those reporting on particular agent-based components of transportation systems are also welcome.
This is the eighth of a well established series of workshops since 2000. Most of them have published post-proceedings in special issues of journals such as Transportation Research C. We also plan this for 2014.
Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):
- applications of multiagent technology in traffic, transportation, logistics
- coordination in multiagent transportation systems
- agent-based traffic control
- distributed decision making in traffic, transportation and transport logistics
- multi-agent systems for intelligent vehicles
- mobile devices and agents in transportation systems
- intelligent monitoring of transportation systems using agents
- data collection, filtering and distribution of traffic information
- autonomous vehicles and collaborative driving
- cognitive approaches to modeling traffic participants
- machine learning approaches to transportation systems
- agent-based approaches to modelling driver behaviour
- agent-based simulation of traffic and transportation systems
- agent-based pedestrian and crowd simulation
- future technologies: opportunities for multiagent systems
- vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and multiagent systems
- requirements and issues involved in electromobility
For ATT2014 we specially encourage submissions on real-world applications using a minimum of assumptions about future equipments and using novel techniques from the area of Autonomic Traffic Control and Management.