Progress 2013-2014

Much has happened the past year. Let us give you an update:

In the fall of 2013 Evelien went on research visit to Nigel Wilson and Haris Koutsopoulos at the Transit lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There she studied disruption management in the context of the local railway of the MBTA, Boston – and even presented her work at Transport for London. This lead to the paper Shuttle Planning for Link Closures in Urban Public Transport Networks, which has been submitted to Transportation Science. More about the latest developments in the Disruption Management project can be read here.

Three conferences were visited:

  • OR 2013, Rotterdam Paul presented his work on Capacity, Crowding and Passenger Information (The El Farol Train Game).
  • 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    Paul presented work on how to advise passengers in case of a disruption: should they reroute? Or wait for the disruption to pass? The question concerns the best strategy for the passenger assuming the length of the disruption is unknown, and given no capacity limits.
    Peter Vervest presented the research on ‘Passenger route choice deduction from smart card data’. The paper was nominated for the “Best paper award”, and later invited and href=”″>accepted for publication in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on ITS.

Finally, we are happy to announce the call for extended abstracts of the Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport (CASPT), which will be held in Rotterdam, July 2015. Submission is open until November 30!

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