Workshop TCA - First international workshop on Traffic and Cellular Automata


TCA 2010 Workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 21st 2010 from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at "CUP - Centro Universitario Piceno", Colle dell'Annunziata, viale delle Rimembranze, in Ascoli Piceno.

Workshop Chairs

  • Katsuhiro Nishinari (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Andreas Schadschneider (Institute for Theoretical Physics Universitaet zu Koeln, Germany) 

Workshop Program

Tuesday, September 21st 2010

Katsuhiro Nishinari - Traffic&CA workshop opening


Liyun Dong, Peng Zhang and Shi-qiang Dai - Simulation on Vehicle Emission by the Brake-Light Cellular Automata Model


Anna T. Lawniczak and Bruno N. Di Stefano - Multilane Single GCA-w based Expressway Traffic Model


Akiyasu Tomoeda, Ryosuke Nishi and Katsuhiro Nishinari - Clustering and Transport Efficiency in Public Conveyance System


Coffee Break


Maximilian Ebbinghaus, Cecile Appert-Rolland and Ludger Santen - Bidirectional traffic on microtubules


Atsushi Kamimura, Shigenori Matsumoto, Nobuyasu Ito and Toru Ohira - Chase and escape in groups


Takumi Minemura, Katsuhiro Nishinari and Andreas Schadschneider - Productivity enhancement through lot size optimization




Ding-wei Huang - Cellular Automata for a Traffic Roundabout


Xin-Gang Li, Zi-You Gao and Bin Jia - Properties of Cellular Automaton Model for On-ramp System


Ryosuke Nishi, Hiroshi Miki, Akiyasu Tomoeda, Daichi Yanagisawa and Katsuhiro Nishinari -
Inversion of Flux between Zipper and Non-Zipper Merging in Highway Traffic

Coffee Break

Takashi Imamura - Dynamics of a tagged particle in the asymmetric exclusion process with particlewise disorder


Masahiro Kanai - A Velocity-Clearance Relation in the Rule-184 Cellular Automaton as a Model of Traffic Flow


Marko Woelki - Phase transitions in cellular automata for cargo transport and kinetically constrained traffic

Wei-neng Huang and Ding-wei Huang. Cellular Automata for a Cyclic Bus
Tobias Kretz. CA and MAS -- with the NaSch as Example
Rosa M Velasco and Patricia Saavedra. Clusters in Helbing's improved model

Poster section will be held on the area where coffee breaks and lunches take place. It is not scheduled an oral presentation for posters but open discussion with interested participants. Please note that the maximum dimensions of posters to be hung up is A1 format (mm 594 x 841).

Workshop Description

Cellular Automata are powerful tools for modeling complex systems used in various research fields. One of the growing topics for the last few decades is traffic modeling, which includes vehicular traffic on highway networks, city traffic with signal control and public conveyance. The investigation of such systems is important for both practical and scientific reasons. Reducing traffic congestion contributes to economic efficiency and modeling of traffic flow allows for new insights into nonequilibrium systems of self-driven particles.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together interdisciplinary researchers studying traffic-related topics, and discuss methods for modeling, analysis and practical applications. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • traffic modeling (highway and urban traffic, public transport etc.)

  • analytical method
  • computer simulation
  • empirical results, experiments and data analysis
  • engineering applications
  • traffic networks
  • related systems (biological transport, granular flow etc.)

Programme Committee

  • Cecile Appert-Rolland (Orsay, France)
  • Stefania Bandini (University of Milano-Bicocca,Italy)
  • Martin Evans (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Henryk Fuks (Brock University, CA)
  • Rui Jiang (University of Science and technology of China, China)
  • Makoto Kikuchi (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Sven Maerivoet (Transport and Mobility Leuven, Belgium)
  • Shin Morishita (Yokohama National University, Japan)
  • Michael Schreckenberg (Duisburg University, Germany)
  • Shin-ichi Tadaki (Saga University, Japan)
  • Tetsuji Tokihiro (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Peter Wagner (DLR Berlin, Germany)

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