Artificial Intelligence in Transportation and Urban Mobility (AITUM@EPIA2009)

Venue: Aveiro

Location: Aveiro, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Oct 12, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2009
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Artificial Intelligence in Transportation and Urban Mobility

A Thematic Track of
The 14th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA'2009
October 12-15, Aveiro, Portugal

Track Scope
The Thematic Track on Artificial Intelligence in Transportation and
Urban Mobility (AITUM@EPIA?2009) aims to promote an interdisciplinary
debate on current developments and advances of AI theories,
applications, and methodologies in a rather practical perspective,
focusing on transportation and mobility systems. This Thematic Track
follows up the first edition of the AIASTS Workshop, held at EPIA'07,
and will act as a unique platform gathering the AI community,
transport practitioners, urban planners, the industry, and other
social sciences? researchers to discuss how cutting-edge AI
technologies can be effectively developed and applied to improve
transportation performance and urban mobility towards sustainable
systems. This forum is an opportunity to present progresses made so
far, and a means to generate new ideas towards building innovative
applications of AI technologies into smarter, greener and safer
transportation systems, stimulating contributions that emphasise on
how theory and practice are effectively coupled to solve real-life
problems in contemporary transportation and urban scenarios.

Topics of Interest
The AITUM Thematic Track welcomes and encourages contributions
reporting on original research, work under development and
experiments of different AI techniques, such as neural networks,
biologically inspired approaches, evolutionary algorithms, knowledge-
based and expert systems, case-based reasoning, fuzzy logics,
intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, support vector regression,
data mining and other pattern-recognition and optimisation techniques,
as well as ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing, service-
oriented architectures, and ontology, to address specific issues in
contemporary transportation, which would include (but are not limited

* different modes of transport and their interactions (air, road,
rail and water transports);
* intelligent and real-time traffic management and control;
* design, operation, time-tabling and management of logistics systems
and freight transport;
* transport policy, planning, design and management;
* environmental issues, road pricing, security and safety;
* transport systems operation;
* application and management of new technologies in transport;
* travel demand analysis, prediction and transport marketing;
* traveller information systems and services;
* ubiquitous transport technologies and ambient intelligence;
* pedestrian and crowd simulation and analysis;
* urban planning toward sustainable mobility;
* service oriented architectures for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-
to-infrastructure communications;
* assessment and evaluation of intelligent transportation
technologies; and,
* artificial transportation systems and simulation.

Formatting Instructions
Submitted papers can be full-length papers or short papers. Full
papers can have a maximum length of 12 pages, whereas short papers
will be given a limit of 4 pages. All papers should be prepared
according to the formatting instructions of Springer LNAI series.
Authors should omit their names from the submitted papers, and should
take reasonable care to avoid indirectly disclosing their identity.

Electronic Submission
All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the conference
management website at:

All submissions will be refereed by at least three reviewers and
selected for presentation at the conference on the basis of quality
and relevance to the issues addressed by the AITUM Thematic Track. A
selection of high quality full papers presented during the AITUM
sessions will appear in a book published by Springer, in its LNAI
series. All remaining papers presented at the conference will be
published in a conference proceedings book.

Important Dates
* Deadline for paper submission: April 15, 2009
* Notification of paper acceptance: May 31, 2009
* Deadline for final versions: July 15, 2009
* Conference dates: October 12-15, 2009

Organising Committee
* Rosaldo Rossetti, University of Porto, Portugal (
* Ronghui Liu, University of Leeds, UK (
* Elisabete Arsénio, LNEC, Portugal (
* Jorge Lopes, Brisa/IST, Portugal (

Programme Committee
* Agachai Sumalee, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
* Alberto Fernandez, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
* Ana Almeida, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
* Ana Bazzan, UFRGS, Brazil
* Carlos Lisboa Bento, University of Coimbra, Portugal
* Constantinos Antoniou, MIT, USA
* Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Eduardo Camponogara, UFSC, Brazil
* Eugénio Oliveira, University of Porto, Portugal
* Fei-Yue Wang, University of Arizona, USA
* Francisco Pereira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
* Franziska Klügl, Örebo University, Sweden
* Geert Wets, University of Hasselt, Belgium
* Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
* Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
* Harry Timmermans, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
* Henry Liu, University of Minnesota, USA
* Hussein Dia, Connell Wagner, Australia
* João Bento, Brisa/IST, Portugal
* José Telhada, University of Minho, Portugal
* Kai Nagel, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
* Luís Nunes, ISCTE, Portugal
* Luís Osório, ISEL, Portugal
* Luís Paulo Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
* Moshe Ben-Akiva, MIT, USA
* Sascha Ossowski, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
* Shuming Tang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Additional Information

Additional information on the AITUM Thematic Track can be found at the Conference website ( or any inquiries can be sent by e-mail to Springer LNAI formating instructions can be found at