13-th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, September 12 - 14, 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Organizing Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the 13-th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, 12-14 September, 2012, under the auspices of IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control.

Scope and Objective

The role of automatic control in traffic and transportation systems for the mobility of people and transportation of goods is essential in a modern society and is changing continuously. Issues when dealing with control in traffic and transportation systems include traffic safety, efficiency, sustainability, environment and energy. In this way providing better solutions to these issues. The Technical Committee on Transportation Systems (TC 7.4) of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) has recognized the importance of the application of automatic control theory and principles and has held the symposia since 1970's as follows:

  • 1970: 1st Symposium, Versailles, France
  • 1974: 2nd Symposium, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 1976: 3rd Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 1983, 4th Symposium, Baden Baden, Germany
  • 1986, 5th Symposium, Vienna, Austria
  • 1989, 6th Symposium, Paris, France
  • 1994, 7th Symposium, Tianjin, China
  • 1997, 8th Symposium, Chania, Greece
  • 2000, 9th Symposium, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2003, 10th Symposium, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006, 11th Symposium, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2009, 12th Symposium, Redondo Beach, California, USA

All researchers and engineers of the field are now invited to the 13th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2012).

Topics

The use of automatic control and associated technologies for improving the efficiency of transportation systems is an essential part of any modern continuously evolving society. The CTS'13 Symposium will provide an international forum for the recent developments and advances in control and associated technologies for traffic and transportation systems, including road-, rail-, air- and waterborne transportation. Specific topics and areas include but not limited to:

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems; Automated Highway Systems
  • Intelligent/Automated Vehicles; Ramp Metering and Speed limit Control
  • Modeling, Control and Optimization of Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Light Control
  • Sensor Technologies for Control; Weigh in Motion
  • Public Transportation
  • Freight Transportation: Control, Optimization, Routing etc
  • Rail Transportation: maglev, control, scheduling, modeling, simulations
  • Marine Transportation: Control, scheduling
  • Ports and Terminals; Air transportation
  • Safety and warning devises Human factors
  • Simulation Tools/Commercial software