First International Workshop on
Computational Transportation Science

Technical program

List of papers in .pdf

Call for Papers in .pdf
Call for Papers in .txt

Important Dates

Paper Registration Deadline:
May 7, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline (extended):
May 10, 2008
May 17, 2008
Notification of Acceptance:
June 1, 2008
Camera-Ready Submissions:
June 8, 2008
Workshop in Dublin:
July 21, 2008

Contact Information

Email: lgodde at

General Chairperson

Peter Nelson
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Program Chairperson

Ouri Wolfson
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Publicity Chairperson

Laura Goddeeris
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Technical Program Committee

Amr El Abbadi
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Walid Aref
Purdue University, USA
Claus Brenner
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Glenn Geers
National Information Communications Technology Australia
Fosca Giannotti
Institute of Information Science and Technologies, Italy
Le Gruenwald
University of Oklahoma, USA
Christian Jensen
Aalborg University, Denmark
Der-Horng Lee
National University of Singapore
D. T. Lee
Academica Sinica, Taiwan
Harvey Miller
University of Utah, USA
Pitu Mirchandani
University of Arizona, USA
Dino Pedreschi
University of Pisa, Italy
Mahadev Satyanarayanan
Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
Monika Sester
University of Hannover, Germany
Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Pravin Varaiya
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Chip White
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Stephan Winter
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Bo Xu
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


to be held in conjunction with
The 5th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networks and Services

July 21, 2008 - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


*Technical program now available*

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
and the ACM digital library.



In the near future, vehicles, travelers, and the infrastructure will collectively have billions of sensors that can communicate with each other. This environment will enable numerous novel applications and order of magnitude improvement in the performance of existing applications. However, information technology (IT) has not had the dramatic impact on day-to-day transportation that it has had on other domains such as business and science. In terms of the real-time information available to most travelers, with the exception of car navigation systems, the transportation experience has not changed much in the last 30-40 years. During this same time, the miniaturization of computing devices and advances in wireless communication and sensor technology have been propagating computing from the stationary desktop to the mobile outdoors, and making it ubiquitous. Transportation systems, due to their distributed/mobile nature, can become the ultimate test-bed for this ubiquitous (i.e., embedded, highly-distributed, and sensor-laden) computing environment of unprecedented scale. Information technology is the foundation for implementing new strategies, particularly if they are to be made available in real-time to wireless devices such as cell phones and PDAs. A related development is the emergence of increasingly more sophisticated geospatial and spatio-temporal information management capabilities. These factors have the potential to revolutionize traveler services, and the provision and analysis of related information. In this revolution, travelers and sensors in the infrastructure and in vehicles will all produce a vast amount of data that could be interpreted and acted upon to produce a sea change in transportation.

The emerging discipline of computational transportation science (CTS) combines computer science and engineering with the modeling, planning, and economic aspects of transportation. The discipline goes beyond vehicular technology, and addresses pedestrian systems on hand-held devices, non-real-time issues such as data mining, as well as data management issues above the networking layer. CTS applications will improve efficiency, equity, mobility, accessibility, and safety by taking advantage of ubiquitous computing.



The International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science invites submissions of original, previously unpublished papers on CTS issues. Position papers that report novel research directions or identify challenging problems are also invited. Papers incorporating one or more of the following themes are especially encouraged:

- Uncertain information distributed among moving travelers/vehicles and the infrastructure

- Information in pedestrian, biking, and other non-motorized transportation applications

- Ride- and car-sharing using social networks

- Computation of costs of multi-modal traveling

- Information regarding transfers to alternate modes of transportation

- Data mining techniques for travel information

- Dynamic shortest path computations using forecasts

- Human-computer interfaces in intelligent transportation applications

- Privacy and security issues in transportation information

- Social and institutional information related to travel

- Real-time negotiation among travelers

- Mobile artificial-intelligence aspects related to transportation

- Sensor information related to transportation

- Wireless communication with travelers and vehicles



Authors should prepare an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of their full paper. Papers must be in English and not exceed 6 pages double column in ACM SIG format (US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and references. Position papers are limited 4 pages. Each submission should start with: the title, abstract, and names, contact information of authors, type of the submission (research paper or position paper). Authors are asked to register the titles and abstract of their papers in advance. To register or submit a paper, please visit or see the workshop website for more details. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and the ACM digital library. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop.

All papers will be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system. Authors are asked to register the titles and abstract of their papers in advance. To register or submit a paper, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding submission, please email Laura Goddeeris at lgodde at



Registration for the IWCTS 08 will be handled through Mobiquitous. Please visit the conference site to register, and for additional information on nearby accommodations.


Updated by: Laura Goddeeris, lgodde at .