Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Transportation Systems


Publishing date
30 Oct 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
12 Jun 2015

Lead Editor

1University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, USA

2Southeast University, Nanjing, China


Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Transportation Systems

Description

Traffic accidents are among the top 10 leading causes of death in the world. In 2012 alone, they resulted in more than 1.3 million fatalities. Every year, traffic accidents cause billions of dollars of losses in terms of property damage, productivity, awasted time, and fuel due to congestion. Traffic safety is becoming an increasingly important issue particularly in some developing countries that are facing the challenges of rapid urbanization and motorization. Improving traffic safety relies heavily on mathematical modeling. For example, generalized linear models, discrete choice analysis, empirical Bayes models, and hazard models have been extensively used to analyze crash data and quantify contributing factors. Wide deployment of sensors has collected big safety data sets that require more advanced analytical techniques.

In addition to traffic safety, there are abundant examples of transportation systems being disrupted by disasters and extreme weather events such as earthquakes, snow storms, and floods. It is clearly important to build a resilient and sustainable transportation system that is less vulnerable to disasters and has the minimum possible carbon footprint. This requires advanced mathematical models and sophistical simulation tools to assess how passenger and freight transportation systems will behave under emergency situations and use such information to reinforce system design and improve system operations.

For this special issue, authors are encouraged to submit original review and research articles focusing on safe, resilient, and sustainable transportation systems.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Traffic safety modeling using statistical and artificial intelligence methods
  • Big data applications in safety and resilience of transportation systems
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Transportation network modeling and resilience
  • Evacuation modeling and simulation
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Advanced and robust traffic control
  • Incident management and modeling
  • Mathematical programming for sustainable and robust supply chain and logistics
  • Facility location modeling
  • Hazardous materials transportation
  • Multimodal and sustainable transportation
  • Modeling and simulation of pedestrian activities during emergency situations

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5696419
  • - Editorial

Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Transportation Systems

Yuanchang Xie | Pan Liu | Chronis Stamatiadis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5656734
  • - Review Article

Application of Chaos Theory in the Prediction of Motorised Traffic Flows on Urban Networks

Aderemi Adewumi | Jimmy Kagamba | Alex Alochukwu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 196107
  • - Research Article

Extended FRAM by Integrating with Model Checking to Effectively Explore Hazard Evolution

Guihuan Duan | Jin Tian | Juyi Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 250461
  • - Research Article

An Automatic Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition System Based on Colour Segmentation, Shape Matching, and SVM

Safat B. Wali | Mahammad A. Hannan | ... | Salina A. Samad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 821574
  • - Research Article

A Capacity-Restraint Transit Assignment Model When a Predetermination Method Indicates the Invalidity of Time Independence

Haoyang Ding | Yu Bao | ... | Man Long
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 169731
  • - Research Article

Research and Application of FTA and Petri Nets in Fault Diagnosis in the Pantograph-Type Current Collector on CRH EMU Trains

Long-long Song | Tai-yong Wang | ... | De-gang Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 642021
  • - Research Article

The Research of Car-Following Model Based on Real-Time Maximum Deceleration

Longhai Yang | Xiqiao Zhang | ... | Juntao Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 328712
  • - Research Article

CTM Based Real-Time Queue Length Estimation at Signalized Intersection

Shuzhi Zhao | Shidong Liang | ... | Minghui Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 796171
  • - Research Article

Developing an Enhanced Short-Range Railroad Track Condition Prediction Model for Optimal Maintenance Scheduling

Peng Xu | Chuanjun Jia | ... | Rengkui Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 502739
  • - Research Article

Model for Estimation Urban Transportation Supply-Demand Ratio

Chaoqun Wu | Yulong Pei | Jingpeng Gao
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