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Special Issue Call for Papers

Innovations in Smart and Connected Transportation Systems

Innovative research on smart and connected transportation systems is enabling a new wave of potential improvements in safety, mobility, energy consumption and emissions. While many believe recent advances in information technologies can help improve performance, there is an urgent need for taking advantage of these innovations to enhance traffic systems, develop applications, and to develop appropriate theoretical frameworks. This Special Issue (SI) will shed light on these and related issues by promoting the development of novel data technologies and analytical methodologies for new smart and connected transportation systems.

As novel data sensing technologies are emerging, they provide the capability of tracking individual activities and vehicle movement trajectories on a continuous temporal and spatial scale. Such large-scale data allows researchers to observe and model travel phenomena at the disaggregate (individual) level and at more aggregated levels. Dealing new forms of data is important as new and more powerful tools emerge, such as various machine learning and deep learning methods, accompanied by new analytical frameworks to understand the complex physical and behavioral interactions. Furthermore, new technologies in traffic operation are being investigated to combine advanced traffic signal control and connected/automated vehicle control. Overall, this SI will bring together new opportunities that address issues related to improving the current system and help build smart and connected transportation systems of the future.

This SI will include research papers that have been submitted to the 19th COTA conference International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2019) with the theme of “Transportation in China 2025: Connecting the World”.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable and Safe Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Data-driven Solutions for Safety and Mobility
  • Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies
  • Integrated and Multi-Modal Transportation System Modeling
  • Smart Infrastructure and Advanced Sensing
  • Novel Transportation System Control
  • Innovations in Traffic Flow Modeling
  • Transportation System Modeling and Optimization
  • Short-Term Forecasting for Traffic Operations
  • Multi-Source Traffic Data Detection, Fusion and Analysis
  • Mobility Patterns using Big Data Technologies
Important dates 
Papers to be submitted:June 1, 2019 - 31 December 2019
Decisions made:on a rolling basis
Expected publication:2020

Submission guidelines

Submission: Manuscripts can be submitted at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jits

Please choose “Innovations in Smart and Connected Transportation Systems” when submitting your article to the Special Issue.

Guest Editors

Dr. Zhibin Li, Southeast University (lizhibin@seu.edu.cn)

Dr. Inhi Kim, Monash University

Dr. Hao Xu, University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Weibin Zhang, Nanjing University of Science and Technology