Workshop TRAM2


Traffic Modeling and Management:
Trends and Perspectives

VI Workshop on Mathematical Foundations of Traffic (WMFT)

Sophia Antipolis, March 20-22, 2013

Vehicular traffic management constitutes a major issue for modern society. The problem of road traffic, and its effects on pollution, time-consumption and their social and economical consequences, require an accurate policy and planning of road networks. The modeling and analysis of traffic phenomena can be performed at different scales (micro, meso and macro),  and the research activity on the subject has grown considerably in the last decades, involving engineers, physicists and mathematicians. The workshop will focus on the mathematical developments which can contribute to advancing the fields of modeling of traffic, calibration and estimation of models, and control of traffic through mathematical models.

This workshop aims at creating and strengthening contacts in the community of researchers interested in Traffic Modeling and Management. Moreover, selected PhD students and postDocs will have the opportunity to present their results.

The topics covered in the various communications comprehend:

  • vehicular traffic modeling (at micro, meso and macro scales)
  • optimal traffic management
  • traffic data fusion and data assimilation
  • traffic network simulation, optimization and control

The intense conference time table will foster discussions and interactions among participants.

Previous editions: Pisa (2006), Maiori (2008), IHP (2010), UCLA (2011), KAUST (2012).


Organizing Committee

Alexandre Bayen (UC Berkeley)

Rinaldo M. Colombo (Università di Brescia)

Paola Goatin (INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée)

Benedetto Piccoli (Rutgers University)


Local Organizers

Montserrat Argente

Maria Laura Delle Monache

Paola Goatin



ERC Starting Grant TRAM3

Associated Team ORESTE

France-Berkeley Fund

INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée


Each participant should arrange his own hotel reservation. We advise you to book your room as soon as possible to benefit of lower rates. Some hotels can be found below (here is a map).   In Sophia Antipolis (at walking distance from INRIA): Hôtel Novotel From 109€ Breakfast: 15€ Hôtel Mercure From 109€ Breakfast: 17,90€ …



Invited Speakers The following speakers have confirmed their participation to the workshop: Sebastien Blandin (IBM Research Collaboratory – Singapore): “A general phase transition model for traffic flow on networks” slides Carlos Canudas de Wit (GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble): “First steps toward a traffic control network” Christian Claudel (KAUST): “MILP-based estimation and control of first order conservation laws: …

Call for contributed talks (CLOSED)

PhD students and young researchers are invited to apply to deliver a communication. Please submit to an abstract of the proposed talk. Limited funding for partial or complete covering of travel and lodging expenses is available upon justified request. Please apply submitting to also a CV and a recommendation letter. The deadline for …


Schedule (pdf):   March 2013 Wednesday 20 Thursday 21 Friday 22 8:30-9:00 Registration   9:00-9:15 Goettlich Zhang 9:15–9:45 Keynote Opening Bayen 9:45-10:30 Lebacque Work Leclercq 10:30-11:00 coffee break  11:00-11:45 Gasser Canudas de Witt Blandin 11:45-12:30 Gibbens Geroliminis Tosin Marcellini 12:30-14:30   lunch 14:30-15:15 Monneau Hoogendoorn   round table 15:15-16:00 Costeseque Cividini Briani Rossi 16:00-16:30 coffee …

Registration (CLOSED)

Registration is free but compulsory. To register, please send an e-mail to paola.goatin(at) not later than MARCH 5, 2013, with the following informations: Subject: Workshop TRAM2 Last name: First name: Affiliation: Arrival date: Departure date: Will attend the social dinner on Thursday 21 (yes/no): Special diets (if any):


Sophia Antipolis is located in South-East France, 8 km from Antibes, 12 km from Cannes and 28 km from Nice (map can be found here). To reach the workshop location By plane The nearest international airport is Nice-Côte d’Azur (20km). Regular shuttles from the airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to Sophia Antipolis by bus: Line …