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CIE5804-09: Innovations in Dynamic Traffic Management
Responsible Instructor: J.W.C. van Lint
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x: 0/0/0/4
Education Period: 4
Start Education: 4
Exam Period: 4, 5
Course Language: English
Expected prior knowledge: CIE5804 uses CIE4801
CIE5804 uses CIE4821
Course Contents: This course overviews innovations in dynamic (network) traffic management, and particularly in the application of integrated and coordinated traffic management in networks. How we can we control and manage the operations in traffic networks to mitigate the large economical and environmental problems that result from congestion and gridlock?
The course focuses on 4 subjects and will provide many examples and cases to explain these:
(A) Understanding Traffic Network dynamics
- Recap of everything you should know (CIE4801/CIE4821)
- Network dynamics I (from efficient self-organisation to gridlock): phenomena and underlying causes
- Network dynamics II: traffic management solution directions
(B) (Traffic) control basics and approaches
- Qualitative basics: control loops and components; openloop vs feedback; state, measurements and control variables; control notions (stability, observability)
- Classification & characteristics of control approaches along three dimensions: reactive/proactive, input/param adaptation, and open-loop vs feedback
- Corresponding tools and methods (state estimation / prediction / control optimization)
(C) From policy to deployment: designing network management strategies
- The GGB+ approach (basis for network management design)
- Integrated network management (INM) principles
(D) Proof of the pudding: ex post and ex ante evaluation
- Evaluation setup: plan-do-check-act
- Traffic (simulation) model validity
Study Goals: The goal of the course is to learn why and how traffic management is conditional to the efficient operations of traffic in networks and to apply this knowledge in the design and evaluation of an integrated network management plan for a concrete traffic network. Specifically:
- Students learn the dynamics of network traffic operations (network fundamental diagram) and their underlying causes (spillback, capacity drop, user optimal routing)
- Students learn the basic solution directions of traffic management and learn to classify traffic control measures along these directions
- Students learn how to view traffic management as a control process and become familiar with the basic terminology of control theory.
- Students learn to identify and classify traffic control approaches along a few other dimensions (proactivity, adaptivity) and understand the pros and cons of these different classes of approaches
- Students become familiar with the ingredients and workings of advanced traffic management: monitoring, state estimation and prediction and optimization of control algorithms and learn to apply these through concrete examples
- Students learn how to design an integrated network management plan for a concrete case
- Students learn the basic principles of evaluating traffic management measures both ex ante and ex post through an integrated excercise
Education Method: lectures
individual (or group) excercises
Literature and Study Materials: syllabus: Innovations in Dynamic Traffic Management, available ONLY via Blackboard.
Assessment: Written exam
Report exercise
Judgement: Written exam (67%) and report excercise (33%), both should be > 5.
Last modified: 6 November 2013, 15:24 UTC
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