The study of traffic flow, and more broadly of transportation of all
kinds, has received a growing interest in the last years.
This workshop (another one is planned in 2007) is organized in the
framework of a French scientific cooperation (ACI)
on traffic flow modeling between Applied Mathematicians, Physicist(s)
and Traffic Flow Researchers.
to the ACI)
In addition to some participants of this group, a few well known
experts will present either a survey or a summary of
up-to-date results in this field or on related domains, in
particular on :
- Comparison and critics of the classical types of models (
microscopic, kinetic, fluid (first or second order), cellular
automata, hybrid ...), relations between them, numerical
simulations, comparisons with observations
- Networks : description of junctions (Boundary Value and Riemann
Problem, additional criteria for uniqueness), optimization criteria,
economic view, game theory ...
- Similar problems : supply chains, pedestrian flows, Internet ...
We also plan a couple of round tables to discuss in more
details some of the above issues.