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24th ACM SIGSPATIAL, San Francisco Bay Area 2016

Stephan Winter, Ronny Kutadinata, Yaoli Wang, and Maria Vasardani attended the 24th ACM SIGSPATIAL held in Burlingame, CA.

20161102_214556 Y. Wang, R. Kutadinata, and S. Winter

The team had several papers accepted, both in workshops and the main conference. They are:

Congratulations to the team!



R. Kutadinata presenting the paper “Autonomous car and ride sharing: flexible road trains.”




O. Wolfson, R. Kutadinata, and S. Winter during award ceremony.

The University of Melbourne booth at the 23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne

The University of Melbourne had a booth at the 23rd ITS World Congress, held in Melbourne, which we helped organised. The purpose of the booth is to showcase the ITS research  capabilities at the university and attract interest from industry for potential collaboration.

The booth had many visitors and can be considered a success. There are some discussions for potential projects resulting from the engagement.

A flyer has been produced for this purpose, which can be downloaded here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any inquiries.

In addition, Ronny presented his findings on anticipatory algorithm for shared passenger-freight DRT services, the details of which can be found here.

International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science

Stephan Winter is co-chairing this year’s International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, October 31st, 2016, San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA.

The workshop is aiming to address the prominence of connected automated vehicles technologies in the global auto industry’s near-term growth strategies, of big data analytics and unprecedented access to sensing data of mobility, and of integration of this analytics into the optimization of mobility and transport. In particular, the following themes are encouraged:

  • Collaborative transport, including collaborative multi-modal transport
  • Computational and artificial intelligence aspects of assisted driving, collaborative transport or multi-modal transport
  • Crowd sourcing and participatory sensing in transport
  • Cameras as sensors for trajectory acquisition and event recognition
  • Computer Vision-based information extraction from image sequences
  • Context aware analysis of movement data
  • New processing frameworks for handling masses of transport data (e.g. Hadoop)
  • Uncertain information in collaborative transport and assisted travelling
  • Mechanism design for collaborative behavior
  • Data mining and statistical learning for travel information
  • Human-computer interfaces in intelligent transportation applications
  • Privacy, security, and trust in transportation information
  • Novel applications targeted to health, mobility, livability and sustainability

The workshop is now accepting paper submission until 2 September 2016.

2016 iMod final workshop, 24 Mar 2016

On Thursday 20 March 2016, the fourth and final annual iMoD workshop took place at the University of Melbourne.

As last time, the researchers in the group presented their latest works to the industry partners, including the FMS Victoria project.

In this workshop, the discussion focused on wrapping up the project within this year – how we should deliver our results to the industry partners to benefit their day-to-day operations the most. The industry partners attending the workshop provided useful feedback in this regard.

However, the research students will continue working on their topics, which are still within the umbrella of this project: comparison study between DRT and conventional public transport; social-network based ride-sharing; and understanding mobility from GPS traces.

Best poster at Disrupting Mobility


All 5 posters from our group presented at the summit, while the editor was assessing for the award.

We (Kutadinata, Das, Duffield, Jain, Kotagiri, Kulik, Navidikashani, Rigby, Ronald, Thompson, Wang and Winter, with Kelly and Wallace (Monash University)) have won the Best Poster Award at last week’s Disrupting Mobility, a Global Summit Investigating Sustainable Futures held in Cambridge, MA. Our awarded poster, Shared, Autonomous, Connected and Electric Urban Transport, showed results of various aspects of the ongoing ARC Linkage Project Integrating Mobility on Demand in Urban Transport Infrastructures.

Click on the following list to view the presented posters (as PDF files):

  1. R. Kutadinata, R. D. Das, C. Duffield, S. Jain, R. Kelly, R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, Z. Navidikashani, M. Rigby, N. Ronald, R. Thompson, M. Wallace, Y. Wang, S. Winter, “Shared, autonomous, connected and electric urban transport.” – the big picture of the Linkage Project
  2. N. Ronald, R. Thompson, R. Kutadinata, S. Winter, “Optimizing shared on-demand passenger and goods mobility.”
  3. Z. Navidikashani, S. Winter, N. Ronald, R. Kutadinata, “Disruptive effects of demand responsive transport systems on mobility.”
  4. Y. Wang, N. Ronald, R. Kutadinata, S. Winter, “How much is trust: The cost and benefit of ridesharing with friends.”
  5. S. Jain, N. Ronald, R. Thompson, R. Kutadinata, S. Winter, “Exploring susceptibility of shared mobility in urban space.”

Urban Connectedness: Shaping the Modern City

Stephan Winter, in his other role as Fellow of the Melbourne Networked Society Institute, chaired a panel of speakers on an event of the Melbourne Knowledge Week, on 21 October. This public forum brought together a panel of experts to discuss how the networked society is transforming our cities, and to critically examine how urban connectedness can increase productivity, sustainability and liveability. Intelligent mobility on demand provided an appropriate background.

Visitors from South Korea

From left to right: Yong Geol Kim, Russell Thompson, Jonghak Han, Stephan Winter, Bongman Seo, Ronny Kutadinata, Yaoli Wang, and Zahra Navidikashani.

From left to right: Yong Geol Kim, Russell Thompson, Jonghak Han, Stephan Winter, Bongman Seo, Ronny Kutadinata, Yaoli Wang, and Zahra Navidikashani.

On 27 August 2015, we had academic visitors from South Korea, namely Yong Geol Kim (Kunhwa Engineering & Consulting), Jonghak Han and Bongman Seo (both from the Incheon Development Institute). The purpose of their trip was to investigate the operation of DRT services in Melbourne for the development of possible DRT services in Ganghwa County, Incheon. Currently, some regular bus lines in Ganghwa County are experiencing very low uptake, which sparked their interest of implementing DRT in those low-demand areas away from the city centres. They were particularly interested in the operations of PTV’s Telebus in Lilydale and Flexiride in Yarrawonga. and the government’s approach to handle legal controversies of DRT services. In addition, during the meeting we presented the progress of the project, ideas, and preliminary findings. We will keep in touch with them for future possible collaborations.