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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.

Disrupting Mobility Summit

The group submitted five abstracts for poster presentations in the Disrupting Mobility Summit: A global summit investigating sustainable futures to be held in November, Cambridge MA. All five were accepted. This summit is an interactive forum for leading executives, government representatives, and academics to discuss sustainable futures of transportation. It will bring together around 350 mobility experts from different continents. The program will tackle current trends in mobility by attracting thought leaders from companies, governments and academia. More details about the summit can be found here.

Here is the list of the posters we will present at the summit:

  1. R. Kutadinata, R. D. Das, C. Duffield, S. Jain, 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. Ronald, R. Thompson, R. Kutadinata, S. Winter, “Optimizing shared on-demand passenger and goods mobility.”
  3. Navidikashani, S. Winter, N. Ronald, R. Kutadinata, “Disruptive effects of demand responsive transport systems on mobility.”
  4. 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.”

Mobility Survey Victoria kick-off workshop

On 27 July, we have held a workshop to kick-off the Mobility Survey Victoria project, which is supported by Carlton Connect Initiative Funds. The meeting gathered the chief investigators involved with the project partners to discuss: administrative item, such as commitment to timelines/schedule; potential research outcomes; and the next steps. SMART (Singapore) team joined the meeting via Skype.

Several outcomes of the meeting: the survey is to go live from 1 October to 30 November, following at least a month of internal testing; many potential research directions, including study on households, travel happiness, comparison study of mobility patterns, and data analysis/comparison.

Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transport workshop

This workshop was held on 25 June 2015, bringing together experts from universities in Victoria (University of Melbourne, Monash, RMIT, Swinburne, and La Trobe) and IBM research; sponsored by CCI, MNSI, and MSSI. We discussed the potential of IT for providing smart forms of transport in Victoria in the future (“Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transport”). These experts from various fields (including real-time data mining, machine learning, multi-modal travel planning, behavioural study) agreed to work on an initiative on smart connected transport in Victoria. If you/your organisation would like to join this discussion, please contact us.

2015 iMoD workshop, 20 Feb 2015

On Friday 20 February 2015, the third annual iMoD workshop took place at the University of Melbourne.

Discussions at the 2015 iMoD workshop.

Discussions at the 2015 iMoD workshop.

This year, we have several research students working on the iMoD project, so we had a range of in-depth 20 minute presentations to 5 minute lightning presentations from those who have recently joined the project.

Our subprojects range from comparing simulation tools, simulation of DRT services and feeder buses, understanding mobility from GPS traces, simulating shared passenger/freight services, and providing information for decision making about rideshare options. We also provided updates on our engagement activities (including events such as #infrahack and Melbourne Knowledge Week) and travels (to conferences such as TRB, ITSC, and GIScience). The updates and feedback from industry partners was also very useful.

Over the next year, we will focus on bringing together all these strands, focusing on demand generation for DRT and developing decision support tools to assist decision makers in implementing DRT services in Victoria and elsewhere.

2014 iMoD workshop, 21 Feb 2014

Prof Stephan Winter leading the discussions at the 2014 workshop

Prof Stephan Winter leading the discussions at the 2014 workshop

On Friday 21 February 2014, we held our second half-day iMoD workshop at the University of Melbourne. With 18 attendees representing the academic and industry partner organisations and eight presenters speaking about ride sharing, optimisation, DRT simulation, and real-world implementation, there was plenty of discussion about the achievements of the project in the past year. These included:

Our plans for the next year include developing innovative optimisation algorithms for and simulations of various DRT schemes, making use of real-world data provided by industry partners.

Seamless Multi-Modal Connectivity Colloquium: Emerging Knowledge for Ridesharing

Prof Martin Savelsbergh recently spoke about dynamic ridesharing at the “Seamless Multi-Modal Connectivity Colloquium: Emerging Knowledge for Ridesharing” at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA. The colloquium was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and brought together representatives of government, industry, and academia.  Nine invited speakers helped set the scene during the day by discussing a wide range of topics, from road pricing to van pooling to slugging to real-time on-demand ridesharing.  Breakout sessions focused on obstacles preventing large-scale deployment of ridesharing and schemes to encourage or incentivise ridesharing.