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Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems

July 4-5, 2009, in Milan, Italy

Editors: Oleg Gusikhin 1 and Maria Pia Fanti 2

ISBN: 978-989-674-003-0

Conference Link: http://www.icinco.org/IVC_&_ITS.htm

Foreword: The subject of Intelligent Vehicle Controls & Intelligent Transportation Systems cov-ers a broad interdisciplinary area of the research and development toward next generation mobility solutions. The topics of interest range from computational intelli-gence methods in vehicle safety applications and autonomous vehicle technologies to new business models based on advancements of transportation information support infrastructure. The goal of the workshop is to bring together representatives from academia, industry and government agencies to exchange ideas on state of the art in intelligent vehicle controls and intelligent transportation systems. The special interest of this year's workshop is the impact of the advancements in intelligent transportation systems and information technologies on the commercial logistics and supply chain management infrastructure. Information and Communication Technologies are considered to be the key tools to improve efficiency and safety in transportation systems. In recent years, the Euro-pean Union has sponsored several projects targeting advancements of different transportation systems, such as CRObiT (Cross Border Information Technology) that addresses railways transportation and MarNIS, an integrated project aiming to establish maritime navigation information structure in European waters. A number of projects focus specifically on efficient freight transpiration: Freight-wise aims to establish a framework for efficient co-modal freight transport on the Norwegian ARKTRANS system; e-Freight is a continuation of Freightwise to promote efficient and simplified solutions in support of cooperation, interoperability and con-sistency in the European Transport System; the SMARTFREIGHT project (FP7 – ICT Objective 6.1) addresses the efficiency of urban freight transport. The workshop keynote speaker is Dr. Paolo Paganelli from INSIEL. Dr. Paganelli is the leader of the European project "EURIDICE-European Inter-disciplinary Research on Intelligent Cargo for Efficient, Safe and Environmental-friendly Logistics". EURIDICE is a project seeking to develop an advanced European logistics system around the concept of ‘intelligent cargo’. The workshop includes 14 papers: 12 full papers and 2 posters. The presentations that have been selected are consistent with the two relevant topics and special interest of the workshop on the freight transportation. The papers on Intelligent Vehicle Control Systems include adaptive cruise control and vehicle safety applications, control and navigation of unmanned ground and aerial vehicles. The papers on ITS infrastructure address traffic management systems and vehicle communication. The presentations on freight management are organized into three special sessions and include discussions on dynamic routing of freight vehicles using ITS information; meta-modeling of complex logistics networks and information systems; planning of railway freight transportation; management of transportation of hazardous materials on congested motorways; effect of dispatching policies on the stability and optimality of the logistics networks; decision support for management of flow of goods through the logistic traffic network; and indoor location tracking of forklifts and containers. We would like to thank all the authors for their contribution to this workshop, members of program committee and reviewers for providing their support, sugges-tions and comments on the technical directions, and thorough reviews for the papers. In addition, we would like to acknowledge Professor Walter Ukovich for his efforts in organizing special sessions. Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to ICINCO Organization Committee, with special thanks to Professor Joaquim Filipe, Marina Carvalho and Vitor Pedrosa for their help and assistance in the organization of the workshop. (More)


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