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2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference

17-20 Sept. 2006

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  • Welcome to ITSC 2006!

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):0_1 - 0_5
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  • Banquet and General Information

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  • Committees

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  • Featured Speakers

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):0_12 - 0_14
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    Provides an abstract for each of the featured presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Thanks to Our Sponsors

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  • Short Courses and Technical Tours

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):0_16 - 0_19
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  • Table of contents

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  • PATH at 20 - History and Major Milestones

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1_22 - 1_29
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    The California PATH Program was founded in 1986, as the first research program in North America focused on the subject now known as intelligent transportation systems (ITS). This paper reviews the history of the founding of PATH and of the national ITS program in the U.S., providing perspective on the changes that have occurred during the past twenty years View full abstract»

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  • PATH Investigations in Vehicle-Roadside Cooperation and Safety: A Foundation for Safety and Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration Research

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):9 - 16
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    The California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) has been active in researching vehicle-roadside cooperation since 1988. Through the years PATH's work in automation has spawned a considerable body of research in related topics of safety and vehicle-infrastructure cooperation. These topics are summarized by exemplar projects in areas of heavy vehicle driver assistance, cooperative f... View full abstract»

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  • Policy and Behavior Research at the California Partners for Advanced Highways and Transit (PATH)

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):17 - 22
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    The policy and behavioral research program at California PATH focuses on understanding the role, response, and impacts of advanced transportation technologies. This cross-cutting program brings together a variety of theories, methodologies, and disciplines in answering applied policy and planning questions related transportation technology use and response. Disciplines and approaches include: engi... View full abstract»

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  • PATH Innovative Research on ITS Technologies and Methodologies for Multimodal Transportation Solutions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):23 - 29
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    Not long after the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) program was established, the program founders determined that a sustainable transportation system should embrace multimodal applications of ITS technologies. The PATH transit research program, benefiting from PATH'S heritage of leading research on ITS and advanced vehicle control and safety systems, investigates a wide... View full abstract»

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  • Development of Methods and Tools for Managing Traffic Congestion in Freeway Corridors

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):30 - 37
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    In this paper we present some of our research findings derived from a series of research activities funded by the California PATH program to commemorate the occasion of the establishment of the PATH program 20 years ago. The major theme woven by these research efforts is the development of more effective traffic management tools that help tame unbridled traffic congestion in California, and the ma... View full abstract»

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  • Optimization of Highway Transport Line Configuration Based on Whole Trip Course

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):38 - 43
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    Along with the quick development of highway passenger transportation, the division of the transport course leads to the low efficiency and poor service quality. And the research of theory and method on highway passenger transportation management evolves slowly, which need study specially. Under the consideration of Whole Trip Course and the concept of the relative inefficient fare, the paper estab... View full abstract»

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  • Analysing the Variability of Transit Users Behaviour with Smart Card Data

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):44 - 49
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    This paper proposes various measures regarding the variability of travel behaviours of transit users. The analyses are performed with smart card data collected over a ten months period. The variability in terms of boarding per day and new stops frequented with the days of travel on the transit network is examined. Data mining techniques are then used to classify days of travel according to the sim... View full abstract»

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  • Automation of Operational Train Control on Regional Branch Lines by a Basic Train Control System

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):50 - 54
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    This paper presents a new kind of train control system for branch lines which are operated by radio-based operational train control. Most branch lines with such operating limitations cannot afford the cost of investment for modern signalling systems. The train control system presented herein is a low cost solution which improves safety and introduces an interesting level of automation without any ... View full abstract»

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  • Real-Time Route Planning of the Public Transportation System

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):55 - 60
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    This paper deals with the real-time regulation of traffic within a disrupted transportation system. We present an approach of ant colony optimization in order to solve a spatial reconfiguration problem of multimodal transport network. It is a multicriteria problem. In fact, it consists of real-time route planning with three criteria to be optimized: The travel time, the travel distance and the pas... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of BRT on Martin Luther King Dr and Madison Road

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):61 - 67
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    From the different urban development scenarios presented and the surveys done by the metro department of Cincinnati, it has been suggested that implementation of BRT on MLK is an option of value. As a part of the preliminary planning process this project is done to obtain the benefit/cost analysis for implementing a new bus rapid transit (BRT) service for a five-mile stretch on Martin Luther King ... View full abstract»

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  • Delay at Controlled Intersections: The Old Theory Revised

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):68 - 73
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    The calculation of delays at an intersection is an old problem that has been studied and solved by many researchers. This paper reanalyzes the problem by using a Markov chain model for the probability distribution of queue length. From the dynamics of the expectation value of the queue length, the authors derive a formula for the delay in fixed time traffic control. The effect of the overflow queu... View full abstract»

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  • Feedback Control Strategy for Isolated Intersections

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):74 - 80
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    Responsive control strategies have been developed in many traffic signal control systems. This study follows the basic strategy development process and combines the feedback control idea with intersection signal control. The control object characters are analyzed firstly by qualitative activity survey. Then intersection operation parameters are classified clearly according to above character analy... View full abstract»

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  • Improved Signal Control for Oversaturated Intersection

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):81 - 84
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    This paper studies signal control logic for isolated intersection in oversaturated conditions. Motivated by the need to improve adaptive control for oversaturated intersection, we examined the existing control logic and proposed enhancements in traffic prediction and delay estimation during system optimization. We demonstrated the effectiveness of the improvements in a simulation experiment where ... View full abstract»

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  • A Mobile Computing Approach to Automatic Traffic Evacuation Management

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):85 - 90
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    In this paper we first introduce our smart traffic evacuation management system (STEMS), an ITS system in development to quickly and efficiently generate dynamic evacuation plans facilitating the rapid evacuation of a city street network in response to a human-induced disaster. We then broaden STEMS to a 2-tier architecture designed to interact with mobile devices. When incidents occur, STEMS auto... View full abstract»

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  • System-Wide Impacts of Green Extension Transit Signal Priority

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):91 - 96
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    Basic green extension transit signal priority (TSP) was implemented on U.S. Route 1 in the Northern Virginia Area. The study investigated the system-wide benefits of green extension TSP operation on the U.S. Route 1 corridor using the INTEGRATION microscopic traffic simulation software. The simulation results indicated that transit signal priority did not result in statistically significant change... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-Based Pedestrian Detection -- Improvement and Verification of Feature Extraction Methods and SVM-Based Classification

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):97 - 102
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    Feature extraction and classification are two of the most important modules of any vision-based pedestrian detection system, since they are critical to the performance of the system as a whole. This paper presents the feature extraction and classification modules of a vision-based pedestrian detection system using a vehicle-mounted monochrome camera. The feature extraction module includes two kind... View full abstract»

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  • Pedestrian Detection Using SVM and Multi-Feature Combination

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):103 - 108
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    This paper describes a comprehensive combination of feature extraction methods for vision-based pedestrian detection in the framework of intelligent transportation systems. The basic components of pedestrians are first located in the image and then combined with a SVM-based classifier. This poses the problem of pedestrian detection in real, cluttered road images. Candidate pedestrians are located ... View full abstract»

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  • Multimodal Stereo Image Registration for Pedestrian Detection

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):109 - 114
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    This paper presents an approach for the registration of multimodal imagery for pedestrian detection when the significant depth differences of objects in the scene preclude a global alignment assumption. Using maximization-of-mutual-information matching techniques and sliding correspondence windows over calibrated image pairs, we demonstrate successful registration of color and thermal data. We dev... View full abstract»

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